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Book Reviews of Darling Annie (Topaz Historical Romances)

Darling Annie (Topaz Historical Romances)
Darling Annie - Topaz Historical Romances
Author: Raine Cantrell
ISBN-13: 9780451405142
ISBN-10: 0451405145
Publication Date: 9/1/1994
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Topaz
Book Type: Paperback
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Annie Muldoon is the leader of the Legion For Decency in Loving, Texas. Kellian York owns the Silken Aces Saloon. Kellian has just arrived, inheriting the saloon from his brother Kyle. He is all too aware of the do-gooders in town wanting to close him up and be rid of his ladies, but when the saloon is burned to the ground, Kell is unprepared for the vision that awaits him in the form of spinster Annie Muldoon. Convinced that Annie is responsible for the fire, Kell insists she take him and his girls in as boarders in her boardinghouse. Annie's followers are happy to take the blame for the fire, though Annie knows nothing about it. Annie, much to their dismay, gladly takes in the soiled doves but she has her own agenda. Annie doesn't want to run them out of town, she wants to reform them, leading them on the path to righteousness. Annie's followers soon turn against her because of her apparent friendship with the ladies, and Annie soon finds that it can be the upstanding citizens that need a lesson in casting the first stone. Kell and Annie are attracted to each other, but Kell refuses to give in to his feelings, still unsure of Annie's motives. But once Annie takes a few lessons from the girls, Kell doesn't stand a chance! And when accidents surround the rebuilding of Kell's saloon (until the arsonist is caught), and Annie could be in danger, Kell must face his feelings and, with the help of the girls, propose to the woman he loves.Darling Annie is a lighthearted, humorous romp filled with the love of a lifetime! Ms. Cantrell has found the formula for mixing oil and water and creating champagne! Ms. Cantrell creatively opens the eyes of those who would judge, and gives them a whole new perspective!
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Forty-eight hours after Kellian York arrives in Loving, Texas, the brothel he inherited is reduced to smoldering ashes. The Legion for Decency, an eccentric group of busybodies determined to rid the town of drinking, gambling, and "loose women," is only too happy to take credit for the torching. Kellian is determined to make them pay - and who better than the group's stiff-necked spinster leader, Annie Muldoon? But the beautiful, barefoot girl is not the Annie Muldoon Kell expected. Too charitable for her own good, Annie allows Kell and his "soiled doves" to take up residence in her boarding house. Secretly, however, she plans to set them on the path to righteousness...
Annie soon realizes she's made the biggest mistake of her life. Her friends side against her and accidents plague the effort to rebuild the brother - worst of all, the sinfully tempting Kellian York begins to haunt her thoughts day and night, as he coaxes free the passionate nature she's tried so hard to hide. Annie can't tell if he wants to torture she sets out to teach Mr. York a thing or two. But what Kell and Annie discover is that "good" isn't always virtuous, and "bad" can be ever so wonderful...
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