Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-29-13

All The Blue of Heaven (Colors of Faith)

By Virginia Carmichael / Genre: Romance, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (77 reviews)

All The Blue of Heaven (Colors of Faith)

Eight years ago, Allie Hathaway scandalized the wealthy elite of Chicago when she ran away to San Francisco. Now a world-renowned portrait painter, her life is filled with laughter and friendship, including being a mother to her orphaned niece. Life is perfect, so why can’t she forget her first love?
Thomas Bradford has come a long way from being the Hathaway family’s carriage boy. A veterinary degree, ambition and hard work have made him one of Chicago’s most sought-after bachelors. If only he could forget those stolen moments with Allie, Thomas might be able to enjoy his success.
The Great Quake of 1906 stuns the nation and Allie’s art studio burns to the ground, destroying years of valuable work. She’s forced to return to Chicago with little Janey, the only spark of hope in a life reduced to ashes. Her faith is crushed by her tragic reversal of fortune.
Thomas knows better than to fall for the beautiful young painter again, but he’s never been very wise around Allie Hathaway.
The carriage man’s son is all grown up and Allie doesn’t expect a second chance at a love that was refused eight years ago. Her life is in shambles and she has a child to support, so why won’t her heart accept the truth?
Once their love was torn apart by circumstance, but Thomas and Allie must decide whether to forge a future of hope together.

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When the Heart Lies

By Christina North / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (24 reviews)

When the Heart Lies

The biggest secrets have a habit of catching up with you…

Romance novelist Kinsley Wentworth, a young mother who occasionally suffers from depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem, has a knack for approaching life as if she were a character in one of her novels. Kinsley is desperately in need of love, the one thing missing from her marriage.

Bad decisions can have terrifying consequences…

After a failed attempt at reconciliation with her estranged husband Nick, Kinsley meets Wayde online, and they develop a friendship. He’s allegedly searching for her missing brother. Wayde convinces Kinsley that he will help her find her brother if she moves to Florida with her young son, but Kinsley soon finds herself trapped in an abusive and potentially life-threatening situation.

A knight in shining armor…

Unknown to Kinsley, she is not totally alone; she has a protector. Jackson, a private investigator hired to watch over her and her son, is always close at hand. A little too close, Jackson is falling for a woman in a hopeless situation.

A fairytale happily ever after?

Kinsley is convinced she can forgo her own need for love to provide her son with a traditional family. But Jackson is determined to give Kinsley the space and time she needs, confident she will figure out that he is the reality she has been looking for all along.

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Cold Water Crossing

By David Faxon / Genre: Murder & Mayhem, True Accounts, Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (36 reviews)

Cold Water Crossing

Portsmouth, NH, March 5th, 1873… A confluence of events resulted in the murders of two women and brought national attention to the Maine/NH seacoast area. By mid day of Thursday, the 6th, word reached Portsmouth police that an atrocity had taken place on one of the islands, called Smuttynose. A group of fishermen from the Isles of Shoals were stunned with disbelief and rambling in heavily accented English when they broke the news to authorities. Two of their own were brutally murdered. The killer could still be out there on the small cluster of islands or had somehow made it back to Portsmouth in a dory on a very cold night. He had to be caught and, what’s more, they knew who did it. Police Chief Thomas Entwhistle calmed the men and slowly began to piece the story together.
The murders of Karen and Anethe Christensen by a Prussian immigrant who rowed ten miles to their deserted island, stirred controversy when it happened and continues to do so today. Cold Water Crossing sheds new light on that event and brings to life, the tragedy of one Norwegian immigrant family.

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CheckMate (Play At Your Own Risk)

By Tiece Mickens / Genre: Romance, African-American Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (60 reviews)

CheckMate (Play At Your Own Risk)

At 23, Monty Banks is at the very top of his game. He is wanted by many attractive women, who will do anything to spark his attention. These thrill seeking women are known to him as his pawns and they anxiously wait for him to fulfill their sexual fantasies. In return, he’s paid generously for his adventurous deeds. His magnetism, good looks, and extraordinary style of love making is the key to getting him everything he wants, but falling in love was not part of the game plan until Candy makes her move on him.

Things seem to be headed in the right direction until Candy’s world is turned upside down and Monty finds himself needing to be there to pick up the pieces. As the two grow closer, the balancing act between satisfying his pawns and being with his potential queen becomes a strategic move in wanting to have his cake and eat it too.

