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Josie's Thorn

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477456872
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477456873
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,727,983 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Kindle Edition
This book contains everything you could hope for a in good story. It has mystery, action, a little humor and a lot of lovin'. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know both Josephina and Jacob and watching them try to find their way back to each other.

There is the mystery of why Josephina left her home and family so suddenly, as well as the mystery of all the incidents that are suddenly plaguing the family ranch and her brother's recent accident. Jacob, himself, is a mystery; and she thought she knew him so well. Josephina is a tough cookie, but even she has some misgivings about keeping the family homestead.

Jacob is very intriguing, dark, and delicious, and Josie tries her hardest to ignore him. She is unsuccessful in that endeavor, thank goodness! Jacob keeps his true purpose for returning to the McCrea ranch to himself but he is determined to save the ranch for his best friend and Josephina's brother. When he and Josie do get together the pages ignite with their passion.

I truly enjoyed this book with all of its twists and turns. It brought out all the emotions you would expect and I love when a book does that to me. I look forward to reading more of Lisa's work.
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Josephine seems to have her life together while living in New York and then family tragedy forces her to come back to her family ranch in Utah. While there she has to confront her past which includes her once teenage love Jacob. As she is dealing with the loss of her parents and her brother's accident she realizes she has to work with Jacob to save the ranch and possibly their lives.

At times Jacob came across as your typical alpha male and a bit of a jerk but he more than makes up for it. I like the fact that Josephine is a strong woman and the sexual tension between her and Jacob was off the charts. I was impressed at the way Lisa made the secondary characters, Esther and Calvin as well as the sweet dog Bo an intricate part of the plot line.

This is the first book of Lisa's that I had the pleasure of reading and I can't wait to read more. Perhaps Josie's brother Jackson may get his own story. If you love romance, suspense and mystery, I recommend this book you won't be disappointed.
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I don't normally read Romance. However, the synopsis and sub-genre's, along with previous reviews encouraged my purchase. The mystery, drama, and suspense added to a great love story I thoroughly enjoyed.

Josie's Thorn grabbed me from the first paragraph. I found great characterization, conflict, and storytelling. The few areas of concerns with proofreading and continuity were surpassed by my enjoyment.

If you are a romance reader, this delightful and intriguing tale is a MUST read with its tastefully written passion. I highly recommend this read for everyone that enjoys good fiction wrapped around realistic circumstances and diverse characters.
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By Patr Baldwin on February 17, 2014
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Well developed characters that reveal more depth with every page. Shows how people can loose years of happiness because of making decisions without learning the truth first. Looks and thoughts can be deceiving... ALWAYS seek truths before making decisions.
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Synopsis: Josie's Thorn is a wild ride of novel about a young woman named Josephina who is forced under sad circumstances to return to the place she escaped, her family's ranch in Utah. While sorting out the messy business of running the ranch, Josephina must deal with Jacob, the boy she left behind. Only now he is a man, and she can't hide from the truth - as much as she hates it, she still loves him. But what about the ranch? Someone is sabotaging it and there are multiple people with motive. Luckily, Josephina has Jacob to help her put a stop to it and save the ranch in a dramatic conclusion. Josie's thorn will pain her no more.
Review: This was a fast read. The characters spring to life early in the book, and the tension ratchets up quickly, building between them. The secondary characters of Esther and Charlie were just as real as the main characters. The author does a great job of using the environment of the ranch and its problems to push the main characters Josephina and Jacob to their breaking point. And the sexual tension was terrific. These complex layers of tension propel both the plot and the romance forward with surprise twists and turns. A very sweet story. I enjoyed reading this book.
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Format: Paperback
Without being overly romantic, Josie's Thorn has the right blend of romance and realism. Not only did I like the novel but I found the characters to be real as well. I liked them. A very enjoyable read. A great book to curl up with by the fire.
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After her brother is injured in a hiking accident, Josie returns to the home that she was forced to leave several years earlier. While she tries to understand the strange events that are driving the family ranch to financial ruin, she must also come to grips with her feelings for the handsome, and sexy, Jacob who was her first love.

Lisa Vandiver has a gift for weaving a tale of love and adventure into one completely delightful read!

If you enjoy a story full of exciting twists and turns, and HOT, STEAMY sexual tension then Josie's Thorn is for you.
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