Where the Wild Rose Blooms (Rocky Mountain Memories #1)

by Lori Wick

Hardcover, 1996



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Harvest House Publishers (1996), Edition: Book Club Edition, 342 pages


Can love shatter her stubborn pride?In the high mountains of Colorado, Clayton Taggart dreams of the day when he can leave the rough life of a mine surveyor to become a teacher. In the midst of his plans, he meets Jackie Fontaine, a newcomer from the East whose strongwilled spirit causes friction from the start.Just as the spark of love ignites, tragedy strikes, leaving Jackie with a secret so terrible she would rather lose Clay than share it with him. Can anything draw Jackie from her self–imposed exile and open the shutters of her blinded heart?Lori Wick at her best...a tender love story set in the exciting early West—a book you won’t be able to put down!

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LibraryThing member pennma05
This is one of the books I continue coming back to when I'm looking for an "awwww" type of romance. I've read it at least 3 times and it continues to be one of those I will keep in my permanent collection for years to come. I'm not a religious person so while this is technically Christian Fiction,
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I just ignore the bits about God and still thoroughly enjoy the story and characters.
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LibraryThing member SarahGraceGrzy
Well, I finished that in record time! I picked this up on the recommendation of a friend, and actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would! I liked Lori Wick's writing style, it was quite unique. Story-wise, I really enjoyed it. I wasn't a fan of the whole romance part, as I am not a huge
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romance person, but that aside, I really liked the story. I liked the later half better than the first half. I was able to get into it and connect with the characters more. Jackie's attitude didn't make sense in the beginning part of the book, and hence I had a lot of struggles relating to and understanding her character. In the later half, after . . . ahem . . . something happened, I felt like Jackie had a lot more impetuous and "reason" behind her attitude and behavior. My favorite characters hands down were Robert and Eddie. They were both just so sweet, and their relationship was so wholesome and pure, just sweetness.
Overall, I enjoyed this, although I wouldn't say it was my favorite, and I probably wouldn't read it again. Just too much romance for me.
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Original publication date



0739463993 / 9780739463994

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