- By Diana Palmer

Winter Roses

  • Title: Winter Roses
  • Author: Diana Palmer
  • ISBN: 9780373039852
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Winter Roses Handsome eligible ranch owner Stuart York was not one to mince words Ivy Conley his younger sister s best friend found out the hard way During a night s stay at his Jacobsville ranch Ivy wound up

    Handsome, eligible ranch owner Stuart York was not one to mince words Ivy Conley, his younger sister s best friend, found out the hard way During a night s stay at his Jacobsville ranch, Ivy wound up in Stuart s arms The resulting fireworks singed them both and knowing she was too young, Stuart closed his heart to her Now, years later, Ivy is determined not to be treatHandsome, eligible ranch owner Stuart York was not one to mince words Ivy Conley, his younger sister s best friend, found out the hard way During a night s stay at his Jacobsville ranch, Ivy wound up in Stuart s arms The resulting fireworks singed them both and knowing she was too young, Stuart closed his heart to her Now, years later, Ivy is determined not to be treated like a little girl any Although still an innocent, Ivy knows she has to fight her own battles, but for some reason Stuart is always fighting them for her, and keeping her from harm And, safe in Stuart s arms, Ivy feels like a woman a woman who belongs to him.

    1 thought on “Winter Roses

    1. Reading Diana Palmer is very much a comforting experience for me. She's like a favorite aunt who I can sit down with, sharing some time, and listen to her tell me an engaging story that will take my mind off the troubles in the world.She did this with Winter Roses. It's a combination of something old and something new. Similar type of hero and heroine, but there is something in the story that does make it a unique read at the same time.Ivy has a sister who is fairly malevolent. This is a new thi [...]

    2. While I enjoyed this book, and it was a quick read, for most of it, I had an intense feeling of deja-vu. Like I'd read the story before. If I hadn't known better, I would have thought that I had. But it was a new read, and the story was just very, very similar to a number of other Palmer books.Palmer's books are usually formulaic. I've come to expect that. But this one was a bit too much. It seemed like all the details matched up to other Palmer stories: the heroine's a young, virginal woman (a [...]

    3. Los libros de Diana Palmer son todos iguales, hechos por el mismo molde. Completamente previsibles y con protagonistas exactamente iguales unos a otros. Sin embargo, lo que es claramente una desventaja supone el por qué sigo leyéndolos. Y es que a veces me apetece eso. Una historia donde sepa cómo va a empezar, cómo va a acabar e incluso el desarrollo entre medias.Sin embargo, este me ha gustado un pelín más porque Stuart es un poco diferente a los protagonistas de la autora, es decir, no [...]

    4. I don't get this author's popularity. I keep trying her books, but keep getting put off by info dumps, characters who say the stupidest things, melodramatic scenes, shallow story lines, obnoxious heroes (though not in this book, thankfully), and short choppy sentences. I have a couple more on my to-read list, but I'm thinking maybe not.

    5. This is Diana's second book I've read. I owned it, the paperbag. So far my favorite's still Winter Soldier. But this book's good. Because of Diana Palmer, I have this fling to Cowboy kind of guy. I love the hero "harsh look" and heroine's vulnerable feeling. I wish I have one my own. Looking forward to read Diana's other books. Whooop!

    6. Ivy and Stuart. Stuart is the much older brother of Mary, Ivy's best friend. Stuart and Mary are rich and Ivy and her malicious sister Rachel, are from the 'other' side of town. Rachel has done her best to lie to everyone about Ivy you never find out why. Apparently she was just kind of a narcissistic manipulative jerk. I got a wee bit irritated with Ivy that she would even speak to the tramp, considering the long history of her trying to ruin her life. But it was pretty par for the course for D [...]

    7. Today, readers, we’re going to make Diana Palmer Stew. Let’s check and see if we have all the ingredients: first, we need a 30-something alpha male character who’s angry at women in general because he’s been burned once before (Stuart York). Okay, now we need an innocent late teens to early 20s shy female (Ivy Conley). Now, we take these two ingredients and add in a dash of fixation (Ivy has loved Stuart for years), verbal abuse (Stuart does this to Ivy repeatedly), and some tension (fro [...]

    8. This was a really good book. I liked the characters and their personalities. This was written well and kept me interested. There was some suspense, plenty of emotions, courage and strength, a good overall feel of the community, and a great ending. I enjoyed reading this and would like to read more in this series. (I didn't realize it was so big though) Good for the lazy-day read. Enjoy

    9. This Palmer hero was hardly an ass at all. What's up with that? The story was quick and fairly superficial, the characters were also not deeply developed, but the romance was decent for all that. I just wish she didn't continually throw in an attempt at romantic suspense. Someone needs to tell her to stick with the romance instead of trying suspense which she basically sucks at.

