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A Land Called Deseret (Cord & Stacy #4)

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Every novel in this collection is your passport to a romantic tour of the United States through time-honored favorites by America's First Lady of romance fiction. Each of the fifty novels is set in a different state, researched by Janet and her husband, Bill. For the Daileys it was an odyssey of discovery. For you, it's the journey of a lifetime. Your tour of desire begins ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 239 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Thorndike Press (first published August 10th 1979)
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LaRaine is a selfish, spoilt brat, a not even has-been actress with a now failed acting career after botching it the third time for her. Broke and homeless, and moreover desperate, she seeks refuge at Travis McCrea's ranch, which had been part of the film set at which LaRaine was fired from. Gradually LaRaine's self-important, superficial mask melts away as she accustoms herself to rural life, and she quite naturally falls for Travis.

I am really addicted to reformed heroine stories now. Or at le
Jaymy M.
Oct 04, 2014 Jaymy M. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Published in 1979, but no less moving today. Reading "Deseret" I fell in love with Janet Dailey's writing all over again. Have several of her books. Hadn't read this one until now. Found it in the "Little Free Library," along with two others by Dailey. Finished it in one night. Like all of Dailey's work, I couldn't put it down. She knows just how to keep readers titillated. And, of course, she tugs those heartstrings just so.

LaRaine's character development is interesting to experience. Dailey g
Sep 21, 2011 Jacqueline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Success at last! A copy of this finally showed up at the UBS. Now for a reread.

Where oh where did my copy of this book go? Somewhere in the great move of '06 I lost an entire Rubbermaid tub of books. Sad sad face.
Mar 03, 2017 Fabiola rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While reading "For Bitter or Worse" I became interested in the character Travis and after searching, I found out that both book are actually part of the series Cord and Stacy. Since I was in the mood for "Travis", I have decided to skip book number two where he also shows up and read the last one instead - this book.

I liked the way the book is written and the dialogues, and overall think it's a good book.
The heroine is supposed to be a character who doesn't have much in life, neither money nor t
It's like a cinderella story in reverse, LaRaine is a spoiled non-talented actress, whose only merit is her beauty. Thanks to her own selfishness she ends up as a housemaid on Travis' farm. She's terrible for the job, but after some growing up and learning to appreciate the small things in life, LaRaine becomes less insufferable, and I kinda started to like her.

The hero is very patronizing in the beginning, and I never really got why he fell for her, but it's still quite a charming book.
Aug 06, 2013 Tina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I used to read Janet Dailey all the time when I was in my late teens and early twenties. Since then, I haven't really strayed too much into the romance genre, but when I saw this book was based in Utah I decided to give it a try. Dailey wrote a book based in each state of the union early in her career and this book was the Utah effort.

It was a really quick read that followed a pretty basic romance formula. I didn't care for the heroine much, but the story was entertaining.
Lynn Smith
Loved this novel. Remains a favourite to this day and is a keeper on my shelves. Great for Travis to have his own romance and to see the spoilt Lainey have her comeuppance and develop more character to then be able to find and deserve love.
Amie Doughty
Jul 01, 2016 Amie Doughty rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
LaRaine is one of the least sympathetic main characters I've read. Though she does grow and change by the end, she made it hard to like the novel. On the plus side, Dailey managed to keep Travis likeable, no small feat given the genre.

The editing in the Kindle edition is inexcusably bad.
A Utah rancher and his failed-actress common-law wife. The only way this could have been more hilarious is if the rancher were a Mormon and the book culminated in a baptism. MISSED OPPORTUNITY.
Jun 27, 2016 Karine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un bouquin pour entretenir mon anglais de façon ludique, tout en me distrayant... Ce livre a parfaitement réussi son rôle, même si j'ai eu du mal au début à éprouver de l'empathie pour l'héroïne.
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Janet Anne Haradon Dailey was an American author of numerous romance novels as Janet Dailey (her married name). Her novels have been translated into nineteen languages and have sold over 300 million copies worldwide.

Born in 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa, she attended secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska before meeting her husband, Bill. Bill and Janet worked together in construction and land developme
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