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Big Sky Summer (Parable, Montana #4)

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  2,231 Ratings  ·  189 Reviews
The "First Lady of the West," #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller, welcomes you home to Parable, Montana-where love awaits.With his father's rodeo legacy to continue and a prosperous spread to run, Walker Parrish has no time to dwell on wrecked relationships. But country-western sweetheart Casey Elder is out of the spotlight and back in Parable, Montan ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 28th 2013 by Harlequin HQN (first published January 1st 2013)
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I really like this series and like it a lot. It centers around a few men and women in the town of Parable, Montana who individually landed here through one circumstance or another. Each has had issues from their past resurface to create obstacles for romance in the present. There is one constant, however...some of the most delectable cowboys west of the Mississippi River.

The Set Up
In this fourth book, Casey Elders, a red-haired, feisty Country & Western singer recently bought a home in Para
Jun 09, 2013 SexyBookTimes rated it liked it
I am a huge fan of Miller’s McKettrick series, but the last few rounds of her books are starting to feel very formulaic. Take a divorced single mom raising kids on her own, step-kids abandoned by biological parents, an abused/neglected dog found in parking lot or side of the road, add a sexy cowboy and a fairly generic small town and stir until done. It’s not that Miller’s latest books are bad. They’re not. They’re well written, sweet romance stories, but every book has started to feel exactly ...more
Jun 23, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, earc
This is book 4 in the continuing Parable, Montana series. If you have been following the series you are probably like me and have been waiting for Walker and Casey's story. Thank goodness Walker has a lot of patience where Casey is concerned because it's been a long long time to a happy ending for these two and upon reading their story you might not be sure there will be one. Both seem to half one foot in and one foot out on their relationship. Casey's kept her two kids paternity under wraps for ...more
Jun 15, 2013 Yodamom rated it really liked it
3.8 stars
It all started with a broken condom, a career and scared cowboy. Walker one fine cowboy and rancher has alway kept the secret Casey wanted. She wanted the world to never know who her children's father was. The pain of watching them grow, and flounder without being able to be there was difficult. It is getting harder to hold his tongue, now that they are living s close. he wants to claim his children.
Casey, a singer, famous and hunted by reporters, wants things to stay as they are. She i
Sep 25, 2013 Lindsey rated it liked it
I always love Linda Lael Miller books, but this is the first one I just couldn't completely get into. I couldn't help it, I just didn't like either Casey or Walker. Even if Casey didn't want to give up her budding career how could she think it would be good or even healthy to deny her children's father? Walker had just as much right to raise those kids as she did. No where does it say you have to marry the person you have kids with or give up your career to have kids. All she did was hurt ...more
Barbara ★
I love Montana so this series really works for me and it has really hot heroes and strong heroines. I like that LLM doesn't do the whole insta-love thing (that just aggravates me).

Country singer Casey Elder can't keep her pants on around Walker Parrish and has turned up pregnant twice already. Unfortunately she withheld that fact from Walker and raised the kids on the road. Now she has moved a stone's throw from Walker and things are heating up.

I love the fact that regardless of the heat betwe
Sep 05, 2013 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story even though I wanted to slap the heroine on the back of the head for being so selfish and also the hero for putting up with her selfishness.
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Rhayne‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

2.5 Stars

Big Sky Summer is book four in the Big Sky series. I am a huge fan of this series and a huge fan of Linda Lael Miller. Unfortunately, I’m not a huge fan of this book. I try to remind myself that it is fiction and that not everything has to be believable. However, there were so many situations in this book that left me shaking my head. That combined with many random parts thrown in for no reason, made it virtually impossible for me t
May 31, 2013 Susan rated it it was amazing
Very good book. There's a lot of heat between Casey and Walker as they now have to deal with their feelings for each other and with the consequences of their longstanding relationship. Casey has been on the road for years, raising her two children as best she could. She's tired of the lifestyle now that she has met all the goals she set for herself. She wants to give the kids a stable home and the chance to go to school and make friends and just live a normal life. She settles in Parable, where ...more
Mar 13, 2013 Rhonda rated it really liked it

Big Sky Summer (Swoon-Worthy Cowboys #4)

I have enjoyed this series. I have read all four so far. It starts with a wedding of Sheriff Boone Taylor and Tara Kendall. We see a lot of the same characters from previous books. I like catching up with old friends seeing what the characters have been doing since the last book.

