Country Bride

Country Bride Rorie Campbell has a pleasant predictable life in San Francisco where she s seeing a pleasant predictable man Then one vacation her car breaks down on an Oregon country road and horse rancher Cla

  • Title: Country Bride
  • Author: Debbie Macomber
  • ISBN: 9781585473212
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rorie Campbell has a pleasant, predictable life in San Francisco, where she s seeing a pleasant, predictable man Then, one vacation, her car breaks down on an Oregon country road and horse rancher Clay Franklin comes to her rescue Rorie soon discovers that a city girl can fall in love with a country man But Clay has no right to return her feelings because he s engagedRorie Campbell has a pleasant, predictable life in San Francisco, where she s seeing a pleasant, predictable man Then, one vacation, her car breaks down on an Oregon country road and horse rancher Clay Franklin comes to her rescue Rorie soon discovers that a city girl can fall in love with a country man But Clay has no right to return her feelings because he s engaged to another woman Kate Logan is devastated when Clay Franklin, her former fiance and the man she s always loved, marries Rorie Campbell instead But at Clay s wedding and after a glass of champagne too many Kate proposes to her longtime friend, rancher Luke Rivers Luke accepts her proposal and refuses to renege on his promise What s , he insists that Kate doesn t love Clay she loves him.

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    About “Debbie Macomber

    • Debbie Macomber

      Debbie Macomber is a 1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today s most popular writers with than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope Macomber s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list Thirteen of these novels hit the number one spot.In 2017, Macomber s all new hardcover publications include If Not for You March , Any Dream Will Do August , and Merry and Bright October In addition to fiction, Macomber has also published two bestselling cookbooks, an adult coloring book, numerous inspirational and nonfiction works, and two acclaimed children s books.Celebrated as the official storyteller of Christmas , Macomber s annual Christmas books are beloved and five have been crafted into original Hallmark Channel movies Macomber is also the author of the bestselling Cedar Cove Series which the Hallmark Channel chose as the basis for its first dramatic scripted television series Debuting in 2013, Debbie Macomber s Cedar Cove was a ratings favorite for three seasons.Macomber owns The Grey House Caf , which also features a gift shop and a Hallmark Gold Crown store inside It is located in the Village Square campus, which also serves as Debbie s corporate headquarters.She serves on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, is a YFC National Ambassador, and is World Vision s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative A devoted grandmother, Debbie and Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington, the town which inspired the Cedar Cove series.



    246 thoughts on “Country Bride

    • Country Bride is the second book in the Country Brides series by popular American author, Debbie Macomber. When Clay Franklin breaks off his long-standing engagement to Kate Logan to marry Rorie Campbell, Kate is understandably devastated. But someone is there to support her: Luke Rivers is the manager of her father’s ranch, and has been her good friend for a long time. After some bubbly at the wedding, Kate suggests that Luke should marry her, and he readily agrees: after all, he has been in [...]


    • Don't waste your time on this book. I don't recommend it at all! (That's pretty obvious from my 1-star rating, though, eh?)Okay, here's the deal. I've been hearing for quite some time about how good of an author Debbie Macomber is. "She writes such good, clean romance!" - "You really should read her books, she's a great author!" Well, so much for that. Did I just get hold of a rotten one or something? Or are all of her books like this one?First of all, the writing just really wasn't all that gre [...]


    • I didn't like this story although it appeared to have elements I enjoy. The hero just decided out of the blue to tell the heroine that she should marry him. They hadn't dated, no sex, just I want you to marry me. And she just laughs it off. This is the whole book. They are casual friends but never dated. She thinks she is still in love with her ex-fiance who ended up marrying her new best friend. Mind you, she never exchanged bad words with the bestie or even really fought for her ex. And she di [...]


    • Fairly sweet romance. He was pretty convinced she loved him and would eventually marry him. I liked his determination to have her at all costs. I didn't like though that he didn't seem to really be hearing what she was telling him. I guess though that was the way this character was. He was so determined to marry her that he couldn't see that maybe he just needed to step back for a moment and let her stand on her own feet for a while just to prove to herself that she could. Also she kept insistin [...]


    • I think I force finished this book, it was lacking something and Luke seemed a bit pushy to me. I'm not sure really what the motivation behind this book was, but It is not what I am used to from Ms. Macomber.


    • This is the first Debbie Macomb book that I did not enjoy at all. The female lead is so annoying! The entire plot line was predictable and not in a good way. I did not enjoy the hero calling her princess the entire time and wanting to "take care of her". No. It did not work for me at all.


    • Debbie Macomber is a delightful author who has written wholesome love stories that don’t sugarcoat life, but are heartwarming. This was not one of them. I learned after reading this book was written over 20 years ago and my idea is that she got a lot better. The premise is a jilted fiancée is comforted by a longtime friend and family ranch employee at her former fiancé’s wedding. Say that five times fast! In her sad state she suggests they shouldn’t get married. He is all on board, she w [...]


