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At the Heart's Command

At the Heart's Command


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When a second chance beckons, the heart beats an SOS. 

Colonel John Griffin Jr. is the best kind of military man. He's a good and honorable soldier who's determined to protect Ellyn Sinclair at all costs – especially from himself. Once, he’d rejected a young Ellyn’s advances, because he could not give her the life she deserved. Instead, Grif stood up as best man when Ellyn married his best friend. Then, he became a member of the family, godfather to her children.

But now Ellyn is a widow, back in Far Hills, Wyoming, living on his family's ranch there with her two young children, and having a tough time. And no matter what it costs him, Grif will do his duty – help Ellyn and her children, while ignoring that he has never stopped wanting her.

The Army's sending him back to the western life he knew as a boy, the world of cowboys and cattle on Far Hills Ranch ... . and back to the young love he knew. But how can he even be dreaming of second chances, when they should have no chance at all.

Far Hills Ranch has bound together the Susland family for a century and a half. For just as long, there's been a legend that the ranch and its family are cursed. Now, says the legend, the current generation is the last with a chance to break the curse.

Along with the temptation to turn his relationship with Ellyn from friends to lovers, Grif wrestles with the next element of the family curse. Can this military hero help free Far Hills Ranch?

Read all of the A Place Called Home series!
Lost and Found Groom
At the Heart’s Command
Hidden in a Heartbeat

Praise for A Place Called Home
"Compelling read. I didn't want to put it down . . . Insight into so many emotions that we all struggle with." --5*

"A story that you cannot put down . . . The ending was so emotional and heart grabbing . . . Now to wipe my tears of joy." --5*

"A wonderful book full of love and trust." --5*

"True love, second chances, and family curses. I look forward to reading the rest of the series," --5*

"Such depth of scene and characters that they come alive right before your eyes." --5*

"If you love emotional stories with complex characters, especially strong heroines and heart-stopping heroes, don't miss this!"--5*

Want to know more about the recent lives and loves of the family and friends of Far Hills Ranch? Grif and Ellyn harbor an Army veteran and Wyoming rancher who's in a royal predicament in 
The Forgotten Prince, Book 9 of Patricia McLinn's The Wedding Series.

Helping love find a way
Characters from the A Place Called Home, Wyoming Wildflowers, and Bardville, Wyoming series and the romantic suspense Ride the River join forces to bring together people they hope will find love and happiness as they have.
The Wyoming Marriage Association
First Date: Divorce
Second Start: Family

Bardville, Wyoming series
A Stranger in the Family
A Stranger to Love
The Rancher Meets His Match

Wyoming Wildflowers series
Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry)
Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush)
Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed)
My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold)
A New World
Jack's Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower)
Rodeo Nights
Where Love Lives (Threadleaf Phacelia)
A Cowboy Wedding (Mixed bouquet)
Making Christmas (Pasque Flower)