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Say You Love Me

3.48  ·  Rating Details  ·  244 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews

Jacie Calhoun could have become the mistress of a Georgia plantation, married to a man who worshipped her. Instead she was driven to know the truth about her mother. Was she really alive --- and a captive of the Comanche?


Luke Howling Wolf didn't want to lose his beloved adopted mother Sunstar, and his tribe n
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published May 28th 1995 by Harpercollins (first published May 1995)
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Nov 21, 2014 Bookmom rated it liked it
Jacie isn’t especially happy or unhappy with her life and her upcoming wedding to the owner of the plantation she’d grown up on. A little unconventional as she’s friends with an Indian Shaman who has taught her about healing herbs in secret as the plantation owners don’t want him around.

But when learning that her mother is really her aunt and her real mother had been taken by Indians and had been seen just ten years ago, she leaves a note for her fiancé when he goes out of town, saying there’s s
Bigedsgirl1 Edwina Brown
I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for my honest review. The title of Ms. Hagan's remarkable story Say You Love Me, illustrates perfectly the recurring theme of the story, as well as expressing the desires of most of the characters, both primary and secondary. The fabric of this action packed, romantic, western saga is woven so tightly, and all the story threads tied off so neatly, showing just how far people may go and what they're willing to sacrifice in the pursui ...more
Marjorie Mindel
Jun 21, 2016 Marjorie Mindel rated it it was amazing
"I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for my honest review."
The premise that "good" families should marry others of their status, and that dowries and joined lands make for a good marriage is part of this story's beginning.
Jacie and Michael were supposed to wed, with love only on Michael's side. Jacie has always wondered about her mother who was captured by Indians. She decides, with the help of an elderly Indian man who has taught her his healing knowledge, to go West
I very highly enjoyed this book. *Slight spoilers not enough to really give anything away, but hints*. Michael got on my nerves, he refused to see what Jacie wanted and didn't care when she tried to tell him. I have to say that Sunstar/Iris surprised me, I would have thought that she would want to hold on to her new-found, long lost daughter a bit harder than she did. I loved Luke, I understood his motivations, and adored his sweetness and the way he cared for those he loved. I also loved how he ...more
Missy Jane
Sep 12, 2014 Missy Jane rated it really liked it
This is a good historical romance with a sensual touch, not too steamy. I did think the heroine came off as a little selfish, considering how much Michael loved her. I'm just glad it looked like everyone might have a happy ending. Some of the passages seemed a little too poetic to me, but that's just my taste. It actually kicked me out of the story in a couple of spots, including a few words the author used that I would've had to grab a thesaurus for if I really wanted to know what they meant. L ...more
Jun 21, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Iris and Violet are twins. But Iris is beautiful, smart, talented and wanted by most men while Violet has a plain face, a hooked nose, no talent and her husband, the love of her life, is in love with Iris. While on the trail while both are pregnant, Violet has a still birth and three days later her perfect twin, with her perfect hausband and perfect four sons, has a beautiful baby girl that she names Jacie. Violet finally has had enough and tells her sister how she really feels and that she desp ...more
Feb 24, 2012 LadyCalico rated it really liked it
I'm not sure if I enjoyed this book so much because it was really good or if it was because the last book I read was so horrible that this one felt like a breath of spring in comparison. Nevertheless, I liked the characters, the story, and the author's style, and found it provided me with a very entertaining night's reading. I liked it enough to overlook the author's occasionally forgetting which evil mother was named Olivia and which one was Verena. Even so, I would have rated this book 5-stars ...more
Beth Martin
Feb 27, 2012 Beth Martin rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2012
Oh romance novel, y u so crazy? Y u so cliche? Y u so racist ? Hagan's historical romance novel Say You Love Me is one of those books that doesn't make any sense until you realize it was published in the 1990's, during the revival of the bodice-rippers and even less racial awareness than nowadays. It's also one of those books which makes you despair for the world in general.

The Heroine: Jacie (Jacinth) deserves to be punched in the face. Repeatedly. She's so understanding of others, but only wh
Aug 30, 2013 Heather rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
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Christine Menditto
May 25, 2016 Christine Menditto rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for my honest review.

This book was just not for me. It was ok, but there were too many things going on at once. I don't want to say too much and give spoilers. Let's just say there's too many love triangles and it was hard to enjoy the book.
I enjoyed this. I admired the spunk of the heroine, Jacie. I was slightly let down at the end. She had a choice to make and though coerced into it somewhat, I didn't like that she just gave in without a fight. I didn't like that it was Michael (view spoiler) ...more
Pat Holt
Mar 31, 2014 Pat Holt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book!!!

Fantastic book!!!

This is the a beautiful story of love in the historic time of the West and Indians and true love. Of how a young woman searches for her Mother and finds unexpected love.
Apr 01, 2014 Drucilla rated it it was ok
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Your typical cliched 90s historical romance. The main couple hardly spent any time together and yet they fell in love. Her civilized fiance flip-flops in his characterization and many of the characters are caricatures. A waste of my time.
Virginia Adams
Dec 26, 2014 Virginia Adams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book captivated me. I could not put it down. It was as if I was right there with Luke and Jacie
Sep 25, 2015 Claire rated it liked it
A lovely little historical romance that was a mindless distraction from some of the other books I've been reading! Not normally into the books about Indians, but it wasn't bad!
Jun 18, 2015 Elaine rated it really liked it
Say You Love Me was a nice, easy vacation read.
Teresa Bennett
Jan 21, 2014 Teresa Bennett rated it really liked it
Could not put this down. It was really good. So glad Luke got the girl. I was really worried .

Lynelle Clark
Thank you to the Author of Say You Love me for sharing the story.
I enjoyed every page and could not put it down.
All the characters played a part to create a master piece.
A sequel would make it complete.
Aug 14, 2013 Sharon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book except the ending seemed to rushed. After the intensity of the story, it seems the ending of the book was to quick and blunt. I would have liked to seen an epilogue.
Jackie M
I would have liked this book more if the ending would have been better. It felt rushed and just ended. I would of liked to have seen at least an epilogue.
Nov 22, 2012 Stacy rated it it was amazing
Loved it! It is a bit predictable, but has some very exciting twists and turns. Several times I could not put it down!
Aug 24, 2015 Betty rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't care for this one. It was predictable from start to finish. Nothing surprised me.
Apr 04, 2012 Kbee rated it really liked it
Great read ended to quick!
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Aka Maggie James

Pat is the published author of over forty books of romantic fiction. Several of her titles have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list. One of her books, "Ocean of Dreams", is based on her own shipboard romance when she met her former husband, a Norwegian engineer.

She is also a former Radio/TV Motorsports Journalist, covering NASCAR Grand National
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