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Read The Promise of Jenny Jones 107 ↠ ❴Read❵ ➭ The Promise of Jenny Jones Author Maggie Osborne – A desperate mother takes Jenny Jones' place in front of a firing suad in exchange for Jenny's promise to see her daughter safely to California Though she and the six year old Graciela get off to a roc A desperate motIfornia Though she and the six year old Graciela get off to a rocky start Jenny will do everything in her power to keep her promise even with the child's cou. I’m partial to western romances and this is one the way they should be written Jenny is a tall rawboned mule driving and skinning redhead who smokes cigars drinks hard liuor and uses cuss words as part of her daily vernacular Her word is her bond the only thing she has left in a 'kangaroo' court in a dank jail cell or anywhere else in a cold cruel world where she has survived alone since she was nine It is appropriate at this juncture to tell you she carries not a Bible but a dictionary in her pocket She is a self educated woman and she’s always looking up the words people say to her Sometimes she finds words on her own and wonders how to pronounce them She daydreams about a word savors it and ponders how she’ll one day use it in a sentenceTo Jenny a “ promise is a promise” and she does not lie All this endears her to me; despite her roughness in interacting with Graciela the sheltered pampered and manipulative six year old she has promised to take from her mother’s Mexican hacienda to her father’s ranch in California I found myself liking Jenny and For Maggie Osborne has presented us with a very different heroine in this western romance one I can't help admiring while shaking my head at at the same time I often found myself gasping at the way she interacted with Graciela other times laughing outrightHere came the tears again Jenny rolled her eyesMy mama always kissed me good nightWell I'll be goddamned First you ask God to kill me dead now you're hinting I should kiss you good nightIndeed Graciela detests Jenny and sees her as the cause of her mother’s death For those readers who don’t like children in their romance books hang on to your runaway horse’s mane Ms Osborne has written Graciela as a real person a real child which is vital to this wonderfully real romance Truly this is also Graciela’s book as well as Ty and Jenny’s and we get to see all three transformations Graciela had me when even though she hated Jenny she had enough sense to ask herself What would Jenny do now It is a perfect uestion to ask when she finds herself trembling confronted with snakes in an alleyway in the desert or in her familyMore related uotes that come further in the storyAnything else Your MajestyI didn't say my prayersI'll say them for you Our father who art in et cetera bless all the rotten cousins and kill Jenny AmenAnd what of Ty Graciela’s uncle Well he is a hero damn near perfect as written for Jenny sigh From his reasons for his attraction and admiration of Jenny to his determination to woo her to his willingness to be honest with herI became totally invested in these poignant characters and this pivotal chapter in their lives None of them had TSTL moments nor was there a Big Misunderstanding Never having read MO before I wasn’t sure I was going to get a HEA Was Ty going to tell Jenny those three precious little words It made me cry when I didn’t think it would and turned the tables around to do the same thing with my laughter The title of the book had new meaning by its conclusion Plus there’s a wonderful epilogue that is perfectly written God I love a good epilogue

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Sins in hot pursuit Then she is mysteriously drawn to the handsome cowboy Ty The Promise PDF Sanders and though neither know it yet their purpose is the same. Wow There are no words that haven’t been said before and I’m sure much elouently that describe the wonderful Jenny Jones and the value she puts behind her promise Honesty is the core of her fiber and she refuses to tell a lie She believes that telling a lie would be killing the only thing that’s good in her She believes her worth is in her word “If I don’t have my word I might as well be dead I’d rather die with honor than live without the only thing that makes me feel like I can face another day”This distinguishing characteristic is what brought Marguarita Barrancas Sanders to the filthy lice infested cell of Jenny Jones The very rich heiress has a proposition to make and is willing to take Jenny’s place in front of the firing suad in exchange for Jenny’s word that she will take her six year old daughter Graciela to California This is no easy task as upon Marguarita’s death Graciela will become the rich heiress and her Barrancas greedy relatives will want her deadI soon learned there is so much to Jenny Jones This woman sure knows how to take care of herself and it is very evident that her way of life was shaped by circumstances and not by choice Being on her own since age nine she is self sufficient and has worked a variety of jobs from dish washer to mule driver and animal skinner Not only can she hold her own doing men’s work she packs a mean pistol and a hardy right punch She dresses like a man fights like a man works like a man and can hold her liuor and loves her cigars And without a doubt the profanity can flow Another important thing about Jenny is that she has never wanted to be a mother Heck she doesn’t even like children And now she finds herself strapped with an uncooperative prissy spoiled sassy mouth six year old who hates her and a slew of male relatives who will stop at nothing until this little one is dead As you can imagine Jenny has her hands full And in the middle of it all enters another problemone tall sexy handsome as sin cowboy Ty Sanders Graciela’s uncle from California sighsI have to say now that as the story progressed I soon realized he was perfect for Jenny in every way He very uickly stole my heart as his thoughts showed that everything about this strange woman fascinated him in a way few other women had He uickly saw through her layers and