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The Lost Daughter of Pigeon Hollow (A Timbell Creek #1)

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Willa Addison doesn't believe in fairy tales

She's too busy running her mother's diner and raising her wild teenage sister. She doesn't like to dwell on the dreams she once had, dreams she put on hold. Then Owen Miller walks into her diner and changes her life.

She doesn't know what to think when Owen hands her a letter from her father - a father she thought was dead - reque
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ebook, Harlequin Superromance #1263, 304 pages
Published January 2012 by Harlequin (first published July 1st 1994)
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ButtonsMom2003
Dec 18, 2015 ButtonsMom2003 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Let me start by saying this is the first book I've read by Ms. Cooper. Last night I got an email offering a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I had just finished another book so I thought, why not? I read all kinds of romance related books, from women's fiction to erotic fiction that some would consider smut. Reading is an escape and a way to experience things that I might not want to experience in real life. Once I started reading this book the only reason I stopped was b ...more
Whitney Atkinson
read this because free on kindle without realizing the rest of the series isn't free and pretty much nothing happens in this one

arrrhggghhhh
Vicki
Jan 09, 2016 Vicki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
I loved this book. The main character Grier has a successful business in New York as a person that helps people with their images and their style. She is given a wonderful opportunity to be part of a contest that will provide a Duke with a date from her hometown. Grier never expected to go back to her hometown. It was part of her past that she had no desire to revisit.

When she goes to her hometown she discovers that people and times have moved on. Things have changed and people have changed. Gr
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Melissa
Jan 29, 2014 Melissa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Using "Jane Austen" in the title was a gimmick to get more readers (apparently successful in my case), but really this book has nothing to do with Jane Austen at all. Perhaps I should have realized this sooner when I discovered the main love interest is named Bobby Jack. Still, I did finish it and probably would have liked it more if I wasn't expecting something else from the title.
Jill
Jun 27, 2014 Jill rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-for-me
This book was just ok. The whole thing was extremely depressing. The writing was good but the story just didn't sit well with me :-/
Annette
Apr 28, 2014 Annette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've loved everything I've read from Inglath Cooper, and this was no exception. I did receive this ebook for free in return for my honest review. I would have read it either way.

If you're looking for a fairy tale ending, this is not your book. But if you're looking for a heart gripping, honest, and emotional story, then grab this one up.

At first I thought I was disappointed at the ending. Not the result but that it ended and we didn't get more. But after thinking about it for a little while, I
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Anne OK
Mar 30, 2013 Anne OK rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Anne OK by: Amazon freebie 3/30/13
Shelves: 2013-reads
I really like the tune this one is playing! Introduction novella to three young musicians struggling to make a go of it in Nashville. Nothing new as far as plot goes but the characters are captivating and interesting. The mix works and there's a dog named "Hank" that adds another level of charm. There are hints of success as well as trouble ahead for the trio. An easy and fun-to-read debut. Looking forward to the next release in this continuing series.
Nancy Stopper
Jun 20, 2015 Nancy Stopper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Dragonfly Summer is so many things. It is hope. It is love. It is second chances, and starting over, and it is coming home. I was so excited when I saw that Dragonfly Summer, book 2 in the Smith Mountain Lake series, was coming out and author Inglath Cooper doesn't disappoint. I loved the sights and sounds of Smith Mountain Lake woven into Dragonfly Summer. I wouldn't say that Dragonfly Summer is a love story - its a LIFE story with everything that makes life a wonderful, messy, complicated, won ...more
Denise
And here is where even more of the continuity goes to hell. There is no clear definition of time. The way these novellas read, a total of maybe 6 days has passed. But everything is supposed to be weeks, I'm assuming because she all of a sudden has a bed and cell phone... Where did those come from? And you cannot get a job without ID. Especially not waitressing at a swanky place where famous and wealthy people eat. And that place wouldn't all of a sudden have a stage with budding talent. You can' ...more
D.L.
Feb 08, 2008 D.L. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: someone looking for a heroine with actual problems, not just angst.
My Take:

Though it only ended up with three, I considered giving this book four stars for several reasons. First, it deals with abuse, manipulation, and infidelity- not your usual romance novel light fare. The story has an actual conflict and some suspense, rather than a contrived situation just meant to get our heroes together. Audrey, despite her early mistakes in life, is able to redeem herself. She managed to kick-ass, saving herself and her son, while remaining realistic and with minimal lap
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Anne OK
Jul 06, 2014 Anne OK rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Anne OK by: Ongoing series
Shelves: 2014-reads
Another wonderful installment in Inglath Cooper's "Nashville" series. Thomas has always tickled my fancy from the very beginning and I wasn't disappointed to learn more about him and to meet Lila -- who I really hope gives Thomas his HEA -- and her little girl Lexie. Lexie definitely will steal our heart and at the same time, she's making her mark on Thomas as well. A lovely written short story (way too short, for my liking!) that was absolutely endearing and fun-to-read. Can't wait until the ne ...more
Terisa
Aug 03, 2015 Terisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love this series and the only thing keeping from giving it a five star rating is that it's a series of short stories that always pulls in but then ends on an abrupt cliffhanger where you have to wait patiently for months for the next one to be released.

