Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper - Kathleen Y'Barbo/ Patchwork Bride - Jillian Hart

Summary of the book:

This Wild West adventure just might be the life
she was meant to live.

The future is clearly mapped out for New York
socialite Eugenia “Gennie” Cooper,
but she secretly longs to slip into the boots of
her favorite dime-novel heroine and experience
just one adventure before settling down.
When the opportunity arises, Gennie jumps at the
chance to experience the Wild West, but her plans
go awry when she is drawn into the lives of silver
baron Daniel Beck and his daughter and finds herself
caring for them more than is prudent–especially
as she’s supposed to go back to New York and marry
another man.

As Gennie adapts to the rough-and-tumble world
of 1880s Colorado, she must decide whether her
future lies with the enigmatic Daniel Beck or back
home with the life planned for her since birth.
The question is whether Daniel’s past–and disgruntled
miners bent on revenge–will take that choice away
from her.

I've only read one of Kathleen Y'Barbo books. But the description and the front cover caught me.
Now I don't have the same life as Eugenia "Gennie" but I wish for the same thing she does. I wish for a adventurous life like in the books I read. I pray God would give me something different in my life. I've always longed for something to happen that's never happened in my life ever! Which is kinda like what Gennie wants. Well she gets it. She sneaks off to Denver CO. to have a Wild West adventure! Now I'd never anything like that. But if I had a chance to visit Colorado or Montana I'd most likely take it! But I'd tell my family I was going!
I really liked this book. It had me laughing throughout it. I loved the relationship between Gennie and Daniel. And Charlotte also cracked me up!

Emily's Rating for This Book:

Next book:

Summary for This Book:

At last, Meredith Worthington is returning to
Angel Falls, Montana. Now that she's escaped
the matchmaking and scheming of her East Coast
finishing school, she can follow her dream of
becoming a teacher. And perhaps get to know
Shane Connelly, the intriguing new wrangler on her
father's ranch....

Shane had a bellyful of "eligible ladies" back East.
So he left them -- and his high-society family --
behind. Meredith reminds him of everything he'd
like to forget, yet he can't resist her charm.
But will love have time to blossom before she
discovers the secret he's been hiding all along?

I don't know this book was not one Jillian Hart's best. I found myself sometimes yelling at the book. Meredith is really hurt when Shane judges her just cause of her name. But then she turns around and does the EXACT SAME thing to him! I was really hoping she'd have an epiphany and say "Hm, he hurt me when he judged me, and yet here I am judging him. Maybe I should see it from his point of view." Nope not till the second to LAST chapter! I was sadly disappointed by this book.

Now when I was reading this I was at a cabin and got to read this while feeling the breeze off the lake! I had the most AWESOME time there. Very relaxing! If you're ever in OK you should definitely check out Lee's Resort at Grand Lake.

View off the porch of the cabin!

Emily's Rating of This Book:

The next book I'll be doing is Building A Family by Lynn Cote.


Rissi said...

LOVED Gennie's story! Such great humor! I am reading one of Kathleen's novels now and will be posting my thoughts soon. =) Glad you liked this one, Emily.

Gwendolyn Gage said...

"The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper" sounds good! Adventure stories are my weakness, especially if it includes romance and humor! I'm adding it to my to-read books in Goodreads! Thanks Emily!