Walker Parrish was attending the wedding as guest and friend of Boone. His sister does not come to weddings since she was left by the alter when Hutch
called off the weddi
Tina "coffee and books"
Big Sky Summer is the 4th book in super entertaining Swoon-Worthy Cowobys series by Linda Lael Miller. I read a few other reviews saying this wasn't their favorite of the series, but I really enjoyed it, a lot! Granted the premise behind this story is a bit different than the others. It's not just a feel good, happily ever after story - it almost demands you to take choose a side. You either agree with the decision made or you don't, but it's in the past and Ms. Miller does a great job of making ...more
Donna McBroom-Theriot
May 31, 2013 Donna McBroom-Theriot rated it it was amazing
Linda Lael Miller has long been a favorite author of mine. I recently reviewed the wonderful Creed Cowboy series and loved it. When asked to review this series, I knew my only answer was going to be YES! Bring it on!

Linda Lael Miller writes a wonderful story about love and family. She is an expert at developing characters and crafting a sex scene with love and tenderness. And, she incorporates her flare for humor in the most unlikely of situations, 'The spirit might be willing, but the flesh was

Big Sky Summer is book four in the Big Sky series. I am a huge fan of this series and a huge fan of Linda Lael Miller. Unfortunately, I’m not a huge fan of this book. I try to remind myself that it is fiction and that not everything has to be believable. However, there were so many situations in this book that left me shaking my head. That combined with many random parts thrown in for no reason, made it virtually impossible for me to connect with it at all.

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Rachel Brand
Walker Parrish and Casey Elder were once old flames, but even though they had two children together, Casey’s music career has got in the way of their relationship developing into anything serious. But now Casey is back in Parable, Montana and her children are becoming more aggressive with their requests to know the name of their father. Although Walker figured out that he was Clare and Shane’s father, he’s respected Casey’s wish to keep it secret to avoid media scandal. Now that his children ...more
Bree T
Nov 04, 2013 Bree T rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, series
Walker Parrish runs a successful business supplying rodeo horses and bulls and lives on a ranch in Parable, Montana. Recently his former flame, country singer Casey Elder moved to town, bringing with her Walker’s two children, Shane and Clare. Although Walker has known for years that he was their father, Casey managed to convince him that she knew best about raising them, taking them on the road with her as she built her career. Walker has never told anyone and neither has Casey – Clare and ...more
Jun 07, 2013 Marlene rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

The second book in the Parable, Montana series began with a busted wedding. Hutch Carmody stopped his wedding to Brylee Parrish when the poor girl was halfway down the aisle, because he finally got up the gumption to tell her that the marriage would be a terrible mistake. Considering that Hutch marries his high-school sweetheart by the end of Big Sky Mountain he was right.

Brylee’s protective big brother Walker Parrish spends most of Big Sky Mountain and Big
Jun 08, 2013 Shauni rated it really liked it
First things first.. As soon as I finish this review I am headed for Parable MT.. What is it you say? It's not real? Seriously? Who Cares??? - Seriously I want to find this fictitious town.. Cuz I really like what's in the water there!!

Linda Lael Miller continues her Parable series with a delightful story about a complicated love between The rock and The hard place.. Two people who are sure their way is the right way, with little desire to compromise.. 15 years and two children later, decisions
Corinna Pehla
Aug 09, 2014 Corinna Pehla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: liebe
Die Beziehung zwischen Walker Parrish und Casey Elder ist alles andere als einfach. Nicht nur, dass die beiden Eltern von zwei Teenagern sind und niemand dies weiß, Casey die berühmte Sängerin, ist nun auch nach Montana gezogen.
Nun gibt es natürlich einige Dinge zu klären, denn Walker möchte nicht nur der nette Onkel sein, sondern auch zu seiner Vaterschaft stehen. Casey ist alles andere als begeistert und trotzdem versucht auch sie einen Schritt auf den Vater ihrer Kinder zuzugehen. Schließlic
Book Binge
Aug 01, 2013 Book Binge rated it really liked it
I think the gist of this story is . . . “O what tangled webs we weave when first we practice to deceive.” So it was with Singer Casey Elder, at home now in the little town in Montana where she delights in raising her two fatherless children and simply having time to herself out of the spotlight. Her kids are delightful and she is doing a fine job, yet her son keeps asking about their dad to no avail. Her eldest, her daughter, just has stopped asking, yet there is no doubt that she has a hole in ...more
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Jun 07, 2013 Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe) rated it really liked it

I haven’t read a book by Linda Lael Miller in a long while, so when I saw this on Netgalley, I grabbed it. The premise sounded interesting, and I was curious as to how everything would pan out for rancher protagonist Walker. He has two teens that don’t know he’s their father. Now that superstar Casey Elder has settled down in town, Walker is going to see a lot more of those kids of his, but he can’t tell them that he’s their dad! I had a hard time sympathizing with Casey, because she expe
Jun 06, 2013 Andrea rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, read-in-2013
Big Sky Summer is essentially a story of second chances at love and family. I always enjoy a good second chance love story, but this one was a bit of a hard sell. And while I did enjoy the story overall, there are a couple of reasons why I didn't fall quickly into the story and become invested in the romance.

