Book Reviews of The Tenderfoot Bride (Harlequin Historical, No 679)

The Tenderfoot Bride (Harlequin Historical, No 679)
The Tenderfoot Bride - Harlequin Historical, No 679
Author: Cheryl St. John
ISBN-13: 9780373292790
ISBN-10: 0373292791
Publication Date: 11/1/2003
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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Not world-class literature, but a sweet romance. I enjoyed it immensely.
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Western Romance, good story with some unexpected twists. The thoughts and dialog of the main characters was great. Some laughs and some tears. This is the first of Cheryl's book's I've read so I'm going to be looking for more!
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Western Romance, good story with some unexpected twists. The thoughts and dialog of the main characters was great. Some laughs and some tears. This is the first of Cheryl's book's I've read so I'm going to be looking for more!
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Frankly, I cannot imagine why this book is included in the Harvey Girls series; it has nothing to do with Fred Harvey and his restaurants. It is definitely worth reading, however.

Will Tucker is a gruff rancher in desperate need of a cook/housekeeper. To that end, he asks his sister in St. Louis to find one and send her to him in Colorado. He expects a stout, middle-aged widow; instead he gets a tiny, scrawny young widow. After fuming and yelling, Will takes Linnea McConaughy back on the two day trip to Denver. Along the way, he decides to give Linnea a one-month trial -- convinced she cannot keep up. He does this to salve his troubled conscience.

The nervous, fidgety Linnea desperately needs the job and she sets about to prove Will wrong. She has a powerful ally in the person of Will's stepmother, whom she also tends.

There are a couple of things Linnea neglected to mention to her employer and when he finds out -- not too surprisingly, he has a fit. Over the course of the six to eight months of this story, Will notices that things have changed for the better with Linnea's arrival. The romance between this worthy couple emerges slowly and naturally. I thought this story dragged a bit in the middle but did not detract much from the forward motion of the story.

Harvey Girls
1. The Doctor's Wife (1999)
2. The Tenderfoot Bride (2003)
3. The Lawman's Bride (2007)