Big Sky River: An Anthology (The Parable Series)

By Linda Lael Miller

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peggy logue
All of Ms Millers books are great, I have read the whole series of these. I wonder if there will be another one after Boone?
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lara garbero tais
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keith pishnery
I love this entire series. The first nook was my favorite, but this one is just as good. Can't wait for the next book by Linda Lael Miller.
Big Sky Summer :: The Creed Legacy (The Creed Cowboys) :: Big Sky Country (The Parable Series) :: Always a Cowboy (The Carsons of Mustang Creek) :: Montana Creeds: Logan (The Montana Creeds)
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suzana re i miler
Thoroughly enjoying this "cowboy" series by LLM ... believable characters and events and generally providing lovely escapism in a book!
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Loved this 3rd book in the series - just as great as the last 2. Just wish Linda Lael Miller would write faster. Love her books.
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dishan rajapaksha
She makes her characters real and keeps your attention throughout the book. I will continue to purchase her books and will recommend her novels to everyone.
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Ms. Miller is my favorite author. I love her stories and her writing style. She makes it easy to be involved in the stories and makes readers anxious for her next book.
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A great story with believable, likable characters set in the west. Another good Linda Lael Miller read that I thoroughly enjoyed.
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cris bergin
i love this book im ready for the next one she is a great writer. her books have a story to them
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amy lin
I enjoy reading the books written by Linda Lael Miller. They are interesting and entertaining.
I always look forward to the next book.
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heather gallenbeck
very good story line. Loved it. loved the two before this one. Can't wait for the next one to come out.
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whitney la rocca
I love Linda Lael Miller. Her stories are so real. I try to read all her books . I think everyone should try her books.
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I looked so forward to this booking coming to print, all her novels, especially the series books are always a great read.
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holly barfield
As always, I love her book. Love the cowboy and country setting. I'm already looking forward to starting another book.
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I have enjoyed all of the books in this series that I have read. I have shared my books with friends that also like them.
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brian speck
The book was good from start to finish....loved the first 2 of the series and was glad when this one was finally out.
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leona lehar
I liked the book. It was easy to read with an entertaining story. I liked the book very much easy read.
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I have never read a bad book by Linda Lael Miller. I'm always waiting for the next one to come out.
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I have read Big Sky River and the series by Linda Lael MIller and loved them. Hopefully there will be more.
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a lib tech reads
not my kind of language to read much less hear. I guess this is their way of thought. I did not finish this book and put in trash
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
jason ackerman
Boone Taylor, the sheriff of Parable County, is still mourning his wife who died a few years ago and still hasn't brought his two young boys home. Even though he's moved on with his life, he's still stuck in time with his property in decay and his sons still living with his sisters in another town. Meanwhile, his prickly neighbor, Tara Kendall who has been very critical of how he's not maintained his property, is reinventing herself after moving to Parable from New York. Her painful marriage behind her, she's making the best of her new life in spite of her stubborn but handsome neighbor.

This series just gets better with each book. I knew Boone's book would be more complicated given his personal circumstances and my instincts were on target. His friends had gently urged him in the past to bring his sons back home but he was reluctant to disrupt their lives. It took a crisis in his sister's life to get him to take action. Boone's initial struggles were so realistic, facing those issues most single parents encounter with the added complication of them not really knowing him that well and the shock of a different standard of living.

When Tara's twin stepdaughters, who she raised from toddlers and adores, come to visit, it gives her and Boone opportunities to see each other differently. Their romance was heartwarming as it developed around their families and friends. I'm a sucker for kids in these stories as they tend to bring out the best in the adults as it did here. Friends from the previous books in the series also play a role and we get nice updates on their lives. The only criticism I have is that the ending felt a little rushed, satisfying, but culminating a bit faster than I thought it should have.

Boone and Tara's story took its time to develop with the layers of their lives, past and present, unfolding richly. I loved their story and it's my favorite of the series to date. I'm looking forward to the next book as it will be about Casey Elder and she's got some secrets yet to be revealed.

(I received an ARC from NetGalley)
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Great characters and that includes the main characters and those of the supporting cast. There will be plenty of emotion and activity in this community. I liked how no matter what the people of Parable all came together.
It was fun catching up with people whose story I had read in the other books prior to this one. Opal was another one who just seemed to gather everyone under her wings like chicks. It didn't matter how old or how young they were either. It was even fun to see her finding a love of her own too.
There are children in this story too. Boone's two young son's who have been basically farmed out to his sister and her husband for a few years. Boone fell apart when his wife died after a long illness. And he's still trying to pull himself out of that pit. He has done enough when it comes to his job but he's put little or no effort into much of anything else.
Tara, the uptown city girl is now a chicken rancher. That brought some funny moments. She also loves two of her teenage twin girls that she raised as a step-mother for almost all of their life. That came to a screeching halt when she divorces their father James. He is a jerk of the first order, with the title of Doctor before his name or not. Tara has no rights as their former step-mother but they definitely love her and James resents that too. And he isn't against hurting Tara by cutting off almost all contact between the girls and her. Of course, it wasn't about caring about the girls, it was all about image.
There are other things going on as well but not in a way that makes it overwhelming to keep up.
Will someone PLEASE do something about that Deputy McQuillan? He just keep landing on his feet. He has a promotion of sorts. Well at least Boone no longer has to have him on his staff. Ah, well maybe the next book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
More than a love story, Big Sky River is an incredibly heartwarming story of healing from a devastating loss and finding love where it is least expected. This third installment in Linda Lael Miller's delightfully charming Parable series brings the long awaited romance of Sheriff Boone Taylor and his city slicker neighbor Tara Kendall.

Boone Taylor stole my heart as soon as we were introduced to the heartbroken lawman in Big Sky Country. Boone has been stuck in an endless cycle of grief since his wife's death a few years earlier. While he goes through the motions, he cannot quite seem to move on despite the encouragement of his longtime friends Hutch Carmody and Slade Barlow. His sister is raising his young sons, Griffin and Fletcher and while they come for the occasional visit with him, Boone is not ready to be a full time dad. But when Boone's brother-in-law suffers an accident and his sister has her hands full with her own family, it is time for Griffin and Fletcher to move home with their dad.

