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Morning Comes Softly

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A shy Louisiana librarian, Mary Warner fears she'll always be alone—so she answers a personals ad from a rancher in Montana. Never before has she done anything so reckless, casting the only life she knows aside to travel to a strange place and marry a man she's never met. But something about this man calls to her—and she knows this may be her very last chance at happiness. ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 1993)
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Denise
Sep 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it, loved it, loved it. It made me laugh at times and cry at others. Very good. This must be one of Debbie's earlier books first published in 1993. Doesn't have cell phones or computers or internet in the story at all.

What did I learn from this book? Here is a quote from the book that I thought was great: "Life's lessons didn't come cheap, and Travis wasn't there to issue any discount coupons."

I wish there was a sequel because I love these characters after just one book and would like to
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Enjoyable read but I did get frustrated at the heroines reference to "being not pretty"
Assenette
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
I really like it. An epilogue would have been nice.
Jennifer
Jan 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I got this book off of Swaptree because I liked the idea of the storyline. I received a note with it from the previous reader stating how much she enjoyed it, and still I put off reading it for awhile. I finally picked it up and started reading it and got sucked in. This is my first Debbie Macomber book and she truly knows how to write. Her use of words is different than I'm used to reading and made the book so much more enjoyable. I wasn't sure how the storyline was going to play out, but I enj ...more
Joan
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an exquisite read "Morning Comes Softly" was for me. I have been on a mail-order bride jaunt since reading LH's Duncan's Bride and this beautiful story of shy librarian, Mary Warner and rough Montana rancher Travis Thompson took my breath away. Mary is the type of heroine that I adore, kind, compassionate, intelligent, educated, and self-assured. Finding herself past thirty and all alone in the world after the death of her beloved brother an mother, Mary decides to leave her comfortable alb ...more
Gea
After reading several historical mail-order bride stories this was a nice change as it was a contemporary book.
After the death of his brother and sister in-law rancher Travis takes their three children in and is trying to give them a good home so that they don't go into foster home. He doesn't do that well and after failing to find a housekeeper he places an add for a bride in newspaper. Mary, a librarian from Lousiana answers the add and as she fits Travis' and children's wishes they get marrie
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Diah Didi
Baca ini karena Aline bilang bagus. Sederhana, tapi manis. Berhubung selera kami mirip, so I gave it a try setelah beberapa bulan.
And indeed! I loved it!
Nggak ada adegan gegap gempita menghebohkan. Semuanya terjadi dalam konteks sehari-hari. Pertengkaran mereka lebih karena mereka masih sama-sama asing bagi lainnya dan mereka sedang berusaha menjembatani itu. Ya nggak heran juga sih mengingat mereka cuma kenalan lewat surat. Apa jadinya ya kalo saya iseng menanggapi iklan2x jodoh di koran? :D

My
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Lyuda
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
The book was a modern twist of mail order bride story. It was too sugary for my taste with many things that stretched credibility, especially, in character development. Take for example our h. At the begging of the story she was characterized as a shy, quite Louisiana spinster of 32 years old who didn't have any dates and was still a virgin. I would think the male population of her town was either blind or stupid. The woman could cook sophisticated dishes, saw dresses for her friends, and sang b ...more
Lisa
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A shy Louisiana librarian, Mary Warner fears she'll always be alone—so she answers a personals ad from a rancher in Montana. Never before has she done anything so reckless, casting the only life she knows aside to travel to a strange place and marry a man she's never met. But something about this man calls to her—and she knows this may be her very last chance at happiness.

Tragedy made Travis Thompson the guardian of three orphaned children—and determination leads him to do whatever it takes to k
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Pam
This was a great book. I loved the mail order bride theme. Although, the hero, Travis put an add in the news paper for a bride.

Travis was a rough Montana rancher who needed help quick. His brother and sister-inlaw died in a car accident leaving Travis to raise 3 young children. Poor Travis had the social worker breathing down his neck to raise the children correctly.

Mary reads his add in Louisianna where she lives and works as a librarian. She has had quite a bit of loss in her life too. She de
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Vi
Apr 05, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The hero is rancher in montana who's taking care of his brother's kids after his brother and the brother's wife died in an accident. So the hero takes out an ad for a wife because he can't afford a housekeeper. And the heroine is a typical mousy librarian with no bf/marriage prospects. Sees the ad - thinks it's a perfect cos she gets a readymade family.

