The Particulars: Historical romance, first appeared in 1991 from Ballantine. Has since gone on to be reprinted numerous times, the most recent an upcoming mass market paperback edition from HQN (Harlequin).
At the sprawling Whitehall cattle ranch, one indomitable woman dares to follow her desire no matter where it may take her.Is It In Wendy's TBR?: Nope.
When Lacy Jarrett and Cole Whitehall are unwittingly compromised into marriage, her dreams of a passionate forever are met with hard, cold resentment. For the boy whom she teased and flirted with not so long ago has been changed by the horrors of war. Their uneasy union bridles with torment - made worse by the blatant desire that remains unquenched and unchallenged. But Lacy's undying love for the handsome Texan is her destiny, and she vows to reignite the sensual fire dormant in their souls AND unlock the secrets of Cole's stormy heart.....
Any Reviews?: Not really. Amazon customer reviews range from 2 to 5 stars. The average rating over at GoodReads is currently showing as 3.84 out of 5 stars.
Anything Else?: I've never read Diana Palmer. Now, that said, I've read enough reviews for various Diana Palmer books over the years to give me the feeling that it's probably a good thing I've never read a Diana Palmer. My gut tells me that it wouldn't be the best experience for me. At all. Maybe I'm wrong and missing out. And maybe this is a wise decision and it's allowing me to hang on to that last thread of sanity that my one and only book by Danielle Steel didn't snap.
That being said, I know more than one romance reader who considers Palmer their crackalicious guilty pleasure. Hey, it's not our place to judge. Mine is Thea Devine, and dollars to donuts over 75% of you reading this have gobbled up a fair number of J.R. Ward novels. Here at the Bat Cave we preach tolerance and acceptance....as Wendy eyeballs that Old Skool Thea Devine in her TBR with the over-the-top trashy cover art.
Even with the numerous reprints, I just had to showcase the original cover art. I couldn't seem to find a bigger image, but I'm fascinated by what the heroine is wearing. I mean, what is she wearing? To me it looks like a leather apron with nothing underneath. If she's a butcher or carpenter, I'm thinking it's not wise (or sanitary) to go to work with just a leather apron on. Wonder if she's had the health department called on her....