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The skies were heavy over the mountains of Mariposa when Josh Mad Calf fastened his daughter into her car seat in the half-back bench of his massive pickup truck. The four-year-old wore a blue knitted hat on her glossy dark head, and her eyes had the glazed blankness of mid-afternoon. "Sleepy, kiddo?" "Don't call me that!" she said, glaring at him. He chuckled and touched her nose. "Okay, rabbit." "Not that, either!" "Okay, wolf-girl." "Dad-DEE!" she complained. "Sorry," he said, grinning, and tucked a few bags of groceries around her feeta handful of supplies for himself and his friend Desi, just in case the threatening snow turned into a blizzard. As he slammed the door firmly, he narrowed his eyes and looked up. Burly blue mountains surrounded the town, and clouds had moved halfway down their sides, hiding the entire line of ridges and most of the still-bare ski runs. They wouldn't be bare long. A few cottony bits of snow were spitting out of the sky, but it would be a few hours until the heart of the storm moved in. By then he and Glory would be tucked into their snug house, a fire roaring in the potbellied stove, soup bubbling on the stove for their supper, a dog snoring on the hearth. A good life. Good enough. In the old days, he'd imagined a woman for himself in that picturea mother for Glorybut that had turned out badly. Very badly. As he headed away from town on narrow roads, he remembered to be grateful. Grateful for simple things like his daughter safe in his care, knowing she'd be fed well tonight and sleep in a clean, warm bed. It hadn't always been that way. He looked in the rearview mirror and saw that she'd fallen asleep. Her cheeks were rosy, her dark eyelashes a half oval. He could never get over the fragility of her closed eyelids, the sweetness of her perfect skin, her tiny fingernails. Several miles into the mountains, he turned off on an even narrower road, this one dirt, and bumpy. It looped around wooded landscapes alongside a stream, and opened finally into a pristine meadow, with spectacular views of the high, craggy peaks of the San Juan Mountains. Well, there was a view on clear days, anyway. This afternoon, only the blue lower skirts showed beneath blouses of thick clouds. A collection of low outbuildings spread out to the east of the meadow. In the center was a small, neat house built of pine. Smoke came out of the chimney. Josh smiled to himself as he followed the driveway around to the front of the house. Desi would have the kettle on. Maybe he'd have a cup of coffee before heading home. She'd been going through a rough time. As he rounded her house, his smile faded. A grim tableau was playing out in front of the little house. Desi, a tall sturdy woman with a glossy black braid, was standing on her back steps, a rifle in her hand. Her expression was grim. The rifle was pointed at Claude Tsosie, Desi's soon-to-be-ex-husband, who also sported a long black br Fiction Fiction eBook, Silhouette
2006, ISBN: 0373275056
Internationaler Buchtitel. In englischer Sprache. Verlag: SILHOUETTE ROMANCES, 250 Seiten, L=169mm, B=108mm, H=18mm, Gew.=122gr, [GR: I-FR - Fiction - Romance], Kartoniert/Broschiert Single father Joshua Mad Calf wasn't a romantic guy--but like his precious four-year-old daughter, he was enchanted by the princesslike Juliet Rousseau. Still, his focus needed to be healing his daughter's emotional wounds, "not" the fire ignited by a beauty with demons of her own… . Visiting Colorado to help her sister through a bitter divorce, Juliet had never anticipated the fierce attraction she felt in the rugged tribal cop's arms. Then her brother-in-law was found murdered and her sister was arrested for the crime. Suddenly more than Juliet's heart was in danger. Could she trust Josh to help her prove her sister's innocence in time?
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ISBN (ISBN-10): 0373275056
Herausgeber: SILHOUETTE ROMANCES
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