cover image The Cowboy Takes a Bride

The Cowboy Takes a Bride

Lori Wilde. Avon, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-0-06-204775-5

When Mariah Callahan inherits a small ranch from the cowboy father who abandoned her and her mother, she’s down to her last dime after being fired from the wedding planning job she loved. She heads to Jubilee, Tex., thinking to sell her shabby spread quickly, but is surprised by the connection she feels to the land and to the father she thought she hated. Young widower Joe Daniels, her nearest neighbor, had vowed to hate Mariah, thinking she neglected her father, who was his best friend and mentor—but he can’t deny their sparks, and her side of the story gets under his skin. Wilde (The First Love Cookie Club) fills this series launch with fun repartee and tugs at the heartstrings as Mariah and Joe learn to get past their difficult history. Her fans will be eager to visit Jubilee again. Agent: Jenny Bent, the Bent Agency. (Apr.)