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The Kissing Tree
     

The Kissing Tree

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by Prudence Bice
 

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After five long years, Georgiana McLaughlin returns to the only place she's ever considered home, the same place she stole a kiss from Ridge Carson under the "kissing tree" But this time he's a man, and reconciling their past is just the beginning. You'll find yourself applauding each new chapter filled with fun, romance, and adventure in this captivating, heartfelt

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After five long years, Georgiana McLaughlin returns to the only place she's ever considered home, the same place she stole a kiss from Ridge Carson under the "kissing tree" But this time he's a man, and reconciling their past is just the beginning. You'll find yourself applauding each new chapter filled with fun, romance, and adventure in this captivating, heartfelt tale of love, friendship, and finding your way back.

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Publishers Weekly
In Bice’s sweet second novel of the Old West (after The Widower’s Wife), a young woman rediscovers her western roots. After five years in New York with her bitter, controlling aunt, Georgiana McLaughlin returns to her small Colorado hometown to keep house for her recently widowed grandfather. Georgiana’s childhood crush, Ridge Carson, is now working on her grandfather’s ranch and resumes cheerfully sparring and flirting with her as soon as she steps off the stagecoach. Their renewed romance is interrupted by the appearance of Dawson Alexander, Georgiana’s beau from New York. This classic love triangle is further complicated when the daughter of the former town banker sets her sights on Ridge, and Georgiana battles the unfamiliar feelings of jealousy and envy. Georgiana’s fiery Irish temperament is the perfect foil for Ridge’s easygoing personality as this simple and wholesome romance unfolds to a satisfying conclusion. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462101672
Publisher:
Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date:
12/08/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Kissing Tree 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Starryblue More than 1 year ago
An adorable and sweet read. In the very beginning of the book a 12 year old, girl, named Georgiana is given a dare by her friends. The dare is to kiss a boy, named Ridge. She fulfills the dare and kisses Ridge. After that exact day Georgiana has to pack up all her belongs, because her family and her are going to New York City for the summer. Next, she is not told that this trip is not only a summer vacation, but will also become her new home. Georgiana remains in New York City with her family, which includes a mother and siblings. While being in New York her family lived with her aunt, Ceceila. Geogiana does not like this aunt, because her aunt detest children, especially children who came from an irish immigrant. Her aunt, Cecelia is very cruel and verbally abusive. Luckly Georgiana got sent to a school that is like a girls institute for only girls. Throughout her stay in New York her aunt introduces her to society. She begins seeing a man named, Dawson who loves her. Dawson may love her, but she she feels like she can't give her heart entirely to him because she still has feeling s for Ridge. After, five years Georigana returns to Crystal Creek, Colorada her hometown. At this time she is 18 years old. Once she arrives their she is meet with her grandfather. At the same time Georgiana encounters Ridge Carson. It turns out that Ridge does not remember her. She realizes Ridge is no longer a young boy, but now he has become a handsome and strong man. All of a sudden Georigana's feelings for Ridge surface her. Her feelings for him never went away even when she was in New York City. Now both Ridge and Georgiana are older and things are definitely different now. Now she must decide between what her heart wants and what her mind wants her to do. Basically Georigana must with who she wants to be with. It's either Ridge of Dawson that she must choose from. Her decision is very difficult especially, since Dawson is waiting for her to return to New York City. She told Dawson before that she had to clear some issues in Colorado, because it would allow her to finally be able to give her heart completely to him. Georgiana must make her decision. The story revolves aroud her journey on making her choice between who she wants to stay with. Now I will let you fellow readers find out who she ends up choosing. The Kissing Tree by Prudence Bice had me constantly laughing. I thought it was a good historical romance.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! I got it at Costco and figured I would read it when I had nothing else to read. I picked it up last night and could not put it down! I finished it today and wished there was another book I could read that I would enjoy reading as much as I had this one. I recommend it for anyone! I laughed out loud, cried, and smiled! I will be reading this ond again soon!
l_manning More than 1 year ago
Georgie was dared by her friend to steal a kiss from their friend Ridge while under the "kissing tree." Georgie got her kiss, but soon she left town to move to New York City. After five years Georgie has returned home to help her grandfather on his ranch. Now that she's back, she has to face a grown-up Ridge. Georgie feels a lingering attraction to Ridge, but she also has a devoted suitor from New York. Georgie will have to decide what she wants from her life...and who she wants a life with. This was a very sweet romance. There aren't really any surprises or anything, but that doesn't detract from the enjoyment of the book. Georgie and Ridge were fun characters. It was cute to watch their childhood feelings slowly develop and change into more adult ones. Of course, Georgie also had to deal with all the reasons she had to leave in the first place and the consequences of that move. She discovers some things she didn't know before as secrets and mysteries were uncovered. There's even a hint of adventure. This book does what it is supposed to and does it well. There are characters you root fore and outcomes you are dying to see come true. One negative I did have was that I hard a hard time reading the dialect of some of the characters, but overall this wasn't too bad. I just found myself re-reading some lines to understand what the characters had said. That wasn't a major deal for me though, so overall I enjoyed this book. It is soft and sweet and full of love and affection. Galley provided for review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great just enough romantic tension to keep you hanging on each word til the end. Lots of great details and storyline so that I was never bored.
kimba88 More than 1 year ago
The Kissing Tree is a delightfully sweet historical romance. Although a year is not given, it takes place in early American history. Colorado has been settled. Small towns have been established around farming and cattle ranch communities. Crystal Creek is just such a small town. When the story begins thirteen year old protagonist Georgiana McLaughlin has recently lost her father to a tragic horse accident. She and her siblings, along with their mother are traveling to New York to stay with Aunt Cecelia for the summer break. Before they leave, she steals a kiss from Ridge Carson under the kissing tree and runs. She doesn't return home until five years later. Georgiana returns to Colorado, leaving behind a young man waiting for her to accept a marriage proposal. He is a charming man, who adores her, but she can't bring herself to say yes. When she arrives home she finds Ridge all grown up and working on her grandfather's cattle ranch. The chemistry Bice creates between Georgiana and Ridge is delightful. Georgiana is all Irish fire and spunk. The way in which these to spar will have you giggling. There is wholesomeness to this tale that I find refreshing. The Kissing Tree has a love triangle, villains and finds our heroine in danger. The tale unfolds at a wonderful pace. Bice writes a story with lots of twists, and wraps it all up in a bow at the end. She delivers the perfect romantic story that will leave you feeling good. I am adding Prudence Bice to my list of authors to watch. The Kissing Tree will be available on December 6, 2011. This would make the perfect gift for the romance reader on your holiday shopping list. I want to thank netGalley and Cedar Fort Publishing for this ARC, in exchange for my unbiased review.