"Love can be found in the most unusual situations."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted July 24, 2017
Okay what could be better than a story by Linda Lael Miller.
about five between the covers of her new book TOGETHER.
Aptly named don't you think? Pretty sure TOGETHER is a Linda
Lael Miller homage to different types of romances. Some born
of circumstances, necessity and others quite random. All the
stories in TOGETHER were published over twenty years ago and
beautifully stand the test of time, true vintage Linda Lael
Perhaps you might have missed them. So now you have the
perfect opportunity to be entertained by five lovely short
written by one of my favorite authors. In recent years Linda
Miller has devoted most of her books to subjects that involve
animals, ranches with horses, dogs and cats and in TOGETHER
we realized that Miller's attachment to animals has been long
lived. So of course there are a fair number of furry
TOGETHER truly showcases Linda Lael Miller's scope of
character and historical reference knowledge. We move from the
old west to more current times and in each episode of
TOGETHER we face the unique challenges of those that lived
during those times. Each was created using the author's
impressive use of resources and imagination. What a wondrous
combination, no surprise when you consider the writer.
So we start with "In All Seasons" which is about two
crossed lovers. Hearts and souls blended at a young
impressionable age but torn apart by harsh reality. The fact
they are reunited lends itself to a belief in fate. That
there is even
a remote possibility of a future would be the stuff made of
Then we move on to "The Scent Of Snow" about sisters Rebecca
and younger twins Annabelle and Susan. Rebecca has used her
intelligent and tenacity to keep them together as a family
even if it
meant following a path based on a small lie. Well maybe not all
that small but Rebecca is certain that it will not hurt or
anyone. Best intentions.
"That Other Katherine" is a look into events that defy
In fact Linda Lael Miller asks you to take a leap of faith
as we see
the souls of two women, from two distinctively different times
change places. One woman is in a coma with no hope of
recovery. The other one is in labor. Both are Katherine's.
face certain personal crisis. Only one will survive. The second
Katherine is faced with learning much about the person she has
basically taken the place of. She quickly learns that her new
identity has earned quite a bit is distain. Not the most
person it would seem. But Katherine feels up to the challenge
after all she has been through.
"Store Bought Woman" is about answering an ad for a mail order
bride only to discover that John the intended groom has left
and in his place is his brother Will. Will definitely
the better since he is a good man with a ranch, kind to
animals and only swears occasionally. Funny part is that it
meeting with Bess has Will cussing a little more than usual.
then again there is nothing usual about these circumstances.
is ready and willing to do right by Bess. But no matter how
relationship seems to be progressing Will has to be realistic.
When the opportunity arises Bess will head back home. For Bess
staying with this rough man wasn't what she envisioned for
herself. They are just too different -- but the bigger
question is --
are they compatible.
Last but not least is "Switch." This is another look into the
relationship of twin sisters. Obviously estranged from one
for many years. And yet when Jamie receives a request from her
twin Sara although quite odd and concerning Jamie can't
find it in
herself to say no. Sara needs a break from her life. Jamie is
candidly looking for a little more adventure in her own.
Sara for a month and living a more sumptuous life might be fun.
Be careful what you wish for.
Learn more about Together
For the first time in over ten years comes New York Times
bestselling author Linda Lael Miller’s breathtaking stories
filled with the promise of love. Five unforgettable tales,
Together in one volume...
Together…for a second chance at life and love—THAT OTHER
Together…when misdirected desire unexpectedly leads to
lasting happiness—STORE-BOUGHT WOMAN
Together…as mistrust turns into steadfast devotion—THE SCENT
Together...a couple once torn apart by greed is now reunited
by a vow of eternal love—IN
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