Marry Me

Marry Me

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by Jo Goodman
     
 

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Her Heart Was Locked Away

Rhyne Abbot is fierce, brave, and used to a life of isolation on her father's spread on the outskirts of Reidsville, Colorado. But when, overcome with sickness, she collapses, she knows she must return to town if she is to have any hope of recovery. Only there is no place for her but the new doctor's home, and he wants more than

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Her Heart Was Locked Away

Rhyne Abbot is fierce, brave, and used to a life of isolation on her father's spread on the outskirts of Reidsville, Colorado. But when, overcome with sickness, she collapses, she knows she must return to town if she is to have any hope of recovery. Only there is no place for her but the new doctor's home, and he wants more than just to heal Rhyne. He wants her hand in marriage.

Until One Man Found The Key

Doctor Cole Monroe's hands are already more than full with his orphaned little sister to look after, and yet somehow he can't resist the magnetic pull of Rhyne's bewitching eyes—or her tempting kiss. But convincing her to trust him won't be easy. For Rhyne's heart needs as much tender care as her ailing body. And the only cure is the thing she most fears: to let herself fall in love. . .

Praise for Jo Goodman and The Price of Desire

"Once again, Goodman delivers a luscious and sensual romance."
Romantic Times

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Bestseller Goodman combines history, intrigue, medical science, and family secrets in this winning sequel to 2009's Never Love a Lawman. The year is 1884. Offered a surprise job in tiny Reidsville, Colo., Dr. Coleridge Monroe and his scarred 16-year-old sister, Whitley, pack up and leave New York City, where no one appreciates Cole's research on germs. In Reidsville, Cole meets Rhyne Abbott, who is gradually transformed from a mountain girl to a city girl as she spends more time with Cole. Goodman has a real flair for writing romantic tension and sexy love scenes, and she also gives ample time to exploring the characters' deeper relationships and longings for revenge and forgiveness. Fans of historical and western romances will also appreciate Goodman's witty dialogue, first-rate narrative prose, and clever plotting. (Dec.)
Library Journal
All of Reidsville, CO, knew that Ryan "Runt" Abbot, reclusive Judah Abbot's youngest son, was fierce, ornery, and handy with a gun. What they didn't know, until the new doctor, Cole Monroe, learned the truth and brought an ailing Runt back to town to stay with him and his sister, was that Runt wasn't a boy at all but a woman named Rhyne. Physically and emotionally abused and unfamiliar with living as a woman, Rhyne is wary, unsure, and needs time to heal. But Cole has fallen in love, and he's more than willing to wait. This novel marks Goodman's second visit to Reidsville, and fans will enjoy becoming reacquainted with the townsfolk they met in Never Love a Lawman. VERDICT Dark and intense but graced with flashes of humor and a few unexpected twists, this powerful story doesn't mince words, confronting cruelty, abuse, disease, and other serious issues with touching sensitivity and clear-headed pragmatism, while delivering an insightful, gently sensual love story. Goodman lives in West Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410434760
Publisher:
Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/02/2011
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
629
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

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Marry Me 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 132 reviews.
Romance_rookie More than 1 year ago
Marry Me is the second book in Jo Goodman's Reidsville series. Cole Monroe finds himself accepting a position as town doctor for Reidsville, Colorado after his younger, mischievous sister sends the town his impressive resume. One of his first goals as the new doctor is to see all the patients in the town and that includes the recluses who live in the nearby mountains. Cole is escorted by the local deputy, Will "that no account Betty boy" to the Abbott's cabin in the woods. When he gets there he finds Runt Abbott in a very bad way. He stays to take care of her and then eventually offers her a position as housekeeper in his home. Marry Me starts off at a very brisk pace with Dr. Monroe saving Runt or Rhyne Abbott's life. I felt like the author started at the ending of the story and then slowly back tracked to allow the readers to figure out why Rhyne was in the situation she was in at the beginning of the story. This type of writing has the ability to just suck me right into the story and is one of the reason's I just love Jo Goodman. Not to mention that her characters are always fully fleshed out. In the case of Marry Me the situation was very unique and unusual. Most of the book revolves around Rhyne and Cole, although Rhyne and her back story is the main focus. There are some secondary characters. I think Whitney, Cole's sister stands out the most to me. At sixteen she is a breath of fresh air. Most people think she has a strange way about her. I found her to be refreshing and her vibrancy was not annoying at all. She balanced Cole's staid personality very well. I wonder if she will get her own story down the road. One little quirk in the book that sort of irritated me was that Will's character was always referred to as "that no account Betty boy". After a while that got old. Essentially, throughout the whole book he was ALWAYS referred to that way. But really, that aside, a Jo Goodman book is always a treat and Marry Me is no exception.
coralc More than 1 year ago
I love her books. The characters real. They speak and behave like actual people. Whats more, the entire book is not based on some error or stupidity where the main players misunderstand eachother and aren't smart enough to figure out a way around it. The plot is solid, and Ms. Goodman gives us plenty of scenery to look at before we finally get to the end of the trip. I like how some people living in Reidsville, CO have nicknames, like "that no count..." and "Rusty", not because of his hair color, but because his knee made a sound like a rusty hinge. This can only be the result of good research and a wonderful imagination. I was really interested in Rhyne Abbot and Cole Monroe and was rooting for them all the way through. I waited impatiently for this book. Hope she's already writing the next one.
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I liked the book well written. Disappointed at the ending. It seems like she got bored with the book and decided to judt end it without rapping the book up. But other than that its on my fave list
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Jo Goodman has become one of my favorite authors. This book told a horrendous story about circumstances that (thankfully) became better. Don't want to give any spoilers - Ms. Goodman has created endearing characters in an uplifting storyline.
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kronan1 More than 1 year ago
Wish the lead female characters had been a bit more believable. It was a bit hard to see the good doctors infatuation. But the world is full of men who get turned on by pathetic women so who am I to judge. Anyway its a good story and some really well thought plot twist. Highly recommended!
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