In the wake of her painful divorce, Tara Kendall leaves New York and purchases the ranch next door to Boone. Tara and Boone have butted heads a time or two over his dilapidated and run down property, but for the most part, they live a peaceful co-existence. Tara has settled into her life as chicken farmer and she has formed a tight friendship with Kendra Carmody, Joslyn Barlow and newcomer Casey Elder. While she is definitely over her ex, Tara still feels the loss of her stepdaughters Elle and Erin. When her ex-husband proposes she take the girls for the summer, she jumps at the chance to renew her relationship with the daughters of her heart and welcomes them with open arms.

Despite their age differences, the four kids enjoy spending time with one another and Tara and Boone's paths begin to cross on a fairly frequent basis with the arrival the children. Boone's job as sheriff brings after hours crises and Tara lends a neighborly hand when Boone needs it. Boone and Tara quickly begin to see one another in a whole new light, and as their perspectives evolve, so does their relationship. Their romance is slow growing, understated and mostly free of conflict. There are a few issues that do arise between them but they are resolved fairly quickly.

Linda Lael Miller's characters are always refreshingly down to earth, compassionate, and easy to like. They are not larger than life, but instead they are everyday average people living ordinary lives. They are dealing with realistic problems and they make mistakes.

With Big Sky River, Linda Lael Miller delivers an emotionally satisfying and incredibly poignant novel. What I found most enjoyable about Boone and Tara's story is their slow but steady progress as they triumph over their respective pasts. Love sneaks up on them when neither of them is looking and that just makes their romance that much sweeter. An absolutely wonderful addition to the Parable series that fans are sure to love.

I received a complimentary copy for review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
jennifer medeiros
I am in love with the townsfolk of Parable Montana. Big Sky River is book three in Linda Lael Miller's Swoon-Worthy Cowboy series and yea-ha it was good to return. Each can be read as a standalone, but if you are like me and want to know all of the side characters and their stories go for book one first. This book focuses on Sheriff Boone Taylor and his city-born neighbor Tara Kendall. Since the first novel Big Sky Country these two have butted heads and it was lovely reading their story. As always once I started reading, I could not put it down and consumed this in a few hours.

Boon Taylor has loved and lost. Right now he needs to focus on his two fragile young sons and his career as the local Sheriff. He has friends, a double wide and is not looking for romance. His next door neighbor Tara Kendall, a city slicker determined to reinvent herself after a divorce that left her mourning the loss of her step-daughters but not the man who fathered them. She and her neighbor Boone have butted heads more than once and his run-down property is an eye-sore to her view of the river. If you told her she'd be thinking about kissing the man, she'd call you crazy; but fate has different ideas. The tale had suspense, tragedy, a little romance and a few hot moments.

I have come to love the characters in this small town and their sense of community. I have always been interested in quite reserved, Boone Taylor and was delighted to get his story. He is noble, loves hard and is completely swoon-worth. We get to see the softer, damaged and fragile side of him. His hurt felt so real. Tara is delightful and has made good friends in town. Despite her initial fear of her chickens she has made a success if not unique living off them. Her snarky interactions with Boone were hilarious and when she realized she was attracted to him, her inner thoughts had me giggling. Opal the town matchmaker is up to her usually tricks and of course other lovable characters from the first two books are threaded into this tale and I loved reading about the developments in their lives. Boone's kids were adorable as were the twins. Several events happen in town and as always I enjoyed these side stories.

The romance in Big Sky River was sweet, but I wanted more scenes with this couple. I loved the tension and awkwardness these two felt around each other. It was precious and sometimes downright hilarious.Their relationship felt genuine and I enjoyed watching it unfold. Other threads in their storyline were suspenseful and kept me turning the pages. While I felt assured I would get my happily ever after, the ride there was fun and full of twists. Miller has created a town in Montana that reminds me of Robin Carr's Virgin River series with flesh out characters you want to visit time and time again.
I want to thank Harlequin for providing this ARC in exchange for my unbiased review. Originally posted at caffeinatedbookreviewer dot com
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
steve bosserman
I should have known when I ordered this book through the store Vine that it would be what is now considered a typical romance novel - meaning sex scenes. I really am not a prude, but I don't enjoy reading descriptive sex scenes. I guess I am old school and just want them to close the doors and fade to black.

I liked the idea of the city girl (Tara) moving to the country, meeting the man next door and finding love--but many of the aspects of the story left me cold.

The town sheriff is a widower whose sister is now raising his kids. I couldn't get over that fact that two kids who have lost their mom and needed comfort were sent to live with another relative. So here we have the sheriff (Boone) who is supposed to be the "guy" in this story, who leaves his kids at his sister's and his home and property fall into ruin. I had a hard time liking him. Where was his pride for his home, and compassion for his children--the kids his beloved wife gave him? I've experienced grief and I understand needing time to heal and move on, but this man needed a swift kick in his jeans. When you have kids, you move on one step at a time. It isn't easy but you do it.

I just couldn't get onboard with this story. This one wasn't for me.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
What can I say -- another excellent story, series of stories, as I went back and read prior books in this series, and a few nights with little sleep. Ms. Miller has an excellent skill for involving the reader in the lives and emotions of her characters from cover to cover. I hate for the stories to end; it's like losing friends! In this story we follow Boone Taylor whom we met in the first two books of this series (no problem if you're starting with this book); she brings in background information from the first two stories so we know what has happened with this character and his two close friends, Slade Barlow and Hutch Carmody. After suffering the loss of his life-long friend and wife to cancer, Boone immediately takes a dislike to the New York City-slicker turned chicken rancher, Tara, on the place next door to him. Tara immediately dislikes Boone since he takes very little interest in maintaining his property and home which are the "view" from her home. Life takes twists and turns; Tara has a step-daughter staying with her for the summer about the same time Hutch's brother-in-law suffers an injury requiring him to take his two sons back to live with him. The children and the dogs together create events over the summer causing Hutch and Tara to spend more time with each other whether they think they want to or not. In spite of significantly injured emotions in prior relationships, each of them become aware of growing feelings for the other as 'situations' cause them to work together with common purposes. Trying not to ruin the story for you... I've never been disappointed with any of Linda Lael Miller's books. This one does not disappoint either. I'm catching up on sleep waiting for her next book!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
In this third book of her Big Sky series we see again why Linda Lael Miller has earned her crown as the Queen of western romance. This delightfully charming story features cowboy sheriff Boone Taylor and city slicker cum chicken farmer Tara Kendall.
Boone is still mourning the death of his beloved wife and has yet to bring his two young sons home where they belong. When a phone call from his sister that his brother-in -law has suffered a health crisis Boone is forced to bring his boys home. That is the catalyst that thrusts a grieving Boone back into the land of the living. Now he's taking responsibility for his sons and taking a new look at his life. He's also taking a new look at his neighbor ,Tara Kendall.
Following her divorce, Tara left N.Y. city to run a chicken farm in Parable , Montana ...right next door to Boone. Fireworks flew between the two neighbors and they got off on the wrong foot right from the start. Tara stereotypes Boone as a redneck sheriff with his rundown trailer and overgrown yard. And Boone is scornful of Tara , pegging her as a city-slicker playing at being a chicken farmer. An awful lot of one liners have flown between these two in the first two books. Tara's been missing her twin step-daughters and is ecstatic when her megalomaniac ex allows the girls to come for a visit.
Things get interesting when the four kids bring their parents together. Soon the bickering neighbors are looking at each other with a new perspective. And liking what they see. Boone and Tara's romance unfolded slowly and was a little awkward at times. I just knew that these two were meant to be from the time that first insult flew during the first book. That's one of the things I love so much about LLM books. They are always so heartwarming with characters that endear themselves to the reader. And it's always good to catch up with old friends from other books. Sort of like a family reunion. I can't wait for the next book about the folks in Parable which I'm assuming will be the intriguing Casey's story. Big Sky River earns a five star rating and a highest recommendation from this happy reader.
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matthias kretschmann
This book helped pass the time on a train ride from Chicago to St. Louis and back. It is an easy but not compelling read. I often found myself putting the book down and looking out the window or watching the other passengers on the train. This is my first Linda Lael Miller book and after reading some of the other reviews it probably was not the best choice. I like the typeface- it was easy to read on a bouncing train and the compact size and very light weight made it easy to take along.

