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For the Roses Audiobook

For the Roses: Claybornes' Brides, Book 1

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Julie Garwood's best-selling novels of the beloved Clayborne family began with this critically acclaimed masterpiece.

The Clayborne brothers were a rough gang of street urchins - until they found an abandoned baby girl in a New York City alley, named her Mary Rose, and headed to Blue Belle, Montana, to raise her to be a lady. They became a family - held together by loyalty and love, if not blood - when suddenly a stranger threatened to tear them apart.

Lord Harrison Stanford MacDonald brandished a six-shooter and a swagger, but he soon proved to be a gentleman to the core. The brothers taught him frontier survival, while Mary Rose touched his heart with a deep and desperate passion. But soon, a shattering secret would challenge everything Mary Rose believed about herself, her life, and her newfound love.

©1995 Julie Garwood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    🇺🇸🍁DARA South Carolina, USA 12-14-13
    🇺🇸🍁DARA South Carolina, USA 12-14-13
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    "Beautiful Story"

    As I started listening to this captivating story it reminded me of a Hallmark movie that I watched on TV. About an hour into this book I realized that it was a Hallmark movie! I looked it up and the movie is called "Rose Hill' made in 1997. Of course this book is better because of the detail as they crammed 22 hours into 2 for the movie.

    Its a touching story of commitment, devotion, honor, and love. It shows that the meaning of family goes deeper than blood. Such a touching story nobody should miss.

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Darlene Yucaipa, CA, United States 12-14-13
    Darlene Yucaipa, CA, United States 12-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "And So It Begins"

    This fan simply adores all of Julie Garwood's novels. No matter if they are from far in the past or modern day. She pull's me right into the book. I love the way she brings the clan names through time into her present day F.B.I. series. The narration on this particular book was simply wonderful. Mikael Naramore did an excellent job. I swear it was a pure pleasure to listen to him read. This small gang of young boy's, jump right into the heart and stay there all the way through the book. Which sets you up for the following book's.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Cam 12-23-13
    Cam 12-23-13 Member Since 2017
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    "By far the BEST Julie Garwood book I have read!!!"

    Actually I have to say this is not only one of J Garwood’s best books but one of the better book I have yet to read. This story encompasses love, compassion and sacrifice between people brought together by life’s misfortunes. I am so sensitive to writer’s ramblings on about the hero or heroin’s thoughts (which are mostly repetitive) that reading this book was truly refreshing. This story was action filled, not thriller action, but the type where every moment was filled with relevant pieces that I feel added to the story and to the building of each and every character. GREAT job Garwood. This is TRULY one of the books worth three times the credit. Get it and enjoy experiencing true love of family, friends and a soul mate.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ninny 03-26-15
    Ninny 03-26-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Love this book.... This was my second time"

    This was my first book on tape and now I listen to at least one book a month. It's a great way to occupy the mind while doing mindless chores or out on a walk.

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    Kathlene Norton 03-14-15
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    "Beautiful story of love and family!"

    I loved the personalities of Mary Rose and Harrison. It was entertaining to see the interactions between Mary Rose and her brothers. The fact that none of the main characters were portrayed
    as perfect, but beautifully flawed, as we all are, was refreshing! A long, terrific story!

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    Kristin Brookings, SD, United States 01-10-14
    Kristin Brookings, SD, United States 01-10-14 Member Since 2012
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    "amazing story, excellent narration"

    Well I have to say that a couple times, I wondered if this was too much talking and detail. But, after finishing it I think all those details were necessary. Definitely worth the credit, worth more than one. And, plan the last hour uninterrupted when you listen. I was in the car for my 45 minute commute and could not stop for the last 15 minutes, came straight into the house and listened to the end. This story line had many plot twists and turns. I love the historical romance genre, but they do become predictable at times. This is much more than a love story. The book explores many aspects of history, such as class differences, prejudices, divisions in our country, women's rights, and they are handled in unique ways. Highly recommend this book, and this narrator. I agree with another reviewer that the Scottish brogue wasn't always believable. But still gave it 5 stars because of the wide range of accents, ages and genders that the narrator was able to capture.

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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 12-16-13
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 12-16-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved the characters!"

    Overall the story was a bit long but the characters were fun. It only seemed to drag when the brothers were not around. I am sure I will listen to this again one day and I will have to get any future releases with this family.

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    Kjda 10-21-17
    Kjda 10-21-17
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    "It's Okay."

    I have experienced the full spectrum with Julie Garwood books from delightfully entertaining to a total waste of my time. This book falls in the middle for me and was perfect for times when I wanted to listen to an audiobook, and I didn't have the ability to give a lot of attention to it. The writing and characters aren't very sophisticated, and there were some plot holes that nagged me. Also, major characters seemed to have a temporary personality shifts, without adequate explanation, which took away from the story for me. This book really is bubble gum for your brain: There's no nutritional value whatsoever, but it gives you something to do.

    I only recommend this book for people with low expectations for an easy-listen of a historical romance. You can do a lot better with this genre, so it's probably only worth it if it's part of a massive sale.

    The narrator was also only okay. He wasn't horrible, but there was always something a bit off with almost every accent he did, and there were many in this book.

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    Suzanne pritchett 10-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Praise to garwood's creation of For the Roses."

    This story is a wonderful portrait of positive ethnic diversity and racial equality for all.

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    "Not enough story line"

    Too much description of sexual jesters and not enough story line. There was a good story to tell so why not make it about their lives and not sex

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