The Promise of Jenny Jones
As the story opens, Jenny Jones is in jail, accused of killing a man. It was self defense, but no one believed a Mexican soldier, no matter how drunk he was, would try to force himself on a woman like her, rough and used to taking all kinds of unsavory jobs to earn a living. As Jenny is contemplating her impending death, Marguarita Barrancas, a wealthy Mexican woman who's clearly dying from cons ...more
I loved Jenny. This is the second book I have read by this author and her leading ladies sure are that ... "leading". No shrinking violets here. Jenny Jones is honest, independent, hardworking, stubborn.
A desperate mother takes Jenny Jones' place in front of a firing squad in exchange for Jenny's promise to see her daughter safely to California. Though she and the six-year-old Graciela get off to a rocky start, Jenny will do everything in her power to keep her promi...more
5 Unreserved, Heartfelt, Shiny Stars
"After you give a promise, see, the person you gave it to is out of the deal. It's just you and the promise." - Jenny Jones
Inside a fetid prison on the rugged and dry land along the Mexican border, a young woman, who has nothing left to lose but a frayed dictionary in her pocket, is spending the last hours of her life waiting to be executed. Her name is Jenny Jones and her unflinching honesty is what will have her face the firing squad come dawn. She coul ...more
Jenny Jones, accused of killing a man in self defense, is awaiting death by a firing squad when she is approached by a rich dying woman who offers to take her place. Naturally, there is a catch. Jenny ...more
Jenny was sentenced to dea ...more
I've read a lot of books in my time, and I can honestly say that Maggie Osborne has one of the greatest gifts for pacing I've ever seen. Things progress exactly as they should, and the sexual tension between the love interests is dragged out just long enough for one to feel the slight tinge of frustration before being granted satisfaction. Usually in romance fiction you get one of two things; the couple fall into bed far too early and end ...more
There is only one thing tragically wrong with this book: it’s not an ebook readily available for anyone who loves extraordinary, intelligent storytelling and lively, unique and achingly funny characters. This is just flat-out magnificent. MAGNIFICENT. I nabbed a OOP paperback on amazon ...more
I'll be the first to admit, I don't like children in romance. They're either vomit-inducingly cute and perfect, or way too mature for their ages. That said, I adored Graciela. She was spoiled, annoying, smart-mouthed and manipulative. In other words, she was six lol It was nice seeing her mature throughout the story, and I loved her interactions with Jenny (especially since Jenny hated ch ...more
Love, love, love, love, love this book! Fast paced with bullets flying everywhere, and in the midst of all that action, ROMANCE with a capital R. I don't think there was a single time throughout this novel where I wasn't either laughing, sighing, gasping, crying or shouting "YES." This book packs a happy emotional wallop.
Plus, we have an adorable kidlet! ...Trying to figure out how many exclamation points I can use without yelling at you. I'm actually quite soft spoken ...more
I bought an used copy of this book from a bookstore in Texas a couple of weeks ago and I received it this morning.
There's a dedication behind the cover, from a mother to her daughters or one of her daughter's family.
Let me just tell you this, and it comes from a young woman whose mother actually made fun of her love for reading when she was younger, a mother who couldn't care less about gifting her with something so precious as a book she had loved in the past: it makes me sad that a d ...more
This is an unexpected gem of a book! I knew from the blurb that it would be emotional. And it was! I was tearing up on page fifteen. What I didn't expect was how funny Jenny - the awkward, manly cowboy of a heroine - would be, or how endearingly precocious Graciela would become.
Jenny Jones is honest to a fault. Most of us will say little white lies so as not to hurt someone's feelings, or tell half truths as long as no one gets hurt. Jenny Jones doesn't. Her word is all she has. She vi ...more
Jenny Jones is not your typical heroine...... rough doesn't even begin to describe her. While on death row in a Mexican prison, a dying woman approaches her and proposes that she take Jenny's place in front of the firing squad if Jenny will agree to transport her 6 year old to her father in California. This begins a journey that will change the course of Jenny ...more
The Promise of Jenny Jones is a very original, good old fashion story. Jenny Jones is a unwomanly mule driver getting ready to go in front of a firing squad in Mexico because she killed a man defending herself from his advances. She won't lie to save herself because morally lying is wrong. Her reputation is that she would never break a promise, her word is all she has. She is alone in the world, poor, never been loved by anyone, but she has integrity. She makes a promise to a dying mother to tak...more
Jenny was thrown out of her home by her mother at age ten. She supported herself by driving mules, skinning buffalo, and just about anything other than selling her body. She’s strong, tall, and holds her own in fights with men. She believes she’s on the ugly side. She cusses a lot. Her one source of pride is her honesty and she never breaks a promise. While on a job ...more
Jenny Jones has been on her own since the age of ten. She is a tall woman who wears pants, smokes cigars, works harder than any man, and cusses. She is blunt and plain spoken and tries to edify her mind by reading a lot.
When we first meet her she is in a Mexican prison, sentenced to die by firing squad. She beat a guy to death because he was attacking her. There were no witnesses but she didn't deny it. You see, Jenny J ...more
HERO is a Leader, determined, had a very tense relationship with his strict father and now runs his own ranch inside the largest family property. When he goes ...more
Another winner from Maggie Osborne. Its a real shame that this writer has retired because I love everything I've read by her. Her hard copy books are not easy to find but at Harper Collins there are links to several of her books that have become available as e-books.
Like Low Down in 'Silver Linings', the main female character in this book, Jenny Jones, is cut from a unique mold. Having basically raised herself and learned to make her way in a world that is not friendly to 'uniqu ...more
Wow, wow, WOW! Let me just say that I've been pulled out of the book reading slump I've been in. Finally, another book with some depth to it! With amazing writing!
This book had three fabulous characters, and each page got better and better. The writing was witty and addicting.
I love it when an author can make you feel every single emotion that the characters in the book are feeling! When you feel the need to laugh out loud continuously through a book (I couldn't stop laughing at Jen ...more
Jenny Jones is one of the most freaking amazing heroines of all time!
This book made me laugh (a lot) and cry and I enjoyed it from start to finish. If you're used to, say, Regency books, you'll find this one very different ...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