GREEN CALDER GRASS
Ty and Jessy Niles Calder are expecting twins when Ty's glamorous and self-centered first wife, Tara, returns to buy Wolf Meadowa purchase considered to be a betrayal to the Calder family.
Determined to win Ty back, Tara maneuvers her way into his life via his interest in Wolf Meadow. Her very presence upsets the smooth-running Calder ranch by sowing the seeds of suspicion and stirring up new jealousies and old dangers. Jessy Calder is in the fight of her life for her husband, her family and her babies.
In the best tradition of Janet Dailey, the bittersweet victory goes to Ty's second wife, but GREEN CALDER GRASS doesn't gift readers with an uplifting happy ending.
The Montana setting is quintessential Dailey, but the plot builds to a senseless murder, then slides quickly into flatly characterized grief. (Jun., 345 pp., $24.00)