Linda Lael Miller's Women of Primrose Creek series is a set of four shorter historical western romances – about 160 pages each, published beginning in 2000. They are very highly reviewed, and each is available digitally for $2.99. Bridget is the first book in the series.
They are the women of Primrose Creek, and their strength and passion is a match for the Nevada frontier they call home. Linda Lael Miller masterfully captures the hardships and dangers of a country swept by the winds of war — and the daring and determination, the hopes and dreams of four unforgettable women — in a thrilling new series.
When Bridget McQuarry comes to settle in Primrose Creek, she has nothing to lose; her husband, Mitch, was killed in the Civil War, and she has lost her family farm to ruinous Reconstruction taxes. With her baby son and a sister to care for, Bridget vows to make a new start out West.
But when Mitch's best friend reappears in her life, he sparks a forbidden passion she thought was forever buried. Trace Qualtrough grew up with Bridget and Mitch — three happy childhood friends. But the attraction that fluttered between him and Bridget was silenced when she married Mitch.
Now, Trace has come to fulfill Mitch's final wish — to watch over the lovely, spirited Bridget. And now, Bridget and Trace must discover if their restless desire is a shattering betrayal — or something sweeter the second time around.
An elegant jewel from an English finishing school, Christy McQuarry was bound to turn heads when she and her younger sister, Megan, came to settle in Primrose Creek. Town marshal Zachary Shaw knows that Christy seeks what few men in the rugged pioneer town can provide: a secure future and a comfortable home. But he is not immune to Christy's charms…
A wild attraction sparks between the lady and the marshal, but Christy,—left penniless after her mother's death,—cannot afford the distraction of such an unpredictable and reckless passion.
Promising her hand to the local lumber baron, lovely Christy stubbornly tries to ignore the lawman who makes her heart pound wildly at every glance. But Zachary Shaw is just as determined—to win her love for a lifetime.
Skye is the third book, and is $2.99. From the reviews, this sounds like a Really Stubborn People Resist Stubbornly romance – I like those.
For as long as she's known him, Skye McQuarry has been in love with Jake Vigil, a handsome but shy man who has been building a successful timber operation. Skye is eager to be married and knows that Jake is the man for her.
But after Skye's cousin Christy left him at the altar, Jake has sworn never to love again.
Still, when Jake wants to buy the timber on Skye's land, Skye decides to make a bet that puts not only her land on the line, but also her heart.
Megan is the fourth and final book in this interconnected series. It's $2.99.
Megan McQuarry returned to Primrose Creek after attempting to become an actress — and innocently losing both her heart and her beloved land. But instead of the healing homecoming she needs, Megan is met with a shocking revelation that changes everything she believed about her family. Feeling lost and betrayed, she finds herself befriending Webb Stratton, the handsome new owner of her land.
Webb can see this lovely lady is in need of refuge, and he could certainly use her help around his ranch. He offers her a position as his housekeeper — and soon, Megan and Webb find themselves falling head over heels in love. But Webb is haunted by a tragic incident from the past…and when he leaves to confront his own family betrayals, Megan now faces her heart's greatest challenge: trusting that Webb's devotion is truly a promise for a lifetime.
If you liked the sound of any of the above four novels, there is an omnibus of all four in one. It sells for between $6.80 and $7.99, so depending on where you buy it, it might be a bit of a bargain vs. buying all four.
This unforgettable series brings four cousins — the spirited McQuarry women — to the Nevada Territory to share an inheritance: the parcel of untamed land known as Primrose Creek.
She lost her husband to the Civil War; now, starting a new life out West, she never dreamed his best friend, Trace Qualtrough, could spark a forbidden passion.
All she wanted was a secure, steady home life in Primrose Creek. Lawman Zachary Shaw was hardly husband material — but he surely sent her heart pounding wildly.
Lumber baron Jake Vigil took a chance on Skye's sweet and healing love. Now, their delicate bond faces the ultimate test when a business deal threatens to tear them apart.
A shocking revelation greets Megan when she returns to Primrose Creek. Will placing her trust in landowner Webb Stratton bring hope — or more heartache?
Crazy Little Thing is published by Amazon's Montlake romance, and is $2.99. This book was nominated for the 2013 RITA® for Best First Book. It also won the 2011 Golden Heart, when it was then titled Totally Dody.
Sadie Turner can organize just about anything — except her own life. When her cheating spouse topples Sadie’s impeccably tidy world, she packs up her kids for a summer vacation at her aunt’s lake house, hoping to relax, reboot, and formulate a new plan — one that does not include men. Any men.
But eccentric Aunt Dody has other plans; she’s determined to see Sadie have a little fun—with Desmond, the sexy new neighbor.
Tall, tanned, muscular—and even great with her kids, Desmond is Sadie’s worst nightmare. He must have a flaw—he’s a man, after all—so Sadie vows to keep her distance.
But as summer blazes on, their attraction ignites, and the life Sadie is trying so hard to simplify only gets more complicated. But maybe a little chaos is just what she needs to get her future, and her dreams of love, back in order.