Book Reviews of Duncan's Bride

Duncan's Bride
Duncan's Bride
Author: Linda Howard
ISBN-13: 9781551664798
ISBN-10: 1551664798
Publication Date: 6/1/1998
Pages: 251
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 54 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is a hard book to find, but I'm glad I did! This is vintage Howard. Possessive alpha male, entertaining, hot, quick little story. If you are a fan of Linda Howard, check it out. If you aren't a fan of her yet, check it out- you won't be disappointed! She's an exquisite story teller. You are guaranteed alpha male to the max, hotness, and a damn good story. What I especially liked about the story was that the heroine stood up for herself without being an annoying pain in the a**. The book I have was a Silhouette published in 1990, and it's OLD, that's the cover I have. Oh, and I just have to mention that even though it's written in 1990, it's not too dated for a contemporary. The story of Madelyn's brother is told in Loving Evangeline, which I'll eventually check out. I'm slowly working no savoring... my way through all of her books.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was the first Linda Howard I read. Juat loved the story. The little battles between Reese and Maddie were so cute. In the end Maddie finally convinced Reese that he really did love her. But the road they had to take to get there was something else.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this book! I so wish Linda Howard would get back to writing like she did in the early days. I've not read a book that details the evolution of a marriage as well as this one (in a short series romance, anyway). The story is full of love, heat, humor, anticipation, mistrust and ultimately love. In some ways it is not the fairy tale love story most romances are, and shows how two people must really work at making a go of it. Highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 1
A great read...one of those "dime novel" romances, but it has a fabulous story line...New York socialite answers an ad for a Wife Wanted in Montana...she falls in love with a man who thinks he has no love left to give...the result is great...
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Wonderfully satisfying read.
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He'd advertised for a wife...not a lover. Reese Duncan wanted a wife, pure and simple. Someone to have children with, someone to help him rebuild his ranch, someone uncomplicated...and someone very different from his first wife, the woman who'd destroyed his life. But he hadn't bargained on Madelyn Patterson. She was sophisticated and citified, and she was willing to herd cattle, keep house and start a family with Reese. The only thing she asked for in return was love - the one thing Reese refused to guarantee.
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Very good book. Love Linda Howard.
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This is one of my favorite books. He advertised for a wife .... not a lover.
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A Montana rancher advertises for a Wife! Him and the applicants go through some times. I enjoyed the way the story went and how the "wife" finally got the Love that she wanted and he was eventually willing to give.
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Great story, wonderful characters.
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He'd advertised for a wife ... not a lover
Reese duncan wanted a wife, pure and simple.Someone to have children with, someone to help him rebuild his ranch, someone uncompicated ... and someone very different from his first wife, the woman who'd destroyed his life. But he hadn't bargained on Madelyn Patterson. She was willing to herd cattle, keep house and start a family with Reese. The only thing she asked for in return was love ---the one thing Reese refused to guarantee.
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Great story - it deserves five stars and more.
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Very good marriage of convenience romance set in rugged Montana
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A quick delightful read with a predictable ending.
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if i give it a 10 stars, i would. i rate it max.
great story and easy reading.
earl h
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Not LH's best. Duncan lacks the characteristics that make LH's Mackenzie males great. A dated work.
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Narrative from back cover: Reese Duncan wanted a wife, pure and simple. Someone to have children with, someone to help him rebuild his ranch, someone uncomplicated...and someone very different from his first wife, the women who\'d destroyed his life. But he hadn\'t bargained on Madelyn Patterson. She was sophisticated and citified, and she was willing to herd cattle, keep house, and start a family with Reese. The only thing she asked for in return was love - the one thing Reese refused to guarantee.
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(from back cover) He'd advertised for a wife...not a lover. Reece Duncan wanted a wife, pure and simple. Someone to have children with, someone to help him rebuild his ranch, someone uncomplicated...and someone very different from his first wife, the woman who'd destroyed his life. But he hadn't bargained on Madelyn Patterson. She was sophisticated and citified, and she was willing to herd cattle, keep house and start a family with Reece. The only thing she asked for in return was love--the one thing Reece refused to guarantee.
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After his first wife took half of everything he owned in the divorce, it took Reese Duncan several years to build his ranch back up. Now he is thinking about getting married again and decides the easiest method would be to advertise for a bride. He wants a woman who is the opposite of his first wife. She must be willing to help out on the ranch and give him children. Madelyn Patterson is intrigued when she reads the ad. She is a city girl who is bored with her life and knows nothing about working on a ranch. But she answers the ad knowing chances are she'll never hear from him.

This is a contemporary mail-order bride romance. Reese drove me more than a little crazy. He would constantly worry that Madelyn would turn into a clone of his gold-digging ex-wife. He would convince himself that she just married him for the ranch, and worry that when she went to town she would not be back. I thought she should have used a 2x4 to pound some sense into him. Madelyn was a smart woman who loved her husband and the ranch and wasn't about to leave. She didn't put up with Reese's overbearing personality and wasn't about to take the blame for the things his ex-wife had done to him. I thought it was great when she finally put him in his place. My rating: 4 Stars.
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This was a great books. I have one on my keeper shelf.
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He'd adverstised for a wife...not a lover
Reese Duncan wanted a wife, pure and simple, someone to have children with, someone to help him rebuild his ranch, someone uncomplicated...and someone very different from his firs wife, the woman who'd destroyed his life. But he hadn't bargained on Madelyn Patterson. She was sofhisticated and citified, and she was willing to herd cattle, keep house and start a family with Reese. The only thing she asked for in return was love - the one thing Reese refused to guarantee.
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Nice book. Good story.