South Pass City was a mighty tough town, even by Wyoming Territory standards. And although Garrick Swenson seemed like a tough man, his sensitive soul was plagued with guilt. Then one day he rescued a beautiful lady from drowning, and Garrick suddenly thought of a way to make up for his past sins. Becky White was at the end of her rope, with no home, no money, and no fatheSouth Pass City was a mighty tough town, even by Wyoming Territory standards. And although Garrick Swenson seemed like a tough man, his sensitive soul was plagued with guilt. Then one day he rescued a beautiful lady from drowning, and Garrick suddenly thought of a way to make up for his past sins. Becky White was at the end of her rope, with no home, no money, and no father for her unborn baby. Then, like some gruff angel from heaven, Garrick came to her aid, offering the protection of his name, no strings attached. But the more time she spent with Garrick, the more Becky found herself craving a true marriage in every sense of the word. Read by Stephanie Brush. 8 CD's 8.9 Hrs....
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I can't.1) The heroine's a mousy little doormat who's eager to please please please the Hero and always thinks she falls short cuz she's known nothing but drunken beatings by her now-dead dad. Seriously, cowers like a whipped cur any time he raises his voice or looks angry. Nevermind that Garrick the Hero seems a nice enough guy; he actually married her cuz she needed a father for her fetus. (Apparently she doesn't have the best history of men in her life.)2) The Dreaded Big Mis: He's being respectful since they really don't know each other (and also... Norwegian), and she interprets it as Vile Disgust and Utter Hatred.Fuck this. Not sticking around to see this limp toward the finish line. Time to listen to the Bee Gees. :D
I really really enjoyed this book. It was super cute, and I like that some of the story was based on actual historical events. Lovely!!!
While not the most oustanding historical romance I've ever read, MEADOWLARK is an enjoyable one-time read. Set in a gold-rush town, this book breathes new life into the often used "marriage of convenience" plot. The characters were well-rounded, real people. They weren't perfect, but flawed in human ways. And yet they weren't so flawed as to be unlikeable. That's a difficult balance to achieve, and Carolyn Lampman does a superb job here. I really liked that the attraction between Becky and Garrick was based on more than just sex. Not that they weren't physically attracted to one another, but it wasn't the only thing drawing them together. Their physical desire for one another was a added bonus to their growing feelings of love. That's just as it should be. The historical backdrop was also well done. The historical details were woven into the novel so well that they never distracted from the plot. With so many historical romances reading like history textbooks, this is a welcome change. My only complaint with the book was that they never admitted their love for each other until the very very end of the book. They were close to doing so when a series of "big misunderstandings" kept them from voicing their true feelings. Granted, they each wouldn't admit their love out of what they thought were noble causes (each thought the other wanted to be free and was willing to let go), but still, it was irritating. I found myself muttering, "Just say the words!" as I read the book. It really detracted from my enjoyment of the second half of the book, where the mystery/intrigue comes to a head, climaxing in a courtroom drama. If they had both known how the other felt, it would have been more satisfying when things turn out well. Instead of rejoicing in their victory, they still think they won't be together, which was just the tiniest bit depressing. However, even with the "big misunderstanding", the characters refrained from childish bickering. This is so rare in romances these days, when often all the conflict between the hero and heroine is nothing but petty squabbling. Since they author refrained from using that horrible plot device, that made MEADOWLARK a four star book, rather than a three star. This book didn't inspire me to go out and buy more books by Carolyn Lampman, but I would probably try more by her in the future. In the often frustrating world of romance novels, MEADOWLARK is certainly worthy of a read, and I do recommend it.
This is NOT my genre! For all of you who just love romance-this is a good one. I am usually turned off by the scene that mimics rape to me, but the girl really thinks (in her head) she is attracted to the guy, so it is okay. the guy throws her over the horse and she lives in the castle until they both inevitably fall in love. This wasn't like that at all! A different beginning all together. A seventeen year old girl finds herself alone in the wild west world and pregnant (the charmer has left without knowing about the child). She is about to sell herself into prostitution (child not showing yet) which was the only option for women when the riverbank where she was considering her options gives way. She falls in the water and is thinking drowning is an easier death than starvation. Along comes a miner who had planned on a drunk and was used to using the town "girls" (so not a perfect character). He saves her and tells her some other options. This is all by page 5. Good characters (I love the house madam).
My gosh this woman can certainly tell a story! Meadowlark is a fictional story of the mid 1800s in Wyoming. Mining and gold panning were the interests of those in the area she writes of. This book tells the story of a honorable Norwegian man and a young woman he rescues from threatening death. I definitely recommend you read and see if you like the authors style of story-telling!
A sweet Western romance set in a mining town in Wyoming Territory.It has all the characters a good western should have with a little romance thrown in for entertainment.This is the first in a Triology so I look forward to listening to the other 2 books.
Start of a trilogy, with the story of Becky and Garrick. Introduces Angel and Ox, and Cameron Price. Good story.
A little too formulaic for my liking, but a fine story for a romance novel, I guess. Umm, the cover would indicate this was a smut novel, but it wasn't.
A fun book set in Wyoming.