“Are you admiring the view?” he asked.
“Yes,” LaRaine agreed without turning. She did not want Travis McCrea to see the brightness of the unshed tears in her eyes. “It’s a vast, beautiful . . . ” The lie stuck in her throat. She could not find anything beautiful about this desolate country. “ . . . nothing.” she finished with cold, blatant truthfulness.
“You could be right.” Travis considered her reply. LaRaine felt his gaze on her. Heat rushed through her body as she realized he was applying the description to her instead of the land—a beautiful nothing! Janet Dailey, who passed away in 2013, was born Janet Haradon in 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa. She attended secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska, before meeting her husband, Bill. The two worked together in construction and land development until they “retired” to travel throughout the United States, inspiring Janet to write the Americana series of romances, setting a novel in every state of the Union. In 1974, Janet Dailey was the first American author to write for Harlequin. Her first novel was No Quarter Asked. She has gone on to write approximately ninety novels, twenty-one of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. She won many awards and accolades for her work, appearing widely on radio and television. Today, there are over three hundred million Janet Dailey books in print in nineteen different languages, making her one of the most popular novelists in the world. For more information about Janet Dailey, visit www.janetdailey.com.