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Widow Woman [Kindle Edition]

Patricia McLinn
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"... a strong woman, a dark tormented man, and a love as fierce and irresistible as the Wyoming wind." ~ Mary Jo Putney,  New York Times bestselling author

"Splendid!"  --Bell, Book and Candle

"Incredibly powerful" - 5 Star review

"One of the most entertaining and interesting western historicals I've read in a long time." - Cathy Sova, The Romance Reader

"Wow!... a romance that sizzles!...Powerful love story... Excellent!"--Rendezvous

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1880s Wyoming territory --   Texas cowboy Nick Dusaq signs on at a widow's struggling ranch before discovering that she is unlike any widow woman he's encountered before.

Rachel Terhune's every thought is devoted to her ranch and the people who work it, until the day she sees Nick rising naked from the creek like some ancient river god.

Now the passion that flames between them could destroy them both.

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"An unforgettable read" - 5 Star review

"Tears, laughter, joy and heartache
" - CompuServe Romance Reviews

Editorial Reviews


 "A moving confirmation of the healing power of love" --Romantic Times

Product Details

  • File Size: 920 KB
  • Print Length: 299 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Patricia McLinn (September 29, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00457VKIK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #361,313 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful, moving, and evocative! June 2, 1998
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Patricia McLinn tells a great story, and WIDOW WOMAN, set in the 1880s Wyoming Territory, is a prime example of her considerable talents. The passion between Rachel, the widow woman determined to save her ranch, and Nick, the loner cowhand with dreams of his own, is incredibly powerful. McLinn's mastery of the perfect phrase and her ability to evoke the senses and emotions brings the country and its people alive and makes the reader fall in love with them. A wonderful book and a DARN GOOD read.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Romance November 5, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a wonderful story about two very different people who are drawn together: Nick, a tough Texas cowboy; and Rachel, who's is determined to to keep her ranch against all odds. Although there are good and logical reasons why Nick and Rachel should avoid each other, the chemistry between them is just too strong. Their relationship, along with a tender secondary romance and the harsh beauty of the land surrounding them, make this an unforgetable read.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Love Stories in One Book June 13, 2011
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The story of our Widow Woman Rachel and her true love Nick Dusqat is swift moving and power packed. Strong as the ranch she runs, Rachel has been widowed once when she meets Nick. Her husband was a cruel man, and Nick understands cruelty. His father and brother-in-law were both cruel men. That cruelty has scarred him emotionally.

Rachel ends up a widow twice before she finally gets to keep Nick for herself. In between she tries to keep her ranch going by marrying yet another man she does not love. She and her son and her ranch survive through the worst winter in history, at the cost of the horses she has bred for years and loves so dearly.

The other love story is that of Nicks sister Alba and her beau Davis. Alba shows up late in the book. Davis has been learning and growing under Nick's tutelage since the beginning. Their story is much sweeter than Rachel and Nick's, but just as moving.

The characters are so real you come to know them personally. It's a book you won't want to end.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is a winner September 14, 2012
By mesha
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Loved it! This book was a breath of fresh air after a long dry spell of choosing books with pitiful writing, little or no evidence of editing, and boring plot lines. You will enjoy this book if you like descriptive writing, interesting plots, romance, and proper editing. Buy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Story from Patricia McLinn August 21, 2012
By Selena
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A great story, wonderful characters and plenty of action! Sometimes I felt as though I were watching a movie and other times I felt like I'd landed right in the middle of ranch! If you enjoy Western Historical Romance...or just'll truly enjoy this read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing September 18, 2013
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I can't say enough about this book. It grabs you from start to finish. A total keeper. Nick and Rachel's story has a lot of chemistry but bc of nicks past he is slow to admit he loves her. He wants her but she wants true love this time. Can he risk it all for love, please read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Widow Woman November 9, 2012
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I loved it!!! The story line from the beginning was hot. I could not stop reading. I was up late into the night, I didn't want to stop reading. I have read nearly every one of her books. Any not read are on my list.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good western romance - don't miss it!
Both main characters are strong and I really like that. I like it that the woman is mature and the man, Nick, is strong and his character is both well developed so you have an... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Betty Fortenberry
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed
I have put this book in my collection, and will read it again. An old fashion (for the most part) love story.
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wyoming in the early days. Love the history and the location let...
Just finished. Being from Wyoming I love the history and the way to survival and also the cowboy barons vs the small ranchers
Guess who always works harder and comes out on... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Leigh Fowler
3.0 out of 5 stars Something was missing
In the author's defense, I seem to be overly critical when it comes to westerns. That I was able to finish this one was good for me. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Cindy
4.0 out of 5 stars Widow Woman
This book was very well written. Story was very believable, and characters had true to the era issues. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Stephanie
4.0 out of 5 stars strong willed characters find love with each other.
I like stories of strong woman characters who match up with suitable male character. The characters were real to life
And the story lines interwoven supportable. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Unknown
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reading!!
I could not put this book down. Along with a great love story the author entertains us with the history of the old West which I found very interesting.
Published 23 months ago by Mary Marron
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More About the Author

I write because people heal. And those are the people who fascinate me.

They heal from pinpricks and catastrophes. They heal seamlessly or with scars, hidden or visible. They heal in as many ways as there are things to heal from, then multiplied by the number of individuals there are in this world.

As a journalist, I witnessed moments of "injury" and frequently found myself asking "How does someone get past that?" - whether "that" was pinprick or catastrophe. That question is also at the heart of my stories. What my characters are healing from frequently falls into the realm of wounds most of us carry. That makes the healing no less fascinating and no less admirable than if a character has troubles few of us will ever encounter. (I am piling on with one character right now, and it's starting to make me feel a little guilty.)

I find people often heal from doses of humor, honesty, and being pushed into situations they've been trying to avoid. Since few people will push themselves into situations they've been avoiding (wg), the characters need friends, family, and community willing to push. So my stories have a lot of those elements.
That's why I'm most pleased that my readers say my books blend "laughter and tears" with characters who "live and breathe." I don't have the most focused writing career - contemporary romance, mystery, women's fiction, historical romance, nonfiction - but those elements unite my 30+ titles.

Some say my stories have happy endings. I like to think of each story as being the process of the main characters getting themselves to a point where they can have a happy beginning. Because they've done a lot of healing.

If you enjoy stories about characters learning, growing, and healing, with some humor, sometimes some mystery, and frequently romance, I hope you'll try my books.

For more on what's coming up with my writing, you can sign up for my newsletter at my website:

And if you truly want to know about my childhood, education, and journalism career, click on "Meet Patricia" at the website.

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