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Coulter Family #6 - A Coulter-Harrigan Family Marriage
January 2007
ISBN: 0-451-21895-7

One need not be an equine lover to appreciate Anderson's sweet contemporary romance centering on fiercely honest horse rancher Samantha Harrigan and handsome neophyte veterinarian Tucker Coulter...Samantha has always cared deeply for her horses....when it turns out they've been poisoned, she's horrified, immediately suspecting that her violent and vindictive ex-husband is the culprit. Unfortunately, the authorities are pointing fingers at Samantha, alleging that she plans to defraud her insurance company. Wary of letting a new man into her life, Samantha nevertheless recognizes that she must call on Tucker to nurse her horses back to health. As he tends to the horses and grows closer to Samantha, Tucker becomes her confidante and champion, realizing that the only way for Samantha to save herself is to catch the offender before the police arrest her. In Samantha, Anderson has created a strong and gentle heroine, and a cast of family and friends proves charming throughout. This smart, wholesome tale should appeal to any fan of traditional romance. —Publishers Weekly

When Samantha Harrigan attends the local rodeo, she doesn't expect to wind up in jail. But that's what happens when she tries to stop a drunkard from abusing his horse. Tucker Coulter, a handsome local veterinarian, comes to her defense, and both of them are arrested. The charges are dropped, but Sam's troubles have only started...

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Sun Kissed

(Coulter Family #5)
January 2005
ISBN: 0-451-21380-7

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A quietly courageous heroine takes a chance at life and love in the latest installment in Anderson's Coulter family series. With the author's signature nurturing warmth and emotional depth, this beautifully written romance is a richly rewarding experience for any reader. - Booklist

He didn't need anyone—until one woman brought sunshine into his life...

The New York Times bestselling author delivers her most poignant Coulter family novel yet...

Five years ago, Laura Townsend's life was nearly destroyed when a head injury impaired her ability to use language and forced her to abandon a brilliant career. Despite her difficulties, however, she never lost her vivacious spirit or sunny disposition. Now she has a great new job at an animal clinic—and a handsome new boss who fills her heart with longing. But veterinarian Isaiah Coulter deserves a woman who can meet all his needs. Battling her feelings, Laura decides that sometimes a woman must love a man enough to walk away...

When Isaiah hired Laura, he wasn't expecting her to be such a breath of fresh air. Impressed by her healing touch—and captivated by her dazzling beauty—Isaiah finds himself falling in love. And he'll move heaven and earth to convince Laura that she's the woman he needs...the only one who can bring joy to all his days.

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My Sunshine

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(Coulter Family #4)
June 2004
ISBN: 0-4512-1216-9

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"The novels of Catherine Anderson have been praised as "richly emotional (and) deeply satisfying." ~Booklist

Now in Anderson's latest Coulter family story, serious-minded Zeke Coulter's life begins to sizzle when he finally meets his match .....

Zeke Coulter has no intention of getting married—until he buys a ranch next door to Natalie Patterson, a sexy divorcée with two kids, a zany family, and a philandering ex-husband involved in shady business dealings. When Natalie's twelve-year-old son vandalizes Zeke's property and she is unable to pay for the damages, Zeke offers to let the boy work off the debt.

As Zeke struggles to instill a sense of responsibility and self-worth in the troubled youngster, he finds his life being turned upside down by Natalie, whose sultry singing voice and striking eyes disguise her underlying lack of belief in herself or in her dream of becoming a professional singer. With rugged determination, Zeke undertakes to bolster her confidence, revive her ability to trust men...and thoroughly seduce her. But just as their attraction begins to blossom, a twist of fate gravely threatens their life together ..."

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Bright Eyes

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(Coulter Family #3)
January 2004
ISBN: 0-4512-1075-1

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Romance Reviews Today's 2004 Best Book of the Year in the Contemporary Romance category

"Catherine Anderson has produced a read that engages the emotions and leaves the reader well satisfied. BLUE SKIES is a book you want to add to your library." ~Affaire de Coeur

"Tugging at emotions is Anderson's specialty, and she succeeds in this book. BLUE SKIES continues the compelling sagas of the Coulter and Kendrick families." ~Romantic Times

"--readers will embrace Anderson's characters and her message--that love bridges all divides." ~Publishers Weekly

"This one grabs you by the gut. Very real and powerful." ~Publishers Weekly

"Readers might need to wipe away tears...since few will be able to resist the power of this beautifully emotional, wonderfully romantic love story." ~Booklist

"A keeper and a very strong contender for Best Contemporary Romance of the Year." ~Romance Reviews Today

Carly Adams feels as if she's been given a new lease on life. Born with a rare eye disease, she was blind until a recent operation restored her sight. Now, she's eager to experience everything the world has to offer—including the sweet talk of a handsome cowboy who rouses her with desire. But she isn't prepared for the consequences, especially when a night of searing passion results in a pregnancy that threatens her eyesight—and all her dreams for the future . . . .

Hank Coulter has no plans to settle down—until he discovers that Carly Adams is carrying his child. Obsessed with making things right, he bullies the blue-eyed beauty into marrying him. With her radiant smile and remarkable goodness, Carly is exactly the kind of wife he's always imagined by his side. But if Hank wants their practical arrangement to become permanent, he's going to have to convince Carly that one moment of risk can bring about a lifetime of joy . . . .

