Book Reviews of Silver Lining

Silver Lining
Silver Lining
Author: Maggie Osborne
ISBN-13: 9780449005163
ISBN-10: 044900516X
Publication Date: 1/4/2000
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 64 ratings
Publisher: Ivy Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This is the first book I've read by this author. I will definately read more. I was hooked from the very first page.
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Helpful Score: 1
If I could give this 10 stars, I would! A western style Cinderella story, this is one of the best romances I've read this year. Keeper shelf for sure!
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This is the best book I've read in a long time. I laughed and I cried and really enjoyed this book. You wont be disappointed!
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Oh, this is a keeper, I loved it. read twice so far. You find love in the strangest places. Great read
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Low Down is a woman to be admired and she wins your heart from the beginning until you root for her to get her man. This was a book a started one day and couldn't put down until the wee hours. Wow, if all women could be as giving. And Max, he just sounds too dreamy!Osborne is a master of the woman heroine!
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This book is a true gem. If you're tired of the typical romance with everyone being perfect 10s, try this one. The story is set in the old pioneer days in the west, and the woman was an orphan with an extremely hard life and no self esteem. Nothing good had ever happened in her life and there was no reason to suspect anything would change. The plot has lots of twists and turns due to the circumstances of an arranged marriage. I couldn't put it down. The people in this book had such character and perseverance. I haven't read this author before but will have to read the rest of her work.
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Maggie Osborne is the very best in the western historical romance genre.
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I had to give this book 5 stars because I never wanted the story to end. The characters of the story really pull at your heart strings. Louise will be a character that I will remember forever. What a great love story!!
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I loved reading Silver Lining. Maggie Osborne is a great writer
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Maggie Osborne creates incredibly complex characters and situations.

This book has some of the most agonizing opening chapters I've ever read! I could identify with the anguish Max experienced by not being able to marry the woman he wanted. Low Down/Louise wanted to release Max from marrying her but Max was "a man of honor."

I couldn't imagine getting caught in such a hopeless marriage! Low Down/Louise didn't seem to have any positive traits; she was filthy, cursed a blue streak and lacked any understanding of lady-like behavior.

After the marriage, Low Down/Louise begins a metamorphasis into a woman of substance.

Max is a strong presence but he takes his own sweet time recognizing Low Down/Louise's character and value.

The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because of Philadelphia. She seemed to have no good qualities. She seemed to be more of a cartoon than a real character. If she was so awful, how and why did Max love her so?
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Maggie Osborne creates incredibly complex characters and situations.

This book has some of the most agonizing opening chapters I've ever read! I could identify with the anguish Max experienced by not being able to marry the woman he wanted. Low Down/Louise wanted to release Max from marrying her but Max was "a man of honor."

I couldn't imagine getting caught in such a hopeless marriage!
Low Down/Louise didn't seem to have any positive traits; she was filthy, cursed and lacked any understanding of lady-like behavior.

After the marriage, Low Down/Louise begins a metamorphasis into a woman of substance.

Max is a strong presence but he takes his own sweet time recognizing Low Down/Louise's character and value.

The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because of Philadelphia. She seemed to have no good qualities. If she was so awful, how and why did Max love her so?
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As scruffy and rootless as the other prospectors searching for gold in the Rockies, Low Down wanted nothing in return for nursing a reggedy bunch through the pox. But when pressed to reveal her heart's wish, she admits, "I want a baby." Not a husband, not a forced marriage to the proud man who drew the scratchedmarble and became honor bound to marry her. To be sure, Max McCord was easy on the eyes, but he loved another woman and dreamed of a different life. Yet they agreed to a temporary marriage that could end onlin in disaster. But can this strange twist of fate lead to the silver lining that both have been searching for?
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good reading
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Back Cover:

Hailed as "one of the best writers in the business" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Maggie Osborne delivers heartrending tales of resilient women full of grit and dignity. Now meet the irresistible Low Down, who never had anything good happen to her until she asked for the one thing only a man could give her....

As scruffy and rootless as the other prospectors searching for gold in the Rockies, Low Down wanted nothng in return for nursing a raggedy bunch through the pox. But when pressed to reveal her heart's wish, she admits, "I want a baby." Not a husband, not a forced marriage to the proud man who drew the scratched marble and became honor bound to marry her. To be sure, Max McCord was easy on the eyes, but he loved another woman and dreamed of a different life. Yet they agreed to a temporary marriage that could end only in disaster. But can this trange twist of fate lead to the silver lining that both have been searching for?
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Good read. She's one of my favorites!
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Maggie Osborne creates incredibly complex characters and situations.

This book has some of the most agonizing opening chapters I've ever read! I could identify with the anguish Max experienced by not being able to marry the woman he wanted. Low Down/Louise wanted to release Max from marrying her but Max was "a man of honor."

I couldn't imagine getting caught in such a hopeless marriage! Low Down/Louise didn't seem to have any positive traits; she was filthy, cursed a blue streak and lacked any understanding of lady-like behavior.

After the marriage, Low Down/Louise begins a metamorphasis into a woman of substance.

Max is a strong presence but he takes his own sweet time recognizing Low Down/Louise's character and value.

The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because of Philadelphia. She seemed to have no good qualities. She seemed to be more of a cartoon than a real character. If she was so awful, how and why did Max love her so?