"Welcome back to the old west."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted August 21, 2016
Romance Historical | Novella / Short Story
ONE PINK ROSE was originally released in 1998 in a
book entitled The Clayborne Brides. That's when Julie
Garwood continued the Clayborne saga that she introduced
For The Roses and it's been a long standing love affair
ever since. As I was reading ONE PINK ROSE the story
to ring a bell and that's when I connected the dots. If
missed any part of this saga there's no better time to
acquainted than with this reprint. However I would be
remiss if not suggesting you get your hands on For The
Roses which vividly describes the story of this family.
then of course you will be hooked.
Emily is feisty, smart, and stubborn enough to make a man
crazy. Well that about sums up the reaction Travis
Clayborne has around Emily. The fact that he thought that
each time they were together, every time she spoke to him
as impossible as it seemed, Emily got even prettier. The
fact that he wanted her more than any woman he had ever
known didn't really bother him. He wasn't the marrying
kind. He had told her that right away. He was just there
doing his mother a favor and escorting Emily to the man
was going to marry. But you see along the way Emily seemed
to find ways to complicate things. And strangely Travis
found himself just delighted with this crazy woman.
Emily was on a mission. She wanted to change herself into
someone more like her sister. She wanted to be less
practical and more flirty. She wanted to be less rigid and
stubborn and more flighty. And she was going to practice
her new feminine wiles on Travis so she had them down pat
by the time she met her husband to be. Yep that was her
In ONE PINK ROSE Julie Garwood introduces us to a lovely,
funny as heck, caring, stubborn, young woman who was sharp
as a tack one moment and silly the next. Emily is one of
the best characters ever and Travis was a natural foil.
PINK ROSE takes us on a visit to a time when places and
people were rather rough around the edges. And I'm being
kind. Amongst these tough guys were some gentle folk and
always interests me to see how they manage to create and
build towns with this strange very eclectic mix. Julie
Garwood introduces some very interesting characters in ONE
ONE PINK ROSE is a fast reading page turner historical
western romance that includes every key element. Keep your
eyes open for this book that will hopefully be followed up
with the other ROSE stories in what is a delightful
ONE PINK ROSE is part of Julie Garwood's historical
book series. Garwood has also written some of the best
contemporary novels. I never miss anything published by
this very talented diverse author.
#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!
THE CLAYBORNES ARE BACK, AND LOVE IS IN BLOOM!
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…
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