Beauty and the Beast Bear McQuaid is a visionary railroad builder from Montana who only needs, well, a pile of money to complete his dream. So who better to meet than Diamond Wingate, who is The Soft Touch. Author Betina Krahn's quick-witted characters are as sparkling as this tale of how poor guy meets super-rich girl only to find that her money's the least reason to become entranced by her.

As Bear struggles to prove himself worthy of Diamond, he faces down the dangers of the men trying to stop his railroad line by any means. But in this book, the best lines are the ones author Krahn so cleverly provides her appealing characters. Sandy Huseby writes and reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and lakeside near Nevis, Minnesota. She is online at

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