When a group of grateful prospectors offers to give fellow prospector Low Down her "fondest wish" in return for her nursing them through a smallpox epidemic, they are stunned when she says she wants a baby. What she gets, however, is a husband she doesn't want, a husband who doesn't want her, and a family--and eventually a love--she never even dreamed of. Funny and touching, this riveting romance, in classic Osborne fashion, takes an outwardly independent but inwardly fragile heroine, pairs her with a hero smart enough to realize her worth, and lets them find each other despite a host of almost insurmountable obstacles. This rewarding read will not disappoint the author's many fans. Osborne, the reigning queen of this type of Western romance, lives in Colorado.
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"Wit, style, and class. Maggie Osborne is a storyteller who consistently delivers all three."
characters that you like immediately. How Ms. Osborne managed to create a female lead that was so unattractive to start and then became so well loved and desired is the gift of... Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2002 by Isobel
This was a wonderful book. I loved Low Down Louise and Max and Livvy, Gilly, and all the rest - even Philadelphia, who provided such a terrific counterpoint to Louise. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2001 by "lethe2"
I have read several Maggie Osborne books and I was looking for another good one. Again I was not disappointed. Read morePublished on June 30 2001
I read the book so fast the first time, I had to read it again. The characters are well written. You fall in love with Low Down and gain much respect for Max. Read morePublished on April 6 2001 by L. Garrido
This is the first (hopefully many more to follow)Maggie Osborne that I have read and it is truly wonderful. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2001 by Ree Mancini
This was a one-nighter for me and I would definitely recommend it. Predictable, but great!Published on Jan. 2 2001
I was absolutely blown away by Maggie Osborne's SILVER LINING. As Max and Louise struggle to make a life and a child together I found myself becoming more and more wrapped up in... Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2000 by Jesse Petersen
This book actually brought a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes. Ms Osborne writes in a style that is both witty and emotional. Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2000 by TooManyHobbies