Knowing that she can save the life of a condemned man by offering to marry him, Rosie Mulvehey opts for a marriage of convenience to ex cavalry man Bowie Stone, who promises to save her rundown farm as his part of the agreement.
The Wives of Bowie Stone Knowing that she can save the life of a condemned man by offering to marry him Rosie Mulvehey opts for a marriage of convenience to ex cavalry man Bowie Stone who promises to save her rundown farm a
In the town of Passions crossing, a county ordinance allows a woman to marry a convicted man to save him from hanging There were 4 men facing the noose and Rosie Mulvehey has first choice After dismissing 3 men, she picks Captain Bowie Stone Rosie is in desperate need of a man to help her get in her crop She is marrying for this reason only, she is not interested in an actual relationship For that matter, neither is Bowie Stone.Rosie has been severely physically and sexually abused by her deceas [...]
My my, this author never fails to surprise me Instead of containing one love story, The Wives of Bowie Stone tells 2 different tales Rosie Mulvehey is a kind hearted drunk who doesn t like to bath She hides herself under baggy man shirts is always unkempt She is in a desperate need to obtain a profitable crop, but she lacks the manpower to tend to her land A visit to town gave her an opportunity to get that manpower Captain Bowie Stone is sentenced to be hung for a murder In Passion s Crossing, [...]
Maggie Osborne is an amazing writer and writes some of the best western historical romances I ve ever read While this was no exception, there were elements that I found hard to read about Most particularly, the subject of abuse and alcoholism I felt she handled it well The story had a serious tone to it and had several heart wrenching moments but also had enough of a lighter tone to it that it didn t totally depress me.
3 stars Two women with problems overcome them, change, and fall in love Good storytellingORY BRIEF Bowie was dishonorably discharged from the Cavalry because he refused to follow an order to kill Indian women and children Then he shot someone in self defense, but the witnesses lied He is going to be hanged Kansas has a shortage of men and a strange law A woman can save a condemned man if she agrees to marry him Rosie inherited a farm and needs a man to help run it She chooses Bowie who agrees to [...]
If I could give this book than 5 I would I just loved this story Magggie Osborne writes lovable but flawed characters so well I loved how she wrote Rosie h.She had a horrible past, was an alcoholic, refused to bathe, and basicly lived life as a man What becomes obvious to the reader is that this is her way to insulate her self, to keep every one at arms length and protect her self from repeating what her stepfather had done to her.Bowie H , was a walking ghost, a dead man that didn t die He fee [...]
Western Romance Not nearly as goodI still enjoy Ms Osborne s writing style, but the dual storyline in this one brings the momentum to a screeching halt.First we have Rosie, a drunk About the time her story begins to get interesting, we switch to Susan, an useless woman who can t make a single decision for herself Then, about the time Susan s story gets interesting, we switch back.Unfortunately, the switch up s occur before either heroine becomes likeable, so by the time I came back to their resp [...]
The two wives of Bowie Stone do not endear me One was abused for 4 years, didn t lift a finger, then went self destruct Another kept swooning and crying for a man to help her I do understand it s THE era, but when I read I expect the lead to be exceptional , to be different in some way either in moral character or trait Don t see it here.One thing, when you re being abused and planning a revenge, do you really need four years Does it have to be a gun to finish the job Can t it be a knife or som [...]
After reading The Promise of Jenny Jones, I thought NOTHING could top it I stand corrected.The Wives of Bowie Stone is even better This book is not for the faint at heart because it tackles tough issues Rosie, the heroine, is an alcoholic who was sexually abused by her step father Her character broke my heart The after affects of her abuse have left her damaged beyond repairuntil Bowie Stone comes into her life I love redemption transformation storiesd this is defintely one of those As the title [...]
An all around good book.One thing in particular I found very brave when it came to the things the author wrote view spoiler Nate dying hide spoiler It was a good turning point and solid reason for Bowie and Susan to not have a future It was written and executed well, especially considering the fact that he was loved by Susan s new love interest He was not a bothersome or unwanted character that you could just dispose off It had to, and was, written very carefully and realistically This, in addit [...]
I really like Maggie Osborne s westerns She does a great job of creating the dirty, challenging, world of the early west I love the way she draws her characters women, men, Indians, miners, farmers, shopkeepers Both of her westerns that I ve read have featured people on a journey of self destruction taking a permanent detour to redemption and finding happiness in the process It was well worth the trouble of finding this book through our inter library loan system People who like Cheryl St John wo [...]
