The MacGregor Brides (MacGregors Series #7)

The MacGregor Brides (MacGregors Series #7)

by Nora Roberts

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ISBN-13: 9780373281596
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 06/26/2012
Series: MacGregors Series , #7
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 92,688
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.44(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Nora Roberts is the bestselling author of more than two hundred romance novels. She was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Since her first bestseller in 1991, Nora's books have spent more than two hundred weeks in the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list. There are more than five hundred million copies of her books in print, published in over thirty-four countries.

Hometown:

Keedysville, Maryland

Date of Birth:

1950

Place of Birth:

Silver Spring, Maryland

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It took six rings of the phone to reach a corner of her sleeping brain. By the eighth, she managed to slide a hand out from under the blankets. She smacked the alarm clock first and slammed the cheery face of Kermit the Frog to the floor. It was the third dead Kermit that year.

Her long, unadorned fingers patted along the glossy surface of the walnut nightstand, finally gripped the receiver and pulled it under the covers with her.

"'Lo."

"It rang ten times."

With the blankets over her head, Laura MacGregor winced at the booming accusation, then yawned. "Did?"

"Ten times. One more ring and I'd have been calling 911. I was seeing you lying in a pool of blood."

"Bed," she managed, and snuggled into the pillow. "Sleeping. Good night."

"It's nearly eight o'clock."

"When?"

"In the morning." He'd identified the voice now, knew which one of his granddaughters was burrowed in bed at what Daniel MacGregor considered the middle of the day. "A fine, bright September morning. You should be up enjoying it, little girl, instead of sleeping it away."

"Why?"

He huffed. "Life's passing you by, Laura. Your grandmother's worried about you. Why, she was just saying last night how she could barely get a moment's peace of mind, worrying about her oldest granddaughter."

Anna had said nothing of the kind, but the ploy of using his wife to finagle his family into doing what he wanted them to do was an old habit. The MacGregor appreciated traditions.

"'S fine. Everything. Dandy. Sleeping now, Grandpa."

"Well, get up. You haven't visited your grandmother for weeks. She's pining. Just because you think you're a grown-up woman of twenty-four doesn't mean you should forget your dear old granny."

He winced at that a bit himself and glanced toward the door to make certain it was firmly shut. If Anna heard him refer to her as a dear old granny, she'd scalp him.

"Come up for the weekend," he demanded. "Bring your cousins."

"Got a brief to read," she muttered, and started drifting off again. "But soon."

"Make it sooner. We're not going to live forever, you know."

"Yes, you are."

"Hah. I've sent you a present. It'll be there this morning. So get yourself out of bed and prettied up. Wear a dress."

"Okay, sure. Thanks, Grandpa. Bye." Laura dumped the receiver on the floor, burrowed under the pillow and slid blissfully back into sleep.

Twenty minutes later she was rudely awakened with a shake and a curse. "Damn it, Laura, you did it again."

"What?" She shot up in bed, dark eyes wide and glazed, black hair tangled. "What?"

"Left the phone off the hook." Julia MacGregor fisted her hands on her hips and smoldered. "I was expecting a call."

"I, ah…" Her mind was an unfocused blur. Laura shoved her hands through her sleep-tousled hair, as if to clear it. Mornings were just not her time of day. "I think Grandpa called. Maybe. I can't remember."

"I didn't hear the phone." Julia shrugged. "I guess I was in the shower. Gwen's already left for the hospital. What did Grandpa want?" When Laura continued to look blank, Julia laughed and sat on the edge of the bed. "Probably just the usual. 'Your grandmother's worried about you.'"

"I seem to remember something about that." Smiling a little, Laura plopped back onto the pillows. "If you'd gotten out of the shower faster, you'd have caught the call. Then Grandma would have been worried about you."

"She was worried about me last week." Julia checked her antique marcasite watch. "I've got to run look at this property in Brookline."

"Another one? Didn't you just buy another house last month?"

"It was two months ago, and it's nearly ready to turn over." Julia shook back her curling mane of flame-colored hair. "Time for a new project."

"Whatever works for you. My big plan was to sleep until noon, then spend the rest of the afternoon on a brief." Laura rolled her shoulders. "Fat chance around here."

"You'll have the place to yourself for the next few hours. Gwen has a double shift at the hospital, and I don't expect to be back until five."

"It's not my night to cook."

"I'll pick something up."

"Pizza," Laura said immediately. "Double cheese and black olives."

"It's never too early for you to think about dinner." Julia rose, smoothed down the moss-green jacket she wore over pleated trousers. "See you tonight," she called on her way out. "And don't leave the phone off the hook."

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Macgregor Brides 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the stories. They were definitely predictable, but I was entertained. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish they still had the button you could click to tell the publisher you wanted the book in nook format.
Darla on LibraryThing 3 months ago
**** Laura. This is the first MacGregor story I'd ever read, and that initial bit by Daniel really threw me. I really needed to have gotten to know him in earlier books to not find him strange and kind of creepy. But now that I know him, it's not so bad. Anyway. Parts of this story were great. But I didn't like that the hero was coming on to a woman he'd only just met. And I didn't like the heroine's father much in this one. Other than that, it was a good story.***** "Gwendolyn." She's an ER doc, he's a writer. Respect on both sides, Daniel of course throws them together. Probably my favorite of this anthology.****½ "Julia." She's.... well, I think she's in real estate. And she has political ambitions. He's a contractor, works with his dad. The standard plot of they snipe at each other but they're attracted, and she wants "rules" for the relationship. Fun stuff when both of them are waiting for the other to say "I love you" first. I know it's not fair of me, but this one doesn't get 5 stars because I'm just so tired of that plot.
julieford More than 1 year ago
The MacGregor Brides is a lovely, comical and thoroughly enjoyable read. The MacGregor is tired of waiting for his granddaughters to marry and have babies, so he picks out 3 candidates for his 3 eldest granddaughters. He then provides chance meetings for them to work together and fall in love without letting on that he is behind it.
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I have not yet read this book, but I know I will enjoy it. It's as great as the other books in this series.
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Romantic, funny, and more of the same.
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