Lone Star Country Club by Beverly Barton
The Debutantes

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Synopsis

Jenna's Wild Ride
Hold on tight when a good girl sets out to break the rules--and a few hearts--before the debutante ball. Who else but a sexy ranch hand could tame the angelic deb with the devilish eyes?

Reinventing Mary
Take one shy plain Jane. Add a dressmaking "fairy godmother." Mix in a healthy dose of the charming lawyer next door. Result? A dream come to life for the Cinderella debutante.

Frankie's First Dress
What's a mother to do when a feisty young cowgirl would rather ride horses than wear a debutante dress? When the sassy tomboy meets a stubborn yet handsome rancher, it's the taming of the shrew, Texas style!

 

About Beverly Barton

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A born romantic, Beverly fell in love with The Beauty and the Beast epic at an early age, when her grandfather bought her an illustrated copy of the famous fairy tale. Even before she learned to read and write, Beverly's vivid imagination created magical words and fabulous characters inside her mind. Movies fascinated Beverly, and by the time she was seven she was rewriting the movies she saw on television and at the local theater to give them all happy endings. By the age of nine she'd penned her first novel. She wrote short stories, TV scripts, poetry, and novels throughout high school and into college. After her marriage to the "love of her life" and the births of her two children, Beverly continued to be a voracious reader and a devoted moviegoer, but she put her writing aspirations on hold until her children were teenagers. In her mid-30s, she returned to her former passion--writing--as a hobby, but before 40, she decided that she wanted to make writing a full-time career.Beverly believes she has had it all, just not all at the same time. She devoted herself to her husband and children and considers herself one of the many selfless "supermoms" who put their family's needs first. At every age of their lives, from infancy to adulthood, Beverly's children have been a true joy to her. And when Beverly rediscovered an old dream-- of becoming a published writer--no one was more supportive of her aspirations than her family. Her children are her greatest cheerleaders and her husband is her biggest supporter. After writing over 40 books and receiving numerous awards and nominations, as well as having books on the USA Today list and consistently on the Waldenbooks bestseller list, Beverly's career is indeed a dream come true.Having a fantastic family and fabulous friends, as well as making a living doing the one thing she has loved doing since childhood, Beverly considers herself truly blessed.Readers may contact Beverly by writing to her at: Beverly Barton, P.O. Box 1024, Tuscumbia, AL 35674, or via email at beverly@beverlybarton.com. And please check out her web site at www.beverlybarton.com. Christine Rimmer is best known for her lovable, sometimes offbeat characters and her finely honed talent for telling the kind of story that keeps readers turning pages. She has created two popular series, The Jones Gang and Conveniently Yours, both of which can be found in Silhouette Special Edition.Since the publication of her first book, a Harlequin Temptation, in 1987, Christine has written 35 contemporary romances for Silhouette Books. Her books consistently appear on national bestseller lists, including the Waldenbooks and USA Today lists.Two of Christine;romances have been nominated for the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award. Her 1998 Silhouette Special Edition A Hero for Sophie Jones, won Romantic Times Magazine's Reviewers' Choice Award. Three times, Romantic Times has nominated Christine for Series Storyteller of the Year.A California native who first longed to be an actress, Christine earned her theater degree from California State, Sacramento and then went to New York where she studied acting, became an extremely capable waitress, and starred in The Importance of Being Earnest in a church in Flatbush. Later, she moved to Southern California, where she began her writing career with short stories, plays, and poems. Her poems and short stories were published in a number of small literary journals. Her plays were produced at The Back Alley and Group Theaters in Southern California and have been published by Dramatists Play Service and West Coast Plays.Christine wrote her first romance in 1984--and found she loved writing romances almost as much as she loved reading them. She has been telling love stories ever since and plans to go on doing just that for decades more. She now makes her home in Oklahoma with her husband, younger son and two very contented cats named Tom and Ed. Nora Roberts has described this author's work as having "engaging characters, stories that thrill and delight, shivering suspense and captivating romance." Of the same author, Sandra Brown says "Her name on the cover instantly identifies the book as a good read." It will come as no surprise to readers of women's fiction that these authors are speaking of Ann Major.However, it may surprise her peers to know that writing does not always come easily to Ann. "I love being a romance writer, even though writing is very hard work for me as I am not the kind of writer who lives to write. I love my life--my kids, my parents, my cats, my hobbies, just the little rituals of everyday life. These precious experiences give me the energy and the material so that I can write."These words should come not only as encouragement to those of us who share this struggle, but also as an indication to the heights that can be scaled when an individual is as focused and driven as Ann.A native of Texas, Ann's postsecondary education is as varied and far-reaching as the woman herself. Ann attended Del Mar College, the University of the Americas in Mexico City and the University of Texas in Austin, where she received a B.A. in English and Spanish. She taught school for two years before going on to receive her M.A. in English and Spanish from Texas A&M University.A model of perseverance, Ann began writing when her first child was born and sold her first novel six years later. "I taught myself how to write without the aid of other writers, writing books or writing courses. It was a very lonely and solitary pursuit." Yet Ann never once considered giving up and, as a testament to her dedication, she has written over fifty books to date for the Silhouette Romance, Special Edition, Intimate Moments and Desire lines, and consistently tops bestseller lists.A founding member of the Romance Writers of America, Ann is also the coauthor of the article "The Contemporary Light Romance," which has been collected in the book Writing and Selling the Romance Novel.In addition to her career as a novelist, Ann is an accomplished pianist. She has played for well over thirty years and has studied music at the university level. Fluent in Spanish, Ann calls Corpus Christi, Texas, home when she is not traveling.
 
Published July 17, 2010 by Silhouette. 384 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Erotica. Fiction

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