Love Trumps Hate in Diana Palmer’s ‘Denim and Lace’ [REVIEW]


Will a strong-willed rancher be able to overcome the past for a chance at true love? (Photo by Martin Burrow, Flickr)

The socialite and the cowboy. They might be neighbors, but they may as well live on two different planets. With a bitter rift separating their two families, is a romance between these two strong-willed people even possible or is it destined to end in disaster? Find out in Diana Palmer’s Denim and Lace. 

Diana Palmer's DENIM AND LACE

HQN Books

In this classic novel by one of America’s best loved voices in romantic fiction, Diana Palmer explores how past choices can overshadow the present. Bess Samson grew up with a silver spoon in her mouth while rough-and-tumble Cade Hollister worked hard on the ranch next door. As disparate as they both are, they can’t help but feel a mutual attraction. Still, secrets and misunderstandings devastated the friendship their two families once shared, and now all that is left is mistrust and suspicion.

But then a chance encounter and a fatal accident suddenly force Bess and Cade to reevaluate their long held family viewpoints. Will they be able to bury the past and rekindle the hope they both have for a love neither one of them has forgotten?

In Denim and Lace, a novel originally written in 1990, Diana Palmer proves that sooner or later we all have to grow up, face facts, and decide for ourselves just how we want our world to be. Sometimes, we have to swallow our pride and realize that decisions we made in the past weren’t as wise as we originally thought them to be. Only by reconciling our mistakes can we build the future we want to have. Don’t miss this smart, touching, and timeless novel.

Diana Palmer

Diana Palmer
(Photo by Chris Standford)


Diana Palmer is one of the top 10 romance writers in America and the New York Times bestselling author of more than one hundred books, including Defender, Wyoming Ruggedand UntamedShe published her first book in 1979 and currently has more than 115 novels in print.

A Georgia native, Palmer lives in Cornelia with her husband, James Kyle. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Piedmont College and continues to work on her master’s degree in history as time permits.

When she isn’t writing, Palmer enjoys gardening, knitting, crocheting, astronomy, archaeology, and animals. (She has dogs, cats, birds and lizards.) Visit her home on the Web at

By Diana Palmer
384 pgs. HQN Books. $7.99.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

One Response to Love Trumps Hate in Diana Palmer’s ‘Denim and Lace’ [REVIEW]

  1. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    In the spirit of Romeo and Juliet, the Samson and Hollister families have been at each other’s throats for years. So when a member of each family falls for the other, does their romance have any chance at survival? Find out what our reviewer thinks of Diana Palmer’s classic 1990 novel, Denim and Lace, now back in print.

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