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The Surgeon (Canadian Mounties #2)

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A wife shouldn't be a surprise package.

But Mountie surgeon John Calloway suddenly found himself saddled with a special delivery he hadn't signed for--mail-order bride Sarah O'Neill. He had no room in his life for marriage! But why then did he feel compelled to protect Sarah from all things dark and dangerous--including her own unspoken past?

If John Calloway didn't want her

Paperback, 298 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Harlequin Books (first published 2003)
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Ana T.
Jun 10, 2008 Ana T. rated it liked it
Inspired by a true incident... Alberta, 1889. Intending to play a harmless prank, a troop of Mountie officers order their stern commander, Chief Surgeon John Calloway, a mail-order bride. Sarah O'Neill travels two thousand miles across the continent only to discover the man she thought she was corresponding with and the new life she was looking forward to is all a hoax.

Another marriage of convenience story this one starts with a mail order bride gone wrong. Meaning the mail order bride was conta
Oct 08, 2009 Susan added it
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I got over halfway through this book before I gave up. I really enjoy the author's writing (as a matter of fact, just ordered her latest from Harlequin) but this story just didn't do it.

All was OK until the Big Misunderstanding. I mean, Sarah couldn't bring herself to tell John about her brother because she's not sure she can trust him, yet she has hot sex with him??? After that I just didn't care.

I sincerely hope the next Kate Bridges book I read will be better, or I should say, have a better
Aug 01, 2010 Judith rated it liked it
There was one thing that John Calloway didn't need - a mail order bride! That was exactly what he found waiting for him in his quarters one night, though, and he was completely shocked at the "joke" that had been played upon them both. Although he was fast approaching 40 and had always longed for a family of his own, he was dedicated to serving as a doctor in the Mounties regiment. He valiantly tried to save the lives of his fellow soldiers and the locals, but he couldn't get over the fact that ...more
Aug 13, 2007 Shelley rated it really liked it
I can't quite believe I'm adding this. LOL It came up when I was looking for frontier stories, and I couldn't resist. He's a Mountie! So I basically went through the book picturing Paul Gross at every turn - but with Geoffrey Tennant hair. *g* Hard to turn your nose up at that.

Oh, and the plot was strong and the characters actually grew and evolved and were quite interesting in their own right. I was pleasantly surprised on that front. I didn't even cringe once while reading it.
May 21, 2012 Jessie rated it did not like it
The first story in this series was ok, but I was disappointed in this book. None of the characters acted in character...or even as if they were from the right CENTURY. Will give this series one more chance based on book one...
Aug 21, 2011 Laura rated it liked it
I enjoyed this novel. It was a nice simple read. I'm enjoying Kate Bridges' work & plan to read more of her books. I'm usually not a fan of western romance novels, but so far I'm enjoying these.
Dec 12, 2012 Sandra rated it really liked it
I really liked this one. H/H were great. Predictable romance story but I didn't worry about that, it was just what I wanted.
May 12, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
Historical Romance -- Mounties/Alaska
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USA TODAY bestselling and award winning author Kate Bridges writes romance and YA fiction. For research, she loves to travel to such faraway places as the Yukon, the Rocky Mountains, and London, England. With over one million books sold worldwide, she’s been honored with Reviewers’ Choice awards, Top Picks on reader websites, and listed as Recommended Reading on national library lists. Prior to be ...more
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