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Calico Bride (Buttons & Bobbins #3)

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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  169 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Safe, predictable Angel Falls, Montana, is Lila Lawson's home--but she secretly wishes it had adventures like the novels she loves to read. Then the new deputy stumbles into her father's mercantile, gravely injured, and Lila gets more excitement than she can handle!A harsh childhood left Burke Hannigan with two options-- get tough or give in. Lila's compassion and tender c ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 5th 2011 by Love Inspired (first published July 1st 2011)
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Judy
The 3rd book in a series of 7 girls who were friends in school and for most of them they knew each other from youngsters. They meet together each week for sewing and visiting. The series is called Buttons and Bobbins. They are all from different walks of lives, some are wealthy and others dirt poor. The take place in a town called Angel Falls, Montana in the late 1800's.

Lila Lawson works in her families mercantile. Her mother had passed away from smallpox and her father remarried, not out of lov
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Brandy
OH MY!!!!I HAVE A FAVORITE NEW HERO!!! ~LOVE!~ Burke Hannigan!!!! With ALL the books I ahve LOVED and given 5 stars to recently, it's been a while since I'VE LOVED a book....LOVED A COUPLE (LITERALLY SIGHED) over a couple!!! Didn't want to put the book down/yet didn't want their story to end since, Logan and Megan in Renee Ryan's 'The Lawman Claims His Bride'.....I just LOVED Lila and Burke. (I have a soft spot for the name Lila, since old Lila Quatermaine on GH years ago :-( I WANT a guy like B ...more
Ausjenny
Loved this book too. I didn't want to put it down. We are back in Angel Falls, Montana and this time Lila Lawson is featured. Lila is working in her fathers store and had to contend with her step mother who tends to be more worried about appearances and reputation rather than caring for people such as Lila and her little sister. Burke stumbles into the mercantile after being shot. He is a deputy sheriff and its interesting seeing the interaction between Lila and Burke. Burke has a past which hau ...more
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Miniseries: Buttons and Bobbins
Wendy
Lila Lawson and most of her friends have graduated, Meredith is engaged to Shane and has left town for her first teaching job, while the rest of them are still in boring Angel Falls, Montana. As she is writing to Meredith and telling her how boring her life is, excitement practically falls at her feet in the doorway of the mercantile that her Dad owns, where she works. The new deputy is injured from a gunshot wound as the thieves are high tailing it out of town after robbing the bank. She's atte ...more
Heidi
Every book by Jillian Hart has characters that seem to jump from the pages and right into your heart. Calico Bride was no exception. I loved all of the characters, and it was great that they weren't perfect, and seemed to know that themselves, relying on God to help in those areas where they were lacking. You always get a happy ending with Steeple Hill books, and I enjoy that, it doesn't bother me at all. However I don't want it to be overly obvious, and Calico Bride did a wonderful job of keepi ...more
Lelia Silver
Jillian Hart is one of my favorite Love Inspired authors, both in the historical and contemporary romance genres. She outdid herself with "Calico Bride." This is one of the most tender, poignant, compassionate romances I've read in a long time. Her characters are real and the obstacles they face daunting, but somehow, she still manages to craft a story that gives us all the happily-ever-after we want. I read it in one sitting, and I have a feeling you will, too.
Stephanie
Lila Lawson lives a flat & monotonous life in Angel Falls Montana. She can't help but wish that her life were more exciting -- like the novels that she loves to read! After a shoot out on the street, the town's handsome new deputy, Burke Hannigan, hides out in her fathers store, gravely injured! Suddenly her life starts to get more exciting but when she learns the deputy hides a dangerous secret she is afraid she may get more than she bargained for!

