The Sheriff Takes a Wife by Debbie Macomber

Sheriff Takes a Wife, The (The Manning Sisters): Debbie Macomber, Saskia  Maarleveld: 9781531887131: Books

Title: The Sheriff Takes a Wife
Author: Debbie Macomber
Series: The Manning Sisters #2
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary, Contemporary romance
Dates read: 23rd October 2020
Pace: Medium
Format: Novel
Publisher: Mira
Year: 1990
5th sentence, 74th page: “Cody’s a reasonable man, and it’s obvious that he’s attracted to you.”

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“I feel as if I’ve been waiting for you all my life.”
– Cody Franklin, sheriff of Custer County

The first day Christy Manning visits her sister, Taylor, she meets Sheriff Cody Franklin. To Christy’s shock – and Cody’s – they’re immediately attracted to each other. Intensely attracted. There’s a problem, though. Christy’s engaged to someone else, someone back in Seattle. So what’s the solution? See what happens when The Sheriff Takes a Wife!


Christy was not my favourite romantic heroine. There was nothing overly wrong with her. But I have never understood people pleasers. And she is the epitome of a people pleaser. Particularly as throughout the development of this story, she manages to constantly jeopardise her own happiness just to keep other people happy… not my favourite thing in a heroine at all.

Having said that, Cody is an absolute sweetheart. Again, not my favourite romantic hero… but definitely a lot more understandable and less frustrating than Christy. Particularly when it’s her actions that are constantly putting their relationship into jeopardy. And it takes a while for things to settle. But, once they do… well, I really didn’t mind this at all.

I picked this book up when I was at home sick. I was in that really irritating point where you feel well enough to want to do things. But you’re not actually well enough to do anything. This is the perfect book for that kind of feeling. It’s not exactly got heaps going on and it’s a pretty easy read. But it’s also got just enough going on that at the end of it, you feel like you might have accomplished something in the reading…

Towards the end of this novel, the Manning brothers most definitely steal the show. It’ll be interesting reading their romances and finding out more about these three men when I next pick up a Debbie Macomber novel…

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