Patricia McLinn


USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.

McLinn is the author of nearly 40 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, contemporary western romances, contemporary romances elsewhere in the world, historical romances, and women's fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.

She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.

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The Soldier's Kiss Patricia McLinn

SHORT prequel to The Forgotten Prince, Book 7 of The Wedding Series. It’s here! Available only to the much-appreciated members of my Readers List, you can now read The Soldier’s Kiss for free. Just click the button below to get it in the format you prefer. This special short (15,000 words) tells how artist Ann-Elise meets Lieutenant Colonel Brooks Reed over a lost cat, a painting, and interesting neighbors. It’s a prequel to The Forgotten Prince. I was writing The Forgotten Prince when Ann-Elise and Brooks started telling me how they met. It would have been rude to ignore them ;-) so I wrote their story especially for you. You’ll see Ann-Elise and Brooks again in The Forgotten Prince (along with other folks from The Wedding Series.) In The Forgotten Prince, Prince Karl longs to once mor


Prelude to a Wedding Patricia McLinn


Sign Off (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 1) Patricia McLinn

Divorce a husband, lose a career … grapple with a murder. TV journalist Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher says she committed two sins — she didn’t stay young, and she made an enemy of a powerful news executive — her ex. She used to break national news. Now her top story at dinky KWMT-TV in Sherman, Wyoming is getting a defective toaster repaired. Tough, funny and determined, Elizabeth wrestles with whether adjusting to Wyoming -- her new home or a stop on the way to obscurity. Soon she’s in a battle of wills with ex-football player turned journalist Mike Paycik and investigating a disappearanat the insistence of a girl who’s set on proving her father’s innocence. Not that enigmatic rancher Thomas Burrell makes investigating easy for an amateur detective. "Caught Dead in Wyoming" Book 1 FREE!


Almost a Bride (Wyoming Wildflowers) Patricia McLinn

Just Matty’s luck. The one man who can save her family ranch by saying "I Do" is the childhood sweetheart who broke her heart. But she can't let that stop her. Fun, spice, and heart FREE from USA Today bestseller Patricia McLinn. Begin the Wyoming Wildflowers series now! Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (snowberry) The previous generation Almost a Bride (Indian paintbrush) Match Made in Wyoming (fireweed) My Heart Remembers (bur marigold) Jack's Heart (yellow monkeyflower) Where Love Lives: The Inheritance (threadleaf phacelia)