One Pink Rose by Julie Garwood [Review]

Posted May 25, 2016 by FMA in 3 Star - It left me craving for more!

One Pink Rose by Julie Garwood [Review]One Pink Rose by Julie Garwood
Series: Rose #2
Published by Gallery Books, Pocket Books
on June 1st 1997
Pages: 150
Genres: Historical, Romance, Western
Review Copy Provided By: Gallery Books

Reading Challenges: Read New Authors

#1 New York Times bestselling queen of romance Julie Garwood “knows how to reach out and touch readers’ hearts” with this “laugh-out-loud little read…all delight, pure fun, and yummy” (RT Book Reviews), the first of her beloved Clayborne brothers novellas to be available as a separate ebook—at an irresistible price!


First introduced in Julie Garwood’s magnificent New York Times bestseller For the Roses, the Clayborne brothers of Blue Belle, Montana, have been embraced by millions worldwide. Their story begins in One Pink Rose.

Travis Clayborne may be the youngest of the Clayborne brothers, but he’s most definitely his own man—unless it means saying no to his beloved Mama Rose. And that’s why Travis is escorting young Bostonian Emily Finnegan to Golden Crest, Montana to her new home as a mail-order bride. Emily has made it perfectly clear that she’s taken charge of her destiny and nothing is going to interfere, not even falling in love with a perfect stranger. But they don’t call it the wild west for nothing…

I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.

‘One Pink Rose’  is the first book I’ve read by Julie Garwood, and while I am not a huge fan of historical romance, I found I quickly became a fan of Ms. Garwood’s writing style.

‘One Pink Rose’ takes us back in time when the West was being won, stage coaches were being robbed and “bad guys” rode into town and frightened tavern and business owners alike.

Emily is in need of an escort to take her the rest of her journey to meet her soon-to-be husband. They’ve only corresponded, she’s never met him. She doesn’t care about love, she just wanted to be married and taken care of. She learned early on, love doesn’t matter.

Travis has been assigned to Emily’s safety. He thinks she’s crazy (in more ways than one) that she isn’t marrying for love. He thinks she has a brilliant mind and is a beautiful woman and doesn’t understand why she would not marry for love. But Travis can’t be a hypocrite because he has acknowledged he isn’t the marrying type.

Along the way, the two face troubles (as is the way with the West) and begin to question the feelings that are bubbling under the surface.

❝I’ll try not to bother you.❞

❝I’m already bothered, Emily, and from the way you’re looking at me, I’d say you’re real bothered too.❞


‘One Pink Rose’ was a short, quick read, filled with sweet moments that will have you laughing and leave you with a smile on your face.


 A “reception line” of great reading shows who has wedding season in their POCKET! New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood and USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne are leading ladies of romance who will lead readers down the aisle this wedding season!*****This summer, Julie Garwood’s three stories of the Clayborne brothers will be available as separate EBooks. Look for One Pink Rose (POCKET Star EBooks; May 9, 2016; $1.99), followed by One White Rose (POCKET Star EBooks; June 13, 2016; $2.99) and One Red Rose (POCKET Star EBooks; July 11, 2016; $2.99). Julie Garwood “knows how to reach out and touch readers’ hearts” with this “laugh-out-loud little read…all delight, pure fun, and yummy” (RT Book Reviews on One Pink Rose).*****Also sample the e-prequel tasty appetizer to The Wedding Belles series by Lauren Layne, From This Day Forward (POCKET Star EBooks; June 6, 2016; $1.99). Follow it up with three delectable courses: To Have and to Hold (POCKET Books paperback; July 26, 2016; $5.99), For Better or Worse (POCKET Books paperback; August 30, 2016; $5.99), and To Love and to Cherish (POCKET Books paperback; October 18, 2016; $5.99). Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in this prequel to The Wedding Belles series!


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Read New Authors

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