Will this spontaneous high mean more to him than being with just one woman or will the love of the game entice him to continue to play? Will Candy continue to pursue the man of her dreams or will she ultimately realize that keeping her dignity is more important? One thing for sure is that Monty is going to continue to live life to the fullest and, at all cost, he intends on winning. Play at your own risk.

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The Yellowstone Conundrum (Is this the end?)

By John Randall / Genre: Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (50 reviews)

The Yellowstone Conundrum (Is this the end?)

The Yellowstone Caldera, the most dangerous hot-spot on the surface of the earth, erupts with a series of 11.2 earthquakes and spews volcanic ash high into the atmosphere. Six hundred miles away a 9.45 quake under Puget Sound causes massive destruction to Seattle as a tsunami strikes and destroys most of the waterfront.

The Fort Peck Dam in Montana on the Missouri River fails as does the Jackson Dam on the Snake River. The power grid in the Western United States quickly disintegrates, with utility companies fending for themselves. Power outages reach the East Coast.

The Beginning of the End is a page-turning novel with readers following eight characters as they scramble out of harm’s way on Day One of the Yellowstone Conundrum; everyday people put into extraordinary situations, with the President of the United States and his cabinet scrambling in the background to find how to escape from lose-lose scenarios.

The Columbia Generating Plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation suffers great damage and begins a meltdown. Bridges in Portland collapse. Infrastructure in the NW is severely damaged and thousands are killed; Salt Lake City, Boise, Denver and every city, town and village in the Pacific Northwest are affected.

The massive Death Cloud from the Yellowstone explosion sends volcanic ash into the jet stream, which then begins to carry the heavy ash south across Wyoming, over Denver until it catches up with a low pressure system advancing across Texas.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-21-13

Fang Chronicles: Amy’s Story (Fang Chronicles Book One 1)

By D’Elen McClain / Genre: Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (62 reviews)

Fang Chronicles: Amy's Story (Fang Chronicles Book One 1)

Amy is hot on a story as she tries to discover what life is like for teenage girls living on the street. When her disguise almost gets her killed, she’s saved by one of New York’s most eligible bachelors. His private life is filled with secrets and his story sparks Amy’s interest. Discovering the truth lands her in a world of vampires and werewolves that she never dreamed existed. She also never dreamed she could truly love a man or vampire but Marcus shows her the light. Now the two must fight the one person who can destroy their chance at love. With the help of Marcus’ clan of werewolves the war begins.

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Deep Space Endeavor

By Ron Francis / Genre: Science Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (47 reviews)

Deep Space Endeavor

Deep in the Polisian system, a natural phenomenon occurs when the planets align. Once every one hundred thirty-six years, a matter conduit opens to another galaxy. Colonel Jesse Marcos, former Special Forces soldier and one-time hero of Earth, takes his new ship, Endeavor, and a small crew to explore this new galaxy. Endeavor is damaged by a mysterious explosion while entering the conduit. As the crew begins repairs to the damaged ship, they are attacked by alien pirates. After barely surviving the encounter, Endeavor lands on the planet Kaldor to finish repairs.

While on Kaldor, the crew of Endeavor has another run in with the pirates. After turning the pirates away, saving Outpost Twenty-Three and picking up an unexpected new crew member, they hear rumors of a vast ancient treasure on a distant world. In Kaldor City, they are approached by the beautiful Cassyanna Reed, Captain of the Catamaran. She needs Jesse’s help. Her ship has been taken by the pirates with her cousin aboard. They decide to work together to find the treasure and save Captain Reed’s cousin.

They begin the dangerous search for the treasure, only to find out the pirates are also after the treasure. While battling the pirates, Jesse uncovers an alien plot to invade all of Kaldor. Now, Jesse has to outsmart the pirates, while evading corrupt elements of the Kaldorian government. He must find the treasure and save both the Catamaran and Kaldor. All while making sure Endeavor can still get them home.

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Champagne Kisses: A Timeless Love Story

By Krista Lakes / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (8 reviews)

Champagne Kisses: A Timeless Love Story

In the summer of 1990, Rachel Weber spent a week down on the Florida coast, soaking up the sun’s rays while she waited for her life to begin. It was there that she met Dean Sherman, a handsome, muscular soldier with crystal blue eyes. The two spent a week together full of champagne kisses that only ended when Operation Desert Storm forced Dean to choose between his duty and his love. He chose duty.

