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Midnight Sons Volume 1: Brides for Brothers\The Marriage Risk (Midnight Sons #1-2)

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Features two classic stories--Brides for Brothers and The Marriage Risk--that center around the three O'Halloran brothers, who, running a bush-plane charter service called Midnight Sons, campaign to bring women to their town north of the Arctic Circle.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Mira (first published 1995)
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Tyra Voll
Mar 26, 2011 Tyra Voll rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Seriously lacking in character and story development. But I guess if you are not a reader then this might be a place to start. It could have used some realism to help make the story seem somewhat plausible and draw the reader in.
Katie
Apr 04, 2011 Katie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e
I guess light is the best why to describe this book or rather books since its more of a two in one deal goody...

Well to tell it as I see it some people will like this book some might even love it but I am not one of them I mean reading the preview it sounds like it could be good lonely men 150 people town flying in attractive woman sounds interesting right? First off no matter how bad off you are if your moving to the middle of no were are you really going to leave with out even seeing the place
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Courtney
Jul 26, 2013 Courtney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Midnight Sons Volume: 1
Debbie Macomber
Brides for Brothers book 1
The Marriage Risk book 2

Im rating the books together. For
quick romance reads, I loved both stories.
Oh my gosh book 2 had me crying my eyes out. Books one made me frustrated with Sawyer. I love when a book can bring out so many different emotions at once.

I love that it was a good romance even without any sex going on. These books were more emotional. You could almost feel what these two couples were going through. Ellen and davids
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Arlena
Title: Midnight Sons Volume # 1
Author: Debbie Macomber
Published: Mira
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Series: Midnight Sons Volume # 1: Brides for Brothers and The Marriage Risk
Review:

"Midnight Sons Volume # 1" by Debbie Macomber was a wonderful romantic contemporary read. I thought this was a well written story that kept me turning the pages until the end. Would bringing women to Hard Luck, Alaska in the hopes of matchmaking with the various men that lived there was really something that I tho
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Sarah
Jun 17, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clean-romance


Basic romance stories... Nothing amazing, but I did appreciate that the author kept all sexual relationships in the bounds of marriage and only hinted at, no explicit detail.
Jodi A.
Aug 19, 2013 Jodi A. rated it really liked it
Debbie Macomber is always a guaranteed winner for something to read. Her characters always feel like someone you want to sit down with and spend hours chatting over coffee. Loved that the publisher decided to re-release this series. I'd read only one of the books of the series, so it was nice to be able to get everyone's story, all in one shot.
Jennifer
Jul 12, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my introduction to Debbie Macomber and let me tell you... two pages and I was HOOKED! I could close my eyes and see every detail of every character and building. Very well written and it actually makes me sad that I hadn't read any of Debbie's work sooner... but... I've been having a great time catching up!
Sarah
Nov 02, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
i loved these books, I did the audiobook version and loved them. I love that Debbie Macomber does not make sex before marriage look like a positive thing. great shot romance stories. It made me want to move to hard luck!
Jennifer
Jun 26, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Volume 1 of Macomber's Midnight Sons series, 2 short reads in one. Heartwarming, feel-good and great escapism. I really enjoyed the small town Alaska setting. Looking forward to reading the other 2 volumes.
Jan Mcleod
There are two novellas in this book. The first one is Brides for Brothers. It is light reading at its best! The story takes place in Hard Luck, Alaska, north of the Artic Circle. The men of this very small town decide to import some single women into town. The results are not quite what they wanted, but are humorous and entertaining.
The second novella is The Marriage Risk. It picks up where the first story leaves off.
Charles O'Halloran, one of the bush pilots, is as stubborn as they come. But s
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Gayle
I loved this series and have read them all. I LOVE Debbies writing. The characters become friends and I loved following all their stories and how they all intertwined.
Jodi
Dec 18, 2009 Jodi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I generally like this author for the blossom street books. I made it thru this book, but won't be reading anymore in this series. Yuck!
Jan Mayszak
Sep 02, 2013 Jan Mayszak rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very sweet book. Not a complicated plot. Easy to pick up here and there and not be lost. I enjoy Debbie's stories. Love without porn.
Lisa Whitney
Dec 28, 2010 Lisa Whitney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Light enjoyable read. I kept it in my beach bag and could easily get lost in the book.
Dawn Lutz
Sep 04, 2012 Dawn Lutz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice book about falling in love in a small town. A feel good book.
Leanne Mitchell
Dec 07, 2012 Leanne Mitchell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the stories. I couldn't book the down.
Heather
Aug 02, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love This Series
Drebbles
Jul 16, 2013 Drebbles rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
Set in Alaska, Midnight Sons Volume One consists of two novels by Debbie Macomber first published in 1995 - "Brides for Brothers" and "The Marriage Risk".