I had no problem understanding the relationship between the characters even though this was my first book by Miller. The plot line was appealing from reading reviews but I was very disappointed in its development. I still can't understand how Boone and Tara fell for each other so suddenly after being wary neighbors for so long. The horrific accident that happens half way through didn't seem tragic or real and Opal, the good church woman of Parable, was too generic. This is not a book filled with sex and salacious details nor are there any nail biting moments.

I thought of giving 2 stars but it kept me occupied on the train and the fact that the book weighed practically nothing, could fit in my jacket pocket and had an easily readable typeface pushed it to 3 stars, If you have read the other books in the series you wouldn't want to miss this one because of the plot developments.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Reviewer: Jen
Source: Netgalley
Jen's review was first posted at Romancing the Book's blog.

I've been a longtime fan of Linda Lael Miller and this story didn't disappoint. It's the third in her series based in Parable, Montana, but it stands well on it's own. Like most series, it would be helpful to have read the prior books for a little back ground of the supporting characters. But there is no overarcing theme to where the reader would be lost if they were making their first visit to Parable with this book.

Big Sky River was a pretty fast read. The story is all about the romance between Tara and Boone. There's no mystery, suspense or even a third party trying to tear them apart. It's a straight forward tale of two people having to overcome their own hangups to find love. But that said, I was drawn into the story pretty quickly and read it in one sitting because I just had to get to the happily ever after.

Boone's a widower and still hasn't gotten over his wife's death. In his grief, he sent his two young sons to live with their aunt and uncle. But now a family emergency has those boys coming home. He's not sure how to deal with the kids, especially since he's the town sheriff. And then there is Tara, his new neighbor. She's a big city girl who has moved to Parable after leaving her marriage and career. She's settling into town, making friends and trying not to notice her neighbor, but things get all turned upside down when her step daughters come to visit.

I wasn't sure how Ms Miller was going to bring together Boone and Tara. Both characters had issues to overcome as the dealt with their attraction. And neither really wanted to fall in love after past heartbreak. They were both very relateable, which made their story so sweet and in the end satisfying.

I am always happy to recommend a Linda Lael Miller book. Although at times her stories can be cookie-cutter (how many times can you base a series on a couple brothers and their friend who all live in a small town?), I still find them to be good, solid reads and each unique in their own way. Ms Miller always seems to touch my heart-strings, which is why I look forward to whatever is coming next.
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Western romance author Linda Lael Miller takes us back to Parable, Montana with "Big Sky River", the third book in her charming and touching "Big Sky Series". Sheriff Boone Taylor keeps himself busy with work, fishing, and generally enjoying the simple things in life. He avoids tackling the big emotional issues which are following him everywhere he goes--he's learned to compartmentalize and keep moving. The death of his beloved wife Corrie three years earlier to breast cancer pretty much pulled the plug on his ability to cope with life head on. Unable to handle his grief and care for his two small sons, he left the boys in care of his sister Molly and her husband, Bob. He only meant for it to be a temporary arrangement, but time kept moving forward while his heart stayed behind with his sorrow. When Molly's husband is injured, and she will have to care for him and their own children, Boone knows it's time to bring his boys home. It's not much of a home, it's a dilapidated old double-wide, but somehow, it will have to do. Tara Kendall is a big-city girl turned chicken farmer, trying her best to live out her dreams in Parable. She loves her ranch, even if her handsome neighbor, Boone Taylor, lives in a run-down eyesore. She tries not to notice how easy-on-the eyes Boone is himself, especially since they manage to engage in verbal combat each time they have a conversation. Tara sure doesn't miss her wretched ex-husband, James, but she dearly misses his two daughters, whom she loves as though she had given birth to them herself. When James generously offers to let the girls stay with her while he pursues his latest affair, Tara is overjoyed. Life with children of any age is never really predictable, but it's always predicament-prone, and both Boone and Tara each have their hands full trying to manage their own reunited families. Maybe a little give & take between neighbors is just the answer to make life easier. Or will hearts become entagled as lives become intwined? Would that be such a bad thing? Boone must let go of his grief, and Tara must learn to trust again. Sometimes, taking a second chance at happiness captures a love twice as sweet.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Big Sky River, Swoon-Worthy Cowboys #3, by Linda Lee Miller
Grade: B

"I'll always love you, Corrie. But I'm ready to love someone else--and I need to love someone else--and I guess I'm asking you to understand."

Like most fans of the Swoon-Worthy Cowboys series I have been eagerly anticipating Boone and Tara's story since I first read about them. Tara is a bonafide city slicker who's trying her hand at being a chicken farmer and Boone is a widowed sheriff with two young boys and a broken heart. The two are neighbors and have never really gotten along and gone out of their ways to avoid each other. When Boone has to finally step up and be a father and Tara is asked to take care of her two stepdaughters is when these two finally connect.

