For the Roses (Clayborne Series #1)

For the Roses (Clayborne Series #1)

by Julie Garwood
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For the Roses 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 118 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a very quick book to read, and I mean that in a good way. Very loving, sexy, heart warming, and exciting. I read For the Roses and the other books in the series a few years ago and I have re-read them because they are that good. Although I do like romance this is not just a romantic story it much more than that. It about family and love and respect, I loved it. The reason why I have taken the time to write this review is I have just seen the movie ROSEHILL that was adapted by Hallmark (WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT THAT WAS). Avoid at all cost, the essence and heart of the story has being destroyed the humour was taken out of the story, you would not recognise Mary Rose who was made out to be a jealous person who disregarded the men who raise her.The men did not appear to really bond together like in the book, what happen to Harrison he did not exist in the movie and the most unforgivable act was that they KILL OFF COLE For the Roses surely proved that a family can be strongly bonded through the years of love and taking care of each other. Family can be create not only formed by blood. Aside from the family values, the romantic story of Rose & Harrison added spice to the whole book. Mary Rose's discovery of her real father and their initial meeting was a tear jerker. I was once again in tears when I read the part of Mary Rose adjusting to her new family. J.G. described each scenes and emotions so perfectly that I feel like I am part of the book itself. I have many favorite scenes in this book but I have to hold back telling it, otherwise, I will give it away and ruined it for those who haven't read the book just yet. 
Guest More than 1 year ago
There were lots of laughs in this book as well as lots of moments that nearly made me cry. But the story starts wandering about halfway through, especially when they get to England, and I found myself skimming a bit. I love Julie Garwood's style. She always has a great blend of humor and poignancy. This book had both, and I loved all the characters 'except for Eleanor and the bunch in England', but it didn't keep my interest throughout. When the final chapters came and there was yet another new plotline, I just sighed. But then the ending felt rushed, with several things left out. Why didn't we get to experience Harrison's joy at Mary Rose's good news? Why didn't we see the reunion with Mama Rose? A lot to love, but I have to give it only three.
CodygirlDG More than 1 year ago
Follow the story of Mary Rose -- from when she was found abandoned by her four adopted brothers, to her all grown up. This story has it ALL and I can not recommend it highly enough to those like me who absolutely ADORE western romance. 200 stars, 200 A+'s -- this is the one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. A little twist on family and romance intertwined. It took a look at the 19th century in both high society of London England, as well as the US when it was still a little wild.
denverbroncosgirl More than 1 year ago
In the beginning, I really didn't like it much. The main female character was just plain annoying. I really had to push myself to continue reading. The only reason I did is because it is one of my best friend's favorite books & I promised her I'd read it. Many things that were said & done were contradictory. I will have to say that it did get better about 1/2 to 2/3 into the book. This was a really long read for me because I disliked the beginning so much. The end of the book went by much quicker. If I could break it down, I'd give the first half of the book 1 star, and the second half 3 1/2 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this book! It's a thick book, but I found myself breezing through it. I loved all of the characters and especially the name of the town haha Not only did I fall in love with Harrison and Mary Rose, but I fell in love with all the brothers as well, especially Cole! Eleanor cracked me up! Go out and buy this!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I laughed out loud reading this book, was suprised, sad, and amazed. It was a wonderful book to read. I only read alittle each day, because I didn't want it to end. I also have the sequels to this book and can't wait to get started reading them. This book had be thinking about each part I read the next day on my ride to work.
Anonymous 3 months ago
"What're you thinking about?" She asked, gently biting her lower lip and she hummed through her nose, eywlids remaining closed. {Babeeeeeee. ;-; that sucks. Maybe try del<_>eteing the a<_>pp and then redow<_>nloading it.}
Anonymous 6 months ago
Well, it is really hard to find a good book. This book was ok at first, but went down from there.I cold not finish it. Mary Rose was really anoying. There were to many other charatuters I couldn't keep tract. I started skipping pages because they would go into such detail on conversation it was down right boring. When I started skipping chapters I desided to stop reading altogether. I read about 250 pages and they only kissed a few times.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I think I read this book at least 5 or 6 times!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the claibornes!!!! This story is sooo precious and sooo sweet and sooo unforgettable!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a series I have reread numerous times over the years
RSMH More than 1 year ago
The best of Julie Garwood's novels and that is saying a lot!
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Momof4IN More than 1 year ago
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!! The story of four orphans coming together to form a family and raise a baby girl in the wilds of Montana, For the Roses is a fantastic story about life, friendship, family and love! The letters from Rose to Mama Rose were adorable, the family aspect was so real you could feel the love, the romance between Rose and Harrison was hot and steamy, just an all around wonderful book! Highly recommend! 10 stars at least!
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cutierenee More than 1 year ago
Classic Julie Garwood.
bonfrow More than 1 year ago
This was very good read, but a little too much info on the sexual content. Story line was intriguing and very encouraging about the morals and values learned in childhood. When we are old, we do not depart from them.
andeken More than 1 year ago
This is so beautiful, a group of homeless boys that are of different race and backgrounds sticking to gether and how they find a baby girl and she becomes the glue that makes them into a family. She loves them unconditionaly no matter what they look like. All the characters are well written, which makes it easy to write the sequels of the brothers. The one thing I didn't like was the letters that were written to "Mama Rose" while the kids were growing up...that seemed monotonos, and I actually skimmed & skippsed over those eventually as they were boring. But overall, this was a really good read and I highly recommend this book, but this one must be the first to read in the series. ENJOY!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw this as a tv movie. I really enjoyed it, but wonder how much of the book the movie left out. The movie/book did leave itself open to sequels which I intend to read. The free sample of the book on nook only had a peek at another book and none of this book!