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I am adoring this Calder Brand series. The plot of A Calder at Heart follows the developing relationship between Kristin and Logan. The story includes all the good stuff: scandals, secrets, action, adventure, and romance, of course. I really enjoy Dailey's characters and seeing some others from the other books I've read in the series. This is a great book for those who enjoy westerns, historical fictions, and cowboy romances. I am looking forward to reading the next installment in the Calder Brand series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
While this is a part of a series, you don't have to read the prior ones to fully understand and connect with these characters.
This book has SO MUCH going on. It truly was a magical get-away for me. Going back it Montana just after World War 1 to a time of hardship, struggle and despair.
I loved having a strong female lead. Kristin Dollarhide served as a doctor during the war. She comes back home to serve as the town's doctor as the prior one was killed in a road accident. She struggles with PTSD. Major Logan Hunter comes to Montana after serving letters to family of his dead soldiers. He has one last letter to deliver. He does have a distant relative in the area. Webb Calder invites Logan to Montana to live after Logan discovers his parents along with his wife and children died of the Spanish Flu while he was off fighting in the war.
This book is written in a multiple POV format. Not only do we get the two main love interest but that of family members and various other people. There was a minor love scene with barely any details (if that bothers you it was really only a sentence or two that you could skip over.)
I would definitely recommend this story to anyone. It was one that you could get lost in.
US Army Major Logan Hunter heads to Blue Moon after the end of the Great War for a fresh start. After losing his wife and children to the Spanish Flu he hopes to find solace close to the only family that he has left. His intention is to establish a ranch with the help of his cousin, Webb Calder, but doesn’t count on getting caught in the crosshairs between two rivals.
Dr. Kristin Dollarhide returns to her hometown of Blue Moon to open a medical practice after serving as a military doctor during the war. With no doctor in town, she is a welcome addition. Kristin is drawn to Logan Hunter from the first time she sets her eyes on him but fears that family rivalries may prevent them from even establishing a friendship.
War and love are intertwined with loss and hardship in this story of how people lived in the west after the turn of the 20th century. I enjoyed reading this piece of historical fiction.
Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for allowing me to read an ARC of this novel. #NetGalley #ACalderatHeart
Janet Dailey's A Calder at Heart focuses on Kristina and Logan in 1919 Montana. I've been reading the Calder Series for years and always find it fun to return to the family and extended family and this was no exception.. With the popularity of the Yellowstone series many will also enjoy that out of doors life and the generational interplay.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advance copy of A Calder at Heart in exchange for an honest review. The book is available now.
How can one ever go wrong with a book by this author. I love the Calder stories. Another great best seller by Janet Dailey!
Blue Moon, Montana, Spring 1919
Dr. Kristin Dollarhide went away to medical school ten years ago. She’s just returned home after becoming a doctor and then going to war to treat the wounded. Kristin had always wanted to come home to practice medicine. Logan Hunter went away to war, only to come home to find his entire family dead of the Spanish flu. He decided to go live near the only family he had left in Montana. Logan is only looking for peace. A drought, a impending range war and two families who hate each may just lead to A Calder at Heart being the answer to some type of peace.
Janet Dailey’s next book in the Calder Brand series, A Calder at Heart continues the stories of the Calder and Dollarhide families as the build their empires. Two people who are dealing with grief and the aftereffects of the Great War (WWi) are looking to begin a new life as they adjust. Find that their problems are may just take a back seat to life in the Montana territory. A Calder at Heart takes place just after the end of World War I in the wilderness of Montana. Two warring families fight for dominance in the wilds of the west. Kristin Dollarhide is a doctor who wants to help the people in her hometown. Logan Hunter is a former war officer looking for peace. An impending range war, a drought, and a love triangle figure into the drama of A Calder at Heart. Janet Dailey’s Calder Brand series next book. A Calder at Heart has drama, suspense, rival families, a criminal element that keeps the reader entertained. A historical that takes place just before statehood for Montana. Janet Dailey takes the reader on a trip through the lives of rival families who are the second generation of settlers in the wild west and a family that are a favorite to write about. Fans and readers get a look into the start of the Calder dynasty and maybe some peace to two competing family by bring a complication.
A highly entertaining, emotionally thrilling and action packed adventure filled with witty and engaging charters, heart racing twists and exciting emotional turns. This journey had me on the edge of my seat and rapid page turning from beginning to end.
If you like the show Yellowstone you will love this!! Life was rough in 1919 in Montana. Drought, dust storms, Spanish Flu and Prohibition made life hard, dangerous and heart breaking. It seemed like you get ahead and then are thrown back whether it be by nature or bad choices. Range wars could flare up and no one was safe. This book shows how strong women had to be, Kristin Dollarhide is a doctor who after serving in the War has come home to be with her family. She is forced to make difficult choices when she falls in love with her brother’s enemy. You won’t want to miss this book! Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
A great little book. Thank you gforbletting me read it. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and characters b
Thank you NetGalley and Kensington Books for a free digital copy of A Calder at Heart by Janet Dailey in exchange for an honest review. This story takes place in Blue Moon, Montana during Prohibition. The romance in the story felt very abrupt and I wished there were more scenes and details about the building romance. I really liked the multiple POVs and the overall story was very enjoyable. The second half of the book the story really picked up and I couldn't put it down. This was a nice, quick read. I'd give it 3.8 stars, rounded up to a 4.
