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Whirlwind (Only in Gooding #3)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  1,740 ratings  ·  87 reviews
Humorous historical romance set in turn-of-the-century Texas from a bestselling author; will a marriage of convenience blossom into something more?
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Published September 1st 2008 by Bethany House Publishers (first published January 1st 2008)
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Rachel M.
This is my least favorite book that I have read by this author. I feel like it is not written as well as some of her other books. The plot idea is good but could have been executed better. In the story, a widower named Daniel marries a nanny for the good of others; the story talks about their new life together in Gooding, Texas. As I read the story, I really didn't care for Daniel at all-he was just plain annoying and seemed so uncaring. Although I know that during this time period men had certa ...more
Brooke
This book like her others was an enjoyable read. The last half of the books brings in characters from some of her other books which was nice. The reason I gave this a 3 (if I could it would be a 3.5) is that I didn't care for the end of the book. I felt like it was really rushed and some parts didn't seem to flow as well as they could have if more detail and time were given. Either they edited out a chapter or two to shorten the book or the author felt rushed to finish is all I can think of. It ...more
Gmc
Whirlwind (Only in Gooding #3) by Cathy Marie Hake

When Millicent Fairweather boards the Opportunity to journey to America, she's confident a better life awaits. Before she knows it, she's taken out of steerage to be a nanny to a delightful little boy who quickly wins her heart. Widower Daniel Clark isn't sure about the pretty bundle of energy who takes the nanny position, but he figures the voyage is only one week.

When disaster strikes, Daniel seizes the chance to rescue Millicent and her sister
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J.
Maybe the problem was that I read it as an ebook but, despite an interesting plot, the flow of the story was exceedingly disjointed and choppy. I kept rereading parts thinking I had skipped a paragraph. There was no spacing between paragraphs that skipped to new settings and characters. It felt like whole sections of the book had been cut out, dropping you in the middle of one scene after another. That's alright as a plot device once in a while, but not over and over again. A very frustrating re ...more
Leslie
I can always count on Cathy Marie Hake to write a truly enjoyable book. When life is stressful, it's like having a breath of fresh air!
Becka Jiménez
I enjoyed the characters at the beginning of the book, and I think the story itself has a lot of potential. However, the e-book formatting made the book very confusing, jumping between characters and secondary stories without any spacing between paragraphs. I also thought that the main characters changed personalities in the second half of the book. The ending seemed off, almost as if the author was in a hurry to finish the book. Several discrepancies (timing of a pregnancy??) made me disappoint ...more
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
This is a book in a series that has character returning from the other two books. The third book focuses on Millicent, her sister Isabelle and brother in law Frank. And Daniel and his son Arthur. While heading to America, Daniel looks for a new nanny and finds on in Millicent. From there, an unfortunate tragedy happens and Daneil has even more responsibilities than he thought. Loved all the characters and recommend this book. Be sure to read the other two books since you will recognize some of t ...more
Monkeyface
Listened to Whirlwind by Cathy Marie Hake. Well this book was about an English woman When Millicent Fairweather boards the Opportunity to journey to America, she's confident a better life awaits. Before she knows it, she's taken out of steerage to be a nanny to a delightful little boy who quickly wins her heart. Widower Daniel Clark isn't sure about the pretty bundle of energy who takes the nanny position, but he figures the voyage is only one week. When a disaster strikes, Daniel seizes the cha ...more
Amyiw
Very Christian and not for the non-Christian. There is frequent Bible reading, asking for God's guidance, and prayer.

OK, this review is totally ignoring the Christian aspect of this book that might be off putting to non-Christians. When I ordered it, I didn't realize that it was Christian Historical Romance. Half of the emotional turmoil is dealt with, with pray and asking for God's guidance. Still I decided to read it because it had been in a friends TBR wishlist and well reviewed. I'm not revi
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Sammy
This book wasn't terrible. It honestly was a fun, quick read for what it was. Unfortunately there was not much to the book...

The plot and the characters were honestly pretty predictable, certain devices and people thrown in there for the sole sake of progressing the story along and/or creating conflict and then they were out of the story after having done their job. The whole book also had a somewhat rushed feeling to it, everything (including backgrounds) explained on the fly and not explained
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Mayda
Whirlwind pretty much describes this novel. It seems like Millicent is being blown in all directions. She leaves England for America and a new life. But things don’t go as planned for her or her sister. Author Cathy Marie Hake packs a lot of twists into this historical Christian fiction tale. While predictable in part, there are many surprises along the way. Some mystery, much romance, there is something for everyone.
Linnette
Cathy Marie Hake is one of those authors I fave followed with much interest. I have always enjoyed her stories and this is no exception. I love the way she has this series of books that doesn't feel like a series yet it includes people you love and are familiar with. The other characters are just that. Other characters. And yet, they are familiar and loved if you've read the previous books. And, while you can easily read one without reading the others, why would you want to?

Whirlwind is definat
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Janine
"Whirlwind" is the third book in a series and I think the fastest pace if them all so far, so "Whirlwind" is a perfect name.

