Come Spring Audio Cassette – May 1995
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Jill Marie Landis's historical, Come Spring, opens with Annika Storm calling off her Boston wedding to Richard Thexton and hastily deciding to visit her brother and sister-in-law in the wilderness of 1890s Wyoming. After her train is stranded by an unfortunate accident, Annika has little to do but wait--that is, until mountain man Buck Scott, mistaking Annika for his mail-order bride, carries her off to his mountain cabin. There Annika finds that, despite his gruff demeanor, Buck is a caring and sensitive man--so sensitive, in fact, that he opened his home and heart to his young niece, Baby, who now lives with him. By the time Buck realizes his grave mistake in "kidnapping" Annika, the three are snowbound together, which turns out to be just what's needed for Buck and Annika to find their way into each other's hearts. Jill Marie Landis is a superb storyteller who knows just how to combine the right amount of humor, tenderness, and passion to form a truly enchanting love story. Her attention to detail and her deft characterization make Come Spring a first-rate romance--so first-rate, in fact, that readers will want to read about Annika's parents in Sunflower and her brother and sister-in-law's courtship in Rose. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
The tale is set in the 1890s, however the language and the actions of the characters felt distinctly modern. Speaking of characters..we have Annika and Buck. Yes, thats right..Buck. I ask you..what writer dreams up a man that is suppose to be desirable and saddles him with the name Buck??....but that is only one problem here. As I mentioned before..the players within this story do not act or speak in a way that was proper during the time period. That may seem like a small thing, but I was constantly being pulled from the story as more and more inaccuracies came to light. I also had a very hard time connecting with the h/h and felt that the ending was dragged out for far too long simply to add to the books length. All in all, this wasnt awful, but not great. Id say it was a notch below mediocre. I wouldnt recommend it.
Annika thought she knew a lot about life - Boston life that is -- but soon found to her dismay, when she was given a mistaken identity and kidnapped by Buck Scott, that she had a lot more to learn.
She started out in fear of this hulking blonde giant and ended up passionately in love with him. To this day, I find that so many of the younger generation could not survive if put into a similar situation.
Annika preferred her meat from a butcher rather than on the foot. I had to chuckle at her reaction to skinning a rabbit. It brought back memories.
She did show the inner strength of her mother in making the best of a situation and finally coming to grips with her lack of survival knowledge.
Buck Scott turned out to be a patient teacher [and in my mind] a loving, lovable man. The seduction scenes were not overly done and in keeping with the story.
Zach Elliot was back and as great as ever in his supporting, humorous role. Kase was stronger, of course he is 5 years older, and is presented as a more powerful, loving character. And his wonderful wife, Rosa, she is pregnant. Love her character.
I was really happy to see that Kase has taken on the role of collecting amd protecting the Buffalo.
These characters have such real depth that you wish you could go to Wyoming and visit them.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED -- should be listed as a keeper and a plus.
Most recent customer reviews
I hale from Wyoming and encourage all readers from the state to read this book. If you love history, and which native doesn't?, this book will enchant you. Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2002
I liked the book more for its being adventurous rather than for the romance, which is only about 3/4 as good as the adventure part. Read morePublished on May 19 2000 by Joanna