    • Audio books have brought back my reading life! This one was cute but not my favorite. The main character drove me a little crazy with her decision making skills. 😉


    • I tried to like this book, I really did, but I was pretty glad when it was over. I'm giving it 3 stars because it was well-written, and I saw this was published in 1990 (I suspect romances were done a little differently back then. If this came out today, I don't think I could manage more than 2 stars).It started out fine - the most enjoyable scene for me was Luke and Kate at the wedding, probably because I didn't know either of them well at that point. Kate is a little exasperating at times thro [...]


    • For about the first half of this book, I was enjoying the light read and the connection between the two main characters. By the time I got halfway done, I started to get tired of the repeated arguments the two were making over and over again. The FMC continued to say she didn't want him at all (even though she actually DID want him) and the MMC kept on saying she needed him, not realizing that saying that over and over and over wasn't getting him anywhere. THEN, we get about 85% through the book [...]


    • I generally love anything Debbie Macomber writes, but this series really bothered me because there was example after example of women saying something and then men completely ignoring or disregarding them. The main female character, Kate, keeps trying to put up healthy boundaries and asks for her needs on multiple occasions only to have the male main character, Luke, completely ignore them and bully her into what she wants. Then (spoiler alert) for her to fall in love with him at the end just ma [...]


    • COUNTRY BRIDE-----------------------------What a strange storyline! A woman from a small town claims to be in love with a man while being friends and even introducing said girlfriend to this man she loves? After the wedding, which she attends while repetitively thinking about how much she loves the groom, she seeks out her newly-married friend (post-honeymoon) for a chat?In my opinion, even if the character is, as she claims, genuinely happy for the couple, it would be inappropriate for her to c [...]


    • This is clearly a book aimed at women but whether it hits the spot with women of today is another matter. Set in small town America,it could just as well have been set 100 years ago for the values it seems to portray, or is it just that, as a male reader, I look at things differently. Whether women like being told how they feel and what they should do b their male counterparts is another matter entirely (surely). This is really a short story and is very easy to read and holds the reader (hence g [...]


    • In Macomber’s romance novel, Kate Logan is devastated when the man she loves breaks their engagement and marries Rorie Campbell. Drowning her sorrows in champagne, she vigorously throws herself at Luke Rivers and proposes—to him! Once sober, Kate is horrified at her actions and sheepishly insists Luke disregard her request. To her surprise, he refuses to break their “engagement” and insists that she loves him. What follows is a dance that neither can walk away from.As always, Macomber ha [...]


    • Debbie Macomber is a well-known writer of clean romance novels; I have read and enjoyed many of her books. Country Bride is a good (if simplistic) story, but it is filled with cliches and skimpy on details that would have made the story more realistic. This book would not have rated three stars except for the author's ability to take a "barely-there" plot and stretch it into a reasonably interesting story.


    • This book flows seamlessly from A Little Country. This is Kate Logan's story, and how she discovers that she is in love with Luke Rivers. I really enjoyed reading this novel.


    • Another Awesome novel by Debbie MacomberDebbie never fails, if you want to read an enjoyable sweet clean romance, then Debbie Macomber is your author.Well Done As Always DM.


    • This book was ok, as I point out in my ratingIt's the second part of a series but it was easy to follow without knowing the first one. It even explains some of the first story so we can understand some of the things happening along the story.I must confess that I finished the book faster than I had expected and I feel guilty about how two-sided opinions I have for Luke Rivers. First, how rude is he?? He thinks he knows everything and is always too close for my taste. Still, Kate was wouldn't mak [...]


    • Frustrating charactersThis was my first Macomber book and, while the writing was ok, I was so fed up with the stupid decisions of the characters that I nearly gave up four times. Even near the end I thought there was great potential for growth or at least conversation, but only a small percentage of that came to pass. I'd probably read another book by the author, but I wouldn't reread this one.


    • Sweet romance with a reluctant bride to be and a determined groom to be. He had lived her for years. Would she see beyond her pride and allow herself to love him? The narrator, Vanessa Johansson, does a nice job giving voice to the characters, making an enjoyable listening experience.


    • Kate Logan is devastated when Clay Franklin, her former fiance and the man she's always loved, marries Rorie Campbell instead. But at Clay's wedding--and after a glass of champagne too many-- Kate proposes to her longtime friend, rancher Luke Rivers.








    • I know I'm kicking a dead horse since we know this story was written by Debbie in the early nineties. But I got to get it out or I will combust.I'm sure many of you have read romance stories where the hero uses the "other woman" to make the heroine jealous to make her love him.This is a story where Kate proposes to her friend and ranch hand, at her ex-fiancé's wedding. First of all, it doesn't take one little flute of champagne to get you tipsy even with an empty stomach. I'm eighty-five pounds [...]


    • I loved that the characters in this book had a long-standing friendship before their relationship turned romantic. I also loved watching Kate grow up and realize that her feelings for Clay were just a teenage infatuation. I highly recommend you read the first book in the series before this one, because it sets the background perfectly.


    • It was a little hard to read. I couldn't believe the way they were acting. The idea was a good one but the characters were a bit annoying.


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