Linda Louise Rigsbee

Linda Louise Rigsbee

Linda Louise Rigsbee has been published since 1986. She has 30 books completed and is always working on some kind of literature. Best known for her clean romance novels, she also writes a variety of fiction & non-fiction including western (as L. L. Rigsbee), adventure, children, youth and travelogues. Linda's style is breathless, with the most common reader comment being; "I couldn't put it down." A conservative writer, all her books are free of offensive language and explicit sex. The characters are believable, the plots realistic and the endings always upbeat.

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Courtship of the Recluse
Courtship of the Recluse
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 5.0

When a conservative young woman accepts a job as housekeeper at a rambling old ranch house on a west Texas ranch, her greatest concern is whether she can handle the work. An isolated 3000 acre ranch with access to horses sounds intriguing. All Cade wants is freedom from housework so he can work the ranch. To Cynthia, it is an ideal way to save money. Her friend is concerned, but Cynthia assures her that even if the stoic Cade were the romantic type, she has the resolve and willpower to resist him. He seems like a good man. Townsfolk consider him an odd hermit, but they all agree he is trustworthy.
In the beginning, both the ranch and Cade are a pleasant surprise. In time, respect and admiration spawn a much deeper emotion – one that gets out of control in fuzzy stages that blend into each other. Cynthia must accept and deal with the consequences.
A Sweet Romance Novel

Genres: Romance
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A Dangerous Love
A Dangerous Love
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 5.0

After the death of her family in an auto/train accident, Lisa returns to the wild mountains of Arkansas where she grew up. The young man who rescues her from a near fatal auto accident offers her a summer job as companion to his mother and babysitter for his daughter. It looks like a plush job and a chance to get away from reality for a while.
At his secluded home, nothing is as it first appeared. The young man's volatile moods are nothing compared to her suspicions about the source of his wealth. Still, she is falling in love with him and intrigued by the mystery. She is determined to know the truth, even if it means risking her life.
A Sweet Romantic Suspense Novel

Genres: Romance
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Savage Wilderness
Savage Wilderness
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 0.0

When their homestead is attacked by Indians, Rachel and Ralph become separated. Each must endure the hardships of a 25-mile journey through the wilderness to Fort Osage, (now Sibley, Missouri).

Before she begins the trek, Rachel must be her own midwife while her husband fights off a small Shawnee hunting party. Afterward she must put aside her phobia of the wilderness and concentrate on getting their newborn son to safety.

Ralph, injured in the attack is trying to keep the pursuing Indians off Rachel’s trail. They both discover something about the wilderness, the Indians and themselves.

Genres: Adventure
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A Tutelarius Love
A Tutelarius Love
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 5.0

Megan O’Hara had spent her entire life rubbing elbows with the elite. Life presented her with few problems that her father couldn’t handle. He gave her a job and even selected her fiancé. The idea of voicing an objection to such a wise and kind man seemed ungrateful – until the romance turned sour. That was when she made the decision to take control of her destiny.
Making the decision was the easy part. Making a clean break wasn’t going to be easy. An ad in a newspaper about some land in Arkansas inspired an idea. It provided a secluded place to test her survival skills.
From the first day, nothing was as she expected – especially the young man she suspected her father had sent to lay guardian. Under his tutelage, she found self-confidence – and first love.
All was going well until her fiancé made a surprise visit. But she was no longer the girl who had left California weeks before – nor was the young man her father had sent.
A Sweet Romantic Novel

Genres: Romance
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Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Once Bitten, Twice Shy
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 0.0

Book 1 in the Carmen & Alex series of Sweet Romantic Suspense Novels.
An Ozark dairy goat farm is an unlikely meeting place for a wealthy salesman and a conservative country girl. Stranger yet is the instant mutual attraction. But Carmen doesn’t want to be rescued from her financial woes, and Alex is still trying to recover from his last failed relationship.
Their tumultuous romance is a little like a wild roller coaster ride, neither knowing how it might end. Compromise seems the only possible solution, but how does a person go about compromising their dreams – and will they regret it later?

Genres: Romance
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Something Old, Something New
Something Old, Something New
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 0.0

Book 2 in the Carmen & Alex Series of Sweet Romantic Suspense Novels.
With her wedding date only weeks away, Carmen finds celibacy difficult enough to maintain, but explaining the reason for it to friends and Alex seems impossible. Yet it is Alex who explains the logic of it. Alex understands her even when she doesn’t understand herself. Her love for him is so strong that she finds it difficult to tell him anything she thinks might upset him - especially one very personal secret that she and Josh share.
Between her obsession about babies and reluctance to discuss issues with Alex, their young marriage is in danger. She must either adjust or risk losing the man she loves more than life itself.

Genres: Romance
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The Darkest Hour
The Darkest Hour
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 0.0

Book 3 in the Carmen & Alex Series of Sweet Romantic Suspense Novels.
Carmen Barnett had landed the husband of her dreams. Their marriage was perfect – except for the absence of children. It was something she thought she had accepted, but even Alex wasn’t happy with the arrangement. He wanted to adopt – and that idea terrified her. What if the mother changed her mind and wanted to take the baby back? Alex was willing to take the risk, but she wasn’t.
For a few tense months, it looked as though they might not have to take that risk. Then she began the darkest part of her life. The Honeymoon was over and they were no longer meeting each other’s expectations. Could they put their marriage back together? Would things ever be the same?
Together they had to make it through the darkest hour. Was their love strong enough to endure the journey?

