Lost and Found Groom (A Place Called Home, #1)

Lost and Found Groom (A Place Called Home, #1)

by Patricia McLinn

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A stranger rescues her, then disappears when she needs him most ... until the knock that just sounded at her door ...

"While following a story in distant Santa Estella, hardheaded journalist Kendra Jenner finds herself in the middle of a vicious hurricane. . .and unexpectedly in the arms of a stranger who speaks virtually no English. Fear leads to passion leads to their making a baby, a baby which Kendra fully expects to raise on her own, since her search for Matthew's father – who she only knows as Paulo Ayudor – is a fruitless one. Then, three years later, her "Paulo" shows up out of the blue at her home in Wyoming, speaking the perfect English of an American, and identifying himself as Daniel Delligati. He announces he's come for his son. . .and for her.
"Thus begins a beautifully crafted story revolving around two of the most determined characters you'll ever meet, both of whom want only what is right, and best, for the little boy conceived out of what was perhaps only a desperate affirmation of life in a life-threatening situation. . . or perhaps the beginning of a love that runs deeper than fear and self-doubt and recriminations. Daniel is a hero to die for, at once vulnerable and courageous, gentle and iron-willed. . . . A thoroughly enjoyable read." – Karen Templeton

Patricia says: This review not only thrilled me, but beautifully sets up the story.

"...bursting with wonderful Patricia McLinn romantic touches -- powerful characters, strong interplay and fiery moments" -- Romantic Times

Read all of the A Place Called Home series!
Lost and Found Groom
At the Heart's Command
Hidden in a Heartbeat

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Readers praise A Place Called Home:

"Great romance. Page turner."

"Very intense in places, both with love and adventure."

"So different from other romance novels...amazing."

"Liked the twists and turns."

"I couldn't put it down. I bought the second book, At the Heart's Command. As soon as I finish it, I will buy Hidden in a Heartbeat."

"If you love emotional stories with complex characters, especially strong heroines and heart-stopping heroes, don't miss this!"

"A book you will read more than once."

"Just the right balance of romance, action and mystery."

If you especially enjoy western romances, also try these other books by Patricia:

Bardville, Wyoming series

A Stranger in the Family
A Stranger to Love
The Rancher Meets His Match

Wyoming Wildflowers series
Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (a prequel)
Almost a Bride
Match Made in Wyoming
My Heart Remembers
-- A New World (prequel to Jack's Heart)
Jack's Heart
-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)
Where Love Lives
A Cowboy Wedding

Historical western romance
Widow Woman
Courting a Cowboy

... and east of the Mississippi, try:
The Wedding Series

Prelude to a Wedding
Wedding Party
Grady's 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

Seasons in a Small Town series
What Are Friends For? (Spring)
The Right Brother (Summer)
Falling for Her (Autumn)
Warm Front (Winter)

Romantic Suspense
Proof of Innocence
Price of Innocence (2019)
Ride the River: Rodeo Knights

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452421636
Publisher: Craig Place Books
Publication date: 12/09/2010
Series: A Place Called Home Trilogy Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 329,218
File size: 508 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.

McLinn is the author of more than 45 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, contemporary western romances, contemporary romances elsewhere in the world, historical romances, and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.

She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.

Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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Lost and Found Groom 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like other readers, I found the first chapter confusing about family connections and who the story was about. It's a good story line and the ending was good but the middle part was tiresome and so repetitive that I skimmed through it. From reading this book. I' m not interested in reading about the rest of the family in the sequels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a cliffhanger, but it is one of suspense. What do you do when weeks after a close encounter you find out you're pregnant? If you decide to tell the father, but nobody knows who he is, what do you do? If your family is cursed for grief, what do you do? This story tells the story of two strangers finding each other facing death. They lose each other when they survive the storm that threatened their lives because they forgot they didn't know each other, despite their intimate actions. You know they are in a romance so they're destined to find each other, but when they do their past interferes with trust, belief in life, and the hope of loving. I recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 160 page story of a driven professional network news reporter on assignment that stays during a hurricane to track down a story of a children rescuer, and meets a handsome man that saves their lives. The woman has ISSUES. It takes most of the story for her to work through all the selfish angst of HIS dangerous job and basically doesn't care who she hurts to in order to protect herself. Very repetitive, the man's story and other characters in the story are what keep it moving along.
JAB4422 More than 1 year ago
Quite an exciting beginning to Lost and Found Groom with Kendra, a reporter, trying to find and get a story on the elusive Taumaturgio (Miracle Worker) in Santa Estella when a hurricane hits. She was save from being crushed by a collapsing building by Paulo who stayed with her for a few days and took her to the consulate when the hurricane let up, then left. Kendra was pregnant but was never able to find Paulo to tell him so she raised her son on her own.  Three years later Paulo came to her door in the U.S. but tells her his real name is Daniel. She has a million questions - where has he been, does he know about their son and who is he really? You will have to read this book to find out. I liked this romantic suspense about the trials of Kendra and Daniel (Paulo). The set up in the first chapter hard to follow and couldn't figure out who everyone was - as children or adults. Once I got past that part, I enjoyed the story. The ranch had a big impact on Kendra sounded like a place I would like to visit.  Daniel was an unusual character who I really liked, even though he took off on Kendra after the hurricane. I didn't like Kendra very much she was so reserved and afraid of losing her heart. I found it tiresome. I was hoping Daniel and Kendra would get together but couldn't figure out how Daniel would get through Kendra's wall. Editing would have helped this book read more easily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story and likable characters...highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Patricia McLinn does a nice job of pulling the reader into the story in the first two chapters ... then does an outstanding job is creating an exciting last couple chapters ... but the stuff if the middle is just FLUFF ... a boring effort to make sure this publication is long enough to be called a legitimate novel. I'm not saying this is a bad read, because it's not. But the middle hundred or so pages serve little or no purpose other than to be redundant in so many ways. I won't discourage people from reading this ... just don't hold your expectations too high.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Kendra throughout the book was dealing with a past she couldn't recover from.....til about ten pages from the end and finally had her awakening. Good story...good read.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Has enough twist and turns yonkerp things interesting
IAGrams More than 1 year ago
This review is of Lost and Found Groom by Patricia McLinn. Note: this review contains spoilers! For all of you who have read reviews of this book where the reviewer slammed the heroine Kendra, this review is not like that! I loved this book and Kendra and thought she was fully justified in her actions. And the author did a fantastic job laying everything out. Daniel lied to Kendra about everything from the beginning and when she tried to find him, and even talked to him in one of his other personas, he would not let himself be found. So no, he has no rights and the birth certificate reads “father unknown.” And when he makes an appearance, he is still going behind her back and lying to her. Lies of omission are still lies. I don’t blame her one bit for not trusting him! With that said, this was a wonderful book full of love and trust. Daniel had to go through so much to figure out how to open up, determine what is truly important, and trust and love others. Kendra had already gone through the process, so she could see the changes in Daniel. I hope you love this book as much as I did and stand by Kendra as she protects her son.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't like Kendra. Her charactor thought she could control all life. She would have ruined her son if she finally had not given Daniel a chance and forgave.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GJRA. I enjoyed this story after the 1st chapter, which was very confusing. Kendra needed to be stronger, Daniel was great but he also needed to get over his childhood. I cried and smiled and loved the ending. GJRA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont know how I forgot because it as good the second time as the first. Totally loved it. I am a huge fan of Ms McLinn and this one really pulls you heart strings. Highly recommend this one. CB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the characters although Kendra was a bit of a wimp who took forever to get over her fears of Daniel leaving. The story had 2 figures with painful pasts that they had a difficult time overcoming though one knew they eventually would--otherwise, it would not be a romance novel...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A story of such love and trials. I felt a kinship with Kendra and loved Daniel and Matthew too. A true love so well expressed . Thank you for sharing .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read and recommended Yes, the lead female had many issues and readers want her to get a grip and resolve the issues. Even with that said, the story itself was a very good one and kept my interest from the first raindrop to when the family hoped to break the curse held against them from one generation to the next for decades.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to admit I wasn't sure about it at first but the more I got into it I liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first chapter was really confusing . Must be a better way to write it so it would be easier to understand .
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually really enjoy Patricia Mclinn's books, but I kept wanting to shake the heroine. Liked the hero, loved the kid, her--not so much. Would have rate 2 1/2 stars.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kendra was whiney, needy and annoying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
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I enjoyed this book.