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Montana Sky

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  40,900 ratings  ·  961 reviews
When Jack Mercy died, he left behind a ranch worth nearly twenty million dollars. Now his three daughters—each born of a different mother, and each unknown by the others—are gathered to hear the reading of the will. But the women are shocked to learn that before any of them can inherit, they must live together on the ranch for one year. For Tess, a screenwriter who just wa ...more
Paperback, 438 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by Berkley (first published March 12th 1996)
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Feb 03, 2008 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No One!
I read it all the way through, but I hated it. There were so many ridiculous factual inaccuracies that I could write a novel on this novel! How incredibly annoying to someone who actually lives this life that she would butcher/romanticize it to this extent! Booo! Boooo!

Most notably:
In the very beginning, the main character's love interest hears a shot and goes running to find the main character butchering a bear she just shot. Apparently, she shot it because it was attacking her. First of all, y
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
“Men didn't respect beauty...they used it.”

A disliked bastard of a man is a successful ranch owner who owns millions in property. Cursed with the inability to bear son offspring rather than those silly women seeds, he kicks out two ex-wives who curse him with daughters, never having anything to do with his children until Willa, who sticks by his side devotedly until he keels over. Once dead, his frustrating will dictates that his three daughters must live together on the ranch for a year to eve
The death of her father took Willa Mercy by surprise - he hadn't even told her he was sick. Finding out that the cold man who she'd tried her entire life to please had left a will that took away the home she'd grown up in and the ranch she'd worked on for her entire life and split it between herself and two half-sisters she'd never even met, demanding that to get anything, they all had to live together on Mercy ranch for a year, is a betrayal that she can't even process. Then, still reeling from ...more
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017
When three sisters - complete strangers to each other - try to live and work together on a ranch in Montana, sparks are bound to fly.

The Wounded Deer, Hollywood and Cowgirl will have to put their differences aside and perhaps become the family they were meant to be.

A perfect read for a rainy day. You'll get to sigh at tender moments and chuckle or even laugh out loud at funny scenes and witty dialogues.

I highly recommend it for all lovers of romance with a bit of thriller and mystery thrown in
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I read this when it first came out and then again a few years back. And I've seen the Lifetime movie as well. My rating is based on the enjoyment from years ago and I'm not sure what my reaction would be if I read it today. I did enjoy it enough to add it to my personal library when it initially came out.
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gripping suspense plot, character to fall in love with and a slow burn romance all click in this story. Just a wonderful book. I would love it if the three sisters would take Jack's portrait and make a bonfire with it. The man should have never procreated, but then there wouldn't have been Willa, Lily and Tess. They were truly better than the SOB deserved. Maybe it was a good thing he could have cared less about them while he was alive. It was truly sad that Willa strived all her life for a kind ...more
Three stories in one, about three half-sisters who are forced to live together for a year if they want the inheritance their awful late father left them.

Tess, the oldest, is an L.A. screenwriter who wanted to get what little money her father left for her and return home. Lily, the middle sister, had been abused and was moving from place to place, always looking over her shoulder for her ex-husband to find her again. Willa, the youngest one, grew up in the farm, working hard at the ranch to gain
Hari Hara
3.5 / 5
Woohooo! This was LOOONGGGG but I loved every minute of it. I think this was one of the best Nora Roberts books I've ever read/listened to.
Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
In 2004, there was an Egyptian movie called "حب البنات" aka Girls Love that I absolutely loved, it's still one of my favorite movies.

A few years later, I went into a DVD store to find a Nora Roberts movie titled Montana Sky, released 2007. I bought it on the spot and watched with amazement. The arabic movie was based on Nora's novel, and both movies became one of my favorite that I watched many times over.

After the death of their father, three half sisters Willa, Tess, and Lily Mercy (ندى، رقية
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sigo diciendo que la espantosa adaptación de televisión me ha fastidiado bastante la lectura. Entretenido, sin más.
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-print, romance
Montana Sky is a delightful story of three women learning to trust one another and finding love in the unlikeliest of places.

Jack Mercy lived his life as a hard man and died the same way. In his will, Jack leaves Mercy Ranch to his three daughters, none of whom had met until the day of their father's funeral. In order for the women to inherit, they must spend a year together on the ranch and at the end of the year they'll have equal shares in a ranch worth twenty million dollars. When a brutal e
Kenya Wright
I was forced to read this for my MFA in writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. That being said, I would have stopped reading at 10%, which would have resulted in me missing a pretty decent romance.

It wasn't the best, but. . .nice and decent.

Let's see. . .This book is a simple mathematical computation.

Multiply: a hot cowboy times 3

Add three half-sisters, that don't really know each well, but are forced to get to know each other due to their dead father's will. Additionally, at first I
Por fin he terminado el libro y digo por fin porque se me ha hecho eterno. La traducción es malísima hasta el punto que he llegado a plantearme si no lo habían traducido con traductor. No han sabido traducir determinadas expresiones que eran básicas y que han hecho que saliera de la lectura una y otra vez.

Respecto a los protagonistas tampoco puedo decir mucho. Aunque la protagonista indiscutible es Willa en su historia no se profundiza demasiado. No sé casi nada de su infancia (y había muchas p
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Thank the heavens for another stormer of a novel from Nora Roberts with none of those pesky supernatural, paranormal happenings. This is a straight forward awesome romance with a bit of suspense thrown in to keep the stakes high of course.

