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A Stranger in the Family

Book 1, The Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


Three strangers arrive in rugged Bardville, Wyoming. They're never the same... And neither are the people of Bardville. 

"In Book 1 Bodie stole my heart, in Book 2 Cully took my breath away, and in Book 3 I fell in love with Dax." – 5* review 

A sexy, intriguing stranger arrives unexpectedly at her Wyoming ranch, threatening the one thing Cambria protects more fiercely than her heart - her family. 
Bodie's discovery that he fathered a son 17 years ago starts a search that leads him to cowboy country, where the warm, welcoming Weston family offers bed and breakfast on their ranch. But his response to one member of the family is far more than he ever expected. The sparks between him and Cambria are real ... and so is the danger to his hopes for their future if she finds out why he's really in Wyoming. 

This first book in the contemporary western romance Bardville, Wyoming Series by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn is " of those books that when you finish, you think, ‘I'm definitely going to read that again and everything else this author has ever written!’ " - Live, Love, Write 

"An emotionally complex romance of wounded hearts and broken trust that will touch a chord in each reader's heart." - Romantic Times 
Get all of The Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy
Book 1 – A Stranger in the Family
Book 2 – A Stranger to Love
Book 3 – The Rancher Meets His Match

Reader Reviews for The Bardville, Wyoming collection: “Love a book that mixes love, family and complicated situations together... Loved the whole book. Thumbs up!!!” 

“Great characters & story.” 

“What an excellent story, with great characters. I couldn't put this book down. The romantic scenes were steamy enough. Great read.” 

“This was an awesome story.” 

“This book has made me a fan. The story is well written and the characters well developed, they have depth and some suspense. I…recommend it highly.” 

“Great book! Can't wait to read the next in the series.”


Author Biography
From being a sports writer to editing at the Washington Post to becoming a USA Today bestselling author, Patricia McLinn follows her heart. She writes what she loves to read, and is delighted and humbled when readers love it, too. 
She especially loves writing about Wyoming. You can’t beat cowboys, quirky ranch towns, humorous characters, spectacular landscapes. When she can’t visit, she returns through her bestselling contemporary western romances (Wyoming Wildflowers, A Place Called Home, and Bardville, Wyoming), western historical romances, and “Caught Dead in Wyoming” mystery series. 
Readers praise her books for memorable and believable characters, along with touches of humor amid the romance, women’s fiction, and mystery. 
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Customer Reviews


What an excellent story, with great characters. I couldn't put this book. The romantic scenes were steamy enough. Great read.

Well written!

This was an awesome story.


Love a book that mixes love, family and complicated situations together. I could not put this book down.... Loved the whole book. Thumbs up!!!

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A Stranger in the Family
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Western
  • Published: Sep 24, 2012
  • Publisher: Craig Place Books
  • Seller: Patricia McLinn
  • Print Length: 250 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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