The Marriage Charm

The Marriage Charm The women of Bliss County have a pact to find husbands The right husbands One already has Hadleigh Stevens who married rancher Tripp Galloway a few months ago Now Melody Nolan thinks it s her turn Me

  • Title: The Marriage Charm
  • Author: Linda Lael Miller
  • ISBN: 9780373778928
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
  • The women of Bliss County have a pact to find husbands The right husbands One already has Hadleigh Stevens, who married rancher Tripp Galloway a few months ago Now Melody Nolan thinks it s her turn Melody has recently found success as a jewelry designer, and her work is the focus of her life She s not exactly unhappy, but she wants She s always been attracted tThe women of Bliss County have a pact to find husbands The right husbands One already has Hadleigh Stevens, who married rancher Tripp Galloway a few months ago Now Melody Nolan thinks it s her turn Melody has recently found success as a jewelry designer, and her work is the focus of her life She s not exactly unhappy, but she wants She s always been attracted to Spence Hogan, the local chief of police, but she s convinced that Spence, a notorious charmer, isn t what you d call husband material Spence is a good cop who isn t scared of anything except love And he s done everything he can to preserve his reputation as a womanizer a reputation that keeps marriage minded women, including Melody, at bay And yet there s something about Melody he can t forget Something his heart can t ignore.

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    1. The daughter of a town marshal, LINDA LAEL MILLER is a 1 New York Times bestselling author of than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West The First Lady of the West lives outside Spokane, Washington, where her rescued horses, dogs and cats live the high life.Published since 1983, Linda was awarded the prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 by the Romance Writers of America She was recently inducted into the Wild West Heritage Foundation s Walk of Fame for her dedication to preserving the heritage of the Wild West.Hallmark Channel is developing a series based on Miller s Big Sky Country novels, published by HQN Books In addition to writing contemporary cowboy romances, she is working furiously on a big book Civil War series for Harlequin When not writing, Linda loves to focus her creativity on a wide variety of art projects.More information about Linda and her novels is available at lindalaelmiller and at facebook OfficialLindaLaelMiller

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    1. 3.5 starsThe Marriage Charm is the second book in the The Brides of Bliss County by Linda Lael Miller It is aptly named as the heroine Melody is the artist who has designed the charm bracelets that all three women wear as part of their pact to find husbands they love and all the delights that follows with family life Melody first proposed to Spence, who is now the town s chief of police nine years ago, and he declined That really upset her so now she is a little wary as Spence begins to pay her [...]


    2. Once again Miller transports readers to the wilds of Wyoming with vivid descriptions and romance that will make you swoon I enjoy the way that she brings a second chance romance forward, showing how it isn t just possible, but also probable Spence s uncertainty combined with Mel s gun shy nature made for an interesting and at times laugh inducing relationship I enjoy how both of their individual personalities shine through Even as a couple, they remain individuals This is a romance that I wouldn [...]


    3. Good book Now that Hadleigh has found her true love and married him, it s Melody s turn Working on Hadleigh s wedding has brought Melody and Spence back together Nine years ago she and Spence had been a hot and heavy item, or so she thought, enough that she actually proposed to him She was heartbroken when he turned her down and moved on to pursue other women Since then she has avoided him whenever possible, something hard to do in a town as small as theirs Being forced together for the wedding [...]


    4. I started reading The Marriage Charm when I was in a reading slump For the past several weeks I have just not been interested in reading This is awful, I always want to read It is a joke around my house that my Kindle is attached to me because I am never without it Yet here is am, having no desire to read I started reading and the next thing I know I was heavily involved in the story I became interested in Melody and her jewelry business and in her relationship with Spence I couldn t wait to see [...]


    5. My review for The Marriage Charm will be featured later this month on Romancing the Book Blog I hope to see you there 3.5 rounded to 4


    6. 3.5 Being chief of police in a small town and the most notorious bachelor can get dicey for your reputation Where there s gossips, there can be a false rumor or two Spence Hogan s notoriety as a player may be exaggerated, but everyone knows he doesn t do commitment He never believed in happily ever after, but that s about to change Or at least, he s ready to try for the one he believe is The One Melody Nolan tried love with Spence before, but he wasn t ready for it and he thought she was not eit [...]


    7. Originally published at Reading RealityBliss County Wyoming is a place where second chances at romance turn into happily ever after on a wonderfully regular basis It s also a place where lifelong best friends don t just stay friends, but help each other find, or maybe finally recognize, the loves of their lives.Of course, nothing wonderful ever happens without a few challenges along the way.In the first book in this series, The Marriage Pact, we meet Hadleigh, Bex and Melody, three women who hav [...]


    8. readertoreader index.cThe Marriage Charm Brides of Bliss County By Linda Lael Miller HQNFebruary 2015 Brides of Bliss County Book TwoThe big wedding in Mustang Creek, Wyoming, joining Hadleigh Stevens and Tripp Galloway is officially over and in less than ten minutes Tripp s Best Man, Police Chief Spencer Hogan, is out of his rented tux and shoes and back into his jeans and boots Spence is very happy for his best friend, but does not see marriage in his future, even though he has a special woman [...]


    9. Originally Reviewed For Tea and BookIn book two of her Bliss County Series, Author Linda Lael Miller once again shows us why she is the queen of the cowboy romance I think Linda writes these stories so beautifully because she truly loves these characters Truly gets them and wants to share them with us All I have to say is thank you Linda Melody Nolan believes in love, true love, a real happily ever after forever love She just doesn t know how it will find her Of course she fell in love as a very [...]


    10. I liked this book better then the first that s for sure I loved melody and spencer from the beginning.I loved they spent a lot of time together trying to figure out if they were truly meant to be or not Spence was sweet, a hard worker and loved melody for 9 years When she asked him to marry her then he had declined not because he didn t love her but because he wanted her to finish college I loved how they interacted from page to page it let me see the Sparks that were there Melody was fun and cr [...]


