In 1870's Texas, an unforgettable drama unfolds in the lives of rival twin sisters and the cowboy they both want to call their own.
I did like this story quite a bit, but not as much as others as I've read by this author. There were some light chuckles, but not nearly as much as others I've read. It felt like this was either a really early writing or one that was done just to get something out and published.
The ending was a nice twist, but the "mean" sister's about face in such a short amount of time was predictable and unimaginative.
Overall, the book wasn't up to par with her other ones and I'm glad I got this through a swap and didn't pay for the book!
Amanda and Marian Laton are identical twins who couldn\'t be more different. Amanda, the apple of her father\'s eye, is a spoiled, jealous young woman; sweet-hearted Marian, in an effort to be as unlike her sister as possible, strives to make herself plain and undesirable. Set in the 1870s, this historical romance by the prolific Lindsey begins when Amanda and Marian\'s father dies in their hometown of Haverhill, Mass., and the twins are shipped off to Texas. Under the provisions of their father\'s will, they cannot claim their inheritances until they are married, and in the meantime they must live with their aunt, Kathleen Dunn, a widowed rancher nicknamed Red. Life on the ranch is much too rustic for Amanda, but Marian enjoys the country living-and her brushes with Chad Kinkaid, heir to a ranching fortune, who is lending Red a helping hand. Hiding behind thick-lensed spectacles she doesn\'t need, Marian tries to deflect Chad, afraid that if she shows an interest in him her mean-spirited twin will lure him away. Slapstick catfights and anachronistic language (\"it wasn\'t just the jealousy issues\") give the novel a farcical slant; on the plus side, there is plenty of western kitsch: a train robbery, an attempted kidnapping and an old-fashioned barbecue. Concluding with an improbable surprise ending that is most unsatisfying and rather bitter for a historical romance, this is a clunky if occasionally entertaining effort that nonetheless will sell as Lindsey is wont to do-that is, a lot.
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Amanda and Marian Laton are indentical twins but they are as different as night and day.Amanda is a beautiful but nasty,and Marian is nice but plain-purposely so to avoid provoking her spiteful twin's jealousy.When there wealthy father suddenly dies,the two gently reared New England heiresses are sent to live with there aunt on a spawling Texas ranch.
Amanda & Marion Laton are identical twins but they are as different as night and day. The twins meet a cowboy and Amanda falls in love with him, while he falls in love with Marion. Heart throbbing suspense.
It was awesome, I love her books and it keeps ya reading til it is done, read it in less than a day. She is great
loved this book. Fast read, good carachters (sp?) good story.
great story about twins who don't like each other and grow to learn how life can change at any given moment
I enjoyed this book until the end. Towards the end there was a twist in the plot. I thought the twist was a good one, until I kept reading. The author added another twist and it was a bit too much. The ending seemed too contrived and completely unrealistic. My overall rating was 3 stars. It would have been higher except for the ending. Other than the ending, it was a really good book.
Setting back in the late 1920's with a very good plot. This was a very refreshing book to read.