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Mail-Order Groom (Morrow Creek #4)

3.2 of 5 stars 3.20  ·  rating details  ·  75 ratings  ·  12 reviews

Fleeing scandal, stage sensation Savannah Reed swaps sparkles and satin for calico and wool to be Morrow Creek's telegraph operator. Through the wires she finds her new leading man, but when he arrives--shot and left for dead on her doorstep--Savannah suspects she's jumped out of the limelight and into the fire....
Detective Adam Corwin awakens to Savannah's bewitching smi
ebook, 288 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Harlequin Special Releases (first published January 1st 2010)
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Schoolteacher Melissa Grayson is too pretty to stay single for long, and the townspeople where she lives out west insist she take a husband. They’ll choose one for her if she doesn’t come up with a groom on her own. So she writes to an old childhood friend who agrees to wed her. However, the rakish man who steps off the train isn’t the ailing James Pickney she remembers. But when the town elders rush them off to the altar, she has no choice except to carry through with the marriage. It isn’t unt ...more
Really enjoyed this fun western from Lisa Plumley. Loved Adam, Savannah, Mose, the residents of Morrow Creek, and even the bad guys.
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This is a worrisome historical romance from the Harlequin (UK) stable. Basically the plot involves a lawman in 1884 who pursues across the Arizona Territory a gang of extortionists that prey on unwary spinsters, filch their dowries and wealth, and leave ‘em without loving ‘em. The lawman uses the gang’s next victim to bait a trap, only to be ensnared by the female victim’s wiles.

Lawman Adam Corwin is introduced as a detective of an agency—we’re thinking Pinkertons, right?—only to be identified l
Virginia Campbell
Historical Western Romance is my favorite genre, and I was utterly charmed by Lisa Plumley's "Mail-Order Groom". The characters are very well-written and interesting. The story line is paced just right, allowing us to discover the little extras about each character while the action builds to a climax. The romance is funny, poignant, and sweetly sensual. Savannah Reed has fled to Morrow Creek, Arizona to escape family scandal and public ridicule. Desperate for respectability and a different last ...more
Got a little more than half-way through, and just could not continue. The narration seems really inauthentic - it doesn't even seem like the main character could be an adult, her thoughts and reactions are that bizarre. This is the scene that did me in: They've just gotten married, and the heroine is trying to have a wedding night:
"But now that we're married, you simply must call me --"
"Yes?" Breath held in anticipation, Adam waited. Would this be the moment that Savannah trusted him completely?
I did not finish this book, even though I really really tried. I found the pacing slow. I got to chapter four and just didn't care about the characters anymore. The book was still within the first twenty four hours of action. Let's get on with it!
I found some of the premise to be silly. A reader has to suspend belief, but some things were just ridiculous. Would the town's telegraph office be situated so far away from town so that the operator was isolated? How did she get the messeages into tow
Borrowed this book from the library because the name caught my attention. It was fairly well written, and I enjoyed the characters. Savannah does come across as overly trusting, overly goody-two-shoes who is trying too hard, but Adam is marvellous. I think it is a nice enjoyable read when you don't really want to think too hard after a hard day's work, or just want to chill on a train ride.
For a complete review, check out Affaire De Coeur magazine, hard copy or online at: - December issue.
Patricia Solla
The Old West certainly comes alive in this story. Good action. Interesting concept.
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USA TODAY best-selling author Lisa Plumley has delighted readers worldwide with more than three dozen popular novels. Her work has been translated into multiple languages and editions, and includes contemporary romantic comedies, western historical romances and a variety of stories in romance anthologies. Her fresh, funny style has been likened to such reader favorites as Rachel Gibson, Susan Eliz ...more
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