An accident leaves Seth severely injured. Maddie is intrigued by his enticing letters, and agrees to come west. They fall in love, but will their romance survive their different lifestyles?
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By Sara Niña on 03-06-16
This book suited as an average feel good romance: two individuals are dealt with pain, a young cattle rancher, Seth injures his leg severely. And a young woman, Maddie, was nearly compromised but left attacked by someone she had called her 'best friend'. They both see a bleak future off in the distance, that is until they get in touch. They find the letters between them very comforting and soon the young woman makes her way to Montana. But, she has no thoughts of marriage, nor does he, they simply want to meet as this would allow Maddie to create a new future, for just a short time. As well as giving her a chance to see her sister and her sister's family. There in Montana, they, predictably, fall in love. But can the city girl embrace the life of a country gal?
This book wasn't anything new. This is how Mail order bride stories work. I do hope to pass this phase of being fascinated by them. Though, quite honestly, I find that this isn't a typical MOB type of novel: Maddie and Seth did not write of marriage at all, in their letters.
In spite of it not having been a novelty, the writer's style was slightly different: the reader gets a chance to meet all the family members, most likely to give the chance of a spin-off or sequel to this book (though, each of these books can be read as a standalone). In terms of the family, I only really liked Seth and the constant banter between him and his brothers. I appreciate witty dialogue. And the narrator was good with this. Though, he wasn't quite as good with the female characters, they all sounded the same. It's understandable, however, the dialogue of the female characters sounded very old, grown up, mature. It didn't fit.
Also the story was very drawn out, there was no real plot (aside from the injuries). Unless, you consider 'love' to be a problem. I feel that the writing could definitely have been spruced up, written concisely. There were some instances where the characters name kept coming up, it would say something like: 'Jeff picked up the apple, Jeff sat down. Then, while staring at the apple, Jeff noticed...'. (this is only an example, not an actual passage). In such instances the use of a pronoun would easily have sufficed.
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By A D. on 26-05-16
Enjoyable story with realistic characters
When I saw that this book was a "clean" historical romance, I was prepared for something sickly sweet. Instead I was pleasantly surprised. The story had some depth and was overall enjoyable and entertaining. The characters were realistic with their individual quirks. The decided lack of sex and bad language does not take away from the story. In fact, I enjoyed this book enough to consider reading more from this author and series.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.
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By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 04-06-16
What happens when a woman is attacked and almost beaten to death then falls into depression and a man on a cattle drive is injured and must sit still for months? Well this book answers that question in a manner that is at times funny, quirky, and real. The two of them get together after exchanging letters but they come from two different worlds. She is a city girl and he will always be a man who must have the wide open spaces of the ranch and the trail drive.
this is Book of the O'Sullivan daughters. The father and mother of these three girls are still very much in love after decades of being together. their daughters are searching for that same type of love. Tessa has found it and now Maddie must also. Will she give up on love just to remain in the city that has caused her such pain or will she take a chance on love and allow life to really happen? You need to read the book to find out. It is worth the credit.
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By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 22-05-16
Clean Cowboy Romance
**I was given a copy of "Mail Order Bride, Westward Dance: Montana Mail Order Brides, Book 2" by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for my unbiased review.**
This a romantic western historical love story that is a true romance novel. It is a sweet story of finding love after overcoming tragedy. This is the second book in the series, and although I didn’t read the first book, I had no trouble following the story. I will be looking into more from this series as well as this author.
The narration was spot on. He did a wonderful performance for this type of genre.
If you enjoy Historical Westerns with old fashioned values like me then give this series a try. :-)
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