I was hesitant about liking Boone at first and mostly because ofthe fact that when his wife died he stopped living and let his sister raise his two small young boys. I was very happy when he finally got out of his dark cloud and made an effort to undo his wrongs and be the man and father that his children need. If this hadn't happened I don't believe he and Tara would have fallen in love or that I would have enjoyed him as much as I did. Boone is a great man but he lost his way for awhile and he sure does a great job of redeeming himself.

Tara is a great heroine and I think she is the perfect woman to fix Boone's broken heart. She is very hard on him in the beginning but she lets herself be open to loving not only him but his two wonderful little boys. The children in the book are great and let us as readers see very different sides to both Tara and Boone. They also provide some of the most touching and emotional moments that had me tearing up at times. I don't cry a lot while reading but this book deals with some tough circumstances and it's impossible to not get emotionally involved.

This was a great installment in a must read series. The characters don't have the easiest lives but they all want to be loved and be family which makes it so easy to relate to them. I am so excited to see what happens in the next book and hope that June comes fast cause I need to know what happens in Parable, Montana ASAP.
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Like some other reviewers, at first I wondered why Boone, after the death of his wife, would abdicate the responsibility for raising his two young sons to his sister and her husband. When I considered the situation more closely I began to understand why he would have done what he did. He was a sheriff, and as such he was on-call 24/7. He didn't know anyone he could call at 3 o'clock in the morning to come over and care for his sons if he got an emergency call and he just didn't see how he could properly care for a 3 and 5 year old.

I also can relate to how sometimes after the death of a beloved spouse a person can get trapped in a black hole and find it extremely difficult to claw his or her way out. After two years, Boone is still in love with his late wife but has started to climb out of that black hole and he realizes he is also ready to love someone new. He needs someone in his life and his boys let him know that they need a mother. Boone and Tara are neighbors and when they first met they pretty much hated each other but they slowly start to realize that their feelings are changing.

I can't think of a hero in any of Linda Lael Miller's books that I didn't end up loving, nor are there any of her books I don't love. In fact, I will admit there are a few things I cannot do. I can't straddle a mud puddle with a wheelbarrow. As the old song by Roger Miller said, I can't roller skate in a buffalo herd. And I can't read a book by this author without loving it! This is a keeper and I highly recommend it.
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jason jerus
Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller is a sweet and tender, small town, western romance, with lovable and endearing characters, that will draw you in and pull on your heartstrings.

Sheriff Boone Taylor is still recovering after the death of his wife to cancer. Unable to care for his young boy's he sent them to live with his sister until he can once again properly care for them. When an unexpectant accident happens to his brother in law, Sheriff Taylor must bring his boy's home and learn to care for them himself.

With all that is going on, the last thing that Boone wants or needs is to find romance in his life, especially with his neighbor, Tara Kendall, whom he finds extremely annoying, with her big city way's and her complaints about how he keeps his property.

Tara moved to Parable, Montana after an ugly divorce. She has given up her glamorous life to try her hand at chicken farming. She hasn't seen her twin step daughters in month's when she receives a call from her ex asking her if she will keep them for the summer. Tara is thrilled to do so to say the least.

The last thing on Tara's mind is starting an relationship with someone else, least of all with the infuriating Sheriff Taylor, with his messy yard and his red neck ways.

As Boone and Tara work on improving their family relationships they find that they are growing to like each other's company. Will they be able to find love again after their upsetting pasts?
# 1 New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author Linda Lael Miller has penned an alluring romance that is sure to touch readers heart's with love and it's many complications. Big Sky River is the third book in the Parable, Montana series, and while it can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading the first two books in the series Big Sky Country, and Big Sky Mountain to help understand the relationship between the secondary character's better.

If you're looking for a satisfying, family oriented, delightful romance with a western flair then Big Sky River is the book for you!

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Couldn't wait to read Boone's story. It was a good story but I did have a couple places that I struggled with some. I don't normally write any criticisms of some errors I come across when reading, but this was one that had me shaking my head and going back twice to make sure I was reading it wrong. In the scene where the girls have a girls lunch with Casey and when they get ready to leave and get ready to get in Tara's SUV it says Kendra is riding in the back seat this time and Joslyn is riding shotgun, but then in the next sentence it has Joslyn asking Tara, from the back seat, about what she is going to where to her date. Then a few paragraphs later Joslyn is reaching through the seats towards the front to give Tara a light squeeze of her arm. Then a few sentences later Kendra reaches over from her shotgun seat to console Tara also. I had to go back and read it twice to make sure I had read who was sitting where since they were not sitting where it says they first were sitting. Just thought this mistake was blatant enough to be caught. It kind of made me lose the flow scene doing that. Don't know if it was the eKindle version I was reading that had this mistake or if the print version had it written the correct way. The other thing that I thought was a small disappointment was feeling I got of the story being rushed and wanting the romance of them getting together and working with the kids on how they were going to make the two families blend together more fleshed out. They get together without much interaction/talking about it, kind of rushed through that and the rest with Tara getting papers to keep the girls, Boone and Tara getting married and fleshing out the girls reactions to that. It would have been nice to see more dialogue from the characters. Wanted more from the ending. All in all, I loved Boone & Tanya and this is a good read. Would like to see these characters again to see how they have blended the families and created their family together. Do they stay in the chicken farm or build the new farm? There has to be a showdown with the newly appointed Sheriff of Parable, Treat McQuillan and Boone since the newly appointed sheriff is such a slimy character. He has to do something to make it so Boone shows the town how slimy and wrong he is.
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hope baxter
I am a huge Linda Lael Miller fan and have read almost all of her books. I've got to say this was probably my least favorite book of hers. It is the third book in the Big Sky series (Big Sky Country, Big Sky Mountain and Big Sky River). Tara Kendall has stayed in the background in the last two books and it was exciting to finally get to read about her and Boone; since her hatred for him radiated out of the first two books. It would have been interesting to see Ms. Miller live up to the challenge for Boone to prove he was worthy of Tara... and for Tara to earn it. Instead they went from Hate to Love in about a day for no reason. It felt like they had to be together... so they were. Overall, if you are looking for a cowboy romance to fall in love with, look for just about any other Linda Lael Miller book to read. Though if you want a predictable romance and you haven't experienced the greatness of LLM then go for it and then read her other series and realize the greatness.
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I really liked how the author put an invitation in the front of the book- she welcomes you to Parable, whether it's your first visit or you've come before. For me, this was my first Parable book. It was a sweet way to start, and it gave you a sense of the town- a warm welcome from an open heart.

