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Outlaw's Bride

(1993)
(The second book in the Mail Order Brides series)
A novel by

 
 
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Patricia ''Patch'' Kendrick arrives in Oak County, Tex., from Fort Benton, Mont., to claim Ethan Hawk, a man who jokingly promised to marry her eight years earlier when he was a 25-year-old running from the law and she was the precocious 12-year-old daughter of a man who befriended him. Patch has transformed herself from a tomboy into a well-bred woman, but Ethan's position remains largely unchanged. Though he was eventually caught and jailed for murder, he has been stalked since his release by the father of a woman he allegedly raped. Ethan swears he found Merielle after the rape and that he killed in self-defense. Merielle can't shed light on those events because since the trauma she has had the mind of a child. Ethan pretends he's not in love with Patch as she attempts to clear his name in a manner that demonstrates that under the veneer of high society remains a core of will and assertiveness. But that spirit is contradicted when she says things like ''You'd never rape a woman, Ethan . . . You wouldn't have to.'' Unfortunately, Johnston's ( Kid Calhoun ) efforts at generating suspense prove futile since the plot is predictable and the true criminal is obvious early on.

Genre: Romance

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Paperback Editions

March 1994 : Paperback
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Title: [(The Outlaw's Bride)] [by: Joan Johnston]
Author(s): Joan Johnston
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
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October 1993 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Outlaw's Bride: A Novel
Author(s): Joan Johnston
ISBN: 0-440-21278-2 / 978-0-440-21278-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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Audio Editions

November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Outlaw's Bride
Author(s): Joan Johnston
Publisher: Recorded Books
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November 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Outlaw's Bride
Author(s): Joan Johnston
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November 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Outlaw's Bride
Author(s): Joan Johnston
Publisher: Recorded Books
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November 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Outlaw's Bride
Author(s): Joan Johnston
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Outlaw's Bride
Author(s): Joan Johnston
Publisher: Dell
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