Synopses & Reviews
When Samantha Harrigan attends the local rodeo, she doesn't expect to wind up in jail. But that's what happens when she tries to stop a drunkard from abusing his horse. Tucker Coulter, a handsome local veterinarian, comes to her defense, and both of them are arrested. The charges are dropped, but Sam's troubles have only started...
"One need not be an equine lover to appreciate Anderson's sweet contemporary romance centering on fiercely honest horse rancher Samantha Harrigan and handsome neophyte veterinarian Tucker Coulter, who meet while trying to protect a horse from its abusive owner. Samantha has always cared deeply for her horses, so when they suddenly fall ill, she's distraught; when it turns out they've been poisoned, she's horrified, immediately suspecting that her violent and vindictive ex-husband is the culprit. Unfortunately, the authorities are pointing fingers at Samantha, alleging that she plans to defraud her insurance company. Wary of letting a new man into her life, Samantha nevertheless recognizes that she must call on Tucker to nurse her horses back to health. As he tends to the horses and grows closer to Samantha, Tucker becomes her confidante and champion, realizing that the only way for Samantha to save herself is to catch the offender before the police arrest her. In Samantha, Anderson has created a strong and gentle heroine, and a cast of family and friends proves charming throughout. This smart, wholesome tale should appeal to any fan of traditional romance." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
“Emotionally involving, family-centered, and relationship-oriented.”—Library Journal
“Poignant…romantic through and through.”—Publishers Weekly
When her champion quarter horses are poisoned, Samantha Harrington, the insurance beneficiary, becomes the prime suspect and, with rumors circulating that she is guilty, finds the one person who believes in her innocence, local veterinarian Tucker Coulter. Original.
New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson, known for blending sweetness and sensuality in a poignantly written story (Booklist), delivers a contemporary-set romance that joins the Coulter and Harrigan families
When Samantha Harrigan attends the local rodeo, she doesn't expect to wind up in jail. But that s precisely what happens when she tries to stop a drunkard from abusing his horse. At least she isn t alone. Tucker Coulter, a handsome local veterinarian, comes to her defense and is arrested too.
The charges are dropped, but Sam s troubles have only started. Her champion quarter horses are falling ill and the culprit is poison. As the insurance beneficiary, Sam is the prime suspect. Unswayed by the rumors floating around town, Tucker offers to help prove her innocence. Sam, though, is uneasy about accepting his assistance and about the way he makes her feel. If only she could believe in him the way he seems to believe in her..."
About the Author
Catherine Anderson lives in the Oregon mountains with her husband and her Rottweilers, Sam and Sassy, who seem convinced that they are teacup poodles and that obedience training is for people. Catherine spends leisure time with her family and friends, including her sons and daughter-in-law, often discussing intriguing story twists for her books. Such talks can draw curious stares if they happen to take place in a restaurant and involve plotting the demise of a fictitious villain.
An award-winning author of twenty published works, Catherine is currently working on her next full-length romance for Onyx.