I Do, I Do, I Do
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I can't really call this a western b/c it takes place mostly in Alaska. While not everyone's cuppa tea, I enjoyed this story of three very different women who find they are all married to the same man. It is a story of love and friendship and I found myself laughing out loud repeatedly. Man-oh-man! I was on that Chilkoot Pass with them. I read it through the night and couldn't put it down.
Jean married three different women, stayed with each one maybe a few months, borrowed some money from them, and then disappeared. The three women accidentally meet while they are following him. They dislike each other but decide to proceed together. They learn that Jean went to Alaska/Canada to search for gold in the Yukon. The women board a ship to Alaska and spend several months traveling by foot t ...more
The story starts off with 3 women discovering they are married to the same man Jean Jacques Villete, who has run off with a sizable portion of money from each.
Staid ladylike Juliette, heiress full of proprietary would like to ask him WHY, resourceful German innkeeper Clara, wants her money back and beautiful coalminers daughter Zoe, shaking off her working class roots, just wants to shoot him.
Though at firs ...more
Following the trail of the husband who disappeared from her life (with a tidy sum of her money in his pocket), Juliette finds Clara and Zoe. All three women realize their circumstance when the ...more
Let me start by saying that I usually steer clear of any romance that involves bigamy. I DO, I DO, I DO was an exception. I read it years ago and I thought I would see if it was still as good as I remembered.
Jean Jacques Villette was lower than slime. He married three needy women in less than one year's time and, on each occasion, rode away with their monies but gave each one a promise to return. Simply put, he was a con man.
Different as night is to day, Juliette was a gente ...more
Three very different women are thrown together on an arduous journey to find the man who wronged them. Since they were all in love with the same man, they are natural enemies, but time together and relying on each other changes how they view each other, themselves, and the man who caused their misery. And they discover deeper love along the way. But is it too late considering their circumstances?
This is the second book of Maggie Osborne's that I've read and ...more
This story is certainly different from the rest of the books by Ms. Osborne I have read. Featuring 3 heroes and 3 heroines, at first I was in the mind that this story would not work out with the constant juggle between the characters. But I should have trusted Ms. Osborne to use the charm she so effortlessly wields to captivate us on a journey that surely did not give me even a minute to be bored.
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A rich, proper spinster aching for a man's touch, Juliette March is an easy target for the seductive Jean Jacques Villette. When he disappears with her inheritance after their wedding, Juliette sets out to find the scoundrel. She never expects to meet Clara Klaus, who ran a boardinghouse until Jean Jacques swept her off her feet, then swept himself out of town.
While following the trail of their no-good husband, Clara and Juliette run into Zoe Wilder, another victim of the debonair Jean Jacque
Juliette March - gently bred, quiet, slender, very proper, at times prissy, as well as a very rich heiress in California who has allowed herself to drift through life at the whim and direction of others, especially Aunt Kibble.
Clara Klaus - earthy, quick to laugh, robust, apple-cheeked, practical in all things, an arm-wrestling Amazon extraordinaire, and a former owner o ...more
Titolo originale: I Do, I Do, I Do (traduzione: Lo voglio, lo voglio, lo voglio)
Trama: America, Kansas e Wyoming, 1880 circa. Vuoi tu, Jean Jacques Villette, prendere la qui presente Zoe Wilder come tua legittima sposa?” Naturalmente sì. Lui è bellissimo e sembra amarla molto. Peccato che in realtà sia già sposato con Juliette March, e anche con Clara Klaus. Questo è ciò che scoprono le tre mogli, poco dopo le ultime nozze, quando l’affascinante sposo si è ormai dilegua ...more
Good historical background too. Lots of good detail and realistic feel! I'm going to Alaska in a month, so I felt like "pre-enjoying" the trip!
The story is based around three women who marry the same man and go off to find him. There were quite a few logical inconsistencies like why they would initially hate each other so much but that can be excused as a "matter of the heart".
I found it strange at first to be reading three intertwined stories but the writing was great and once I really got into it it was great to see the three ...more
Margaret St. George
Maggie Osborne is the author of I Do, I Do, I Do and Silver Lining, as well as more than forty contemporary and historical romance novels written as Maggie Osborne and Margaret St. George. She has won numerous awards from Romantic Times, Affaire de Coeur, BookraK, the Colorado Romance Writers, and Coeur du Bois, among others. Osborne won the RITA for long historical from the ...more