For the Roses

For the Roses Alternate cover edition for ISBN can be found here In Blue Belle Montana everyone knew better than to mess with the Claybornes The brothers had once been a mismatched gang of stre

Alternate cover edition for ISBN 9780671870980 can be found here 1879 In Blue Belle, Montana, everyone knew better than to mess with the Claybornes The brothers had once been a mismatched gang of street urchins until they found an abandoned baby girl in a New York city alley, named her Mary Rose, and headed west to raise her to be a lady They became a family held togetAlternate cover edition for ISBN 9780671870980 can be found here 1879 In Blue Belle, Montana, everyone knew better than to mess with the Claybornes The brothers had once been a mismatched gang of street urchins until they found an abandoned baby girl in a New York city alley, named her Mary Rose, and headed west to raise her to be a lady They became a family held together by loyalty and love if not by blood when suddenly they faced a crisis that threatened to tear them apart.Trouble came to town with one Lord Harrison Stanford MacDonald Armed with a swagger and six shooter, he cut a striking figure but it soon became apparent to Mary Rose that he was too much of a gentleman to make it in her rough and tumble town She asked her brothers to teach him the basics of frontier survival, which he acquired with ease And soon he possessed a deep and desperate love for Mary Rose She returned his affection wholeheartedly until MacDonald revealed a secret that challenged everything she believed about herself, her life, and her newfound love Now her search for identity and meaning would begin, raising questions that could only be answered if she listened to the truth within her heart.

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For the Roses

  1. With than 35 million books in print and 26 NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers, Julie Garwood has earned a position among America s favorite fiction writers.Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Ms Garwood attributes much of her success to growing up in a large family of Irish heritage The Irish are great storytellers who relish getting all of the details and nuances of every situation Add in the fact that I was the sixth of seven children Early in life, I learned that self expression had to be forceful, imaginative, and quick, says Ms Garwood She began her writing career when the youngest of her three children entered school After the publications of two young adult books, she turned her talents to historical fiction Her first novel, GENTLE WARRIOR, was published by Pocket Books in 1985 Since then, she has branched into other genres including contemporary romantic suspense Today, her name appears regularly on the bestseller lists of every major publication in the country, and her books are translated into dozens of languages around the world Her bestselling novel FOR THE ROSES was adapted for the HALLMARK HALL OF FAME television movie ROSE HILL.Ms Garwood lives in Leawood, KS and is currently working on her next novel.

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  1. 5 This Book Owns My Heart StarsI can t even begin to express how much I love this story I m a HUGE Julie Garwood fan and I pretty much love any historical romance she writes, but this book stole my heart like few of her other stories have This heartwarming book is a little different than Garwood s usual fast paced, fun loving, and whimsical romances It s longer, is drawn out, and doesn t just center on the love story For the Roses is a tale about family, friendship, and love It features the Cla [...]

  2. I loved it What a tale, what a saga Spanning a number of years and two continents it was fantastic It had humour, passion, tears, laughter, sex Mary Rose was a great character and her interactions with her brothers was wonderful How they all loved each other dearly But the arrival of Lord Harrison Stanford MacDonald meant that changes were about to happen in their world.It is set mostly in Montana, a wild, rugged, beautiful place I really don t want to say too much If you read the premise, you k [...]

  3. From the cover The Clayborne brothers were a rough gang of street urchins until they found an abandoned baby girl in a New York City alley, named her Mary Rose, and headed to Blue Belle, Montana, to raise her to be a lady They became a family held together by loyalty and love if not blood when suddenly a stranger threatened to tear them apartLord Harrison Stanford MacDonald brandished a six shooter and a swagger, but he soon proved to be a gentleman to the core The brothers taught him frontier s [...]

  4. I absolutely loved, loved and loved it.It s a story where we can find every perspective of life in every shape with the different form of love I say it s a Chronicles of life.Julie Garwood, I absolutely admire you I feel all of the emotion while I was reading Only a great and wonderful Author like you can gift such a beautiful story to us A story, A tale, A saga For the Roses.

