"Two truly heartwarming stories!"
This book contains two stories, both of which are about
Orchard Valley women who end up marrying Texas men. The
first story NORAH takes place in Orchard Valley,
Washington. Norah is getting ready for her two older
sisters' weddings. Both of her sisters fell in love when
they returned to Orchard Valley after their father had a
heart attack. Valerie's wedding is first, and then a few
weeks later, Steffie will get married. Right about now,
Norah is wondering if she will ever find true love. While
on duty at the hospital where Norah works as a nurse in the
emergency department, Norah is a bit shocked when Valerie's
boss, Rowdy Cassidy is brought in after a plane crash. It's
rather obvious to the entire hospital staff that the man is
used to getting what he wants when he wants it. No one but
Norah can handle the man and she ends up being transferred
to his floor. Then Norah finds herself falling in love with
him, even though she's sure he loves Valerie.
Did Rowdy go to the Orchard Valley to stop Valerie's
wedding? Is he in love with Valerie? Will Norah ever find
Our second story, LONE STAR LOVIN' takes place in Texas.
After not finding anyone in Orchard Valley she is
interested in, physician's assistant and midwife Sherry
decides to pack up and move to Pepper, Texas. After all,
her best friend Norah moved there after she was married and
just loves the state. Since she's two weeks ahead of
schedule, Sherry decides to stop in Pepper and get a look
around before continuing to visit with Norah in Houston. So
she stops at the local café for something cold to drink and
a meal. The waitress turns out to be more than friendly and
when she finds out Sherry is a physician's assistant,
immediately introduces her to the mayor. Well, one thing
leads to another and before she knows it, the doctor is
heading out for a fishing trip and Sherry gets to start
work immediately. Her first appointment is with rancher,
Cody. Turns out his wife died when his daughter was very
young and he wants advice on dealing with a teenager. Just
as she finishes up with Cody, Sherry gets called to deliver
a baby. Since Cody knows where the ranch is, he offers to
drive her there. After spending the night at Cody's ranch,
Sherry is shocked when he proposes to her. After all, Cody
is a busy man and just wants to cut to the chase and
dispense with all the romance nonsense. Needless to say,
Sherry rejects his not generous at all offer even though
she is attracted to him.
Will there be a happily ever after for Sherry and Cody?
Just how much will the townspeople and Cody's daughter
interfere in their relationship? Will Cody be able to give
Sherry what she needs in a relationship?
ORCHARD VALLEY BRIDES has two heartwarming stories of love
and romance. Once again, Debbie Macomber comes through with
her signature romances in both these stories. That's the
thing I love about Debbie Macomber, she always writes what
she does best—heartwarming stories with a heartfelt sigh at
the end. And the best part, there is nothing in these
stories I wouldn't want a teenager to read. Whenever I'm
feeling in the mood for a lighthearted romance, Debbie
Macomber is the one author I always turn to. She is, has
been and will always be a "comfort" read. The settings are
wonderful, the characters are always believable and true to
themselves, and there's always a heartfelt sigh at the end.
I highly recommend this book to any lover of romance.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted September 27, 2010
Norah Bloomfield is feeling a bit unneeded these days. Her father is recovering from his heart attack, and her sisters, Valerie and Stephanie, are busy planning their weddings. But then a cantankerous Texan named Rowdy Cassidy who'd been Valerie's boss.and who'd demanded she marry him. Now he's Norah's patient, and in all her nursing experience she's never encountered a more difficult man. Or a more irresistible one! Except.is he still in love with her sister?
When Norah's friend Sherry Waterman leaves Orchard Valley, Oregon, for Pepper, Texas, she's definitely not in the mood for Lone Star Lovin'. But if anyone can change her mind, it's Cody Bailman - a hardworking, good-looking rancher. Not only that, Cody has a twelve-year-old daughter who thinks Sherry's 'just perfect for Dad' !
Texas men are a breed apart.
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Omnibus