Monday, October 30, 2017

What is Karen Ranney reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Karen Ranney, author of The Texan Duke.

Her entry begins:
Unfortunately, I’ve been immersed in a lot of books on grief lately since I lost my beloved Sheltie, Flash, a few months ago to hemangiosarcoma. One of the best books I’ve read on the subject was: The Loss of a Pet - A Guide to Coping with the Grieving Process When a Pet Dies by Wallace Sife, Ph.D.

I’ve learned a great deal about the bonds we form with our pets from Dr. Sife. The process of grieving for a pet is as complicated and multi-faceted as the grief we feel for humans. My life is different without my constant companion by my side. He was a great writer’s dog, always keeping...[read on]
About The Texan Duke, from the publisher:
New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney’s third book in her Duke series spins the tale of a reluctant duke who must choose between his life in America—and the Scottish woman he’s destined to love…

As the ward to the late Duke of Lothian, Elsbeth Carew resides at the ancestral estate of Bealadair. Fiercely attached to the manor, she loves it more than anyone else. When Connor McCraight—the new Duke of Lothian—arrives, Elsbeth does not quite know what to make of the American who has inherited the title but has never even set foot on Scottish soil. The tall, ruggedly handsome Texan sweeps through Bealadair with an air of authority Elsbeth has never encountered.

Connor has no intention of making Scotland his home and hopes to sell the estate as soon as possible. But his plan is jeopardized when he meets Elsbeth. A sweet, gray-eyed beauty, she tempts him in ways no other woman has. As word spreads of Connor’s intention to sell Bealadair, his life is threatened—and the only woman who can save him may be the one he has hopelessly lost his heart to.
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The Page 69 Test: The Texan Duke.

Writers Read: Karen Ranney.

--Marshal Zeringue