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Jordan Buchanan is thrilled that her brother and best friend are tying the knot. The wedding is a lavish affair - for the marriage of Dylan Buchanan and Kate MacKenna is no ordinary occasion. It represents the joining of two family dynasties. The ceremony and reception proceed without a hitch - until a crasher appears claiming to be a MacKenna guest. The disheveled and eccentric professor of medieval history warns that there's "bad blood" between the couple's clans, stemming from an ancient feud that originated in Scotland and involving the Buchanan theft of a coveted MacKenna treasure.

Jordan has always led a cautious life and has used her intelligence and reason to become a successful businesswoman. So she is intrigued but skeptical of the professor's claims that the feud has been kept alive by the grave injustices the Buchanans have perpetrated over the centuries. But when Noah Clayborne, a close family friend and a man who has never let a good time or a pretty girl pass him by, accuses Jordan of being trapped in her comfort zone, she determines to prove him wrong and sets out on a spontaneous adventure to the small, dusty town of Serenity, Texas, to judge the professor's research for herself.

Maneuvering through a close-knit community in which everyone knows everyone else's business, Jordan never anticipates the danger and intrigue that lie in her path, nor the threat that will shadow her back to Boston, where even in familiar surroundings, her life is at risk.

A powerful thug who rules by fear, a man who harbors a simmering secret, and an unexpected romance that pierces all defenses - beloved author Julie Garwood weaves these dazzling elements into a brilliant novel of romantic suspense.

©2006 Julie Garwood (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Loved this story

It is such a great story. I love the times that it took place in. A lot of drama and love and adventure in a perfect combination. I've listened to it three times

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Love Julie Garwood books

ok honestly I didn't care for the voice of Noah Clayborn. Nope, not at all but I still love the book!!!!!

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Love a Good Garwood Novel

I like this storyline. Garwood does not have a cookie cutter pattern. Okay, there are some items in common but the characters are different and the men are not all playboys as this one is. I like that after all these years, she is still able to shock me on who done it!

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Good Story, OK narration

When I saw Joyce Bean was narrator, I thought, "OK!" Because I had enjoyed a previous book narrated by her. Imagine my surprise when I heard her interpretation of men's voices in this story - they sounded like monotone robots. I kept waiting for her to say " Meep, Meep" at the end of every sentence. While I enjoyed the story, the "men" voices started to irritate me.

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Garwood books

Julie Garwood is one of my favorite authors and I have all the Buchannan Series. This is a great read and the audible presentation is great.

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Great Mystery with Love Mixed In!

From the very beginning, I could not stop listening! What a page-turner! The mystery of an ancient Scottish feud weaves through this book with excellent characterization, believable activity of a small Texas town, two murders, and the “shadow dance” of inept local law officials and the FBI. Oh! I almost forgot...! Love flares up in this highly recommended book!

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Recommended

In trying to find out what to do now that she has sold her .com company, Jordan Buchanan decides to get some research material for her BFF & new sister-in-law Kate's sister. Landing in a peck of trouble Nick & Noah Clayborn run to the rescue.

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I own all the hard copies of her books and now I'm listening to them again.

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Love it!!

I love how Julie Garwood ties series together, just a little mention for fans. I also love the twists and turns of the story which leave you guessing who did it.

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Small Town Life

So glad l repurchased on Audible as l now can listen at 1.2 speed and this classic story springs back to life. Author references her For The Roses series with Noah’s last name Clayborne. Our heroine takes the spotlight and not as much Noah as l would have liked. When Nick and Noah rescued Jordan is a classic scene in this book and stands the test of time.
Joyce Bean always does the heroine voice so well but her Male voices are not her best feature.
Do not miss her narration of Tammy Hoag Still Waters, my fave of hers. Lol material ms Bean knocks out of the ballpark. The Witness by Sandra Brown is also top drawer narration. Linda Howard Cry No More is not to be missed
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