Twenty years later, Rachel figured it was just summer love, but she never forgot those eyes. As personal assistant to powerful billionaire Jack Saunders, she never expected Dean to walk into her office after being hired as Jack’s personal bodyguard. Even though she had spent the last two decades trying to forget Dean, she found herself falling for him once again.

When fate forced both Rachel and Dean to choose yet again between love and duty, Rachel had to decide between the man she had always loved and the family that had become her life. She knew she couldn’t have both, but she knew she wouldn’t be happy with just one. Would she choose love, or be forever haunted by the memory of those Champagne Kisses?

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Love & Consequences (G Street Chronicles Presents)

By Sabrina A. Eubanks / Genre: Women’s Fiction, African-American Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (49 reviews)

Love & Consequences (G Street Chronicles Presents)

Lucas Cain, a highly decorated detective with the NYPD is dedicated to his job and his playa lifestyle. When he meets news reporter Justine Greer by chance encounter, he discovers there is a such thing as love at first sight, as she turns his head hard enough to make him want to discard his promiscuous ways. They embark on a whirlwind romance at breakneck speed but every rose has its thorn. Lucas soon finds himself in a serious struggle with his own fidelity when Justine’s gorgeous and covetous friend, Simone, decides she wants a taste of what he has to offer and wages a vicious and tawdry campaign to destroy their happiness.

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Garnet or Garnet’s Curse

By Nancy B. Brewer / Genre: Historical, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (18 reviews)

Garnet or Garnet's Curse

It is France 1889. Tucked away in a stately château overlooking the Loire River, Garnet’s life had been for the most part unremarkable. One day melted into the next until she awakens to find herself a beautiful young woman with desires and needs that those walls cannot provide.

With the unexpected death of her aunt, her seamless world comes to an abrupt end. As it has been from the beginning of time, beauty, wealth and innocence are sought by the unscrupulous. Garnet must ask herself, which is reality, the world in which she lives or the unexplainable.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-20-13

The Rockin’ Chair

By Steven Manchester / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Family Life / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (132 reviews)

The Rockin' Chair

Memories are the ultimate contradiction. They can warm us on our coldest days – or they can freeze a loved one out of our lives forever. The McCarthy family has a trove of warm memories. Of innocent first kisses. Of sumptuous family meals. Of wondrous lessons learned at the foot of a rocking chair. But they also have had their share of icy ones. Of words that can never be unsaid. Of choices that can never be unmade. Of actions that can never be undone.

Following the death of his beloved wife, John McCarthy – Grandpa John – calls his family back home. It is time for them to face the memories they have made, both warm and cold. Only then can they move beyond them and into the future.

A rich portrait of a family at a crossroad, THE ROCKIN’ CHAIR is Steven Manchester’s most heartfelt and emotionally engaging novel to date. If family matters to you, it is a story you must read.

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Thursday’s Child

By Pat Santarsiero / Genre: Regency, Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (47 reviews)

Thursday's Child

With her family facing certain ruin, Elizabeth Bennet makes an irrevocable choice that will forever change her destiny. Risking her own reputation, she enters into a bargain with an unknown gentleman in order to obtain the funds she desperately needs.

However, she soon discovers that the bargain has cost much more than she could ever have imagined.

Set in the world of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Thursday’s Child is a story of sacrifice, courage and love.

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Rosalind (Book 1, The Echoes of Whispering Pines)

By Stephen Paden / Genre: Drama / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (78 reviews)

Rosalind (Book 1, The Echoes of Whispering Pines)

In 1959, after years of abuse from her father, thirteen-year-old Rosalind Ann Stump finds a way out of the house from an unlikely source-her drug addict mother.

Rosalind is whisked away to a nearby town where she finds that her parents weren’t unique in their transgressions, and that those who claimed friendship weren’t really friends at all.

Follow Rosalind as she meets new people in a new town, tries desperately to embrace the normal life she never had, and does her best to deal with an old wound that returns to threaten her new existence.

