Efore a divorce So Angie lives with Sam and the girls cooking cleaning and taking care f things Sam works as a carpenter by day and digs in his potential gold mine at nightREVIEWER S OPINIONThey each blame the No One Needs to Know (Made in Montana, other for splitting up They don t see theirwn blame Later they both realize they are in love but they have too much pride to tell the Man Behind the Facade other He loves her and wishes she would say she loved him but she doesn t so he vows to himself he won t touch her again I have no idea why he vows this He asks her what her plans are Does she tell him she loves him and wants to stay No She says she plans to leave him return to Chicago and writeccasionally She then asks Is this what you want He doesn t answer He just says I ll take you to the train In his mind he s thinking she could do a lot better than him I m sorry but this does not entertain me This conflict based Captive in the Millionaires Castle on inaccurate assumptions and vague communication is the major angst goingn for most Empire, War Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein of the book How does it end Allf a sudden they each have a light bulb moment and realize it hadn t The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding occurred to them to consider such and suchThis book barely kept my interest It wasn t fun My feeling at the end was this was too illogical A two minute conversation would have eliminated the need for the book Sometimes inther books the characters Must Like Kids or events are interesting enough toffset this kind Rugrats And Rawhide of problem But not hereAnother vagary When Sam fell in love with Laura why he didn t write Angie s father and ask the father to pay for a divorceannulment from Angie Sam Laura and the girls could have had a respectable situation I suppose the answer again was pride He probably didn t want to admit to the father that he was not successful But the respectability cost was huge Was this interesting Not reallyWhat s good about it Sam is handsome responsible loving and caring for his daughters He is hardworking and talented with his carpentry work Angie has a hot temper claiming it is her Italian side She throws thingsnce in a while She too becomes loving caring and responsible for the daughters The Italian temper could have been entertaining but it wasn t developed enough It could have been betterDATAStory length 358 pages Swearing language mild including religious swear words Sexual language none Number Crven Ban of sex scenes 2 Total numberf sex scene pages 5 Setting probably late 1800s Colorado Copyright 2001 Genre western historical romanceOTHER BOOKSI ve read the following Maggie Osborne books Dates are copyright dates 3 stars The Wives Bride of Shadow Canyon (Bride, of Bowie Stone 19944 stars The Promisef Jenny Jones 19973 stars A Stranger s Wife 19994 stars I Do I Do I Do 20004 stars Silver Lining 20002 stars The Bride Temporary Bride (Silhouette Romance, of Willow Creek 20012 stars Prairie Moon 2002 I will never figureut how this Maggie O got by me but I am glad I found it No A Sweetheart for Jude Fortune (The Fortunes of Texas: Welcome to Horseback Hollow one writes Americana like she does IMO The time placement is at the endf the 1800 s in Chicago and then in Colorado Angie and Sam Holland met when she was 16 and Sam was 18 and they decided they were in love So they go get married without Angie s parents permission Then when it is revealed what they have done they are separated by her parents but also by their The Tiny Journalist own immaturity and not really having knownne another 10 years have past and Angie has come to a small Colorado town determined to get a divorce from that no good Sam and start her life finally Only when she sees Sam for the first time in 10 years she doesn t remember him having those broad shoulders Cardinal Sins (Born to Darkness, or those bed room blue eyeswait a dang minute she is here to get a divorce not togle that man the man who refused to fight for her 10 years ago For Sam s part Angie s dad swore that Sam wasn t good enough for his little girl and he needed to leave Well fine he would show them all and he left without his young wife Only when he sees Agnie for the first time in 10 years he doesn t remember her having all those curves and had those lips gotten fullerwait a dang minute she is here to get a divorce she doesn t deserve him admiring her the woman who refused to fight from him 10 years ago But the hits keep coming for Angie for nce she gets to Sam s house she realizes Sam hasn t been pinning for her exactly Ther. Eek intending to divorce the husband she hasn't seen since marrying him as a teenager ten years before But when finances force Angie an.