  5. 3.5 very slow moving stars Omg this book had so very much going on I really loved a whole lot of it but sometimes you just want things to move on I was very invested in this couple though My goodness Julie Garwood can write a hero who absolutely knows what he wants and doesn t waver I adored Harrison and the heroine Mary Rose was so good hearted The whole family was so layered and each character was vibrant and adorable I only felt the story moved too slow I still am a self confessed Julie Garwo [...]

  6. Of all flowers, Methinks a rose is best.This was a wonderful story with enchantingly solid characters Looking forward to the next installment.

  7. Normally, I love Julie Garwood Maybe I ve changed because this book kind of annoyed me It was way too long could have and should have been edited back at least 100 pages Her writing style is very simple maybe too simple I liked all of the characters and the premise was good But something was missing from this compared to some of her other books and are still my favorites

  8. I love this book I love how Julie has created a family A family, although they were different, they were and knew what family is all about My favorite brother is Cole Clayborne He s a good, bad boy.08 31 09 I m adding an updated review, to the already view I have given the book I ve reread this book in August 2009 I ve finished it on 08 31 09.For The Roses is a 5 stars book I ve first read this story, back in 2000 and recently done a read read in this month, August 2009 Wow Nine years have passe [...]

  9. This is one of my most favorite Historicals The Prologue of four street boys finding a baby girl amongst the rats and rubbish in their New York back alley and their decision to become a family to save the baby is one of the best I ve ever read.Then the kids letters to their Mama Rose giving glimpses of their journey with the baby from New York to the Wild West and all their trials and tribulations as they settled in Blue Belle, Montana, are both funny and touching.The romance between Harrison, t [...]

  10. I loved this so much There are no words HAPPY TEARS Such a beautiful story Mary Rose was such a well written sweet, kind hearted and loving character.Found as an abandoned baby and raised by 4 orphans into one of the sweetest woman ever, everything goes well until Harrison, the lawyer, sweeped in their life and stole Mary s heart.I loved everything about it I loved the humor, the bond between family, the letter to the mother, the passion between the main couple, and the angst too Every brother h [...]

  11. A friend, Sandi Layne, told me that THIS was the Julie Garwood book to read She was right I LOVED this from the moment the four boys found Sidney who turns out to be a girl These young men know what FAMILY is and they raise Mary Rose to be an articulate, knowledgeable, kind, caring woman.Each chapter ends with a letter to Mama Rose, the eldest brother s mama, who has become the mama to all five of them It doesn t matter that four of the five have NEVER even met her, she s their MAMA and through [...]

  12. I ve put off reading this one for quite a while, but I ended up reading it all in one sitting last night this book didn t have what I usually enjoy in HR the big villain but it was very well written, and I loved Mary Rose and her brothers relationship Harrison was great, and the interaction between himself and the Clayborne family was very enjoyable and fun I did like Mary Rose, but there were times where she grated on my nerves a teeny tiny bit, especially at the beginning And I also think she [...]

  13. 3.5 stars The story is heartwarming, smexy and sweet, but too slow I do love Julie Garwood, but this American historical is not her best I did like the hero, though Garwood s heroes are always hot Harrison is Scottish, big and braw For some time, Mary Rose thinks he is a mild mannered man, not familiar with guns or fights This misperception created some mildly amusing scenes I liked the four brothers and Mary Rose, too.The best parts of the book are the first chapters the boys find a baby and th [...]

  14. Tiene muchos spoilers, es m s una reflexi n sobre lo le do, si no has le do el libro y la sinopsis no aporta informaci n suficiente, puede que te arruine la trama si es que quer as sorprenderte Amo a los hermanos Clayborne Es una novela preciosa, realmente No rom ntica, s familiar Pero preciosa.No puedo alcanzar a describir cuan admirable encuentro la fortaleza de cada uno Estos hermanos, sin lazos de sangre, unidos por las circunstancias son incre bles Adam, Douglas, Travis, Cole, Mary Rose Mor [...]