A Calder at Heart by Janet Dailey is a cowboy romance, but quite a bit more. It takes place in Montana in 1919, so hardly current, but people did fall in love back then. Kristin had left home after her “friend,” Alvar Anderson had been shot in yet another senseless range war. She had studied medicine and gone on to treat people in the war. While visiting his grave, out on the prairie where his parents’ homestead had been, Kristin met Major Logan Hunter who was looking for the Andersons. He had been Alvar’s brother’s commanding officer and had a letter for them which he wanted to deliver in person. From there, Kristin when into town to try to find a place to live that had space for her office and Major Hunter went to visit relatives. Logan was a Calder and Kristin was a Dollarhide, putting them on opposite sides, if either of them decided to take sides.
This was a different time, civilized but still looking back, hence the range wars. Neither of them wanted anything to do with that, but what one wants aren’t always taken into consideration. It was a good story, full of human angst, and family loyalties. People had to adjust to a woman doctor, it was not yet the norm, and Webb Calder and Blake Dollarhide still thought violence was the way to solve problems. It was an interesting look into a different time, and yet one we are so familiar with. It was well done, Dailey. Thank you!
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A Calder at Heart is a romantic suspense book that is full of great scenery and memorable characters. Although some of the character development is a bit rushed and at times a little hard to believe, the way the author weaves the story makes for a good, satisfying read. This book is a great addition to the Calder series. I received an ARC of this book - many thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher - all opinions are my own.
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I LOVE this book and the series. Janet Dailey is an amazing storyteller and her books flow perfectly and I can't put them down until I've finished them. I'm fascinated by the details of the old west and I love Kristin as a doctor that is always available and respected. The introduction of Logan was perfect and his ethics and morals of thinking before he joined Webb Calder's side was admirable and respected.
I'm thrilled that Mason got jail time....that was a satisfying ending to his troublemaking ways.
I read the Calder series many years ago. I own all the books and the early novels I have read multiple times. I was really excited to see the characters were being brought back in this series. This book takes place in the early 1900s and centers around Calder relative Major Logan Hunter who was wounded in the war and is looking for a place to settle down and raise horses. Logan soon learns that there is a lot of baggage with being related to the Calders, who own the largest ranch in Montana. Doctor Kristin Dollarhide is back in Blue Moon to be near her family and open a medical practice. Logan and Kristin like each other, but Webb Calder has his eye on Kristin and it creates complications. There is also a side story involved prohibition and illegal alcohol. I enjoyed revisiting some of the characters I met many years ago and look forward to more.
This book just plain has a bunch of good storyline! There are a lot of different plots going on, but they work so well together without any confusion when switching around.
I felt connected to the characters throughout the book and just ended up liking most of them. The feuding family portion is a classic struggle that is seen in many books, but it was done in a way that you don't really hate a particular side. I think this was because the main characters, Kristin and Logan are more logical and don't really choose sides. The greater good drives them through Kristin being a doctor and Logan following his ranch dream.
So maybe it was just me, but I really liked the bootlegging plot portion with the kiddos. It brought that little bit of suspense since you knew they were going to get caught or something bad was going to happen.
I didn't read the previous books in this series and now want to go back and read them since I loved this one. I definitely thought this book worked well by itself.
Thank you to Kensington and Netgalley for providing me a copy of this ARC for my honest review.
A book about second chances, family loyalty and learning hard truths. Set back in the early 1900’s, this story follows Logan, Kristin and Webb (as well as their families). Logan just got out of the service (due to an injury) and is finishing meeting the families of the men who lost their lives. When he got home, he realized that his family all died and he needs to start over. He calls on his relative Webb.
Kristin is returning home as a doctor hoping to open her own practice. She is intrigued by Logan but doesn’t know if she can trust him because he is related to Webb and their families have a history. This was one part of the story I was confused by because she said she couldn’t be with Logan because of his connection to Webb, but started dating Webb. Other than this part of the story, we also have Kristin’s brother and his family.
There were parts where I cried and hoped for the best. I felt bad for Joseph due to the secret that was kept from him and then for the outcome of his story with Mason. I hope Mason has a chance to redeem himself at some point but I am not sure he will ever learn his lesson.
Overall, I enjoyed this book, but it did take me a while to get into it. I received an ARC and this is my honest, voluntary review.
This is a Historical Romantic Suspense, and this is the third book in The Calder Brand series. I really loved the characters in this book, and I also enjoyed the setting in this book. You can feel the hard times the characters are going through. I also loved the suspense that is throughout this book, and the slow moving romance is a perfect fit for this book. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Kensington Publishing Corporation) or author (Janet Dailey) via NetGalley, so I can give an honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that.
A book dealing with family and the after affects of war. Some of the characters are likable and some are not so much. The words are written so descriptive like in describing the wind and the dirt blowing. The story has parts that will have you crying and some parts where you will be happy.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and am leaving a review by my own choice.
Janet Dailey was a legend and is sorely missed. I am so happy her work is still being published. I adore the Calder family and their stories. This is a beautiful addition to the saga.
This is a historical romance set in Montana in 1919. Logan Hunter moves to Montana from Texas to be closer to his only relative, Webb Calder. He is hoping to heal from the loss of his family to the Spanish Flu. Webb helps Logan obtain land near the Dollarhide ranch. The Calders and Dollarhides are rivals, so this presents some challenges.
Logan is delivering a letter to the family of Axel Anderson - Dr. Kristin Dollarhide's sweetheart, who was a soldier under Logan's command. Webb wants the Dollarhide land and wants Logan to sweet talk Kristin's family into selling, but Logan is drawn to Kristin....