Pleasantly surprisedI was pleasantly surprised with this book It was a little bit different and not as predictable as a lot f lithe books that I ve read recentlyThe people in the story had a lot Claiming The Forbidden Bride (Regency Silk Scandal, of character even the secondary people I will be looking at control s by this author This wasne Modern Box Set 5-8/Carrying the Sheikhs Baby/Awakening His Innocent Cinderella/The Tycoons Shock Heir/One Night with the Forbidden Princes of those fun reads that you just need to know what happens Angie married Sam ten years ago and through adversity they ended up married but apart Sam is prideful and Angie is a strong woman who speaks her mind Together these two are trying to raise funds toperate their daughter You see these two go through so much just to survive I appreciated how the author built up their love story and showed how they started to love each The Disgraceful Lord Gray (The Kings Elite other It was a very real typef love Now for the parental review some bad words used here and there There were two scenes with explicit sexuality however they are easy to skip through and they are not longer than a half a page Alessandros Prize or so They were not necessary I skipped through them and didn t feel like I missedut Arsons Captive on anything This was a somewhat painful book to finish but it was mercifully shortThe main issue was the convoluted plot twists 10 year estrangementf husbandwife because The Officer And The Renegade of a ridiculously minor misunderstanding people winning gold digging lotteries people fervently fighting for kids who aren t theirs etcWould have expected from an author whose previous books I read were entertaining and almost inspirationalAlso I hated the Italians are passionate stereotype At leastne star was lost solely because The Guardian of that I found the man s stubborn personality to be a real problem Angie didn t bother me after the first She was young and made mistakes I grew to a wow this just crosses way too many lines for me Misunderstandings perpetuated by lackf communication til the last few pages A cheating bigamist Turning the Good Girl Bad of a hero who is in NO way a hero Overly stubborn prideful MCs So even though it sn sale for 99cents and I ve loved this author in the past it just isn t worth it shudder not my idea MECANIQUE - 1ER PARTIE 2E PARTIE - 2 TOMES - 1ER PARTIE : CINEMATIQUE STATIQUE DYNAMIQUE - 2E PARTIE : RESISTANCES PASSIVES STATIQUE GRAPHIQUE RESISTANCE DES MATERIAUX CINEMATIQUE APPLIQUEE - EDITION CORRIGEE ET REIMPOSEE. of romance 25 Rounding up for the uniue premise I have mixed feelingsn this Ravished by Desire one I really liked the beginning but somewhere in there the story became tedious and the pacing feltff view spoiler I thought it dragged A Call To Joy on too much in the end especially when all they had to do was talk to eachther This was my fifth Maggie Osborne book and I was disappointed to see that Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai once again the villains were not truly punished It wrapped up a little too easily I did like his realization that he could have been successful by focusing his energyn his trade not surprising that he hit it rich either way However I was pleasantly surprised by the inclusion The Australians Convenient Bride/The Millionaires Marriage Claim of an epilogue even if the tone feltff compared to the rest The Bridesmaids Proposal of the book I should mention that I was annoyed by every mentionf Angie s Italian temper that part Delaceys Angel (Regency Series, of the story did not age well I m rambling hide spoiler I love Maggie Osborne books She is such a great storyteller and her western romance books are the most entertaining hilarious fresh and uniue storiesut there Having said that The Bride Miss Prims Greek Island Fling of Willow Creek is another fascinating book by MO but not her most memorablene I loved the main characters Angie and Sam and also the two little girls Daisy and Lucy The way MO weaves children s characters into her stories is truly utstanding All in all not a bad read but definitely not as good as Silver Lining The Promise f Jenny Jones Relentless (In Too Deep or Foxfire Bride I recommend this book to readers that enjoy light western romance 2 stars This is weak Herther books are better STORY BRIEFTen years ago when Angie was 16 she and Sam secretly married and then told her father The father said Sam would never amount to anything and told Angie to go to her room She did Sam left the house and waited a while but she never came Midnight Touch (Harlequin Blaze out So he left town They had no contact for ten years Now Angie s parents have died and left her nothing to liven She has a small amount Cracking the Coding Interview of money and travels to Willow Creek to ask Sam to pay for a divorce and support her until it is final about a year She discovers Sam has two daughters andne Hidden Potential of them needs surgery He is saving money for the surgery which must come Determined to put her past behind her and getn with her life Angelina Bartoli Holland heads for the Colorado mining town f Willow Cr.
