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A Man to Call My Own (Menaklukkan Sang Koboi)

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After the sudden death of their father, Marian and Amanda Laton must leave their New England home and travel to their aunt's Texas ranch. It is a harrowing journey, but plain-looking Marian welcomes the challenge of their adventure, while beautiful Amanda complains at every turn. And when they need rescuing, cowboy Chad Kinkaid is the strong, sexy hero for the job. Amanda' ...more
416 pages
Published May 2010 by Gagas Media (first published January 2nd 1985)
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3.5 STARS!!

This is another cute, sweet, sexy, WTH?, "just tell her already!" book from Johanna! And I thoroughly enjoyed the daylights - and late nights - out of it!! Just when I thought I knew where this story was going...JL pulled the rug out from under me, leaving me stunned, smiling and staring up at the ceiling... ♥

Jessica
I had actually started reading this book several times over the past few months, but the beginning was so simplistic I would just get annoyed and put it down. Now that I've put my mind to it and finished, I was surprised to see this book first came out in 2003. The language, descriptions, and story were so simplistic (borderline idiot) I thought it had to have been written in the early 80's.

The jacket cover gives the general description of a Western theme, a story of two sisters, Marian, the nic
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Amy Wilder
This story features a set of twins - one evil, one good. The evil one is the one that is spoiled and the good one lives in such fear of incurring the jealous rage of her sister that she makes herself as unappealing as possible. She is just hoping and praying for her sister to get married and torment someone else. She's a klutz with glasses - and then they get sent to the wild west because of their father's death leaving them destitute or something (I forget the contrived premise).

This is basical
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Jessi
First Line: "Mortimer Laton was buried that morning in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the town where he had been born and lived his whole life."

Although the copyright information says 2003, this is a seriously Old Skool romance, and not in a good way. I couldn't stand the heroine and the hero was annoyingly obtuse. The only character I found at all interesting was the spoiled, bratty sister, who was at least funny sometimes. I surprised myself by reading the whole thing, but I would not suggest anyon
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Julianne
Look, I gave it five stars! Am I too easy? Not sure, but this is a book I kept wanting to get back to and read a little more and find out what happened next! So I guess that makes it worthy of five stars.

It's Texas in the olden days, where the hero is not only gorgeous and wealthy, but a good horseman, an excellent rider, honest, brave, trustworthy, loyal, helpful,...or am I thinking of something else? Anyway, this was a case of the confusion that can come when you have twins to deal with. True
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Katie Johnson
not at all what i thought. this is the first book i have read that did not include vampires or mythical creatures. and i loved it. it was written very well and it was very romantic.
J. Lynne
Okay, so I liked but . . . I didn't like it. The concept was solid, and the characters had some great potential. That being said, there were some issues.

What truly knocked this book down a star or two was the overall story development. The ending was too quick and too easy. The characters' emotions and relationships were resolved in a way that was unsatisfying to me.

Also, the progression of Marian and Kincaid's relationship wasn't given enough attention. I wanted more scenes with them bonding a
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Daniela
A Man To Call My Own… 5 big stars!

I am starting to realize that I really like historical fiction, this book make me open my eyes, and I am very happy about it. Well… let’s start with the plot:

so we have a girl, Marian, she has a beautiful golden, long hair, a pair of stunning blue eyes, all of her is pretty, even beautiful, but she doesn't show it, she is always on the background, hiding herself behind ugly closet, a grandma bun and a pair of big old glasses, because of her identical (maybe TO i
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Alexa
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There's nothing quite like a good love story, especially when you're in the mood for one. A MAN TO CALL MY OWN was a quick read for me, but I enjoyed the romance, the setting and the characters as well. Fans of romance novels might find the story slightly predictable, but it's an entertaining addition to the genre.

The Characters

Chad Kinkaid is not necessarily my favorite romance novel hero, but he's certainly different from most of the heroes I'm familiar with. His
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☂ ℬrandi
❤❤❤

Marian and Amanda are identical twins but Amanda has always been their father's favorite. He's spoiled her and created a manipulative, acerbic shrew. But the men love Amanda because she's beautiful, vibrant, stylish and loves their attention. Marian does everything to disguise her looks and not offer competition. She dresses drably, styles her hair in harsh bun, and wears unnecessary spectacles to avoid notice. She does all of this to attention from suitors. In the past, if Marian had a suit
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Heather
johanna is tryin2 hard2 get our sympathy 4marian &it isnt workin.its comin off rly unrealistic. like why her dad automatically liked amanda better.or why he dint pay attention 2marian,but made sure she had clothing&everything.or why amanda dint care2 have friends,but wanted suitors.
stereotypical twins.1 evil,1 nice.not rlly realistic.
the speech is so wrong.its totally modern n places.
EXAMPLES OF MODERN EXPRESSIONS-
-bigger than life personality. hated eachothers guts. laying low. miss kn
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Malynda
Marian Laton has always been second best to her twin sister Amanda, at first, not by choice. The girls’ father has always preferred Amanda, spoiling her rotten, so Marian never received the love from her father that she needed. Men flocked to both girls, but Amanda wanted everyone’s attention all for herself. Growing tired of Amanda’s antics, Marian chooses to make herself as physically unattractive as possible, so men will prefer her sister. The sooner Amanda gets married, the sooner Marian can ...more
Kathy
1870-s - start in Massachusetts & ends in Texas...Amanda and Marian / twins, beautiful, opposite personalities, Amanda favored by father & Marian favored by mother - who had passed 8 years earlier...

