Almost a Bride

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Craig Place Books, Mar 9, 2014 - Fiction - 256 pages

She’s come home to save her ranch. He’s stayed put with hopes for a second chance. Can a sham wedding lead to the real thing?

Matty Brennan would do anything to save her family’s Wyoming ranch. Even if it means marrying the handsome cowboy who broke her heart six years ago. But when she asks for his hand in temporary matrimony, she never expected her old feelings to rush back in.

Dave Currick has loved Matty as long as he can remember. To him that means protecting her, especially from herself. Certain she’ll get cold feet before the I-dos, he accepts her off-the-wall marriage proposal, because then she’ll have to spend time with him. That doesn’t mean he won’t negotiate a few items in this crazy engagement.

But as their wedding day approaches, Dave is shocked when Matty doesn't back down. And keeping up the charade in front of their unsuspecting family and friends can't help but rekindle their chemistry. When Dave and Matty's secret slips out, can their fake marriage bloom into real love?

Almost a Bride is a standalone novel in the Wyoming Wildflowers contemporary romance series. If you like sizzling chemistry, clever conspiracies and rugged cowboys, then you’ll love Patricia McLinn’s story of finding your way home.

Buy Almost a Bride to saddle up for a second-chance love story today!

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Praise for Almost a Bride:

"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." - 5-Star review

"Smart, stubborn and irresistible" - 5-star review

"A 'don't miss' treat." - Rendezvous

"Sweep(s) you away." ... "Clever and humorous" - 5-star reviews

Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers series

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 (Threadleaf Phacelia)

A Cowboy Wedding

Making Christmas (Pasque Flower) -- new!

Box Sets

* Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set (Books 2-4)

Wyoming Wildflowers Box Set Two: Jack's Heart and A New World

Wyoming Wildflowers Box Set Three: Where Love Lives and Rodeo Nights


Clear your calendar to start binge-reading Patricia's Wyoming Wildflowers: The Complete Collection today! 

"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."


If you especially enjoy western romances, also try these other books by Patricia:

A Place Called Home series

Lost and Found Groom

At the Heart's Command

Hidden in a Heartbeat

Bardville, Wyoming series

A Stranger in the Family

A Stranger to Love

The Rancher Meets His Match

Historical Western Romance

Widow Woman

Courting a Cowboy

Romantic Suspense

Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (includes cameos from Wyoming Wildflowers characters)


And if you like small-town romance east of the Mississippi, consider:

Marry Me series

Wedding of the Century

The Unexpected Wedding Guest

A Most Unlikely Wedding

Baby Blues and Wedding Bells


Seasons in a Small Town series

What Are Friends For? (Spring)

The Right Brother (Summer)

Falling for Her (Autumn)

Warm Front (Winter)

 

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User Review  - jbarr5 - LibraryThing

Almost a Bride by Patricia McLinn Matty has to marry him, it's her only option. Her long lost friend Dave and he's a lawyer. She hopes to save her ranch that other in the family had just about ... Read full review

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User Review  - AddictedToMorphemes - LibraryThing

Almost a Bride by Patricia McLinn Wyoming Wildflowers #1 Matty Brennan/Dave Currick Matty and Dave had grown up together, a close friendship literally from the time they were around 5 years old, which ... Read full review

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Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
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Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
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About the author (2014)

USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after newspaper stints in Rockford, Ill., and Charlotte, N.C. She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.

McLinn is the author of more than 50 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romances and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards. 

She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.

Now living in Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website and social media.