Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. A multifaceted tale of romance and deceit, the final Always Dakota (The Dakota Series, Book 3) by [Macomber, Debbie]. Audible Sample. Audible Sample. Playing Playing Loading Loading. Always Dakota has ratings and reviews. Carla said: I didn’t like this book as much as I liked her other books – Montana, Blossom Street series. Always Dakota (Dakota, book 3) by Debbie Macomber – book cover, description, publication history.
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Local rancher Margaret Clemens is taking a chance on happiness, and going after what she wants for a change. And what she wants is marriage to cowboy, Matt Eilers. Regardless of what her friends and family say, and despite all the rumors, Margaret wants Matt anyway. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Always Dakotaplease sign up. Lists with This Book. I didn’t like this book as much as I liked her other books – Montana, Blossom Street series, etc.
I think my dislike stemmed from the Axel subplot and the handling of Shelley’s pregnancy. I work as a volunteer GAL, and the first mandate is to keep alwaye child feeling macomebr. Unless the home was truly dxkota and this would be determined by a caseworker as WELL AS a CASA volunteerthe child most likely would have stayed in that very loving home he already knew.
I also didn’t like the way it was ‘wrapped up’ so neatly with him adjusting so easily – again, personal experience. I am also a stepmother, and my DH’s ex is a lot like Shelley – used the children for personal gain, vindictive, hateful and spiteful.
I can guarantee you that she will never give up her rights like that – no matter how much she would like.
Always Dakota (Dakota, #3) by Debbie Macomber
In fact, most stepmothers that deal with vindictive exes have pretty much the same experience – even when mothers abandon their young one moved to England with no visits dakotx still play victim and refuse to give up their rights. The hate runs too deep. I also know that the strain on the marriage would have been nearly unbearable once the baby was on the EOW schedule and the women were interacting which would be inevitable.
It would not have been so easy to just pack him off to the hospital for that first visit, and it’s never that easy to just “forgive, move on and love another woman’s child” – trust me. Again, the ending for this dbbie of the book was too “neat and tidy” to align with my personal experience. Jun 26, Margie Gundelach rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed macomberr book – read it in less than one day! You’ll probably ejoy it more if you read th first two books of the trilogy first.
These are the first Debbie Macomber books I’ve – I am now a fan! Apr 30, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Two tales dominate this book. We learn more about Buffalo Bob and his Buffalo gal. Then there’s Margaret who decides she’s going to marry the bad boy in town because she knows she can give him what he wants: She was raised like boy Falls for neighboring rancher He’s a real A-hole Ongoing side plots Didn’t love these characters Good end to series. This is book 3 of her Dakota Series.
Will be looking into getting the last book. Sep 04, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: I really liked how there are three books to the series and it just kept going. This is not earth shattering fiction, just simple and fun. I found myself looking forward to my drives so I could hear more.
I rarely go looking for a Debbie Macomber book, but when I happen to pick one up, I always seem to enjoy it.
They aren’t overly serious or thought-provoking, but they provide a nice dose of escapism when you are in need. What I always enjoy dxkota Macomber’s books is that she makes you believe that people tend to be good at heart, and eakota life doesn’t have to be overly complicated, if you just stick to what is important.
I also enjoy that aoways books tend to run in series or trilogies, so you get I rarely go looking for a Debbie Macomber book, but when I happen to pick one up, I always seem to enjoy it.
I wouldn’t say these books are going to change your life, but they will probably be enjoyable. The Dakota series is pretty typical Macomber fare, and if you are looking for a little brain-candy, I recommend them. Jul 01, Lynn rated it it was ok Shelves: Very disappointed, the story of Matt and Margaret was a very small part of the book, there was not enoug h detail of her finding out his screw up and it went from one story debbe another and I was so confused most the time I could not enjoy it.
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The story I was interested in was a failure in that I did not remotely think Matt was redeemed and found the whole nasty woman surrendering her kid a token plot device of trying to clean up that horrid relationship and Margarets willingness to take all the c Very disappointed, the story of Matt and Margaret was a very small part of the book, there was not enoug h detail of her finding out his screw up and it went from one story to another and I was so confused most the time I could not enjoy it.
The story I was interested in was a failure in that I did not remotely think Matt was redeemed and found the whole nasty woman surrendering her kid a token plot device of trying to clean up that horrid relationship and Margarets willingness to take all the crap that came with matt made me feel she was weak and needy and not a survivor I wanted to understand how Margaret would be able to hold her head up in that town where everyone knew matt married her for financial gain while whoring with the vile mistress Aug 16, Connie N.
The 3rd in the Dakota series started out slow, but I really liked it by the end. I didn’t think I was interested in reading about Margaret and Matt since they hadn’t appealed to me as interesting characters in previous books, but as their relationship developed, so did their personalities. Actually, this whole book seemed to deal with various people living good lives despite setbacks in their pasts.
They had to mature and deal with the consequences of their histories. S The 3rd in the Dakota series started out slow, but I really liked it by the end. I’m definitely moving on to the next in the series.
Jul 02, Jill rated it liked it Shelves: I have to say, I was pretty disappointed with how much of the book was actually about Margaret and Matt. I felt like their story line was pretty much finished before the book was halfway done, and there were just little tidbits about them later that were neatly wrapped up.
That being said, I did like “visiting” Buffalo Valley again. I had to finish the trilogy, and I wasn’t expecting the likes of Austen or Shakespeare, but, man, was this terrible! It seems like everyone drank schizophrenic-bipolar juice, or was down with a case of the crazies. Feb 25, Catherine Flusche rated it really liked it. Extra star for Margaret slugging Matt What a beautifully written end to this trilogy. I loved every page of this series. Loved what I thought was the final book in the series.
Imagine my surprise to find out there is a 4th one, which I am reading now. Mar 14, Mindy Cossins rated it really liked it. I enjoyed these three books and this last one was unexpected as I did not anticipate what was going to happen to Bob and Merrily and Axel.
Sep 08, Anne Marie rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Whatever his daughter went after she got, and he wanted to warn Matt if he hurt his daughter he would probably haunt him from the grave! At the moment, he was seeing Sheryl Decker. She came up with the idea if Matt married Margaret, he could divorce her and get half of her money and cattle.
As time passes, Margaret grows to love Matt even more, and asks him to marry her. Matt is shocked, but after thinking about it, he accepts.
But eventually, Matt actually does grow to love Margaret. They have a lot in common, and she does have a womanly side. Margaret is devastated and wants Matt to leave. Matt is angry at Sheryl because he knows she is just using the baby to get money from them and to make them miserable.
To make matters even more complicated, Margaret is pregnant too. Sheryl still thinks she can get Matt to leave Margaret, but is wrong. Eventually, Sheryl gives up custody of Hailey to Matt and Margaret, and they gladly accept raising Hailey and their son, David. Sarah and Dennis become parents with their son, Josh. But this pregnancy has been a stressful one for Sarah.
Her daughter, Calla, has moved back to Buffalo Valley after living with her father. Calla moves in with her grandfather, and even he gave her a good talking to about her attitude. Bob and Merrily are having a rough time after giving up the toddler Merrily saved from abusive parents to authorities.
But things are looking much better when Merrily gets pregnant. Rachel and Heath get married. The couple are going to have a house built in town, another example of how the town is continually growing and prospering.
Harvey Hendrickson opened a hardware store. Lyndsay and Maddy continue to be great friends with everyone and are a big part of the community.