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Left at the Altar

(Two-Time Texas #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  168 ratings  ·  37 reviews
"A great story by a wonderful author."-#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

Welcome to Two-Time Texas:
Where tempers burn hot
Love runs deep
And a single marriage can unite a feuding town
...or tear it apart for good
In the wild and untamed West, time is set by the local jeweler...but Two-Time Texas has two: two feuding jewelers and two wildly conflicting time
Mass Market Paperback, 340 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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P.e. lolo
Apr 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This book opens up in a small Texas town that has a feud between to jewelers and the standard of time. Now hoping to put an end to this with a wedding the bride is tired of waiting for the groom to show up goes looking for him. She finds him and he tells her he can’t go through with it and it is not her fault but his, and then does the manly thing and leaves town so she can be the one to tell everyone that the wedding is off. This of course does not end the feud only enhances it. Her father sues ...more
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute and fun, the story put me in mind of Support Your Local Sheriff, with it's western setting and quirky townsfolk. It delves into the historical problem of time-keeping, adding both humor and a serious edge to the story. Meg and her sisters are great, and their family problems add an extra dimension to the tale. I really liked her dad's story of why the bells are so important--an inspiring bit of patriotism (even if for [presumably] the confederate side).

Unlike other books by the author, ther
Aishwarya Saxena
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: usa, fiction
"Feuds don't need no reason. Or at least none that matter."
The year is 1880. The place, Two-Time, Texas, a town filled with gun-toting opinionated people with short fuses. In best-selling author Margaret Brownley's opening book in her A Match Made in Texas series, Romeo and Juliet gets turned on its head and thoroughly (and delightfully) "western"-ized.
Meg Lockwood and Tommy Farrell have been friends all their life. Children of feuding jewelers who seek to control the town by imposing their own
Diane K. Peterson
Absolutely delightful! This sweet (clean) historical Western romance is just adorable. Everything about it is cute -- the town, the townspeople, her family. There was plenty of action. I think this book would make a wonderful Hallmark movie. I'll bet it would be a hit. It was a finalist for the RITA award this year and it is not hard to see why. It you like quirky characters, clever interactions and a warm, loving romance do not miss this book! (I enjoyed the book in audio form and it was very w ...more
Nov 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, kindle, for-review
Left at the Altar is a quick and clean historical romance that I think fans of this genre will enjoy. The town of Two-Time has two time zones in it. In this town, the two dueling clock makers set the time of day and neither can agree on the correct time to use. Meg's marriage to Tommy could change all of that, but Tommy changes his mind and leaves her at the altar.

For the most part, I liked it. It's a cute premise. I never knew the time thing was a reality back then, but it makes sense. The au
Maggie Boyd
Nov 12, 2016 rated it liked it
I like humor. I enjoy television series such as Scream Queens, with its mix of horror and comedy and sharp social commentary. I love authors such as Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Julie James who often have quirky heroines or laugh out loud moments in their books. I appreciate light stories, such as those written by Sherri Shackelford or Karen Witemeyer. I’m not a big fan of zany stories, though, and that presented a bit of a problem while reading Left at the Altar.

Two-Time, Texas has a momentary
Amy Alvis
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Meg is left at the alter and then has to deal with her father bringing a lawsuit against her former fiancee. In the meantime, Meg meets Grant who ends up being the lawyer on the other side of her lawsuit. Although attracted to each other, with the lawsuit in place they can't do anything about it.

With many misunderstandings and help from the many crazy town and family members, Meg and Grant finally find their way to their HEA. I enjoyed reading this story. The interactions between Meg's family an
Nov 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
All of my one-star ratings mean I did not finish those books. I read just the first few chapters of this book and decided that I did not enjoy this story. The things mentioned in the summary that didn’t bother me when reading the summary began to grate on me as I read the book. Two time zones in the same town. Left at the alter by a bumbler. I just reached the spot where the bumbler wanted the handsome MC to represent him in a lawsuit for breach of promise. I think the objective was to be mad ca ...more
Rachel McMillan
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have long enjoyed Margaret Brownley's books. Western historical romances are not my usual bill of fare; but she has such a competent voice and I enjoy the way her personality shows through. They are light, sure, but Brownley is such a professional that she slips in interesting tidbits about her country's history during a tumultuous and exciting time.

There's a jilted bride, there are two warring suitors, and all plays out in action, banter and repartee that might very well work as a stage come
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-books, series
I believe this is a series. Two-time Texas is the location. 1880's is the setting. Feuding jewelers in the town set their times 40 minutes apart which presents a problem. Their children, Tommy and Meg, are engaged with the hope that their fathers will finally unite and end the feud. In comes a handsome Boston lawyer..... What else could happen? A fun book to read and I plan to see what else the author has written.
Carol Lee
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book and loved seeing how the characters interacted. It was funny seeing the feuding and small town actions. It made me want to be on the sidelines watching to see how everything came out. Great read , can't wait for book 2.
Joy Avery Melville
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-authors
What a fun read.
Love the premise
Love the humor
Love the romance of course
Love the uniqueness of characters - not just hero and heroine
Until you visit TWO-TIME TEXAS you'll never know what a neat town you've missed.
Apr 06, 2018 rated it liked it
This is totally not my normal type of thing. And while the overkill wackiness of the town was too much for me, I enjoyed the chemistry between the main characters.
Cathy Bickerstaff
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Margaret Brownley is one of my favorite authors and I don't know how she keeps coming up with such original plots. I love the humor in her books.
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction
I really enjoyed reading this Christian (clean) historical fiction. I really laughed at some of the characters in it and some of the situations. And it was a nice romance.
Jun 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute but some parts felt frustrating. Nice wrap up though...good book!
Dec 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Funny, not terribly true to the times and customs, but enjoyable.
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
This book was so fun to read. I enjoyed it very much!
Marvy Herrera
Oh my! This book is well, so unexpect it. But so funny, I had a great time reading this book. I recomend it!
Vania Nunes
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A city divided in 2 times.
At a time when there were no standard time laws yet, Two-Time (yes, this is the name of the city) followed with its feuds.
Meg Lockwood and Tommy Farrell could end this raids with their wedding. Both parents were enemies for years in their jewelers, especially because of which one had the official time of the city.
The only problem is that on the day of the wedding Tommy gave up the idea.