Genres: Romance
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For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 0.0

Book 4 in the Carmen & Alex Series of Sweet Romantic Suspense Novels.
Carmen and Alex were fortunate enough to adopt two children - one from birth. Life was perfect for them until Lori arrived one day to reclaim her daughter. A legal and emotional battle followed, but no one was prepared for the tragedy that befell Alex. A stranger who started with friendly advances on Carmen ended up knifing Alex The months that followed taught Carmen the true meaning of the vow "for better or for worse."

Genres: Romance
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A Change of Hearts
A Change of Hearts
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 0.0

Book 5 of the Carmen & Alex Series of Sweet Romantic Suspense Novels.
Carmen has had a change of heart. She has agreed to a surrogate mother for their new baby. From the day Alex talks her into it, she isn't sure it is the right thing to do. She has made so many restrictions on the procedure that she is caught off guard when they discover it is successful.
As if things were not complicated enough, the visit to his father's home in Texas reveals another problem. Alex has been hiding more than a father. He has been hiding an entire lifestyle. His secrecy puts a strain on their marriage and issues a challenge to Carmen. She has choices to make – choices that may determine whether their marriage survives.

Genres: Romance
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To Thine Own Self
To Thine Own Self
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 0.0

Book 6 in the Carmen & Alex Series of Sweet Romantic Suspense Novels.

Carmen has inherited the responsibilities of American Wildlife Safari, a dream that originally belonged to Alex. She is trying to divide her love and attention between the business, Alex and the children. Alex and Katie are trying to turn Carmen into a modern mom and wife, but she isn’t sure she wants meet their expectations. She wants to do whatever pleases Alex – until she decides to ride alone where she has promised him she will never go alone. A tragic accident puts a strain on their marriage and opens the door to more problems. Their marriage may come to an end if they don’t get back on track.

Genres: Romance
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Roly Poly and the Ant
Roly Poly and the Ant
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 0.0

Written and illustrated by Linda L. Rigsbee, this children's story is about a troublesome playmate.
Roly Poly wants to be a good friend and help Ant, but being with Ant is more scary than fun. Ant is always doing dangerous things that get them both in trouble. What can Roly Poly do?

Genres: Children
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Cooking With Goat Products
Cooking With Goat Products
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 0.0

Caprine Culinary

A collection of simple recipes for goat milk and meat. Includes information not commonly known about goats, goat milk and meat. An excellent booklet for the new goat owner.

I have used all these recipes.

Genres: Cooking
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Her Best-Laid Plans
Her Best-Laid Plans
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 0.0

Adrienne had carefully laid out her career during her high school years. With meticulous care, she had followed those plans to her last semester of nursing school in Tulsa. She attributed her success, at least in part, to her decision not to become romantically involved. That was her plan, but something went wrong during that last semester - something that could completely destroy her best-laid plans.
A Sweet Romance Novella

Genres: Romance
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LEGACY of a Griffin
LEGACY of a Griffin
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 0.0

A biography of Charles Allen Mecham, written by his daughter.

Charles Allen Mecham (Chuck) had less than a 5th grade education, yet his accomplishments were many. He was a WWII veteran, a family man, a machinist, a mechanic, a musician, and above all, an artisan. Chuck left a legacy that many would envy. This is a story of how he did it.

Genres: Biographies
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Christmas 2013
Christmas 2013
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 0.0

A collection of 6 flash fiction Christmas stories by Linda L. Rigsbee

The Harvest
Christmas Eve provides a special lesson when a family is stranded during a snow storm.
LampLight
When the electricity goes out and Zelda lights the lamp, the error of her ways is illuminated.
The Visitor
Lisa is trying to teach her twin boys that bright lights, expensive toys and fancy meals are not what Christmas is about, but she may learn more from them than they learn from her.
Christmas is for the Kids
Candy and Eric are struggling through their first Christmas without children in the house. Eric finds a solution that helps not only them, but others as well.
Poinsettia
When a young girl befriends an old lady, she finds more than a career choice. She learns a valuable Christmas lesson.
In the Twilight
A tale of learning to make the best of what you still have instead of mourning a loss.

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Journals of a Caregiver
Journals of a Caregiver
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 0.0

Are caregivers born or self-made? Are there specific character traits that indicate a caregiver personality?

As a caregiver - both professional and private, I take a humorous stroll through my early years, searching for early indications that I might make a good caregiver. I identify seven indicators, but I encourage people to look for more.

Genres: Memoir
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Another Mountain
Another Mountain
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 0.0

"Another Mountain" is a true story of how Eddie Rigsbee recovered from the physical and psychological effects of paralysis. It is a story about tenacity, courage, acceptance and adapting to the inevitable. It is a story about betrayal, and the overcoming of it; and it is a story about learning how to help others.
*When Eddie Rigsbee went to the emergency room in June of 2010, he was in agony. He thought the pain in his neck was caused by bone deterioration, but when he arrived at the hospital, no one would listen to him. Their focus was immediately riveted on his heart and dynamite couldn't blast it away. Heart trumped spine and they insisted on a heart catheterization before they would considered his spine.
* Eddie came out of the heart catheterization a quadriplegic. But the real story isn't in the mistake or the cover-up that stonewalled his recovery. The real story is in Eddie's refusal to give up in the face of adversity. This story is about how he and his wife clawed their way up the mountainous obstacles together.

Genres: Memoir
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