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The Manning Sisters (The Cowboy's Lady / The Sheriff Takes a Wife) (2008)

by Debbie Macomber

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another 2.5 star book ( )
  GeneHunter | Mar 13, 2016 |
I found it an interesting diversion but a bit formulaic of a read. I didn't like how far the author let the characters take things before reining them in, and in the second story, there was a bit of deceit from the main character. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Jan 17, 2016 |
This book made me so angry. ( )
  aliterarylion | Jul 14, 2014 |
Two books in one, both originally published in the early 1990s.

The Cowboy's Lady

Taylor moves to a small town as their new teacher, hoping for a little peace and quiet as she mends her broken heart. It's all different to what she's used to as a city girl - they dont take Amex, there's no cell phones or pizza delivery service. Somehow she gets involved with a cowboy who reminds her too much of her father in his stubborn, male chauvinistic ways. Somehow they fall in love with each other, and end up doing a "quicky" wedding in Reno, much to her family's disapproval

The Sheriff takes a Wife

Christy is Taylor's sister and has barely had time to unpack before Taylor goes into labour. She has two weeks vacation, and uses it to not only keep an eye on her sister, but meet up with her brother in law's best friend Cody. They are attracted to each other and there is one unfortunate issue - Christy is engaged to the appropriate but boring James, who her parents approve of, but she is not in love with. Returning home from her 2 weeks away, her parents present her with a horrible situation and she struggles to extricate herself from it, without upsetting her family - especially after Taylor's quicky marriage the year before

Both books reflect the times they were written in - no cell phones, no internet, and none of that sex-before-marriage malarkey. Neither are the best romance novels I've read, but then again, not the worst.
  nordie | Mar 7, 2014 |
Debbie Macomber has written much better stories than these. These are superficial and full of stereotypes and cliches - it seemed like they were written in the 1980s because of the views of the characters. If you are a fan of this author you will be disappointed and if you are coming to her for the first time then try the Cedar Cove books, significantly better. ( )
  AnneHudson | Nov 30, 2012 |
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"The only woman who interests me is you."

--Russ Palmer, rancher

When Taylor Manning accepts a teaching job in Cougar Point, Montana, she discovers that life there is very different from life in Seattle. So are the men! She soon notices a handsome, opinionated, stubborn rancher named Russ Palmer, and he notices her. In fact, they more than notice each other.... After only a few months, Taylor's certain of one thing. Despite their conflicting backgrounds, she'd love to be The Cowboy's Lady.

"I feel as if I've been waiting for you all my life."

--Cody Franklin, sheriff of Custer County

The first day Christy Manning visits her sister, Taylor, she meets Sheriff Cody Franklin. To Christy's shock--and Cody's--they're immediately attracted to each other. Intensely attracted. There's a problem, though. Christy's engaged to someone else, someone back in Seattle. So what's the solution? See what happens when The Sheriff Takes a Wife....

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Rich Manning and Jamie Warren have always been friends--and nothing but friends. However, that changes when she asks him to father the child she so desperately wants. Rich agrees--if she'll marry him. Because he thinks their Marriage of Inconvenience could become a real marriage instead. Paul Manning, a grieving widower with three small children, turns to Leah Baker for help and comfort. When that comfort begins to grow into something else, Paul discovers that he wants more than a Stand-In Wife.… (more)

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