Linda Lael Miller Welcomes Readers to Mustang Creek in ‘Once A Rancher’ [REVIEW]
October 5, 2016 Leave a comment
When a troubled teen starts heading down a dangerous path, a handsome cowboy steps in to help straighten him out before it is too late. But being a good Samaritan quickly gets complicated when an unexpected threat rises from the shadows in Once A Rancher, the first novel in Linda Lael Miller’s new Carsons of Mustang Creek series.
Using her gift for authentic characterization, Miller introduces us to three unforgettable characters: Slater Carson, a filmmaker and cowboy; Grace Emery, a divorcée and manager of Mustang Creek Resort; and her son, Ryder, a teenager in need of a good male role model.
Sparks fly when Slater and Grace meet, but will their love survive? Their future seems uncertain as they put their romance on hold to search for a former employee who has Grace in his cross hairs. To make matters worse, everyone connected to Grace seems to become a target and no one is safe from harm, not even Slater.
Miller’s rich descriptions of Wyoming’s heritage and landscape only add to the story, providing a breathtakingly beautiful backdrop that is the perfect setting for new love and sinister intrigue.
Readers will be enamored by this thrilling story, its deftly drawn cast, and a mystery that will keep them turning pages late into the night. Welcome to Mustang Creek. This may be your first visit, but it definitely won’t be your last. Miller is that good!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Once A Rancher, Montana Creeds: Tyler, Secondhand Bride, and more than 100 other historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the west. Raised in Northport, Washington, Miller lived in both London and Arizona and traveled the world before she returned to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.
She sold her first book, Fletcher’s Woman, in 1983 to Pocket Books. Since then, she’s written historical, contemporary, paranormal, mystery, and thriller fiction, but ultimately returned to writing novels with a Western flavor and was awarded the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romance Writers of America in 2007 for her devotion to the craft. Now the Hallmark Movie Channel is developing a series based on her Big Sky Country novels.