Tag: Westerns

Nobody’s Darling by Teresa Medeiros

Posted September 1, 2007 by Book Binge Guest Blogger in Reviews | 4 Comments

Dear Reader,

I never enjoyed being a wanted man until the day Miss Esmerelda Fine marched into the Tumbleweed Saloon and pointed her derringer straight at my heart. Who would have guessed some duke’s granddaughter—an awfully pretty one at that—would come gunning for the likes of me, a notorious bounty hunter with a taste for whiskey and a fondness for peach pie? Lucky for me, she was a mighty poor shot. Instead of killing me, she hired me to find her runaway brother. Little did she know she was about to make the acquaintance of a flea-bitten basset hound named Sadie, the infamous Darling Gang, and my shotgun-toting kinfolk. And little did I know she was about to lead me on a merry chase that would take us from a bungled bank robbery to the very first Wild West show to tour London, England.

I should have turned down her offer. I should have resisted her charms. But I didn’t.

Because there comes a time in every man’s life when he’s got nothing left to lose…but his heart.

Yours,
Billy Darling

Quickie Review: This one was a reread for me. I really enjoyed it and damit, I love Billy Darling. He did irk me when he said he didn’t love Esmeralda. He thought she deserved better so used that ol trick to send her back England. Stupid man. He does go to England to confess his love for her though.

Billy’s brothers are funny. Love how big and bad they are, but once Momma Darling steps in, they act like little boys. There is one scene where Billy asks Esmeralda to fake an orgasm so his brothers won’t try and have their way with her. I guess, if they knew Billy was pleasing Esmeralda, they’d leave her alone. Esmeralda does fake one and Billy is all hot and bothered by it. He asks her what she was thinking of. She says a cream puff. The way she describes it to him makes him even more hot and bothered.

I also liked the epilogue. Kind of different from ones I’m used to reading.

Grade: 4.5/5

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Weekly Reread: Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber.

Posted May 16, 2007 by Rowena in Reviews | 4 Comments


Rowena’s review of Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber.

From the Publisher:

A shy Louisiana librarian, Mary Warner fears she’ll always be alone—so she answers a personals ad from a rancher in Montana. Never before has she done anything so reckless, casting the only life she knows aside to travel to a strange place and marry a man she’s never met. But something about this man calls to her—and she knows this may be her very last chance at happiness.

Tragedy made Travis Thompson the guardian of three orphaned children—and determination leads him to do whatever it takes to keep the kids out of foster homes. When he decides to take a long shot on a personals ad, the results are surprising, and before he knows it, he has agreed to marry a mysterious Southern woman sight unseen.

It could be the mistake of a lifetime. But Mary Warner may be exactly what this broken family needs. And with a little faith, a little trust, and a lot of love, two lonely hearts might just discover the true meaning of miracles.

I haven’t read too many books by Debbie Macomber. As a matter of fact, I think this is the one book of hers that I’ve read. And what’s even funnier is I picked up this book off my TBR shelf thinking I hadn’t read this book and when I was about half way through the book, I realized I had not only read the book, but I owned it as well, which means that I’ve got an extra book.

*sigh*

Oh well.

Not that I minded a reread of this book at all. When I started the book I noticed that the book sounded vaguely familiar. I couldn’t quite place where I had read this kind of storyline before, but as soon as the book picked up, I knew exactly when I read it and what I was going through when I read it. I was absorbed in Travis and Mary’s world and I just thought it was the cutest book.

Debbie Macomber’s world of cowboys and southern belle’s coming together over a want ad to raise three kids together made for a great and just fantastic story.

I enjoyed seeing them grow to love each other, these two perfect strangers who married not too long after they met. I enjoyed their interactions with the three kids that Travis inherited after a deadly car accident took his brother and sister in law out of their lives. I enjoyed seeing Travis come to love Mary even though he wasn’t the loving sort…or so he thought.

Seeing Travis and Mary fight with each other and make up with each other was an awesome treat for me because I’ve been having one of those crappy weeks. I really loved Debbie Macomber’s writing style and just the character development of each character was well written, I didn’t feel like it was rushed or anything, it was just right. The storyline was a good one, something I haven’t read before making it an original for me.

All in all this was a great reread and just a good time all over again, I picked a great Weekly Reread this week because I seriously want to hunt up some more Debbie Macomber books to add to my larger than my body TBR pile. I want more cute stories like this.

Has anyone read any Debbie Macomber books and can recommend some to me?

Grade: 4.75 out of 5

This book is available from Avon. You can purchase it here or here in e-format.

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