Book Reviews of One Red Rose (Clayborne Brides, Bk 4)

One Red Rose (Clayborne Brides, Bk 4)
One Red Rose - Clayborne Brides, Bk 4
Author: Julie Garwood
ISBN-13: 9780671010102
ISBN-10: 0671010107
Publication Date: 8/1/1997
Pages: 160
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 165 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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One Red Rose (The Clayborne Brides #3) by Julie Garwood
ISBN: 0-671-01010-7
152 pages
Pocket Books Fiction
Adam Clayborne walked into his bedroom after a long week of being gone to find a woman sound asleep in his bed. Miss Genevieve Perry introduced herself as his bride and Adam turned tail to run! This was the woman his Mama, Mama Rose, has said she was going to bring home for him to marry. Adam was not going to marry anyone and wished his meddling Mama would butt out. Genevieve was in trouble though and she was not going to marry this wonderful man that was too good for her. She finally gets him alone later that week and tells him just that. He tries to pry out of her what kind of trouble she's in but she ignores his inquiries and changes the subject. The night of Mama Rose's birthday party a telegram arrives for her and Adam leaves her alone so as not to interfere. After walking off alone to read the telegram she whispers a goodbye to all and leaves the ranch unnoticed. The next day, after finding out she's gone with no word all are worried. Adam finds the telegram in the apron she was wearing and reads the warning to 'run for your life, they're coming' and sets out to find her. Of course he tracks her and finds her and when he does he doesn't know if he wants to kiss her or shake her. This beautiful, courageous, stubborn woman is getting under his skin. He agrees to take her to the next town so she can get on the stagecoach. But the people searching for her aren't far behind. The men searching for her meet up with them in the next town. They are looking for the money she has supposedly stolen from them. US Marshal , Daniel Ryan, gets involved , a gun fight takes place and both Genevieve and Adam are almost killed.
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ISBN 0671010107 - There seems to be a few reviewers who expected - or hoped for - more than a shallow romance novel in One Red Rose and were disappointed. Since I think all romance novels are shallow romance novels, no disappointment here! Let's get the negatives out of the way first: the West (as opposed to today's "the west") is often said, historically speaking, to have been more open-minded about race, hard work and honesty being more important than color. However... the fact that race was an absolute NON-issue in this book was a little hard to accept. I admit I haven't yet read any of the others in the series, so perhaps they covered that sort of ground and Garwood didn't want to beat the topic to death. Still, the book only had two clues to the fact that the characters were black. One was the reference to a couple people being former slaves and since not all slaves were black, that was kind of vague. The other was when Genevieve was asked to pose as Ruby Leigh Diamond, formerly Alice O'Reilly, and she pointed out that her ancestors came here from Africa, "Surely you noticed."

That aside, romance novels are generally fluff, and this one is no more or less fluffy than any other I've read. Adam Clayborne lives in a now-empty house on the family ranch in Montana. His brothers have married and moved away and Mama Rose has it in mind to get Adam married, too. She's even picked the woman out for him, AND invited her to the ranch for the family celebration of Mama Rose's birthday. Genevieve is beautiful enough, but Adam is happy as a bachelor. Luckily for him, she doesn't want to marry him, either. Or so she says - but she says a lot of things that aren't true. For one thing, she says she's not in trouble. If that were true, why does she run off when a telegram arrives, without even saying good-bye? Adam is determined to find out and chases after her.

Standard romance novel ending, with the usual formula along the way. One highlight (or disappointment, depending on why you read this genre) was the lack of heaving and aching, et al, that generally takes up several pages and makes it possible for the author to get away with less storytelling work. Sadly, that took One Red Rose out of the running for my "worst line in the world" contest. There was a funny moment to me when, having run away into the woods with a night's lead at least, Genevieve is caught up to by Adam. She cuddles up against him and the line "She smelled so good to him..." cracked me up. A full day of riding hard to get away and she smells good? Please.

If I come across another book by Garwood, I'll read it because I'll read anything, but I wouldn't expend any energy trying to find the rest of this series.

- AnnaLovesBooks
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Wonderful series!
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The third follow-up story with Adam Clayborne - wonderful series.
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Great book, great story!
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this was a good book. Its one of four I think and each book in the roses series is great. They're easy reads and the characters will make you laugh! I recommend them all!
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I always love a Garwood book.
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Really cute and entertaining story.
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The final title in a specially priced, three-book series, this novel tells the story of the Clayborne Brides--characters whose husbands were introduced to millions in "Rose Hill", the April "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production of Julie Garwood's "For the Roses". Escaped slave Adam Clayborne was a confirmed bachelor, which is why his Mama Rose has summoned the irresistible former slave Genevieve Delacroix to Montana. Genevieve is determined to teach Adam that true freedom only comes when you open your heart.
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Excellent story, great series, Garwood is always good, and very enjoyable. Loved this series.
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What a great continuation of the story
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romantic.
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One of a series on the Clayborne family, which is actually a group of orphans (3 boys and a baby girl) who banded together, and called themselves a family. They were fiercely loyal and protective of each other just as much as a family related by blood! Great stories! Garwood classics!
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This is the third novel of The Clayborne Brides. I also have the first and 2nd novel, but who ever owned them before me had to tape the covers to keep them from falling off the book. So if you like this book and are wanting the set I'd be happy to send all three of them just for the one credit of the good book.