In part nine Cece and Holden have to overcome an attack from a deranged fan (book 8) that took something that they can never get back. While working on their loss they find a way to hold on to themselves while Cece is approached to h
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Chanpreet
Sep 29, 2015 Chanpreet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story starts off with an explosion (literal) and just goes from there. I've got to say the beginning really caught my attention. I liked CeCe from the moment I met her. She's got guts going after her dreams. I liked how she was so strong even when the odds were stacked against her. She's proud, but not too stubborn to take help when it's offered. She's talented but humble and truly has a good heart. I loved her and Hank Jr., her dog. He was just so adorable. I loved how she cared for him an ...more
Ashley
Feb 21, 2015 Ashley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
A number of things just didn't work for me in this novella. The characters and events just didn't ring true to me. The narrative was clunky and uneven. The writing seemed to get very bogged down in mind numbing useless detail and for a novella that's supposed to hook me into buying the rest of the series, this was just too mundane.

I wasn't a huge fan of the car fire. The way all that played out felt a little contrived and ridiculous. Cece hopping in a truck with two random, strange guys instead
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Anne OK
Oct 06, 2013 Anne OK rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-reads
I have really enjoyed this series set in Nashville where the struggles to survive and make it big are ever present. Cooper has kept my attention throughout each book with easy to like characters, touches of drama, humor and romance. This novella continued the storyline by upping the interest with some shocking revelations for many of the characters before tying my stomach in a huge knot with a cliffhanger from hell. I can't wait for the release of Nashville #4!
Drea (LilyElement Reviews)
I opened this one ready to roll my eyes. I’m no country music fan. Not at all. And when the first few paragraphs were all devoted to how the heroine prays, I was ready to check out. I’m glad I stuck through it.

The writing is good, characters engaging and the pace zooms the reader through the novella. Though the story is told in the first person point of view from both CeCe and Holden, this first installment is all about CeCe trying to get back on her feet after everything she has goes up in flam
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Sherley Vazquez
Mar 20, 2015 Sherley Vazquez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-arc
Ready to Reach

****I was gifted with an ARC of this book for my honest review****


I loved this series. So I actually finished this book like 3 days ago but I was so hooked that I sure did go online and download the following 4 books. I am of course not finished with the series but I had to pull away because I have so many I need to finish as well. But I will be returning to finish the series. I am hearing a rumor about another book... hmmmm I love that it centers around Cece and Barefoot Outl
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Terisa
Jun 09, 2014 Terisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Part 4 takes up where part 3 left off. CeCe, Thomas, Holden, Beck and Case have been shot after a show by an crazed, irate fan that never made it in the music business. One of them will not make it. What the shooter leaves behind in his wake is the grief that those left behind do not know how to deal with, the guilt of living when others have died. As they struggle to become hole again the record company pushes them to complete the obligations that they signed up for.

This one was an emotional r
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Terisa
Jun 09, 2014 Terisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Part 2 takes up where Part 1 stopped with CeCe and Holden waiting outside the pound in hopes that they can get in as soon as someone opens the gate to rescue Hank Junior. Returning home, they find that someone has showed up unannounced that throws a damper in CeCe and Holden’s new found romance. Trying to make the best of things though, they trudge along trying to put their feelings for each other aside. Through someone else’s misfortune, and with them being at the right place at the right time, ...more
Victoria
2 1/2stars

I really wanted to like this book. I mean, it has Jane Austen in the title, country boys, romance...And thats all it had.

Okay I lied, there were other points to the plot, or there tried to be, but it was just swept of in this fast forward, Wizard-of-Oz tornado where we're switching POVs every chapter (not joke every character had a damned say in this book at every damned turn), there were so MANY subplots that were trying to be the focal point and I felt like because there was so much
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Shannon Daniel
Apr 30, 2014 Shannon Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Wonderfully written stars

When I received the email offering this book for free – how could I turn it down? The cover was beautiful, bright, and creative. The blurb was “People say you can’t ever go back. That some of the things that happen to us simply cannot be redone”. Who, at some point in their life, doesn’t want to go back and do it all over?

