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A Man to Call My Own
A Man to Call My Own
Author: Johanna Lindsey
ISBN-13: 9780743456333
ISBN-10: 0743456335
Publication Date: 7/2003
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 70 ratings
Publisher: Atria
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed A Man to Call My Own on + 45 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I was a little surprised by the comments being made about this book. I agree that I prefer some Johanna Lindsey's older titles; however, I really enjoyed this novel and was surprised it was receiving such censure. I happen to like the romance novels where the heroine is not just absolutely, drop-dead gorgeous and the attraction is not immediate but something grows over time. That is what makes a true romance.
daedelys avatar reviewed A Man to Call My Own on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I did like this story quite a bit, but not as much as others as I've read by this author. There were some light chuckles, but not nearly as much as others I've read. It felt like this was either a really early writing or one that was done just to get something out and published.

The ending was a nice twist, but the "mean" sister's about face in such a short amount of time was predictable and unimaginative.

Overall, the book wasn't up to par with her other ones and I'm glad I got this through a swap and didn't pay for the book!
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Helpful Score: 2
Johanna Lindsey weaves her usual magic in "A Man to Call My Own." Marian and Amanda make sure no one realizes they're identical twins, each for her own reasons. Love changes both of the feuding sisters as they make their way out West to live with their aunt after their father's death. There were so many surpises and plot twists in the story, I had to read it twice - just for the fun of it!
daedelys avatar reviewed A Man to Call My Own on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I did like this story quite a bit, but not as much as others as I've read by this author. There were some light chuckles, but not nearly as much as others I've read. It felt like this was either a really early writing or one that was done just to get something out and published.

The ending was a nice twist, but the "mean" sister's about face in such a short amount of time was predictable and unimaginative.

Overall, the book wasn't up to par with her other ones and I'm glad I got this through a swap and didn't pay for the book!
daedelys avatar reviewed A Man to Call My Own on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I did like this story quite a bit, but not as much as others as I've read by this author. There were some light chuckles, but not nearly as much as others I've read. It felt like this was either a really early writing or one that was done just to get something out and published.

The ending was a nice twist, but the "mean" sister's about face in such a short amount of time was predictable and unimaginative.

Overall, the book wasn't up to par with her other ones and I'm glad I got this through a swap and didn't pay for the book!
speedyreader avatar reviewed A Man to Call My Own on + 106 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
In 1870's Texas, an unforgettable drama unfolds in the lives of rival twin sisters and the cowboy they both want to call their own.
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Fun romance!
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Really enjoyed this one!
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The proper New England miss learned all about passion from a Texas cowboy.
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Great story!
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Amanda and Marian Laton are identical twins who couldn\'t be more different. Amanda, the apple of her father\'s eye, is a spoiled, jealous young woman; sweet-hearted Marian, in an effort to be as unlike her sister as possible, strives to make herself plain and undesirable. Set in the 1870s, this historical romance by the prolific Lindsey begins when Amanda and Marian\'s father dies in their hometown of Haverhill, Mass., and the twins are shipped off to Texas. Under the provisions of their father\'s will, they cannot claim their inheritances until they are married, and in the meantime they must live with their aunt, Kathleen Dunn, a widowed rancher nicknamed Red. Life on the ranch is much too rustic for Amanda, but Marian enjoys the country living-and her brushes with Chad Kinkaid, heir to a ranching fortune, who is lending Red a helping hand. Hiding behind thick-lensed spectacles she doesn\'t need, Marian tries to deflect Chad, afraid that if she shows an interest in him her mean-spirited twin will lure him away. Slapstick catfights and anachronistic language (\"it wasn\'t just the jealousy issues\") give the novel a farcical slant; on the plus side, there is plenty of western kitsch: a train robbery, an attempted kidnapping and an old-fashioned barbecue. Concluding with an improbable surprise ending that is most unsatisfying and rather bitter for a historical romance, this is a clunky if occasionally entertaining effort that nonetheless will sell as Lindsey is wont to do-that is, a lot.
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a juicy romance story.. a new england proper girl learns love and passion from a texas cowboy.
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A plain looking New England gal moves to Texas where she finds the love of her life!
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a great read for any fan
jenel avatar reviewed A Man to Call My Own on + 60 more book reviews
This is a good light read for summer. I enjoy this author because she actual has a plot and doesn't write in the typical romance style.
daedelys avatar reviewed A Man to Call My Own on + 1756 more book reviews
I did like this story quite a bit, but not as much as others as I've read by this author. There were some light chuckles, but not nearly as much as others I've read. It felt like this was either a really early writing or one that was done just to get something out and published.

The ending was a nice twist, but the "mean" sister's about face in such a short amount of time was predictable and unimaginative.

Overall, the book wasn't up to par with her other ones and I'm glad I got this through a swap and didn't pay for the book!
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Loved this book! Could not put it down!
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I haven't read this personally, but my mother liked it.
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I love the Lindsey's!
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fairly predictable plotline, but interesting enough for a light read
daedelys avatar reviewed A Man to Call My Own on + 1756 more book reviews
I did like this story quite a bit, but not as much as others as I've read by this author. There were some light chuckles, but not nearly as much as others I've read. It felt like this was either a really early writing or one that was done just to get something out and published.

The ending was a nice twist, but the "mean" sister's about face in such a short amount of time was predictable and unimaginative.

Overall, the book wasn't up to par with her other ones and I'm glad I got this through a swap and didn't pay for the book!
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Amanda and Marian Laton are indentical twins but they are as different as night and day.Amanda is a beautiful but nasty,and Marian is nice but plain-purposely so to avoid provoking her spiteful twin's jealousy.When there wealthy father suddenly dies,the two gently reared New England heiresses are sent to live with there aunt on a spawling Texas ranch.
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loved this book. Fast read, good carachters (sp?) good story.
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Amanda & Marion Laton are identical twins but they are as different as night and day. The twins meet a cowboy and Amanda falls in love with him, while he falls in love with Marion. Heart throbbing suspense.
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It was awesome, I love her books and it keeps ya reading til it is done, read it in less than a day. She is great
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great story about twins who don't like each other and grow to learn how life can change at any given moment
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I enjoyed this book until the end. Towards the end there was a twist in the plot. I thought the twist was a good one, until I kept reading. The author added another twist and it was a bit too much. The ending seemed too contrived and completely unrealistic. My overall rating was 3 stars. It would have been higher except for the ending. Other than the ending, it was a really good book.
BondGirl avatar reviewed A Man to Call My Own on + 149 more book reviews
Love Johanna Lindsey. She is a superb author and enjoyable to read.
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Set in the old West, a fun read for fans of Lindsey
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Fun read.
VeronicaNagy avatar reviewed A Man to Call My Own on + 48 more book reviews
Setting back in the late 1920's with a very good plot. This was a very refreshing book to read.
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After the sudden death of their father,Marian and Amanda Laton must leave their New England home and travel to their aunt's Texas ranch. It is a harrowning journey,but plain -looking Marian welcomes the challenge of their adventure,while beautiful Amanda complains at every turn.And when they need rescuing ,cowboy Chad Kinkaid is the strong, sexy hero for the job. Amands's beauty catches Chad's eye but it is Marian's daring spirit and hidden passion that spark his desire for her-a sensual attraction that lands them in a romantic entanglement Marian is not prepared to handle.
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After the sudden death of their father, Marian and Amanda Laton must leave their New England home and travel to their aunt's Texas ranch. It is a harrowing journey, but plain-looking Marian welcomes the challenge of their adventure, while beautiful Amanda complains at every turn. And when they need rescuing, cowboy Chad Kinkaid is the strong, sexy hero for the job. Amanda's beauty catches Chad's eye. but it is Marian's daring spirit and hidden passion that spark his desire for her - a sensual attraction that lands them in a romantic entanglement Marian is not prepared to handle. Tied to him by the fate of her aunt's ranch, Marian must face a proud cowboy who's determined to convince her - whether it means wooing her under the stars of the open range or following her back East - that she's the only woman for him....

Enjoyable story, with an interesting twist at the end. Highly recommend!
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From the back cover...

