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Product Details

  • Series: Desire, 1307 (Book 1307)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Silhouette; First Edition edition (July 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373763077
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373763078
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,122,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...a charming, emotionally involving read guaranteed to satisfy fans of both authors ... I highly recommend this book. -- Writers Club Romance Group on AOL.

Don't miss BLOOD BROTHERS ,,, a happy collaboration of Anne McAllister and Lucy Gordon....sharp characterization, zippy interplay...sheer delight. -- Melinda Helfer, ROMANTIC TIMES

From the Author

What happens when you put two authors together? They plot! And that's just what we did one autumn evening in Bath, England. Earlier that day we had visited the American Museum in Bath, and that was the starting point for a series of "what ifs . . ." What if we wrote a book together? What if we each had a hero . . . what if one was British (like Lucy) and the other American (like Anne)? Of course, one "what if" led to another . . . and the result was this collaboration in which Gabe and Randall -- and their crusty grandfather, the earl -- were born.

We've written about two men who look alike but think differently, cousins from opposite sides of the Atlantic, cast adrift in each other's world, and doing a fair bit of floundering until two feisty loving women take thme in hand.

We wrote the prologue and epilogue together. Individually Anne wrote about Gabe and Frederica (and counted on Lucy and several English friends for advice on "darkest" Devon) and Lucy wrote about Randall and Claire (and depended on Anne to get her unscathed through a Montana winter).

Working together was a fresh and fun experience. We had a great time. We hope you do, too. We'd love to hear from you at anne@annemcallister.com or LucyGordon@zyworld.com . Please drop us a note!


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Galligar Chance on July 30, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Blood Brothers
Two cousins - one a proper English lord, the other, a Montana cowboy. Blood brothers, sworn to defend and protect one another from all comers. Will that sacred vow hold strong as the cousins trade places and find the loves of their lives?
A delightfully unusual two-part romance is created when two romance authors, one English - Lucy Gordon, and one American - Anne McAllister, team up to write "Blood Brothers." And what a winning combination this is!
In part one, cowboy Gabe McBride journeys to England to visit his grandfather, the Earl of Stanton, and his favorite cousin, Randall. When badgering his grandfather to give poor ol' Randall a rest from his corporate publishing chores, Gabe finds himself trapped into a bet - that he couldn't do half as good a job as his business-minded cousin when it comes to reviving a defunct village newspaper. Never one to back away from a challenge, Gabe takes up the bet, determined to prove he is more than just a cowboy. However, Gabe didn't plan on one pretty English lass in the form of Frederica Crossman lassoing his heart. Gabe was in for the ride of his life!
Meanwhile, back at the ranch - Lord Randall Stanton agreed to cover Gabe's chores back on his Montana ranch. Faced with proving himself to a group of seasoned cowboys, Randall also finds himself trying to prove his worth to Claire, his pretty adopted cousin. A pest as a kid, Claire has blossomed into a beautiful woman, enticing Randall's every desire. Only one problem; Claire was in love with his look-alike cousin Gabe. Could the English Lord sway the little cowgirl's heart in his direction?
"Blood Brothers" is a charming venture into cooperative writing from two very talented writers. I'd love to see more of this type of storylines from Gordon and McAllister. Who knows? International relations just might improve in the name of romance!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. M. Chen on July 7, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It all begins when Gabe McBride walks into a trap of his own making. In attempting to liberate his cousin, Randall Stanton, Gabe sets himself up for a period of responsibility and challenge as he travels to Devon to save a newly acquired newspaper. His cousin Randall travels to Montana to run the MBbar under the belief that his Aunt Elaine would bear the brunt of the responsibility so that he can relax as Gabe suggests.
Anne McAllister and Lucy Gordon create two splendid stories bound into one when they team up to write this book. The prologue and epilogue flow smoothly though two individual minds were working on it. Each story, however, bears the individual stamp of their respective author's style and culture.
In writing Gabe's story, Anne McAllister sticks to what she does best and she does it well when Gabe meets Frederica Crossman and her two children. In what seems to be a trademark of McAllister's style, the reader comes to understand Gabe and his feelings of inadequacy, especially when he realizes the satisfaction that truly comes with achieving something. In addition, Frederica comes across as a strong heroine who protects her children to a fault but who learns from Gabe that such fierce sheltering of her children might actually do more harm than good.
Lucy Gordon's tone is more quiet when we approach the MBbar. In Montana, the reader learns that Aunt Elaine has traveled to England to visit her father, Earl Stanton, and has left the ranch under the care of Claire Stevens, the orphan child who was left on the porch of their ranch years ago. While Randall gradually overcomes the prejudice of the hands at the MBbar, Claire comes to look beyond the face he shares with Gabe, the man she thought she loved, and to love Randall for who he is and not the title he bears.
This is a wonderful story that will engage readers with its emotional pull when it comes to the bond between these two cousins and their strong sense of family.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 15, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
We never know what decisions may change our lives forever. In BLOOD BROTHERS cousins Gabe McBride and Randall Stranton decide on a whim to switch roles and countries. They find out surprising things about themselves and what they truly want out of life. And more intriguing for a romance reader like myself, what they are willing to sacrifice for love.
Anne McAllister and Lucy Gordon created an irresistible read that kept me up long past my bedtime.
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