Layne MacDonald’s search for the mother who had given her up at birth took her from the world she had always known to a sprawling Nebraska ranch, where the West wove its spell around her. But when she met Creed Dawson, part-owner of the ranch, she was bewildered by his brusque and distant manner. As he taught her to rope, corral, and ride, Layne began to sense the secret anguish that had frozen his heart...and realized to her surprise, that she was falling in love. Only a brave, determined woman would ever reach the passionate man behind Creed’s stern facade...and Layne vowed that she would be the one.
Janet Dailey (1944–2013) published her first book in 1976. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 100 novels and became one of the top-selling female authors in the world, with 300 million copies of her books sold in nineteen languages in ninety-eight countries. She is known for her strong, decisive characters, her extraordinary ability to recreate a time and a place, and her unerring courage to confront important, controversial issues in her stories. You can learn more about Janet at JanetDailey.com.