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A Man to Call My Own by Johanna Lindsey

By Johanna Lindsey

"From no 1 *New York instances* bestselling writer Johanna Lindsey comes a love tale as passionate and tumultuous because the outdated American West, approximately an heiress who discovers ardour within the palms of a Texas cowboy.Amanda and Marian Laton are exact twins yet they're as varied as evening and day. Amanda is gorgeous yet nasty, and Marian is type yet plain—purposely with the intention to stay away from scary her spiteful twin's jealousy. whilst their prosperous father all at once dies, the 2 lightly reared New England heiresses are despatched to reside with their aunt on a sprawling Texas ranch. There the twins meet Chad Kinkaid, the cowboy son of a neighboring rancher. Marian is excited about Chad's rugged beauty and his sheer masculinity, yet she understands that like any different guy she and her dual have met, he'll pursue Amanda, no longer her. Chad is certainly beguiled by means of Amanda's good looks, yet quickly he starts to work out past Marian's rigorously developed dowdy façade. not like the tame gents again East, after witnessing Marian's flavor for experience, her humorousness and bravado within the face of hazard, Chad reveals himself short of *her.* yet how can he, a guy who's only a cowboy with no fancy airs or urbane allure, persuade her she's the one girl for him?

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I hope squirrels dig up your tulip bulbs," I said. She socked my arm. "You know how much I respect you. " Respect--that was what was lacking in the other member of our household. Dino didn't respect me, or my mother, either, for that matter. Or anyone who wasn't his own perfect self. See, Dino hadn't always acted crazy. For a while, he was just plain arrogant. Dino was fluent in criticism, as generous in spirit as those people who keep their porch lights off all Halloween. If my mom was dressed up to go out and looking beautiful, he'd point out her pimple.

He was only sixteen. " I guessed. "No, wait. " 33 "Very funny," Mom said. " I'm sorry, but it just always bugged me how everyone was supposed to know Dino's entire history. Dino composed his first piece of music at twelve. Dino made his first armpit fart on June 12, 1958. "Okay. Never mind," Mom said. " "No, I'm sorry. Okay? " "Anyway," Mom said. She paused for a moment, deciding whether to forgive my brattiness. "That's why he's taking Ian on. He and his mother moved here when she lost her job.

I got back up and peeked out the blinds. The yellow dog sat on the sidewalk with the most patient expression I'd ever seen on animal or human--just peace and acceptance with his waiting, appreciating the chance to enjoy what might pass his way. The boy had come inside, I guess. And then it finally occurred to me--he'd come inside. True enough, there were voices downstairs. I opened my door a crack, heard Dog William being forcibly removed from the house, his toenails sliding against the wood floor.

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