One night changed them both forever. ...
As Zoe and Matt tussle over the best use of a billionaire's bequest, a deeper question looms: Will one night stand in the way of their spending the rest of their days together?
Six years ago, rodeo cowboy Matt Halderman looked at himself and didn't like what he saw. Especially not after he ran out on that spunky, wide-eyed student he'd just met. He didn't run far, falling into a pre-dawn conversation with a stranger at a Wyoming truck stop. That conversation -- along with seed money that mysteriously arrived just when he needed it -- turned the course of Matt's life. The stranger he'd met in that diner had been billionaire Harold Hopewell. who traveled the world, encountering people and letting their stories touch him. In death, he is giving back, leaving an unusual will filled with life-altering bequests to the people he met along the way.
Zoe Parisi hasn't forgotten Matt or the night he walked out on her. Couldn't even be called a one-night stand, since the man hadn't stuck around for the whole night. She lost her head that night, but it's been squarely back on her shoulders ever since. She's a doctor now and is on track to take over an established practice in Knighton, Wyoming, the much-loved hometown of her grandparents. She'd been sure when she decided to settle in Knighton that Matt would never return to the ranch where he grew up. But now, here he comes, waltzing back into town ... looking just as good as ever and with a bunch of money.
Zoe wants nothing to do with Matt or his good looks ... but his money's a whole different matter. What does he need with this inheritance when he already has so much? She, on the other hand, knows exactly how to use those funds to make desperately needed improvements to medical care for all the people around Knighton.
Wildflowers have to be strong and resilient to bloom amid the rugged western beauty of Wyoming -- and so do the women.
Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers series now!
Prequel — Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry)
Almost a Bride* (Indian Paintbrush)
Match Made in Wyoming* (Fireweed)
My Heart Remembers* (Bur Marigold)
-- A New World (prequel to Jack’s Heart)
Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower)
-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)
Where Love Lives: The Inheritance (Threadleaf Phacelia)
A Cowboy Wedding
* Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set (3 Books in 1)
Reader Reviews for Patricia McLinn’s Wyoming Wildflowers stories:
“Each one was totally different, characters were unique and totally believable! Enjoy!”
“Amazing and touching story.”
"If you love to laugh; love to cry; or love to laugh and cry at the same time, then you'll definitely want to read Almost a Bride."
"Smart, stubborn and irresistible."
“So enjoyable I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.”
“Excellent book! I read it straight in one whole day. Recommend it to anyone!”
”Nothing short of heart consuming and thrilling. I've loved every one and feel like I know the people personally. I can't wait for the next installment.”
About the Author
In addition to her romance and women's fiction books, Patricia is the author of the Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, which adds a touch of humor and romance to figuring out whodunit.
Patricia received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. She was a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.), assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.) and -- for 20-plus years -- an editor at The Washington Post. She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.
She is now living in Northern Kentucky, and writing full-time. Patricia loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another great book. I have recently discovered her books and there has not been one I did not like. I am going through them like. Wildfire
Where Love Lives by Patricia McLinn The Inheritance Collection: Wyoming Wildflowers Series Book Six Dr. Zoe Parisi loves living in Knighton, Wyoming. Even if everyone knows everyone else's business. And then the one person she never thought she'd see again—returns to town. And it looks like he plans in staying. Matt Halderman had been in the rodeo circuit. When he found himself slowing down, he wondered what he would do. A night that began with a beautiful woman and ended in a diner talking to a stranger, changed his life. It was time to go home. Matt was left an inheritance by that stranger and he knew just what to do with it. Buy back his family's ranch and take in old rodeo horses. Zoe needed money to start a program for their small town to help more people and she could only see how Matt's money could fund it. **Sexual content