Book Reviews of Shotgun Wedding

Shotgun Wedding
Shotgun Wedding
Author: Maggie Osborne
ISBN-13: 9780804119917
ISBN-10: 0804119910
Publication Date: 11/4/2003
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 44 ratings
Publisher: Ivy Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Maggie Osbornes eye doesnt move off of the uncomfortable subject she highlights in this book unmarried women having children. Main character Annie Malloy can spout that shes a modern woman to the skies, but the society she lives in has not changed. According to the story, any woman in the family way without a husband is a fallen woman.

Osborne does a great job of showing the ambivalence Annie feels about her situation. However, I experienced Annie coming across just as ditsy as anguished. She didnt really think much about getting pregnant according to the book. What?

The story is an excellent expose of the horrors of being in the family of a fallen woman. Annies parents were treated harshly by the community too. I think it was very time-accurate for the parents to force Annie to continue her movements around town even though she was often insulted and shunned.

Jesse Harden is a remarkable man; hes just as horrified by Annies pregnancy as the townspeople but he looks at her pain and sets his own aside. He asks her to marry him, in spite of it making him look like Annies paramour-in-sin.

After dithering around until even the towns dogs and horses are aware of Annies problem, she finally marries Jesse. Sheesh, talk about damning someone with faint joy!

Ione was a complimentary character to Annie and just what she needed. However, I think Osborne spent too much time with Ione and Annie to the detriment of the chemistry between Annie and Jessie.

One thing that started to grate on my nerves after awhile was the constant reminder that Annie was a new modern woman. Yep, I can see that!

Otherwise, this was a good, solid book not one of Osbornes best, but enjoyable!
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Maggie Osbornes eye doesnt move off of the uncomfortable subject she highlights in this book unmarried women having children. Main character Annie Malloy can spout that shes a modern woman to the skies, but the society she lives in has not changed. According to the story, any woman in the family way without a husband is a fallen woman.

Osborne does a great job of showing the ambivalence Annie feels about her situation. However, I experienced Annie coming across just as ditsy as anguished. She didnt really think much about getting pregnant according to the book. What?

The story is an excellent expose of the horrors of being in the family of a fallen woman. Annies parents were treated harshly by the community too. I think it was very time-accurate for the parents to force Annie to continue her movements around town even though she was often insulted and shunned.

Jesse Harden is a remarkable man; hes just as horrified by Annies pregnancy as the townspeople but he looks at her pain and sets his own aside. He asks her to marry him, in spite of it making him look like Annies paramour-in-sin.

After dithering around until even the towns dogs and horses are aware of Annies problem, she finally marries Jesse. Sheesh, talk about damning someone with faint joy!

Ione was a complimentary character to Annie and just what she needed. However, I think Osborne spent too much time with Ione and Annie to the detriment of the chemistry between Annie and Jessie.

One thing that started to grate on my nerves after awhile was the constant reminder that Annie was a new modern woman. Yep, I can see that!

Otherwise, this was a good, solid book not one of Osbornes best, but enjoyable!
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I loved this story!
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As is true with all Maggie Osborne books that I have read, she never disappoints!
I had read it before and enjoyed it the second time around!
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Pregnant and unwed, Annie Malloy is willing to face social ruin than marry her lover, Bodie Miller, an outlaw who robs banks and trains. As the scandal breaks, Annie finds the town's harsh treatment of her and her family overwhelming. When Sheriff Jesse Harden proposes a marriage of convenience, Annie sees it as a way to save her family from the embarrassment she caused and jumps at the chance. Annie doesn't expect to start having feelings for her new husband. But secrets may drive the two apart before their marriage evens gets started.

This is a solid historical romance by Maggie Osborne. I enjoyed the story even though I thought it spent a little too long on Annie's ordeal when I would rather read about her relationship with Jesse. It's not Maggie Osborne's best, but it's still a good book. My rating: 4 Stars.
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Single and pregnant, Annie Malloy is in a heap of trouble! Making matters worse, the baby's father is an outlaw. For this Kansas pioneer girl who fancies herself a "modern woman," there's only one way out--accept sheriff Jesse Harden's marriage proposal.
Although Annie never expected to submit herself to the bonds of matrimony, she's surprised to find herself falling for the handsome lawman. Now Jesse is determinded to prove to Annie that their marriage of convenience can blossom into a great love affair. Little does he know that Annie is hiding a secret that could destroy their chance at happiness...
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It's a cute, western romance. If you like those, you'll like the book!
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Good story, interesting and enjoyable characters. Excellent read.
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Great book, loved it. Maggie Osborne is amazing!
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Annie Malloy is in a fix. She's gotten herself into the worst kind of trouble, and there's only one way out. It seems the town's handsome, new sheriff, Jesse Harden has taken a shine to her-and offeredd her away to end the scandal once and for all. Marriage, she hopes, even a hasty one to a virtual stranger will put an end to the gossip and return her life to something like it was before. But Annie soon finds that the quiet life she once lived has been exchanged for one full of chance, desire, and the breathtaking possibility of true love. Jesse John Harden has always followed his instincts and has no doubt he can turn this marraige of convenince into a true marraige of the heart. With each day that passes the bond between him and his pretty new wife grows stronger and the spark between them gets hotter. But Annie is hiding a secret that could destroy their delicate happiness. Now Jesse must convince Annie to let him stand beside her to face the past so they can have a chance at a happy future
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Annie Malloy is in a fix. She's gotten herself into the worst kind of trouble, and there's really only one way out. It seems the town's handsome new sheriff, Jesse Harden, has taken a shine to her--and has offered her a way to end the scandal once and for all. Marriage, she hopes, even a hasty one to a virtual stranger, will put an end to the gossip and return her life to something like it was before. But Annie soon finds that the quiet life she once lived has been exchanged for one full of chance, desire, and the breathtaking possibility of true romance.