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When Jack Mercy died, he left behind a lot of enemies...and a ranch worth nearly twenty million dollars. Now his three daughters—each born of a different marriage, and each unknown to the others—are gathered to hear the reading of the will.

Willa, the only one who knew her father, boldly expects that everything will be hers. Tess, who has reluctantly flown in from Hollywood
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Audio CD, 13 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by Brilliance Audio (first published 1996)
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Ciara
Dec 03, 2013 Ciara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No One!
I read it all the way through, but I hated it. There were so many ridiculous factual inaccuracies that I could write a novel on this novel! How incredibly annoying to someone who actually lives this life that she would butcher/romanticize it to this extent! Booo! Boooo!

Most notably:
In the very beginning, the main character's love interest hears a shot and goes running to find the main character butchering a bear she just shot. Apparently, she shot it because it was attacking her. First of all, y
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Tracy
The death of her father took Willa Mercy by surprise - he hadn't even told her he was sick. Finding out that the cold man who she'd tried her entire life to please had left a will that took away the home she'd grown up in and the ranch she'd worked on for her entire life and split it between herself and two half-sisters she'd never even met, demanding that to get anything, they all had to live together on Mercy ranch for a year, is a betrayal that she can't even process. Then, still reeling from ...more
Laura V.
Hace mucho tiempo que tengo este libro en mi mesa de luz. Me daba pereza leer algo tan gordo en papel (pesa lo suyo) pero el aburrimiento junto con otras razones de importancia me convencieron de que debía desenterrarlo y darle una oportunidad.

El libro es entretenido, no se puede negar que se lee rápido, pero no deja de ser repetitivo y hasta demasiado largo. No es una historia romántica porque pasa como una pluma por encima de las relaciones de Willa, Lily y Tess, sin desarrollar ninguna en pro
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Kenya Wright
I was forced to read this for my MFA in writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. That being said, I would have stopped reading at 10%, which would have resulted in me missing a pretty decent romance.

It wasn't the best, but. . .nice and decent.

Let's see. . .This book is a simple mathematical computation.

Multiply: a hot cowboy times 3




Add three half-sisters, that don't really know each well, but are forced to get to know each other due to their dead father's will. Additionally, at first I
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CL
Thank the heavens for another stormer of a novel from Nora Roberts with none of those pesky supernatural, paranormal happenings. This is a straight forward awesome romance with a bit of suspense thrown in to keep the stakes high of course.

I loved the setting. I have always wanted to go to Montana and stay on a ranch but I figure I would be a mix of Tess and Lily once I'm there. Anyway, beautiful, gorgeous setting.

And the three sisters! Awesome characterisation and you fall in love with all three
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Beth
Feb 02, 2016 Beth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Turns out I'm really not enamored of thriller elements in Roberts's plots. I kept wishing they weren't there, or that they were different.

But I liked the sisters a lot, and I appreciated the observation that they were all supposed to hate each other. Jack Mercy: what an idiot. Though I wish Willa and Ben had acknowledged that ultimately, they were what Jack wanted, and I wish Adam had felt less like a protector and Lily less like a lost child.

Otherwise, there are a lot of golden moments here,
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Cathy
Dec 02, 2014 Cathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Could've done without the drawn-out drama and the multiple chapters from the killer's POV, which I never like. (view spoiler)

But aside from that, I loved this. SISTERSSSSSSS. I loved all three of them, but I do believe Tess was my favourite. Although I might change my mind about that in a couple of minutes' time, because they're all pretty great. Ben and Willa were by far my favourite pair
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Amanda
4 but more like 4.5 stars

I had no idea how to begin this review since this was the longest book I've read in a long time and A LOT of stuff happens and I had A LOT of feelings about the stuff that happens. But I'll stick to the major ones.

The relationships between the three very different sisters that developed over time and through triumphs, tears and terrors were the most rewarding aspects of this book. Of course I enjoyed the individual romances (how could I not?) as well but the siblings wer
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Meags
3 Stars

I don’t like my own rating for this story. I love Nora with my whole heart and I feel a 3 Star rating is poor form on my behalf. I’m going to blame the fact that I listened to the audio version, instead of reading the book. Full disclosure, this was my very first audio book experience, and if I’m being honest, I didn’t particularly enjoy it. The whole format just doesn’t work for me, I guess.

The woman narrating this story was pretty impressive with her vocal fluency and effortless charac
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Inês Beato
Oct 25, 2014 Inês Beato rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, ebooks, in-english
"Montana Sky" foi a minha primeira experiência com Nora Roberts. E devo dizer que adorei! Não estava à espera desta qualidade e fluidez de escrita nem de um trabalho tão bom ao nível da construção das personagens, tanto principais como secundárias. Fiquei agradavelmente surpreendida.

