cover image The Rancher: Morgan Ranch, Book 6

The Rancher: Morgan Ranch, Book 6

Kate Pearce. Zebra, $7.99 mass market (309p) ISBN 978-1-4201-4475-8

This welcome addition to Pearce’s Morgan Ranch series is a holiday gift to her fans. Winter is coming to the Northern California ranch as Rachel Morgan returns, fresh out of college and eager to put her engineering degree to work. An abandoned silver mine on the Morgan property needs her skilled assessment before her family can make some decisions about its fate. Unfortunately, part of the mine is on neighboring Lymond land, and there’s been no love lost between the two clans in the past. Cauy Lymond is set on carrying on his late father’s feud with the Morgans, and he’s furious when he spots Rachel checking out the mine. The two are soon sparring over who can be the most stubborn. But even as outdoor temperatures plunge, the heat between Rachel and Cauy rises. Pearce’s fans and contemporary romance readers will want to pick this one up and read it to the end. Agent: Deidre Knight, Knight Agency. (Dec.)