McClellans Other Story lIf Winter Comes is the story of Carla and BryanAww This book is exactly the reason why I adore Ms PalmerAngry brooding traumatized hero Sweet innocent naive heroine Instant attraction Heavyustful kisses Dreams of a HEA with a arge brood Small misunderstanding which causes the hero to be a mean ahole An almost tragic accident Confessions and HEA Enjoyed itSafe45 35 stars Good and just this close to be my favorite Bryan is kind of a jerk Why not only he jumped to the conclusion he didn t even want to believe that the heroine I forgot her name is innocent All he want to believe is that she s wrong and I don t
LIKE IT BUT OVERALL I ENJOYED it But overall I enjoyed because the ansgty is very angsty Ah A generational age gap a spineless ingenue a middle aged man of power and wealth who is as undecided as the ingenue the only formula element this one doesn t have is the devoted best friend Even the cold catty gold digging ex is there in a peripheral way The whole story cou I m smiling as I write this review because this book was a Blast from the Past I recently watched the American version of Life on Mars and I have started to feel fondly about the 70s After all I was born in this decade even though I still resent being teased about committing the fashion error of wearing bell bottoms after they went out of style I couldn t help it My grandmother made them I envisioned this book as a movie from the 70s complete with the reuisite 70s score playing in the background ines delivered in the typical cadence that actors used in this period It wasn t an unpleasant thing since I was in the mood for something old school Yup this book definitely *Has That Scent Of The *that scent of the The hero wears velour shirts brown slacks and ruffled Yup this book definitely has that scent of the seventies The hero wears velour shirts brown slacks and ruffled shirts He smokes in public and people say things Leonardo da Vinci like heel There s even a photostat of incriminating evidence mentioned For the youngings that was a way to make copies way beforeaser copy machines were around Yes it s dated but I don t mind I Enkätboken like to reach for the vintage romancesike nobody s business After all just because something s old doesn t mean it s no good any That s why we call them classicsThere are elements of this story that I m glad that Diana Palmer doesn t rely on as heavily nowadays The numerous old Introduction to the Spiritist Philosophy little girl and child comments are a bit grating I really don tike the patronizing attitude that men can have towards women especially when they are considered pretty young things I think that Carla deserves the respect due her even if she s twenty three She s a very good reporter and she is definitely a professional Her father owns a pape. New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer brings readers four of her classic earlier works that readers have been seeking for years The Diana Palmer Collection Famous for creating charming irresistibly.
Free read If Winter ComesTher and yet the inherent conflict between politician and reporter *presents some problems When Carla s investigation into potential graft at city hall points at Bryan it Play Me, Im Yours looksike they *some problems When Carla s investigation into potential graft at city hall points at Bryan it Health at Every Size looksike they no future togetherOPINION This is a classic old fashioned romance A young virgin heroine who wants the hero A middle aged hero who has a tragic
PAST A CONFLICT THAT ENDS UP BEING A MISUNDERSTANDINGA conflict that ends up being a misunderstanding
the heroine is too foolish to actually check her sources until afterheroine is too foolish to actually check her sources until after makes a horrendous mistake The hero and heroine only come together after a The Kings Witch (Frances Gorges Trilogy life and death accident This story is nice enough but it is definitely a product of its era Iiked the story but it is one of those uick and easy romances that I probably won t remember in a weekWORTH MENTIONING This book was originally published in 1979 as a series romanceFINAL DECISION I Polvere alla polvere liked the story as a one time read but it is easy to see that it was written in 1979 because of its outdated characters and themesCONNECTED BOOKS This is a standaloneSTAR RATING I give this book 3 stars A bit of fluff that has some heavy emotions running within its pages specifically the death of the hero s child There is your usual wanton confused virgin your obligatory traumatic accident that brings our couple together and there s even the absent fatherdeceased mother thrown in for good measureWhat this story has that some others don t however is a declaration ofove by the hero way before the very Wyoming Triple Heat last few pages of the story He professes hisove THEN she messes up THEN some other stuff happens etc Another one of Ms Palmer s early novels One thing I fault about her books is most of them don t have an epilogue with pregnancy or babies considering how much emphasis heroines place on having children during the book There are some moments that date the book if you go in knowing this you An Imperfect Spy (A Kate Fansler Mystery ll enjoy the book Iiked this one than some of her others The emotions are real and you can feel it I enjoyed it A sweet readAn innocent reporter Carla believes in telling the truth and intergity but when a new story heads her way about corruption in the mayor s office it will test her on all frontsThe handsome widowed mayor Bryan can t help but be attracted to pretty Carla but he plans never to marry again When things start to heat up he can t help but wonder if she is worth the troubleThey butt heads over the corruption issue as Carla tries to find the truth even when it eads right to the mayor Standing on opposite sides will they make it through to find happinessAnother well written sweet romantic read done only the way Diana Palmer can tell them. Er at her best passionate provocative stories that will captivate and charm everyoneREADERS' CHOICE Available as single titles Your Harleuin Sales Group representative can review this uniue program with you. R back in her small town and she knows journalism from the inside out even if she s a newbie at her paper in the big city I iked her spunk although I think she was a bit too vulnerable to Bryan I admit it s nice to read a contemporary where the heroine doesn t sleep around which are not as common nowadays At times Bryan was hard to ike saying some pretty mean things to Carla I realize he was guarding his heart so I I, Claudius ll give him aittle eeway
Especially When He Makeswhen he makes for it I iked that he was sensitive about being middle aged pushing fortyThe news and city politics elements show Ms Palmer s background in journalism They flavor this book perhaps a Chicken Soup for the Soul little too heavily initially as they made it hard to get into the story initially Politics and journalism are two things I don t have that much interest in personally However it gave Carla and Bryan some depth as professionals in this arena who find themself completely inove with each other With the sixteen year age difference the fact that Bryan is the mayor who s been implicated in a Misbehaving land scandal and Carla being the reporter on the story and the fact that Bryan s first wife made him veryeery of marriage there are plenty of obstacles in their relationship In her usual fashion Ms Palmer brings Bryan very close to Blooming Red losing the woman heoves to get over his stubborn insistence not to show his ove back to Carla Although I think Carla was vulnerable than he Bryan does show enough chinks in his armor for me to be satisfied with the conclusion of this storyThis one gets four stars because it was charming and I ike Forensic Science love Diana Palmer s style She delivers a very good intense but sweet romance when I need to read oneDon t read this book ifYou hate the 70sYou hate the older manyounger woman themeYou dislike ineualities in power between the hero and heroineDon tike an innocent heroine Don t read books that don t have a steam rating above warm Hate politics and reportersRead this book ifYou The Penguin History of Early India like all the things I mentioned aboveNostalgic for the 70s boom chicka wa waYou are a Diana Palmer fanWouldike a book that is sweeter or are Exploring with Frémont looking for a palate cleanser from all the sexually over descriptive and permissive storylines Cute story Heroine is a reporter hero is a politician they meet sparks fly but when she betrays him to get a story angst ensues I enjoyed it but not enough depth in this story Old Fashioned Series RomanceTHE STORY Carla Maxwell is a young reporter Bryan Moreland is the mayor His wife and daughter died in a car accident and he doesn t plan on marrying again Carla and he are attracted to one ano. Romanticove stories that Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out live on in readers' hearts Diana Palmer is considered one of America's top 10 romance writers These four wonderful novels have been out of print for many years and are Diana Palm.