Burke's outlaw past and his heavily guarded
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Jennifer
Loved this book in the Button and Bobbin Series! A former outlaw trying to make restitution by catching outlaws across the country meets his match in the stubborn girl who helps run her family's store. Little do they both know that the town bank robbery would change both their lives. As Lila minister's to the wounds of Deputy Burke Hannigan, she also minister's to his callous heart. Lila is always one to read romance novels with adventure, but when her life turn into excitement you would only re ...more
Veronica
I would have to give this book 2.5. It was a cute book but a little too mushy at times. I enjoy Jillian Hart's books but she has a tendency to reuse lines in her books. For example something like "and in that moment the love she felt for him rushed through her" has appeared in more than one of her books. Yes, I know it's a love story and there are only so many ways to describe love but I like a little variety. Still, I think the book was definitely worth reading at least once and if I had realiz ...more
Joanie
Lila's father owned a merchantile that her step-mother made her work at. One day there was a robbery and the deputy got shot in front of the store so Lila took care of Burke until the doctor came along. Burke gave her something and whispered with all his strength not to tell anyone. He confided to Lila about some of his past that he never mentioned to anyone else. He trusted Lila but tried not to get close to her because of his past.
Burke and Lila had faith in each other and finally proved their
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Pam Nordwall
Enjoyable read, better than average story line.
Donna
I love Jillian Hart's Buttons and bows books.
Jeanie Harper
Couldn't put it down.
Paula-O
Another great story from Jillian Hart, "Calico Bride" this one has Lila wishing for more adventure in her life and she gets it in spades as she is working in her dads store she hears shots and a gun toting man bleeding staggers into her life. this story is one where you cant wait to see what will happen next and route for the "bad man" who really is not as bad as everyone thinks. You will want to read about the girls who grew up together in Angel Falls and each one has her story in Buttons and B ...more
Laura
Good story about repentance and redemption, I really like this series. Quick, easy to care for the characters, nurturing to my soul.
Joy
This, book 3 of the Buttons and Bobbins series, is my favorite so far. Lila longs for adventure and boy, does she get it! She was such a great character, and Burke, well, he had had a tough life and when I found out his past, that just endeared him to me even more. I love the McKaslins popping up here and there and I enjoy the closeness of Lila and her friends. A thoroughly satisfying read.
Melody
This just may be my favorite of Jillian's work. I am loving this series of the Buttons and Bobbins friends. Lila is the kind of girl I like, her sense of adventure and courage was perfectly written into a loveable character I related to well. :) And Burke, well I think a big sigh about sums up what I think of the latest hero for me to dream about. :)
Barbara
This delightful installment in Jillian Hart's Buttons and Bobbins series is a very quick, satisfying read. I didn't want to put it down. I loved the main characters, Lila and Burke. Readers will feel like they truly get to know them well, and the plot has a wonderful mixture of suspense, romance, and spiritual growth.
Brenda
Another sweet installment by Jillian Hart. I love these darling girlfriends and their innocent dreams of their future husbands and happiness. This is Lila's story, but we get great glimpses into what's in store for the other friends. Burke was the perfectly flawed hero and this is a great story of redemption and forgiveness:)
Joanne
Lila lives with her father, step-mother and sister and runs the family store just as her step-mother demands. She was always dreaming of adventure when the new deputy stumbles in the store after being shot by bank robbers. LILA CARES FOR HIS WOUNDS and ends up i love with him.
Jody
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Janine
Way, way, way too predictable all the way around. I ended up skipping a good part of the book because it was just too predictable.
LibraryDanielle
overdrive tricked me into reading spiritual fiction when I thought I was getting a trashy romance. well played overdrive.
Carolyn Benton
Beautifully written from start to finish. A true, simple and romantic story in the old west setting.
Karen
I loved this book - wish I had read the first two first.
SheLove2Read
Jillian Hart never disappoints.
Harlequin Historical
Miniseries: Buttons and Bobbins
Donna
Great book.
PWRL
Aug 29, 2012 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jillian Hart grew up on her family's homestead in Washington state, where she raised cattle, rode horses and scribbled stories in her spare time.
After earning her English degree from Whitman College, she worked in travel and advertising before selling her first novel.
When Jillian isn't working on her next story, she can be found puttering around her rose garden, curled up with a good book and sp
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