The Grandees:Scarred by his father's rejection, Garrett Montez prefers a life of solitude on the prosperous ranch he's built on land bequeathed him by his grandfather. When his housekeeper quits, he is desperate to find another, but not the beautiful woman with gentle eyes and a sweet smile who arrives on his doorstep. Neither his ranch nor his heart needs the kind of trouThe Grandees:Scarred by his father's rejection, Garrett Montez prefers a life of solitude on the prosperous ranch he's built on land bequeathed him by his grandfather. When his housekeeper quits, he is desperate to find another, but not the beautiful woman with gentle eyes and a sweet smile who arrives on his doorstep. Neither his ranch nor his heart needs the kind of trouble she could cause.With nowhere to go, Neely O'Conner must find a job, but handsome and rugged Garrett Montez rejects her the minute he lays eyes on her. More determined than ever, she offers to work for a month without pay, hoping time will change his mind.Does a mysterious woman hold the key to Garrett's love, or can Neely crack through his iron-encased heart and…Promise the Moon?...
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Promise the Moon Reviews
1898 Southern CaliforniaOn the death of her wonderful aunt, Neely O'Conner faces destitution. She needs a job badly and applies for a position as housekeeper. Impressed by her spirit and against his better judgement, the banker entrusted with the task of hiring a new housekeeper, decides to take Neely out to the Montez horse ranch, fully expecting to bring her back to town the next day. The ranch owner, Garrett Montez, is reputedly difficult to work for and the ranch itself is remote, a full day's ride from town. Garrett instantly dismisses her as too young, but her determination and offer to work for nothing on a trial basis make it impossible for him to turn her away.Neely is determined to cope with Garrett's brusque manner and immediately feels a connection with his ward, Mindy, a warm and friendly little girl. She is drawn to the enigmatic Garrett but confused by him. He is harsh and dismissive one minute and then considerate and kind the next. She longs for him, but feels that she must keep her distance as she is only an employee in his house.Garrett`s father never acknowledged him and he has carried the pain and bitterness of that rejection since his childhood, along with a scar that his father inflicted on his illegitimate son. Although Garrett is now a successful rancher, he still carries the stigma of not being good enough. Neely slowly breaks thought his hard barriers with her integrity and strength of character.And then there is the mysterious Lita and the question of what she means to Garrett. She is a bright bird of paradise with no concern for anyone but herself.Earthquakes and lies and misunderstandings threaten to undo Neely and Garrett, keeping the drama and suspense of the story alive through to the end.
Review by JoAnne: This is a well written historical romance set in the Old West that has laughter, tears, love, family, and lots of drama, conflicts and misunderstandings throughout the telling of the story. The feel of living on a ranch and all the hard work it entails as well as how many people it takes to make it successful is beautifully portrayed throughout the book. Neely and Garrett's lives are intertwined almost from their first meeting when Neely is introduced to Garrett as his new housekeeper. There are not only twists and turns in the storyline but many obstacles are thrown at both of them that tend to keep them apart although there are many on the sidelines rooting for their love to prevail. It broke my heart when Neely ran away due to Lita's manipulations as well as the denseness of Garrett not to be able to see what Lita was doing to her. The happily ever after took longer to reach than I expected with many of the misunderstandings continuing even after Neely and Garrett were reunited. I have not read any other books by this author but look forward to doing so. I also can't wait to read the other books in this trilogy and hope that Garrett and Neely play a major part in the continuing story.Favorite Quote: "Garrett hadn't forgotten that episode on the way to Santa Barbara, and he was teasing her. Sinking to a kitchen chair, happiness warmed her heart. Happiness that he'd shared with her the rare lighthearted side of himself.""Heat sluiced through her, and not because of the temperature. Maria went on explaining the menu, unaware of the currents that passed between her and Garrett."
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