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Publisher's Summary

The town of Promise, Texas, is a good place to live, to raise a family, to spend the rest of your days with the person you love.

Cal Patterson and his wife, Jane, also known as Dr. Texas, certainly think so. The last thing they expect is a threat to their marriage. But in September, disagreements begin to escalate, with the "help" of an attractive young woman who's got her eye on Cal.

After months of emotional upheaval brought on by doubts about their marriage, the two separate, and Jane returns to her childhood home in California, taking their children.

Cal, now alone on his ranch, is forced to confront what he really wants in his life, what he needs. Jane is confronting the same questions.

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©2000 Debbie Macomber;All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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Glad it was short ...

I listen to a lot of Debbie's books and like her. When I'm paying for books, I go for at least 8 hrs, preferably more. I thought this new 'Romance' addition would be a good opportunity to listen to some of the shorter ones. I'll have to say that i was GLAD this one was short. Most of it was arguments ... and the reader did a great job of making them SOUND like arguments! Not a fun listen for me ... Your tastes may differ. ;)

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Typical Macomber....Promises fulfilled

Every Debbie Macomber Book contains enough detail so you know every character and to enjoy every moment of past, present, and upcoming romances, marriages and lives. If you enjoyed Promise, TX as much as I did, this book brings it all together.

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Horrible narrator

In all fairness I couldn’t get through this book. I love Debbie Macomber’s stories but this narrator’s voices were so over exaggerated I couldn’t even pay attention to the storyline. If I could have given it one star I would have.

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Not my favorite storyline. The writing was good.

Story line was weak. I normally really like this author. The characters were didn't have believable responses.

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Awesome!

Ive been reading Debbie's books for years and she has yet to let me down love love love her books

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One of my favorites!

I loved it! So real life happenings, good lessons, well written. Loved the narrator!

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cute story

Easy listen. A gossip fueled little town can ruin things when you have a lack of communication between the people that matter the most.

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An okay book

It was not as good as the other books about Promise. But it ended good as i knew it would.

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Second Time Around

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I bought this book years ago, and thought I'd listen to it again. I enjoyed it just as much as the first time. I love Debbie Macomber's books. I haven't found one I didn't like. This story is so real. I love all the people in Promise, Texas and thank Ms. Macomber for creating such wonderful people to read about. Jane is a Dr. who gave up her practice to raise her family. Cal is a proud down to earth cowboy. The difficulties in Cal and Jane's marriage are definitely believable; they come from small frustrations and careless moments, as marital problems so often do in life. I found myself siding with Jane, of course, but I can see how an argument get so out of hand that one feels like there is no turning back, and what it takes to be the one to start the communication going. This is real life with a happy ending!