The book is like that- the town is about taking care of each other. In many ways, the book is "cute" in that there's not much conflict. But it was nice to read about people who are just there to support each other and lend a helping hand. Real "cowboys" and ladies!

This particular story centers on a divorced woman who had moved to Parable from the big city to start a chicken farm (shh- she doesn't eat any of them- but that's her little secret!). So Tara, with her big money and city ways, is fitting in with friends and such, but she lives next door to the sheriff (Boone), who is widowed and has spent the last few years moping. His trailer is an eyesore, and he's been more existing than actually living. Until the sparks start to fly! The Sheriff's kids had been staying with an aunt and uncle since their mom died, waiting for Dad to wake up and take responsibility. A situation arises, however, that makes the Sheriff take his kids back- to the joy of everyone. Meanwhile, Tara has her 2 stepdaughters come visit. Between kids, dogs, chickens, and situations, Tara and Boone are sort of put together, and the sparks immediately start popping.

There's not a lot of conflict to overcome, but there's a lot of togetherness and love. A cute story, and I look forward to reading others to get the back stories on Tara and Boone's friends.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
While the writing seems a bit formula driven I still enjoy reading Linda Lael Millers work. The story is one that always pulls you in. There is always a bit of an underdog character who will show his true colors as the time goes on and the girl will always fall in love with the character by the end of the book.

In this book I enjoyed the build up, Sheriff Taylor lost his wife to breast cancer and left him with the care of two little boys. But because of his grief and inability to care for the boys right off his sister took them in and cared for them. Boone Taylor seemed fine with that arrangment.

Tara Kendall comes into the picture as a New York City Native moved to Montana to become a "chicken farmer" only to discover that she doesn't have the guts to kill and eat any of her chickens. She gathers the eggs, but that's about it.

Tara and Boone get off on the wrong footing as they live across the creek from each other and his place is a complete mess. But dog gone it, he is a hunk (Tara's thoughts, Millers words).

Well the story has twists and turns. The boys come to live with Boone and Tara's step daughters come to stay with her. There is drama, there is fun, there is Romance.

The love/romance will win out in the end and everyone will be happy. Just like all of Linda's novels. But with that said I still enjoyed reading it.

So, why only four stars and not five? Because I thought the ending came a bit to quickly. I would have liked maybe another twenty or so pages of development. But all in all I wasn't disappointed.

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
britt marie davey
Sheriff Boone Taylor is a widower still suffering the loss of his wife to cancer. Their two little boys have been living since then with his sister and her husband, since he seemed unable to cope. One day his sister calls to tell him her husband has been in an accident, and she can no longer take care both the boys and her injured husband. Boone has to man up and become the father he needs to be to his boys. Tara Kendall is a divorcee living next door to Boone on the chicken farm she made out of his childhood home. Out of the blue, her jerk of an ex-husband calls and asks her to look after her beloved twin step-daughters for the Summer. Even though she raised them, he hasn't let her see them after the divorce. She jumps at the chance. Tara and Boone have never gotten along - she thinks he's an irresponsible redneck and he thinks she's a snob. With the addition of children to their lives, they have occasion to see each other under different circumstances. The story is about the development and healing of these two people, with the help of the children and each other. While other books may show similar plots, this one shows more than usual depth to the characters that makes their growth and eventual relationship believable. There is explicit sex, but it is slowly worked up to and belongs instead of feeling obligatory. The detail given to the town of Parable (it is the 3rd book in the series taking place in that town) and its citizens feels like a warm and sweet visit to a place one can get attached to and feel like revisiting.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
camy de mario
It all started with a widower, a busted knee and a chicken rancher.
Sheriff Boone is a good man with some serious heartache. His wife died young and left him with two child that his sister is raising for him. He has not been able to step out of is depression and care for them himself since see died. He can barely take basic care of himself. He has lived a lonely life not looking for anything more than just getting by. Things change fast when his sister's husband get's hurt and he has to take his kids and face life as a single father.
Tara, a divorced woman from New York is living just down the road and trying to start a new life as a chicken rancher. She had an ugly divorce and had to leave two step daughters behind that are the children of her heart. Her ex calls one day to ask her to watch the girls for a brief period so he can run wild with his new girlfriend. She is so giddy with excitement to have them back in her life. Now if she could get that ornery sheriff to clean up his property...
These two argue, bicker, snap, and sneer at each other and just don't like each other much. Well, that is until Opel, the local unofficial matchmaker sings in and brings her magic with her.
A fantastic love story, filled with good people and good deeds. You can't beat this author if you're looking for a HEA read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I was entranced with this true love story!!! We've seen parts of Boone in the previous books, I was so glad to read his and Tara's story now. I loved seeing their relationship develop, they are two people ready for each other...mature, none of the silliness of some romance stories, they were true to themselves and didn't hide who they were. Althoug I was sad to reach the end of the book, it left me feeling so fulfilled! I highly recommend this. Can't wait for the next one!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
haley white
We met Boone Taylor in the earlier books featuring his BFF's Hutch & Slade. Boone's life is a wreck. His beloved wife died of cancer two years ago and their young sons, Griffin and Fletcher are living with his sister's family in Missoula. He lives in a rundown double-wide on the land his parents owned.

Boone's parents property was divided after their deaths. Their old home was bought by Tara Kendall, a divorce from NYC. Tara's looking to rebuild her life. Tara's 12 year old step daughters, Erin and Elle, are visiting for a few weeks.

During the previous two books Tara has loathed seeing Boone's dumpy trailer and overgrown yard from her home & she stereotypes Boone as a redneck. Boone dismisses Tara her as a pretentious city girl.

I think I was expecting too much from this author or this story. I wanted Boone to be more like the father in the Skylark stories. I also would have liked more buildup between Tara and Boone. It just never rang true for me *sigh*. Also would have like more time between Boone and his sons.

It was a nice read and can certainly see the appeal to many readers.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
c tia
This is such a sweet series, and that is not something I am usually drawn to in a book. I don't go for contemporary romance, but for some reason I am loving hearing (audiobook version) about all these characters' lives.

It seems that Tara judges Boone on just his house and not his actual personality.

My heart aches for Boone. I can't imagine losing the love of your life and then realizing you are ready to move on. I did not like how he was handling his sons though.

