Velvet (Promised Land Romance)

Velvet is about to breathe her last and doesn't even know it when Patrick O'Leary lays her on the bed in a very strange house. When she does awake from a fever-induced coma, she finds herself in a cabin with Dr. Hoyt Baxter, who's hateful, mean and spiteful and doesn't care if she lives or dies, so long as she's out of his house and his life as soon as possible. Which is exactly what Velvet wants, but she has to have the strength to walk out the door before she can actually do it.

Hoyt had stopped practicing medicine a year before, vowing he'd never be a doctor again, but when it came right down to the wire, he did bring Velvet Jane Dulan back to life, a choice he would live to regret for many weeks. She interfered with his self-imposed hermitship. She shook the rut he'd been living in all the way to the roots. He just wanted her to be gone, but every plan he made to get rid of her backfired, and he found himself stuck with the unwanted woman. Until finally he realized that he did want her to stay. However, it was too late. Or was it?

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By Kjirstin (Tacoma, WA) · ★★★★☆ · January 27, 2015
The setup of this book surprised me -- I thought we'd be carrying on with the wagon train, but this time we're stopped in Wyoming where Velvet, one of the five sisters introduced in the series, has become sick almost to the point of death and is unloaded on (but of course!) a local -- tortured, h... ...more
By Dorcas · ★★★★★ · September 08, 2013
This is the second book in the "Promised Land" series ; the first being "Willow". Both are good but "Velvet " I enjoyed more. C.B. is a masterful storyteller. The characters are real and their feelings palpable. I love a story that can make you both laugh and cry and Carolyn accomplishes that.

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By Jen (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · February 15, 2008
I love this time period when miners discovered gold in California. This is a series of books about a wagon train that heads acroos the United States as mail order brides for rich gold miners in California. 100 women, it takes them 9 months, this takes place when the US was right on the verge of t... ...more
By Denise (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · August 17, 2012
This book is pretty predictable, given its genre. The book is a quick read and the characters have a homey character that make them interesting for an historical romance novel. ...more
By Ida (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · December 08, 2013
I liked the story, but found several mistakes in the writing. At least twice Velvet was changed to Violet. That drives me crazy!!' ...more
By Danica Page (One Page at a Time) (Provo, UT) · ★★★☆☆ · October 04, 2009
It was an okay book. It's cute in it's own way. Not my favorite, but definitely a easy read and a cute romance. ...more