Medicine Creek Ranch has been in Cody Butlers family for generations and he is not willing to lose it. However, a large loan payoff is coming due, and Cody currently doesnt have the money.

Ever since his parents death, Cody has run the ranch and raised his 13-year-old sister, Maribeth. Things had been calm, but now disease is threatening to destroy the Medicine Creek herd.

Attorney Shaye Frazier has reluctantly agreed to represent Glenn Hubbard in his efforts to purchase the ranchs surrounding property in Wyoming. Shayes fee will allow her the funds to return to Boston and start up her own firm.

Cody and Shaye dont get off to a pleasant start. Despite trying to keep her distance, Shaye finds herself liking both Cody and Maribeth. To his astonishment, Cody finds himself attracted to this big city attorney.

Combining amiable characterizations with humor and charm, A PLACE CALLED HOME provides a wonderful way to spend a few reading hours. (Nov., 329 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith