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Big Sky Summer (Parable, Montana #4)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  1,679 ratings  ·  166 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, Montana
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ebook, 384 pages
Published June 1st 2013 by Harlequin Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jonetta
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
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SexyBookTimes
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 t ...more
Yodamom
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
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Lisa
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
Lindsey
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 everyo ...more
Debbie
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.
Rhonda
4 STARS

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
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Guilty Pleasures
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
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Donna McBroom-Theriot
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
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Susan
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
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
Kris
3.5 STARS

"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, Montana. And Walker can't ignore that his "act now, think later" passion for Casey has had consequences. Two teenage consequences!
Keeping her children's paternity under wraps has always been part of Casey's plan to give them normal, uncomplicated lives. Now the bes
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Rhayne
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 to connect with it at all.

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Franzi
Im vierten Band der Big Sky Serie von Linda Lael Miller wird jetzt die Geschichte von Casey und Walker erzählt. Ich mag die Bücher der Autorin, es ist immer ein bisschen wie ein Besuch bei Freunden. Sowohl Casey als auch Walker tauchen in den bisherigen Bänden immer mal wieder in Erscheinung, so dass sie für den Leser nicht gänzlich neu sind. Allerdings konnte ich mich für Casey nicht so richtig erwärmen.
Ihre beiden Kinder Shane und Clare sind mitten im Teenageralter, als sie beschließt ihnen di
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Corinna Pehla
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
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Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Aubrey
Book provided by NetGalley for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I really liked this novel. At first I was a little confused with how Casey could have kept her children away from their father Wyatt. As I continued reading I understood more why she did what she did but I never fully liked her as the heroine. I did, however, really like Wyatt. He was a man of integrity and knew what he wanted. He went after what he wanted and didn’t stop till he got Casey.

I foun
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Pamela Devereux
This is Casey & Walker's story. Casey who is a country superstar and Walker who run's the family ranch. They met during rodeo season and she got pregnant with Clare. She made him believe Clare was not him. Unfortunately that was not the case when Shane was born. Casey made a decision and Walker capitulated. Now the kids are teens and Casey wants a slower life. She moves to Parable & the kids consider Walker like an uncle. When they tell the kids that Walker is their Dad & not a test ...more
J. Kirsch
Jul 21, 2014 J. Kirsch rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes romance or contemporary westerns
This sweet, contemporary western-style book set in Montana has all the elements of a great romance story and then some: the way Miller fleshes out not just the main guy and gal, but also the family dynamics involved makes for a satisfying read. Does it adhere to some of the cliches in romance? Maybe, but Miller has a unique way of using language to deftly yet dramatically tell a story that will have your heart 100% absorbed in the characters and their predicaments. And believe me when I say, the ...more
Jasmyn
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
Babs
Slade, the local sheriff in town, finds out the father who would not acknowledge him does so in his will when he passes. He is left half of the man’s ranch and the other half goes to his half-brother Hutch. Saying they do not get a long is an understatement. As Slade is dealing with this issue his step daughter calls and wants to come stay with him for the summer.
Along comes Joslyn back to town after being away for several years. She comes back to make up for her stepfather cheating the town’s f
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Book Binge
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
Barb
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, Montana. And Walker can't ignore that his "act now, think later" passion for Casey has had consequences. Two teenage consequences!
Keeping her children's paternity under wraps has always been part of Casey's plan to give them normal, uncomplicated lives. Now the best way to h
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Marla
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, Montana. And Walker can't ignore that his "act now, think later" passion for Casey has had consequences. Two teenage consequences!

Ke
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Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Review:

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
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Bree T
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 Shan ...more
Deborah

Big Sky Summer is book # 4 in the Swoon-Worthy Cowboy series. I've read and enjoyed each book and loved this one as well. I sure do love sexy cowboys and Linda Lael Miller books. Most of all, I liked catching up with everyone from the previous books. In fact, this one opened with the wedding of sheriff Boone Taylor and Tara Kendall.
Cowboy rancher, Walker Parrish, had a past relationship with country music sweetheart, Casey Elder, that produced two secret children. Not so much a secret, just who
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Zee Monodee
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
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Shauni
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
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Estelle
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
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Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
Linda Lael Miller’s books all have one thing in common; they are comfortable to read. You don’t have to stress out and worry about how your favorite characters are going to end up. You just get comfortable and go along with for a wonderful ride.

That is not to say that I agree with everything her characters do or says. For instance I do not agree with how Casey kept her kids from knowing and having a real relationship with their father. That and a few other scenes that left me a little sad for th
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