Tara's ex, James, is so aggravating. I want to smack him. I also wanted to smack her at times for how she dealt with him. I understood to a degree, but it still made me want to yell at her...and him.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
erin stubbendieck
BIG SKY RIVER by Linda Lael Miller is another of her much loved "Montana Men" novels. With a somewhat simple but well written love story, readers will fall in love with Sheriff Boone Taylor and Tara Kendal. Boone has lost his wife a few years ago and looking for a new love is not where his head is at. Meanwhile, Tara has left New York with a broken heart thanks to her ex. She arrives seeking peace and recovery from her broken marriage. Settling in Parable, along Big Sky River, seems like the perfect answer to Tara. However, in that her place is next door to Boone Taylor is NOT the perfect answer to him. He enjoys his solitude and peace and quiet. With his horse and dogs, he thinks his life is complete and doesn't want any entanglements.

In all of Miller's novels, the protagonists are noble men and women readers admire. BIG SKY RIVER is no different and although the story is predictable, it is no less romantic or enjoyable. It is easy to see why Linda Lael Miller is known as the "First Lady of the West".
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
I enjoyed this book, which is pretty typical of Linda Lael Miller's books. He's been mourning his wife since she died, and has let his sister raise his two boys for the last five years. She's licking her wounds after divorcing her self-absorbed husband, a Manhattan surgeon. His brother-in-law gets hurt and he has to reclaim his sons. Her ex asks her to take his daughters (who she loves) for a few weeks. Can this group somehow form a family?

Like most of Miller's books, this one has a couple of steamy scenes, though they were more flowery than explicit. Interestingly, they decided not to be intimate when the kids were around until they got married. I liked both Boone and Tara, and the kids were great. It may not be great literature but it was a fun read.

Those who have read the other books in the series will enjoy catching up with the couples featured in them, and I'm guessing there is at least one more book in this series.

I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley. Grade: B
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
scott haraburda
With romance novels such as this, you get what you expect, and rely upon that for that light reading venture.

True to Harlequin, Linda Lael Miller's, 'Big Sky River' is the love story of two nice, handsome and pretty, individuals who have encountered heartache.

The setting 'Parable'...

Sheriff Boone has lost his wife to cancer, and now resumes care of his two young sons.

Tara Kendall, has relocated (and now raises 'chickens'!) after the demise of a marriage with an unfaithful selfish man. Now this man had two pre teen girls, (his first wife deceased) who Tara had lovingly mothered and ...then was cut off from...

So Tara's husband in his quest for an indulgent fling, asks Tara to let those girls visit.

So we have sweet Boone and sweet Tara, at first resisting each other...little boys, pre teen girls, dogs, chickens, pick up trucks and then...what would you think would happen?

That's the beauty of Harlequin...
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
I have read five of the six books dealing with Parable, Montana. They each deal with the life and love of eight characters who are friends and part of Parable. Each book centers on one couple while they other characters play subordinate roles. In each of the books, the male and female protagonists either dislike or are mildly afraid but eventually the obvious occurs. There is always one obligatory sex scene between the two. Lovely way they relate to children and animals and interesting how they finally end up together. Can't help but like the characters, especially Opal Dennison seems to be the catalyst between the would be lovers who always end up together. (big surprise). Definitely fun read if one forgets these are same people who are TeaParty types.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
chris leveille
This author is a new favorite of mine. A friend loaned me one of her earlier books, and I have been hooked on Linda Lael Millers' novels ever since. The characters and stories are lifelike and likable, and Miller writes an entertaining tale. An added plus, to me, is her obvious love of and inclusion of pets and animals in her stories. If you like Norah Roberts and Lavryle Spencer, you'll enjoy this author's books. It's nice to read a good story that is believable and not always predictable. Big Sky River is one in a series of contemporary western-background novels set in Montana. It can be read by itself or along with the others in this series. The characters are believable and there is no overt, bodice-ripping in this feel-good romance. Fans of Ms. Miller's writing should enjoy this one as well.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
laura jelenkovich
I found this story incredibly hard to follow, probably because I hadn't read the first two books in the series. Many characters and relationships that needed background info to help with understanding of what was going on. It really bugged me though, when the relationship between the two main characters went from hating each other to being in love within two conversations. Then counting on marriage within another few days. No way.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
j v stanley
Disclaimer: I have received this book as part of the the store Vine Program.

This is about a country tale of a divorced city woman that lands in a rural town, Parable, Montana. She then falls in love with her widow neighbor while trying to raise 2 stepkids and some chickens. While a heart warming book, it is long and boring dragging on on forever and not a juicy book by all means.

I like the part about her moving from the city to a more simple kind of life but not enough details in this book. I have NOT read the previous books in the series and this makes it a bit hard to understand some twist and turns.

If I was to recommend this book I would also recommend the others in the series just to get the whole picture.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
guy blissett
"Big Sky River (The Parable)" is the first book by Linda Lael Miller I have read. It is the third in the Big Sky series. I enjoyed the book - it was cute, romantic, and had its serious moments. While it was part of a series, it could be read stand-alone; however, I think that it might have more meaning if the series is read in order. I wished I could have known a little more about how Boone and Tara had met. The book hints at a lot of prior fireworks but pretty much moves immediately into romance. Also, the couples who got together in previous books sound like their stories were interesting. I plan to read the two first books before I read the fourth book in the series - which should be arriving shortly.

I recommend the book - it has a couple of sex scenes but not too graphic.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
This is more a sex story than a love story. Frankly, neither of the main characters were particularly likeable so maybe that is why. They've been neighbors for two years but have absolutely no relationship until it conveniently starts up for this book. The parts of this book I enjoyed related to Boone and Tara's relationships with their respective children. The part of the book I didn't like was their relationship with each other. Basically, they had sex twice and decided they were in love. That's their relationship in a nutshell.
Also, I don't know why this bugged me so much but the summary on the back of the book says Boone has "a run down but decent ranch, two faithful dogs and a good horse." I don't know what book they are summarizing, but it is not this one.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
finley david daniel
Repeats, repeats, repeats. I really don't think this author wrote this book. When there weren't repeats the story was pretty good. It's like the story was thrown in around the repeats. There were a lot of editing problems. I got this book at the library. Thankfully, I didn't spend any money on it. I know there are more books after this one but, I can't stand to read another book from this author. This was definitely not a 3 star book but, I didn't hate nor did I really like it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Take a trip to Parable Montana and meet widow Sheriff Boone Taylor and New York transplant aka Chicken Farmer Tara Kendall. When Boone has to bring home his boys who have been living with his sister since his wife passed away he finds himself having more encounters with his neighbors Tara. Tara and Boone have not got along because of his unkept yard but slowly they both learn to trust in love again.

