Johanna Lindsey, the number-one New York Times best-selling author, presents a passionate novel of hidden identities, family secrets, and love that transcends a 50-year feud set in the 1880s in the majestic ranchland of the Montana territory.
Some young ladies marry for money and social standing, a few lucky ones marry for love - but Tiffany Warren is marrying to end a feud. Honoring her mother’s promise, Tiffany reluctantly travels west to meet her estranged father and his enemy’s eldest son, rancher Hunter Callahan. Once the Warrens and the Callahans are united by marriage, both clans will stop squabbling over a disputed strip of land.
In the chaos of a train robbery Tiffany seizes a golden opportunity. By assuming the identity of her father’s new housekeeper she can live with the father she never knew and assess his true character, as well as that of the neighboring cowboy to whom she is betrothed. But, too late, Tiffany discovers that the rivalry between the Warrens and the Callahans has escalated when the Callahans steal the Warrens’ housekeeper as soon as she steps off the train!
Now, Tiffany, who is pretending to be Jennifer Fleming, finds herself living in the enemy camp, under the same roof as her fiancé. All too soon she learns her intended is a handsome, sweet-talking charmer whom she has to fight off because he can’t keep his eyes - or his hands - off Jennifer. After Tiffany’s charade is exposed she refuses to marry Hunter to end the feud. As Hunter goes about claiming his rightful bride-to-be, he knows that although he loves two women - proper, elegant Tiffany as well as spunky, passionate Jennifer - he has only one heart to win.
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I had a hard time connecting with this audiobook and it's a hard one for me to rate, because it had a cute storyline and could have been entertaining IF it didn't move so slowly. I had to stop listening to it several times, becoming irritated at it's slow pace. It seemed to take forever to reach the end of the book.
Meridith Mitchell performed well, yet did not pull me into the story, as some narrators have the ability to do... or maybe it was just the book.
My overall rating is less than satisfactory.
I love JL's books. Her skill of writing is amazing. Started reading her at the age of 13 and 17 years later, still perfect! This novel just reminds me why I love her stories so much! Listening to it just made my day! Her voice was wonderful portraying each character.
I love this book. The sceeming throughout the story gives it life. It's almost like reading 4 books at once. You have 4 or more love stories happening at once, killings, train robberies, & kidnappings. You will love this book!!!!!!
I have read and/or listened to almost all of Johanna Lindsey's books. This was very disappointing. No where near the quality of her previous books. I wouldn't be surprised if it was actually written by someone else.
I thought is very boring
Don't waste your money or time
You have got to be kidding me.... Really…… Johanna Lynsey how original, playing swticharoo with the maid (Then to make matters worse), in the house of the man you will marry. I paid for this drivel? I skimmed through about 19 chapters. 84 % of the book was about her deception. The book was good overall (if you like those kinds of childish games), but since it turned me off in the beginning I knew, that no matter how good the rest of the book, I would not enjoy it.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Johanna Lindsay is an auto download for me and she has branched out from her brilliant historical novels to delve into the world of the cowboys - with great success.
Spoilt, yet mentally tormented, Tiffany finally meets her betrothed a handsome cowboy named Hunter and the attraction begins but so too does a borrowed identity which leads to disaster in the kitchen, tears, frustration but there's a building romance that's unfortunately doomed before it ever begins.
Blink and you miss the sex bit but it's also filled with funny, sad, tender, romantic and joyous bits as slowly Tiffany learns that there's more to life than just table manners - as Hunter is all too keen to show her. Good supporting characters too make this an enjoyable listen as two feuding families finally share secrets, enemies are revealed and love does, eventually, conquer all.
Worth a credit? In my opinion anything J.L writes is a YES and this one is no exception.
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I read Johanna Lindsey when I was in my 20's, (I'm 36 now) all her books published in the 80's and 90's. I still re-read the Mallory series sometimes. I know writers change over time, but I'm so confused!
I picked up this book and a few of her newer millennium books, expecting to reconnect with an author I hadn't read in awhile. But this, I couldn't even finish it (or the other one, A Man to Call My own). Is it just that these were both westerns, where Lindsey's strengths are Regency or Highland? Or is it that with all the politically correct stuff of today, a strong woman can't have an equally strong man?
Her hero was wishy washy and boring. It seemed like he wasn't even in most of the book! The heroine spent most of the time complaining about her father! The story has been done before and trite. Hiding in disguise and pretending to be maid? Really? She just switched the genders. She had this premise in Man to Call My Own, where the male character was in disguise and pretended to be a stablehand. At least that one had humor!
The female character didn't feel strong or independent to me, she seemed spoiled and unwilling to face her problems. I expected better.
I think I'm over my Johanna Lindsey nostalgia kick.
This book is great. Wonderful story line and a great performance. I have listened it it at least ten times since I bought it. I hope this narrator and author comb continue to make awesome audio books
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