He lives in an isolated cabin, away from his domineering father and the scandal surrounding his family. Life is good. Well, at least for the readers of this ongoing series by Joan Johnston. Johnston reintroduces characters remembered fondly and continues her tale starring the members of two strong, stubborn families. I would definitely recommend Shameless to anyone who loves a good scandal with their romance. Chapter Chapter 8. She received a master of arts degree in theater from the University of Illinois and graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law at Austin.
She is currently a full-time writer living in Colorado. Chapter 2. Chapter 3.
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Blackthorne's Bride Bitter Creek Series 15 4. Anonymous More than 1 year ago Blackthorne Bride was a wonderful book. So hard to put down. Kept me in the book al the way through. Joan Johnston is a great writer. I have to admit, I didn't like Josie for a bit with how she wavered back and forth on if she should trust Marcus or not. What I liked most about the book was how Josie tried to treat everyone the same, no matter their standing! The last chapter did have me in tears with the ending, I'd have to say it was perfect!
This was a pretty good story.
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I really enjoyed following Josie through her tale. It was a good change of pace. I highly recommend for anyone who likes this genre. Marcus rescues Josie and brings her back to England.
He then entrusts others to take care of her welfare. What he doesn't know, is that those people don't have have her best interests in mind. When Josie is reunited with her family and is now an heiress. When she learns that Marcus is seeking a rich bride, she puts her hat into the ring. She wants to teach him a lesson for the way he treated her.
She soon learns that he had no idea that she was treated so poorly and is nothing like she imagined. Can they get passed all their issues to find their HEA? I really enjoyed the last book in the Mail-Order Brides series and can't wait to see what Johnston comes up with next! Anonymous More than 1 year ago Fell in love again with Josie. I will be honest and say that it took me a few tries to complete the book but once I settled into the pages I was impressed with Marcus's character. He did mesmerize me in the Prologue and I felt a little disappointed in who he was two years later.
However, he did redeem himself and once again became a man I admired as the book continued.
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The author handled this transition with finesse causing this reader to continue reading with interest. With all the trauma in her youth one would expect a bitter woman instead she is very loving to others worrying about their welfare more than her own. Which makes her revenge, not fit her personality though it does fit her circumstances. I kept expecting her to give up her desire for revenge, but she was rock solid on her reasons. Author Joan Johnston's scenic descriptions were rich and fully detailed.
Her ability to weave in Josie's family in America and Josie in England was unique. I give this 3. AntoniaG More than 1 year ago A very enjoyable read. It made me want to take my time so I didn't miss anything. The side story of Seaton and Lark I'd definitely enjoy more in it's own story, but it was okay to help the main storyline along. I alternated between feeling sorry for and hating Fanny.
Josie and Marcus were fascinating and at times I wanted to just smack them both. Definitely was worth the time. Crystal61 More than 1 year ago The last in the series, this story brought everything to a close. I enjoyed Marcus as we saw his kind-heartedness as he rescued Jose, his devotion to his late wife, even his self-absorption as he did what he could to restore his family home. Josie is a strong woman, surviving everything she went through and willing to accept the truth as it comes to light.
There are glimpses of characters from the previous books, and I had tears in my eyes as this story came to an end. I received a copy of this book through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.
Cowboys, Dukes, England, Indians, mail order brides, current day, doesn't matter to me. Never read one I didn't enjoy. This one was mostly in England, with family in America. I love reading about the decendants of the previous books. Blackthornes and Creeds. DJernigan More than 1 year ago What a lovely and satisfying way to end the "Mail Order Brides "series: "Texas Bride," "Wyoming Bride," and "Montana Bride" Yes, it can be read as a stand alone story, but don't deprive yourself of the others.
They are all amazing! It is one of my favorite series. It is packed with steam and romance. This is the eagerly awaited story of Josie, the youngest Wentworth sister, whisked away to England after being rescued from a tribe of renegade Indians by a handsome Duke. I don't want to give too much away so I'll leave it at that. This a must-read for all Joan Johnston fans. I have read everything Ms. Johnston has written. She is the Queen of steam and romance, and never fails to deliver a story that draws the reader in from the very first page.
It keeps you enthralled in the story until the end. This is a keeper! Marcus, the Duke of Blackthorne is on a tour of America with his friend who is the brother of his fiancee.
They want to go on a buffalo hunt and is in a band or renegade Sioux's camp. He sees a young woman tied to a post and being whipped. Marcus is stunned and attempts to barter for the girl with his knife and his grandfather's gold watch. He rescues her and takes the girl to England.
Marcus has been summoned back home and takes the girl with him. On the ship, he devoted himself to nursing the girl. Since Marcus is going to be married soon, he asks his friend, Seaton, to take care of the girl. Two years later, Marcus's wife has died in childbirth along with the baby and his younger brother died in a carriage race leaving Marcus the guardian of his two nephews.
The previous Duke has made a series of bad investments that ha almost bankrupted the estate. Marcus needs to marry a rich woman to make the estate solvent and has his solicitor search for a wealthy American bride. The young woman that Marcus saved, Josie Wentworth, was dumped at one of his estates at the request of Marcus's fiancee.
She knew she was dying and realizing that Marcus loved the young woman he had saved, wanted Marcus to have her after she died. In the time that Josie has been at the crumbling estate, she has been a maid of all work at the mercy of the housekeeper and Marcus's nephews nanny. A Pinkerton agent visits Josie and tells her that she is an heiress.
As Josie is getting ready to leave for America, she discovers that Marcus is now a widower and seeking an American heiress. She decides to marry Marcus so that she can rescue his nephews and take them to America with her. There were so many points in this novel that I wanted to scream. I liked Josie and thought she was an amazingly strong woman. However, what made this book a 3 rather than the 5 it should have been was Marcus.
He was obsessed with Josie from rescue to landing in London, then he just lets his friend take over. Marcus is off-handed when asked about his nephews. I would have rather seen Josie grab the boys and leave England with the Pinkerton agent and marry him!