Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Clayborne Brides by Julie Garwood

The Clayborne Brides by Julie Garwood
Claybornes of Rosehill Series, Book 2
Publisher: Pocket Star (August 2010)
468 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $7.99)
Book Rating: 4 Stars
Sensuality: Pink Heart
One Pink Rose
As a favor to Mama Rose,Travis is to escort mail-order bride, Emily, to her unknown groom. I love traveling romances. They can’t get away from each other, no matter what they do and the time together invariably forces a fast intimacy. The chemistry between Travis and Emily was great, and though we didn’t get to see much of the rest of the family in this one, we did meet some new characters that were just as good.
One White Rose
Douglas goes to pick up a horse he bought and finds widow Isabel alone, ready to give birth and in dire need of help. Isabel and Douglas were great together and I especially enjoyed the interaction between Douglas and Isabel’s newborn son, Parker. Douglas’s internal dialogue regarding his feelings toward Isabel’s departed husband was also interesting and comical at times. By the end of the story my patience with Douglas was wearing thin, but the ending was great and I felt he redeemed himself.
One Red Rose
There was mention at the end of For the Roses of Mama Rose bringing a bride home for Adam, but there was a delay and it took Genevieve all this while to finally show up, and even then she brought trouble with her. Genevieve took quiet, reserved Adam and led him on an adventure from the very beginning, though he was unwilling to participate at first, and she didn’t much care for him coming along.  It was interesting to see more of Adam, who is normally so quiet and kept more in the background. The mystery with Marshal Ryan and the golden compass continues, and hopefully it will be put to rest in the following book, as part of Cole’s story.
I look forward to reading the last book in this series, Come the Spring, about the last and my most favorite Clayborne brother, Cole.

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