The first reason is that Casey and Walker initially fell in love fifteen years before the story began. And that's fine, as long as I have something to go on and reason to believe in that lov
Jun 06, 2013 Kimberly rated it really liked it
3.5 Big Sky Summer is the fourth book in the Swoon-Worthy Cowboy series and we finally get Walker and Casey’s story. From the moment I stepped back into Parable, Montana I was captivated and consumed this in one sitting. While they can each be read as a standalone I think you’d miss getting to know the folks of this small Montana town. Three word review: Fun, sweet and enjoyable.

With Casey Elder back in town, Walker cannot help but question his decisions regarding their past relationship and the
I'm really tempted to say 3.5 stars here.

Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog

You had me at cowboy.

Walker is a hat-tippin, horse-riding gentlemen with a soft spot for country star, Casey Alder, and her two fantastic kids. Two kids that are his, evidence of two passionate nights with a woman he has been forced to love from afar. Kind of crazy isn’t it? Despite Casey’s popularity, the tabloids and the gossip columnists have not uncovered the fact that her kids were not product of test
Aug 28, 2013 Inga rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
My review:

When I got offered reviewing Big Sky Summer by Linda Lael Miller I did not know what to expect, because I was not familiar with her books at that time. I was glad that I took the opportunity, because I fell in love with the settings and the people of Parable, Montana. Big Summer Sky was well written romance with some real issues real people have to deal with.


Meet Walker, who is a ranch owner and rodeo rider, meet his love at the friend's wedding. Casey was his sweetheart until the
I would give this 2 stars because of Casey's character. But that is not really fair to the book since disliking the character is a me problem.

Ok so I was looking forward to Walker and Casey's story to find out exactly what was what with these two. But I am barely into it, and I already am starting to dislike Casey. I knew from book 2 that her two kids were Walker's and that the kids didn't know it. But to hear now, from Walker's POV, that he wishes he could claim them and that it was Casey's ide
Sep 20, 2016 CecilEmely rated it really liked it
4 Stars!
I would have love a more thorough epilogue. But then, i think i'll read more of them in Big Sky Wedding.

Jul 25, 2013 Crystal rated it it was amazing
Big Sky Summer by Linda Lael Miller features some of my favorite things in a story, small towns, romance, and cowboys. I have had the pleasure of reading all the books in the Big Sky series and I have enjoyed each one. I always love returning to a town to catch up with some of my friends from previous books. Linda Lael Miller does a great job of giving updates on friends from past books in the series as well as telling a wonderful story about the main characters.

Walker Parrish has been spending
This part of the Parable, Montana series didn't feel quite as flowing as the previous ones. I still very much enjoyed Casey and Walker's story, but parts were a bit too much or just not quite enough. Casey is a famous singer and she has settled down in Parable to enjoy life and take it easy after many, many years on tour. The thing is, she has just happened to settle down in the same small town that the father of her two teenage children lives in (and she knows it). To make it more complicated, ...more
Zee Monodee
Jul 23, 2013 Zee Monodee rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance
So this is Book4 in this small-town series, and since I haven't read the first 3 books, I did feel parachuted into the middle of an ongoing soapie where the first chapter felt a tad confusing coz I was trying to make sense of who was who and what had happened. Still, I didn't need another re-read of Chapter 1 to grasp it all, so hats off to Ms Miller there.

I'll admit the blurb also gave me a different idea - I thought that Walker would now come to know that Casey's kids are his. And I thought th
It only get's 4 stars because I love Walker :)

Walker was awesome ,so glad he got his own book ,however I really wish he didn't end of with a complete bitch as a wife,i really felt like he deserved way better then Casey.

Casey is just a selfish bitch who really only care about herself and her singing career ,she didn't think of her kids at all when she lied to Walker about the baby being his ,I really hate her character and I felt like Walker got ripped of in his book ending up with someone like h
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The daughter of a town marshal, LINDA LAEL MILLER is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West. The "First Lady of the West" lives outside Spokane, Washington, where her rescued horses, dogs and cats live the high life.

Published since 1983, Linda was awarded the prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievemen
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