Read online or Download Heartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's StoryArabella's Story (Full PDF ebook with essay, research paper)
by Chelley Kitzmiller , Jill Marie Landis , Dorsey Kelley , Fern Michaels
- Publication date:
- Sold by:
- NOOK Book
- Sales rank:
- File size:
- 391 KB
Over a century has passed since Bella Duprey, famed Barbary Coast madam, won the treasured range in a card game from the lover who jilted her. She left it to her descendants, along with her how-to tome of feminine wisdom: The Art of Fascinating a Man.Bella hoped her bequest would help future generations of Duprey women find better luck in love than she did. But can a dusty journal and some sprawling acreage ensure that Amy, Josie, Harmony and Arabella will find happiness with the men they love?
- ">Contemporary Romance - Other
Read an Excerpt
San Francisco, California
May 10, 1869
At precisely ten o'clock, Arabella Duprey, Queen of the Barbary Coast, left her suite. Accompanied by her eighty-pound white poodle, Toddy, she glided down the hallway then paused at the handrail that overlooked the elaborately appointed gaming hall below.
Oil paintings of nude women covered every square inch of wall space. One was of herselfвЂ”a life-size portrait, commissioned five years ago when she bought out her longtime employer and became the madam of the Cock O' The Walk.
The enormous, gilt-framed portrait hung directly over the bar, where everyone was sure to see it. Could she help it if she wanted to be remembered throughout the years to come as a beautiful and desirable woman?
Toddy sat panting patiently at her heels as Bella watched the activities below: the croupiers dealing cards and spinning the roulette wheels, the pretty waiter girls serving drinks, the musicians tuning up. And the customers spending their money.
This was her domain and everything was running just as it should. She was proud to be the reigning queen of the Barbary Coast.
A shudder ran down her spine at the thought of how she had jeopardized her business and her futureвЂ”all for the love of a man.
Sam Heart had played her for a fool.
In the five years since Bella had bought the Cock O' The Walk and become its madam, she had not invited any man to her bed. To do so would have been against the house rulesвЂ”rules she had set in place to eliminate competition between her and her girls.
She had believed Sam when he pretended to love her. He had even gone so far as to offer her marriage.
But for her daughter, Bella might not have been so gullible.
Six years ago when she had sent Amy away to school, she promised herself she would use the school years to set up a different kind of life for her and Amy. A respectable life, away from the Barbary Coast.
Amy's letter had taken Bella by surprise. Her schooling was finished and she was coming home to help run the Cock O' The Walk. Where had the years gone? There was no more time.
Becoming Sam's wife was the answer to her prayers as well as a dream come true. Except that it was all a lie.
Bella closed her eyes and gripped the rail as she gave up a silent prayer of thanks that she had overheard him boasting about her. He'd been bragging that he would win a betвЂ”a bet that he could sweet-talk her into taking him to her bed. Thank God, she had discovered the awful truth before it was too late. Taking a deep breath, she steeled herself for the night's events. Carefully lifting her skirt out of the way, she started downstairs to greet her customers.
Tonight was the night. Everything was ready. There was no turning back.
Tonight Sam Heart would learn that no one played Bella Duprey for a fool and got away with it.
Tonight he would pay with the one thing he held most dear. His ranch. Heartbreak Ranch.
Once she obtained the deed, she would turn the management of the Cock O' The Walk over to her case keeper and barkeep, Howard Evans, who had been her trusted friend and confidant since she began working at the fandango palace twenty years ago. By tomorrow morning, when Amy's stage arrived, she would be packed and ready to leave for their new home and their new lifeвЂ”courtesy of Sam Heart.
Always cool and collected, Bella was surprised to be overtaken by a giddy rush of nervousness tinged with excitement. But habit allowed her to smoothly commence her nightly ritual. Upon reaching the landing, she paused and nodded to Howard. At her signal, he hit a small, brass Chinese gong at the end of the bar. The room immediately fell into an expectant hush.
