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Runabout (Territory Trysts #2)

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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  386 ratings  ·  16 reviews
In Prattville (formerly called Dead Dog), Oklahoma, in 1916, Tulsa May Bruder has given up on love. Her first and only suitor -- Doctor Odysseus P. Foote, better known as Doc Odie -- has jilted her at their very public engagement party. The whole town is talking and Tulsa May feels like the local wallflower. But then Luther Harlan Briggs, who has been like a brother to her ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 1st 1994 by Jove (first published January 1st 1994)
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Audrey
I loved this book!

This was a friends to lovers book of the most wonderful variety. Set in an unusual historical era (early 20th Century Oklahoma right before WWI), it had a great period voice and lively characters. The storytelling was robust and thorough, and I eagerly followed along as I saw Luther fall...slowly and ever so inevitably...for his dear friend Tulsa May.

The story, in brief...
Tulsa May (or "Tulsy") was humiliated rather publicly and is now the subject of local gossip in her small O
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LuvGirl
3.5 stars. I must start off by saying that this author is an absolutely wonderful storyteller. She makes you feel like you are right there in 1916 with all the characters. She brings everyone to life, even the secondary characters. The setting of 1916 Oklahoma was vivid and intense. You can tell that American historical is dear to her as a writer. She made the lives of the characters everyday living seem so interesting, and that’s the praise that I would like to give to Pamela Morsi before I eve ...more
Saly
This book took a while for me to like, here we have Tulsa, who we met in the last book, she is the Reverend's daughter and always told she is plain and then we have the hero Luther who we again met in the last book when he lost his father (the last book's heroine's ex).

Now they both are all grown up with Luther being a ladies man and the heroine just having been publicly humiliated after her engagement broke off. To help the heroine, the hero her friend decides they will pretend to court. It was
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Celestine
Runabout is a sequel to Pamela Morsi's Wild Oats, which takes place 10 years earlier. This time the leads are slightly wild auto mechanic Luther Briggs and newspaper reporter Tulsa May Bruder, who is also the preacher's daughter. Sweet characters and a great setting are up to par, as is usual in a Morsi book. I had to go online and look up what a Buick Model G Runabout looked like, and it appeared to be a very fun early automobile - perfect for the story. The Runabout is as much a character as s ...more
Pam
Dec 02, 2009 Pam rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: romance
Pamela Morsi's romances are usually charming and sweet, and this one was no exception. At times, the characters seemed almost too good to be true, but I liked the fact that Tulsa May wasn't a conventional beauty, and also that the hero and heroine were longtime friends before they fell in love. A good, quick read.
Allure Van Sanz
Again...I loved this book mostly because of the imperfection of the characters and the richness of the story. The time period was not popular or overdone and it was a refreshing change from my usual historicals.
Verodarling Melani
After reading "Courting Miss Hattie" I was eager to read this story. I usually enjoy the friends-turned-lovers thing, but I was disappointed here... There was not enough focus on the main couple and too many pages filled with pointless stuff about other characters, that I felt brought nothing to the story line, only made the story longer.
I didn't feel that a deep and passionate love blossoms between the hero and heroine... just that two people who obviously loved each other as friends discovered
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Nelly
Jan 07, 2013 Nelly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
3.5 stars

Set in 1917 some 10 years after the first installment in the Wild oats series, I must say though that I remembered almost nothing from the first book, so I think this can be read as a stand alone, anyway the book tells the story of Tulsa May and her best friend Luther, who comes to her rescue pretending to be her new caller when she's jilted by her fiance at their engagement party. Tulsa Mae and Luther have always been friends, she's somewhat plain although very intelligent and kind, Lu
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Linda
Closer to 4.5 stars, RUNABOUT is better than WILD OATS. Roughly ten years later, this is the endearing story of Luther Briggs and Tulsy Bruder. They have been friends since day one of meeting each other and are opposites in many ways. He is handsome, she is plain. She came from a caring family, he and his brother have been orphans for a long time. He had a mixed-race heritage, she couldn't be any more white than she was: gap-toothed, fair-skinned with 'carrot' red-hair.

At the beginning of the st
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Lisa
Pamela Morsi writes very sweet, but sexy, romance novels stocked with lots of local characters. I loved Courting Miss Hattie and enjoy reading her other historical romance novels to see if they measure up. Thus far, none has quite come up to "Courting's" mark, but Runabout, which is set in 1915 Oklahoma, is a lovely, light and quick read about two childhood friends who become sweethearts. Morsi doesn't dive too deeply into her characters, but she adds interesting twists and turns that reflect th ...more
DA4Pups
Sweet and charming - a truly enjoyable read. Tulsy is a wonderful character and I am glad that she got her HEA. Luther's gradual realization that he loved her (not as a sister) is awesome and his attention, love and consideration of Tulsy made me sigh at the end. Wild Oats is still my favorite and I enjoyed the little snippets about Cora and Jedwin. The side story about Luther's brother and Maybelle is sweet as well. 4 stars.
Chanpreet
With this book, I have read all of Pamela Morsi's historical romance novels and I have enjoyed them all. She never wrote run of the mill bodice rippers, but thoughtful, sweet stories, set in places I don't think I've ever seen anyone write a romance novel in, let alone a historical one. Her stories are also unique and enjoyable.
Dls
It was fun but not overwhelming. I usually prefer historicals, and she has a lovely sense of time and place, but her contemporaries are much more moving.
Iss
sahabat jd cinta.. hohoho.. imperfect couple with perfect love as usual.. really so sweet:)
Kathleen
Morsi consistently delivers story.
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Pamela Morsi is a USA Today, Waldenbooks, and Barnes & Noble bestselling author of romance. She broke into publishing in 1991 with Heaven Sent and has been gracing readers with at least a book a year ever since. Two of her novels, Courting Miss Hattie (1992) and Something Shady (1996), won the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award, the highest honor in romance publishing, and others have bee ...more
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