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Sunset Embrace

(Coleman Family Saga #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  3,816 ratings  ·  151 reviews
They were two untamed outcasts on a Texas-bound wagon train. Two passionate travelers, united by need, threatened by pasts they could not outrun ...

Lydia Bryant --- voluptuous and russet-haired, fleeing from a secret shame, vowing that never again would a man, any man, overpower her ...

Ross Coleman --- dark, brooding and iron-willed, with the shadow of a lawless past in hi
Mass Market Paperback, 1st Warner Reprint, 360 pages
Published June 1st 1990 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 1985)
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Duchess Nicole
DNF-ing at about 65%.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS!!!! Don't read on unless you want the details.

I read this book in the past and remember liking it, although I do recall that the hero was a standout jerk at first. Upon this reread, I confirmed my earlier thoughts but honestly, he went way beyond jerk territory into complete asshole.

The premise is already an uncomfortable one at the beginning. In the opening scene, Lydia is giving birth to a stillborn baby conceived through rape via her stepbrother. She's
I first read Sunset Embrace by Sandra Brown in 2009 and this romance lodged itself permanently in my heart and my favorites shelf for eons to come. Lately my hankering for a fix of romance that features a dangerous hero whose undeniable passion towards a woman that seems to be the least likely match for him literally brings him down to his knees had me re-reading this oldie but goodie and finished it off loving it as much as I did it back in 2009.

20 year old Lydia Bryant is found on the verge of
I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It arrived with a signed copy of Long Time Coming.

I have mixed feelings about this book. This is my first time reading Sandra Brown and I didn’t know what to expect. This is also one of her earlier books. I enjoyed the story, but I absolutely despised the characters.

Sunset Embrace takes place on a wagon train ride out west. Our heroine Lydia is discovered nearly dead after giving birth to a stillborn son in a pile of leaves by two members of
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Esto me pasa por comprármelo sin haber buscado reseñas antes, así que resulta que el "héroe" VIOLA a la protagonista.

A esta altura del partido ya ni me sorprende, parece que los libros de romances escritos en los 80 ESTÁN LLENOS DE VIOLACIONES.
May 11, 2012 rated it did not like it
A typical bodice-ripper of the 80s. The male lead(Ross) is a alpha-hole and the female lead (Lydia) is your typical tragic Mary-Sue. So plot summary first: Lydia is pregnant, on the run from somebody. At the opening of the book, we find her giving birth to a still-born baby (which she wants to die because she was raped). She is found by two boys a traveling train and nursed by their mother. Ross, then has his wife going into labour and dies as she gives birth to a baby boy. Lydia is then tasked ...more
Jane Harding
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4,5 estrellas

Me encanta como escribe Sandra Brown. De ella sólo había leído Odio en el paraíso y, aunque ya hace un tiempo y no lo tengo muy fresco en la memoria, me gustó. Esta nueva incursión me ha encantado. Su estilo directo te mete de lleno en la historia. Es dura cuando tiene que serlo, descriptiva cuando toca, más intimista en otros momentos. He disfrutado los momentos íntimos de los personajes, como se va cociendo su historia poco a poco, como se van aferrando a esta
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Típico culebrón ochentero(lo digo por el año de publicación y no por la época en la que transcurre la trama), donde los malos son muy malos y la prota muy buena y a veces pasada de boba, y no me pudo entretener más, no podía soltarlo, me lo bebí. Me hizo rabiar a montones, hay una parte que es hard topic para mi y eso me hizo bajarle estrellas (view spoiler) 3,5⭐
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reto-rita-2018
4.5 ☆

A pesar de haber tenido mis "disgustos" con este libro, no puedo darle menos puntuación porque entonces no sería sincera.
Me gustan las historias que crea Sandra Brown y la manera en como las dirige, aunque los finales me resulten algo abruptos.
En este caso Ross me ha gustado mucho, y eso que le he dejado pasar algunas cosas que a lo mejor en otras novelas hubiera castigado mucho más.
Lydia me ha parecido un personaje femenino estupendo, valiente, que plantaba cara cuando había que hacerlo
Jan 28, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
This is one of Sandra Brown's earlier books way back when she was writing historical romances instead of mysteries. I read this book years ago after reading rave upon rave about how fantastic, how romantic, how wonderful, how classic a romance, etc. I found it disturbing, horrific and migraine inducing. The hero is this sullen, angry, vindictive brute of a man who infuriated me page after page. Ten years later I *still* remember what a cretin I thought him and that's saying a lot since some days ...more
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book very much, however I reckon it was epic when I was younger. Still you can't go wrong with Sandra Brown.
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Que historia más bonita, me ha gustado un montón ... En algunos momentos Ross me ha sacado de quicio, vaya cabezota, pero Lydia me ha parecido muy dulce y comprensiva. Recomendable 100%

This is the first book of the Coleman Family Saga.