    11. Book two of The Brides of Bliss County finds Melody Nolan the focus of Spence Hogan, the local chief of police The problem Melody does not trust Spence It seems they were an item years ago and Spence ended up breaking Melody s heart Now Spence wants her back and he must work very hard to win her trust.I like the fact that it was Spence that had to do the hard work in getting back with Melody He has know for some time that he wants her back but she is having none of it That gives the story a diff [...]


    12. The Marriage Charm was a second chance love story Although it started out a bit on the slow side, in my opinion, pacing eventually picked up and so did the drama The story itself had a touch of intrigue, a sprinkle of conflict, and a whole lot of romantic tension Overall, I liked the main characters Melody and Spence had something special that obviously stood the test of time What really attracted my attention, however, was the friendship that existed between the three girlfriends Also, I liked [...]



    13. The Marriage Charm is the 2nd book in the Brides of Bliss County trilogy The Marriage Charm picks up right where the 1st book left off at Hadleigh s wedding This book follows Melody Nolan, the jewelry designer who created the charm bracelets for the three friends She has been in love with Spence Hogan since she was a little girl After she turned 18, they dated for 2 years but had a bad break up They have spent the last nine years avoiding each other in their small town.I had a really hard time b [...]


    14. I did not read the first book of this series and jumped to reading this one as it was available in my library I would recommend reading the series in order but if you don t I think you can pretty much figure out what happened in the previous book as it is mentioned to fill the reader in I thought it was a nice love story and gave it 3.5 stars.


    15. I love the way this author has an Abandoned stray Abused animal being rescued by one of the main characters for each book It really adds a bit of heart warming feeling to the whole story, and gives you a true glimpse into the character of each of the people the story revolves around Even if the main character is supposed to be a criminal or Just plain tough it shows they have a heart of gold.



    16. I enjoyed this story Well written characters and the side stories are also enjoyable and not too pushy to tale away the focus on the love story evolving.





    17. njkinnysblog 2015 08 bMelody Nolan along with her two girlfriends, made a pact to find the right husbands Now that one of them, Hadleigh is married and got her right husband in Tripp, Melody wishes for her own happy ending But the trouble is that the only man she ever loved, rejected her love proposal all those years ago, thereby breaking her heart Ever since Melody has never made that same mistake again and hence never truly been in a serious relationship However, she is thrown when that same m [...]


    18. The Marriage Charm is another delightfully heartwarming romance by Linda Lael Miller This newest installment in The Brides of Bliss County is a beautifully written second chance at love story that old and new fans are sure to love.Melody Nolan and Spence Hogan have known one another since childhood but their romance years earlier ended with broken hearts for both of them Thrown together when their good friends Tripp and Hadleigh fall in love, it is obvious to both of them that they still harbor [...]


    19. Review first posted on my blog spoonfulofhappyendingsspoIn The Marriage Charm , the focus lies on Melody Nolan who works as a jewelry designer in the small town of Mustang Creek in Wyoming When she was younger, Melody was madly in love with Spence Hogan so in love, she even proposed to him However, he declined and that was also the end of their romance Now, nine years later, Spence is the town s chief of police and he still makes Melody s heart beat faster whenever she sees him Yet, Spence has a [...]


    20. Review Originally Posted Traveling With TThis book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.The Marriage CharmMelody is happy One of her best friends, Hadleigh, has just gotten married to the love of her life and her jewelry business is beginning to become quite successful.But Melody is a bit unsettled She wants things a husband, children, the type of life she s always imagined Is Melody s life bad No, not even She has a cute place, 3 cats, a successful business and 2 best friends B [...]


    21. Linda Lael Miller starts out the second book in The Brides of Bliss county series with a bang The Marriage Charm starts with a big old fashioned western wedding and ends up with another one of the women finding love This time it s Melody, a jewelry designer, who created the charm bracelets the women wear to remind them of them of their pact to find good men and husbands Readers who love a good western romance will fall in love with this one A good addition to a wonderful series Western romance j [...]


    22. The Marriage Charm by Linda Lael Miller The Brides of Bliss County 2 by Linda Lael MillerThe women of Bliss County have a pact to find husbands The right husbands One already has Hadleigh Stevens, who married rancher Tripp Galloway a few months ago Now Melody Nolan thinks it s her turn Melody has recently found success as a jewelry designer, and her work is the focus of her life She s not exactly unhappy, but she wants She s always been attracted to Spence Hogan, the local chief of police, but [...]


    23. This review was submitted to all rightful parties PRIOR to posting it to GoodReads By reading this book I felt like I was taking a trip home, back down memory lane to the good ole days when I was a teenager and first discovered Miller and her romantic stories of adventure for the first time It was no surprise that I enjoyed this book but what did surprise me was how much it was able to remind me of a lot of myself which most authors are not able to do and certainly have no intentions of doing Mi [...]


    24. Check out this review and at On the Wings of Books What I Thought The Marriage Charm is my first Linda Lael Miller book, but it won t be my last It was cute and funny at times and also a bit nerve racking with the break in s happening I enjoy a good rekindling the romance story and The Marriage Charm did not disappoint me Melody and Spence were together 9 years ago and broke up when Melody proposed I absolutely loved the Melody was the one that proposed back then, plus it would make sense that [...]


    25. Originally reviewed on Rather Be Reading I really like that this romance series revolves around three best friends who are looking out for each other when it comes to finding happily ever after Some of my favorite parts of this book was when Melody was freaking out about her feelings for her first love, Spence, and sent out a call to her girls for some honesty and comfort They were always there to provide it and make a little fun of her too Humor is so necessary during these rough times Melody a [...]


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