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Promises Prevail (Promises #3)

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Wyoming Territory 1870 Widowed and barren, Jenna sees the newborn left on her doorstep as a priceless gift worthy of any sacrifice. She knows she'll need a husband to keep the baby, but nothing prepares her for the man who offers. Big and dark, simmering with a deadly intensity, Clint McKinnely could put fear into the devil. He certainly strikes fear into her. But Jenna so ...more
Trade Paperback, 1st edition, 377 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Ellora's Cave (first published March 2005)
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Dec 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Readers looking for a western protector theme romance
It’s so very rare that I come across a book that has me bawling buckets at the end but this one did the trick and so unexpectedly too. Can this woman ever write. From the first book in the “Promises” series right through to this one every single hero has had me drooling, sighing, swooning and OMG-ing pretty much from the get-go. She writes about rough and tough men, your John Wayne/Clint Eastwood movie in print.

McCarty has this unique talent with the way she writes to make you really feel like y
I really liked the previous books in Sarah McCartys Promises series, but this one didnt work so well for me. I didnt "connect" with either Clint or Jenna, they just didnt have any "spark". Granted, Clint was one sexy cowboy, but I spent the whole book trying - unsuccessfully, I might add - to understand why he thought he was unworthy of Jeanna, only to be given an explanation that didnt make sense. Jenna was a basket case from the start, a true doormat. Considering all the abuse she suffered all ...more
Jul 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
This book gets four stars for great characters, a nice romance and some super hot sex, but loses a star for being a bit lengthy/wordy, focusing a little too much on the heroine (therefore neglecting the hero), and for lacking a little in originality because as I was reading I kept feeling like I'd read this (type of) story before. The lengthy thing should come as no surprise to anyone who has read McCarty before. She's got to be one of the wordiest romance authors I've ever read. And this is one ...more
Mar 04, 2011 rated it did not like it
I was given this series which I'm grateful for because I woulda been upset if I had actually shelled out money for it.

Promises Prevail was a dnf for me although, like the others in the seris, in the beginning I really liked the Hero and Heroine. But, like the previous, the author quickly lost me.

In this one too, I ended up being completely annoyed with the heroine. She questioned her weight all the time. I get enough of that in real life, after the first couple times of Jenna mentioning it, and
Ivana Azap Feješ
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Promises Prevail is the third book in McCarty's historical western, erotic romance series, Promises. This is book 3 in this McCarty series -- set in the Old West, specifically Cheyenne, WY and embracing a variety of characters.

Clint McKinnely is looking for a wife and he takes all the potential candidates to the “Sweet Thyme Bakery”. A lot of the plot revolves around meek Jenna, who is horribly traumatized from abuse, coming out of her shell and realizing she deserves love.

I really enjoyed this.
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read this book on a quiet night 4 years ago and it has haunted me ever since.

I had forgotten the name of the book, the name of the author and the name of the characters. All I could remember was the story line and how much I loved it.

I can't believe I have found this book again!
Well, I have mixed reviews about this book. While I really liked some of the emotional elements to this story, the way the hero treated the heroine made me very uncomfortable several times.

The beginning was fantastic and I was pretty excited, thinking I would love this book. But then.....the evening after the hero and heroine get married, something happens which just rubbed me all kinds of wrong. Clint KNOWS that Jenna has been sorely mistreated by her father and husband in the past. He knows sh
Laura V.
Ya entiendo el común denominador de las historias de McCarty. Una chica con un pasado doloroso entre más humillante mejor. Un chico con la posibilidad de cambiar sus circunstancias casándose con ella. No hay trauma que ella no tenga que no pueda él solucionar con un poco mucho sexo.

Increíblemente compro sus historias. No todas las chicas son iguales pero todas empiezan a creer y recuperar la confianza en sí mismas. Los chicos son muy lindos y a su muy terca manera las ayudan.

En esta historia en
Oct 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this. It started off a little slow, but it was a beautiful story.
May 27, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

Well, this was interesting. I liked how strong Jenna, the heroine, could be at times. I mean, she was weak through most of the book, but whenever someone else was threatened, she'd stand up for them. I wish she'd stood up for herself more, but I understood that her past made her pretty fearful. The fact that Clint, the hero, said some pretty cruel things when he knew that all too well didn't sit right with me. I mean, Clint was very kind to her, and I know he didn't mean many of the th
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Sarah has traveled extensively throughout her life, living in other cultures, sometimes in areas where electricity was a concept awaiting fruition and a book was an extreme luxury. While she could easily adjust to the lack of electricity, living without the comfort of a good book was intolerable
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Promises (5 books)
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