When the 19-year-old twins who work at Bonny Fairley's fine craft gallery place a personal ad in the paper on her behalf, Bonny is mortified. A personal ad? She's not that desperate! Then the ex-husband who'd abandoned her shows up in town, vowing to win back her heart -- and Bonny starts returning calls and making dates as if her life, not to mention her happiness, depended on it.
Hillary Germaine had plans for her 17th summer. She was going to find a “total” guy and have a magical romance. To her horror, on her 17th birthday, just before the summer began, her parents gave her a plane ticket to Oregon. She left her plush existence in Iowa to help Aunt Fay, owner of the Rainsong Inn. She protested, but then decided to go when her adoptive parents wanted to get rid of her. The summer, it seemed, was a test to discover how well she could make it on her own.
The Morans had to have that cow, for Larnie's sickly mother was about to have a child, and the infant would need milk. Out here in the empty prairie of 1875, only a cow could save its life. But Larnie could not-would not-ask her Papa to get Bessie back for her. She bridled the family's old white mule and rode off bareback after the cow. She was just in time to see the animal join a passing trail herd and lose itself among the thousands of steers.