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Big Sky Secrets (Parable, Montana #6)

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Self-made tycoon Landry Sutton heads to Hangman Bend's Ranch to sell his land to his brother Zane. Though he's got cowboy in his blood, Landry plans to return to city life before the dust even settles on his boots. Of course, he didn't count on falling for Big Sky Country…or Ria Manning.

Ria's starting to settle into country life herself…until she has a close encounter of
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 31st 2013 by Harlequin HQN (first published January 1st 1992)
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Lisa
Feb 04, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, earc
I believe i am a few books behind on this series but i love Linda Lael Miller's cowboys and i had no trouble picking up this book and reading it on it's own. Landry Sutton in s a self made man who came from a terrible childhood with a wonderful mom who struggled to support him and his brother. Now that's he's been there done that and proven himself in the boardroom he's bought a ranch next to his brothers and is trying to figure out if he can fit in there or if he should go back to the boardroom ...more
The Window Seat
Jan 11, 2014 The Window Seat rated it it was ok
Well, I think it comes time when a reader has moved on from a once favored author and that time has come for me with Linda Lael Miller. I have been disappointed with the Parable Montana series and while book six was better than book five, it did nothing to pull me back into loving the Linda Lael Miller of past series.

Landry Sutton, a self-made business mogul heads to Hangman Bend’s Ranch to sell his share of the ranch over to his brother Zane, our hero from book five. He plans to sell ASAP and g
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Molly
Jan 19, 2014 Molly rated it did not like it
No secrets in this book, unless you count boring and ridiculous. But you kind of know that right away so, no, no secrets! Oh for a book on the level of the McKettricks.

The characters make no sense. Ria, an accountant, decided to run away to Montana and start a flower farm after her husband dies. Can you really make a living selling flowers at a farmers market once a week in no where Montana? It's not like she has a store front of anything.

Landry, the high powered financial wiz, has given up the
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Sammy Nicholas
Jul 17, 2015 Sammy Nicholas rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.
In Three Trees, Montana, Ria and Landry not only dislike each other, but are forced to run into each other regularly being neighbors. When Landry's buffalo escape again, Ria is done being nice. With a runaway niece, estranged father, and difficult aiblings, this book brings a lot of situations and emotions to the table.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read, with really well-done characters and a g
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Ashley Lovett anderson
Feb 13, 2014 Ashley Lovett anderson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, series, humor
Self-made tycoon Landry Sutton heads to Hangman Bend's Ranch to sell his land to his brother Zane. Though he's got cowboy in his blood, Landry plans to return to city life before the dust even settles on his boots. Of course, he didn't count on falling for Big Sky Country...or Ria Manning.

Ria's starting to settle into country life herself...until she has a close encounter of the terrifying kind with a buffalo. Turns out the peeping monster belongs to the cowboy next door...and he has her running
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Shauni
Originally Reviewed For: Tea and Book

Miller is leaving Parable.. *pouts* I love this place and have been looking all over the Montana map to find it.. Kidding (sort of). While I regret saying goodbye to yet another favorite series, it's always nice when an author knows it's time.

Big Sky Secrets tells the story of Landry Sutton, brother of Zane Sutton from Big Sky Wedding, and Ria Manning, newcomer. These two connect with all the LLM glory. Funny and witty, charming and whimsical.. two people wit
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Kris - My Novelesque Life
3 STARS

"Self-made tycoon Landry Sutton heads to Hangman Bend's Ranch to sell his land to his brother Zane. Though he's got cowboy in his blood, Landry plans to return to city life before the dust even settles on his boots. Of course, he didn't count on falling for Big Sky country...or Ria Manning.Ria's starting to settle into country life herself...until she has a close encounter of the terrifying kind with a buffalo. Turns out the peeping monster belongs to the cowboy next door - and he has her
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Cocktails and Books
Dec 13, 2013 Cocktails and Books rated it it was amazing
3.5 Cocktails

Big Sky Secrets is the finale of the Parable, Montana series and it’s a great book. The characters are great, and I loved Ria and Landry.

I especially loved the way that the supporting characters were a buffalo, a runaway niece and Ria’s sister and her problems. I also enjoyed getting a glimpse of past characters. I could see someone who hasn’t read the series still being able to sit down and enjoy Ria and Landry’s love story.

