Summer Moon

Summer Moon

Book - 2001
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Random House, Inc.
Acclaimed author Jill Marie Landis has gifted readers with award-winning love stories that express the most intimate longings of the human heart. With unique insight and irresistible wit, she breathes vivid life into her characters while depicting superb settings of stunning beauty and realism. Now, in her long-awaited hardcover debut, Jill Marie Landis tells the tender tale of a woman without choices who risks everything for one last chance at happiness.

RANCHER SEEKING WIFE. For Kate Whittington, the modest words of a newspaper ad are the answer to her desperate prayers. Daughter of a dockside harlot and raised in a bleak orphanage, she has no prospects in the unforgiving Maine village of her birth. Correspondence from the lonely Texas widower looking for a mail-order bride sparks tempting dreams of a house, a family, and a future in a land filled with possibilities.

Kate arrives at the magnificent Lone Star Ranch eager to meet her new husband. Instead she is greeted by the news that Reed Benton has been wounded during a raid on a Comanche village and has returned with a prisoner--a wild-looking young boy who may be his long lost son. Even more shattering, however, is the fact that Reed has never heard of Kate, never wrote the searing letters that charmed her heart.

Reed Benton doesn't want a wife. But he does need someone to look after the boy--a bitter reminder of a past ravaged by lies and betrayal. It will take a miracle to heal these two damaged souls . . . or the faith of one woman with nothing left to lose but her heart.

Summer Moon is a deeply moving story of broken promises and new beginnings, crafted by a true master of romantic fiction.

Baker & Taylor
When mail-order bride Kate Whittington, who is desperate to escape her dismal existence in a cruel Maine town, arrives in Texas to meet her new husband, Reed Benton, she is shocked to discover that he has never heard of her, and she becomes determined to melt the bitter rancher's icy heart, in a powerful novel of hope, love, and new beginnings. 50,000 first printing.

& Taylor

When mail-order bride Kate Whittington arrives in Texas to meet her new husband, Reed Banton, she is shocked to discover that he has never heard of her, and she becomes determined to melt the rancher's icy heart.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345440396
Characteristics: 404 p. ; 22 cm


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Mar 26, 2014

Unfortunately could not finish the book since the author felt that using filthy and offensive language would make her book more realistic and edgy. I had read more recent books by this author that I did enjoy but it must have been a fluke as she was obviously just testing the waters to see how her clean books would be accepted. Do not be deceived as she is not a Christian author.

Nov 02, 2010

This story has lots of surprises.


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Nov 02, 2010

sue345678 thinks this title is suitable for 21 years and over


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