I read all sub-genres of romance, from women’s fiction to erotica. But this book – it was one of the most moving, heartfelt, and soul searching book
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Anima
May 11, 2014 Anima rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Cooper is a favorite author of mine so when I got an email to read her latest before it's released I was very excited. This book is different from her others, the same special way with words however the feelings are stronger. We have a family living in a relatively small community with three children. As the kids have grown into teenagers they find love, but two of them find that love in somebody that is "different" from them. This family is part of a specific religious community choosing to ...more
Paula  Phillips
May 30, 2013 Paula Phillips rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Are you a country music fan as opposed to a rock n roll girl ? Or do you prefer both like myself ? Not many people in New Zealand are country western fans but myself I love it with awesome artists like Sara Evans , Joe Nichols, Luke Bryan, The JaneDear Girls etc my list could go on and on and I am actually headed on holiday to Nashville in December so I so can't totally wait - it will be awesomenest.
Nashville Part One introduces us to Two Guys, A Girl and her Dog not the Two guys, a Girl and a
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Jennifer-Eve Workman
Sep 24, 2015 Jennifer-Eve Workman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jennifer-Eve by: Goodreads Giveaways
Shelves: 2013
I won this through Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.

While the book was a great, short and well written romance starter, it kind of ended abruptly. And right when it started to pick up on the romance part. I realize it is only part one but it didn't end in a place where one does or should. I get that you want to leave a bit of a cliff hanger but it kind of just stopped instead!

While on her way to make it big in Nashville, CeCe's life becomes a stereo-typical country song: Poor girl goes to Nashvill
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Lisa A
Jun 02, 2014 Lisa A rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy Cliffhanger.. This book takes place right after the shooting. After the last concert a jealous fan shoots, Beck, Thomas, Holden and CeCe.
***SPOILER** Beck does not make it. Holden is in coma for weeks. Thomas and CeCe fair the best physically of the four. CeCe is not taking Beck's death very well. Right before the last concert, he found her with Beck and it wasn't a pleasant parting for the two and she blames herself for the way it ended. She goes back to Nashville without Thomas and Holden
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Margaret Metz
Sep 13, 2014 Margaret Metz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was hooked by the title just like a lot of people. I wasn't as upset by the lack of direct correlation to Jane Austen because I felt like I related to the main character's love of the author and Pride and Prejudice in particular.

I believed in the characters. They felt genuine and realistic. Nobody was perfect - though there were a lot of attractive people portrayed. ;-)

The message about forgiveness was well done. Nearly all of us have something in our lives we need to make right and move on fr
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Lisa A
Jun 02, 2014 Lisa A rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really like this series, the books keep getting better and better. THis book takes place 19 months later. Holden is whit Sarah, who is recovering great from cancer. Thomas, who is an amazing character and CeCe are performing around Nashville. CeCe is dating Beck, he is the son of Case Phillips a country music superstar. Case wants Thomas and Cece along with his son Beck, to join his tour, a chance of a lifetime. Holden gets an offer from another star to buy one of his songs.
Holden comes back, a
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Terisa
Mar 10, 2015 Terisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nashville Part 8

I absolutely love this series. My only complaint Is that the books just aren’t long enough since it’s done in parts. I almost wish that I hadn’t started reading it until the series was complete because I’m so hooked now that there is no way that I can’t read one when it comes out.

Part 8 is once again about CeCe and Holden but Lila and Thomas are in it a little. Lyla has almost completely recovered from her heart transplant but Thomas is still afraid to leave her to go out of town
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Karen
May 25, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book a long time ago on a deal. It sounded like something I would like and for reasons I can't explain, I just never picked it up to read! Once I finally did, I found I couldn't put it down. I loved the stories of young love, true love and how life sometimes gets in the way. There was a little mystery involved and many life lessons to be learned, most especially about how weaving a web of lies will make a very big mess of things and will also catch up with you in the end. It was ea ...more
Debbie Ballard
Apr 27, 2014 Debbie Ballard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an awesome, wonderful, emotional, heart-wrenching, romantic, love story Crossing Tinker's Knob by Inglath Cooper in an email free from the author.
I absolutely loved reading the story and found myself wanting to continue reading to find out what happens with Becca and Matt. While in high school, Matt has to do his community service at a dairy farm where he meets Becca. As Becca and Matt start seeing each other, their feelings for each other grow. After Matt leaves for college, family o
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Virginia author Inglath Cooper fell in love with reading as a little girl, devouring most of the books in her elementary school library. At some point, she decided she wanted to pursue a writing career, creating romance fiction that did for others what her favorite books have done for her. “I love character-driven books that leave me feeling as if I’ve really known these people and make me wish I ...more
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