Long, Tall Texans Collection Volume 7
Virgin River Book 22a & 23-25
by Diana Palmer
October 15, 2018
Available in: e-Book
Revisit four fan-favorite Long, Tall Texan tales from New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer
(originally published January 2000 as Matt Caldwell: Texas Tycoon in Silhouette Special Edition #1297 in mass market paperback and November 2014 in eBook by HQN and September 2018 in 2-in-1 John and Matt eBook)
Rugged tycoon Matt Caldwell has no intention of ever trusting a woman again—that is, until his new assistant walks through his door. On the run from her past, Leslie Murray struggles to keep herself out of aloof Matt’s strong arms. Could this innocent beauty make Matt’s protective walls crumble?
The Texas Ranger
(originally published August 2001 in mass market paperback by MIRA and August 2004 by HQN and February 2017 in eBook by Harlequin)
While working a high-profile murder case, Texas Ranger Marc Brannon comes face-to-face with the woman he has never forgotten. Investigator Josette Langley is determined to do her job, even if it means going against the man she still loves. But when Josette crosses evildoers, she and Marc are thrown together in a deadly game of intrigue.
(originally published April 2002 as A Man of Means in Silhouette Desire #1429 in mass market paperback and October 2018 in 2-in-1 Rey and Curtis eBook)
From the moment cattleman Rey Hart first sets eyes on Meredith Johns, he is mesmerized. He asks the lovely young woman to become the cook on his ranch, but convincing her to take the job is a cinch compared to breaking the enchanting spell she casts over this long, tall Texan’s heart.
(originally published June 2002 as Garden Cop within With a Southern Touch anthology by MIRA Books and September 2011 within A Man of All Seasons by Harlequin and October 2018 in 2-in-1 Rey and Curtis eBook)
Hunting down a missing informant, FBI Agent Curtis Russell is determined to accomplish his mission at any cost. So when he butts heads with his mother’s beautiful neighbor, deputy D.A. Mary Ryan, he must resist her beauty. But can Agent Russell protect his partner-in-fighting crime when danger looms?
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.