One night changed them both forever. …
As Zoe and Matt tussle over the best use of a billionaire’s bequest, a deeper question looms: Will one night stand in the way of their spending the rest of their days together?
Six years ago, rodeo cowboy Matt Halderman looked at himself and didn’t like what he saw. Especially not after he ran out on that spunky, wide-eyed student he’d just met. He didn’t run far, falling into conversation with a stranger in the pre-dawn stillness of a Wyoming truck stop.
That conversation – along with seed money that mysteriously arrived just when he needed it – turned the course of Matt’s life.
Now he’s received a letter announcing that the stranger he’d met in that diner had been billionaire Harold Hopewell. Hopewell had traveled the world, encountering people and letting their stories touch him. In death, he is giving back, leaving an unusual will filled with life-altering bequests to the people he met along the way.
It turns out the recently departed billionaire isn’t done changing Matt’s life. This time with an inheritance that will allow Matt to go home to do something he’s long dreamed of – caring for rodeo horses at the end of their lives.
Zoe Parisi hasn’t forgotten Matt or the night he walked out on her. Couldn’t even be called a one-night stand, since the man hadn’t stuck around for the whole night. She lost her head that night, but it’s been squarely back on her shoulders ever since. She’s a doctor now and is on track to take over an established practice in Knighton, Wyoming, the much-loved hometown of her grandparents.
She’d been sure when she decided to settle in Knighton that Matt would never return to the ranch where he grew up. But now, here he comes, waltzing back into town … looking just as good as ever and with a bunch of money.
Zoe wants nothing to do with Matt or his good looks … but his money’s a whole different matter. What does he need with this inheritance when he already has so much? She, on the other hand, knows exactly how to use those funds to make desperately needed improvements to medical care for all the people around Knighton.
Wildflowers have to be strong and resilient to bloom amid the rugged western beauty of Wyoming - and so do the women
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Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers series!
Prequel — Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry)
* Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush)
* Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed)
* My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold)
-- A New World (prequel to Jack’s Heart)
Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower)
-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)
Where Love Lives (Threadleaf Phacelia)
A Cowboy Wedding
* Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set (Books 2-4)
Wyoming Wildflowers Box Set Two: Jack's Heart and A New World
Wyoming Wildflowers Box Set Three: Where Love Lives and Rodeo Nights
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If you especially enjoy western romances, also try these other books by Patricia:
A Place Called Home series
Lost and Found Groom
At the Heart's Command
Hidden in a Heartbeat
Bardville, Wyoming series
A Stranger in the Family
A Stranger to Love
The Rancher Meets His Match
Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (includes cameos from Wyoming Wildflowers characters)
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Reader reviews for Patricia McLinn’s Wyoming Wildflowers stories:
“Each one was totally different, characters were unique and totally believable!! Enjoy!!!
“Amazing and touching story.”
"If you love to laugh; love to cry; or love to laugh and cry at the same time, then you'll definitely want to read Almost a Bride."
"Smart, stubborn and irresistible."
“… So enjoyable I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.”
“Excellent book! I read it straight in one whole day. Recommend it to anyone!”
”Nothing short of heart consuming and thrilling. I've loved every one and feel like I know the people personally. I can't wait for the next installment.”
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About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after newspaper stints in Rockford, Ill., and Charlotte, N.C. She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.
McLinn is the author of more than 50 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romances and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.
Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.