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Love’s Miracles

By Sandra Leesmith / Genre: Psychological, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (17 reviews)

Love's Miracles

Dr. Margo Devaull came to Dominic Zanelli’s mountain retreat confident that she could help this Vietnam veteran overcome the torment that kept him apart from the world. But her training as a psychologist had not prepared her for the tragic, explosive contradictions brewing inside him. For here was a sensitive artist who could be gentle – and a man whose eyes flashed with violence and pain when he told her to leave and never come back. Yet Margo did come back, slowly gain his trust, and awaken the sleeping needs of his heart. Only by reliving her own wounded past and helping Zane confront a terrible memory from the war could she set them both free – and save their last chance for love.

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Admiral Who? (A Spineward Sectors Novel:)

By Luke Sky Wachter / Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (106 reviews)

Admiral Who? (A Spineward Sectors Novel:)

When the man handed him the keys and took off, no one expected Prince-Cadet Jason Montagne to act like a real admiral, least of all himself. Terrified of what might happen if he failed, he was determined to do anything (even impersonate a Confederate admiral) to succeed.

Bugs, battleships and blaster-fire will turn out to be the least of his worries. Ship-wide mechanical failures, assassination attempts, and every young man’s greatest fear are just a few of the landmines the paranoid young college student must navigate if he hopes to avoid disaster.

But with the galaxy’s oldest junior lieutenant in charge of Engineering, a conniving young Intelligence Officer as his second-in-command, and barely half the crew needed to man the ship (the untrained, undisciplined half), the biggest threats may prove to be those closest to him.

Then again, just how much trouble could he get into in a week?

Before long, the question everyone will be asking is: Admiral Who?

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-15-13

Diving Into Love (Unexpected Romance, Book 1)

By Kate Benzin / Genre: Romance / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (9 reviews)

Diving Into Love (Unexpected Romance, Book 1)

Lauren thought her life was over. That was the end of romance.
But Lauren decided to take the honeymoon by herself. What better way to get over a guy than to take the trip that he paid for.

She’d always wanted to learn to scuba dive and this was her chance – even if she had to go alone.

What is waiting for Lauren in Indonesia at the beach dive resort?

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Attorney’s Run (Nick Teffinger Thriller)

By R.J. Jagger / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (28 reviews)

Attorney's Run (Nick Teffinger Thriller)

Fresh out of law school, London Vaughn discovers there’s no room in Denver’s prominent law firms for a middle-of-the-class graduate. While barely making ends meet as a waitress, she encounters a beautiful woman who engages her services irrespective that she has no experience, no office and no reputation. Almost immediately, London and her client are thrust into the deadly throes of a high-stakes international thriller of unimaginable scope.

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Resilient

By Patricia Vanasse / Genre: Science Fiction, Teen, Young Adult / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (11 reviews)

Resilient

Livia has never felt like she fits in. As normal as it sounds, Livia is anything but ordinary. She can feel every emotion of every single person around her, and it’s maddening. In pursuit of some psychic quiet, she moves with her family from New York City to Whidbey Island in the lush and sleepy Pacific Northwest. But when a horseback riding accident in her new home gives her a broken leg that heals in a day, she finds that another unexplainable ability has manifested, and her life isn’t about to get any easier.

Adam has no problem fitting in and making friends. In fact, he’s the top of the school, the boy everyone knows and loves. However, people only see what he allows them to. No one knows what Adam is truly capable of. After witnessing Livia’s accident, Adam sees something intriguing in her quick recovery, something that gives him hope that he’s not alone.

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A Bride for Christmas (Sweet Regency Novella)

By Aileen Fish / Genre: Regency, Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (13 reviews)

A Bride for Christmas (Sweet Regency Novella)

The Christmas season has always been important to Nash Sinclair. Home from the war and surrounded by his large, loving family, he realizes what is missing from his life: a wife. Not too surprisingly, he is looking at his sister-in-law’s rather becoming (and unmarried) sister when he makes the decision.

Lady Julianna intends to remain unmarried, having no need for a husband to live the life of her dreams. Rather than explain her unusual choice, she insists only a man who slays dragons would suit her, and since dragons don’t exist, neither does her ideal beau.

Not one to turn away from a challenge, Nash enlists the aid of his nieces and nephews in a scheme sure to win Lady Julianna’s affection. But as he comes to know the lady better, he realizes he’s risking his own heart. When did his silly idea become a crucial quest?

