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Past Promises

3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  69 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews

In a time when the West hid the treasures of ancient history Jessica Stanbridge was a brilliant paleontologist --- in search of dinosaur bones!


No one would guess that rugged rancher Rory Burnett was an aspiring bard who composed amusing rhymes as he worked the open land.

Jessica's quest went against the rancher's belief that the land should s
Paperback, 369 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Jove
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E.E. Burke
Jan 30, 2015 E.E. Burke rated it really liked it
A range-riding poet and a scholarly paleontologist, could there be a more mismatched romance? Yet somehow, Jill Marie Landis pulls off a heartwarming story that will have you rooting for the future of these two reluctant lovers.

The paleontologist in this case, is a woman. I love that! Hooray for giving us a strong female lead. Jessica Stanbridge and her wise (as well as hilarious) companion Myra set out for Colorado determined to make an important find that will validate her expertise and secure
Jan 13, 2012 Meredith rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, americana
This actually wasn't a bad book: 1890s Colorado, one shy rancher, one woman palentologist. The rancher writes atrocious poetry that the author actually wants us to beleive is not bad. It's worse than bad. Not as sweet as many of Landis's books and I wasn't sold on the heroine.
Apr 20, 2010 Pat rated it liked it
This is not a great story, but I do like the way Jill Marie Landis uses the setting as a part of the story. In this case it is Southwestern Colorado.....beautiful.
Mar 14, 2009 Connie rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book. I will definatly check out more books by this author.
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JILL MARIE LANDIS is the bestselling author of nearly thirty novels which have appeared on the NYT bestseller list, USA Today and other national bestseller lists. She has won numerous awards for her heartfelt characters and sweeping emotional historical romances that include SUMMER MOON and MAGNOLIA CREEK and the Irish Angels Series; HEART OF STONE, HEART OF LIES, and HEART OF GLASS. All of her Hi ...more
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