A Stranger's Wife

A Stranger s Wife It Was Supposed to Be a CharadeWith his big shoulders and bold ideas Quinn Westin is hellbound to be the first governor of the newly created state of Colorado One obstacle stands in his way the threa

  • Title: A Stranger's Wife
  • Author: Maggie Osborne
  • ISBN: 9780446605298
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • It Was Supposed to Be a CharadeWith his big shoulders and bold ideas, Quinn Westin is hellbound to be the first governor of the newly created state of Colorado One obstacle stands in his way the threat of scandal after his wife mysteriously runs off But Westin has an audacious solution find a woman who is the spitting image of his vanished Miriam.They Weren t SuIt Was Supposed to Be a CharadeWith his big shoulders and bold ideas, Quinn Westin is hellbound to be the first governor of the newly created state of Colorado One obstacle stands in his way the threat of scandal after his wife mysteriously runs off But Westin has an audacious solution find a woman who is the spitting image of his vanished Miriam.They Weren t Supposed to Fall in Love.After 5 years in prison, Lily Dale finally wins her freedomr a price Under Westin s smoldering gaze, Lily slowly transforms from a rough frontier woman to the polished beauty fit for the arm but never the bed of a future governor Never, that is, until Westin s searing touch overcomes her growing suspicions about her predecessor s true fate and until hot, whispered words dangerously defy his carefully written script.Setting Colorado Territory, late 1800s Sensuality 7 Lily Dale is no lady In fact, she s spent the past five years in Yuma Women s Prison for aiding and abetting a holdup Men have been her downfall her whole life, and when she s unexpectedly paroled from prison her only goal is to return to Missouri and to her 6 year old daughter But someone has pulled the strings to get Lily released from jail, and that someone wants a favor in return, namely her cooperation in impersonating another woman for the next seven months The woman a politician named Kazinsky wants her to impersonate is none other than Marian Westin, the missing wife of Colorado candidate for Governor, Quinn Westin Stunned, Lily refuses but quickly learns that Quinn won t take no for an answer Compelled to cooperate by both the threat of returning to jail and the promise of a new life for her and her daughter in Europe, Lily reluctantly agrees and begins intensive lessons acting out the role of the mysterious Mrs Westin Lily is quickly drawn to Quinn with an overwhelming attraction that is returned by the influential man Despite the knowledge that Lily must disappear in seven months while Quinn goes on to govern Colorado, the two find themselves giving in to their growing love Lily Dale is a woman of courage and conviction, an out of the ordinary heroine a Maggie Osborne trademark Quinn Westin is a hero powerful enough to balance Lily s strength and clever enough to value her wisdom Combine Lily and Quinn with an entertaining plot, a dash of mystery, and plenty of steamy romance, and the result is a novel not to be missed Lois Faye Dyer

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  • Maggie Osborne

    akaMargaret St GeorgeMaggie Osborne is the author of I Do, I Do, I Do and Silver Lining, as well as than forty contemporary and historical romance novels written as Maggie Osborne and Margaret St George She has won numerous awards from Romantic Times, Affaire de Coeur, BookraK, the Colorado Romance Writers, and Coeur du Bois, among others Osborne won the RITA for long historical from the Romance Writers of America in 1998 Maggie lives in a resort town in the Colorado mountains with her husband, one mule, two horses, one cat, and one dog, all of whom are a lot of aggravation, but she loves them anyway.

  • 202 Comments

  • Oh, this book had so much potential. It was a great idea for a story but I couldn't stand some of the characters and at one time wanted to punch the hero in the face for being an idiot. Then for the Jane Eyre-esque like truth about the wife - hidden upstairs, gone mad over the death of her baby - and the lack of trust between the hero and the heroine, I just wanted to throw this dang book against the wall! I've never felt so frustrated before.Lily Dale was actually a character I liked in the nov [...]


  • Queridas amigas/os lectores las dos estrellas que estrellan esta lectura fueron proporcionadas a razón de que había comenzado tan bien y termino descarrilando y matando cualquier tipo de calidad y buena fe en la novela.Maggie Osborne suele ser una escritora que crea novelas románticas con humor, pasión y trama envolvente. Esta fue la lamentable excepción, híbrido bastardo de Rebecca por Daphne du Maurier y Marnie dirigida por Hitchcock. Sumamente predecible y de a momentos los personajes n [...]


  • I wasn't as pleased with this book as I was with the others I've read by this author. The story was interesting enough I guess. It mostly dealt with the Pygmalian type make over of a rough ex con woman in the old west into a society matron. The love story part was underwhelming. I didn't really feel any emotion from the two of them. The characterization was not real deep for any of them. Oh well could have been better but it also could have been worse.


  • This is not a book with universal appeal and I didn't think I was going to like it. The "romance" isn't really the main part of the story, but it was so well written and interesting. I gave it 4 stars.


  • I didn't love, love this book the way I have with the other Maggie Osborne books I've read. In fact, I found myself skimming a little bit in the last few chapter.The premise is very interesting. Lily Dale has been in prison for five years for being an accomplice to a bank robbery where her gun discharged and killed a man. A women's prison in Yuma,AZ in the 1800s with a male warden and guards had to be a hellish place. The author clearly lays out some of the hardships that Lily had to endure but [...]


  • Once the H/h fell in love with each other the story became a little too sappy for me. The justification for Quinn and Paul's actions and their peculiar way of stating certain things was just not enough for me and it was disappointing that the story couldn't maintain its momentum till the end. I disliked the final piece regarding Miriam's disappearance. I know it's a romance and love is supposed to be all that one needs but I wish things had ended up a little differently. I can't help but dislike [...]





  • It had romantic ingredients, but could have used something more with characters, dialogue, and plotORY BRIEF:Quinn is hellbound to be the first governor of the newly created state of Colorado. His wife Miriam mysteriously runs off/disappears. His campaign manager Paul searches for a woman who looks identical to his wife to take her place. Without his wife, Quinn cannot win voters who expect a family man.Lily is a rough frontier woman who cusses and drinks whiskey. She’s been in prison for five [...]


  • This book, like other Osborne books, had a very strong female protagonist, Lily Dale. What I liked most about her character was that she was down-to-earth and unlike some other heroines in the genre she wasn't headstrong to the point of annoyance, instead she learned and grew as a character.My favourite character was Quin. He seemed a sound leader even if the issues he was fighting for as a candidate for governor were written in a way so as to please the reader. I honestly believe he could have [...]


  • I liked A Stranger's Wife primarily because of Lily. She's a very strong character navigating through what life has thrown her way. I also liked the setting. I did think that the ending was abrupt. The story was definitely inspired by a classic, which I won't name as it would give away the mystery.


  • Wow!Romantic suspense Historical romanceWesternGothicPygmalionSmoking hot sexual tension The last 15% of the book went down hill with a quick wrap up but the first part was suspenseful and unputtdownable


  • Maggie Osborne does not disappoint in this novel. Her characters are exceed lay complex and real. The story progresses evenly building tension slowly. The denouement is worth the wait. What a lovely rich story.


  • 3,5 stars, not bad but not as brilliant as always; quite boring her thoughts and the end? wtf? where is his proposal?


  • A romance that contains a subject matter that some may not like. But Maggie Osborne makes it work with her undeniable charm.My review: bit/9QwIgv


  • It's interesting to read something about the heroine looks like the hero's wife/gf and pretending to be married BUTI can't say I like this book or not. It's just ok.


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