BARBARA BICKMORE, rewards her growing legions of fans with a spellbinding novel of the Pacific Northwest. Set in the magnificent Oregon ranching country, BEYOND THE PROMISE explores the powerful ties that bind families together, the wrenching conflicts that tear them apart, and the passions that drive one unforgettable woman to risk everything for a destiny more surprising than her wildest dreams.
Cat Browning's moment of triumph has finally come in a Boston courtroom. A brilliant young lawyer with a promising future, she's just won her first big criminal case. But the painful realization that her skills have gotten a murderer off scott-free make her question the direction her life has taken. Putting her ambitions on the back burner, she decides to join her best friend Annie on a vacation in the tiny town of Cougar Valley, Oregon -- 3,000 miles and a world away.
While the majestic splendor of eastern Oregon's ranch lands and the warm intimacy of small-town life cast a spell on Cat, it is her idyllic romance with the irresistible Scott McCullough, Cougar Valley's golden boy, that truly captures her heart. Cat is smitten, yet chooses to chalk it up to a whirlwind romance -- until Scott turns up on her Boston doorstep to take her back to the place she so quickly learned to love.
A sweeping novel from a master storyteller, BEYOND THE PROMISE takes readers into a world of natural beauty and savage elements, of love and loss, laughter and tears -- where one remarkable heroine must find the passionate determination to embrace her most intimate dreams, and the wisdom to know where her heart truly lies.
Heroines for the thinking woman, women who make a difference,
BARBARA BICKMORE wrote her first short story at seven and has been writing ever since. Her dream to become a published writer came true when EAST OF THE SUN was published in 1988. As her heroines grow they become women who make a difference and don't settle for living life the way society dictates. Readers will experience sorrow, pain, happiness, romance, love and will enjoy growing with the heroines as they rise to life's challenges.
BARBARA BICKMORE relates her writing career to living in a Fairy Tale - her Cinderella story has allowed her to travel all over the world and to experience life in different places and through different cultures. BARBARA BICKMORE once said, "Being a writer is the most difficult work I've ever done, because there is absolutely nothing and no one but me and my mind. It's scary, in fact petrifying because I'm always afraid maybe there's nothing there, no thoughts or words to put on a page. Yet the joy, and sometimes ecstasy, is that something comes, a book is created, and I get these marvelous feelings of pride and even astonishment that I wrote what I wrote. I'm still surprised that people pay to read what I write and think. It is a dream come true that all my books are on library shelves!"
BARBARA BICKMORE books have been translated into 16 languages and have been published in 22 countries. Women all over the world enjoy her stories and her heroines. BARBARA BICKMORE heroines are for the thinking woman, they are women who make a difference.
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