Terms of Love

Terms of Love

by Shirl Henke

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BN ID: 2940015043631
Publisher: Shirl Henke
Publication date: 08/29/2012
Series: Colorado Couplet , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 477,466
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

SHIRL HENKE lives in St. Louis, where she enjoys gardening in her yard and greenhouse, cooking holiday dinners for her family and listening to jazz. In addition to helping brainstorm and research her books, her husband Jim is “lion tamer” for their two wild young tomcats, Pewter and Sooty, geniuses at pillage and destruction.
Shirl has been a RITA finalist twice, and has won three Career Achievement Awards, an Industry Award and three Reviewer’s Choice Awards from Romantic Times.
“I wrote my first twenty-two novels in longhand with a ballpoint pen—it’s hard to get good quills these days,” she says. Dragged into the twenty-first century by her son Matt, a telecommunication specialist, Shirl now uses two of those “devil machines.” Another troglodyte bites the dust. Please visit her at www.shirlhenke.com.

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Terms of Love 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the Colorado Couplet, Ms. Henke has two problem heroines. (See my review of Terms of Surrender.) In Terms of Love, Cass Clayton is a young woman (and I emphasize "young") who has built her father's freight business into an empire, in spite of the viciousness of the old invalid, a man who had abused his wife because of her inability to give him a male heir. The old man has shaped her view of men and husband/wife relationships. A woman might have male friends, but only a fool would trust her life to one. Not able to control her in life, the old buzzard tries from the grave. According to the terms of his will Cass must saddle herself with a husband or lose all that she has struggled to build. She literally buys Steve away from the hangman, supposing that a wanted murderer (he really isn't) will have to do her bidding or hang. Then comes the battle of the wills. A very handsome, very clever Steve resents how he was forced into marriage with the beautiful girl. Yet he can't but help to admire her strength and courage, even if he considers her an "unnatural" woman. Cass, who swaggers, cusses, and snaps her whip, is actually terrified of Steve, although she finds herself increasingly drawn to him. She's like Charlie Brown who was in love with the little redheaded girl but couldn't think of anything to say to her. So he hit her! That's Cass. She's around 24 but she is still an emotionally stunted kid. The attempt of Steve and Cass to work out their stormy relationship is made even more complicated because somebody or bodies is trying to kill him or her or both. This is not a "sweet" romance. It is a tale of two complex and flawed characters. Like the old west itself, things get rough and tumble, but never boring. Oh yes, and the Colorado background of the 1870s is right on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This looked like a good read. Unfortunately I am unable to read it. The sentences are cut off and no matter how I change my settings they remain cut off as if the text was not formatted with wrap. So instead of the words continuing onto the next line they remain unseen. Hard to read a book when you dont have all of the words. Please fix and I will gladly read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago