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Divine Deception (Love Notes, #7)

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,151 Ratings  ·  102 Reviews
Mistreated, disheartened, and trapped, Fallon Ashby unexpectedly found the chance of swift deliverance at the hand of a wealthy landowner. The mysterious deliverer offered Fallon escape from unendurable circumstances. Thus, Fallon chose to marry Trader Donavon, a man who concealed his face within the dark shadows of an ominous black hood—a man who unknowingly held her hear ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published October 14th 2007 by Granite Publishing & Distribution, LLC
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Kathy ~ Bookworm Nation
It’s pretty obvious that I am a big McClure fan, I love her books. They’re a fun escape. She’s written around fifty books, that’s pretty amazing! There are some that are my favorites, but out of that many books these bound to be at least one that I don’t like as much. I hate to say it, but Divine Deception is not a favorite of mine. It’s still a fun read and I’ve even read it a few different times, so it’s a good book. It’s just falls in to the bottom of my favorite McClure books.

Fallon is sent
Zoe and the Edge
Jan 26, 2015 Zoe and the Edge rated it really liked it
Sorry for the incoherency. I was kind of in the mood for some Ms. McClure, but she mainly writes silly, predictable and stereotypical romances. They always start badly for me and then get better. Here's my thoughts.

What a loony heroine.
She thinks she's in love with a man she doesn't know and has never seen.
Why do these heroines have to fall in love with dudes they don't even know?
She's a hysterical heroine.
She's always crying.
I like how she keeps shoving her husband.
Trader is childishly obs
Chelsea Raadgep
Oct 30, 2012 Chelsea Raadgep rated it it was amazing
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Feb 17, 2010 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
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Dec 16, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing
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Mar 13, 2013 Kristen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, westernish
3/12/13 - Read it again in one sitting. Ah, McClure books. They make me happy.

7/28/12 - That's how I like my cowboys! Rough, tough, passionate and handsome. Wow, another great one. I cannot get enough of this author...

Moral Note: Some mild abuse, passionate kisses.
2.5 stars. This is kind of Beauty and the Beast-ish, but also reminded me of East of the Sun and West of the Moon because the Hero of the story hides his face from the woman he loves. I was honestly disappointed in this book. I had previously read A Crimson Frost by Ms. McClure and really enjoyed it, even if it was a bit cheesy at times. Divine Deception was however, a bit too cheesy for me. The wording constantly played off the masculine and feminine differences in the characters and it got old ...more
Rating: 3.5 stars.

A Beauty and the Beast re-telling in a historical western setting. It was clean and entertaining, like all of Marcia Lynn McClure's books.
What made this book a little less believable for me was how quickly Fallon fell in love with Trader who's face she had never seen and the way the hood which covered his face was described. He was able to kiss her with the hood on, yet she never caught a glimpse of his features.

There were some sweet, tender moments between Fallon and Trader,
Feb 04, 2011 Annalisa rated it it was amazing
Love notes collection Book 7. Another stellar book by Marcia Lynn McClure - the wording on the cover aptly describes my feeling for this book "Never a greater tale told...More magnificent than gold...Is Beauty's Beloved Beast of old"

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Fallon Ashby had been intrigued by Trader Donavon, the wealthy land-owner, since the very first day she saw him and heard rumors about him. He was horribly misshapen, or so everyone whispered.

Fallon inwardly admitted that she had dreamed of
Feb 02, 2016 Tori rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audio version this time with Marcia reading it. I think I enjoyed it more this time around. Still, 3.5 stars. :)
Christy Johnson
Feb 02, 2014 Christy Johnson rated it really liked it
Shelves: clean-romance
These are some of the books that pull me through the winter blues. Another classic clean romance from Marcia. This is one of my favorites of hers and I think I've read it at least 4 times. In this story Fallon is suffering at the hands of her merciless abusive uncle and Trader Donovan is the mysteriously cloaked enormous figure who holds the mortgage on the property. Fallon manages to be saved from her uncles clutches but only through an odd turn of events that propriety demands she marries Trad ...more
Jul 23, 2008 McKenzie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: who loves reading love stories
i didn't like this book AS much as i did her other ones. but it was a good book. it's kind of like a beauty and the beast kind of thing. but not totally and exactly that tale, but it was a good book through and through.
Oct 28, 2012 JaNeen rated it it was amazing
This book is an enjoyable quick read. I couldn't read fast enough to find out what Trader was hiding under that hood! Divine Deception proves that it isn't looks that make you beautiful to someone, it is and always will be the greatness of a spirit and quality of character that make you beautiful.
Oct 24, 2015 Emily rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: women
Recommended to Emily by: I'm a fan of McClure's books
No surprise that I'm a huge McClure fan, and most of her books easily make it on my "favorites" shelf. This book, however, may just be my favorite McClure book yet.