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In Stereo Where Available

By Becky Anderson / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (13 reviews)

In Stereo Where Available

Phoebe Kassner didn’t set out to become a 29-year-old virgin, but she is, and, having just been dumped by her boyfriend, she doesn’t see that situation changing anytime soon. Meanwhile, her twin sister Madison—aspiring actress, small-time model, and queen of the short attention span—has just been eliminated on the first round of Singing Sensation. Things aren’t looking so great for either of them, but when Phoebe, victim of a fake phone number written on a cocktail napkin, receives a surprise voice mail from a guy named Jerry, she takes pity on him and calls, setting in motion a serendipitous love story neither of them saw coming. And suddenly Madison has a romance of her own, as one of 12 women competing for two men on a ruthless, over-the-top reality show. As Phoebe falls in love with the jilted high school English teacher who never intended to call her in the first place, Madison’s falling in love, too, clawing and fighting her way through a tide of adorable blondes.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-06-13

Pulled (Book 1 Twin Flames Trilogy)

By Danielle Bannister / Genre: Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (85 reviews)

Pulled (Book 1 Twin Flames Trilogy)

When college freshman Naya meets Etash, a terribly scarred sophomore, she finds herself inexplicably ‘pulled’ toward him.

As Naya and Etash fight against the pull drawing them together, they discover that their connection is too strong to be denied. A connection deeper than either of them could fathom.

Together they will learn that this is not the first time they have been ‘pulled’ together.

Nor will it be their last.

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Bump in the Night (a short humorous mystery)

By Stephanie Bond / Genre: Collections & Anthologies, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (52 reviews)

Bump in the Night (a short humorous mystery)

BUMP IN THE NIGHT is a humorous short mystery!

      “Satisfyingly twisty.” –Publishers Weekly

A woman finds a dead man on her couch…and chaos ensues.

     “Stephanie Bond never fails to entertain me and deserves to be an auto-buy.” –Romance Reviews Today

Want a pick me up for your next coffee break? BUMP IN THE NIGHT will hit the spot!

PERFECT FOR READING ON YOUR PHONE!

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Single Ladies

By Blake Karrington / Genre: Women’s Fiction, African-American Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (28 reviews)

Single Ladies

When it comes to love, hate, trust, honesty, lying, cheating, deceit, betrayal, drama, money, power, respect, and back breaking, limitless, raw and uncut sex. This monthly Urban Soap, “Single Ladies” takes you to a whole nother level of play. There will be no holding back, no biting of the tongue and best believe the gloves are coming off when five childhood friends take you through the everyday life of living as a female in the hood. Expect everything… But boredom!!!

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Rogue’s Honor (The Saint of Seven Dials 1)

By Brenda Hiatt / Genre: Regency, Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (58 reviews)

Rogue's Honor (The Saint of Seven Dials 1)

To escape her stepmother’s matchmaking machinations, Lady Pearl runs away, pretending to be a common housemaid, with the help of her abigail. When she is rescued from near disaster by a charming serving-man, Pearl pretends to be simpleminded to safeguard herself from any unwanted advances. But soon she begins to suspect that her rescuer is far more than the common servant he seemed at first.

Luke St. Clair lives a double life, pretending to be a gentleman while in reality sustaining himself and the needy as that notorious Regency Robin Hood, the Saint of Seven Dials. The last thing Luke needs in his life is a beautiful simpleton in need of protection, but “Purdy” soon proves to be anything but simple–or common! Once he learns the truth, does he dare continue, in the ballrooms of the elite, the flirtation that began in the slums of London? The risk is enormous, but Lady Pearl’s sweet kisses may just be worth it.

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Above Rubies (Rockland Ranch)

By Jaclyn Hawkes / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (43 reviews)

Above Rubies (Rockland Ranch)

His chivalry was strangling her.
He thought he was helping her—and in truth, he was. She was in desperate straits. But as honorable as he was, he was also breaking her heart.
Her attraction was drowning him.
When World Champion rodeo cowboy Rossen Rockland and his friends rescue a young runaway who has been abused by her foster father and take her home to his parents’ ranch, he expects her to turn out to be a pain in the neck. And sometimes she is.
It doesn’t take him long to figure out that she has way more than her allotment of troubles—and far more than her share of gifts. Lovely, talented, and ravingly brilliant, Kit Star is too young, unbelievably humble, and oh, so loveable. Knowing that she needs his protection and time to grow into her potential, Rossen also figures out that what she really is, is a pain in the heart.
Watch for more of the Rockland Ranch Series!

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