The Parlor House Daughter
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The Parlor House Daughter

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Rebecca Rose is born in a mining town's red-light district. Morgan Larkspur is born in Denver City with a silver spoon in his mouth. Their lives intersect in 1880 Denver. Immediately attracted they've no idea of the high price they'll pay.
Hardcover, 289 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Five Star (ME)
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its just a silly romance but I have this sick obsession to read to read a book every now and then that Klausner's reviewed.

Rebecca Rose (Becca) is the daughter of a prostitute in Nevada City, Colorado Territory. Five year old Becca sees the man who just murdered her mother and never forgets his crippled hand and distinctive ring. Her mother's friend and fellow crib-prostitute cannot care for Becca and she sends her to be raised by Jenny Clayton who owns The Palace, one of Denver's grander brothe...more
I was excited to read that one of the towns in this story "Leadville" was the town the last book I read ceneterd on. Paint the Wind by cathy cash Spellman. Unfortunately, The Parlor House daughter is not the epic novel the prior mentioned is.
This is a classic 'romance' novel that has drippy, sappy romance scenes that last for 3 pages and I tend to scan over them as I turn pages past the incessant details of removing clothing... ugh. Romance is more than sex. I didn't find the main characters 1...more
I was pleasantly surprised by this author. My friend Kathy recommended another book by Joanne Sundell(Meggie's Remains) but my library didn't have it. This is the story of a young girl in the 1800's raised in a brothel after her prostitute mother is murdered when she is 4. She's raised by another prostitute until the age of 8 she's sent away to the finest house in Denver and becomes a prostitute herself at the age of 17. Intriguing but not near as wild as the premise would seem to be. I enjoyed...more
The first half of the book was good! The second half left something to be desired. The author didn't prepare the reader well for the ending, and the male romantic interest (Morgan Larkspur) did not have believable reactions to the changing situations. I tend to think historical romances are cheesey anyway, though, so I enjoyed the book despite the inconsistency of some of the characters.
dtr intent on finding mother's murderer...only hint lion's head ring and missing fingers. history of old west(colorado) mining town.oldest profession.
Amanda Kaye
It was too predictable. Very easy read and great if you want a simple romance that takes place in a mining town in Nevada.
Michelle Szetela
Full of cliches, "prostitute (wannabe) with a heart of gold," etc., little to no character depth. Rather superficial story.
Aug 03, 2011 Brooke added it
I absolutely LOVED this book. I don't think I can even come up with enough good things to say about it!!
Excellent. Wonderfully written and a great story. Would love this for a group read and discussion.
Linnja (Lynn)
I was looking for mindless romance...this had more substance than I thought...but I still enjoyed it.
It was a fun little romance/western story. A nice diversion for a busy weekend.
I liked the idea of this, but it did just not grab me from the beginning.
Ending was so so. Good material characters a little bland.
Silly historical romance
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