I liked this book a lot But I didn t love it as much as some of Maggie Osborne s other western romances Maybe it was just the order in which I read them because the heroine in this book reminded me a lot of the heroine in one of her other books Silver Lining and that book was my all time favorite Perhaps if I d read them in the opposite order I d be giving this one the 5 stars and that one 3.But enough about meThis is a really good western romance that has a main story and a sub story The main c [...]
Okay ,I am going to start with a really short story myself I came across Maggie Osborne in a local library through Silver Lining and the misfortune was i hadn t renewed my card so i couldn t take the book home I sat in the library for an hour reading the first fifty plus pages of the book, I was horrified to know that i hadn t read anything or bought anything by this author before, so i went home the same day, checked ,and fell in love I read silver lining , then Promise of Jenny Jones , and ye [...]
Loved, loved, loved it This is probably my favourite Maggie Osborne romance so far Very surprising, intense with some angst and not formulaic at all.Until way into the book I had no clue, how Osborne is going to resolve the dilemma.
Rating 3.5 out of 5.
Bittersweet Powerful I wish I could have killed the man for half all the story I loved Rosie and hated the wife, then I tumbled back and my feelings with me.
I enjoyed this book told in a very different format Bowie Stone ends up with two wives One he married before he went west with his military unit It was a promise he made to his dying brother to protect her and her unborn son A loveless marriage The second wife was one he agreed to marry in order to keep from being hanged This town in Kansas had lots of women but few men, thanks to the Civil War Both women were unique and strong in their own, but different, ways I like the way Bowie ended up comp [...]
Well this was a disappointing read I m still trying to find a book by Maggie Osborne that equals the quality and the entertainment factor that she delivered in Silver Lining Not in this one, that s for sure From start to finish I got very annoyed with the two female leads I can t help but saying that it irritated me to no end that these women were depicted as formulaic and childlike Rosie starts off as a drunk She s 23 Then turns her life around thanks to Bowie Then there s Susan, Bowie s D.C so [...]
4 5A funny, warm and passionate Western with the trademarks of excellent Osborne heroines which make it a worthwhile read Rosie was hilarious, wounded and terrifying in her journey from self destruction, while Susan grew and made something of herself when thrown into the streets with her son But I did feel that Susan s story could have been further fleshed out and that her son wasn t a character that had clarity He felt like a plot device Gresham as Susan s love interest was also a little slow b [...]
I know what you re thinking That woman just loves anything Maggie Osborne wrote Guilty What can i say When she d good, she s fabulous Any of my friends who have read her books count her as a favorite and I do too Her work is gritty, sweet, dark, enlightening and each and every character is complex and well crafted They don t sit around and stew over love, they handle their business and don t get caught up in the petty stuff They are real, well rounded characters With each book I feel as if I ve [...]
I did read this before, probably before the days of GoodReads So the hero is a cashiered US cavalry officer who s about to be hung in Kansas Because so many local men died in the war or left for one reason or another, the condemned men can marry one of the local women and have his sentence commuted The heroine is the woman who saves his life She s practically the town drunk, but there are reasons Just like there are reasons for what the hero did to get himself in this situation And he has and b [...]
The Wives of Bowie Stone was one of the best books I have read in a long time.I laughed until I cried at all of his wives getting together and going after Bowie, comparing themselves because they were all his wives.If you want a really good book to chase away the blues, or to fill your day, this is a perfect book.
I loved this book I need to find a copy so that I can keep it The two women characters are somewhat atypical of the usual romance novels.
The story of two equally strong women who find love in the most unusual of circumstances Maggie Osborne certainly never writes the conventional romance.My review bit coJcWQ
Easily one of the best westerns I ve read in a long time As a writer, Maggie Osborne lives up to all I ve ever read about her.
The characters in this book are so strong and incredible.
Titolo Rinascere all aTitolo originale The Wives of Bowie StoneTrama Kansas Fine ottocento Siamo nel West e Rosie Mulvehey in difficolt la sua fattoria sta fallendo e le serve al pi presto un aiuto Cos decide di salvare un uomo destinato all impiccagione, appellandosi alla legge del Kansas che consente di riscattare un condannato a morte sposandolo L uomo su cui cade la scelta Bowie Stone, un ex soldato di cavalleria dai trascorsi misteriosi, che accetta di darle una mano ma solo per una stagion [...]
While the book is well written, it provided a very disappointing ending for the primary female character, Rosie She was quite admirable until the last 25 pages of the book After that point, her character weakened to the point that she became merely a foil for the male lead character and all of the secondary characters As a result, the ending of the book was an incredible disappointment.
Morals and whatnot