In the prosperous frontier town of Chandler Colorado,every man dreamed of winning Houston Chandler and her twin sister,Blair. But for Kane Taggert,a rugged stranger with dark eyes and new money,Houston was the lady he vowed to make his wife. Beneath her proper exterior lay hidden passions and surprising secrets,a woman whose defenses melted at the first touch os Kane's hungry lips on hers.Yet she was shocked by his brash proposal of marriage.Kane Taggert had always gotten what he wanted. Now he wanted Houston...
Twin of Fire
True to her bold nature,Blair Chandler found her equal in a man of challenge and passion,Dr.Lee Westfield.And in a time when few women dared to defy convention,Blair followed her dream of practicing medicine.With her impetuous spirit she had won her degree-and Lee's heart-while facing the disclain of those who were shocked by a lady doctor.But within their proud fiery dond,Blait uncovered a shadowy secret: there were nights when Lee disappeared,only to return exhausted,haunted. His silence imperiled their love.But the truth would surelly imperil her life...
Another great Jude Deveraux book. Contains stories of two very different identical twin sisters and the love they find.
Loved both stories. Great romance. Twins with such different personalities leads to two wonderful stories.
two classic novels of frontier pride and passion.
Great Jude Deveraux books--Two books in one.
2 books in one. Good read.
Two books in one, these are the stories of a set of twins in turn of the century Colorado. Feminine Houston and lady doctor Blair have trouble sorting who is marrying who in these funny mixed-up books, each told by the perspective of one of the twins. A typical delight from Jude Deveraux.
Re-release. Two early books from 1985 in one volume. The stories of Houston & BLair - commonly called Houston-Blair by the town folks, who have trouble telling them apart - and the two men they do not plan to fall in love with. Nice afternoon read.
I had very mixed feelings on this one. A two parter, this is basically the story of twins who each fall in love unexpectedly and marry. The stories take place at roughly the same time--first focusing on Houston, then on Blair.
The basic plot is that Blair, a feircely independent doctor, falls in love with and into bed with Houston's fiance (Leander) in a night of passion. Lee decides to marry Blair instead. Meanwhile, Houston is left jilted until Kane Taggert come to her rescues. Kane is outragously wealthy, but extremely ill-mannered and uncultured. Much of the action stems from the coal mines in all of their danger, filth, and poverty--and our character's efforts to help those less fortunate.
I did enjoy both sisters very much. Houston seemed to much of a pushover at first, but she makes up for it in guile and determination. Blair is extremely likable in that she's smart, defiant, and passionate. The men, on the other hand, had their ups and downs. Leander was often stiff to the point of uninteresting--but again, he makes up for it. I couldn't stand Kane--the way he talks, the way he treated people, and his shear stupidity just irritated me. Mostly as a result of this, the first book drags on in a rambling pointless manner. I could have done without all the miscommunications and mixups. They didn't do much to build the story, they just bored me to tears. Overall, these books are average. If you like the frontier 1892 setting, you might enjoy them.
Itruely enjoyed both of these