This is a great series - That I have been reading out of order - so good however you read them... Book 1:Big Sky Country (Hqn) ,Book 2: Big Sky Mountain (Hqn) , Book 3: Big Sky River (The Parable) and Book 4:Big Sky Summer.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
mitch johnston
This book has a great cast of characters, including those from previous books, whose stories are intriguing. And I'm not forgetting the dogs and cats. Boone and Tara love their families, but it's not easy making a home for them... And these four children need a real home. Fortunately there are family and friends--practically the whole community--to help them meet the challenges and move on--and get together!

Note: The blurb says that the hero has a horse and two dogs. Not true. He has no horses or dogs, though a rescued dog shows up later, even though he wants to return to his former owner... There are other dogs, who have their own families. (Lucy is fun!)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
clyde sharik
New woman in town sure to disrupt Sheriff Boone Taylor's life, with which he is perfectly content (or so he thinks). A widower who has paid his dues, he likes his peace and quiet.

When a new woman with a new dream buys the neighboring property, he finds herself needing help from her handsome but reserved neighbor. A typical Miller offering, I enjoyed the story, the characters and the building romance set in my favorite place, the stunning West. Horses, dogs, dirt and romance. Bring it on.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
staci mednick
When his wife Corrie died a few years ago, Parable County Sheriff Boone Taylor sent their two young sons (Griffin and Fletcher) to live with his sister Molly, her husband Bob and their three children. However, Bob suffers an injury so Molly tells her sibling he needs to raise his sons in his home.

Following a divorce, Tara Kendall left New York City to run a chicken farm next to Boone's spread in Montana. Her former spouse Dr. James Lennox calls her to tell her he is exiling their tweener twin daughters (Erin and Elle) to stay with her after they routed another nanny. She is elated as she misses her daughters and some of the things about the vibrant Big Apple, but definitely not Lennox. As the families become acquainted the two adults fall in love; feelings neither want.

The return to Parable (see Big Sky Mountain) is an engaging contemporary romance due to the likable single parents and their four impish children. The kidsserve as matchmakers as Tara and Boone need help so they turn to one another. With a nod to the Brady Bunch, fans will enjoy with seven "you get eggroll."

Harriet Klausner
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
anna p j
I've read the Creed series from Linda Lael Miller and enjoyed them so much I wanted to read more from her. I love the setting and her main characters are slightly lost souls that get a loving touch from her leading ladies. I had a hard time with the back story of both heroine and hero from Big Sky River. I don't want to give away the storyline but Sheriff Boone's character was really hard for me to like which makes it difficult to enjoy reading. Once I got through that part of the book, I enjoyed it. Linda Lael Miller makes classic love stories set in the heartland of America.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
shane r
Unable to face life head on Sheriff Boone Miller is lost in grief. The loss of his wife was more than he could endure and leaves his two young sons with his sister. When circumstances force him to take responsibility for his sons changes emerge one by one. When the Tara from the city moves into the ranch across the river the story gets interesting and the two find more in common than ever expected. Will their hearts find healing in one another or make things worse? Vivid characters and unique situations give you pause to ponder...
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
What I liked: I liked the kids. They were really making the story enjoyable.
What I didn't like: I can't say that I didn't like the book it just wasn't interesting enough to keep me picking it back up. I did really have a rough time empathizing with Boone, it really hurt me terribly to know that he allowed his sister to raise his kids.

Source: Harlequin via Netgalley
Grade: DNF
Series: Parable, Montana #3
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
I rated this book four stars. This is the third book in the Parable Montana series. The book was well written as are all of Miller's books. She writes with humor and a love of the Western towns and traditions. Her books always include animals and fun secondary characters.
This was a nice read. A good way to pass an afternoon. The only criticism I would offer is that her love scenes are a little ridiculous. REALLY! But the stories are so enjoyable that is easily overlooked.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
ed timek
Good story, didn't want to put it down, couldn't wait till the next read. Loved all the characters except one.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
kevin benson
I actually give this 4.5 stars. Big Sky River is by far my favorite book in the series, as it is so beautifully written and poignant! This book is true Linda Lael Miller. However, the romance story between Boone and Tara moves along at a snail's pace. It would have been perfect if there had been another 100 pages. As it is they hardly spoke more than a few words to each other and didn't have their first date until practically the end. I didn't necessarily miss page after page of hot and heavy sex, but the "love" was rushed, and it disturbed me because it was really a good story.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
patricia luchetta
4 stars

Big Sky River bring us back to Parable, Montana. This is Boone Taylor and Tara Kendall
Sheriff Taylor sons have been living with his big sister after his wife died. When his sister calls and tells him her husband was injured and would have months of therapy to go through. Boone agrees and leaves to pick up his sons.
Griffen 7 and Fletcher 5 have been living thier Aunt Molly and Uncle Bob for years.
Griffen is excited to go back with his father but Fletcher is unhappy and scared too.
Boone had never meant them to stay that long with his sister. He was scared amd anxious
to bring them back home.
Tara bought the property next door to Boone and has been raising chickens. She is from New York City.
Tara hates the eyesore that Boones trailer is but at least he cleaned up his yard this past year.
Tara ex-husband calls and asks her if his twin daughters can come stay with her while he takes his girl on long vacation. He has not wanted her to see them even though she raised them while they were very young. Elle and Erin were 12 and love Tara.
She was very willing to let them come, but she had to down play how much that meant for her because he could change his mind out of spite.
Tara went and traded her car a 2 seater in for a SUV to drive down and pick them up at the airport.
The four kids in a strange area for them bond together pretty fast when they get thrown together right after they get there.
I liked the romance, the kids characters,the community who come together and thier are a few characters that I do not like. There were a couple of love scenes. But plenty of plot.
I can't wait for the next story of linda's Parable Montana. I want to see the police chief of Parable fail. Which I should not be.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
Harlequin HQN (December 18, 2012) 368 pages ISBN-10: 0373777205
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jasmine lehano boyce
Having not read the two other books in this trilogy, and being unfamiliar with the author, this book was a totally pleasant surprise. It is not too lascivious for any but children. There are enough challenges to keep interest, and the characters are down-to-earth good people, whose improving circumstances are interesting to follow. The novel is well-written, with children, dogs, and a charming community.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is the third book about Parable, Montana the people who live there. First, Tara's twin stepdaughters come to stay for awhile and then Boone has his two boys back with him. It's time for Opal to do her matchmaking best to get them together as one happy family. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Linda Lael Miller's books. This is a wonderful addition to the series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
I absolutely loved this story, the only reason I gave this book a four star rating is because it had some cursing .I would recommend this, however,if you can over look the mild
cursing I will be reading more books by this author. I would have given a four and a half stars out of five, if I could have
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
i am a big fan of this author,and that said...who wrote this book? the story nattered along in a predictable fashion, but there was barely any conflict, barely a plot. then the main points were resolved like wham bam...what the heck??totally unrealistic and i have to have that to be drawn into the if you must but expect to be underwhelmed.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
alison crowley
The love that developes between Sheriff Taylor and his determined neighbor Tara Kendall, brings hope into their lives. Boone brings his two young sons home from his sister's house at the same time Tara picks up her twin ex-stepdaughters. Add a Golden Retriever and a little orphaned Terrier, you get a love story with twists of human frailty and humor. This was my favorite of the trilogy.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
marie jacqueline
"Big Sky River (The Parable)" is another great story by Linda Lael Miller. Here we have romance in the old west and a story about the relationship with the cowboy lawman which has its complications. His mistrust and inability to communicate creates tension and difficulties for the heroine of our story. You'll definitely get pulled right into the story.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoy reading. I thoroughly enjoyed this one as I did the others. It had lots of laughter, it made you cry tears of joy , it made you mad, and it had love. Everything that you want to see in a book.

