Book Reviews of For the Roses (Clayborne Brides, Bk 1)

For the Roses (Clayborne Brides, Bk 1)
For the Roses - Clayborne Brides, Bk 1
Author: Julie Garwood
ISBN-13: 9780671014988
ISBN-10: 0671014986
Publication Date: 4/1/1997
Pages: 576
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 99 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Very good, love the character\'s
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For The Roses by Julie Garwood
ISBN: 0-671-87098-X
561 pages
Pocket Books Fiction

Four young boys, members in a street gang, while hiding out in an ally, watch on as someone throws what turns out to be a baby into a dumpster. After rescuing the baby and deciding to turn their lives around they move out west to Blue Belle Montana to get away from their pasts. They raise the baby, who they name Mary Rose, as their sister and with their new identity they in turn become brothers.

Nineteen years later the trouble begins when someone spots the now grown up Mary Rose; who incidentally looks exactly like someone who's child was stolen years ago at the age of 4 months. A lawyer who owes a debt to the father continues the search for the missing child. He shows up in Blue Belle without letting on who he is and is taken in under Mary Rose's care and given a job at their ranch.

Mary Rose has never met a man that has affected her this way. He is stubborn, stands up to her brother Cole who is known as the fastest gunfighter in town, is compassionate, and has a great sense of humor. Even if he does have "spells" every now and then. Little by little she is falling more and more in love with him and he is already in love with her. This poses a problem since he knows she is really Lady Victoria and that he would never be good enough for her.

Finally he tells her brothers his true identity and prepares to leave to tell his employer he has found his long lost daughter. It will be up to them to tell her. At the same time he makes his intentions clear that he is in love with their sister and his intentions are to make her his.
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very good
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I loved this book!
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Pleasant book. I enhjoyed reading it.
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I loved this book. I read all 3 of the books back to back. Thats the only way to read sequels. The 2nd book is "The Clayborne Brides" with the 3rd book as "Come The Spring".
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The story of a group of orphans and the family they make for themselves. Very good.
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I saw the TV movie with Jennifer Garner and decided to pick this up. The book is very different from the movie. I find it very annoying when modern day thoughts and attitudes are imposed upon historical characters (which happens in this book). Overall, if you like Garwood's other books, you'll like this too.
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I really enjoyed this book. Before I even finished, I ordered the rest in the series.
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Great Story. Wonderful Characters
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terrfic reading
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This book was a great read, classic Garwood and a book you don't want to miss. I do have to give it 4 stars due to fact it took a while for me to get into the book. It just took a little longer to have the story set up- not a reason to miss out on this book. Once the story was set up, it was smooth sailing. What I love about Garwood is the depth she brings to a story, you don't just read it, she shows it to you in her writing.

This is the first âFrontierâ book I have read and enjoyed greatly. I felt I was right along side the Claybourne family with their struggles. There are two books left in the trilogy, The Claybourne Brides (One white rose, One Pink Rose, One red rose) and Come the Spring. I am most looking forward to reading Cole's story in Come the Spring.
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This is a wonderfull book, It is more then a romance,It is about family, friendship and being ture to youself.I am a big san of Julie Garwood and belive this is one of her best books!!!!
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It was a a very good read from cover to cover!
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Wonderful story! Not my usual read but after I read this I ordered the sequel!