THE LONE RANCHER
Finch introduced Quin Cahill in a novella in Snowflakes and Stetsons, a prelude to the Cahill family saga. This is a wild western complete with snappy dialogue, laugh-out-loud humor, crazy escapades, danger and most of all, passion.
Since his parents died in an accident Quin has run the family’s 4C Ranch, estranged from his brothers and sister who refused to stay. He’s driven to make the ranch a success and offers to buy the neighboring ranch. Adrianna McKnight left Boston to start a new life as an independent woman. She digs in her heels and refuses to sell, stealing Quin’s fore-man. He pays her back by hiring her cook. The battle lines are drawn, but when their cattle are rustled and then found on each other’s land they are smart enough to realize someone is trying to fuel their feud and the fires of their passion. After clues are dropped about the deaths of Quin’s parents, they band together to find the truth and the entire town waits to see if love or hate will win out. (HARLEQUIN, Nov., 300 pp., $6.25)