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The Rancher (Willow Creek #4)

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Laurel Montgomery wanted a new life, one that didn't include a man. She'd had enough of their pretty lies and broken promises but one night of reckless abandon weeks before taking a job as the new schoolteacher in Willow Creek would come back to haunt her. The man she thought to never see again turns out to be the father of one of her new students. A man so handsome and ru ...more
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Published July 2012 by Lily Graison
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Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Finally Holden gets his happily ever after!

Holden is the Avery man who stayed on the ranch. He has been married and has a young daughter to raise. His wife died in childbirth and he has always wanted a house, home and wife. Now he is ready to move on but he can't take up the wild ways of his brothers because he has to think of his daughter and what she may hear

Out of town, he has an unforgettable evening with a lady but when he decides to track her down, she is gone. Luckily, she turns up in tow
Jane Wildfire
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Great Story

As with the other books in this series, author Lily Graison doesn't disappoint. I love how the Avery family is so close and Lily has a way of bringing the reader in to the family and the wonderful town of Willow Creek. I only wish books were rated like movies so a reader would know what to expect.
Barbara R. Cady
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another hit

The characters in this series continue to be appealing and draw you into the story. Good book for a rainy day.
Amanda Swaney
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Happy Reading

Good read! Really enjoyed this series. Would recommend everyone to read this book. Well worth the read. Have fun reading!
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Aug 28, 2012 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one really.
DNF - 1 Star

I was in the mood for a western and this one sounded good. It was pretty cheap on B&N; $3. I read the GR reviews and they sounded good. A new author to me, so here we go.

Well, the premise was good. I read to the 50% mark and the book just kept going over and over and over the same stuff. We never made any progress, but were filling up pages. We had a man who bought a lady a drink in a saloon. By the end of the evening they had a passionate encounter. They each went their separate
Oct 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Rancher by Lily Graison
Willow Creek Series Book 4
Holden Avery is the one Avery who actually wanted a wife. His wife died ten years ago and he missed having someone to talk with and to help raise his daughter, Alexandra. One night in Missoula gave him a new hope that there was someone out there for him. Problem was how he’d ever find her again.

Laurel Montgomery was a woman on the run. Her last night of freedom found her in a saloon and meeting a handsome man. She may never forget that night o
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG, I am still in love with the Willow Creek people and the Rancher just adds more people for me to love. Its fantastic.

Laurel Montgomery wants a new life, one that doesn't include a man. She has had enough of pretty lies and broken promises. She takes a job as the new schoolteacher in Willow Creek but has one night of reckless abandon before starting the journey to Willow Creek. The reckless night comes back to bit her on her ass. The man she thought never to see again happens to live in Willo
Janice Hougland
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well, I’ve finished another story in this series and I see I’ve only one more to go before the end. I will be sad when it ends as I really have enjoyed this series. This story about Laurel was a humdinger because it reminded me of myself when I was younger, being afraid to go after what I wanted instead of what other people wanted for me, and ending up in some sad places. And I dearly loved Holden, a hero who just wouldn’t give up, no matter what, on the woman he loved. Wow, what a combo!
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great story sad it came to an end but it was confirmed all Avery men happen to be really a very rare item!
Now to the last in the series so far - His Brother's Wife.
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Awesome book!!!!!
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Loved it so much!!
Anthony Horner
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love it, couldn't get enough. A book I will read again and again.
Ahhh, Holden. father, romantic, widow, all stubborn Avery man. love him. Laurel, headstrong, independent, destined to be Holden's.
Lesia Chambliss
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books, western
This might be my favorite in the Willow Creek series, but they have all been great books. I love all the Avery men! I highly recommend the book series!
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Bestselling Western Romance Author Lily Graison
Lily Graison is a USA TODAY bestselling author of historical western romances. Her Willow Creek Series introduced readers to a small Montana town where the west is wild and the cowboys are wilder. Lily also dabbles in contemporary and paranormal romance when the mood strikes and all of her stories range from sweet to spicy with strong female leads and
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Willow Creek (7 books)
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