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Wasn't Quite Sure at First but...WOWThis was a great book. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me feel. I just couldn't put it down. A young girl wants to be married so she can keep her family together and so she finds a man she likes and lies through her teeth. Nothing like getting married with a shotgun at your back! Poor man was absolutely gutshot when he his forced to marry Eulie. Plus she comes with five siblings to boot. I am going to be honest there were times I didn't like her at a...
I almost threw this book across the room. I hate hate hate books that begin with lies or coercion and this book begins with both.Eulie Toby is one of those people who believes the end justifies the means and I suppose, since it was a woman manipulating a man, that was acceptable to most. However, as a woman I was disgusted by what she did and could not like her throughout the book. I do not believe that anyone could fall in love with someone that had misused them in such a way. I wonder what typ...
The Sweetwood Bride might be Morsi least loved Americana book but for me it is such a fun read every time it has five star status. It is a shotgun marriage when Eulie, our not far thinking heroine, frames Moss, our hero, into marriage. I have a love of forced wedding plots because I like the couple to just have to deal with each other. All the time. I think what draws me to this book besides Morsi's typical humor and lovely historical deatils is that the leads both grow, learn, and change. This
Not her best at all. Pretty forgettable. I don't like stories where someone has to give up a dream to give another person a happy ending.
Warning: This may or may not be a vent disguised as a review.I have read six of Pamela Morsi's books and I can't seem to give any of them a rating lower than 4, except this one: my seventh book. Even so, I'm not exactly giving this a low rating. Pamela Morsi has a way of writing her characters and pacing the stories that always leave me with this feeling that I can't explain. I feel like if this was more of a family-centered story instead of Moss and Eulie's romance and told through the supporti...
While I usually enjoy historical romance this one is not one of my favorites. I felt sorry for Moss, his name was ruined and dreams smashed and he got saddled with a selfish bride. I didn't care much for Eulie. She showed no remorse for forcing Moss to marry her and was very shallow, commenting too much about Bug's 'ugly' looks.
Not my favorite of Morsi's books. There is way too much family drama (or even lack of drama - maybe just detail, like cleaning the corners of the cabin), and not enough focus on the main romantic couple, Eulie and Moss. This doesn't seem to have the personality that many of Morsi's other books contain.
B- so, 3.5 stars When I first started reading romance in earnest back in high school and college, Americana historicals were huge. I sometimes feel a little nostalgic for those books, so for this month’s TBR Challenge, I picked up one of the very few Pamela Morsi historicals I’d never read – a 1999 release called Sweetwood Bride. Set in post-Civil War Tennessee, the book starts with what appears to be a literal shotgun marriage.We learn right off the bat why Euly Toby and Moss Collier must marry...
This was a sweet book (as Morsi tends to do), an truly upbeat heroine, without too much sap. A hero who is more noble than he knows. I did find his forgiveness a little too easily come by, but managed to buy into it finally. Over all good, but still lacking whatever it is, chemistry maybe that makes a romance novel really fun.
Historical romance.Execrable. Not a charming character or an unexpected plot point to be found in the entire book. The Orphan Train books (particularly "Lily and the Major") by Linda Lael Miller have similar features but are better in every way.
This is one of the worst books I've read. I was determined to finish it though. Luckily it's a library book and I didn't waste my money. I had high hopes for this author. ::sigh:: I will give the author one more chance.
DNF at 6%. The setup for this book is appalling. Lie and say you're pregnant so the town will force a guy w ho never had sex with you to marry you - with a shotgun pointed at his back.
Feelings run high about this book because of the way the MC lies and gets the man to marry her. And I totally respect a reader's right to say, "I don't want to read this." I've had books I didn't finish because of the behavior of a character. However, I prefer books where the people aren't perfect. I don't like them if everyone is a liar, cheater, and miserable human being. But flawed main characters? Bring them on! Because I am flawed myself. And I've lived long enough and enough places around
This must be one of the shittiest books I've read in a while.... I couldnt even stomach to read further than 30% on my kindle because this heroine was so freaking disgusting. Lying to the whole f***ing town that the poor guy slept with you and got you pregnant, then pointing a gun at him and forcing him to marry that shitty woman. Honestly WTF?!?! This guy had dreams, plans for himself and then he was forced to share his home with a lying and despicable woman and her shallow family...
Another beautiful story by one of my favorite authors Pamela Morsi writes heartwarming, romantic stories filled with sweetness, personal growth, sensuality, and love. Well-written, with a lovely HEA. Highly recommended.
It's so great to see a couple who quickly form a strong bond. They have ha a rocky start, of course, but Eulie's positive attitude quickly wins her husband over. The main contention comes from other stuff. I'm still in love with Morsi's writing, if you cant tell.
DelightfulWarning—this is “cannot put dower”Aim a slow reader so I take 2 or 3times longer than most folks.Ryehundy
Sweet storyFrom a bad beginning many lives are changed for the better. Strong characters, lots of humor, and sweet love. Morisi did it again.
I loved this book!! great story!! 1st time reading this author!!
I love historical romances and Pamela Morsi writes the best. Her characters are full of life and her story lines are sure to please. Thoroughly enjoyable read!
Sweetwood Groom Moss is a man with a dream of wide-open spaces filled with grazing cattle. In his dream it is everything.
There were some editing issues in the Kindle version, but the story was nice. Maybe it's a mountain thing, but the way the main character referred to her husband as "husband-man" drove me nuts.
Moss Collier, a hard-working man who has never lied or cheated, is suddenly convicted (without a jury) of using and abandoning Eulie Toby. The story opens in the hills of Tennessee, with a shotgun wedding (complete with a loaded gun at Moss’ back) and a very happy bride (Pollyanna could take lessons from Eulie).After their parents died, the children were parceled out to various farms to live. Eulie made the claim that she was ‘with child’ because she was desperate to gather her brother and siste...
Touching story that felt real. I really liked the theme of getting what you want and finding out it wasn't what you needed. I felt the internal growth of the heroine in learning what to fight for in life and when to let it go. The author wrote some beautiful passages that are life lessons that apply to any person, genre or era set in. This book and author are tamer than my normal taste but when reading this I wouldn't wish for anything to be different. I loved it!
Sweet historical romance involving a shotgun wedding. Moss Collier is an innocent man. He did not seduce Eulie Toby. But he was forced to marry her. Now his hopes and dreams of moving West are gone. Worst she has saddled him with her five younger siblings. Sweet isn't an euphemism for no sex scenes. Thee is plenty of heat. It is just all of the characters are nice.
Innocent historical romance about a young woman who strives to keep her family together by forcing a young farmer to marry through claiming to be pregnant. Pamela Morsi throws just enough romance and sex into the mix to keep things lively, and of course it has a happy ending. A quick read.
My coworker kept recommending this book to me so I was bored and I read it over a few days after work. I mean it was alright and entertaining, but I like more challenging reads. It was quick and filled up some time, but I don’t think Pamela Morsi is for me.
Why should you read this entertaining book? And I quote: "Cheese and Christmas, woman. You bit me!"
No suspense at all. Made the story drag quite a bit.
A little corny and predictable