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For the Roses
For the Roses
Author: Julie Garwood
No one ever knew what kind of strays, from animals to weary travelers, Mary Rose Clayborne would bring home next. Sometimes her four brothers? runaway slave Adam, ax-pickpocket Douglas, gunslinger Cole, and con man Travis -- wondered whether her boarding school education did a lick of good now that their beautiful, impulsive little sister was ba...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671870973
ISBN-10: 0671870971
Publication Date: 9/1995
Pages: 497
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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BigAppleBookworm avatar reviewed For the Roses on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I really want to like her books but I am just not that big a Julie Garwood fan. I keep ordering her books hoping one of them will prove why she has so many fans, but other than "Killjoy", I just don't understand the fuss. Her period novels, like "For The Roses" and "Ransom", are always written in an overly simplistic, doe-eyed innocent manner that simply doesn't jive with the storyline. She over-uses phrases such as "S/He really was [insert strange and unnecessary adjective here] and overall, this book reads very awkwardly. The plots are usually very interesting but the execution is just so-so.

As for this particular book, it's a great story about tolerance and different definitions for family.
nativewolf avatar reviewed For the Roses on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
What a wonderful story about the true meaning of "family". Four young boys find a baby in the trash in New York City so they decide to head west and raise her to be a "proper" young lady. The underlying love throughout this book is a wonderful change of pace. It just goes to show you that you don't have to be blood related to have a family. I recommend this book highly.
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SandraB avatar reviewed For the Roses on + 185 more book reviews
Very sweet.
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this lovely story ... it was like visiting an old friend, wanting to return again and again. Can't wait to read the rest of this trilogy
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A touching story of love, loyalty, and secrets kept in a family and in the hearts. A wonderful read!


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