Now all Sophie wanted was to be left alone to build a new life—one that was honest and decent, based on truth, not trickery. She was the only character that seemed human in this book. Luke looked past Annie's handicap and treated her as though nothing was wrong with her. Annie immediately agrees, and for the first time in her life, feels like she's been allowed to live. There were moments of sweetness, but it was like comparing Splenda to real sugar. She has never shied away from difficult subjects in her novels. Both laughed, loved and enjoyed life just a little bit more in each other's presence.
It did bother me though that Luke loved Annie since first meeting her at age 14, that some nights he'd go to her house and watch it thinking about her, wondering which room was hers, but he also went to hookers. Annie immediately agrees, Annie Sweetwater wasn't like other girls. Still, Meg clung to the memories of her late husband, afraid of the feelings Tye aroused in her heart. On her tenth birthday, Luke Carpenter shows up with his Uncle Gil, and while his uncle talks to her parents, Luke offers her a ride on his horse, Wrangler. Luke was patient, determined and kind as he encouraged Annie to live life on her own terms.
The way Luke sees Annie for the beautiful person that she is rather than pass judgment on her for her physical imperfections made me fall in love with him as well. So, what is the story. At nineteen Annie once again meet Luke, the boy whom she never forgot has now turned into a handsome man. Except Luke Carpenter, who never let her limp blind him to seeing her as she really was: a woman grown, full of dreams, desires and hopes for a future—with him! And he'd risk anything to make her his bride! Except Luke Carpenter, who never let her limp blind him to seeing her as she really was: a woman grown, full of dreams, desires and hopes for a future—with him! Why would you want a girl like Annie, who can't possibly do everything a normal woman can? And all the things that would make an interesting story are completely glossed over. Annie's family could be very frustrating in the way they coddle her when all she wants is to be normal. A rugged Montana man, Jonas will guard Eliza from her vile brother-in-law as fiercely as he guards his own heart.
And when Benjamin Chaney visited, she felt the stirrings of her first crush. Lorabeth reveled in her newfound freedom. Even if the cover blurb sounds great, it isn't always as good as I think it will be, but that was definitely not the case here. But he could also see a woman with a heart big enough to love his infant son as though she were his mother, and big enough to teach Caleb himself how to love again. To Luke, She was his Sweet Annie, a woman of surprising gifts, with a heart as open as the wide Western sky. John Number Of Pages 304 pages Series Harlequin Historicals Format Paperback Publication Date 2001-02-01 Language English Publisher Harlequin Enterprises, Limited Publication Year 2001 Additional Details Series Volume Number Vol.
But she has plenty of secrets of her own—among them the inescapable fact that Joshua sets her heart to pounding and makes her long for his disturbing kisses. For a self-made man with political aspirations, love is trivial in a paper marriage. Very nice story of a wheelchair bound girl in the 1800s. I believed Annie and Luke were in love with each other, and that their bond had formed on her tenth birthday, when he treated her like a normal girl instead of a glass doll. She'd spent the entire novel growing and learning and coming into her own, but the moment something bad happens, she runs back to her mother like a frightened little girl and shuts her husband out. I want to give this a horrible rating but I liked the character Annie. On her tenth birthday party, a visiting Luke Carpenter,14 years old, takes her for a horseback ride and she soars with a sense of freedom for the very first time in her life; a sensation quickly quenched when an overly-protective brother beats Luke when they return from riding.
At least her uncle, aunt, and cousin, Charmaine, treat her like a capable human being, but it's Luke who truly believes in her and shows her a whole new world she never knew existed. Her chance of escape came when she took a job as housekeeper to a boisterous family. The townspeople stubbornly refused to see the man he had become. Meg definitely took notice of the reticent rancher and gave him a chance in life when no one else would. Luke was drawn to Annie the first time he saw her.
I love how he's completely focused on Annie and on bringing her joy and happiness. Order: Land of Dreams In this tale of hope and love, too-tall spinster Thea Coulson wants to be a mother to a child who arrives in Nebraska on an orphan train. There are quite a few sex scenes I had to jump over and they were completely gratuitous. Both Luke and Annie are highly sensitive people who take their perceived failures deeply to heart. They encounter each other again years later and there is a definite attraction between Annie and Luke but she is still living her life as an invalid. Born with a malformed leg, she is cosseted by her parents, especially her mother, and isn't allowed to do anything other than sit in her wheelchair in her frilly dresses and watch as the rest of her family walks, runs, moves, and enjoys life. Not to mention, I'm sure a form of clinical depression was probably involved as well, leaving Annie feeling like a complete failure.
I wish there had been more of them together as children to justify the instant love they felt when they finally get together as adults. John can write these important and life changing issues with such grace and tenderness that only a few gifted writers can accomplish. Then Luke walked into their lives and showed them the opposite. She purposefully misconstrues her husband's regrets to pick yet another fight with him, which only sets up the Grand Romantic Gesture at the end. Like I said in my review, the story spent more time showing them in bed together than showing them falling in love. Enjoy this turn of the century Western romance which may make you shed a tear or two. Until then, it was a lovely story of two people who left lasting impressions on each other as children falling in love many years later as adults.
He only sees a lovely young woman who intrigues him and stirs his emotions and desires. I am a huge fan of Cheryl St. The first one up is Sweet Annie, originally published in 2010. When she was ten years old, Annie met Luke Carpenter - who had just moved to Copper Creek with his uncle - and he made her two wonderful gifts: took her for a horse ride, and he treated her like a normal girl Annie Sweetwater has always been different from the rest of her family and friends in the small town of Copper Creek, Colorado. Her family adores her but also are over protective of her, at times thinking of her as a doll rather than a person.
To Luke, She was his Sweet Annie, a woman of surprising gifts, with a heart as open as the wide Western sky. I had hoped she might be the heroine of the next book in the Copper Creek Brides series, but that doesn't seem to be the case. It's not really that sweet and sappy. But when he finds a young woman and newborn twin babies in his stable, he realizes this may be his second chance to be a loving husband and father, just in time for Christmas! She's seen him around town on occasion but never had the opportunity to talk with him again until ten years later when she and her cousin go to his new livery and Luke asks them both out for ice cream. This is a very sweet almost saccharine love story. Then on her tenth birthday, Luke, a new boy in town, comes to her birthday party with his uncle.