For fans of Diana Palmer -- which I readily count myself -- WYOMING LEGEND has a few twists
on her usual character development. Sure there is the uber alpha male
and lovely young woman. Diana Palmer can't help herself with casting
her book. But in WYOMING
LEGEND, the female lead actually stands apart as a very
independent successful character with an amazing resume of her own.
In this newest book by a very prolific author, two characters find love
although they seem inclined to ignore most of the signs. Luckily for us,
Diana Palmer is steadfast and stubborn.
Micah Torrance is a wealthy businessman with a ranch and a young
daughter, Janey, whose mother died in a tragic accident. Micah isn't a
very doting father with all his business responsibilities that take him
away from home way too often. But Janey is a lovely girl. And when
Karina Carter arrives at Micah's ranch she feels pretty confident that
taking care of Janey will be a delight.
Karina needs this time away from the hustle and bustle of city living to
get her own act together. After a skating accident left her with a broken
ankle that is almost fully healed, Karina has a lot of thinking to do. This
latest incident has left her with many fears and self-doubts about
reentering the field she absolutely loved -- pairs figure skating. She
and her partner Paul were on their way to the Olympics, but this injury
is playing with her head. To be fair to Paul, Karina has given him the
green light to find a new skating partner. They've been skating for
many years and have a deep friendship that extends to his wife and
Karina can't even seem to get the strength and courage to go back
onto the ice. That is until she meets Janey, who wants to become a
competitive skater. The problem is that Micah and his fiancé Lindy are
less than supportive of Janey's dream. In fact, Lindy is a very
destructive influence in Janey's life and although everyone else is fully
aware of her spitefulness, it seems to have escaped Micah.
Here's where we have an intelligent businessman who seems to have
lost his ability to see things as they actually are, living in a world where
he overlooks his fiancé's terrible behavior. But Micah's world is about to
be turned upside down with the arrival of his daughter's new babysitter,
Karina. Karina sees herself as more of a companion for Janey and
accompanying her to skating practice has given her an opportunity to
rethink her options. Janey is so brave, forging on in spite of the nasty
comments from Lindy and bullying at school. Karina wonders if she can
garner some of that bravery for herself.
WYOMING LEGEND has many of
the usual components of a Diana Palmer story as I mentioned before.
But I loved the idea that the main female has more inner strength than
the male counterpart. Brave, intelligent women who face down their
fears and doubts without leaning on a man make me smile. WYOMING LEGEND will definitely
make you smile. And if you are a fan of the ice dancing competitions
that part of this story is equally delightful and entertaining.
A Wyoming rancher finds love where he least expects
it in this heartwarming second-chance romance
Micah Torrance could use a helping hand. Between managing
his expansive Wyoming ranch and caring for his willful
little girl, Janey, Micah’s plate is more than full.
Usually, it’s not in this cowboy’s nature to ask, but when
beautiful Karina Carter offers her help, Micah can’t resist.
With her sweet smile and her easy way with Janey, Micah
wants to trust her. But he knows better than anyone that
love only leads to heartbreak.
Champion ice-skater Karina Carter needs a fresh start while
her body heals. Caring for little Janey is just temporary
until she can get back on the ice—or so she keeps telling
herself. But the longer she spends with this gorgeous single
dad, the more drawn she is to him and the family they could
share. Now if only she can convince him that she’s here to
stay, this new life with him could be beyond her wildest dreams.