wow did he want As I traveled this journey with Jenny I soon learned that underneath and within is a strikingly beautiful woman who hides her soul pain and her vulnerability in a variety of ways Her transformation is beautiful I loved that she carries a dictionary and is always learning new words She’s smart and a survivor There’s nothing elouent or dainty in her and neither is there vanity The things she endures and the methods she chooses to fulfill the promise are amazing Emotionally this was a roller coaster ride There are so many laugh out loud moments My favorite started with the conversation between Jenny and Graciela and the “hair between the legs” uestion asked by a curious six year old who’d never seen anyone naked before It became a full blown out laugh later when this same conversation was related to her Uncle Ty in wonder and still disbelief and in the presence of a very embarrassed Jenny And of course I loved Ty’s reply The dialog between Jenny and this child and Jenny and Ty is perfectly captivating My roller coaster ride also brought me to those tender precious moments where my heart filled with their pain their sorrow until the fountain flowed The pain of losing her mother and the loneliness Graciela experiences as realization comes that she will never see her again touched me to the core Here it is brief and yet powerful And also are the glimpses surrounding the circumstances of Jenny’s life and though this author doesn’t linger it is felt And then there’s the “hankering” and the “licking all over” As they are fighting for their lives and making their way to California I experienced the riveting excitement and the perfect sizzle and sensual moments as Jenny discovers what a true kiss holds and they both discover a night of pure heaven I loved every word and every minute invested This is my 2nd book by this author and she has an amazing talent This lady can tell a story and her heroines are not soon forgotten This is a true western romance at its best Thank you to my GR friends Jill and Denise for introducing me to another author who has the magicThis is a long review for me and I’ve only skimmed the surface and not even written other facets involved in this story There are so many uotes and lines that grab you and cause you to stop and do a re read Here are just a few of my favs view spoiler Graciela still doesn’t believe that her mama’s relatives want her dead She wants Jenny to let her go back home Graciela gazed downshe whispered “Mama won’t know if you kept your promise”“I’ll know” Jenny glared “When Jenny Jones gives her word by God the thing is as good as done This doesn’t have anything to do with your mother any Here’s how it is kid After you give a promise see the person you gave it to is out of the deal It’s just you and the promise If you keep the promise then you’re somebody you did right But if you fail then you might as well stick a knife in your gut because you aren’t worth spit You’re a person with no fricking honor Now that’s how it is And that’s why your butt is going to California” one of their talks about the hankering “You’re an intimidating womanI imagine most men would back away from a challenge like you” Jenny’s reply “Most men don’t even see me Which suits me just fine”“If they don’t see you it’s because you don’t want them to That’s why you hide yourself under that shapeless poncho and wear an old hat pulled down to your earsYou talk and act like one of the boys so you don’t have to deal with being one of the girls” “If I were to kiss you” He paused dropping a lazy lingering glance to her mouth “Do you know how I’d do it”Her heart lurched and knocked against her rib cage She gripped the edge of the table and sueezed her eyes into a warning suint “I’m telling you for the last timeshut up”He kept his gaze on her mouth studying her through eyes that seemed to smolder in the depths “I’d start out slow Real slow so’s not to spook you I’d put my hands on your waist low almost on your hips Then I’d draw you up against me Let you feel what I was thinking” A smile touched his lips”I’d rub against you slow like getting the feel of you letting you get the feel of me Then I’d move my hands up your waist under that poncho right by your rib cage until I could feel the soft heat of your breasts resting on the tops of my handsI’d lean over you and put my mouth down next to yours but I wouldn’t kiss you yetI’d breathe you first I’d sip your breath and hold it inside Then I’d touch my tongue to your bottom lipI’d run my tongue around those lips tracing the shape and size And then” hide spoiler

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The Promise of Jenny JonesA desperate mother takes of Jenny PDFEPUB #196 Jenny Jones' place in front of a firing suad in exchange for Jenny's promise to see her daughter safely to Cal. 5 Unreserved Heartfelt Shiny Stars After you give a promise see the person you gave it to is out of the deal It's just you and the promise Jenny Jones Inside a fetid prison on the rugged and dry land along the Mexican border a young woman who has nothing left to lose but a frayed dictionary in her pocket is spending the last hours of her life waiting to be executed Her name is Jenny Jones and her unflinching honesty is what will have her face the firing suad come dawn She could have lied there were no witnesses she could have said she didn't kill the soldier who tried to rape her but she didn't Pleading for self defence has been useless as the sham court judging her was convinced no man in his right mind would have forced himself on the likes of Jenny a mule skinner a freight hauler a coarse woman with calluses on her hands than years on her shoulders But for all the troubles it has always caused her this time unwavering honesty might also mean salvation when a second chance at life arrives in the form of another young woman who too has nothing left to lose Marguarita Sanders Barrancas is dying of consumption With only few days in her maybe hours and having decided to confide in the reputation of an uncompromising word of honour she's ready to take Jenny's place in front of the firing suad if only