The Farmer's Wife

The Farmer's Wife

by Lori Handeland

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" . . . a remarkable glimpse into the many relationships people experience in their lives as husbands and wives, parents, children, siblings, friends and lovers." Romantic Times

The secret they've kept can either bring them together or tear them apart.

Youngest sibling and only sister, Kim Luchetti returns to the Illinois family farm after her father's heart attack. Eight years ago she vowed never to come back, believing only distance would allow her to forget the tragedy that broke her heart. Returning means she must face everyone's questions, including those of her first love, Brian Riley, the only one who knows her secret.

Brian has always loved Kim, despite his hurt and anger over her abandoning him when he needed her the most. When she appears at his farm, surprise causes him to tumble off the barn roof and break both his wrists. Kim's guilt makes her agree to move in and help until he is healed. But Kim never wanted to be a farmer's wife and her lack of skills leads to daily humorous disaster.

Laughing together, living together forces Kim and Brian to face the past and their unresolved feelings. Will talking about what happened help them heal? Or will the memories of their heartbreak keep them apart forever?

The Farmer's Wife is the first book in The Luchettis, a six book series by New York Times Best Selling author Lori Handeland. If you enjoy Kristan Higgins and Robyn Carr read The Farmer's Wife today!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015645422
Publisher: Lori Handeland
Publication date: 09/25/2012
Series: Luchetti Brothers Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,756
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Lori Handeland is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with more than 60 published works of fiction to her credit. Her novels, novellas, and short stories span genres from paranormal and urban fantasy to historical and contemporary romance and most recently women’s fiction. Just Once (Severn House, January 2019), her women’s fiction debut, is a richly layered novel about two women who love the same man, how their lives intertwine, and their journeys of loss, grief, sacrifice, and forgiveness.

Lori set her sight on being an author at the age of ten. She remembers sitting at a typewriter before she knew how to type, pecking out a story about a family who went into space. As an only child, her summers were spent with that typewriter, television, and, above all, books. She recalls thinking that if she could write books of her own, she would never run out of books to read. As a young adult, she got sidetracked by the need to make a living. She worked as a waitress and later enrolled in college to become a teacher.

While student teaching, Lori started reading a life-changing book, How to Write a Romance and Get It Published. Within its pages. the author, Kathryn Falk, mentioned Romance Writers of America. There was a local chapter; Lori joined it, dived into learning all about the craft and business, and got busy writing a romance novel. With only five pages completed, she entered a contest where the prize was having an editor at Harlequin read her first chapter. She won.

Lori sold her first novel, a western historical romance, in 1993. In the 26 years since then, she has written eleven novels in the popular Nightcreature Novels, five installments in the Phoenix Chronicles, six works of contemporary romance about the Luchettis, a duet of Shakespeare Undead novels, and many more books. Her fiction has won critical acclaim and coveted awards, including two RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America for Best Paranormal Romance (Blue Moon) and Best Long Contemporary Category Romance (The Mommy Quest), a Romantic Times Award for Best Harlequin Superromance (A Soldier’s Quest), and a National Reader’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal (Hunter’s Moon).

Lori Handeland lives in Southern Wisconsin with her husband. In between writing and reading, she enjoys long walks with their rescue mutt, Arnold, and occasional visits from her two grown sons and perfectly adorable grandson.

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The Farmer's Wife 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Repetition throughout entire book was boring; Everyone was fighting or mad constantly; she regretted the "bad thing" she did like 1000 times in this short book. Would not recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good story it kept me interested. I felt parts you would need tissues. I did like the characters and how she would go back and forth. Some of the other main characters are there so you know it is going to be more, but this is a stand alone book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first I was confused, too many story lines started at one time, but as I got deeper into the book, it was hard to put down. Loved the sheep who thought she was a dog.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this lost love, love found book. Recognized most of the characters from true life. Having lived on a farm most of my life it felt good to read of someone who understood what that means. Supper, anyone?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the book. The relationship she had to fix with her family good, the relationship with the mom and dad good, but the problem with the love of her life i didn't like so much it was too kiddy or childish. I understand how things from your pass can eat at you but she needed to grow up is all I can say
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read, light, but predictable
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Reader_for_LifeTG More than 1 year ago
This sweet story reunited childhood sweethearts. The great thing was it also included their families and the struggles they face. It's a tearjerker and I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At 172 pages, this is a story! Kim left Brian because he wanted to marry her. She loved him too much to tell him the truth about what she had done to their unborn daughter,because once she confessed what she had done, he would hate her. This conflict spurred her to run. She left her friends and family to find a real life away from Brian and his farm. The only reason she had returned after 8 years was her father's heart attack and hospitalization. She did not want to come home for fear that Brian would turn up. I enjoyed this storyline because it supports my belief that the lack of communcation kills relationships....
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the beginning it was a little hard to follow. Then it took till the end of the book to find out what they had done. I did like the book though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick read ,couldn't wait to get to the end.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light reading of love, loss and a farmers life.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story - Two young teenagers who drove off to elope came be without being married and then the girl disappeared for years. Neither would tell what had happened. The story was good enough to keep one's attention and several parts were funny -- a sheep who thought it was a dog!? Could these two reunite? Doesn't seem possible .......
judiOH More than 1 year ago
i loved this book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although, this a cute romance story, I did truly enjoyed this book. I will read more by this author. mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Will read more by this author.