I Do, I Do, I Do Mass Market Paperback – 1 Oct 2000
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Innkeeper Clara Klaus has sold her establishment, eager to follow her husband up north. A no-nonsense, practical thinker, Clara was sure she'd found the perfect husband in the honey-tongued Romeo. Now, out of the blue comes Juliette, displaying a duplicate "heirloom" wedding ring that Clara herself possesses. Realizing she, too, has been duped, Clara joins forces with Juliette. And just when they think things couldn't get worse, they bump into wife number three!
Zoe Wilder has spent most of her life trying to escape her poor working-class background. She meets and weds her ideal of a gentleman: one Jean Jacques Villette. But now, connived out of her money and left high and dry, Zoe's mad as a hornet. With the intent of helping Jean Jacques meet his maker, Zoe joins in the pursuit.
There are so many enjoyable aspects to this book, that it's hard to single out just what makes it so special. Juliette, Clara, and Zoe all share center stage, their trials and tribulations interwoven together. Watching these women, who initially hate each other, grow to overcome their self-doubts and petty jealousies, makes for one delightful read. With witty dialogue, great secondary characters, some truly memorable events (a certain arm wrestling match had me laughing out loud), images that come alive on the pages, and her attention to historical detail, it's another great read from the gifted Maggie Osborne, and one you surely won't want to miss. Enjoy!
The wives decide to confront and perhaps kill the scoundrel. His trail takes them to Alaska where Villette has a surprise in store for his three spouses. Meanwhile each woman meets a handsome man who falls in love with her. However, once burned, Juliette, Clara, and Zoe find it difficult to give away their respective hearts again.
Readers will enjoy Maggie Osborne's Americana romance that brings to life the last decade of the nineteenth century. The story line is entertaining due to the powerful depiction of the ensemble. The audience will understand why the women married Villette. The charming cad includes a compassionate side that makes him into a complete character and not just a totally evil villain. I DO3 is an intriguing historical romance that will provide enjoyment to fans of Americana.
It does take a while to get into the characters and to get the actual plot moving -- 3 women discover they are married to the same man who has disappeared with their money and they decide to follow him to the Yukon where he is joining the gold rush. It did take me a while to identify with the women and I found them to be annoying at first. But I grew to admire their tenacity and perseverance. More importantly, they made me laugh. This book contains one (okay two) of the funniest love scenes I've read. And, I found it very, very interesting to read about the Yukon gold rush and what people had to go through to get there. As a matter of fact, I found a web site that has some good pics and maps to show where the characters in this book travel .
I would recommend this book and it is worth the read for the last third of the book.
So now the book is sitting on my sister's dresser...