I absolutely loved, loved, loved this story.

Read again 10/24/15
Jul 21, 2008 Kristen rated it it was amazing
My favorite Beauty and the Beast book!
Aug 04, 2010 Alysia rated it it was amazing
Great short little read. She jumped right into the meat of the story, and I liked that most of the book was spent on a marriage relationship, which was kindof different.
Jun 25, 2008 Katie rated it it was amazing
This is a very good romance book.. I read it in a couple of hours it is very small but very good.
Kathy Jo
Jun 11, 2016 Kathy Jo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, swoon-fest
3 Stars

After Fallon's father passes away and her mother falls ill, she is sent to live with her Uncle Charles. He is not the person everyone thought he was. He is an abusive drunk who gambles too much.

Trader Donovan is their landlord and is getting sick and tired of everything Charles does. When Trader is caught in a storm, the only place he can find to stay the night is with Fallon and Charles. Charles wakes up to find Fallon and Trader in a "compromising" position and demands that he marries
Leslie Perschon
May 06, 2016 Leslie Perschon rated it liked it
I loved how this book had a lot of mystery; Donovon's cloak, the neighbor Julie and the mysterious letter. I really got wrapped up in the mystery of it all! But then when the book ended I was still left with many questions. I felt not everything was resolved. The build up was intense but then I felt the mysteries were not resolved or were vague.
Apr 21, 2012 LadyCalico rated it liked it
I always enjoy Marcia McClure's little romances, but this was not one of my favorites. There were just too many implausibilities which detracted a lot from my enjoyment of the book, plus the whole hoodie-thingee just didn't work for me. There seems to be gaps in the story that needed filling-in and several times I backtracked to see if I might have accidentally skipped some pages. Then there was the question of why the uncle was so different than the person Fallon's father remembered--the questi ...more
Jan 18, 2013 Connie rated it really liked it
Shelves: high-school
Once again, I stayed up way too late because I couldn’t put Marcia's book down. It was just too much fun!
I don't think there were any swear words in this novel, but the 2-3 kisses that were described were awesome – though definitely for 17 & up :) And as usual, there are a few violent scenes – broken bones, bullet wounds, cuts & bruises.

Fallon lives with her drunk, no good uncle who is a land tenant of Trader's. The book's setting is a few years after the civil war has ended. Fallon has
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Aug 23, 2015 Kaci rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just fantastic

Ok really, I absolutely loved it! It was just a quick read but I just love her books and how I am able to check out of reality with them!!
Karen Spade
Sep 28, 2015 Karen Spade rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really good

Just wish it would have had a longer ending. That's why I didn't give it five stars. Love this author though.
Mar 05, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it
Okay I have to say that I've become a little obsessed with this woman's books. It's not that they are great literature or even very original, but reading them makes me smile. They are clean and there is a lot of kissing (which I like). I've read many of her books now and they are very similar in characters and plot, but just fun reads for me. The romance is cheesy, and there are editorial errors that bug me, but for some reason I want to read them all. So if you are in the mood for a clean, fun, ...more
Sep 04, 2014 Emily rated it really liked it
A little dramatic, but you can't beat a good love story. :)
Jun 30, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: clean-romance
One of my favorites from this author...
I absolutely love everything that Marcia Lynn McClure writes! She is so talented in creating dynamic characters and passionate love stories!! That being said, Divine Dececption was great but not one of my favorites!! I LOVED Trader!! What an amazing man! He was so myserious with the way he kept his face hidden behind a hid worried about his disfigurement. I was just as curious as Fallon to discover the sweet, sexy man hidden behind the hood!! If you are a Marcia Lynn MClure fan then you must rea ...more
Jan 17, 2013 adelina. rated it liked it
I love the cover. The cover is awesome.
Story? Well, not that much.

I mean the book is not that bad, but it had so much potential. The lead characters were good and could get even better, but that just didn't happened plus the secret of the hood is just funny.

Give or take, this book was well three stars, maybe even two stars, but only because I saw big potential in characters I'll give it 3.

Oh, not to forget writing style was just bleh, I just don't like everything happening fast and ruining every
Ada Jane
Feb 15, 2015 Ada Jane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very rewarding experience.

Just as spell binding and captivating as the others I have read by this author. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading another.

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Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Marcia Lynn McClure grew up influenced by the reminiscent stories of rugged, rural Colorado farm life fascinatingly recounted to her by her parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts…tales of runaway buckboards, mule-drawn plows and dust pneumonia; verbalized images of stream-flooded meadows, frozen over in winter, where a child could peer through the crystal clear ic ...more
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