One Pink Rose: Mama Rose asks Travis Clayborne to escort mail-order bride Emily Finnegan through Montana to meet her groom, O'Toole. He doesn't expect to be attracted to her, even though he suspects she might be crazy.
One White Rose: Douglas Clayborne travels to Parker Grant's ranch to collect the horse he purchased six months ago. He finds Parker has been killed and his wife, Isabel, is in labor. Douglas helps her with the birth and vows to protect her from the man who killed her husband.
One Red Rose: When Adam Clayborne arrives home from a long trip, he finds a woman in his bed. Genevieve Delacroix was invited to the ranch by Mama Rose who hoped Adam and Genevieve would someday marry. But Genevieve has secrets she isn't ready to share, even if marrying Adam would be a dream come true.
I'm not a big fan of short stories and certainly wish Garwood had written a full length book for each brother. Travis' book suffered from the short length. I never felt like I knew either him or Emily (3.5 Stars). Douglas' story was my favorite. The story takes place over a 10-week period. We got to know Douglas and Isabel as they go know each other. It was my favorite (4.5 Stars). I was very disappointed with Adam's story. The plot was weak and we learned nothing new about Adam, who was such an intriguing character in For the Roses. I also had a problem with the fact that he was a former slave, but never seemed to run up against any bigotry in the old west. (2.5 Stars). I'm still looking forward to Cole Clayborne's story and am happy that it will be full length. My rating overall: 3.5 Stars.
This is a continuation of the original book, "For the Roses". I loved the first book, and this one was OK, but I felt that it was written in a rush and left me feeling shortchanged. In any event, if you want to find out what happens to Adam, Douglas and Travis, this book winds things up well.
One Pink Rose : Headstrong Travis a journey that opens his eyes to the splendor of his beloved West- and his heart to Bostonian Emily Finnegan.
One White Rose: Steady,quiet Douglas will do anything to protect a creature in need- and that includes the strong-willed Isabel Grant.
On Red Rose: Thoughtful Adam learns a powerful secret from the irrepressible Genevieve Delacroix-that true freedom only comes when you trust your heart.
From back cover: THE CLAYBORNES COME TOGETHER IN ONE GLORIOUS BOOK--WHERE LOVE IS FOREVER IN BLOOM!
One Pink Rose : Headstrong Travis take a journey that opens his eyes to the splendor of his beloved West-and his heart to Bostonian Emily Finnegan.
One White Rose : Steady, quiet Douglas will do anything to protect a creature in need -- and that includes the strong-willed Isabel Grant.
One Red Rose : Thoughtful Adam learns a powerful secret form the impressible Genevieve Delacroix-that true freedom only comes when you trust your heart.