Beautiful DreamerBook - 2001
Whether she's creating intense passion or gripping suspense, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell knows how to enthrall readers as few others do. Now she writes a classic American love story of heartless nature and proving once more why the name Elizabeth Lowell is synonymous with masterful storytelling.
Nevada is home to Hope Gardener, it's rugged majestic beauty a balm for the aches of her heart and spirit. But the cattle ranch she owns and loves us dying, thanks to the worst draught the area has ever seen. hope needs a miracle or she will loose the land that has been in her family for generations. And then, one day, the miracle appears on horseback.
Rio is the stranger who rides into a Valley of the Sun. A loner, a gentler of horses, a cowboy out of time, an anachronism in the modern-day West, he brings with him a tantalizing promise of salvation: a reputation for finding water in any desert. As a women alone in a harsh and unforgiving place, Hope knows the dangers of trusting such a free spirit. But now she has no choice.
A man who makes dreams real, who is as wild and unpredictable as the wind that propels him across the vast and open western landscapes, Rio has never had a dream of his own to follow. Yet he finds something in this extraordinary lady whose passion tempts him to defy his own rules and stay. Suddenly two independent souls must confront the perils and the truths that reside in the deepest, most closely guarded corners of their hearts... as in the midst of adversity they search for a beautiful dream big enough to hold them both.