I enjoyed that Landry wasn’t even sure if he wanted to sta
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Romancing the Book
Jun 07, 2015 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Julie
Book provided by NetGalley
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

Ria’s prize flowers are in danger of being trampled by Landry Sutton’s buffalo. She’s had just about enough of the arrogant cowboy. It’s time to confront him and set things straight. He may even have to pay her for the damage. But, when Ria finds herself sputtering in front a the man she really doesn’t like, things do not turn out like she expected. In fact, she winds up agreeing to dancing with Landry Sutto
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Dan Curnutt
Jan 03, 2015 Dan Curnutt rated it really liked it
I enjoy Linda Lael Miller's cowboy romance novels, they are always a joy to read. In this installment we are in Three Trees and Parable, Montana where Ria Manning has moved to a small cottage on a few acres of land. She is fleeing the corporate world and the hustle and bustle of big city life. She is always leaving the family business. Her father has died and he left just about everything to her half sister. She and her half sister, Meredith Whittling, don't seem to get along really well at all. ...more
Katrina Epperson
Mar 01, 2014 Katrina Epperson rated it it was amazing
Linda Lael Miller brings a contemporary romance interlaced with humor. I loved this book. I can't remember this author writing a book I didn't love. Her stories have a way of pulling the reader into the story. Is it her well developed characters, sweet flowing plot or her excellent use of imagery? Actually it's all three pulled together. I would recommend this book to anyone.
We meet Ria a young, widowed lady who moved to Parable County Montana after the death of her husband. she had always felt
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Virginia Campbell
Feb 25, 2014 Virginia Campbell rated it really liked it
Author Linda Lael Miller brings her "Parable, Montana" series to a finale with "Big Sky Secrets". Landry Sutton and his older brother Zane had been close when they were young, but by the end of their twenties, their lives were taking widely different paths. Zane hit the rodeo circuit, later having a successful run as a film star. Landry had gone on to a financial career in Chicago, marrying and then divorcing the boss' daughter. Zane had settled back in Montana, and was happily married to the lo ...more
Susan
Feb 23, 2014 Susan rated it it was amazing
I loved this last book in the Parable series. It was a really fun wrap up. When Landry came to Parable he wasn't planning to stay, but life seemed to have other plans for him. Ria had come to Parable on a whim, looking for a new beginning after the death of her husband. The two of them struck sparks off each other from the beginning.

The introduction to Ria sets the tone for the book. She is relatively new to Parable, having bought her farm sight unseen and started a flower growing business. She'
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Carol Malone
Feb 01, 2014 Carol Malone rated it really liked it
Once again the Mistress of Montana writes a poignant cowboy love story. She doesn't do it with bursts of steamy sex catapulting the characters from one bed to another with a smattering of real life mixed in. These characters have well defined with well lived lives that get turned upside down by the flames that leap between them without the intrusion of the sexual escapades dominating the pages of the book. Sex comes, but not until they have established their forever love for each other. Ria, a l ...more
Barb
Jan 25, 2014 Barb rated it it was amazing
The stunning finale of acclaimed series set in Parable, Montana--where love awaits
Self-made tycoon Landry Sutton heads to Hangman Bend's Ranch to sell his land to his brother Zane. Though he's got cowboy in his blood, Landry plans to return to city life before the dust even settles on his boots. Of course, he didn't count on falling for Big Sky Country...or Ria Manning.
Ria's starting to settle into country life herself...until she has a close encounter of the terrifying kind with a buffalo. Turn
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katnick
Jan 22, 2014 katnick rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, first-reads
I won my copy of Big Sky Secrets in a Goodreads giveaway. I requested it because I really enjoyed several previous romance novels by the same author.

Normally, once I pick up a romance, I hardly put it down. With this one I found myself looking for excuses to stop reading, but I had a hard time figuring out why. The writing is good. The main characters are relatable. The setting is interesting. There's a kid and a dog. These are all elements that I look for in a romance, and yet I wasn't engaged
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Mum
Jun 10, 2014 Mum rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Not her best. There were too many twists that seemed to be put there for the convenience of the plot. The buffalo got out only once, the dog adapted easily, and the half-sister was completely illogical. Nothing made sense, so I, too, will not be over-anxious to read the next one.
Marcia
Jan 12, 2014 Marcia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, kindle, library, x2014
I was about to give up on this series because of the repetitive story lines; however, this sixth installment was an excellent story with interesting characters. As always, you know the HEA is coming; but this time, the journey to that end was enjoyable.

Just saw that this is the last in the Parable, MT, series. Sorry the series is ending, but happy it went out on such a good note.

At Ria Manning's flower farm: Twilight turned the famous big Montana sky lavender at the edges, spilling the first thi
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Jennifer Duffey
Jan 10, 2014 Jennifer Duffey rated it really liked it
I received an e-galley of Big Sky Secrets from the publisher for an honest review.

So the other day I mentioned how much I loved Linda's work. Her Big Sky series is definitely one of my favorites, and Big Sky Secrets definitely does not disappoint. This is a book full of emotion. More than once I found myself laughing out loud. A couple of times I had to hold back the tears since the family was around and they always look at me funny when I cry while I'm reading. *shakes head* Crazy I know. The
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Mcfree
Jan 13, 2014 Mcfree rated it liked it
Shelves: looked-at
I am conflicted over this book. Maybe I have burned out on Miller. I think I'm going to find an old book of hers that I really liked and read it to see if it is me or if it is Miller.