It was a decent read. The heroine is a stereotypical librarian because all librarians are frumpy and mousy of course. I felt that initially, the
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Anna
Aug 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, contemporany
It’s a very sweet story about a convenience marriage. I usually like this theme because you get to see how a relationship evolves based on other things but lust (which in this book is especially true because Travis is not very attracted to her), and how they live together (which is the real challenge). The characters are well drawn, believable and their flaws make them likeable.
Another favorite to me with this theme is Bound By Marriage by Nalini Singh.
Karen
Mar 16, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-fiction
So, I guess it was a heart-warming tale of a man and woman from two separate worlds who finds love and healing in an unusual way (she answers a personal ad that he places because he can't afford a maid to help with the 3 kids he's raising for his deceased brother).
BUT, pretty much they get there by fighting and making up. So, the whole book they are either yelling at each other or having smutty love scenes. And yes, they are married, and going to church and raising kids right, etc etc. But it's
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Carolynne
Contemporary romance but with a historical feel-- cowboy Travis is responsible for three lively children when his brother and sister in law are killed, and advertises for a wife. He chooses an unlikely candidate: quiet Mary, a Louisiana librarian who can sing and cook--the children's main criteria. At first it is just a business arrangement because they are not attracted to one another, and apparently so different--but that all changes. Better than average romantic novel. Read on Kindle.
Tina
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mary realized something was missing from quiet and orderly life. Travis just inherited three young children and decided to place a newspaper ad for a wife to help him. They join together in an attempt to properly raise the children. What follows is an enjoyable story that leaves you feeling happy. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and would recommend it to others who enjoy a nice easy going romance.
Janet Miller
This would be a great hallmark theater movie. A wonderful family story. I enjoyed the writing style.
Yona
Mar 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This book was really really sweet and very enjoayble.
Lois
Sep 14, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A NICE book - held my interest; easy reading, relaxing. I don't ususally like this type of book - too predictable but it was well written & "pleasant".
Becky Hedge
Feb 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
excellent
Heather Bridson
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first Debbie Macomber book I've read that wasn't related to Cedar Cove, and I love it! Great story of love and perseverance, and taking chances. It is a bit outdated, but since it was written in 1993 that is just fine. I can't have kids of my own, so the story of a woman dropping everything and moving far away from home to marry a stranger and take care of his brother's orphaned kids really hit home. I'd love to step in and take care of kids, but my life turned out different. Anyway, ...more
Inn Auni
When Travis becomes the guardian to his brother's three kids, he has no idea what he's doing, and he's angry. Mary comes into his life, and he's still angry. While Mary tries to put his house in order, Travis tries to find who killed his brother. He puts Mary at the bottom of his priority list, and she finally finds the backbone to tell him how she really feels.
Glenda L
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite things to do is sit down and read and Debbie Macomber book and this one was a good one ... good content and well written. This was a heartwarming story of new beginnings and a lot of hope. I would recommend it.
Coy Lee Stroud
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended reading

I this will appeal to every reader who likes romance but also those who like mysteries too. I only give 5 stars to books I am going read again. This one is definitely worth reading once. Granny Coy
Leigh Robbins
Possibly one of my top 3 favorite books of all time. Love , Love this mail order love story.
Terese
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the story
Carlene
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good story. Hard to put down.
Clemence D
Avis en demie teinte pour ce livre. Je vais commencer par le point positif.
J'ai bien aimé que pour une fois dans ce genre de lecture (romance type "harlequin") on est le point de vue du personnage masculin presque plus présent que celui du personnage féminin. Et ce que j'ai apprécié dans ce livre s'arrête là !
Le personnage de Travis qui m'a parut un peu déboussolé et grognon a finit par m’énerver avec son obsession pour je cite : "De très longues jambes, c'était tout ce qu'il demandait. Et avec
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Joanna
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There were parts of this book that I liked and parts that I didn't. The basic premise has probably been summarized by others, but in case it hasn't...

Tyler is a 36-year-old rancher who takes in his brother's three children (two boys and one daughter, ranging from 12 to 5) after his brother's and sister-in-law's death. The parents were driving home when they were driven off the road by a suspected drunk hit-and-run driver. In view of the fact that they live in such a small town (in terms of popul
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Nancy J
Mar 31, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was expecting more from this book because I really love this author's Cedar Cove series and her Blossom Street series. I almost quit reading it, but I wanted to give it a chance because I do love Debbie Macomber's other books.

The one thing that bothered me from the beginning was the blatant stereotyping of the two main characters. The Montana cattle rancher who took on his brother and sister-in-law's three children after the parents were killed in a tragic car accident, was a rough and rather
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May
"She was wearing a pale lavender dress, and the soft color enhanced her features, which were--he hated to say it--ordinary. She seemed a tad pale, until he realized she wasn't wearing makeup. Not even a little blush or lip gloss. Her glasses were the huge horn-rimmed variety that took up nearly all of her face. Her classic navy blue coat was unbuttoned, and she wore sensible black shoes."

Well, geez, could the woman be, oh, I don't know, a LIBRARIAN, perhaps? Why May, you know the stereotypical d
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