Book1: One Pink Rose:

Travis Clayborne may be the youngest of the Clayborne brothers, but he's definitely his own man. Unless it means saying no to his beloved Mama Rose. And that's why Travis is escorting young Bostonian Emily Finnegan to Golden Crest, Montana- where she'll discover what awaits her as a mail-order bride. Emily has made it perfectly clear that she's taken charge of her destiny and nothing is going to interfere. Falling in love with the perfect stranger isn't part of her plan, but the journey with Travis across this beautiful, rugged land opens her eyes... and her heart. Perhaps her destiny isn't exactly as she imagined.

Book2: One White Rose:

Douglas Clayborne will never turn his back on anyone in need, and everyone in Blue Belle know it. Time and again, his intolerance of cruelty of any kind has made him a champion of the defenseless... but his quiet strength faces its ultimate battle when he meets Isabel Grant. He arrives at her ranch to pick up the magnificent Arabian stallion he's purchased, but he cannot leave the vulnerable woman behind when he discovers the danger that threatens her. Convincing the stubborn, strong-willed beauty that she needs him is another matter. Douglas can stop the men from stealing her ranch and her horses, but he cannot stop Isabel Grant from stealing his heart.

Book3: One Red Rose:

Adam Clayborne has always put great stock in the power of books. As an escaped slave- and wanted man- reading has been his only ticket to the wonders of distant lands. Adam is content with his life as a confirmed bachelor, which is why his Mama Rose has summoned the irresistible Genevieve Delacroix to Montana. Also a former slave, Genevieve shares his dream of seeing the world, but she arrives to find Adam unfailingly polite... and just as distant. Undaunted, Genevieve determines to teach Adam what he'll never learn from a book- that true freedom only comes when you open your heart.
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good book
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short but sweet
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Love this story and all three roses were wonderful. Makes you want a cowboy of your own!!
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I read the whole series and really liked the books. They are fast reads and will have you wanting to read the next book in the series to pick up where they story left off in the previous book
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One of the Clayborne "brothers" of Blue Bell, Montana, Adam came home to find Genevieve sleeping in his bed. And so the frolic begins. A good read.
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Adam Clayborne has always put great stock in the power of books. As an escaped slave-and a wanted man-reading has been his only ticket to the wonders of distant lands. Adam is content with his life as a confirmed bachelor, which is why his Mama Rose has summoned the irresistable Genevieve Delacroix to Montana. Also a former slave, Genevieve shares his dream of seeing the world, but she arrives to find Adam unfailingly polite...and just as distant. Undaunted, Genevieve determines to teach Adam what he'll never learn from a book-that true freedom only comes when you open your heart.
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Adam Clayborne has always put great stock in the power of books. As an escaped slave - and a wanted man - reading has been his only ticket to the wonders of distant lands. Adam is content with his life as a confirmed bachelor, which is why his Mama Rose has summoned the irresistible Genevieve Delacroix to Montana. Also a former slave, Genevieve shares his dream of seeing the world, but she arrives to find Adam unfailingly polite...and just as distant. Undaunted, Genevieve determines to teach Adam what he'll never learn from a book - that true freedom only comes when you open your heart.
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Series: Clayborne Brides, No 3

Publisher's Note
The Claybornes are back -- and love is in bloom! First introduced in Julie Garwood's magnificent 'New York Times' bestseller 'For the Roses', which inspired the 'Hallmark Hall of Fame' television film 'Rose Hill', the Clayborne brothers of Blue Belle, Montana, have been embraced by millions worldwide. Now Julie Garwood spins the individual stories of these three spirited brothers -- once a mismatched gang of street urchins -- in a trio of special novels that continues with 'One Red Rose'. Adam Clayborne has always put great stock in the power of books. As an escaped slave -- and a wanted man -- reading has been his only ticket to the wonders of distant lands. Adam is content with his life as a confirmed bachelor, which is why his Mama Rose has summoned the irresistible Genevieve Delacroix to Montana. Also a former slave, Genevieve shares his dream of seeing the world, but she arrives to find Adam unfailingly polite...and just as distant. Undaunted, Genevieve determines to teach Adam what he'll never learn from a book -- that true freedom only comes when you open your heart.

The final title in a specially priced, three-book series, this novel tells the story of the Clayborne Brides--characters whose husbands were introduced to millions in "Rose Hill", the April "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production of Julie Garwood's "For the Roses". Escaped slave Adam Clayborne was a confirmed bachelor, which is why his Mama Rose has summoned the irresistible former slave Genevieve Delacroix to Montana. Genevieve is determined to teach Adam that true freedom only comes when you open your heart.