The friendships were remarkable, and I will be looking for another one right away to read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
A mess and I'm glad him and Tara got together. I'm still a little unconvinced of their attraction to each other but I got over it. I'm looking forward to more of this series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Linda Lael Miller is at her best with her western characters and vivid descriptions of the American west. She's leisurely in her plotting, but keeps the reader interested throughout. If you love the wide open spaces and, oh yes, animals then this is definitely a novel for you.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
I read a lot and thought I would enjoy this book. Many of the reviews rated it very highly, and quite frankly, I don't get it. The story was very predictable and in many cases unbelievable. For example: who would leave their real estate business in the hands of someone without any experience to go to another country to visit their sick ex-husband? This is just one example of the many ridiculous scenarios. I kept making myself read it because I paid $5.99 for it and felt obligated to at least give it a try. Today I decided, my time is best spent on a better author .
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Story plot was fine, but predictable. Would have liked more drama with the ex husband and the difficult deputy. The kids were good characters but all of them would have had more emotional problems than they were presented with having.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
gwen the librarian
As another reviewer wrote, what's not to love? Tried and true romance formula: cop, cowboy, two broken hearts, thrown together by fate... Light, escapist romance with likeable characters and all the things you expect from the genre.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is a wonderful love story of a developing relationship among mature people. It was very realistic without a lot of the fluff other romances often seem to have. A great story that came full circle. Highly recommended.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Linda Lael Miller makes me want to live in her books. I find myself wondering what the characters are doing if I have to put the book down. They seem so real. Her books draw you in and capture your heart.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I enjoyed EVERY page of this book. Once again Linda Lael Miller made the characters come to life. She ALWAYS ties the story lines to the previous book in the series, compelling you to read more.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
I loved this story, I think this is my favorite story in this series. I look forward to reading more in this series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
dana walsh
Enjoyed the series very much. Read books 1 thru 4 and am now going to read #5 and #6. Good reading if you like cowboys.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Unfortunately, this was a predictable story that never really concluded. It felt like a series that was chopped off to make a new book. Pleasant enough, but disappointing ending.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
julie goucher
This is the third of Miller's books and I wanted to go on forever. I love reading her books and can't wait for the next one.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
I adore Lael Miller. This series I felt was not on a par with her other series of books.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
alaa amr
Good read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
rob mentzer
This book doesn't disappoint if you are a reader of Miller's looking for more good times with the same writing style and genre!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
v in lepp nen
I enjoyed the characters and the story. It's well written and I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys Western romance with a touch of heat thrown in. I like how LLM adds romance and sexiness to books in a tasteful way.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
abhay kumar
Linda is fantastic and I always love her story line!!! If you get a chance to read this you'll enjoy the true roots of the west...
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
I have mixed feelings about Linda Lael Miller's "Big Sky River". This book is not easily reviewed. The story is touching. The characters -including the animals - are charming. The writing has intelligence and humor. But these things are not enough for me to recommend this book. I usually read Christian fiction exclusively, and this book is identified as such, but there are several issues that lead me to the fact that this novel DOES NOT fall into that genre. There is questionable language and references to sex that may make a Christian reader uncomfortable. Based on that, I wouldn't recommend this novel to others.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
joshua slone
thank you
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
desireah riley
This book was too predictable. Sex text could be left out. I feel she loved the main character all along. Need a little more action. Not enough mystery or drama for me. Finshed the book but was one I could put down easily.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jennifer kelley
A very good book. Miller is as good as Nora Roberts. I will read the other books in the series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
geordie halma
I really likened this book and the author. I'll be enjoying more of her books. A cute romance story. I've already ordered more her books.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
maria perez de arrilucea
A fun read about two people with wounded hearts who learn to love again. Add some kids to the mix, and you have some great moments.
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You can count on her books to be well written this one did not disappoint me! Adventure as well as light hearted
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steffen tufteland
Big fan of the series
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I like books like this that are romantic with enough twiststo keep your interest. I'm ready to in the series.
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5 Stars!
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lashaun jordan
I love Miller and her cowboy love stories, HOWEVER there is nothing cowboy about some loser who doesn't take care of himself or his kids and then plans to leave him junky home to just move in with a woman as if she were his mommy. I mean when he went out at felt alive I thought he was going to fix his yard and his home but he didn't do anything or change anything. Nothing wrong with taking the womans home when a couple gets married but really to just do nothing and be a lazy bum? She was right when she said he was like her ex. I am sure her ex was good at his job too which is all Boone was doing when he saved the twins.
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christopher johnson
I love LLM. Always a good read and great love stories. I love the series and hope she keeps writing about this town.
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vanessa harrison
This is the best book I have read in a long time. love it. all of Linda Leal Miller's books are wonderful. cant put them down.
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dipesh pherwani
Although I paid full price for this novel, I only received the first chapter. I reported the problem to the store's Kindle Help group, and they credited the price and promised to contact the publisher to resolve the problem. They were supposed to get back to me after 48 hours, but it has now been a week with no response.
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