"Brides for Brothers"

The men of Hard Luck, Alaska are lonely and threatening to move so two of the O'Halloran brothers hatch up a scheme to bring women there. Abbey Sutherland is the first to sign up as she and her two children need a place to live. Hard Luck isn't quite what she thought it would be but she's determined to stick it out for the
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Juana "Darkness" Duran
Jul 24, 2012 Juana "Darkness" Duran rated it really liked it
The O'Halloran's have a very different view of marriage because of all the old family ties.

Bride for Brothers
Sawyer O'Halloran is apposed to what his brother Christian has proposed to him. Bringing woman to Hard Luck Alaska, he thinks that they are only trouble. But when Abby Sutherland picks up the add she moves almost immediatley to start over with her two children Scott and Susan. Who are so excited to move; especailly Scott because he loves Huskies. When Abby and her children frist arrive t
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Aurian Booklover
Midnight Sons is losing pilots due to the lack of women in Hard Luck, Alaska. And so the men come together to think up some kind of scheme to get more women in to town. Not that they are eager to marry them, o now, but the would love some female companionship. And so they start creating some jobs for them. But where will they live? There are no houses available in town … But the O’Halloran brothers own some hunting cabins their father build many years ago, and perhaps those can be made ready for ...more
Ayami
Dec 06, 2014 Ayami rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Julie Barrett
Jun 11, 2013 Julie Barrett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Marriage Risk
The reporter is there to find out how the bush pilots are attempting women to come to Hard Luck to marry and live there.
She's there after college, before her newspaper job and she's there to find out about her grandmother's house that is there vacant.
She is there to learn why the war between the families exist. Lenny feels cheated out of her heritage.
Charles thinks she's the new secretary and she will stand in for a bit while she cleans out her grandmothers house. The wedding of
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crayolaab
Feb 25, 2009 crayolaab rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2009
This book is really nothing special, although I do find Debbie Macomber to choose the most bizarre settings! Men in a little Alaskan town of 150 people north of the Arctic Circle decide to offer jobs, shacks and land to women in an attempt to lure them into town for the men to enjoy without having to marry them (which would of course tie the men down and mean they have to take care of the women).

A single mom decides to abandon everything in Seattle to move to Hard Luck, somehow arranging to ship
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james walker
Very good book kept my interest to the end

I enjoyed the setting of the book and learning about Alaska and how people live out by the tundra. Debbie described the people and the setting very well. Not a book I would normal'm y pick out but very glad I did.
Karen
Mar 29, 2015 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brides for Brothers
Hard Luck, Alaska, Sawyer O'Halloran meets Abbey Sutherland at the airport and finds she brought along her two kids! Not what was expected...

The Marriage Risk
Hard Luck, Alaska, Charles O'Halloran meets Lanni Caldwell, granddaughter of woman who hated his mother. Can he love her?
Cherie Kasper
Jul 07, 2014 Cherie Kasper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-general
I really enjoyed reading the 2 books in one series. I am looking forward to reading the next one. Debbie's writing is always consistently entertaining with enough romance showing faith and a little shot of excitement thrown in.
Tiffany
Hard Luck Alaska is a small town of 150 citizens, no main roads, mostly men, bears, and freezing cold. When the men of Hard Luck speak to the owners of Midnight Sons (a airplane company) about moving some women up to the small town to try to keep some pilots in the area they aren't aware that some of them would fall hard and fast.

This was a compilation of two stories. The stories were a little similair and different at the same time. There is something about the feel descriped in books about re
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Bernette Beals
Mar 29, 2015 Bernette Beals rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Midnight Sons Volume 1 review

The set contains two books written by author Debbie Macomber, Brides for Brothers and Marriage Risk. Both are great stories from Hard Luck, Alaska.
•Carrie•
How does this book have a four star rating? And how does Ms. Macomber have a tv series? No plot, no character development, nothing to want me try another book by this author. I'm thinking these had to be her first books published under a Harlequin series. Urgh.
Kristi
Jan 30, 2016 Kristi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two sweet stories. I believe in true love and I believe that it can happen and be real in the way it was portrayed in the these stories. But I also believe it is a very rare. A good read.
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  • Brides for Brothers (Midnight Sons, #1)
  • The Marriage Risk (Midnight Sons, #2)
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