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At the Heart's Command

(The second book in the Place Called Home series)
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"A beautiful, emotional story that cuts right through the reader's heart." - Rendezvous

"Grif is a hero of the most wonderful kind" - Road to Romance

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When a Second Chance Beckons, the Heart Beats an SOS

Colonel John Griffin Jr. is the best kind of military man. He's a good and honorable soldier who's determined to protect Ellyn Sinclair at all costs - especially from himself.

Once, he'd rejected a young Ellyn's advances, because he could not give her the life she deserved. Instead, Grif stood up as best man when Ellyn married his best friend. Then, he became a member of the family, godfather to her children.

But now Ellyn is a widow, back in Far Hills, Wyoming, living on his family's ranch there with her two young children, and having a tough time. And no matter what it costs him, Grif will do his duty - help Ellyn and her children, while ignoring that he has never stopped wanting her.

Now the Army's sending him back to the western life he knew as a boy, the world of cowboys and cattle on Far Hills Ranch ... and back to the love he knew as a boy. But how can he even be dreaming of second chances, when they should have no chance at all.

"Will stay with you long after you read the last page and the book is resting comfortably on your keeper shelf" - Writers Club Romance Group

"Grif is a commanding, yet tormented soul, and Ellyn is a gutsy, strong heroine whose heart is as big as Wyoming." - Old Book Barn Gazette

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Grif's adventures in At the Heart's Command, by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn, form the second book in the A Place Called Home contemporary western romance series. Along with the temptation to turn his relationship with Ellyn from friends to lovers, he wrestles with the next element of the family curse. Can this military hero help free Far Hills Ranch?

Read all the Susland family stories in the A Place Called Home series:
Lost and Found Groom
At the Heart's Command
Hidden in a Heartbeat
Or: Buy all three in the A Place Called Home boxed set now!

Want to know more about the recent lives and loves of the family and friends of Far Hills Ranch? Grif and Ellyn harbor an Army veteran and Wyoming rancher who's in a royal predicament in The Forgotten Prince, Book 7 of Patricia McLinn's The Wedding Series.

If you especially enjoy western romances, also try these other books by Patricia:
Bardville, Wyoming series

A Stranger in the Family
A Stranger to Love
The Rancher Meets His Match

Wyoming Wildflowers series
Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (series prequel)
Almost a Bride
Match Made in Wyoming
My Heart Remembers
-- A New World (prequel to Jack's Heart)
Jack's Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower)
-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)
Where Love Lives: The Inheritance (Threadleaf Phacelia)
A Cowboy Wedding

Historical western romance
Widow Woman
Courting a Cowboy

... and east of the Mississippi, try:
The Wedding Series

Prelude to a Wedding
Wedding Party
Grady's Wedding
The Runaway Bride
The Christmas Princess
-- Hoops (prequel to The Surprise Princess)
The Surprise Princess
-- Not a Family Man (prequel to The Forgotten Prince)
The Forgotten Prince

Marry Me series
Wedding of the Century
The Unexpected Wedding Guest
A Most Unlikely Wedding
Baby Blues and Wedding Bells

Genre: Romance

Used availability for Patricia McLinn's At the Heart's Command

Paperback Editions

September 2000 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: At the Heart's Command (Special Edition)
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
ISBN: 0-373-24350-2 / 978-0-373-24350-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Silhouette Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: At the Heart's Command (A Place Called Home, Book 2)
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
Publisher: Craig Place Books
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