Treasured Vows

Treasured Vows

by Cathy Maxwell
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Treasured Vows by Cathy Maxwell

As stubborn as she is beautiful,Phadra Abbott will not be deterred when she sets her mind on something. And now that the reckless heiress has decided to track down her spendthrift explorer father, nothing is going to stand in her way -- not even her handsome, long-sufferingguardian Grant Morgan. Though strong and level-headed, Grant has watched his own life go disastrously awry since he first tried to arrange the irrepressible Miss Abbott's future. And he has no choice now but to accompany Phadra on her latest misadventure -- for it's not only his sworn duty that compels him, but a raging, newly born desire to hold his maddening, enchanting adversary in his arms .. and to love her for all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061084157
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 736,100
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Cathy Maxwell spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, “Why do people fall in love?” It remains for her the great mystery of life and the secret to happiness.  Fans can contact Cathy at www.cathymaxwell.com or P.O. Box 484, Buda, TX  78610.

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Treasured Vows 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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This is the second novel of Cathy Maxwell¿s that I have read. I bought and read ¿Because of You¿ via B & N a few weeks back and enjoyed that immensely. I wrote a very strong review under that book earlier. I went back and bought some more of her books due to enjoying the first one so much. I just finished reading ¿Treasured Vows¿ and liked it but, not quite as much as her other book. I reason I didn¿t give ¿Treasured Vows¿ five stars is due to it being a much simpler novel and you can tell she was cutting her teeth on learning how to lay out plots, develop characters and handle an inter-active romance novel. Over-all, she did a solid job for one of her earliest attempts at writing and per her prologue, this still remains her favorite book and main character (probably like a first child, there is that extra bond). Her main heroine Phadra is a spunky, sassy, first rate womens lib advocate and uncommon beauty. Phadra has a bohemian way about her clothes, attitude and speech and at first it shocks the high society people she meets but, eventually her winning ways win over everyone as they can spot a leader versus a follower a mile a way. Phadra can be a bit taxing in her constant ¿I am woman hear me roar¿ ways but¿.she means well and in the times she existed, it was probably a breath of fresh air. Plus¿sometimes the girl who is least like what is expected ends up being the most interesting and Phadra fits that bill well. The main character Grant Morgan, is an up and coming local banking guru but, he is a bit stuffy and tight. He is desperate to play by the rules to make everyone accept him. Although he is a handsome devil, as the ladies all let him know, he fights his constant desires to be bad and naughty, as his father was that way and it became his down fall. Grant fights against being anything like his father and thus, he is dull and plays so much by the rules he looks a little whimpy (strange that Phadra would be attracted to this lack of intensity and passion but, who knows?). Grant really stayed a bit boring until the end (probably only 1-2 chapters left in the book) when he finally got a spine and decided to do as he pleased, which of course is the only way one can be happy in life. I also prefer when the male character is the one saving the day and in this book, Phadra is so strong she ends up being more of the main male role. Strong women leads are great¿just not at expense of the guy looking bad. The plot line is not very complicated or difficult and ends as one would expect of a regency romance. None of the side characters warrant much interest. The sexual tension was limited as was any real intimacy ¿ I¿d rate the love scenes luke warm at best. I think this book showed her early ability and it warrants reading to see where she began and how her writing style progresses in time. Buy this expecting nothing fancy but, use it to launch into her other works which really become top notch.