Bk 3 - Runaway Brides Trilogy
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Margaret Hamilton escaped the Irish slums of Five Points as a child; and now that she’s set to marry railroad mogul Doyle Kerrigan, it looks like her rags-to-riches story is almost complete. Until, that is, a shocking revelation sends her fleeing on a train bound for the American West.
Taking on a new identity, Margaret settles in the town of Heartbreak Creek, Colorado. But her peace is short-lived. When two figures from her past—one seeking vengeance; the other, truth—suddenly appear, it sets the stage for a showdown that could cost her both her new life…and the man she has grown to love.
Part of Kaki Warner’s popular Runaway Bride series, Bride of the High Country is a thrilling romance set in the Old West. It’s not to be missed.
Hardcover Book : 400 pages
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Corp ( June 05, 2012 )
Item #: 13-573094
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Product Weight: 17.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I liked having Margaret/Lucinda's complete story. I enjoyed the beginning, and I enjoyed Margaret/Lucinda's perspective on meeting her new friends(from the first two books). I thought the author did a good job wrapping it all up in the end...well, I really didn't like the 3 or 4 page epilogue and it wasn't really necessary-could just as easily been covered within the context of the storys overall ending. But the book kept me turning pages past my bedtime and I found it above average entertainment. It was the last book in Blood Rose Trilogy that I didn't like. Glad this trilogy had a better final volume and I can't wait for her next series!
Reviewer: Samantha H
I need to preface this review by saying that I LOVED all of Kaki Warner's previous books, including the first two of the runaway brides series. I was looking forward to this installment, and pre-ordered the book. However, it is not as good as the others. The problem is that the beginning of the book takes place before the other two in the series, the middle glosses over the time period of the other books interacting with the same characters, and the end finishes after the other books. Unfortunately, the author doesn't handle the overlap very well. The beginning of the novel is done well, and is up to par with her other books. It is the middle which is done poorly. Having read the other books, I understand why this section is a quick summary and she is glossing over events she has already covered. Unfortunately, she makes the character of Lucinda seem ignorant and uninterested in what is happening around her, which isn't the case in the other novels. It also fails to develop the villian fully in this book, and flesh out the lead characters. Her characters were starting to come to life, fall in love, and define the real villians in the story, when she had to hit the pause button for the time period of the other stories. It really wasn't handled well, and what happens between Lucinda and Tait in the middle are out of character for both of them. Lucinda was fleshed out better in the first novel as a secondary character than she was in her own book. Then, when the events of the first two books are over and we are back in "the present" the characters pick up right where they left off in the first section of the book as if the middle didn't happen. It isn't plausible, or realistic, and doesn't do either Lucinda or Tait justice. The worst part is, the characters and the story had a lot more potential than the final product. This is a great story that really needs a rewrite!
Reviewer: Bekki H