Book Reviews of Gerrity's Bride (Harlequin Historical, No 298)

Gerrity's Bride (Harlequin Historical, No 298)
Gerrity's Bride - Harlequin Historical, No 298
Author: Carolyn Davidson
ISBN-13: 9780373288984
ISBN-10: 0373288980
Publication Date: 11/1/1995
Pages: 296
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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Emmaline Carruthers shed more than her clothes under the brutal western sun...

Her "citified" ways went next, along with her plans for a quiet, dignified life. Instead, she found herself bound to a hotheaded cowboy in a most inconvenient marriage!

Ranch foreman Matthew Gerrity was used to having things go his way. So why was he having so much trouble getting his Eastern beauty of a wife to accept that he was the one in charge!
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Emmaline Carruthers shed more than her clothes under the brutal western sun...

Her "citified ways went next, along with her plans for a quiet, dignified life. Instead, she found herself bound to a hotheaded cowboy in a most inconvenient marriage!

Ranch foreman Matthew Gerrity was used to having things go his way. So why was he having so much trouble getting his Eastern beauty of a wife to accept that he was the one in charge?
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Her citified ways went next, along with her plans for a quiet, dignifried life. Instead, she found herself bound to a hotheaded cowboy in a most inconvenient marriage! Ranch foreman Matthew Gerrity was used to having things go his way. So why was he having so much trouble getting his Eastern beauty of a wife to accept that he was the one in charge?
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Emmaline Caruthers receives notice that her estranged father and his wife have been killed in a freak accident and what does she want to do with her little sister? When she arrives in Arizona (to collect her sister and take her back East), she gets another surprise.

Her father wrote a will wanting Emmaline to stay in Arizona and make a home with her sister and his wifes son, Matthew Gerrity, who is the foreman of the Caruthers Ranch. In other words, her estranged father wants Emmaline to marry her stepbrother!

Emmaline and Matthew have never met before and seem to be too much alike; both are stubborn and used to getting their way. I have to say that this is one of the strangest premises for a novel. However, after this low-point, the story improves considerably.

When Matthew abandons bachelorhood, someone is very upset; strange things start to happen to Emmaline. Thus, a mystery is added to this plotline.
The reader cares about these two characters, as flawed as they are. It is interesting to see these two try to find a way to adapt and accommodate each other without giving up their own free spirit.

I had a hard time getting past the bizarre plot. The characters were interesting and the author seemed to capture the small-town atmosphere. 3 stars
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I didn't finish this book or read it all the way. I sort of ended up skimming ahead to the end so I can't give it a worthy review, but it was a good story. This is from the back cover:

Emmaline Carruthers shed more than her clothes under the brutal Western sun ... Her "citified" ways went next, along with her plans for a quiet, dignified life. Instead, she found herself bound to a hotheaded cowboy in a most inconvenient mariage!

Ranch foreman Matthew Gerrity was used to having things go his way. So why was he having so much trouble getting his Eastern beauty of a wife to accept that he was the one in charge?
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good book