Millicent is a warm, loving, tender, always on the go woman. When she gives her heart it is fully and completely. She looks for ways to help her neighbor without wounding their pride, but at times jumps to conclusions that aren't quite right.

Daniel is a man who is trying to learn from past mistakes and honor oaths he has made. He is a strong man spiritually and emotionally
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Stacy
Another really enjoyable book for me, third in the Only in Gooding series by Cathy Marie Hake. I was able to download the first 3 for free, I believe there are one or two more available, but they are not currently free, nor available for Prime Lending. If they were, I'd be sure to get them, as I really enjoyed the ones in this series. I read them back to back to back, which is fairly unusual for me :)
Christy Olesen
Jun 02, 2014 Christy Olesen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Christy by: BookBub
A sweet romance with a whirlwind of a heroine, a strong and compassionate hero, and a lot of lovable characters. Millie thinks she's going to America to be a seamstress, but she ends up with so much more. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
Rachel
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Debbie
This book was a whirlwind for sure. I usually never do bad reviews, however the ereader version of this book was all over the place. The first half of the book was good, then it was a scrambled mess! I love Cathy Marie Hake, but I did not like how this was jumbled and confusing.
Adrienne
Millicent Fairweather has been dismissed from her post as a nanny when her two young charges are set off to school. Joining her sister and brother-in-law, she boards a ship headed for the United States, where they plan to open a dressmaker's shop. Daniel Clark is also planning to head to the U.S., but when his nanny abruptly deserts him and his young son, he finds himself in need of a nanny. When traveling delays and a tragedy bring Millicent and Daniel closer together than they expected, life t ...more
Phyllis C
A story full of action and easy to follow without too many characters to follow through the whole novel. It ends like one big happy family. I couldn't put it down--I loved the scripture.
Cindy
Millicent Fairweather is a nanny who accompanies her sister (Isabelle) and brother-in-law to America, while on the ship traveling across the Atlantic she (to support her sister and brother-in-law) becomes a nanny to a widower Daniel Clark’s son. Isabelle’s husband is killed before they can become U.S. citizens and Isabelle and Millicent are told that they will be deported. Daniel Clark comes to their aid and weds Millicent, she thinks out of kindness but for him it is out of love. He then brings ...more
Selah Bell
This book was a very good read. The characters were well formed, and their antics made me laugh. The only thing that could have made it better was not so much time on the ship. Other than that, a very good book.

Mille is a woman travelling on a ship to America with her sister and brother in law. She is employed to be the nanny of a little boy, the son of a man called Daniel. When disaster strikes, Mille is formced to marry Daniel in order to enter the country. But life is not as simple as she tho
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Jackie
Was okay, got bored with it half way through. No real connection with any character.
Elise Widdis
Suuper good! Couldn't put it down!
Bree
Great book. Shows how when you first get marriage you learn to live with each other's differences.
Kimberly Bohlman
Millicent, a recently let go nanny, her sister Isabelle, and Isabelle's husband Frank are on their way to American to start a dress shop. While on the ship a wealthy business man, Daniel, needs a nanny for his son. When disaster strikes, the only thing for Millicent to do to insure their future is marry Daniel. Once again, the end almost seems hurried and I would have preferred a little more information and details. The ending was all a little too vague in my estimation.
Crystal Laine
Cathy Marie Hake never disappoints me when I choose her historical fiction. This time, guess what? No exception to that rule! She once again hooks me in with characters that take amazing steps of faith, detailing it all with authentic historical touches, which takes me back in time. She doesn't sugarcoat the ugly sides of life, and doesn't give pat answers, either. The peek into Ellis Island was wonderful, too. I am smiling through the tears from this book.
Joanna
From reading the blurb about this book, I thought it sounded like it had a lot of potential. However now that I have finished it, I am sorely disappointed. I feel like Cathy could have put a whole lot more substance into the book. The story line was good but shallow. If the author invested more time into the book to add depth and more descriptive details I would be a bit more impressed. But that being said I don't regret that I read it, it wasn't too bad.
Tausha
The title of this book is very fitting...it was a whirlwind. I loved Millicent's character, but struggled at times with Daniel and the way he tried to control "his whirlwind". He definitly redeems himself at the end though. It was fun to see some of the characters from other books show up but I felt they were just thrown in rather then fitting in to the story. I still really enjoyed the book and feel it was worth the time.
Kendra
I really liked this book. It is about a girl named Millicent and she is coming to America with her sister and brother-in-law. When they get to America something really bad happens and they are pushed together with this man named Daniel who had needed Millicent on the way over from America as a nanny for his little boy. It is a fun love story and you get to see characters from her other book Fancy Pants.
Marie
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As a child, Cathy Marie Hake had an imaginary playmate. Now "grown up," she indulges in a host of imaginary friends as she writes. She teasingly says she decided if those voices in her head were talking, she might as well write down what they said and make a living by doing it. She met her sweetheart in the High School department at church and married him after finishing nursing school. They live ...more
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