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Headstrong heiress Sharisse Hammond wants no part of the New York society marriage that has been arranged for her. So she heads west across a vast and dangerous land -- with no intention of honoring... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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6 ratings

Not the cover advertised

I received the book with a cover I have never even seen before.

Spanning the great divide!

As I read these reviews I wondered if people were reading the same book! It seems you either loved it or hated it.I just finished reading it for the second time. The first time I read it 6-8 yrs ago, I didn't like it at all but I accidentally started reading it again and got caught up in it. I really enjoyed it this time around. The characters were great. The plot was certainly different from the usual western stuff. And while some of you put the ending together before I did, it was still unique. This is not a pulitzer prize winner, but it gets the job done for an enjoyable historical western romance. I think the clue is that as we grow and evolve, our reading tastes also change. And different reading is enjoyed at different times in our life. It has helped me greatly to understand why any book can have so varied a response from readers and critics.

Which Twin Do You Prefer?

"Tender is the Storm" is a clever Western romance that involves a mail-order bride from New York and the gorgeous horse trainer in Arizona who sends for her. Both have big secrets. I really enjoyed this book and its personable characters. The heroine, Sharisse, has NO idea what it's like to rough it in the desert as she's accustomed to maids doing everything for her, including removing her clothes. It's hysterical to see her attempt to cook. As for the Holt brothers - yummy. Identical twins, one is charming and easy going, the other an ominous gunslinger. It's fascinating to realize that Sharisse wants them both!The plot is straightforward, though there are twists aplenty. I read it in one day, and realized it was just as good now as it was the first time I read it more than 10 years ago. FYI: Other great Westerns romances by Johanna Lindsey include "A Heart So Wild" and "Heart of Thunder," as well as the marvelous "Savage Thunder."

A beautiful love story - first class Johanna Lindsey

This book is Johanna Lindsey at her best: the characters, Sharisse and Lucas are engaging and fun, and the reader easily begins to care about what happens to them. The wild west setting is perfect for all romantics who like the idea of a rugged hero, with a city slicker's heart, falling in love with a city born young socialite - two worlds seemingly at odds, coming together. I immediately fell in love with both brothers, Slade and Lucas, and couldn't decide which brother Sharisse should be with...which is a good thing (read the book and you'll find out why). However, I realised something wasn't right about Lucas and Slade's story, and guessed it long before Sharisse did (another winner in story-telling, always keep the readers guessing and make them feel like they've guessed the truth before the character has). Perhaps the old adage 'love is blind' is fitting here, otherwise I'd be tempted to say Sharisse was a touch slow in realising what was literally staring her in the face. I enjoyed the romance and pace of this book and if you're looking for a classic Johanna Lindsey novel that doesn't disappoint, this one is for you. It's better than a lot of her more recent publications, so if you haven't read this, don't bother with the more modern books: give this one a go. It's one of her best books and I should know, I've read all of them!

A Love Story to Remember

So many of Ms. Lindsey's novels are Regency or Medieval romances, that I hesitated about reading a "Western" novel, since gunslingers and Indians do not appeal to me. Should I have worried knowing what gripping stories Ms. Lindsey always writes? Never again! This was a remarkable novel with a thriling love story which was enhanced by its western background. There is almost always some deception in her novels, between the hero and heroine, and this was no exception. Ms. Lindsey has an uncanny ability to create awesome heroes. Too bad she isn't one of those scientists mixing up DNA to create them for real!

Her best ever!

The hero of this novel is one of my favorites in all of romance fiction. I'm usually able to spot or at least suspect when I'm being set up for the kind of surprise that is revealed about the hero at the end of this story, but I never did until I read it. I was only able to go back afterward and see where I SHOULD have noted that Ms. Lindsey had something special up her sleeve. Bravo, Johanna! "Tender Is the Storm" is one of the brightest jewels in your crown.
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