MONTANA CREEDS: DYLAN
This second in Miller's Montana Creeds trilogy is as emotionally driven and filled with interesting people as the first. The continuing story arc is nicely maintained, the new mystery reaches a satisfying conclusion and the recurring characters are a pleasure to visit with.
When Dylan Creed's ex abandons their 2-year-old daughter Bonnie in his pickup one night, he realizes the little girl needs at least one responsible parent. Determined to fill that role, Dylan heads home to Stillwater Springs and his lawyer-turned-rancher brother, Logan.
There, he meets up again with librarian Kristy Madison, who he hasn't seen in five years and who broke his heart. Kristy and Dylan can't deny the feelings that seeing each other again revives, but Kristy has her own concerns to deal with, and Dylan has a battle coming when he decides to keep Bonnie from her irresponsible, greedy mother. (HQN, Mar., 384 pp., $7.99)