Nothing seemed to be turning out right. “Stop trying to kid yourself—and me,” Lije snapped. “You’re homesick for city life. But I told you before we were married how much this ranch meant to me. I’m not going to give it up, even for you.”
Diana was hurt. She had loved Lije enough to give up her career; she had really tried hard to adapt to the ranch. And yet that apparently was not enough. Because Lije was not prepared to compromise, there were limits to his love. 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.