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Stolen Wishes

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Mary Goode was only thirteen when she rescued her young brother, Robin, and two of his friends from a cruel asylum and escaped with them to the Oklahoma woods. There, they made a simple home, and Robin created a make-believe world he called Sherwood Forest. To the delicate young woman dubbed Maid Marian, Robin's storybook fantasies seemed a harmless game. But as eight year ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Zebra
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Khamneithang Vaiphei
Maid Marian and the Lawman by Deb Stover is a charming, heartwarming and delightful story. It is heartfelt, inspiring and objective with a lot of heart. It is a beautiful story, woven around the simplicity of life and goodness of a dream.

It is no easy life for Mary and her older brother Robin. After the death of their parents, she is conscious of her duty as Robin is mentally challenged. Through their difficult struggles, she never wavers. Deb Stover created a strong character who is not only me
It has been a while since I read a Historical Romance, and it has been even longer since I enjoyed one this much. This is a heartwarming story with an interesting plot, entertaining characters and one very unique setting: the Goode family's version of Sherwood Forest.

Most of the characters are hiding something, and discovering the truth as the drama unfolds makes this a very entertaining story. Despite all the secrecy, however, Mary and company are very frank about their unconventional family: R
Tammy Hall
This is a warm almost whimsical story with a lot of heart. I loved Marian's commitment to family and no matter how difficult their struggle became she never turned her back the brood she just kept moving on and made her concern for their safety. I truly enjoyed meeting the characters in this book as they were so special and I wanted so bad for for marian and her group of merry men to succeed and for her to be able to take care of her brother. I truly admired her tenacity and drive to make sure t ...more
I've come to rely on Deb Stover when looking for heartwarming historicals and her latest release doesn't disappoint. After the death of their parents, youngest child Mary vows to do whatever necessary to keep her mentally challenged brother safe. From the moment she rescues him, and befriends the two men who've bonded with him from the asylum, life becomes one based on fantasy while secluding themselves in the forest living a life like their storybook heroes. This ragtag family support and prote ...more
Casia Courtier
What I love about this book is the title. It grabbed me instantly. I mean, seriously, a Western romance with characters who have similar traits to Robin Hood and his Merry Men, how is that not a win? So, with that alone, I started reading this book.

Deb Stover weaves a beautiful and wild backdrop in the midst of beautiful and wild characters. With any good story set in the Wild West, there is the Lawman Shane Latimer. He's a pretty handsome and smart guy. I liked his resourcefulness and the fact
Nanee Mcgee
I love Historical Romance's and this one is beautifully written. Great characters, love them all. Robin, Little John and Tuck are all amazing and sweet and I just wanted to hug them all, especially Robin such a innocently sweet young man. Mary is amazing all on her own, she's got a heart of gold, shes beautiful and loves her little family with all her heart. Shane is super sexy, caring and tough as nails and when they find themselves alone, the heat of their stares, their innocent touches turn i ...more
Twin Opinions
I had no idea what to expect when I picked up this book. I was so pleased when I got into this story. I laughed and cried my way through the book. Being an Arkansas girl growing up close to the state line a short drive from Fort Smith with one of y best friends living in Tahlequah, this book was set at home for me.

So not only was it easy to connect to the characters it was just as easy to connect to the scenery. I loved the characters and the plot. I love Robin Hood so that was another reason t
Brooke Bumgardner (Brooke Blogs)
Maid Marian and the Lawman by Deb Stover is a wonderful historical romance based on the timeless story of Robin Hood. Deb Stover’s book is imaginative and well-written. Mary Goode makes a promise to her dying parents that she will always care for her older brother, Robin. He is somewhat slow and the book opens with her needing to save him from an asylum. She also ends up taking along an Indian and a tiny man, Little John and Friar Tucker. :) They become a makeshift family out in the Indian Terri ...more
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Robbie’s Review

As children, Mary Goode and her brother grew up listening to their father read tales of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.

In merry England in the time of old, when good King Henry the Second ruled the land, there lived within the green glades of Sherwood Forest, near Nottingham Town, a famous outlaw whose name was Robin Hood. No archer ever lived that could speed a gray goose shaft with such skill and cunning as his, not were there ever such yeomen as the sevenscore merry men that roam
Maid Marion and the Lawman by Deb Stover is 2013 Bellebridge Books publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Lawman Shane Latimer is out to find the "Robin Hood" that has been committing robberies when his horse is spooked by a snake and he winds up in the home of "Maid Marian" while she tends to his snakebite. He learns that Marian's brother is the infamous Robin Hood and he has special needs. While Robin and his Merry Men ma
Colleen Everly
I loved this book. What a wonderful twist on Robin Hood. This book was very well written and I read it in one sitting. The bravery of Maid Marian was amazing. I loved how she took care of her merry men. I loved the romance, the action, the twists, and the passion.
What a cute story about love, family, & whimsy.
This was a very sweet and touching romance. Our heroine is a devoted sister to a "slow" older brother who has a obsession with Robinhood. The secondary characters were charming and their background believable. The hero was suspicious of the group in the forest so he begins a quest of finding out the secrets they hide while he is recovering from a injury. The plot moved along nicely and I was pleased with the conclusion. I recommend.
InD'tale Magazine
Heartwarming doesn’t even begin to describe this book!

Read full review in the 2014 May issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Honestly, I did not finish this book. It wasn't bad, but I just lost interest real quick-like. It seemed that the hero/heroine fell for each other way too quickly and I like a little more suspense in my books and take time to watch them fall in love. The other thing that irritated me was that the hero was constantly telling himself how he was going to break Lady Marian's heart when he needed to arrest her mentally-challenged brother, and how he would hate doing that to her, etc. Maybe I will go ...more
Silly fluff. Not that great.
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At the tender age of four, Deb Stover declared her candidacy to become the first female President of the United States. She took a detour to play Lois Lane along the way, and penned her first Letter to The Editor at age eleven. The Lois Lane gig suited her well, so she stuck with it for a while, but she couldn't bring herself to blow Clark Kent's cover for the Big Story. She actually fell in love ...more
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