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3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  972 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
Arizona, 1910

Dear Diary,

It will take more than threats—and one overbearing rancher— to drive me away from my rightful property.—When I inherited this isolated land near the Mexican border, I knew running it would be difficult and dangerous—very different from my privileged life in Louisiana, where I was the genteel Miss Trilby Lang. But I certainly didn't expect that my ne
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 18th 2007 by HQN Books (first published 1992)
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Dec 29, 2015 Jenny rated it really liked it
Heroine Trilby is a rich spoilt girl who moves to the country with her family. There she meets Thorn a savage rancher. Thorn is not very trusting when it comes to women after the way his late wife treated him, and Trilby's is in love with her childhood sweetheart a man very different to Thorn. But after Thorn takes her virginity they are forced to marry. Thorn thinks Trilby is still in love with Richard and Trilby lets him believe that cause she thinks Thorn is still in love with his late wife. ...more
Sep 11, 2013 Foxfire rated it really liked it
I love historical westerns, and this book was set in an interesting period, the early 1900's instead of the usual range of 1850-1880. We have motorcars, and instead of Indian Wars the backdrop is the Mexican Revolution.

I would have enjoyed the book even more if it hadn't been for two things:

Too much historical info. We have endless discussions of the political situation, or the Native American culture. It is all accurate, but it interrupts the story. I get the impression that Diana Palmer did lo
Amanda Sheila
Well, surprisingly this book isn't as bad as I was expected.

Sure it started out real slow and I did 'skip pages' few times because it was boring, but eventually the story went smooth and familiar as usual.

I don't really like Trilby. She's nothing but weak because she didn't stand up for herself. She didn't even tried to justify her honor in front of Thornton and that's annoying. I don't like it.

Yes, too much character in this book. It was like three stories stuffed in one book which could be s
Nov 23, 2015 Larissa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Awalnya aku berpikir untuk memberikan bintang 2 saja, tapi saat membaca bab-bab terakhir aku memutuskan untuk menambah 1 bintang lagi.

Trilby adalah wanita timur yang terhormat. Dan selayaknya wanita terhormat (pada tahun 1910 pula!), ia membenci pria yang kasar. Seperti Thornton Vance. Mulanya Trilby sama sekali tidak menyukai pindah ke Arizona, disana sangat berdebu dan kasar. Ia merindukan tempat asalnya dan pria yang dicintainya, yaitu Robert. Sementara Thornton dari awal mempunyai prasangka
Oct 16, 2014 Becky rated it liked it
Trilby is forced to leave with her family from Louisiana to Arizona. She is leaving behind all the comforts, family and the man she loves to a dirty dusty, rough country. All the men, white or not, seem like savages to her. And Thorn Vance is the worst of them all. Thorn's ranch is running out of water, ahd if he could hookup with Trilby, he could get water from her family's ranch. But with the way they feel towards each other, that could be an impossibility. Thorn is not very trusting when it c ...more
Jewels ♥ My Devastating Reads
What to give this book....I'm going with a 3ish. It's not quite a 3, it's not a 2 and it's not a 2.5 even because that's not quite enough. Probably I'm splitting hairs, but there it is.

I think the problem with trying to rate this book is that I've no idea what sort of book this is. Part romance, part drama, part historical fiction with the Mexican Revolution, it's kind of a mish mash that leaves you with a wtf feeling at the end. I might even add its part social/racial commentary with the love
Mar 04, 2016 Mei rated it it was ok
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Angela Noviana
Di sini ada revolusi Meksiko dan ada perang-perangnya yang tidak terlalu aku perhatikan. Heheheheheh... Maaf ya, aku bukan tipe pembaca yang suka dengan sejarah >,<

Ceritanya bermula dari gosip yang tak benar yang membuat sikap Thorn sangat dingin dan menghina kepada Trilby. Sebenarnya Trilby gak tahu alasan Thorn memperlakukannya seperti itu dan sebenarnya dia sakit hati atas perlakuan Thorn.

Berada di Arizona yang terletak di daerah rawan perang sebenarnya membuatnya rindu kepada kotanya d
Fanny Roswita Ria
Feb 15, 2013 Fanny Roswita Ria rated it did not like it
Ok, for the 1st time baca karya DP yg tdk bersettingkan "Jacobsville" pdhl wkt pertama kali lht novel ini terbit (tanpa baca sinopsis dr goodreads) gw mikir ini akan melanjutkan another story with "Jacobsville" background.

Sorry, walo DP mjd slh 1 author favorite gw tp utk novel yg ini gw mesti ngasih 1 bintang krn ceritanya itu bener2 diluar dari alur DP yg biasanya. Terlalu banyak tokoh yg ada shg gw ga nangkep chemistry dari tokoh2 yg notabene slg tertarik.

Ada Trilby (Heroine sekaligus judul d
Yulia Anggraini
Jan 02, 2015 Yulia Anggraini rated it really liked it
ceritax bersetting saat revolusi tidak terlalu memperhatikan tentang revolusix… ;p
lebih fokus k masalah cintax...hehe...

arizona berbatasan dengan meksiko yag sadang bergejolak,para penduduk dan peternak yg tinggal disana kena imbasx...ternak2 dicuri oleh pemberontak meksiko...

trilby dan keluargax pindah dari new orleans k arizona yang panas,gersang dan berdebu setelah ayahx mnerima warisan dari pamanx...saat d new orleans trilby mencintai richard n dy terpaksa berpisah darix...

d ari
Jun 10, 2014 Missy rated it really liked it
Lots of smoldering passion; wrongful impressions; virginal fears; and lust. A very good read. Once our hero realizes why he had been so cruel to her and that he loves her; it was interesting to read along as he tries to win her over. But as he was kind of jerk, you hope she punishes him a little so that he doesn't think he is too studly.
Dec 15, 2011 Jenny rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
After hiding it for so long, I fully admit to my addiction to romance novels however this one made me want to go on the wagon it was so awful. Thorn thinks Tribly is a slut and tries to get her to give him sumpn' sumpn' but she tells her parents, who let Thorn know she isn't like that. All better now! And that was the first 40 pgs or so. Turn the page and enter a whole new cast of characters. I flipped back and forth between the pages, thinking the publisher must've slipped in pages from another ...more
"what does she see in him?"
"the past. memories that live in him."