"Good evening, gentlemen!" Howard's voice boomed over the crowd, although it was quiet enough to hear a pin drop. "It is my pleasure to present your hostessвЂ¦the incomparableвЂ¦the one and onlyвЂ¦ Bella Duprey!"
She smiled with satisfaction as every man in the room looked up at her. She knew what an arresting sight she made, dressed in a new crimson satin gown, her signature color, now highlighted by the chandelier hanging directly over her head. Her gaze swept the room until she was certain she had everyone's undivided attention. Then, she licked her lips with the tip of her tongue and took a deep breath, knowing how the movement swelled her breasts.
where can i download Heartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's StoryArabella's Story free ebook pdf kindle online textbook epub electronic book Heartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's StoryArabella's Story full ebook review amazon ebay collections for android or mobile Heartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's StoryArabella's Story for iphone, ipad txt format version, file with page numbers You can also buy order purchase Heartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's StoryArabella's Story Kindle Edition with Audio Multimedia CD Video Hardcover New or used, Mass market paperback, cheap Audiobook price
Heartbreak Ranch Amys Story Josies Story Harmonys Story Arabellas.Livre et Ebook Gratuit Download or Read Full Moon (Dark Guardian Series #2) ebook online. Login. 2016-06-09. Heartbreak Ranch/Amy's Story/Josie's Story/Harmony's Story/Arabella's Story. Download PDF Read Online.
Download/Read The 50 Greatest Plays in Georgia BulDownload or Read Goliath (eBook) online free pdf · Read/Download Heartbreak Ranch : Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's StoryArabella's Story toys. How.
Ebook Heartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's.Download pdf book by Chelley Kitzmiller - Free eBooks.. Heartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's StoryArabella's Story by Chelley .
Heartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's Story. - Amazon.co.ukHeartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's StoryArabella's Story (Hqn) eBook: Chelley Kitzmiller, Jill Marie Landis, Dorsey Kelley, Fern Michaels: Download or Read Pastured Poultry Profits: Net $25,000 in 6 Months on 20 Acres / Edition 1 free pdf.
[ZIP] Heartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's.Feb 26, 2016 - [ZIP] Heartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's. [DOWNLOAD] Love and the More Perfect Union: Six Keys to.. [ZIP] The Towers PDF · [EBOOK] I Am with You: Love Letters to Cancer. This review is from: Heartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's StoryArabella's Story (Hqn) Read/Download Depression - Myths and Facts About Depression, Learn How to Beat and Overcome Depression Naturally and Be Happy for the Rest of Your Life. ebook free pdf.
Download Free Heartbreak Ranch Amys Story Josies Story Harmonys.Heartbreak Ranch Amys Story Josies Story Harmonys Story Arabellas Story By Chelley Kitzmiller Jill Marie Landis Dorsey Kelley Fern Michaels Read or Download Try Me ebook online.
[KINDLE] Heartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's.Feb 11, 2016 - [KINDLE] Heartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's. Heartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's StoryArabella's Story. [PRC] The Towers PDF · [EBOOK] Indian Eve and Her Descendants: An Indian Story of. [DOWNLOAD] The Great Oom: The Mysterious Origins of America's .
Heartbreak Ranch : Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's.Heartbreak Ranch : Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's StoryArabella's Story fightin', lookin' and. eBook. $6.39. Add to Cart · + Add To Wishlist. Download. Format: EPUB What's this?. More About Heartbreak Ranch by Chelley Kitzmiller; Jill Marie Landis; .
Heartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's Story.Heartbreak Ranch: Amy's StoryJosie's StoryHarmony's StoryArabella's Story Read or Download Bitterman's Field Guide to Bitters & Amari: 500 Bitters; 50 Amari; 123 Recipes for Cocktails, Food & Homemade Bitters ebook. Available formats-. Kindle Book; OverDrive Read; EPUB eBook .