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Frontier Woman (Sisters of the Lone Star #1)

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The prequel to the New York Times bestseller The Cowboy

Sprawling 1840s Texas comes alive in the hands of Joan Johnston, New York Times bestselling author of The Cowboy and The Texan. Introducing the unforgettable Creed dynasty, transporting us back to a wild, lawless frontier, Frontier Woman brings us a stirring, passionate story of Texas Ranger Jarrett Creed and the free-
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Paperback, 480 pages
Published August 7th 2001 by Dell (first published 1988)
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Kristina
Dec 16, 2014 Kristina rated it it was ok
Shelves: dirrrrrrrrrty
Cricket annoyed the fuck out of me. If I were Creed I'd have let her punk ass die in the desert, or whatever.
Brianna De lorenzo
Mar 15, 2013 Brianna De lorenzo rated it really liked it
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Jodi
Nov 08, 2010 Jodi rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
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♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥
Nov 01, 2014 ♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥ rated it really liked it
Overall: 4.35
Action: 4.0 / Emotion: 3.75 / Romance: 4.5 / Sensuous: 1.75 / Suspense: 3.0 // Historical Flavor: 5.0 // Laughter: 1 // Tears: 3

Frontier Woman: 4.35:
Joan Johnston is a favorite author so found this book to be an engaging, entertaining, action-packed, emotional, enjoyable re-read.

Hero: 4.75:
Jarrett Creed: The kind of hero that most appeals -- an honorable, arrogant, handsome, well-built man's man who was strong enough to make his living as a Texas Ranger in the 1840s after having bee
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Mombo
May 29, 2010 Mombo rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved it! Cricket is a really intriguing heroine who starts out brash and ends up likable.
Marielle
Oct 12, 2015 Marielle rated it really liked it
This was my first miss Johnston novel and I liked it a lot.

Yes, the heroine is at times exactly the spoiled brat she's raised to be, and yes that can be annoying at times, but she does come to her senses.
Yes also to the fact that a lot of the tension in this book comes from misunderstandings and misinterpretations that could have been avoided.
But the writing is good, and the adventures also. I didn't want to stop reading, so I'm giving the 3,5 stars the benefit of the doubt and rounding up.!
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Heather
Nov 25, 2013 Heather rated it did not like it
this book actually started out pretty good. i was interested in the story.it didn't last long.in fact,it went to crap towards the end.
Who says stag instead of deer. And why are her dogs called wolves?
Why do you call your dad by name?
I hate insults that we’ve never heard of &that sound stupid. like lobcock.
Why would you call your dad a bunch of insults?
‘I intend 2stay the capable stud I am.’
I get that their dad wanted them raised as boys, but it was so stupid how he wouldn’t let cricket wear
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Trang Nguyen
I always find the first book of a series a bit difficult to get totally absorbed by. This story started with the youngest of the Stewart daughters, Crickett. Crickett, is essentially a tom boy who is looking to please her father by being the son he has always wanted. However, Creed a Texas Ranger stirs feelings that Crickett has no idea how to handle, nor will she ask her only parent why she gets butterflies when Creed is around. Both Creed and Crickett are in the middle of a Comanche war with t ...more
Lisa Shea
Oct 28, 2013 Lisa Shea rated it liked it
Frontier Woman by Joan Johnston is set in a fascinating period of United States history. Texas is its own country and is struggling to hold its own against the United States on one side and Mexico on the other. Having little defense, Texas turns to a fairly wild bunch of "Texas Rangers" to patrol its borders and keep its citizens safe from attack. Don't forget the threat of Comanches, too, who are less than pleased with these newcomers staking claim to their homelands.

In this wild territory is
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Katrina Holman
Mar 23, 2014 Katrina Holman rated it did not like it
There were months of misunderstandings leading to potentially dangerous situations which were a direct result of two people choosing not to be open or honest about their feelings. Maybe to some people, this is romantic. Personally, I call this book "crap."

I definitely WON'T read the second.
Cassie ♥
Written during the time when Texas was its own country.
Kendra
May 27, 2015 Kendra rated it did not like it
I almost never do this but I had to give up on this book halfway through. The heroine was incredibly spoiled, stubborn, and bratty. The hero was condescending and arrogant. The plot was so interesting I wanted to finish it just to find out what happens and have the mysteries solved but I seriously disliked the main characters. Very surprising as I really enjoy Johnston's other works. Maybe I will one day return to this one but for now - no thanks.
Anna Schno
Simply put: i loved it.

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Regan
Mar 10, 2013 Regan rated it it was amazing
A classic example of why I love historical western romance. A well told story with great characters, fantastic setting and palpable passion between the hero and heroine.
Cynthia
Nov 20, 2009 Cynthia rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this series very much. Each book could be read as a stand alone. I happened to read them in reverse order.
Marianne
Feb 17, 2012 Marianne rated it liked it
Good story, I read this series backwards. This is the first of three. Cricket's story.
Nivedita
Jul 21, 2013 Nivedita rated it it was amazing
One of my most favourite book in the Historical romance genre
Donna
Aug 05, 2013 Donna rated it it was amazing
The first of her books I read and she captured heart right a way.
Leanne Gasaway
Jun 02, 2015 Leanne Gasaway rated it it was amazing
Shelves:
One of my favorites. Have read it so many times!
Owusua Adwoa Ayeh
Women really have strong will.
Krystle Smith
Great series
Terrie
Dec 07, 2014 Terrie rated it it was amazing
I liked it.
Kisha
Jun 06, 2011 Kisha rated it really liked it
love it
Marilyn
Aug 28, 2010 Marilyn rated it really liked it
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Pub 1988.
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Joan Johnston (born Little Rock, Arkansas) is a best-selling American author of over forty contemporary and historical romance novels.

Johnston was the third of seven children born to an Air Force sergeant and his music-teacher wife. She received a B.A. in theatre arts from Jacksonville University in 1970, then earning an M.A. in theatre from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1971. She received
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Sisters of the Lone Star (3 books)
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