Welcome to Thistle Bend! Perfect for fans of Susan Mallery,
this charming series debut introduces a small town where old
secrets are revealedâ€”and wounded hearts are opened to new love.
A year after being laid off from the Smithsonian, Lindsey
Simms says yes to a job offer as curator of a heritage
museum in Thistle Bend, Colorado (population 1,519). It
could be worseâ€”and it is. Because the new museum has
escalated a dispute between the Karlssons, Lindseyâ€™s
relatives, and the Crenshaws, a blood feud which goes way
back to a land deal that changed the fortunes of both
families. Trying to stay objective, Lindsey canâ€™t tell
anyone about her conflict of interestâ€”especially not the
ruggedly handsome handyman fixing up her cabin, who seems to
be keeping secrets of his own.
Although heâ€™s the executive director of the family trust and
one of Coloradoâ€™s most eligible bachelors, Carden Crenshaw
prefers getting his hands dirty in town and on his sprawling
ranch. Staying busy has given him an excuse not to risk
heartbreak, but getting to know the beautiful â€śmuseum ladyâ€ť
makes him reconsider. Little does he know, the heat between
them will only add fuel to the fireâ€”unless this unlikely
couple can prove theyâ€™re lovers, not fighters.