To escape becoming a ward of her unscrupulous uncle, Taylor Stapleton will wed Lucas Ross, a rugged American rancher. Taylor also has a secret...a precious legacy she hasn't revealed to Ross. However, as she begins to fall for her handsome new husband, Taylor dares to surrender her heart to an uncertain future.
©1994 Julie Garwood (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
What a nice change- beginning in England and ending in America. I liked it. And I really enjoyed this book. I liked ballroom scene. Lucas and Taylor are to meet there. Lucas (the stranger everyone is talking about) is visiting with friends and acquaintances and then Taylor makes her entrance. She is wrapped-up with her friends talking to her when her ex-fiancee, William (come to find out is half-brother to Lucas) starts making his way to her from one side of the room while Lucas is making his way to her from the other side. Both get to her at the same time. FIREWORKS! She can't stand the site of William (who eloped with Taylor's cousin weeks before the wedding) and hasn't had a chance to really get a look at Lucas (tall, dark, handsome). William tries to get Taylor's attention while she tries ignoring him while Lucas's looks have "swept Taylor off her feet". Without introduction Taylor looks at Lucas and ask if isn't it time to leave- he takes her hand while they both start to approach the stairs to exit. Everyone is yelling whats going on, how do they know each other, where are they going, etc. when Taylor turns around and tells them "He's my husband!" Can't you just picture the confusion and excitement. And this was at the beginning of the story! It get's better!
Both Lucas and Taylor were using each other for their on "agendas" but the attraction for each other did them in. I loved Lucas' frustration with his physical attraction to Taylor and Taylor's innocence of it. Towards the end it was frustrating that Taylor was not recognising Lucas' love for her.
And I do agree with another reviewer about Taylor constantly calling Lucas "Mr. Ross", her saying "my daughter" and "my son" when she had just taken on the role of mother with the kids, and the boy changing his name between Daniel and David. But is wasn't enough for me to get aggravated with the book. And I did enjoy a break from the English rogue or knights in shining armor. A Montana mountain man was kind of refreshing!
Rosalyn Landor is one of my favourite readers and she was fantastic with the delivery of the story
Enjoyed the two main characters, Taylor and Lucas, very much. There were also 2 others, Hunter and Victoria, who I also liked and their relationship with each other and with Taylor and Lucas was well written and developed.
The love story was lovely. :) The 'babies' made for a great read. The travel to the Montana territory and their settling in Redemption gave an idea of what life was like in that era.
Julie Garwood has never disappointed me when it comes to story telling. I thought the narrator was excellent.
Loved this story !
The narration didn't take anything from it, as usual Rosalyn Landor was great.She can do voices...male, female, kids and even old ladies and accents, too.One thing that bothers me...a couple of times I'm sure I heard her say grandfather when it is clear in the story that it's a grandmother they're talking about. Did anyone else hear this?
I have listened/read Julie Garwood books before and have really liked them. But this one I was expecting more out if it and was a little disappointed. Maybe it had to do with the narrator who I didn't enjoy on this one.
The main characters were strong and smart. The tale had loads of substance and plot. It wasn't just about two idiots pining over each other.
Taylor, because she wasn't an idiot. She was a good strong Lead.
Taylor. She has a good accent for British society. Her american man accent needed a little work at first.
Daniel/David Switching names was inventive and fun.
I often feel for women growing up in this period of time. There was so much responsibility to remain "a lady". A proper woman isn't suppose to know much about anything just bow to her man's wants and look pretty. The heroin in this Prince Charming is a strong, opinionated woman. I like the way the author builds each character throughout the book so we get to experience their believable change in attitudes and the reality of their life's unpredicable situations. The book flows and each detail is brought together smoothly.
Excellent book and Rosalyn Landor is the perfect narrator.
It was't too much, just enough....really enjoyed....
one of my favorites was when they were heading to the house in MT and one of the twins says "look mommie, there's our man" I thought that was cute...
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Rosalyn Landor is one of my favorite narrators. I liked it from beginning to end. I liked the characters, the book, the author, and the narrator.
loved this book most of Julie Garwood are good, love all her series! I would recommend this book to anybody good for traveling because of how long it is as well
I didn't like the main characters because they were portrayed as Blumbering crazy people. The lead female was super English and so uptight. The lead male was headstrong. I usually like all of that in characters but these characters it was taken to the maximum. The characters have the worst communication between each other as well as the author to the aidience. We usually know what is going on but for part of this book we weren't allowed to know until the characters talked to each other. The characters went almost the entire book without talking about why they make their decisions and why the do things for each other. Because of this lack of communication it made the book irritating ease then the audience knows somethi g and the characters won't talk about it. the last 2 chapters were excellent because they finally talk but even that is a mixed signal message to the other person! The female lead seriously realized in the last chapter that her husband was ashamed of his past! Ti me it was like lady your character is so blind everyone could see that. I like the authors books but this one I couldn't wait for it to be over with it and get to the point. Performance was good. Overall book I thought was terrible.
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