Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Prairie Prince by Marcia Lynn McClure

For Katie Matthews life held no promise of true happiness. Life on the prairie was filled with hard labor, a brutal father, and the knowledge she would need to marry a man incapable of truly loving a woman. Men didn't have time to dote on women-so Katie's father told her. To Katie, it seemed life would forever remain mundane and disappointing-until the day Stover Steele bought her father's south acreage. Handsome, rugged and fiercely protective of four orphaned sisters, Stover Steele seemed to have stepped from the pages of some romantic novel. Yet, his heroic character and alluring charm only served to remind Katie of what she would never have-true love and happiness the likes found only in fairytales. Furthermore, evil seemed to lurk in the shadows, threatening Katie's brightness, hope, and even her life! Would Katie Matthews fall prey to disappointment, heartache and harm? Or could she win the attentions of the handsome Stover Steele long enough to be rescued?

I love Marcia Lynn McClure because she writes clean romance novels. When I am in the mood for a feel-good, slightly cheesy love story, she delivers. I liked this book, but it wasn't my favorite. I thought the "southern" language was distracting, to say the least. And the name Stover (Stove for short) was lost on me. Do people really name their kids things like "Stove"??

Anyway, it was really predictable, but I love getting to the happy ending. Even knowing that her books will always end happily. I think that's why I like reading them. :)

I wouldn't necessarily reccomend this particular book, but with most of her books, you can't really go wrong. Like I said, they are just good, clean romances. Happy Reading!

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