Jessie lived with her family on their homestead and had helped the family build a successful farm raising crops and animals. Her greatest joy and passion was for training her young mare and galloping across the plains. To her shock and dismay, her family agrees to an arranged marriage with a wealthy family who traveled from back East to do business in their town.
Neither Jessie, nor her intended husband, want this union; but as she considers the situation they are both in, she realizes that their circumstances could be worse. James is being forced to marry or be disowned from the family business and all the wealth that comes from his name. He also knows that if he intends to be happy as a married man, he has to win her over and does his best to make her more comfortable with her new path in life.
They go through with the lavish celebration that is more for their families than for the couple, and soon they are bound in matrimony to try and make a life together while leading the family business in the remote prairie town.
Warning: Adults 18+ only due to sexually explicit content.
©2015 Jessica Wolf (P)2015 Jessica Wolf
I was voluntarily provided this book via audiobook boom. This book was not edited very well. It was also just 1 hour long and many parts seemed to be rushed. The story was different in that the parents made the arranged marriage and even though both of them did not want to do it. They did. Not enough meat in the story.
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The romance was sweet, but i really did not like this book. Due to the inaccurate descriptions and word choices. This was NOT a mail ordered bride romance, but an arranged marriage. This was also historically inaccurate, in things like word usage for slut instead of immoral or loose woman. i give this story 2 stars, the narrator's performance was well done but she could read the phone book and it would sound great. overall it is a nice little short read, nothing to really ride home about, but not a book that should be unmade.
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I thought for such a short story the author fit a lot in with little or no filler, you know what is going on and do not feel lost or that something was incomplete. I do wish it had been a little longer but it was well written. Other reviews said this isn’t a mail order bride story, sure it is just the parents were writing back and forward not the bride and groom.
James want to get out from under his parents thumb, they are willing to open a new branch to their business but only if he is married. James doesn’t really want to get married but is willing to do just about anything to have a life of his own. I really liked this character he is kind and caring. He really goes out of his way to please Jessie. Jessie is so floored when she finds out she is getting married. She doesn’t want to but agrees to it. She does her best to make the most of it. She was a very enjoyable character that I really liked
Ms. Kelly does a wonderful job of narration really bring out the feelings of each character. Her character voices are very pleasant. She gives a lot of emotion to them making you feel the confusion, sorrow, pain and love each character is feeling. There were no background noises, if any breaks were taken I could not tell. I heard no repeats of words. The volume stayed the same throughout the audio. It was very easy to tell who was talking and what they were feeling. She put a lot of passion into the wedding night as well as the blooming romance. I thought her performance was really good. I am looking forward to listening to more of her work.
The author gives you a very passionate night of love as well as a wonderful story. She packs a lot into a little. I never felt like anything was missing but I would have liked it to have been longer. I enjoyed watching them get to know each other and work through their issues. There isn’t a lot one can tell about the story and not give it away so I will just say I enjoyed it and look forward to checking out more of this authors work.
This was a very short story that is not a Christian Romance.
Overall, could have been a better read.
Meghan Kelly did well with the narration.
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Jessie was my favorite character as she had some depth to her. A bit out of the norm in her independence
You get to know the character by how Meghan portrays her
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Meghan Kelly does an excellent job of the narration, including the male voices.
The story is lovely and sweet, the only thing that would make it better is it being longer. It's like being given a glimpse into the characters lives and then being told, sorry that's it. There's so much potential, it could have been four times the length.
That said I still recommend listening too it, it's a lovely story.
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Love books. Can get lost in them and spend hours there.
Good story. I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. I just wish it was longer.
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This story was indeed sweet and quick. This was the story of an arranged marriage between two rather reluctant young adults whose families meet just before the couple is introduce.
Jessie is a headstrong young woman whose mother is afraid will ride away her days of eligibility on her mare. James is a young man of means who will be continuing the family business away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
They both seem pretty level headed and wish to please their parents even as they embark on an adventure they can call their own.
I liked the gentle longing of this story, the author's ability to quickly delve into the minds of the main characters and the narrator's talent for voices. I also thought it was fun that the heroine's name was Jessie and the hero's name was James.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
Since this book was narrated by one of my favorite performers *I agreed in an instant to listen to it in exchange for my review. When I hit the play button I looked at the length of the book and thought there must be some sort of error, it was only a bit over an hour.
Shorter books tend to frustrate me because they just get started and it is the end. However, the author was able to pack in a lot of material without it being too wordy he and/or busy.
I can't really review the book any further than the publisher summary allows as it would spoil. My only critique would be in some of the word choices used by the author, one example is the word 'slut'. Perhaps it was well used back in those days, but in most of the historical romances the term or word would be 'loose woman' or 'hussy.' I don't know. But if that's all I can criticize then I feel I'm being a bit nit picky.
This will be a wonderful beginning or addition to a series or collection as the title implies to me.
Meghan Kelly, 'performer extraordinaire.' I feel repetitious each time I have the privilege of writing about her performance. Dawn, another audio listener and I agree, that if Meghan Kelly narrates it, we are going to listen to it. She only chooses the best books to narrate! As always, 5 *SHOUTING* stars!
Notes: This starts out to be a purely innocent story, however the wedding night is quite descriptive, so if you are adverse to that, you have been warned.
Stars: Overall 4, Performance 5, Story 4 Stars
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Yes I would try another book from this author if more research had been done for historical accuracy. It would make the story much more worth the money spent by the reader/ listener.
This story is not a mail order bride but an arranged marriage. Not very realistic time for the wedding. More research should have been done to make this story more historically accurate. Otherwise a nice story.
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