O leque de personagens desta obra é fantástico e desenrolam-se três histórias consistentes em simultâneo. Apesar de Willa ser a protagonista, admito que a irmã Tess foi aquela que mais me cativou com o seu sentido d
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Sarah
Jun 18, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! Definitely would recommend this to anyone who is looking to read a quintessential Nora Roberts book. Love, romance, family, betrayal, suspense, murder, and laugh out loud dialogue.

I thought I would be frustrated with a book that, from the synopsis, describes a book with three love interests/couples. The book is less than 450 pages, how in the world could NR manage to have three couple story lines, plus all the other details and scenes with other characters? I was definitely wo
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Tytti
Apr 28, 2012 Tytti rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, my friend just loaned me ten NR books and I decided to start with this one, hopefully it's good... or even better =)


Okay, about 700 pages later, I'm finished. And I have mixed feelings about this book. Good things: Montana (I love the scenery in the film Horse Whisperer and for some reason the book reminded me of the film), Adam and Nate, I loved reading about them (especially when Nate tells Tess that he- the cowboy from Montana- graduated from Yale or the first sex scene with Nate and Te
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Bells Remex
Sep 14, 2012 Bells Remex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a story about 3 women, Willa, Lily and Tess who inherit a Montana Ranch from their deceased father who never laid claim to any of the 3 women. Willa was the only one left on the ranch and assumed she'd inherit until the will was read. In the will Jack Mercy, their father, stated that the only way any of them would get a piece of his pie was if they all lived on the ranch for a year together. They had never met before this day.

This is a story of family, love, trust, and murder. Ms Roberts
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Jonetta
May 18, 2011 Jonetta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nora Roberts delivers again with this story of three sisters thrown together because of an unusual provision in their father's will. Montana serves as a backdrop for the story, with every season used to give us a visual image of ranch life in the Midwest.

I enjoyed the story, especially each sister's own self discovery. It wasn't just through the men that entered the picture but what they were able to learn from each other and redefine family. Roberts has also created extremely likable male char
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Courtney
Apr 25, 2013 Courtney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh this book had me so torn. It frustrated me becauee the romantic aspect of this book was SO predictable. I had the love stories pegged after about 15min into the book. oh my gosh but this book also put me through a damn loop. I didnt expect it and thats what made me LOVE this book. that twist I never saw coming. I do have to admit I loved the characters all of them. everyone from willa to ham down to Bes and tesses mom. each were great. I have to say this book would make an Awesome mov ...more
Jane Stewart
3 stars. Neat girl bonding story with romance. But bad guy parts were too formulaic.

AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:
The narrator Erika Leigh was good, but I question her interpretation of Willa. Willa is a tough rancher in charge of a large spread. The narrator used a soft southern-type female voice. It was a nice voice for a main character, but I wouldn’t have picked it for Willa. In one place the author wrote “Well?” Willa demanded. But the narrator said “Well” in a soft tone, not a demanding tone.

Her mal
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 Mary


Lo primero para mencionar es que el libro no es como la película; es más detallado y con un poco más de suspenso. Como yo ya había visto la película ya sabía quien era el "malo" de la historia pero igual la disfrute, la descripción de la vida en un rancho ganadero y los paisajes de Montana son muy buenos.

Tenemos tres hermanas que comparten el mismo padre y que nunca se habían conocido, por obra del testamento de Jack Mercy luego de su muerte se ven forzadas a vivir juntas en el Rancho Mercy par
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Debbie
Nov 13, 2011 Debbie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brain-candy
Mean old Montana rancher Jack Mercy dies and leaves the ranch to his three daughters, born of three different mothers, none of whom have ever met before. The catch is that in order to inherit their third of the multi-million ranch, they all have to live on the ranch for one year with no more than one week away.

Californian screen writer Tess is mad, fleeing abused wife Lily is grateful but scared, and rancher Willa is furious. And not only do they have to adjust to each other and their changed li
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Andreia
Jun 08, 2013 Andreia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-own-books, 2013
Mais um excelente livro de Nora Roberts. Os livros da Nora são perfeitos para aquelas alturas em que estou com imenso trabalho (a.k.a. estudo intensivo para exames da faculdade) mas preciso de uma forma de distracção. E assim são os livros da Nora Roberts, puro deleite.

Neste livro conhecemos 3 irmãs, que após a morte do pai, são ‘obrigadas’ a viver num rancho no Montana durante um ano para herdar a fortuna da família. Willa é a mais nova, e a que sempre viveu com o pai, no entanto isso trouxe-l
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Jazzypom
Aug 09, 2008 Jazzypom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: an introduction to Nora Roberts - without the committment of a trilogy
If you really want a primer for Nora Roberts, as in more than Mills and Boon penny dreadfuls, but less committment than a Trilogy, then this dense one shot is for you.