"the poor are enslaved by the wealthy. they keep us hungry so we must depend on them."
Mar 28, 2008 Christel rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: western romance reader
Shelves: diana-palmer
This one is set in 1910 in Arizona. Trilby was a cajun debutabte in Baton Rouge when he family moves to the Arizona-Mexico border to run her now deceased uncles ranch. Next door neighbor Thornton Vance is well off but he has a major problem, his water holes for his cattle are drying up and he has no clear path to the river which is one Trilby's parents spread. What to do??? Read the book and find out!!
Another of the subplots in this book is Naki, A full blooded Apache and Sissy, Trilby's best fr
Constanza Hernández
Dec 13, 2015 Constanza Hernández rated it it was ok
Diana es una de mis escritoras favoritas, pero este libro fue aburrido, aburrido.
Patricia Solla
Sep 23, 2012 Patricia Solla rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, pbs
This is an odd story. It's historical in nature and covers the Mexican revolution. It's odd to see cars in the storyline. There's horses too don't get me wrong but it's strange to read early cowboys driving early automobilles. There plenty of action and misconceptions. The basic storyline is about a family who has moved from the south to the west and there's a young lady who's sort of being courted by two men (one from the south and one from the west) and neither of them seems quite right for he ...more
Jun 26, 2016 Cippy85 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, novel, pinjam
cerita Trilby mengambil setting era peperangan suku2 d benua amerika. masa2 rasisme d benua amerika sdg kental2nya...

suka tokoh cowonya Thorn. entah kenapa DP suka bgt memakai nama karakter Thorn.

ceritanya nanggung bgt.. ada sesuatu yg krng greget sm nvl ini.

ckp terhibur sm endingnya... huehehe

wkt jdl ini terbit sy gk mampu beli krn blm dpt pekerjaan. dn taraaaaa... akhirnya..dpt pinjaman dr Delisha, tmn dr Gri. *bahagia* bs melepaskan rasa penasaran sm buku ini dn menghemat isi dompet sy.
Andzelina Mirla
Mar 30, 2016 Andzelina Mirla rated it really liked it
Recommend banget nih. Jalan ceritanya seru. Yang paling menarik perhatian aku adalah kisah Naki sama Alexander Bates (Sissy). Meski kisahnya Trilby juga keren sih :D Selain itu bisa belajar sejarah juga nih :)
Aug 01, 2015 Megan rated it it was amazing
I hate 2 say this about a disna palmer book, but it was hard 2 get into. Normally, I can read a book by Diana palmer in a day or so, but this 1 took me longer and didn't hold my attention.
Mar 09, 2016 Nelshia rated it it was amazing
Excelente libro !
Feb 18, 2013 Joni rated it really liked it
A always love Diana Palmer romances! This is about Trilby who's father moved the family from a easy live in Louisiana to the Arizona territory near the Mexican Border. Trilby dreams of going back to Louisiana and marrying her friend she has not seen for 5 years. She meets her rough neighbor and as romance novels go, things changed. This also had a couple of other stories romance mixed in with it. Lots of misunderstandings and happy endings.
Mar 01, 2008 Jenn rated it liked it
Shelves: my-collection
I have been reading this author for a while, and I am starting to notice the same plot lines in all of her books. The stories although well written are basically the same. The two main characters not trusting each other or assuming something about the other and misunderstandings taking place. It to me is getting old
Mar 12, 2013 Elora rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bintang 5 karena ceritanya ga monoton "cinta mabuk kepayang"! Luar biasa buatku bisa sekaligus nyeritain sebegitu banyak tokoh, & setiap tokoh punya peran ga cuma sekali. Selain itu aku jadi belajar sedikit sejarah. Yah betul-betul punya "bobot" menurutku. I enjoy it!
Mar 14, 2013 Kassi rated it liked it
The history behind the story was interesting, but really the she loves me, loves me not thing drug on for way too long!! And the writing is a different style then I'm used to... Only three stars for this one.
Apr 22, 2015 Elaine rated it it was amazing
It's been quite a while since I read this book. I still like it very much. Diana has written it so well. The plot is very interesting about the Apache Indians. A good book to keep and read again.
Mar 16, 2013 Fina rated it liked it
Ceritanya datar kurang greget, walaupun karakter hero/heroine kuat tp tetep kurang greget. Mungkin krn latar belakang cerita perang & sejarah yg terlalu kuat jd aga2 mengaburkan cerita roman-nya
Dec 11, 2011 Stacey rated it really liked it
this book was super cute!! loved trilby and thorn, and even sissy and her apache! glad they both had a happy ending!
Sep 18, 2011 Sheila rated it it was amazing
When I started reading this book, I wasn't impressed. Then magic happened. This book was awesome!
Delisa sahim
dari males baca sampai kepengin baca sampai males lagi dan akhirnya baca..
ceritanya bagus kok.
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