After the sudden death of their father, Marian and Amanda Laton must leave their New England home and travel to their aunt's Texas ranch. It is a harrowing journey, but plain-looking Marian welcomes the challenge of their adventure, while beautiful Amanda complains at every turn. And when they need rescuing, cowboy Chad Kinkaid is the strong, sexy hero for the job. Amanda's beauty catches Chad's eye, but it is Marian's daring spirit and hidden passion that spark his desire for her-a sensual attraction that leads them in a romantic entanglement Marian is not prepared to handle. Tied to him by the fate of her aunt's ranch, Marian must face a proud cowboy who's determined to convince her-whether it means wooing her under the stars of the open range or following her back East-that she's the only woman for him...
ArashiJun avatar reviewed A Man to Call My Own on + 58 more book reviews
A very good romance story about two sisters, Marian and Amanda, and the cowboy they both like.
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#1 bestselling author Johanna Lindsey captivates readers with a love story as wild and romantic as the old American West in this thrilling novel of an heiress who discovers passion in the arms of a Texas cowboy.
IrishKelly avatar reviewed A Man to Call My Own on + 154 more book reviews
great read!
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After the sudden death of their father, Marian and Amanda Laton must leave their New England home and travel to their aunt's Texas ranch. It is a harrowing journey, but plain-looking Marian welcomes the challenge of their adventure, while beautiful Amanda complains at every turn. And when they need rescuing, cowboy Chad Kinkaid is the strong, sexy hero for the job. Amanda's beauty catches Chad's eye, but it is Marian's daring spirit and hidden passion that spark his desire for her - a sensual attraction that lands them in a romantic entanglement Marian is not prepared to handle. Tied to him by the fate of her aunt's ranch, Marian must face a proud cowboy who's determined to convince her-whether it means wooing her under the stars of the open range or following her back East--that she's the only woman for him..........

This book had me laughing at every turn. Very well written and next to impossible to put down.
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After the sidden death of their father, the Lawton sisters must leave their New Eangland home and travel to their Aunts Texas ranch.And when they need rescuing, cowboy Chad Kinkaid is the strong sexy hero for the job. Amandas beauty catches Chads eye but it is Marians daring spirit and hidden passion that sparks his desire for her.Tied to him by the fate of her aunts ranch, Marian must face a proud cowboy whos deterimned to make her his woman
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after the sudden death of thier father, Marion and Amanda Laton must leave thier New England home and travel to thier aunt's texas ranch. it is an harrowing journey, but plain looking marian welcomes the challenge of thier adventure, while beautiful amanda complains at every turn. and when they need rescuing, cowboy chad kinkaid is the strong, sexy man for the job. amanda's beauty catches chad's eye, but it is marian's daring spirit and hidden passion that spark his desire for her-- a sensual attraction that lands them in the romantic entangelment Marian is not prepared to handel. tied to him by the fate of her aunt's ranch, Marioan must face a proud cowboy who's determined to convince her- wheather it means wooing her under the stars of the open range or following her back east- that she's the only woman for him...
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After the sudden death of their father, twins, Marian and Amanda Laton, must leave their New England home and travel to their aunt's Texas ranch. Plain-looking Marian welcomes the challenge, while beautiful Amanda complains at every turn. When they need rescusing, cowboy Chad Kinkaid is the hero for the job. Amanda's beauty catches Chad's eye, but Marian's daring spirit and hidden passion spark his desire for her. Amanda wants Chad and will stop at nothing to get him, Chad wants Marian. Chad is forced into marriage with Amanda by claiming he has taken her. Marian knows it was she he slept with but refusing to admit it. Late 1800's
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After the sudden death of their father, Marian and Amanda Laton must leave their New England home and travel to their aunt's Texas ranch. It is a harrowing journey, but plain-looking Marian welcomes the challenge of their adventure, while beautiful Amanda complains at every turn. And when they need rescuing, cowboy Chad Kinkaid is the strong, sexy hero for the job. Amanda's beauty catches Chad's eye, but it is Marian's daring spirit and hidden passion that spark his desire for her-a sensual attraction that lands them in a romantic entanglement Marian is not prepared to handle. Tied to him by the fate of her aunt's ranch, Marion must face a proud cowboy who's determined to convince her-whether it means wooing her under the stars of the open range or following her back East-that she's the only woman for him...
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After the sudden death of their father, Marian and Amanda Laton must leave their New England home and travel to their aunt's Texas ranch. It is a harrowing journey, but the plain-looking Marian welcomes the challenge of their adventure, while beautiful Amanda complains at every turn. And when they need rescuing, cowboy Chad Kinkaid is the strong, sexy hero for the job. Amanda's beauty catches Chad's eye, but it is Marian's daring spirit and hidden passion that spark his desire for her, a sensual attraction that lands them in a romantic entanglement Marian is not prepared to handle. Tied to him by the fate of her aunt's ranch, Marian must face a proud cowboy who's determined to convince her, whether it mens wooing her under the stars of the open range or following her back East, that she's the only woman for him.