I know Sandra Browns books since many years, and I personally believe she is at her best, when shes writing thrillers. Yes, she has one or two good books in the other genres shes written about, but Sunset Embrace isnt one of them. I missed the brilliance in her writing style, her fantastic use of the words she usually has and of course the lack of the thrill. Sure, the story of Sunset Embrace has some kind of thriller elements, there are
Fabulous book! Lots of hardships for the H&h and definitely had some choke up/ teary moments for me. The book is about a wagon trail heading to Texas and is set back in early America after the Civil War has ended. The hero, Ross and the heroine, Lydia, are in parallel situations. An almost dead Lydia is found by some young boys laying in the woods after she had just given birth to a baby boy (which I think was strangled by its umbilical cord). She wants to die because of the cruel life she i ...more
Aug 06, 2015 marked it as nope-no-hea-for-main-couple
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May 02, 2018 rated it liked it
This novel was written by one of my favorite authors. I gave the book only 3 stars because the story was prolonged. The beginning of the book was great but somewhere in the middle I was thinking please get to the point or ending already. The characters held my interest enough to finish and I am a sap for a love story. The downside of reading multiple books by one author is the comparison and this book left me disappointed.
May 19, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-star, western
After all the 5 star reviews, I'm wondering what in the world is going on? Did I miss something? Am I this "different" from the rest of the world? I feel like I've entered the twilight zone!

I won't rehash the plot, but here is why I feel so bothered and disturbed by this book. Ross Coleman, the "hero" of this book is not a nice man. It is important to me, as a romance novel lover, to "like" the hero. I don't need to love him or even want him for my worst enemy but I need to at least have some c
Jun 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Leea by: Kay
Shelves: series, western
4.5 stars... What a pleasant surprise Sunset Embrace was. I wasn't expecting this book to evoke such deep emotions in me from the beginning.

We meet Lydia in the woods writhing in pain as she is birthing a child that she doesn't want and was made with violence and hate. She is taken in by a beautiful family that takes wonderful care of her and she also finds herself needed by Ross who just lost his wife during childbirth. Lydia has milk to feel baby Lee and this is where the story takes off.

The first book in the Coleman Family Saga by Sandra Brown. Lydia Bryant is on the run and pregnant. She gives birth to a still-born baby in the wilderness. She is found by two young boys who bring her to their wagon train. Also in the wagon train is Ross Coleman and his pregnant wife. Ross's wife, Victoria ends up dying after giving birth to a baby boy. Lydia is needed to keep the baby alive.

I read this years and years ago and reread it recently and still loved it. About 2 people thrown together
Geo Marcovici
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Superba carte!
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Apr 15, 2008 rated it liked it
In Sandra Brown's Sunset Embrace, the first installment in the Coleman family saga series, she took a turn of a page of history for this enthralling classic historical romance. For Lydia Bryant, she fled from a secret shame and vowed never to let a man overpower her. For Ross Coleman, he had the shadow of his lawless past and sworn to resist temptation. But when Fate thrown them together on a wagon trail on the Oregon trail, they fought the desire growing between them, while the shadows of their ...more
Jenny Jo Weir
First Sandra Brown book ever! I would have never read this if not for my bestie and Im so glad she suggested to me. I loved it.

I loved all the characters! Truly, I could do a whole review about the support cast alone in this book. I can't express how much I loved them. As far as the 2 main characters, Lidia and Ross Coleman, well, they aren't perfect but I liked that about them.

I'm looking forward to Jakes story next. He was one of my favorite characters in this book.
Anne OK
Aug 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
I'm going to do another read and see what I found so unappealing the first go-round. It has been years sine I read this one and maybe I was in a bad mood, interruptions could have played a part in it, whatever, I just want to give it another chance because I liked the other book of the "Coleman" duo. (Christy Reece, whose opinion I highly respect, loves this one!)
Cat The Curious
I don't like giving one star to an author with skill. The author has skill but the story was not for me. I stopped at 30% of this book. The hero seemed to really detest heroine more than any book I can remember and for stupid reasons. Ugh I really disliked this book.
Mar 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Another book I just finished today that was a very fine read in Gulu, Uganda. had to take a break from my financial non-fiction books for a bit of romance. This is a hotty with some real description of some loving! Now I need a cold shower...which is all that I get here in Africa anyway!
Shari Kay
Sep 27, 2016 marked it as not-for-me
Will not be reading as (view spoiler) <--huge spoiler
Dec 21, 2016 rated it did not like it
Never going to finish that book, nope never.
Awilk -never sleeps-
Mar 18, 2012 marked it as did-not-finish
I just couldn't finish reading this. I usually enjoy this author, but this particular read just wasn't for me.
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