A TOWN CALLED VALENTINE
A woman looking for a new start, a man whose trust has been shattered and the appeal of a small town add to a story with an old-fashioned sense of community, kindness and affection. Despite the sexy tangle of Emily and Nate’s relationship, this is more than just a romance, it’s also a tale of love in all its aspects.
Emily Murphy never thought she’d return to her mother’s hometown in the Colorado mountains, but after her mother dies and her marriage falls apart, she’s penniless. She returns to Valentine Valley to find a new start. On her first night back, she winds up in a steamy encounter with rancher Nate Thalberg. Despite resolving not to continue the relationship, she does work with him to restore her family’s old homestead for sale. She also works to sort out her own family secrets before she returns to San Francisco. (AVON, Feb., 384 pp., $7.99)