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Dangerous: Savannah's Story (Brides of Wildcat County, Book 1) Hardcover – September 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Hardcover: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Alladin Paperbacks; 1st edition (September 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689803265
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689803260
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,308,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Set in the 1850s, the introductory volume of The Brides of Wildcat County series trots out a bonanza of stereotypes. The title character (born Shelby Amelia Bruneau) is the prima donna daughter of a brutish Georgia plantation owner. Married off to a man she barely knows, Shelby feigns illness to avoid his nighttime advances. She runs away after reading a newspaper ad offering free passage to the "gold fields" of California for fine ladies wanting to meet gentlemen suitors. This premise hardly seems tailored for young adult readers, nor does the rest of the plot. Once on board the Panama-bound ship that will take Shelby and the rest of the "brides" on the first leg of their journey West, the young woman (who "has a talent for deceit") adopts the alias of Savannah and finds herself attracted to Eli, the leader of the expedition. In no time at all Eli has her (willingly) pinned underneath him on a deck chair where "her lips against his neck felt warm and greedy." But many miles must be traveled?and a handful of subplots unraveled?before this contentious duo has a final spat and then gets back together. For devotees of adult romances only. Ages 12-up.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Grade 7-10?A historical romance series that focuses on eight young women who travel to a muddy, gold-mining town in California in search of a new and better life. Shelby (a.k.a. Savannah) is running from a stranger she was forced into marrying, and Eden is hiding a criminal background. These two 17-year-olds head for Last Chance as potential brides to unknown miners, and eagerly look forward to the adventures they will encounter in the wilds of the frontier. Savannah finds her destiny in the arms of the youngest son of the owner of the Bullock Gold Mine; Eden is a beautiful card shark whose past threatens to pull apart her newfound love for Josiah Bullock, the oldest son of the richest family in town. Both of these novels transport readers away from contemporary romance series like " Sweet Valley High," "Sweet Dreams" (both Bantam), and "First Love" (Troll) to offer young romantics entry into days of yore. Watson takes them on a fiercely paced ride with people, places, and events covering each story like a wool shawl on a wintry evening.?Jana R. Fine, Clearwater Public Library System, FL
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Hello! Thanks for clicking. I'm Jude Watson, and I write for kids. It's the best job in the world.

As a writer, I wear two hats. As Judy Blundell I write for Young Adults, and I won the National Book Award for my novel, WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED.

I write for middle-graders while wearing my Jude Watson hat, which is a bit more colorful. Maybe it even has a spinning propeller on top. I love to write mystery-adventures with thrilling twists and oddball characters and kids who find themselves in impossible situations doing incredible things.

I do all this from a chair, in a little room, in a not-big house, in a small town on Long Island. I like to read and I like to draw (badly) and my idea of excitement is to lace up my sneakers and walk to the harbor and back. I'm a nervous flyer and though I am respectful of the physics of modern aviation I also secretly suspect that it is only the unified belief of passengers that tons of metal can hurtle through the air that keeps a plane in flight. I am also not terribly comfortable on suspension bridges. And don't even ask me to go on a ferris wheel.

I am listing these fears just to clue you in: I'm a physical coward. I'm also a creature of habit. Once in awhile I go a little crazy and take a different route to the grocery store.

Still, I'll throw incredible amounts of danger at my characters. And I'll cackle maniacally while I do it.

Other random facts: During deadline periods I am deeply committed to popcorn and apples.

Every summer I go to Cape Cod, and every summer I wish I had a whole month there. I never do.

I am waiting for the day I'll see someone reading a book of mine in an airport or a train or a diner. I will most likely embarrass myself by cavorting and singing "That's ME!"

If you want to learn more about me or take a look at my books, visit my website, judewatsonbooks.com. Until then, happy reading!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jade on July 15, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book was great. I enjoyed escaping the everyday and travelling back into the past. If your someone who loves reading about adventure and who also likes a bit of romance thrown in this is the book for you.The book is in the third person format so you don't just get to see how one person feels. It goes into details of other characters thoughts as well. The main focus is on one person (Savannah) but you still get to experience what others are thinking. However let me warn you that this book will leave you wanting more.At least I did. One other thing to keep in mind is that since the book does take place in a different time period you have to realize that things were a lot different for women back in those days. What may seem trivial to us girls nowadays back then was totally different. Again I say that this is an awesome book and a great read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 30, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Shelby Bruneau's father forced her to marry a Southern planter she didn't love. Desperate to escape, Shelby changes her name to Savannah Brown, and travels to California. Savannah doesn't plan on falling in love, though.
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Format: Hardcover
its a great book perfect for the young adult reader. Quick read, I had to get it and the price was more than reasonable and i recieved it quickly.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 26, 1999
Format: Hardcover
The plot was fascinating, kind of like the picture brides of the past. Fierce women are shipped to a town, believing it's a large city, only to find it be be out in the middle of nowhere. Females will love these romances, adults may also. Very graphic at times, but nothing raunchy.
Ivy was more entertaining, but this book was pretty good anyways.
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