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Willow

Hello, and welcome back! I hope lots of you are enjoying beautiful autumn weather as we are here this week, and that those of you who aren't get to do so soon. Even with the lovely weather here, there's still plenty of reading time to be had, and I've just about finished reading through the October releases. Good thing, since my November stack is getting taller by the day and there are several I'm dying to dig into. But I'll finish off the October romances first, no matter how eager I am for next month's books.

This time out, I have Linda Lael Miller's Willow (Pocket Star, received from publisher). This is a book that was originally released in 1984, but this is a revised, expanded version. Willow Gallagher has had a checkered past, through no real fault of her own. Until her father located her, she spent much of her childhood with outlaws. Now she discovers that the man she married a long time ago is after her outlaw brother. Gideon Marshall didn't realize until recently that he was legally wed to Willow--when he was planning to marry another woman--and now he's stopped her marriage to another man. And when Willow finds out he's hunting for her brother Steven, it can't help them make their marriage run smoothly, no matter how either of them comes to feel about the other. I quite enjoyed the original version of this story, and this is a great chance for Miller fans to revisit charming characters and a romantic story while getting to delve deeper into some of the subplots and lives of the secondary characters as well. Gideon is to die for, sexy and determined to do the right thing, no matter the cost to him. There is always some humor in a Miller story, as well as plenty of heat and endearing characters that readers can't help but fall in love with. Willow and Gideon's story is even better the second time around, and I'm so glad she was given the opportunity to do this. If you've never read Linda Lael Miller's historical romances, this would be a great place to start. I'm borrowing four of Cupid's five arrows for this one. It's terrific.

Until next time, happy reading!

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