Monday, June 22, 2009

The Manning Sisters [Macomber]

Book: The Manning Sisters
Author: Debbie Macomber
Genre: Romance
Reason for Reading: for fun

Christine's Review: The Manning Sisters is 2 love stories in one book: The Cowboy's Lady and The Sheriff Takes a Wife.

In 'The Cowboy's Lady', we are introduced to Taylor Manning. Trying to heal from a difficult breakup, she moves from Seattle to a small town in Montana for a teaching position. Her first week there, she meets Russ, an attractive rancher with antiquated views on women. Although they are both opinionated and often at odds, they can't help their attraction to one another.

Picking up where 'The Cowboy's Lady' ends, 'A Sheriff Takes a Wife' introduces us to Christy Manning, Taylor's younger sister. Christy comes in town to help Taylor with her new baby and immediately meets and starts to fall for the Russ's best friend and the town sheriff, Cody. One problem-she is already engaged. Christy struggles to accommodate everyone around her-her fiance, her parents, her family. Can she break free and do what she wants?

Like Macomber's Cedar Cove series, these books are quick reads. Although the characters have real life issues and concerns, they are all a little too wholesome and 'goody goody' to be real. There is little to no suspense as to how the romances will turn out and the back and forth between the characters becomes repetitive after awhile, but for some reason, I still couldn't put the book down!

Recommend: if you are looking for a clean, old fashioned romance (very G rated), this book is for you.

Book Junkie's Grade: B-

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