by Bobbi Smith

October 2000
ISBN: 0-8439-4776-4
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Mass Market Paperback

Jenny Sullivan leaves Cole Randall standing at the altar on her wedding day and departs for school in the East. Two years later, Jenny heads home because of her father's sudden death from a riding accident. She is now a well-educated woman and the new owner of her father Paul's cattle ranch the Lazy S.

Cole is named as the executor of Lazy S in Paul's will until Jenny reaches 25, gets married or sells the ranch. He assumes Jenny to sell the ranch and go back east but never expects her to stay and run the ranch.

Lazy S is in dire financial problem and Jenny plans to solve it by turning it into a paying guest ranch. She writes to her best friend, Rose Stanford, in Philadelphia and invites her to bring some friends to visit and be the first bunch of guest to experience Wild West life. Jenny starts furbishing and repairing the bunkhouse to turn it into accommodating quarters. She orders a lot of building materials and sends the bills to Cole for payment.

Cole has no idea why Jenny needs those materials and he rides over to Lazy S to take a look. Jenny is repairing the roof of the bunkhouse dressed in men's clothes. After she explains her plans to Cole, he offers to fix the roof and pays the bills with his own money secretly. When he climbs on the roof, Jenny steps back and nearly falls off the other side. Cole grabs her quickly and hauls her up against him. Bitter memories come back to Cole when he holds this woman who ran away from him two years ago and what Jenny thinks is she wants this man back in her life.

Jenny, the third book in the Brides of Durango series, is another page turner of storyteller Bobbi Smith. The plot is smooth and packed with sexy cowboys, lovely ladies and magnificent scenery. Ms. Smith has created two courageous and daring women (Jenny and Rose) who know and go after what they want. Not only Jenny who gains Cole back but also Rose who finds her true love with a happy-ever-after ending to the story. Fans of Wild West romance must not miss the other two earlier books in the series - Elise and Tessa which feature the other two brides of Durango. Happy reading!

Reviewed in August 2002 by Rose.

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