Claiming the Heart

Claiming the Heart

Paperback - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
In 1876, Josie Lacede, a vivacious businesswoman from St. Louis, steals the heart of railroad track supervisor Gabriel Corrigan, and as their love blossoms, Gabe's socialite ex-wife returns, vying for the fortune he stands to make and offering him a chance to get back into his well-connected family, which changes everything. Original. 250,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
Sara Luck follows up her debut romance, Susanna’s Choice, with this sexy novel set in the American West.

Josie Leclede, while working with her father to survey the new Texas and Pacific Railroad, meets and falls in love with Gabe Corrigan, who is supervisor of the track laying crew. Gabe is divorced, the divorce having been arranged by his ex-wife’s politically powerful father. At first, Gabe, who had no input in the divorce, is determined to win his ex-wife back…feeling not love as much as a need to assuage his ego, which was badly bruised by the dissolution of the marriage. But as his love for Josie deepens, he realizes that his first marriage was a mistake, and he no longer wants it reestablished.

When the railroad reaches Ft. Worth, Gabe becomes a wealthy man, and is ready to declare his love for Josie, but his ex-wife and her father come back into the picture. Her father has reversed the divorce, and given his recently acquired wealth, Gabe’s wife wants him back.

Seeing and believing that she was only a diversion, a heartbroken Josie goes to Missouri to take a job with the newly chartered KATY Railroad. But has she seen the last of Gabe?

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781451652246
Branch Call Number: Fiction Luck Pbk
Characteristics: 379 p. ; 17 cm


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hgeng63 May 31, 2012

Very little Western atmosphere. And there's a lot wrong with the plot.


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