Diana Palmer's Cattleman's Pride (3) has an appealing folksy quality. Libby Collins and Jordan Powell have lived on adjoining Texas ranches since they were children. But while Jordan's ranch has thrived, Libby and her brother are about to lose their family property. Their father's malicious widow wants to sell their home out from under them. Although he does try to help Libby keep her home, hero Jordan is unattractively ill-mannered (on many occasions he is curt and rude to Libby), and his relationship with her is volatile to the point of cliché. However, Palmer has a knack for creating interesting plot elements that come together for a satisfying finish.