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The Ranch She Left Behind (The Sisters of Bell River Ranch #3)

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For one year, Penny Wright is doing whatever she wants. She’s returned to her hometown in Colorado—but not the family ranch—to cross items off her Risk-It List. To her surprise, she’s braver than she thinks, because when she spies a hot newcomer doing something sweet for his daughter, Penny can’t resist kissing him on the spot. Unfortunately, he turns out to be Max Thorpe. ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by Harlequin (first published December 1st 2013)
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Susan
Dec 12, 2013 Susan rated it it was amazing
Very good book. Penny is the youngest of the Wright sisters and the last to return to Colorado. She was eleven when her father killed her mother and she was sent to live with an aunt in California. Now that aunt has passed and Penny is free to live her life. But she doesn't want to go to the family ranch and get mothered by her sisters, so she buys a duplex and rents out the other half to Max and his daughter. Her introduction to Max came when she impulsively kissed him before she knew who he wa ...more
Saly
Rating 3.5 stars
Penny is the youngest Wright sister and after what happened with her parents she was raised by an aunt who had distinct ideas of what was right and wrong and Penny became shy but now her aunt is dead and Penny wants to take chances, she is 27 and live her life and push her limits. So, she sells the house and moves to the town where her two sisters live and buys her own house. Max Thorpe is an architect who is dealing with the loss of his wife (who he was planning to divorce) and
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Kate Vale
Nov 06, 2013 Kate Vale rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Books have to keep me up at night reading reading reading to gain a 5-star, and this one did it! I simply couldn't not continue until I'd reached the end.

Since it's Thanksgiving, here's the mix here for a great read: take one young woman who decides to start living (instead of hiding) and makes a "Risk-It" list. Stir in a delightful 11-yr-old girl hurting from her mom's death (and what she'd said so nastily about the girl's father). Generously add a good-looking architect desperate to reconnect
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Kathryn
Jan 11, 2014 Kathryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This third book in the Bell River Ranch series didn't have the drama of a wacko ex like in the second, or the gritty mystery of the first, but didn't lack charm. Penny is the sister who set aside her life to care for her aged aunt, then returned home with a zealous determination to squeeze a lifetime of activity in a short period. Meeting her tenant Max derails the plans somewhat, but as their romance grows she doesn't seem to mind.

I had assumed this would be the last story, but more will follow
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"This entertaining story contains nicely developed characters: Max's daughter, Ellen, is unique and Penny's nephew, Alec, is quirky and fun". (RT Book Reviews, rated 4 stars)

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Jun 25, 2014 Sammi O'leary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You gotta love kids

I absolutely love the way 's O'Brien writes the support characters. I love Alex and Ellen and the way they interact.
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Since the day Harlequin bought her first novel, Kathleen has published more than 30 titles with them- everything from hot, sexy contemporaries to dark, brooding suspense. Read in more than 30 countries and 29 languages, she's a five-time finalist for the prestigious RWA RITA Award, a winner of the Maggie Award, and a three-time finalist for Romantic Times' Reviewer's Choice.

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Other Books in the Series

The Sisters of Bell River Ranch (6 books)
  • Wild for the Sheriff (The Sisters of Bell River Ranch, #1)
  • Betting on the Cowboy (The Sisters of Bell River Ranch, #2)
  • The Secrets of Bell River
  • Reclaiming the Cowboy
  • The Rancher's Dream

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