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Blue Skies

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(Coulter Family #2)
ISBN-10: 0451220692
ISBN-13: 978-0451220691

"...As the book's psychologically bruised and emotionally battered heroine, Molly is an all-too-realistic combination of vulnerability and strength, and her issues of self-esteem and self-image are deftly handled. Pure reading magic!" —Booklist

"This romantic tale packs an emotional punch that is guaranteed to give her readers a marvelous experience."—Romantic Times

"Fans...will devour Anderson's latest offering."—Publishers Weekly

"Truly an extraordinary storyteller" (Romantic Times), author Catherine Anderson will touch your heart as never before....

Molly Wells is keeping a lot of secrets. Such as why she's stolen her ex-husband's expensive stallion, Sonora Sunset, and driven him hundreds of miles across Oregon to rancher Jake Coulter, a known horse whisperer. And why she arrives with no job, no money, and a fear of her ex-husband that still threatens to rule her life. Molly is willing to risk everything to save Sonora Sunset, little realizing that she needs to save herself as well...or that Jake is the one man whose every heartfelt whisper has the power to meet her secret needs....

By making a place for Molly on his ranch, Jake suspects he may be harboring a thief. But there's something about this courageous yet vulnerable woman that tugs on his heartstrings. He yearns to shower her with the greatest gifts he has to give—his home, his heart, and his life to share. But until she's strong enough to accept them, all he can offer her is the patience to win her slowly, the strength to fight her enemies, and the promise to love her forever....


Stripped to the waist, his bare upper torso rippled in a glorious display of rugged strength. Muscle bunched and flattened as he moved, his sun-bronzed skin glistening with sweat. Molly wasn't usually given to gaping at people—she didn't care to be stared at and felt it was rude—but good manners momentarily abandoned her.

He was beautiful.

It was an inappropriate description for a man, she knew, but it was the only word that came to mind. His broad shoulders and back angled in a classic wedge to a lean waist, the furrow of his spine forming a shadowy line down to the top of his jeans. Faded denim sheathed powerfully roped legs that seemed to stretch forever. His body was as sculpted and perfect as a carving in seasoned oak. Just looking at him aroused everything within her that was feminine.

The reaction surprised her. Since her divorce, she had sworn off men. Some women enjoyed the game. Others could never quite grasp the rules. She'd learned from hard experience that she fell into the latter category.

As if he sensed her presence, the man suddenly turned to look over his shoulder. When he spotted her, he went stock-still. Even at a distance, his eyes were as blue and searing as laser beams.

A wave of self-consciousness crashed over Molly, and she wished she'd taken the time to dress for a trip to the country. First impressions were important, and Sonora Sunset's life hung in the balance. Her comfortable wedge heels—practical, go-anywhere shoes in the city—were frivolous and inappropriate for this type of terrain. She brushed at her slacks. Beneath her palms, she felt the network of creases her sweaty body had steam-pressed into the twill. There was nothing more unflattering to fat thighs than wrinkled khaki.

The man shifted his gaze to her trendy SUV, then to the huge horse trailer. Over here in this land of macho four-wheel drive trucks, a Toyota pulling a two-stall trailer clearly wasn't a common sight. An expression of incredulity crossed his dark face. That made them even. She'd been expecting Robert Redford, and instead she'd got "I'm too sexy for my shirt."

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Sweet Nothings

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(Coulter Family #1)
July 2001
ISBN: 0-4514-0989-2

"With her usual flair, author Catherine Anderson expertly combines the drama of romance and emotion to build a truly wonderful read." —Romantic Times

"Anderson comes up with another winner by deftly blending sweetness and sensuality in a poignantly written story that proves true love can overcome any boundary." —Booklist

One glance. That's all it takes. Wealthy rancher Ryan Kendrick falls hard—and fast—for lovely Bethany Coulter. A beguiling mix of sass and shyness, naiveté and maturity, she shares his passion for horses, has a great sense of humor, and can light up a room with her beautiful smile. She's absolutely perfect—in every way but one....

A long-ago barrel-racing accident has left Bethany confined to a wheelchair. In the years since, she has known both betrayal and heartbreak—and vowed never to open her heart to a man again. She has even accepted the possibility that she'll never be able to enjoy a healthy intimate relationship—or have children of her own. But there's something about handsome Ryan Kendrick. Something that makes her believe she can overcome every obstacle. Something that makes her believe in lifelong, lasting love....


Ryan couldn't stop staring. Her face was small and heart-shaped, with sculpted cheekbones, a pointy chin with just a hint of stubbornness, and a soft, sweet mouth. The tip of her delicately bridged nose was shiny and sported a smattering of freckles, which told him her flawless complexion was natural.

"What seems to be the problem?" she asked.

He started to tell her, but for an instant, his mind went as empty as a wrangler's pocket right before payday, and he couldn't remember why the hell he was there.

He had the strangest feeling, dead center in his chest—a sense of recognition—as if he'd subconsciously been searching for her all his life. Crazy. Love at first sight was more his brother's style. Ryan shopped for women like he did for boots, trying them on for size before he settled in for a long-term relationship, and even at that, he'd yet to find a comfortable enough fit to last him a lifetime.

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