Her gift is to draw compelling characters--people we would like to be around. Her good guys are inherently nice.

From my perspective, Miller's construct has been to find a setting, add hero/heroine, add exterior problem, mix in other characters as needed.

Then her next book follows--same setting, a character from pr
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Kim
Feb 11, 2014 Kim rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, western
This is the last of the "Big Sky" books (I.e. this series) and it is the story of Landry Sutton, younger brother of Zane Sutton, and Ria Manning. It's pretty typical for the books from this author - hero and heroine with imperfect past, child or adolescent thrown into the mix, true love found, consummated and made permanent in short order. It was a quick, enjoyable enough read, but no real depth or character development. Also, if you read the other Big Sky books, this Landry seems like a total d ...more
Zee Monodee
Jan 07, 2014 Zee Monodee rated it it was amazing
I've read a few of the Parable, Montana books, and I have to say, Big Sky Secrets is by far my favourite of the lot! In fact, I think it might be my fave of Linda Lael Miller, full stop!

Where do I start with this story? For one thing, there was a flowing voice that totally grabbed me in this one. Where sometimes, I have found Ms. Miller's stories a bit hard to get into, this wasn't the case here. From the very first scene onwards, she embroils you into this world with a snap of the fingers. The
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Inga
Jan 04, 2014 Inga rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
My review:

I have read all books in the Big Sky Series and Big Sky Secrets was a good ending for saying goodbye to Parable.

The Big Sky Secrets takes us back to Parable, Montana. Meet Landry who is in Parable, visiting his older brother Zane. When Landry first arrives to Parable, he is having hard time understanding the life on the countryside and he has no plans of staying in Parable. Little does he know. When he meets a widowed Ria,things change. Ria has lost a lot in her life and yet she has ma
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Marlene
Jan 04, 2014 Marlene rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

Big Sky Secrets is the last book in Miller’s Parable Montana series. I’m both sorry to see it end and looking forward to her next series, The Brides of Bliss County, starting in May 2014.

Of course, I’m also looking forward to May, but that’s an entirely different thing.

I’m going to miss catching up with the citizens of Parable. Not just because I’ve enjoyed the vicarious thrill of reading about every single one of their romances, but also because it seems l
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Marcy
May 01, 2016 Marcy rated it really liked it
Self-made tycoon Landry Sutton heads to Hangman Bend's Ranch to sell his land to his brother Zane. Though he's got cowboy in his blood, Landry plans to return to city life before the dust even settles on his boots. Of course, he didn't count on falling for Big Sky Country…or Ria Manning.

Ria's starting to settle into country life herself…until she has a close encounter of the terrifying kind with a buffalo. Turns out the peeping monster belongs to the cowboy next door—and he has her running even
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Pamela Devereux
Jun 26, 2014 Pamela Devereux rated it it was amazing
The final book in the series. Totally enjoyed it. Landry is obsessed with having more because of the way his childhood was. They were poor but his mom always put the boys first. His dad was a wanderer. He said he would never be like that. Ria fell in love with her husband but as the years went by & she couldn't conceive, one day her husband cheated on her. That was the downhill of the marriage. Only it finally ended in the line of fire. Two damaged souls finding its way together. The end wit ...more
Eileen
Mar 11, 2015 Eileen rated it liked it
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Anna's Herding Cats
Linda Lael Miller is quickly becoming one of my go to authors for comfort reads. Big Sky Secrets was a really lovely read. It was my first time with the series and a little different than I was expecting but it was fun, sweet and heart warming read as Ria and Landry have a battle of wills and start embracing their new lives in this little Montana town and maybe each other as well.

I really liked both Ria and Landry. They're just good people that are kind of at a cross roads in their lives. It was
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Tina "coffee and books"
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5

Big Sky Secrets was such a fitting and perfect end to the Parable, Montana series. After the last book Big Sky Wedding I felt a bit cheated and had high hopes that this book would redeem it. It did! I totally loved everything about this book!

On the surface it looked like Landry had it all, but once you looked past what he allowed himself to show the world was an insecure guy who was dealing with so much guilt it weighed him down. I loved the sexy confident man that he ap
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Jo-Anne
May 24, 2016 Jo-Anne rated it really liked it
Shelves: wtr
Ria moved to the country where she had a flower farm. When her neighbor's buffalo got loose and wandered onto her property she was pretty angry especially since this happened more than once.

After meeting her neighbor, Landry, she didn't like his arrogant manner but did find him good looking. Landry had a hard childhood but was very successful as an adult, becoming a self made tycoon. He was tired of the boardroom so after his divorce Landry bought the ranch beside his brother's wanting to see if
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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.

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