"Are you sure, baby?"
The father of the bride-to-be noted the concern and confusion on his daughter's face. Just before her walk down the aisle, Judi Monroe overheard a conversation that indicated marrying Sterling Carroll might be a big mistake. Escaping her socialite wedding in Lake Forest, Illinois, she drives west, covering her tracks as she goes. In an isolated corner of Wyoming, she crashes into a tree to avoid hitting a horse and rider on the road. She's rescued by that lone rider - or Ranger, as she fleetingly recalls -- a rugged rancher named Thomas Vance.
Judi just needed some time, to puzzle out the predicament she'd left behind in Illinois. But here she was in the arms of a doubting Thomas, a man with a strong jaw and deep-green eyes. When Judi dodges his personal questions, not to mention his penetrating gaze, Thomas' teenage sister Becky suggests amnesia as an explanation. Judi seizes on this foot in the Diamond V door, and stays on as a caretaker for Thomas' beloved grandmother. Judi finds a family on the Diamond V, even as her "Helga" masquerade slowly unravels. She falls hard for her horse whisperer, fearing her secret will cause him to bolt from her life. As for Thomas, he knows this impostor is lying, not the first time an outsider has betrayed his family. Yet he can't help but trust this sexy, independent, smart woman who has lassoed his heart.
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The Runaway Bride, Book 4 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's The Wedding Series, is a moving, passionate contemporary romance that will captivate fans of Bella Andre, Susan Mallery and Sarah Wilson.
Revisit some of The Runaway Bride characters in A Cowboy Wedding, Book 7 of her Wyoming Wildflowers series.
"Loyal readers know what to expect from a Patricia McLinn book--a strong, emotional story, a solid plot, and characters so real you miss them when the story ends. `The Runaway Bride' is no exception." -- 5-star review
McLinn "creates a fresh approach to the classic amnesia tale, giving Runaway Bride an appealing twist. ... [This] remarkable cast of characters will linger in the reader's memory long after the last page is turned. Very highly recommended." - 5-star review
"A fun quick read that's filled with tenderness and passion. The hero Thomas Vance is sexy and heroic and Judi is lovely." - Goodreads
More 5-Star Praise for The Wedding Series:
"A wonderful series that will make you laugh and cry. Each page is filled with love that will eventually come to the people who so need it. A must read!"
"Full of warmth, understanding of human nature, and great characters. ... A dash of sex here, but not to the point that it overshadows the well thought out storylines. Definitely a feel good experience."
"Great love stories! I laughed and cried! Must read."
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Prelude to a Wedding*
The Runaway Bride
The Christmas Princess
-- Hoops (prequel to The Surprise Princess)
The Surprise Princess
-- Not a Family Man (prequel to The Forgotten Prince)
The Forgotten Prince
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The Wedding Series Box Set Three: Hoops (prequel) and The Surprise Princess
The Wedding Series Box Set Four: Not a Family Man (prequel) and The Forgotten Prince
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About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after ne