Anger for having made his daughter feel ashamed in front of the guests - almost the w
Feb 23, 2017 rated it liked it
The town of Two-Time is exactly as it sounds. The town has two times. Each time is set by two feuding families and its divided the whole time. Some are on Lockwood time, the others are on Farrell time. Finally, a compromise is made. If Meg Lockwood marries Tommy Ferrell, the town will conjoin and have one time. There's only one problem. On the day of the wedding, Tommy is no where to be found and Meg is Left at the Altar. To make matters worse her father now sues the Ferrell's for breach of prom ...more
Jackie (No Bent Spines)
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Welcome to the Wild West. Gunslingers and petticoats. Boston lawyers and jilted brides. Fierce female leads and..well..Texas.

Two feuding families were supposed to end said feud with the marriage of childhood best friends. When Meg is stood up, the new lawyer in town is there to witness it all go down. He’s also the legal representation for the jilter, and has the hots for the jiltee. LEFT AT THE ALTER is the tale of Grant an
Carole Rae
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it

What a super cute book! I could hardly put this one down! I finished this in just a couple of sittings which is rare for me for this genre. Honestly, I want to read more by this author and in this fun town.

Let's back-track a bit....

The story follows Meg and Grant. Meg is the daughter of one of the feuding jewelers and she is engaged to marry Tommy who has been her best friend and is the son of the other party in the feud. They are hoping that their marriage will bring the feud to an end. Howeve
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: keeper
It’s bad enough being left at the altar, but when your father decides to sue for breach of promise and the dispute is referred to in the local news rag as ‘the case of the jilted bride,’ life gets exponentially worse. Are you really ‘damaged goods’ and unmarriageable?

The wedding between Meg and Tommy, childhood friends, originally was fast-tracked to end a feud between their fathers, former friends and jewelers. In the 1800’s local time was usually set by the local jeweler since he sold and rep
Merilene S. Amos
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Left at the Altar by Margaret Brownley
4 Stars
Reviewed for Buried Under Romance
Meg Lockwood has a huge problem with time! Her childhood friend and fiance Tommy Farrell was an hour late for their wedding then had the nerve to call it off! In the small Texas town named Two Time where Meg’s father and Tommy’s father are feuding watch shop owners and haven’t agreed on the correct time in decades, that means it’s rather confusing all the time. And with the wedding called off, there’s no solution in s
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This sounded like it would be a cute little love story in a quirky little town... & that's exactly what it is. Two-Time, Texas is a nifty little place, albeit divided by a feud & time itself. I liked all the characters in this book, main & secondary, which is surprising considering that's not usually the case for me. -- I fully intend to read the next Two-Time, Texas book when it comes out later this year. -- If the premise sounds like something you'd like, then I'd suggest taking a ...more
Ryley Kennedy
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Two-Time, Texas is one small town that has a lot going on. There is a feud between two families that has led to the town living by two different time zones. There is the Jilted Bride, Meg Lockwood and a recently arrived East Coast lawyer, Grant Garrison, who is defending the groom but is strongly attracted to his client's former fiance. Throw in some zany neighbors (I loved the widow who moved back and forth between two houses), brutish dog catchers and small-town gossips and you have a story th ...more
Anna Swedenmom
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
A buy buy book.
Why? I found this book to be a very sweet read. The characters are low key but developed very well. The fathers feud being a defining factor in the marriage made it an interesting plot line. I was laughing at some of the antics and thought that the interesting part was the way it developed into being a very good read from a so so read. It was witty as well as entertaining. The story is written by an author of creativity and great imagination. I was not ready for the ending and th
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Welcome to Two-Time, Texas, indeed . . . . where two feuding jewelers have held the town's time line hostage for years, dashing the hopes of a runaway bridegroom and nearly destroying the entire town's civility in the process.

Enjoy this romantic comedy of sorts, as a bizarre love triangle snares the heart of an eastern bred attorney, Grant Garrison, as he attempts to settle a breach-of-promise lawsuit between Meg Lockwood and Tommy Farrell, only to discover that his own intentions have been com
It was kind of a cute story, but also kind of hokey.
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BEST-SELLING AUTHOR MARGARET BROWNLEY has penned nearly forty novels and novellas. Her books have won numerous awards, including Readers' Choice and Award of Excellence. She's was a two-time Romance Writers of American RITA® finalist and has written for a TV soap. She is currently working on a new series. Not bad for someone who flunked eighth grade English. Just don't ask her to diagram a sentenc ...more

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