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THE RUSTLER
by Linda Lael Miller

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: 1907 Arizona Territory

2008 Historical K.I.S.S. ('Knight In Shining Silver') Hero Award Award Winner

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Welcome back, Yarbros, those bad-boy outlaws turned into heroes! But it's Miller's intrinsic understanding of the West that is the real hero of her novels. Her characters are true to their nature, the era and the place. This story creates lasting memories of soul-searing redemption and the belief in goodness and hope.

Wyatt Yarbro is determined to leave his life of train robbing and cattle rustling behind to join his brother, Rowdy, in Stone Creek, where he can start fresh.

Banker's daughter Sarah Tamlin is everything Wyatt wants in a woman -- smart, proper, beautiful and the key to his redemption. He has no idea that prim Sarah has plenty of secrets. Her father's health is failing, the bank's part-owner wants his share, including her, and the child she gave away 10 years ago is back in town. But Wyatt cares only for what's best for Sarah, and with his own past creeping up behind him, it will be
a fight to hold on to their newfound
love and peace. (HQN, Oct., 374 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: HQN

Published: October 2008

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The Rustler /A Stone Creek Novel/

Submitted by mlacroix on July 22, 2010 - 6:31pm.

Outlaw Wyatt Yarbro is wanting to go straight, he's tired of the outlaw life. He heads to Stone Creek, Arizona where his brother Rob is Marshall. When he gets there he sees Sarah Tamlin and decides right there and then she's going to be his wife. But first he has a job to do, Rob and Sam O'Ballivan deputize him and leave him in charge of Stone Creek, while they go to Haven, Arizona and find themselves some vilianties. Wyatt feels like it's leaving the fox to guard the hen house, but Wyatt knows this is his chance to make something of himself. Sarah Tamlin has secrets, so many secrets that she has to keep them all straight in a little black book. First secret, she's really in charge of The Stockmans Bank. Second secret she and the other ladies of Stone Creek get together and play poker in the back of the saloon. Third secret, she had a child out of wedlock. It isn't until her ex lover brings her son to Stone Creek, that all her secrets start to come out.

This is the third book in the Stone Creek saga and I couldn't put the book down. I really got a feel of how women were treated in the early 20th century. Sarah was a really strong character as was Wyatt. I feel as though all these characters are part of my family.