The Rancher Next Door
Lone Star Canyon
Author: Susan Mallery
Her daddy said the Darbys were dirt.... But to young Katie Fitzgerald, the sun rose and set on rugged
Jack Darby. Jack was her childhood hero, her secret teen beau. But he hadn't loved her enough to leave
their feuding families behind, and blinding heartbreak had led her into another man's armsand 11 years of
loneliness.When Katie returned to the ranch next door, emotions tore through Jack like a Texas twister.
Anguish over her youthful betrayal, tenderness for her shy sonand a hunger so deep it hollowed him out.
But hadn't 11 lonely years taught him he was a fool to love a Fitzgerald?
Susan Mallery is the bestselling author of over 35 books for Harlequin and Silhouette. She is a reader
favorite, publishing in the Harlequin Historicals, Silhouette Intimate Moments and Silhouette Special
Edition lines.Best known for combining humor with emotion and creating extraordinary characters who
live on in the imagination, Susan publishes five or six books each year.Susan is married and lives with
her husband in sunny Southern California where the weather is always perfect and the eccentricities of a
writer are considered almost normal. She has two beautiful but not very bright cats, and the world's