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Winter Roses (Long, Tall Texans #34)

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,669 Ratings  ·  73 Reviews
Handsome, eligible ranch owner Stuart York was not one to mince words. Ivy Conley, his younger sister's best friend, found out the hard way. During a night's stay at his Jacobsville ranch, Ivy wound up in Stuart's arms. The resulting fireworks singed them both…and, knowing she was too young, Stuart closed his heart to her.

Now, years later, Ivy is determined not to be trea
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Mass Market Paperback, Harlequin Romance #3985 Reissue, 192 pages
Published September 21st 2010 by Harlequin (first published September 2007)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Reading Diana Palmer is very much a comforting experience for me. She's like a favorite aunt who I can sit down with, sharing some time, and listen to her tell me an engaging story that will take my mind off the troubles in the world.

She did this with Winter Roses. It's a combination of something old and something new. Similar type of hero and heroine, but there is something in the story that does make it a unique read at the same time.

Ivy has a sister who is fairly malevolent. This is a new thi
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jenjn79
Oct 08, 2008 jenjn79 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: favorite author
While I enjoyed this book, and it was a quick read, for most of it, I had an intense feeling of deja-vu. Like I'd read the story before. If I hadn't known better, I would have thought that I had. But it was a new read, and the story was just very, very similar to a number of other Palmer books.

Palmer's books are usually formulaic. I've come to expect that. But this one was a bit too much. It seemed like all the details matched up to other Palmer stories: the heroine's a young, virginal woman (a
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Carrie
I don't get this author's popularity. I keep trying her books, but keep getting put off by info dumps, characters who say the stupidest things, melodramatic scenes, shallow story lines, obnoxious heroes (though not in this book, thankfully), and short choppy sentences.

I have a couple more on my to-read list, but I'm thinking maybe not.
Amanda Sheila
This is Diana's second book I've read. I owned it, the paperbag. So far my favorite's still Winter Soldier. But this book's good.
Because of Diana Palmer, I have this fling to Cowboy kind of guy. I love the hero "harsh look" and heroine's vulnerable feeling. I wish I have one my own.
Looking forward to read Diana's other books. Whooop!
Barbara
Apr 28, 2013 Barbara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Today, readers, we’re going to make Diana Palmer Stew. Let’s check and see if we have all the ingredients: first, we need a 30-something alpha male character who’s angry at women in general because he’s been burned once before (Stuart York). Okay, now we need an innocent late teens to early 20s shy female (Ivy Conley). Now, we take these two ingredients and add in a dash of fixation (Ivy has loved Stuart for years), verbal abuse (Stuart does this to Ivy repeatedly), and some tension (from the lo ...more
Caro
Mar 07, 2015 Caro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: palmer-diana
This was a really good book. I liked the characters and their personalities. This was written well and kept me interested. There was some suspense, plenty of emotions, courage and strength, a good overall feel of the community, and a great ending. I enjoyed reading this and would like to read more in this series. (I didn't realize it was so big though) Good for the lazy-day read. Enjoy
Ann Keller
Feb 04, 2015 Ann Keller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, western
Ivy was still a teenager when she inadvertently stumbled into Stuart York's arms. Singed by his fiery embrace, Ivy backed away and Stuart did his best to avoid her, fearing she was too young for him.

Now, years later, Ivy needs Stuart's help. Her sister, Rachel, is apparently involved with some heavy duty drug dealers. Rachel may even be one herself. Ivy detests that sort of life, but somehow feels obligated to try to help her sibling. Rachel, however, is in too deeply. The pure form of these pow
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Barbra
Feb 11, 2010 Barbra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Ivy Conley was a young eighteen-year old girl who's struggling through college despite having grown up in a relatively well-off family. Under-appreciated by her family, Ivy was rarely given anything except housework while her older sister, Rachel, got all the jewelleries and allowances. Their drunken father always believed Rachel’s lies about Ivy and when he died, he left everything he had to Rachel. Working part-time as well as dipping sparingly into an inheritance from an aunt, Ivy was barely ...more
Susan
Jul 07, 2013 Susan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I never write reviews...take that as an indicator for how strongly I felt about this book. It was hilariously bad. So bad that I almost encourage you to read it.

I understand how rude this sounds, and before I go on I'd like to go on record on how much I like DP. She was the first romance author I ever read. She hooked me in (so to speak). I should also mention that I was 11 yrs old...and maybe that's where the problem lays. Revisiting favorites of the past has risks of its own. Would they stand
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Jacqueline
This Palmer hero was hardly an ass at all. What's up with that? The story was quick and fairly superficial, the characters were also not deeply developed, but the romance was decent for all that. I just wish she didn't continually throw in an attempt at romantic suspense. Someone needs to tell her to stick with the romance instead of trying suspense which she basically sucks at.
Jenny
Feb 06, 2014 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as other DP books but still enjoyable.
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★

Ivy Conley found out the hard way that her best friend's brother, Stuart York, was not one to mince words. During a night's stay at his Jacobsville ranch, Ivy wound up in Stuart's arms. The resulting fireworks singed them both -- and knowing she was too young, Stuart closed his heart to her. Now, years later, Ivy is determined she won't let Stuart treat her like a little girl anymore. Although still an innocent, Ivy knows she has to fight her own battles, but for some reason, Stuart is always fi
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Perdani Budiarti
Alur cerita dengan gaya penceritaan ala Diana Palmer masih sangat mendominasi buku ini dimana perilaku orang baik dan orang jahat sangat terlihat jelas layaknya hitam dan putih. Jarak usia sang tokoh wanita yang terpaut usia cukup jauh dari sang tokoh pria, sikap sang tokoh pria untuk menjauh dari sang wanita, serta tak lupa setting kota Jacobsville, kota para peternak sapi, dengan banyak tokoh dari buku lama Diana Palmer yang bermunculan di buku ini.