Father Mortimer, rich, indulged Amanda, selfcentered, dead... and his will puts them under his sister's guardianship, who had left for Texas to get away from her brother when the twins were young...

Amanda was self centered and jealous... so Marian had learned to disguise her own beauty with c
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Cindy
I'm hooked! This was my second book I have read by Ms. Lindsey and was again a very fun and enjoyable experience. This book is about a set of twin sisters that are as different as night and day. Amanda and Marian Laton are raised by their narcissistic father that ignores Marian and dotes on Amanda. But all things change quickly when the father suddenly dies from a tragic accident. (Hmmm, but is he really dead, or living a double life?) The girls are swept off to live in Texas with Aunt Kathleen, ...more
Emily Bowring
This book left me feeling horrible at the end. I'm normally a big family of Johanna Lindsey's work but this book was a bit of a disappointment.

The plot sounded interesting, but unfortunately came off, at least for me, awkward and frustrating. The hero seemed stupid and don't even get me started on the sister! I had a hard time believing that so much hate can come from such a petty reason!
Aysha
This is by far one of my favourite books by Johanna Lindsey or even of my life. I have read it over and over again and never wanted it to end. It had a solid plot and an even better ending. I would have liked the ending to have not ended so quickly but I guess it wouldn't have mattered anyway. Overall the book was great and would definitely recommend it to my fellow readers.
Maggie
I recently started reading Johanna's books and most of them are wonderful. I had high hopes for this book and was looking forward to it, you don't find much historical romances about twins.

I was disappointed, this book left me really unsatisfied. A lot of things in this book, the things some characters did were really unrealistic and highly improbable. The plot twist in the near end was really unnecessary. They had misunderstandings from the beginning of the book to the very end. She tried to f
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Avigail
My Rating: 3.5. I read this book before I read the reviews. And most of them are disappointed. Well, I am not. For one, I think it's a good thing that an author sways away from her usual plots. Spice it up a little, or more. I think having this twins and a man is quite good enough to start with. The only thing missing in this plot is more pages to justify several things: chad and her attraction to Marian, more of the twins background as to why Marian has to do what she did, Spencer and Amanda (w ...more
Emily
I have read a lot of novels by Johanna Lindsey and this seemed like all the others. I think Ms. Lindsey is having a difficult time coming up with new and interesting plots. Her books have always relied on a series of misunderstandings, coincidences and even outright lies to keep the hero and heroine apart. The resolution of the tale is always the explaining of what really happened from both parties points of view, and then they love each other and get married, the end. Pretty much the same stuff ...more
Suhad
That was a very catchi book, every time i decided to leave it something happens and attract me back to it, and it was very amazing, story to read with so many attractive details, and that was totally 5 stars book for me .
MaryLennox
I'm about more than halfway through this book and I'm kinda ready to throw it against the wall.

I'm not afraid to admit that I want to see the 'evil' sister get her comeuppance, but it appears that I'm going to be cheated out of such an ending. The author is already tying up the sister's relationship in a nice bow.

Blegh.

Her mistreatment of her sister just makes me want to punch her in the face - and why is she bothering to be nice to her at the barbecue?

Sorry, I want my 'evil' characters to stay
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Kat
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Esther
Read this book a loooong time agooo and love d it
Betsy
Good book, interesting story. And just when you think it's all over, she throws some surprises in there!
Jennifer
I picked up this book, got comfy, and started reading. Then I realized that I had already read it! I hate it when that happens. This is why you should always post to Goodreads! Then you would know that you already read it. However, it had been a really long time, so I read it again. It was a fun read with interesting characters and plot, with steamy scenes and lots of romantic moments. I have read a lot by this author and have never been disappointed. Really, who wouldn't like a story about twin ...more
Fanny Roswita Ria
Sebenarnya kapok beli novel terjemahan dari Gagasmedia tapi krn ini pengarangnya adalah salah satu pengarang favorite jadi beli deh. Cerita pertengkaran sodara kembar yang tiba-tiba menyukai org yang sama. Chad Kincaid dikerjain oleh Amanda yang pura-pura menyamar menjadi sodara kembarnya Marian sampai ia mempercayai bahwa Amandalah yang telah Chad Kincaid nodai. Marian terpaksa menelan sakit hatinya walaupun dia tidak menyerah. Terus berusaha mengingatkan Chad Kincaid akan kenangan mereka berdu ...more
Lucy Bilik
This was a funny, pathetic upbringing story with cute ending. The story of two sisters that were raised in opposite spectrum of care and emotional attachment. One is spoiled to extreme that even her own dad would rather her believe him dead vs telling her the truth about his second love of his life. While the other is so emotionally deprived to the point when she changes her appearance just to avoid her association with her twin. The turn around comes on the unexpected and undesired journey of t ...more
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Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S. Army was stationed. The family moved about a great deal when she was young. Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.

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