  15. One of my faves The prologue begins the story before the American Civil War Then fast forward to chapter one and it is years later after the war The heroine, Mary Rose, has arrived back to Blue Belle and her loving family after being away at school in St Louis Mary Rose was found in a basket in an alley as a infant and raised by 4 brothers Filled with humor and a few heart wrenching moments I highly recommend this one.

  16. 4.5 stars, I loved it This was written a long time ago but one of the best things about a great story is that it never goes out of style.Mary Rose and her brothers were terrific characters and Harrison was just as engaging himself, as well as hilarious while Mary Rose was trying to save him This was a wonderful family, and the book was filled with rowdy, bickering, loving family loyalty, sacrifice and undying support I m genuinely looking forward to from this series 3

  17. Despite its flaws and there are many I enjoyed this story of an unconventional family in the Wild West I enjoyed it enough to check out the sequels from the library and am now looking forward to reading a trilogy of novellas about three of the brothers.

  18. The story of a family of four young boys and the baby girl they find, focused on the now grown girl, Mary Rose and Harrison, the Scotsman who changes their lives.Mary Rose has had a wonderful life, growing up loved and cared for by her four older brothers, who may not have known what they were doing but did a better job at parenting than most She is a kind, warmhearted woman who likes taking weak or needy people under her wing Upon first meeting Harrison, she believes he needs her help than mos [...]

  19. This may be my last Julie Garwood I try not to give one star ratings very often, because I completely understand that it s all subjective and my mood can play into whether I like a book or not But this book was wow With the exception of Adam a supporting character , every character is astoundingly immature Harrison and Mary Rose our H h are ridiculous Around the halfway point when they admit they love one another it gets a little sappy There s a lot of we have something REALLY REALLY important t [...]

  20. I love Julie Garwood books and this book did not disappoint me The weekend I read it I wanted to read a quick book but I only had this book For the Roses is rather lengthly but well worth it The story starts off with four street boys finding a baby girl in a dumpster in New York City just before the Civil War The boys decide to keep her and want to raise her to be a proper woman Most of the book takes place after the boys and Mary Rose have grown into adulthood but they reflect on growing up thr [...]

  21. DNF at 35%Honestly, this kind of writing was something an amateur like me produced in 9th grade The characters were wooden and one dimensional Don t get me started on the romance.

  22. Ma otsisin head ajaloolist armastusromaani ning Julie Garwoodi soovitati mitmes nimekirjas Ma ei tahtnud midagi liiga siivast, seega hoiatan ette, et seda see raamat kohe kindlasti pole Ette tuleb p ris mitu armustseeni T lge on muidugi 1990ndate l pust ja sna naljakas ning kummaline.Romaan ise llatas mind positiivselt Vast polnud ootused liiga k rged, nii et kirjutamisstiili vaimukus oli tore llatus Pugistasin p ris mitmes kohas naerda Lisaks meeldivad mulle ajaloolised romaanid, mille nais ja [...]

  23. Just finished reading this for the third time now I m a big Garwood fan and always turn to her books the historicals mostly when I want comfort and a good story that ll leave me happy I giggled out loud several times at Harrison s exasperation with the Clayborns and their purposeful intent to bewilder him It s a sweet story to sink into for an entertaining and easygoing weekend read.

  24. OH GOD I FINISHED SOMEONE BUT A STAKE THROUGH IT SO IT NEVER RISES AGAIN I so wish I was better at DNFing books Somehow, this historical western romance turned into the lamest To Kill a Mockingbird impersonation UGH.

  25. I absolutely loved this book It has everything I look for in a good read I liked the hero, Harrison and heroine Mary Rose In fact, I loved the entire Clayborne family Garwood does an excellent job of creating four brothers who personalities are distinct and whose gifts are unique I also liked that the brothers came from diverse racial ethnic backgrounds I don t see that too often in this genre The storyline itself was different and I liked it.And while there is the element of romance in this sto [...]

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