Three sisters, one ranch. Jack Mercy has died, and left the ranch to the three sisters, with the caveat that they all have to live on the ranch in the same house for a year or else the will's forfeit and they only get $100 each. This is more tricky than not, because Wilma has grown up on the ranch while Lily and Tess are strangers
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Kris - My Novelesque Life
4 STARS

Jack Mercy - a gruff mean old SOB - has died and leaves to his three daughters (by three different wives) a third of the ranch. There is one minor hitch - they must live on the ranch together for a year.

Willa is devastated as she has lived with her father and worked alongside him. The ranch means everything to her as does her father's approval. The salt to her wounds is that Ben McKinnon (fellow ranch owner) and Nate Torrence (lawyer and rancher) are to supervise the running of the ranch
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Ne
Dec 08, 2011 Ne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biblioteca
A vontade não falta, mas o tempo parece que foge e por isso só quando surgem pequenas oportunidades é que posso pegar nos livros da Nora.
Apesar de a capa ser a minha menos preferida (visto que todas são preferidas!) e a sinopse não me ter chamado minimamente a atenção (foi a primeira vez), como andava numa fase de ler e ver coisas de cowboys decidi ler este entre os outros todos que cá tenho.
Em relação ao Montana Sky, sendo o título português Os Céus de Montana, ainda estou indecisa em relação à
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Tempo de Ler
Jul 23, 2012 Tempo de Ler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nem depois de morto o calhorda do Jack Mercy deixa as pessoas em paz e sossego! Deixando o seu estimado rancho às três filhas, cada uma de mãe diferente e que nunca tiveram a oportunidade de se conhecer antes do funeral do pai, Jack obriga-as a (con)viver todas durante um ano no rancho e apenas findo esse período de tempo poderão ter acesso à herança.

Filhas de mulheres muito diferentes e criadas em ambientes diferentes, estas três irmãso não têm na
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Aubrey
Dec 28, 2012 Aubrey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, romance, own
This is the first book I've read by Nora Roberts that disappointed me. I kept reading through to the end because I wanted to know who was doing the killing, but that was the only reason. I found the three main female characters so one dimensional as to almost be caricatures of themselves. Much like many of her other books we had: the tough tomboy woman, the abused sweet woman, and the sexy femme fatale. But they were all so far into their role that they didn't feel like real people at all. The m ...more
Pamela(AllHoney)
This novel gives the reader 3 heroes and 3 heroines. The story seems to center more on Willa, the sister who was raised on the ranch. She is forced to share her home with two sisters she had never met. Strangers. All with very different lives and personalities. But their father's will demanded they live on the ranch for one year before they can inherit. There was much that needed to be told that didn't get told. I would have like to have seen a little more character development on each of the si ...more
Dee
Oct 02, 2009 Dee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, bestsellers
Typical Nora Roberts, which means a decent romance, though not her best.

Three half-sisters who have never met are forced to live together on a Montana ranch in order to inherit it from the uncaring father who'd never shown any love. Of course there are three incredibly handsome and wonderful men in the picture.

And there's a crazy afoot, killing and carving up first animals and then people with his knife. Some pretty good suspense there.

What makes this, to me, not one of NR's best, is that she ha
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Jaimie
Jul 16, 2012 Jaimie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was recommended by my sister. She said it was one of her favorites. It was a good story and had alot if mystery, but it was sooooo drawn out. What I assumed would be the lead romance between Ben and Willa actually was bland and rather cool for what it could have been. The love between Adam and Lily was much sweeter and warmer. I have only read a few Nora Roberts books and really liked the Quinn Brothers series(Now thats HOT!!. But, I was disappointed with the lack of relationship betwe ...more
☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
When Jack Mercy dies, he leaves behind a ranch with millions to his three daughters, who are born to different mothers. But Jack's will states that in order for them to get their inheritance they had to live on the ranch together for a year. Willa wasn't happy especially that they she didn't know Lily or Tessa. As months pass, Willa,Lily and Tessa found that they really enjoy being around each other. They become something of a family. The only problem is who is doing all the killing and why?
Thi
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Marlena
Jul 29, 2007 Marlena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: definitely!
This book shows exactly why I am a HUGE Nora Roberts fan. It has a wonderful mix of mystery and romance, and it had me guessing until the end. The reasoning behind the murders gave a twist that I didn't see coming, but was pleasantly suprised. I almost felt a sympathy there.

The only thing I was disappointed in, when it came to the book, was that part of the story line, revolving around one of the sisters, wasn't quite as developed as I would've liked it to have be. I wanted to see more of Lily a
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Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She began writing when a blizzard in February 1979 kept her in her hilltop home with a three and six year old for nearly a week of canceled kindergarten and dwindling chocolate supplies.

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