    10. I never write reviewstake that as an indicator for how strongly I felt about this book. It was hilariously bad. So bad that I almost encourage you to read it. I understand how rude this sounds, and before I go on I'd like to go on record on how much I like DP. She was the first romance author I ever read. She hooked me in (so to speak). I should also mention that I was 11 yrs oldd maybe that's where the problem lays. Revisiting favorites of the past has risks of its own. Would they stand the tes [...]

    11. Ivy Conley was a young eighteen-year old girl who's struggling through college despite having grown up in a relatively well-off family. Under-appreciated by her family, Ivy was rarely given anything except housework while her older sister, Rachel, got all the jewelleries and allowances. Their drunken father always believed Rachel’s lies about Ivy and when he died, he left everything he had to Rachel. Working part-time as well as dipping sparingly into an inheritance from an aunt, Ivy was barel [...]

    12. Ivy was still a teenager when she inadvertently stumbled into Stuart York's arms. Singed by his fiery embrace, Ivy backed away and Stuart did his best to avoid her, fearing she was too young for him.Now, years later, Ivy needs Stuart's help. Her sister, Rachel, is apparently involved with some heavy duty drug dealers. Rachel may even be one herself. Ivy detests that sort of life, but somehow feels obligated to try to help her sibling. Rachel, however, is in too deeply. The pure form of these pow [...]

    13. ==>UPDATE: Re-read October 17, 2016==>Relido em 06 de outubro de 2015ROSAS DE INVERNOStuart York e Ivy Conley. Gostei da história, já tinha lido em inglês e recomendo! A heroína passa por dificuldades, mas sempre tenta se superar e dar o seu melhor, se mostrando um ser humano espetacular. O herói é ogro, mas se redime de maneira impecável.

    14. Rating: DNot a review, just some thoughts for personal reference.There was a period when I read a ton of Diana Palmer (and pseudonyms) books. They were problematic then, but were kind of comfort reads for me. Sadly, they just irritate and anger me now. The author seems like a nice person IRL, but she probably needs to just gracefully retire from writing.I won't do a synopsis since this is basically the same book she's written dozens of times, including the douchebag hero and doormat heroine. The [...]

    15. The problem with so many of these books is that there's so much backstory it's virtually impossible to read them as standalones. Palmer has to put in gobs of exposition so the reader can get up to speed on the goings on in and around Jacobsville.Overall this one isn't too bad but there are strange British-isms scattered throughout. Ivy puts her things in the "boot" of Stuart's car and at one point the housekeeper has whipped up some tea cakes.

    16. Diana Palmer is one of my favourite writers, because it makes you feel everything the characters do. This book wasn't any less. It's sad to see how they struggle to get together, and they fight it with all their might. Very intense and fast to read.

    17. A quick and fast read. But I think their relationship progress way too quickly. The story focuses more of the problem with her sister than their relationship.

    18. MehI'm not really into books where the male protagonist is responsible for the female protagonist's "virtue."

    19. Ok Slow start middle ok end became predictable but. But I like the author oks pretty good nice Sunday lazy day read.

    20. Good ReadA really enjoyable read,with a lot of action and thrills.This one starts off fast and just keeps getting better and better.

    21. Great storyDiana's "Long tall Texan" series is great I've read most of them and for such a small Texas "town" she has written a book for everyone😁

    22. Based on the reviews, lots of people have loved this book, but I find it hard to enjoy a story when things don't make sense.The heroine, Ivy, is 18. The hero, Stuart, is 30. The heroine's sister, Rachel, was in Stuart's class at school, so she will be the same age, 30. The beautiful Rachel is the caricature of evil. She is cruel to the plain but kind Ivy. She steals Ivy's boyfriends. She spreads rumors in town that Ivy is promiscuous. She lies about Ivy to their alcoholic father, who as a result [...]

    23. Ivy Conley found out the hard way that her best friend's brother, Stuart York, was not one to mince words. During a night's stay at his Jacobsville ranch, Ivy wound up in Stuart's arms. The resulting fireworks singed them both -- and knowing she was too young, Stuart closed his heart to her. Now, years later, Ivy is determined she won't let Stuart treat her like a little girl anymore. Although still an innocent, Ivy knows she has to fight her own battles, but for some reason, Stuart is always fi [...]

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