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Strong And Stubborn (Husbands for Hire) Paperback – November 1, 2012

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Book 3 of 3 in the Husbands for Hire Series

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This is the first book I have read by Kelly Hake, and I loved it! I look forward to reading the other books in this series too. --Janet Hovis A Long the Way 2012-10-16

Strong and Stubborn is a Western, a romance and an altogether enjoyable read. I am sorry to see this series end however I do look forward to more from this very talented writer. --Victor Gentile Kingdom Airwaves 2012-12-23

Book Description

Two Hope Falls brides down, one more to go! Naomi Higgins is the last sawmill bride to select a mate among the candidates of husbands for hire. Will carpenter Michael Strode’s admiration smooth away her doubts, or will his determination go against the grain?

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Product Details

  • Series: Husbands for Hire (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 311 pages
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.; 1 edition (November 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602607621
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602607620
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #977,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Well written. Characters were a bit highly wiggly, but so we're a lot of people in that time. Enjoyed the faith and prayers--for once not overdone. The end was cute and provided a wonderful
Solution for the gentlemen left without a bride. Good use of the reality of those times. Will read this author again. /Stephanie
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I have read all 3 books and this one had much more going on - romance, suspense, intrigue, deception, courtship...
Hake did have to tell some of the other 2 books/happenings - but not much. Overall I think I enjoyed this book the best.

Clean, with a Story - or I should say Stories.....

you will enjoy this book.
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This was the third book in the series and may have been the best - book one was really good but the writing style wasn't as good. There were several twist and turns that I didn't see coming. This book also solved the mystery, from book one, of who caused the mine cave in. Enjoyed book threes hero as well as his son. The romance factor was not as strong in this book as books one and two, but it really didn't seem to matter given, everything else going on in the story line. There's still romance, it just doesn't dominate the book.
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follow up reading of the women from the first book.Some with more common sense than others,still follow their self proclaimed rules and city ways, while trying to tame the wild of country living.Somehow their hearts get in the way of their stubborness and chaos reigns at the turn of every page. Oh to have lived back then!
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This book was about the same as the other two in the series.......boring. I skimmed through the most of it. Storyline held promise just did not deliver and I would think most of the men who came to Hope Falls in hopes of a bride would be annoyed!! You only become a groom if you come to town for a completely different reason. Experienced loggers building doll houses?? Gave it three stars only because Braden comes to his senses even though he is a total jerk through the rest of it!! I can't recommend this book or the series.
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I read the three book series and really enjoyed the stories of each bride. Of course it was not reality, but was never meant to be. Each story had it's own unexpected twist. Nice love story with just a hint of mystery.
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I have read all three in the series. There were moments in the book that were funny. Love the little boy Luke. Each of the main characters struggled to accept what they did in the past and move on from it. You should read all of the books in the series. It helps with the storyline as it continues throughout each book and it helps you understand some of what is going on in this one.
I got this book pretty quick and it was in good shape.
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This story line shows how our emotions cripple us in small ways and keeps us from seeing the obvious. We hope against hope that what we know with our heart to be true just is going to be different this time. This Sister relationship had no foundation
To build on but the unloving & deceptive premise of the Mother & Sister. The time frame of the story shows the unworthiness
Of women or worthiness, depending on works and doing life; and not on the Grace & Mercy of God. Very good read!
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