E are two little girls calling him Daddy and a dead woman named Laura who evidently didn t mind living with a married man To say this is a sticky situation is putting in mildly Angie is spitting angry at Sam because he was living his life not ever giving her a thought while her life was Contract Law Directions on hold waiting for him to come get her They both has misconceptionsf the events that shaped their lives Is there room in their hearts to forgive and heal Votre cerveau est dfinitivement extraordinaire ! - 50 nouvelles astuces de mentaliste qui vont vous changer la vie one another s hearts If you haven t read a Maggie O this is a sweet little gemf a book to start with BIG SPOILER ALERTI picked up this book because I really enjoyed this author s Silver Lining However this Remarkables one just did not hit the same note with me I think the main issues I had with this book were 1 I do not tolerate infidelity and 2 I don t tolerate whiny stubborn charactersAngie and Sam eloped when Angie was 16 and Sam was probably not muchlder Angie is the daughter Citizen Outlaw of a brick mason who thought that carpenter Sam was not good enough for his daughter Son the night A Pimps Life of their elopement they return to Angie s parents house where Angie s fatherrders her to her room Angie being Gigolos Get Lonely Too only 16 goes to her room and Sam has never forgiven her for doing so Angie also never forgave Sam for not telling her to stay Long story short Sam leaves West with Angie s father s words that he ll never amount to anything ringing in his earsFast forward 10 years During this entire time Angie has been living as an abandoned wife She has no familyf her A Winter Wonderland (A Lucy Stone Mystery, own husband and children and no prospects forne since everyone knows that she s married Her parents refuse to file for divorce during this entire time because Temptation (The Hunted of the scandal Angie s mom gets severely ill and her medical bills drive the family into bankruptcy which Angie doesn t know about until bothf her parents dieThroughout the 10 years Sam has been forwarding his current address so that Angie will know how to reach him when she files for divorce Now that her parents are gone she goes to Sam to get a divorce nly neither f them can afford it And Sam s excuse for not filing for a divorce himself Because gentlemen don t do that to women they allow the women to fileSo how has Sam been living Well he shacks up with a woman Laura who recently passed away and he has 2 daughters Sam hasn t been doing too well financially because as he realizes about 45 f the way into the book he s always been looking for a uick payout ie gold and silver mining instead f just working up his skill as a carpenter So he s barely scraping by because he also sucks at money management now that Laura is dead he has to pay for all the labor that Laura did for free and his younger daughter has a club foot that he needs to save money to fixRight Unbound off Sam isn t muchf a gentleman is he since he has no ualms about shacking up with a woman when is already married to another Seriously If Laura was a decent woman then what was he doing even sniffing around her when he s married And if they were so in love why didn t he file for divorce before shacking up with Laura not to mention the kidsAs it later turns An Extreme Modification (Milked by Royalty, out the children are actually not Sam s biological daughters Laura had also eloped at 17 had children and then her husband died So at least Sam didn t go and have children while depriving Angief them but it still doesn t erase the fact that Sam just is not a likeable characterI just felt so bad for Angie and really did not feel much sympathy for Sam at all Yes Angie could have had Feminized Sissy Justice, A Forced Feminization Sissy Story of a backbone but then women in that era lived under a man s rule Also she wasnly 16 Afterwards she was in this weird limbo stage and the best years Everlost (Skinjacker, of her life were wasted sitting at home embroidering while Sam wentn with his life And his excuse for not filing for a divorce especially in light The Lennon Prophecy of his actual actions just made me lose all respect for himAs you can guess there is a happily ever after However that didn t appease me either The way they reach the happily ever after was not satisfying Also it seems that Angie never has any childrenf her Japonia w sześciu smakach own And while she came to love Sam s daughters as herwn I still feel that she was robbed Aqidah Islam of experiences all becausef Sam s wn selfishness. D Sam to set up housekeeping together they gradually realize that they have somehow fallen in love with the adults they both have becom.
akaMargaret St GeorgeMaggie Osborne is the author of I Do I Do I Do and Silver Lining as well as than forty contemporary and historical romance novels written as Maggie Osborne and Margaret St George She has won numerous awards from Romantic Times Affaire de Coeur BookraK the Colorado Romance Writers and Coeur du Bois among others Osborne won the RITA for long historical from the