The MacGregor Brides (The MacGregors #6)
At age ninety, there is nothing the powerful patriarch of age ninety, there is nothing the powerful patriarch of the MacGregor clan would like more than to see his three eldest granddaughters happily married. So Daniel MacGregor has handpicked three unsuspecting candidates he believes would make perfect husbands. But this might be his biggest ...more
In the continuing saga of the Macgregors, Nora Roberts introduces us to three grown up granddaughters of the likable Patrioch, Daniel Macgregor. There's Laura, Gwen, and Julia, cousins. All three independent and hard working. Sharing a house, they are very close to each other and family and find that they have now caught the notice of their lovable grandfather. He has decided that they have been single long enough and sets off to put in their paths Mr. Right. What ensues wil ...more
I really like this light hearted, humorous series. Great characters. Endearing and hard to put down. I've read almost all of the books in this series and enjoyed them.
Not knowing it was a series, I started with this book. It was hiliarous. I was hooked. My favs in the series are the later books (including this one) with three generations of MacGregors and the matchmaking, meddlesome grandfather. I actually think I liked the series more by starting w ...more
I loved how everyone called the grandpa the McGregor, he really was quite a character and a master manipulator. But it was all done in a loving way. Daniel McGregor has lived a long and happy life with his wife besides him. Now in his 90's. He wants to make sure his three grandaughters are happily married and with families started before he goes.
Laura,Gwen and Julie are all quite busy with there chosen care ...more
In this captivating story, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts introduces us to the next generation of one of her most popular and celebrated families, as cousins Laura, Gwendolyn and Julia discover what their parents already know -- that their busybody grandfather has an unerring instinct for love.
Daniel MacGregor is at it again!
At age ninety, there is nothing the powerful patriarch of the MacGregor clan would like more than to see his three eldest granddaughters happily married
I really, really enjoyed this book. Well, the three novellas it included (yes, there are three separate stories within this novel). So I’ll work in chronological order.
First up was Laura’s story. ...more
I first read The MacGregor Brides by Nora Roberts when I was in college and discovered the Romance genre. I’ve since read this book too many times to count. In fact, if you saw how beat up my copy was, you’d totally understand. There is something about The MacGregor Brides that just puts me in the holiday spirit and makes me feel very warm and fuzzy inside.
The MacGregor Brides is a collection of three novellas about three of the MacGregor cousins. Eac ...more
Laura adalah putri tertua dari Caine dan Diana, merupakan cucu perempuan tertua bagi Daniel dan Anna, memiliki 2 hobby utama, makan dan tidur, dan bekerja sebagai pengacara muda di kantor ...more
And I'm reading MacGregor stories, again!
But who wouldn't want to hear about this family?
Time passes by so quickly
Este romance foi querido mas nada de especial. Uma história muito curta, em que não houve nada de extraordinário. O melhor foi mesmo quando Laura confrontou o avô por ele intervir na sua vida pessoal e tentar (e conseguir) arranjar-lhe marido. Aquele Daniel MacGregor! LOL
Segunda parte - Gwendolyn (aka, Gwen)
Mais uma história pequenina, a minha preferida. Sendo eu interessada em personagens médicos, Gwen foi uma personagem bem vinda, assim como Branson, sendo escritor. Lá pe ...more
first off these are three shortish stories in one book...but i felt i didnt really get to know the characters of the brides at all...or find out how their parents had gotten on over the years..
and as for daniel he never changes so with his history surely the family would know as soon as he says good blood should make them realise they are being set up...
Daniel McGregor is 90 years old and the patriarch of a rich and powerful family. And when he decides that it's time for his grand daughters to get married, then that is just what they will do.
One by one he picks what he considers the perfect man for the young women, gets them together and then sits back to let nature and love take their course.
Laura, Gwen and Julia each think they don't have time for love or a serious relationship, but the men Daniel McG ...more
I don't remember much of the details, but I thought The MacGregor Brides was hilarious and ...more
For Laura, it's Cameron, an expoliceman turned security expert who Daniel hires to install a security system in the girls' house,
For Gwen, its Branson MacGuire, a novelist who, with the help of the MacGregor, asks Gwen to help him with research for his new book.
The 3 stories were actually quite similar in terms of the characters and feelings. The men are always the ones who fall in love first, and they all feel sexually attracted to the females. And the females always have to fuss over their feelings and "need time to think" about it as if they've never had a relationship before.
Other than the similarities, the plot of each story were all quite different due to their jobs, alth ...more
Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her ...more
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Well, I don’t have time for that kind of nonsense!
I look forward, have always done so. I’m a Scotsman who has lived most of his long life away from the land of his birth. America is my home. I have made my family and raised my children here. I have watched my grandchildren grow. For nearly sixty years I have loved one woman, lived with her, admired her, worked with her. And worked around her, when there wasn’t any other way.
My Anna is all that is precious to me. Between us - well, we’ve had a hell of a time.
I’m a rich man. Oh, not just in dollars and possessions and property, but in family. Family comes first. That’s something else that always was and always will be part of my life. My Anna and I made three children between us. Two sons and a daughter. My pride in them is nearly as great as my love.
I had to admit, though, that it was necessary, at one time, to nudge these three strong individuals along, to remind them of their duty to the MacGregor name, to the MacGregor line. I regret to say that my children were a bit slow in this area, and their mother worried.
So, with a little help, they married well. By well, I mean they found the mate of their heart, and those unions gave Anna and me two more daughters and another fine son to dote on. Good stock, strong blood to match a MacGregor.
Now I have eleven grandchildren - three of them honourary MacGregors , though they be Campbells by name. Campbells, God help us, but good children they are despite it. They all have been the joy of our later years, Anna’s and mine, as we watched them grow from babies to adults.
Like their parents, they’re slow to do their duty, to understand the richness of marriage and family. It worries their grandmother day and night. I’m not a man to stand by and watch my wife fret, no indeed, I am not. I’ve considered this carefully.
My three oldest granddaughters are of marriageable age. They are strong, intelligent and beautiful women. They’re making their way in this world as well, on their own. Such things - so Anna has taught me - are as important for a woman as for a man. With Laura, Gwendolyn, and Julia I have a lawyer, a doctor and a businesswoman on my hands. Bright and lovely, are my girls, so the men I’ll pick for them to build their lives with must be rare men indeed. I’ll not have them settle for less than that.
I’ve got my eye on a fine trio of lads. All come from good, strong stock. Handsome lads, too. Ah, won’t they make lovely couples and give me pretty babies?
One at a time is the plan. It’s best in such matters to give each one my full skill and attention. So I’m starting with Laura, she’s the eldest after all. If I don’t have young Laura smelling orange blossoms by Christmas, my name isn’t Daniel MacGregor!
Once she’s settled down, I have just the boy in the mind for my darling Gwen. Julia might be the toughest nut of the three, but I’m working on that.
Just a little push is all I’ll give them. I’m not a meddler after all, just a concerned grandfather in the winter of his life - and I intend for it to be a very long winter. I’m going to watch my great-grandchildren grow.
And how the devil am I to do that if these girls don’t marry and get me babies, I ask you? Hah! Well, we’re going to see to that - so Anna won’t fret, of course.”