Jack Mercy is dead, break open the champagne! The death of her father took Willa Mercy by surprise - he hadn't even told her he was sick. I loved all three of them, but I do believe Tess was my favourite. A perfect read for a rainy day. Now they face a challenge: to put their bitterness aside and live like a family. All three of them are beyond surprised by the stipulation for their inheritance. But I liked the sisters a lot, and I appreciated the observation that they were all supposed to hate each other.
Aunque la protagonista indiscutible es Willa en su historia no se profundiza demasiado. Very cliched and with the usual woman-hating male villain which is actually starting to get a bit boring. The story seemed promising and with its 450 pages you should think there will be time enough to develop both the plot and the characters, but no. I would have also preferred to have Willa and Ben be the sole romance, as the relationships between Adam and Lily and Tess and Nate were quite clearly not the focus of the story and weren't given enough room to really expand into three dimensions, either. I think her father wanted to make amends and give her a family when he left.
Now his three daughters—each born of a different mother, and each unknown by the others—are gathered to hear the reading of the will. Two neighboring ranchers, his lawyer and the owner of the second largest ranch in the county, Ben McKinnon, the bane of Willa existence. Ben and Willa were by far my favourite pairing though. I love Nora with my whole heart and I feel a 3 Star rating is poor form on my behalf. Tess, the oldest sister, is a Hollywood screen writer and all she wants is the money so she can return to Hollywood. Páginas había para dar profundidad a la trama y a los protagonistas, pero al final han estado llenas de repeti You can find this review in English below. When three sisters - complete strangers to each other - try to live and work together on a ranch in Montana, sparks are bound to fly.
You'll get to sigh at tender moments and chuckle or even laugh out loud at funny scenes and witty dialogues. Additionally, at first I don't like any of them, but they grow on me. Set this all against a pretty captivating setting: so all and all. It's still one of my favorites of Roberts, despite having a few issues with it as a whole. This is not simply a contemporary romance and does have brutally dark edges more commonly found in romantic suspense or thrillers. Californian screen writer Tess is mad, fleeing abused wife Lily is grateful but scared, and rancher Willa is furious.
He wouldn't start a fire cause he didn't want to draw attention. Tess agrees to staying the year because she wants her cut of the ranch the ranch is worth 18-20 million Lilly jumps at staying because she finds it peaceful and wants to hide out there. I loved how their relationship progressed and grew throughout the year they spent together on the ranch, how they got to know each other, admire each other, respect and love each other. From Tess and Willa's adversarial head butting that slowly turned to begrudged respect or how Lily's quiet, gentle nature helped bridge the gap and then ultimately cemented the bond between the three women. There is one minor hitch - they must live on the ranch together for a year.
And the story has been long and boring. When Jack Mercy died, he left behind a ranch worth nearly twenty million dollars. Finding out that the cold man who she'd tried her entire life to please had left a will that took away the home she'd grown up in and the ranch she'd worked on for her entire life and split it between herself and two half-sisters she'd never even met, demanding that to get anything, they all had to live together on Mercy ranch for a year, is a betrayal that she can't even process. Through all this you also as the reader know that Jesse Cook, Lilly's ex husband, has been working for Ben all this time and nobody knows who he is. She was the only one to be raised on Mercy Ranch, which she loves with a fierce passion. Willa, the youngest one, grew up in the farm, working hard at the ranch to gain her father's approval.
She took three different planes to throw him off track to come to her father, whom she never knew, funeral. It's quite long, first of all, and despite Roberts using that length to develop every aspect of the plot sufficiently, I still felt like there were some parts that could have been trimmed down and streamlined in the plot and in the narrative. Since then, I've read almost every book Roberts has published, regardless of genre. In the summertime, we will open the sun porch for breakfasts and lazy relaxing. La historia pintaba interesante y con 450 páginas pensaba que habría tiempo suficiente para desarrollar todos los personajes a la perfección, pero no ha sido así. It helps the relationships develop in a more believable way than most romance novels.
Awesome characterisation and you fall in love with all thre Thank the heavens for another stormer of a novel from Nora Roberts with none of those pesky supernatural, paranormal happenings. Bess the housekeeper is also disdainful toward Tess. No sé casi nada de su infancia y había muchas p Por fin he terminado el libro y digo por fin porque se me ha hecho eterno. I could see the Montana as it was described, the fields, the pastures, the forests, and high country. The salt to her wounds is that Ben McKinnon fellow ranch owner and Nate Torrence lawyer and rancher are to supervise the running of the ranch.
He then tells Willa that he likes to kill and that he gets that from Jack. As for the actual story, it's good. But I was also glad that she went on an emotional journey of her own and showed that she in fact had a big heart beneath all that hardness and sass. Thank the heavens for another stormer of a novel from Nora Roberts with none of those pesky supernatural, paranormal happenings. Trust me, put me in that position and I would have been an even bigger bitch to deal with than Tess was. In order for the women to inherit, they must spend a year together on the ranch and at the end of the year they'll have equal shares in a ranch worth twenty million dollars. Probably the best story based around sisters who don't know each other but are forced together by circumstances.