by Janet Dailey

May 2005
ISBN: 0-8217-7541-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

Janet Daileyís paperback release of Calder Promise will leave old fans rushing to the bookstores! This time toddler Laura Calder from the previous books is now a very beautiful woman determined to make her own place in the world. Two things that havenít changed over the years are Lauraís love for beautiful things and her admiration for her fatherís first wife, Tara.

Not wanting to settle for another summer on the ranch, Laura takes off for Europe with Tara for a summer filled with rich men, fancy parties, and a taste of the life she might one day have. It is during one of the famous parties that two men will enter her life and soon be vying for her attention Ė Boone Rutledge, a wealthy Texanís son and Sebastian Dunshill, the Earl of Crawford, who is not quite as fancy as his title would imply.

Upon her return home to the Triple C Ranch and some very real concerns in her small community, Laura will agree to become the bride of one man while fighting her own growing desire for the other.

At the start of this book, I found that I didnít enjoy it nearly as much as I had Calderís previous ones as I was missing all the happenings back home in Montana. I also found that I didnít feel quite the connection for Laura that I thought I should. However, as the book progressed and the storyline moved back to the Triple C, I quickly gained interest in the love triangle and of course in the daily life of the Calder family. This might not be the best book youíll read all summer, but it will certainly do a good job of helping you revisit old friends.

Reviewed in June 2005 by Shelby.

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