Donavan and Emmett
Long, Tall Texans Book 9 & 10
by Diana Palmer
Harlequin (Red Diamond Collection)
Contemporary Romance: Anthology
December 29, 2020
Available in: Paperback, e-Book (reprint)
Enjoy two classic Lone Star romances from New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer!
(originally published January 1992 in Silhouette Romance #843 in mass market paperback and April 2011 in eBook by Harlequin Essential Collection and 12-04-17 in eBook by Harlequin)
Donavan Langley knows that gorgeous debutante Fay York is trouble the moment she walks into the bar on the wrong side of town. But she awakens a tenderness in the rugged Texan that he’s never known…and a desire for something he can never have.
The instant Fay first gazes into Donavan’s eyes, she falls for him. Even though the rough-and-tumble cowboy is determined to keep his heart from her, she knows that he needs her. And it’s not such a big step from attraction to love…
(originally published January 1993 in Silhouette Romance #910 in mass market paperback and April 2011 in eBook by Harlequin Essential Collection and 01-15-18 in eBook by Harlequin)
Single dad Emmett Deverell thought moving to Jacobsville, Texas, would mean quality time with his children. But he soon realizes he’s no match for his three wild ones on his own; they could use a tender touch. Emmett needs help—stat—and the only person he can turn to is Melody Cartman. Sparks fly, but will secrets and trust issues get in the way of this ready-made family finding a happily-ever-after?
Long, Tall Texans: Donavan/Emmett was originally published January 2019 in mass market paperback.
Susan Spaeth Kyle, aka Diana Palmer, is a former newspaper reporter, with sixteen years experience on both daily and weekly newspapers. She began selling romance novels in 1979 and now writes as Diana Palmer for three New York publishing houses: Mira Books (mainstream romances), Silhouette Books (contemporary series romances), and Fawcett Books (historical romances). Kyle has over 95 books in print, translated and published around the world. Her awards include seven Waldenbooks national sales awards, four B. Dalton national sales awards, two Bookrak national sales awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award for series storytelling from Romantic Times, several Affaire de Coeur awards, and two regional RWA awards. In 1998, a Japanese Harlequin reader poll gave her Silhouette Desire novel, The Patient Nurse, its favorite book of the year award.
She is listed in numerous publications, including Contemporary Authors by Gale Research, Inc., Twentieth Century Romance and Historical Writers by St. James Press, The Writers Directory by St. James Press, the International Who's Who of Authors and Writers by Meirose Press, Ltd., and Love's Leading Ladies by Kathryn Falk.
She is a member of the Native American Rights Fund, the American Museum of Natural History, the National Cattlemen's Association, the Archaeological Institute of Amenca, the Planetary Society, The Georgia Conservancy, the Georgia Sheriff's Association, and numerous conservation and charitable organizations. Her hobbies include gardening, archaeology, anthropology, iguanas, astronomy and music.
She has been married to James Kyle since 1972. They have one son, Blayne Edward, born in 1980, who is pursing a law enforcement career in college. She has a sister, Dannis Cole, who lives in Utah and is also back at college, finishing her degree. Dannis has two daughters, Amanda Belle Hofstetter, a high school senior planning a career as a physician, and Maggie, who is in grammar school.
Susan herself went back to college as a day student at the age of 45, inspired by her husband James, who quit a blue-collar manufacturing job to return to school and get his diploma in computer programming. He retired from his own computer business in 1998 and now pursues skeet shooting medals in local, state, national and international competition. Susan graduated summa cum laude from Piedmont College, Demorest, GA, in 1995 with a major in history and a double minor in archaeology and Spanish. She was named to two honor societies (the Torch Club and Alpha Chi), and was named to the National Dean's List. In addition to her writing projects, she is currently working on her master's degree in history at California State University. She hopes to specialize in Native American studies.