"A sweet romance!"
Annie and Jake get off to a bad start when she loses her
way and winds up in the middle of his cattle herd. Then
Jake's bitter enemy, Ben Russell, offers Annie a job as
personal assistant with emphasis on the personal. She turns
it down but doesn't know what she'll do as she had been
counting on the job to get her by. Jake comes into the
restaurant where Annie is sitting trying to figure out what
she will do, and she overhears him saying he needs a cook
badly. Annie immediately says she'll take the job. Jake is
wary as his ex-wife and his mother were both city girls who
didn't bother sticking around when the going got tough. He
figures Annie will be the same way.
Annie relishes the job even though it means a lot of work.
She loves Rainbow Valley and falls in love with Jake but
doesn't feel she has any chance with him. How can she let
Jake know that she's not like his ex-wife or his mother and
that she's worthy of his trust?
When Annie is offered the job of a lifetime, will Jake let
her go or will he beg her to stay? Annie does everything in
her power to let Jake know that one word from him and
she'll stay forever but will that be enough for them to
have a happily ever after?
This beautiful romance was a joy to read. I thoroughly
enjoyed the whole thing from beginning to end. Annie and
Jake were totally likeable characters and I felt they
belonged together. I have enjoyed several of Barbara
Clark's books and know that she'll give a good read. I look
forward to seeing what else she comes up with.
Reviewed by Kathy Boswell
Posted August 11, 2002
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2006