The Education of Madeline

The Education of Madeline

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by Beth Williamson
     
 

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The Right Man Comes Along

Madeline Brewster practically owns Plum City, Colorado. But at thirty-two, she knows she has missed any chance for happiness. Until she finds a tall, strong, handsome Irishman on the wrong end of the hangman's noose. Suddenly this unconventional woman comes up with an outrageous idea . . .

Teague O'Neal has

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The Right Man Comes Along

Madeline Brewster practically owns Plum City, Colorado. But at thirty-two, she knows she has missed any chance for happiness. Until she finds a tall, strong, handsome Irishman on the wrong end of the hangman's noose. Suddenly this unconventional woman comes up with an outrageous idea . . .

Teague O'Neal has rugged cheekbones, tousled black curls, and eyes as blue as the sky, even if he is caked in Colorado mud. The men insist they caught him horse-thieving, and there's something desperate about him that says he'd do anything for a buck.

Maybe it was pure chance, or maybe it was something more that brought Madeline and Teague together. But one thing's clear, between a woman who has just about everything she could ever want, and a man who's lost that and more, they might find something in between worth living for . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758240484
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
657 KB

Meet the Author

Beth Williamson lives just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in New York, she holds a B.F.A. in writing from New York University.

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Education of Madeline 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed this authors other books, but not this one. Plot was too far fetched. I was expecting something great for $9.52. I ended up just skiming the 2nd half of the book.
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cindyoldham More than 1 year ago
Author Beth Williamson has written an old-fashioned, sexy, historical, western novel that pulls you in at the first page. Madeline Brewster and Teague O' Neal are two of the most unlikeliest of people to be brought together. She practically owns Plum Creek, Colorado and at 32 she knows she has missed any chance for happiness. Despite his rugged cheekbones, touseled black curls, and eyes as blue as the sky, he finds himself at the end of the hangman's noose. Madeline comes up with an outrageous idea and what follows is a most enjoyable read that keeps you turning page after page to see what's going to happen next to these two unlikely people from 1872. Ms. Williamson is a breath of fresh air to the writing world. She is able to tell a great story that definitely will have you putting her at the top of your list of 'must read' books. She is an author on the move. This is a keeper.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1872 in Plum City, Colorado, at thirty-two years of age, Madeline Brewster feels her chance for happiness has passed her by. She has never found love and besides the locals place her as out of reach due to her family owning much of the town. Making her loneliness feel worse, the spinster cannot even bury her isolation by managing her family fortune; her stepfather controls her family¿s wealth since her mom died.

Irishman Teague O'Neal arrives in town only to be accused of being a horse thief. The mob starts to lynch him, but Madeline intercedes. She offers the handsome rogue a deal: his life for teaching her the pleasure of being a woman. Feeling roped in, he agrees. As they fall in love, someone wants Madeline dead while Teague is willing to die to keep his beloved safe.

The lead couple is an interesting duo as none of the townsfolk would expect the spinster to fall in love especially with an Irish rogue. Although her stepfather is never fully developed beyond villainous status, Western romance readers will feel transported to Reconstruction Era Colorado to bear witness to the love between the on the self feisty female and the rakish handsome horse thief.

Harriet Klausner