Item description for Lasso the Moon (Wild West Romance) by Beth Ciotta...
Motivated by a childhood promise, Paris Garrett travels to the wilds of Arizona Territory (1877) to seek fame as a stage actress. Never mind that she doesn't possess a lick of experience or that her true passion is songwriting. Before he died, her beloved papa encouraged her to reach for the stars. She promised to lasso the moon! She's already slipped free of her over-protective brothers. Nothing and no one, especially some badge-wearing Romeo, is going to rein her in or stand in her way. Joshua Grant's life went from diamonds to dirt in less time than a rattler strikes. His uncle was killed, leaving him with an opera house he doesn't want, and forcing him to quit the law enforcement job he loved. The topper: In order to keep his sidewinder snake of a cousin from inheriting, he has to honor his uncle's will and marry within two weeks. Life can't get much worse, and then he falls for an eccentric, spitfire songwriter with a mysterious past and a passel of troublesome admirers. Marrying Paris is about as smart as kissing a coyote, but that's exactly what he intends to do-whether she likes it or not. Together they could realize their dreams. That's if they don't drive each other crazy first!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 4.25" Height: 7" Weight: 0.36 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2006
Publisher Medallion Press
ISBN 1932815287 ISBN13 9781932815283
Availability 0 units.
More About Beth Ciotta
Storytelling comes naturally to award-winning author Beth Ciotta. Dubbed "fun and sexy" by Publisher's Weekly, Beth is published in contemporary, historical, steampunk and paranormal romantic fiction. "I can't think of anything more fulfilling than writing stories where everyone (except the villain, of course) gets a happy ending!" A retired professional performer, Beth now pours her artistic passion into her writing.
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Exciting Western Romance Sep 25, 2006
This book is another winner by Beth Ciotta! I don't read many westerns, but I enjoyed her contemporary romances so much I wanted to give this a try. It was wonderful! Fast-paced, fresh and funny, with great characters, I turned pages rapidly to find out how they were going to solve their problems. This is a tender and amusing story--don't miss it!
Ms. Ciotta Is A Talented Storyteller You Won't Want To Miss! Jun 19, 2006
Paris Garrett has made a promise to her beloved papa when she was nine years old. She promises that she will reach for the stars and become the famous singer/song writer her father knows she can be. There is no doubt that she has talent...so much so that she is an outcast in her own home town. Since the death of both of her parents she has been raised by her four older brothers who all agree...the stage is no place for their sister. Well, Paris sees things differently so she runs away to Chance, Arizona. She knows that she will be able to lasso the moon while working at "The Desert Moon." Too bad she seems to get into scrap after scrap once she reaches Arizona. And if that wasn't enough handsome ex-sheriff Joshua Grant is her rescuer at every turn. He makes her feel things that are new and wondrous...and boy can he kiss. But she has made a promise and she can't break it...will she be able to follow her heart or will that promise get in the way?
Ms. Ciotta is an automatic buy for me. She has proven herself time and time again as a wonderful and imaginative storyteller. "Lasso the Moon" is a highly engaging western romance and Josh and Paris were wonderful leads. I highly look forward to her next effort in this new series. You can tell that Ms. Ciotta wrote a story from her heart...as this is a book full of heart and will touch and entertain the reader from start to finish.
Wonderful Story, Can't Wait For Next Installment Jun 12, 2006
Beth Ciotta's release Lasso the Moon is a wonderful historical romance. I've been enjoying her other releases and this is no exception. This is the story of Paris Garret who made the promise early in life to lasso the moon, and become a big star. Our spunky heroine leaves the big time (San Francisco in 1877) for the Arizona Territory to sing in the back of beyond in an opera house. She meets one hunky lawman named Joshua Grant. This story made me laugh. The main characters are both loveable, and as I was reading I couldn't help but hope the author would write about Paris's sexy brothers. I checked her website and sure enough, there are more installments to come. I can't wait to read The Fall of Rome.
warm lighthearted nineteenth century romantic romp Feb 1, 2006
In 1877, Paris Garrett travels to the dangerous Arizona Territory in hopes of fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a famous stage actress though she has no experience. When she feels down with no hope of achieving her goal, she thinks of her beloved late father who encouraged her to always seek to make your dreams happen.
Joshua Grant left his first love law enforcement, which he hopes to return to soonest, but first must meet the stipulations of his late uncle's will. He must marry within two weeks or his odious cousin inherits the opera house. Though he does not want to own the opera house and detests giving up law enforcement even temporary he would rather be dead then let his relative gain possession. Still he has no one in mind until a talented songwriting dreamer arrives in town. Joshua knows she is a mistake, but he wants the wannabe actress so why not marry her. Of course he first must win her over while his cousin has other plans for her, him, and the opera house.
LASSO THE MOON is an amusing historical romance starring two likable protagonists and a vile antagonist. Joshua has no idea what happened to his simple life feeling eh must be JINXED; first with the will and now with Paris whose CHARMED innocence and obsession somehow SEDUCED his heart. Fans will laugh at the escapades of the lead couple and hiss at the villain as Beth Ciotta provides a warm lighthearted nineteenth century romantic romp.