Come the Spring Hardcover – 1997
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From Library Journal
Wondering what happened to the Claybournes, who hit the best sellers list in three separate titles this summer after making a splash with a television movie broadcast last April? Wonder no more. Garwood wraps up their story in this handy conclusion.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
USA Today "[A]ttracts readers like beautiful heroines attract dashing heroes" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
What's most intriguing about this book is that there are three female leads! You might think that would be confusing, but I did not find it to be. The book begins with a bank robbery and brutal massacre, and our two main heroes are trying to determine which of the three female leads is the star witness (and thus in terrible danger). I can honestly say I did NOT guess correctly, and I definitely was not expecting the plot twists and turns. I literally could not stand to be away from this book for three days, and it got so bad that I was reading it at stop lights in my car! (Shame on me!)
This was my first Julie Garwood book, and it was worth reading. I enjoyed all of the characters, and found that she did a good job of balancing the three different story lines, and bringing them together. My only regret is that, because there were three different "plots", she was not able to develop all the characters as much as I would have liked. For that reason, I probably would give it 4 1/2 instead of five stars. However, that did not detract from my enjoyment of the book. I highly recommend this.
To help you determine if YOU might like this book as much as I did, my tastes are such that my favorite authors are Jude Devereaux and Catherine Coulter.
To date Julie Garwood's style has been romantic, humorous and upbeat. None of her stories have had the same plot. Like many of her contemporaries, she is attempting a more gritty, hardcore style. While she does this in a riveting manner and she has a right to grow as a writer, it is a letdown to the faithful readers who made her a bestselling author. Perhaps Ms. Garwood and her fellow romance-turned-action writers should use a different pen name for different sytles.
This book is a "must read" for the Garwood fan. It does bring closure to the Clayborne saga. But it is not a comfortable closure.
In Rockford Falls, a search of the records leads to the conclusion that a female witnessed the dastardly crime. However, there are three possible candidates. Each one eventually bewitches a different marshal. Still the outlaws have learned that someone can identify them. They too are not sure which female is the witness so they plan to eliminate all three unless their law enforcement lovers can intercede and stop the gang from a final cowardly deed.
The five novels that make up the "Rose" series are considered some of the best books written in the nineties. Julie Garwood's latest offspring from that tremendous collection, COME THE SPRING, is as good, if not better, than the previous novels. The "good guys" are all charming even as they suffer from flaws and the villains, especially the leader, are cold bloodedly efficient and exciting. However, the story line with its tremendous prose and building suspense, turns this book into the rare confines beyond that of a keeper to that of a long term literary classic. Harriet Klausner
Most recent customer reviews
This book was great, the whole series about the Clayborn Family was an enjoyable read.Published 1 month ago by Liane Murphy
Let me tell you up front, if you are looking for more of the Claybourne's in this book, you will not get it. The focus of "COMES THE SPRING" is capturing the Blackwater Gang. Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2003 by Jennifer French
I really enjoyed the character of Cole from the first books. I am glad I have my own copy of Come the Spring in hardcover. It is just so enjoyable. I am pleased. Read morePublished on March 24 2003
I absolutely loved the Clayborne series. I just finished Come the Spring, and as always, Garwood kept me intrigued from start to finish. Read morePublished on March 7 2003 by Kristal Gorman
While I'm not a huge Western romance fan, I could see that Come the Spring has merit. Most of the characters, the men at least, seemed quite real and likeable, even amusing at... Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2003 by Anna Klein
Her books are awsome! She is one of the top romance writter in my book I have read 17 of Julie Garwood's novels and she astounds me every time I read a new one. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2003 by C. E. Jacobs
Cole Clayborne is a handsome, sweet, tough, Montana man who's finally caught up with that no-good-compass-stealing-thief: Daniel Ryan. Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2002 by Streakblondie
I read For the Roses and I absolutely loved it. It wasn't disappointed at all by Come the Spring. It is a continuing saga of the Clayborne family. Read morePublished on April 14 2002