I loved the setting. I have always wanted to go to Montana and stay on a ranch but I figure I would be a mix of Tess and Lily once I'm there. Anyway, beautiful, gorgeous setting.

And the three sisters! Awesome characterisation and you fall in love with all thre
Feb 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Turns out I'm really not enamored of thriller elements in Roberts's plots. I kept wishing they weren't there, or that they were different.

But I liked the sisters a lot, and I appreciated the observation that they were all supposed to hate each other. Jack Mercy: what an idiot. Though I wish Willa and Ben had acknowledged that ultimately, they were what Jack wanted, and I wish Adam had felt less like a protector and Lily less like a lost child.

Otherwise, there are a lot of golden moments here,
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Recuerdo haber tenido la misma sensación cuando vi la película que leyendo el libro. La historia pintaba interesante y con 450 páginas pensaba que habría tiempo suficiente para desarrollar todos los personajes a la perfección, pero no ha sido así. Es casi un crimen decir que todo ha pasado my rápido y que los personajes han sido bidimensionales. Páginas había para dar profundidad a la trama y a los protagonistas, pero al final han estado llenas de repeti
Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! Definitely would recommend this to anyone who is looking to read a quintessential Nora Roberts book. Love, romance, family, betrayal, suspense, murder, and laugh out loud dialogue.

I thought I would be frustrated with a book that, from the synopsis, describes a book with three love interests/couples. The book is less than 450 pages, how in the world could NR manage to have three couple story lines, plus all the other details and scenes with other characters? I was definitely wo
Nov 09, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brain-candy
Mean old Montana rancher Jack Mercy dies and leaves the ranch to his three daughters, born of three different mothers, none of whom have ever met before. The catch is that in order to inherit their third of the multi-million ranch, they all have to live on the ranch for one year with no more than one week away.

Californian screen writer Tess is mad, fleeing abused wife Lily is grateful but scared, and rancher Willa is furious. And not only do they have to adjust to each other and their changed li
Nov 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Could've done without the drawn-out drama and the multiple chapters from the killer's POV, which I never like. (view spoiler)

But aside from that, I loved this. SISTERSSSSSSS. I loved all three of them, but I do believe Tess was my favourite. Although I might change my mind about that in a couple of minutes' time, because they're all pretty great. Ben and Willa were by far my favourite pair
Jack Mercy had been a bastard in life. Three wives, two divorces (the third wife died before he could divorce her), and three daughters (each with a different wife), two of whom he’d discarded (along with their mothers) because they weren’t boys, while he couldn’t really get rid of the third because of her dead mother. Yet he never treated Willa Mercy like a daughter, but more of a nuisance, never showing her the ropes, slapping her both figuratively and literally.

And now, after his death, he’s
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Kelepir fiyata kaptığım - 10 tl - kitabı büyük bir zevkle okudum. Klasik Nora tarzında, üç kız kardeş üç de boylu poslu erkek; kısacası Nora'nın üçleme takıntısının güzel bir örneği. Adından anlaşılacağı gibi Montana'da bir çiftlikte geçiyor, önce kız kardeşler bağlarını kuruyor, bu esnada da erkeklere kalplerini kaptırıyorlar. Bir de çiftlikte dönen iğrenç işler, ölümler, kafa yüzmeler felan var ki uzun bir süre kim olduğu ortaya çıkmıyor. Bu kısmı tam tahmin ettiğim gibi çıktı ama yine de beğe ...more
Veronica Jonsson
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just spänningsromanerna av Nora Roberts blir man sällan besviken på, den här var inget undantag! Rekommenderas varmt!
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The love I have for her books is right up there with family.
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was ok


4 but more like 4.5 stars

I had no idea how to begin this review since this was the longest book I've read in a long time and A LOT of stuff happens and I had A LOT of feelings about the stuff that happens. But I'll stick to the major ones.

The relationships between the three very different sisters that developed over time and through triumphs, tears and terrors were the most rewarding aspects of this book. Of course I enjoyed the individual romances (how could I not?) as well but the siblings wer
Kris - My Novelesque Life
Nov 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Written by Nora Roberts
1996; Berkley (448 Pages)
Genre: fiction, mystery, suspense

Jack Mercy - a gruff mean old SOB - has died and leaves to his three daughters (by three different wives) a third of the ranch. There is one minor hitch - they must live on the ranch together for a year.

Willa is devastated as she has lived with her father and worked alongside him. The ranch means everything to her as does her father's approval. The salt to her wounds is that Ben McKinnon (fellow ranch own
3 Stars

I don’t like my own rating for this story. I love Nora with my whole heart and I feel a 3 Star rating is poor form on my behalf. I’m going to blame the fact that I listened to the audio version, instead of reading the book. Full disclosure, this was my very first audio book experience, and if I’m being honest, I didn’t particularly enjoy it.

The woman narrating this story was pretty impressive with her vocal fluency and effortless character changes, so I must give props to that aspect of t
Apr 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Well, my friend just loaned me ten NR books and I decided to start with this one, hopefully it's good... or even better =)

Okay, about 700 pages later, I'm finished. And I have mixed feelings about this book. Good things: Montana (I love the scenery in the film Horse Whisperer and for some reason the book reminded me of the film), Adam and Nate, I loved reading about them (especially when Nate tells Tess that he- the cowboy from Montana- graduated from Yale or the first sex scene with Nate and Te
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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and coming in December 2017, Year One -- the first book in The Chronicles of The One. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
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