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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Books (5 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380798654
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380798650
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.4 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,496,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jessi Rose will consider every option to save her family's homestead from being stolen, including hiring a dashing mercenary named Griffin Blake whose main agenda is robbing the railroad but who could be softened by the movement of his own heart.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Sept. 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In 1888 Texas, a cattle stampede occurs on the Clayton Blanco County ranch. During the chaos abetted by a nasty storm, Clem Davis, employed by Reed Darcy, kills Dexter Clayton. Before dying, he makes his daughter Jessi Rose vow to never give in to Darcy. Sheriff Hatcher insists that Dexter died due to an accidental shooting.
In the 1889 Kansas State Penitentiary, U.S. Deputy Marshal Dixon Wildhorse visits his friend inmate Griffin Sloan Blake. Dix offers Griff a job that would release him from his seven year sentence. Griff accepts the task of keeping Jessi Rose and her nephew Joth safe from the Darcy gang. Griff immediately finds himself attracted to the feisty Jessi and the intrepid ten-year old Joth. As Darcy mounts the pressure on the Claytons, she falls in love with the handsome convict helping her. He reciprocates. However, she has good reason to not trust any outlaw with her feelings. Then there remains the Darcy threat because he covets her ranch to complete a railroad deal.
With excellent novels like TOPAZ and INDIGO, Beverly Jenkins has attained much acclaim from fans and critics. Her latest tale, THE TAMING OF JESSI ROSE, will gain the talented author many new readers. The tension-filled Americana romance brings 1880's Texas alive. Griff is a compassionate hunk while Jessi is a brave heroine. The other members of the support cast bring depth to the story and that allows the reader to feel 1880's Texas at a level rarely felt in a romance novel.

Harriet Klausner
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By Nokuthula Danise on 4 Aug. 2014
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Loved the characters,enjoyable book.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
I read this book in a day and a half! 29 Oct. 1999
By brenda ratliff (bratliff@dcf.com) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have been a fan of Beverly Jenkins's novels since Night Song. I have just finished reading The Taming of Jessi Rose and I knew I had to write. I think there are one or two of your books I have not read (simply because I did not know they existed). I look for your name whenever I visit my local bookstores and most of the time, your titles are sold out.
I no longer read the summary on the back of your novels to see if it's a story I'm interested in. If it has your name on it, I just pick it up and put it in my cart. (I read a lot of books and I have one or two favorite authors - Yours is the only book I buy by virtue of your name alone.)
I appreciate the amount of research that you must do to write such wonderful historical romances. Your hard work shows in the effortless way you seem to weave historical details into the fabric of the love story, making it entertaining, while at the same time, giving the story substance. I also appreciate the fact that your work is not littered with the amount of profanity that seems to be so prevalent in stories about black people.
I loved Jessi Rose. This story was different from any other I've read. You managed to take four outlaws and turn them into lovable men with colorful personalities, each one of them I would like to know better. I'd be interested to read more about the "Terrible Twins". What kind of woman would it take to turn them on the path of the straight and narrow?
I hope you continue to write. You have a wonderful talent for storytelling and keeping your reader enthralled. As far as I'm concerned, you are the best! I agree with the Detroit Free Press. You are definitely on your way to superstar status. You deserve it.
12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
LOVE CHANGES THINGS 20 Oct. 2001
By Toni Bonita - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
JESSI ROSE GAVE UP HER LIFE BACK EAST TEACHING SCHOOL. RETURNED TO BLANCO COUNTY, TEXAS TO HELP HER FATHER RUN THE RANCH AND TAKE CARE OF HER NEPHEW JOTHAM WHOSE MOTHER DIED IN CHILD BIRTH.
DURING A RAIN STORM A STAMPED TAKES PLACE AND HER FATHER IS SHOT IN THE BACK AND KILLED. WITH HIS DYING BREATH HE TELLS HER WHO SHOT HIM AND ASK HER TO NOT GIVE UP THE RANCH TO REED DARCY. DARCY WAS TAKING LAND, CATTLE, AND EVERY THING HE COULD GET HIS HAND ON FROM THE TOWN BECAUSE THE RAILROAD WAS ON ITS WAY. JESSI FATHER HAD REFUSED TO SELL OR GIVE IN . JOTH WROTE THE SHERIFF WILDHORSE ASKING FOR HELP FOR HE AND HIS AUNT, TELLING HIM THAT THE LOCAL SHERIFF WAS ON REEDS PAYROLL ANDS WOULD NOT HELP. INTO TOWN RIDES GRIFFIN SLOAN BLAKE, A TRAIN ROBBER WHO UP UNTIL NOW WAS SERVING THE NEXT 7 YEARS IN THE KANSAS STATE PENITENITARY. SHERIFF WILDHORSE TELLS HIM IF HE GOSE TO TEXAS AND SOLVES THIS PROBLEM WITH REED HE WILL BE PARDON BY JUDGE ISAAC PARKER. WHEN JESSI ROSE AND GRIFFIN FIRST MEET SHE TELLS HIM SHE DOESN'T NEED OR WANT HIS HELP AND TO GET OFF HER RANCH. THINKING OF HER NEPHEW, SHE DECIDES TO LEM HIM STAY. GRIFFIN TELLS HER HE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT CATTLE OR RUNNING A RANCH SHE WONDERS JUST HOW MUCH HELP HE WILL BE. TOGETHER THEY WORK TO FIND OUT THE REAL REASONBEHIND REED WANTING TO TAKE OVER THE COUNTY. THE MORE THEY WORK TOGETHER THE CLOSE THEY BECOME; WITH BOTH FIGHTING THEIR FEELINGS FOR EACH OTHER. THEY FIRST BECOME FRIENDS, THEN LOVERS, THEN HUSBSAND AND WIFE. THE CAST OF SUPPORTING CHARACTERS HELP TO MAKE THIS A WONDERFUL STORY OF LOVE, AND THE EXTENDED FAMILY. BEVERLY JENKINS HAS DONE IT AGAIN.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Taming of Jessi Rose 21 Jan. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
What a page-turner. Ms. Jenkins gives her characters so much detail that one can truly experience them. Jessi, Griffin and Joth make a well-balanced trio. They each have characters that are uniquely different and they complement each other very well. Other characters depicted make it "quite an interesting story". I've never thought of sharing a time and/or place, even the danger, with book characters before, but after reading three of Ms. Jenkins' books in the past 2 months, there's a first time for everything! P.S. I look forward to seeing any of her works on screen!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Roughly 3.5 stars 29 July 2008
By W.Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Okay, I love me some BJ, but I was a little disappointed by this book. I don't think it lived up to her other novels like Topaz, Vivid or Winds of the Storm. I enjoyed the book more because I read along with an audio CD performed by Thomas Penny. He is brilliant. I agree with the other reviewer about the climax, I which there was more. Jessi and Griffin's love seemed liked it just appeared out of nowhere, but the loving sure was good. The reader did not know the whole story about Jessi's past until the last couple of chapters. Even though this was not one of my favorites, I would still recommend this book. Try it with the audio CD.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The Taming Of Jessi Rose - Great, Great, Great Read 27 Dec. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
What can I say the book was great, the two twin brother were great, they kept you laughing. The history information was great also. Not only was the book great but you learned form it. Ms. Jenkins history in her stories always have me going to the library to look up the information myself. When I see her name on a book I buy it. I am looking forward to her next book in 2000.
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