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  • Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Island Books; Dell Revised Mass Market ed edition (Aug. 7 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440236770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440236771
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.6 x 17.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #356,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In a prequel to her best-selling The Cowboy, Johnston sweeps us back to the Republic of Texas in the 1840s and into the lives of the early Creeds. Texas Ranger Jarrett Creed and Creighton "Cricket" Stewart (another strong heroine, incidentally) fight for their new republic and struggle to forge a lasting marriage in the process. First published in 1988 as part of her "Sisters of the Lone Star" trilogy and out of print for some time, Frontier Woman will be of particular interest to fans of Johnston's current "Bitter Creek" series, which continues the story of the Creeds into the present. Johnston is a New York Times best-selling writer and lives in Florida.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Also by Joan Johnston — two sumptuous bestselling novels that feature the proud, passionate Texas ranching families, the Blackthornes and the Creeds:

The Cowboy
The Texan

Available from Dell

And look for the next two books:

Comanche Woman
Texas Woman

Coming soon

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By A Customer on March 27 2004
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Joan Johnston is a wonderful author and I've rated many of her books as keepers...but this one misses the mark. It starts out fine. A man wants a dynasty and plans for 3 sons but, alas, he has 3 daughters so he just raises them as sons. They are each unique, beautiful women living their lives as they've been taught by the father they love and admire. Naturally things happen and they each learn that they are more vulnerable than they knew and that everyone needs love...and that being a woman doesn't mean giving up their independent thoughts and lives.
While the youngest was "the brat in buckskins" she didn't know any different and I loved her fiesty nature. It was a hoot. Sister Bay was the gentle gal, and Sloan the heir apparent so Cricket could be as outrageous as she chose, except that her father now decided she should marry..whoops. The middle of the book drags and though the writing is good, having Cricket "made into a lady" gets a bid tedious and demeaning. I really liked the characters and enjoyed much of the dialogue. It just didn't make the overall quality that I expect from this author. (Pick up the bodyguard, the bridegroom, the texan and several others instead of this one!!)
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This is the first book I have read by Joan Johnston, and I will read more! I love Westerns, be it books or movies and not since Calamity Jane have I seen such heroism in a woman depicted in this genre.
Creighton "Cricket" Stewart,a free spirit, at 17 is the youngest of Rip Stewart's three daughters. Rip is a wealthy cotton plantation owner in Texas at the time it was still a young Republic. Rip taught his daughter's all special skills of survival. In Cricket's case thanks to her father, she was so self reliant that she thought she didn't need any man, ever!She could handle whatever came along, Hostile Indians, Mexican Bandidos, she even had wolves for pets.
Enter Jarrett Creed, a handsome Texas Ranger on a secret goverment mission, to expose traitors to Texas, during this time that the republic was under siege from both Mexiacan armies, and Indians alike. Jarrett, who has lived with an Indian tribe is able to save Cricket from a fix she manages to get herself into with the Comanches ... They both infuriate each other as they travel together to uncover a conspiracy, that also unwittingly has Cricket's sister involved. Together they face danger, adventures, and unexpected romantic situations, which get pretty steamy at times.
And just when you think the story is over, Ms. Johnston gives us a sneak preview of "Texas Woman" and "Commanche Woman" (The stories of her sisters) leaving us wanting more.
I read this book while sitting in hospital waiting rooms, thank you Joan Johnston for taking my mind to another time and place. Laurie
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I realize that this book was first published some twenty years ago but that does not excuse its stone-age take on women (or men, for that matter). The author takes great pains to explain that the 3 daughters in the book, were raised to be as men (read a woman of the modern day), then goes on to describe them in a most unflattering light. The youngest (and the main character, here) is completely selfish, stupid, unreasonable and woefully ignorant. The hero, at least, is unfailingly perfect (strong, intellegent and brave). Repeatedly we are confronted with ridiculus sollutions to non-problems, the lovely idea that "no" means "yes"...and women REALLY DO want to be treated as possessions! The constant clap-trap about "being a REAL woman" was embarassing. I had hoped that this book would have at least had some authentic frontier background to it, but beyond the author placing the date at the beginning of the book and one or two names (pulled from history books) thrown in, there was little to suggest that it was anything but a contemporary setting.
I suffer from an unreasonable need to finish any book that I start but this one presented one of the greatest challenges of my 50+ years. The writing was amateurish, the story was pure drek and the sentiments were insulting to all people everywhere.
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Take "Cricket" Stewart, the feisty, hard-headed, independent daughter of Rip Stewart, a Texas rancher and pair her with Jarrett Creed, a feisty, hard-headed, independent Texas Ranger and this book crackles with fireworks on almost every page! Initially I didn't think I was going to care for the rebellious Cricket as a romantic interest for the handsome Ranger because she seemed spoiled in a childlike way, talked rough and even turned into a once a month drunk to quell the pains her monthly cycle brought on. Somehow I didn't see how she'd ever turn into a woman that Creed would be interested in. But, as the story progressed and her interest in the Ranger increased, a gentle, less abrasive heroine begins to take form. Before long she's a perfect match in this tender yet still explosive romance with the dynamic Texas Ranger. I understand that this is the first in the BITTERCREEK series that will include Crickets sisters Sloan and Bay. FRONTIER WOMAN gives enough information about both these women in the storyline to give strong clues that these two women are also going to make for interesting reading. I'm looking forward to their stories as well.
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