Namun begitu kutemukan beberapa hal yang memb
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Foxfire
Sep 11, 2013 Foxfire rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Based on the reviews, lots of people have loved this book, but I find it hard to enjoy a story when things don't make sense.

The heroine, Ivy, is 18. The hero, Stuart, is 30. The heroine's sister, Rachel, was in Stuart's class at school, so she will be the same age, 30.

The beautiful Rachel is the caricature of evil. She is cruel to the plain but kind Ivy. She steals Ivy's boyfriends. She spreads rumors in town that Ivy is promiscuous. She lies about Ivy to their alcoholic father, who as a result
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Kathy
Nov 12, 2010 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Ivy and Stuart.... Ivy, beaten by a drunk father, manipulated and lied about by her older sister, alone, independent, struggling to be her own person... Stuart... also beaten by a father that wanted him to be a football star, and angered by his desire to compete in rodeos and ultimately to run the ranch... rich, a bit of a temper, attracted to his younger sister's best friend...

But Ivy is only 18, and he is 30... he makes himself wait for her, and he lasts another 2 years... but then her older s
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Tukang Kueh Keren
Ahem.....setelah susah payah menamatkan buku DP yang lain, Berlian Terpendam.....akhirnya kehidupan romance-ku kembali normal.....hip hip horeeyyy

Mulai bisa menamatkan buku romance macam gini dalam sehari aja ---->tentunya diseling dengan ngegame mumpung gak ada Tio

Senang sekali GPU kembali menerbitkan serial koboy Jacobville, masih dengan setting yang sama....perempuan muda belia, 19 tahun dengan lelaki 30 tahun ---->sebenernya gue banget juga *curcol*

ceritanya sih ya gitu aja sih, gak t
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Tawnya Ward
Easy story to read, clears up some questions from a few of Diana's other books.

Sweet virginal Ivy loves one man who might be the worst person for her. Stuart falls for his younger sister's best friend. In her time of great need, he comes to her aid. Only to have both think the other is second guessing the other.
Mackarel
Nov 24, 2014 Mackarel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Kenapa semua orang bilang ini khas Diana Palmer??
Aku jadi merasa bersalah karena tak terlalu menyukainya.
Or maybe I outgrew this kind of book. Terlalu tipis dan terlalu terburu-buru buat seleraku. Semoga bisa cocok sama tulisan Diana palmer yang lebih tebal :D
Spinneretta
Diana Palmer is an enjoyable author to read. Her books are quick reads, and more the traditional romance that makes you think of grown up fairytales. This series is always good to read.
Adriana Fogaça
Jul 04, 2013 Adriana Fogaça rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Homens do Texas 36
Rosas de Inverno
Diana Palmer

O que dizer de mais uma estória dos Homens do Texas, sem duvida é a mais doce de todas que já li.

Stuart não faz muita confusão, ele é bom homem, apenas acha que Ivy é muito jovem, mas, 2 anos depois, ele não resiste.

Ainda mais quando ele percebe que alguém esta invadindo seu território.

Não tem muita enrolação, tem pouquíssimo mal entendido, e o único que houve, foi resolvido em tempo recorde, comparados com outros romances da DP.

Acho que a melhor de
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Sari
Sep 10, 2012 Sari rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ntah kenapa gw mulai bosan dengan alur cerita DP yg seperti ini, sangat mudah ditebak. Cowonya jauh lebih tua, suka dengan cw yg lebih muda, biasanya temen adiknya atau yg ada dilingkungan sekitar dia tumbuh, lalu krn takut dianggep pedofil, jd ngejauh dgn pura" benci krn salah paham. Gampang sekali ditebak, dan ntah kenapa buku yg ini alurnya kelewat cepat, bersih dari adegan hot, jadi kurang terasa interaksi keduanya. Akhirnya buku ini cuma gw kasih rating #2,5 krn mungkin gw sudah sangat bose ...more
"Chelsea"
Jun 24, 2014 "Chelsea" rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a great novel~! Though I really wished to read what Rachel thought of Ivy in Rachel's diary. Ivy is such a strong, hardworking woman, I'm glad that she gets her happily ever after.
Mia Adorable
Dec 01, 2010 Mia Adorable rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: diana-palmer
It's actually quite a sweet story about wealthy rancher Stuart York and oh so innocently sweet Ivy. As in all of Diana Palmer's romance novels, he's older by about a decade and has fallen in love with innocent Ivy since she was 18 years old. Thinking her much too young for his affections, he hides his feelings and is of course frustrated with himself for not being able to be with Ivy. Ivy is already in love with Stuart and is surprised that after the one incident when she was 18 two years ago .. ...more
Beth
Feb 01, 2016 Beth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stuart and Ivy
Judith
Jun 28, 2014 Judith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, ebook, western
Kind of boring.
Kenderly
Apr 19, 2014 Kenderly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovely story .
Chris
Nov 07, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
not bad
Lina Mouloudj
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ضياع في العاصفة، ديانا بالمر

in my opinion it could've been an outstanding novel, mixed with romance, suspense and crime..

the end didn't satisfied me at all, i wanted more pages, i wanted some of Agatha Christie's mystery in it.

at the end of the book i felt that it was such a waste to end an amazing story just like that...
Nabi Bibi
Jul 30, 2014 Nabi Bibi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: diana-palmer
I loved it
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Susan Eloise Spaeth was born on 11 December 1946 in Cuthbert, Georgia, USA. She was the eldest daughter of Maggie Eloise Cliatt, a nurse and also journalist, and William Olin Spaeth, a college professor. Her mother was part of the women's libera
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