Jenny will promise to safely deliver her daughter Graciela to California and to Robert Sanders her estranged husband and the child's father The product of an unwanted and ostracised marriage between feuding families old Mexican aristocracy Barrancas and new American landowners Sanders little Graciela will be the heiress of an immense fortune once Marguarita is gone and a long string of greedy and unscrupulous cousins is ready to kidnap her for ransom at best or to downright kill her to inherit in her stead at worst Grasping the last chance to survive Jenny accepts the deal easing her struggling conscience by knowing this way she'll at least assuage Marguarita's desperation and promises to smuggle little six year old Graciela to California at all costs accusing prissy pampered bright infuriating little six year old GracielaIn the meantime unbeknownst to both Marguarita and Jenny Robert has sent his younger brother Ty looking for the child A tough and dashing cowboy Ty is soon hot on his niece's trail all the way down to Texas but he's certainly not prepared to find her escorted by an intense rough edge mouthy and determined woman as prickly as the cacti punctuating the road from El Paso to Chihuahua and a few miles And while these two try to decide whether to keep outwitting each other or join forces the sweetest and most amiable courtship the Old Wild West has ever witnessed ensues to our utter delight along the same line as He I can't explain this but I have a powerful hankering for you She You make a move in my direction and I'll shoot your butt Written back in 1997 but presenting a standard in terms of originality pace and craft current authors active in this specific sub genre could still look up to the story both poignant and exhilarating is a charming blend of oh so many entertaining and inspired ingredients I found simply irresistibleChoosing to emphasise the romp ish and humorous sides the Western setting allows Maggie Osborne deftly weaves a tale that is adventurous on the run romance and emotional journey in eual parts the thrilling spirit and energy expected to be permeating the frontier scenario are evoked the wonderful characterisations the flowing prose and the engaging dialogues do the rest underscoring the protagonists' complete arc So together with the heat the dust the blinding sun the jingling harnesses the lonesome starry nights we get to see the rewarding transformation the leads go through building the bonds of a lifetime healing and bettering one anotherAnd what a sight it was to behold leaving you just as breathless as the chases the dangers the laughter and conveying the book's deeper and heartwarming message about love and acceptance which gradually sinks in while you're distracted by all the fun and the romance The characters might appear typical fare at a first superficial glance mind you the independent hardened woman the suave deceptively laidback cowboy the precocious child but the author's skilful and intelligent storytelling reworks and reshapes them into uniue individuals you won't soon forget Besides the hero and the heroine Graciela fully a third lead in her own right must be one of the most endearing kids I've ever encountered in fiction and I was anticipating the moments when the narration briefly shifted into her perspective She's adorably smart and inuisitive sometimes embarrassingly so though this maddening handful is always portrayed as a believable six years old Representing everything Jenny was never permitted to be Graciela is the apt foil to Jenny's change from embittered loner to embracing person And their banter alternatively taut hilarious touching never sappy is pricelessEven the secondary characters are carefully chiselled and nuanced starting from Marguarita so present in her absence a silent beacon of admiration and courage in Jenny's solitary thoughts to Robert and Ty's wise mother and to Robert himself with his hopeless inertia The cousins if I really wanted to nitpick I'd say have been sketched like a monochromatic block a little too cartoonish in their villainous intentions but after some mulling I gather the author probably took such route in order to make the indigestible and repulsive idea of some guys willing to harm a child for money fit in a lighthearted context In other words to not excessively darken what should remain a sheer unadulterated comedy The romance Ahh the romance infused with a hot unsophisticated sweet and tender sensuality that so perfectly suits both their frank souls and the impassionate fireworks they're experiencing in spite of themselves Then again I did not expect anything less from these twoTy is the uintessential cowboy and man of action gallant to the core easygoing and cheeky He knows to be in for all kinds of trouble the instant he sets eyes on this odd woman on a mission he can't help being attracted to Jenny breaks all the moulds about femininity life has taught him and as the initial pull develops into respect and eventually into love he woes and teases her eager to make her step out of the shell she's built around herself but also understands that he wouldn't have her any other way wild and unconventional as they come clinging to her promise and her word as she has always proudly done to rise above her circumstances and relishing every scrap of new knowledge she can glean from her battered dictionary to nurture her rough diamond intelligence Jenny is wary at first and uite confrontational with often some very funny results she harbours some notions about men she had to learn the hard way that prevent her from really letting go and bask in what Ty is offering When she finally realises things can and should be different even for her she starts to slowly reach out softening just enough but always staying true to her untamed self And if there ever was a big hearted fighter deserving her own HEA that is Jenny Strongly recommended to anyone who enjoys Western Romances An older sparkling gem that hasn't aged a day in which Maggie Osborne dares you every step of the way to not fall in love with this mismatched trio An impossible feat for me I gladly lost on page one