Book Reviews of Tuesday's Jillaroo (Harlequin Romance, No 2184)

Tuesday's Jillaroo (Harlequin Romance, No 2184)
Tuesday's Jillaroo - Harlequin Romance, No 2184
Author: Kerry Allyne
ISBN-13: 9780373021840
ISBN-10: 0373021844
Publication Date: 7/1978
Pages: 190
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Three months after the death of her father, Shannon Marshall is at loose ends with her life. For the past several years she cared for her terminally ill father and supported the two of them with a full-time job. She's ready to embark on an adventure to fulfill a life-long ambition: to jillaroo on a sheep or cattle station. However, all advertised positions she runs across require previous experience she doesn't have. Not one is willing to take on a "first-year." No worries! An old school chum's father is responsible for locating and recommending a jillaroo to one of his clients. The friend, Guy, convinces Shannon that she's a cinch to get away with pretending to know what's what once she got on site. Of course, the masquerade goes nowhere under the scrutiny of the owner ...

The character of Shannon starts out clear-eyed and level-headed in the beginning of the story. She's had to be to survive the last couple of years caring for her father and successfully holding down a job. Once on station, however, she becomes this whining, sarcastic, petulant child! Mark Seymour, the owner of Tuesday Park, is a Neanderthal. His answer to every ensuing conflict with Shannon is the threat of sexual abuse. Written in a different time for a different audience where, perhaps, this was acceptable repartee. But I doubt it. The supporting characters felt very real though and placed in an interesting story and location let me give this one at least 2 stars.
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Mark wasn't a man you could bluff!

Shannon realized that during their 1st confrontation!

With the help of her friend Guy Crawford, Shannon had concoted a story to get the job as jillaroo on the Seymour station. But pretending on paper was different from working under Mark's coldly efficient supervision.

Then she made the mistake of falling in love w/ him. Still, everything might have turned out all right if only Guy hadn't shown up, giving Mark entirely the wrong impression....