Published by Simon and Schuster on November 24th 2009
Genres: American West, Historical Romance
After twelve years, the headstrong Annabel McKeige is back in the frontier town of Parable, Nevada. Back to face the husband she left behind...the son she never saw grow to manhood...and the home where her heart broke when she lost a beloved daughter. But her intentioins regarding their marriage are soon clear -- even if her motives are not.Gabe McKeige loved Annabel too fiercely to let a chance like this slip away. But the iron-willed rancher is also too proud to beg -- he didn't twelve years ago, and he won't now. So, Gabe sets out to woo Annabel the only way he knows...with passion-filled kisses and sensual touches that conjure the sweet firestorm of their marriage bed. And Annabel is finding that the man she once left is unbearably hard to resist....
Annabel hasn’t seen her husband or son in twelve years, after losing her beloved daughter she grieved deeply. Wanting to find love again and to have children once more, she comes back to Nevada, (all the way from England) and asks Gabriel for a divorce. However, Gabriel has totally different plans, now that Annabel has returned he has no reason to let her go this time. Gabe always has had a deep love for Annabel, but had too much pride the first time to go after her, this time he wants it to be different. He has no intention of letting her get a divorce, but showing her how strong they are together. After coming back to Parable, Nevada she is eager to see her son that she had to give up. Knowing that she has hurt him deeply she vows to herself to make amends and prove to him that she has always loved him even though she wasn’t always there for him. Things are definitely rocky for this small family but their love is strong and will be proved time and time again, which will only draw them closer together.
I enjoyed this one that Linda Lael Miller has written, it definitely was a deep love story, the kind that always pulls at your heartstrings. I have always loved reading Linda Lael Miller, she writes in a way that takes you back in time to the old westerns, with the plains, and indians and the kind of life that is very different, but which is portrayed so vividly. What I didn’t like about this book was that Annabel didn’t return home sooner, after all she lived in England for about twelve years, and its understandable in some ways, but I just didn’t agree with a mother not raising her son. But I guess its better late than never, and I loved how not only did Annabel and Gabe were driven to forgive one another and become closer as a couple; but Miller also developed a relationship between mother and son, that definitely forced out a tear or two out of me. So if you are looking for a deep, emotional love story that has its tense moment but has a happy ending this one is for you!!!!