Y Knot, Montana Territory, 1886
When Roady Guthrie, longtime foreman for the McCutcheon ranch, takes time off to go bear hunting, he never expects to find a young woman asleep in his hunting cabin in the midst of a snowstorm. Worried what their unchaperoned situation will do to her reputation, Roady is uneasy when the snowfall keeps them stranded - just long enough for him to lose his heart.
Sally Stanford has a secret - one that sent her running from St. Louis to Y Knot and into the arms of her sister. A secret that would shatter Roady's high opinion of her if he knew. When Sally realizes her plan is doomed to fail, she turns to the only man she trusts.
Continue the McCutcheon family saga in Montana Snowfall, book seven of the McCutcheon Family Series, a heartfelt Western historical romance by USA Today best-selling author Caroline Fyffe.
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** spoiler alert ** Luke has always been my favorite so I was very pleased to see him in this book. It was wonderful to see him rescue Hickory. I have always found it astounding that orphans were treated so poorly in historical times especially when the Bible spells out that we must care for widows and orphans.
It was a relief to see Jack fired. I am looking forward to seeing his replacement in future books.
I felt bad for Amy but her situation with Cade reminded me of a saying that I have heard. When someone shows you their true face, believe them and always follow your instincts.
I understand why Sally chose not to tell anyone but Roady the truth about her situation but I am sorry that Roady had to sacrifice his good name in order to save Sally and her unborn child from a lifetime of misery.
I just wish that Sally had been able to warn her mother and younger sisters about the monster who they still believe is a friend.
The book has a sweet storyline. It addresses serious topics without being too graphic and is good for all ages. I am really enjoying this series.
This series just goes to show that you don't have to include conversations that have four letter words. This is a good, clean, fun, entertaining series with just the right mixture of intrigue and romance to keep your attention, and each book leaves you wanting more so that you look forward to the next book.
While the books are all part of a bigger picture, each book can also stand alone. I particularly enjoyed the introduction of an orphaned boy in this book and appreciated the follow through of this character instead of just skipping over the idea of an orphan.
I highly recommend this author, this series, and this book.
I was gifted Montana Snowfall (McCutcheon Family Series Book 7) by Caroline Fyffe in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. I love this book and the entire series. Ms Fyffe has a way of using her words to keep me glued to my seat. I love hearing about the Old West Days and every book in this series just gets better than the last! I can't wait for the next book to come along! Listening to this audio book makes it so much easier for me to picture everything the narrators says. The landscaping, the get togethers, the criminals! I always the the Old West is a great place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there! If you haven't tried this series out yet, try them in audio books. The narrators tend to breathe life into the stories, thus giving them a heartbeat. It is like having you back turned to a movie.
The author, Caroline Fyffe did a fantastic job on this book as always. The dangers in these books are great too, very exciting! The narrator Corey M Snow did a wonderful job delivering this book to us with so many different voices and accents. He speaks very clearly and is easy on the ears. What a great series this is!
For me this story was like welcoming a family home you haven’t seen in awhile, if you have read/listen to the other books in this series or the mail order bride series you have already met most of these characters as the author gives a compelling story of each character in past books. This is another audio you will have trouble putting down as you visit with old friends and met new ones. The author tells a story that you will want to reach in grab Sally out of the book and hold her close. Even today many women have to deal with this issue which is never an easy issue to face. The author gives you a heartbreaking story that will touch your heart and she does it in a style that will make you want to reach out and slap a few characters and hug others.
After something happens to Sally that she had no control over she is not sure where to go or who to turn to she runs to her sister in Montana not being of a clear mind she doesn’t plan things to well. Before she even hits town trouble starts she finds herself trying to find help for those on the stagecoach. Getting lost and finding a cabin to hold up in why a Montana snow storm blows outside. When she awakes she finds herself not alone but with a man. She is scared and afraid she does stand up and is strong. Once they get it worked out that he knows her sister she finds that her well laid plans will not work since she gave to much information. She has to rethink as she tries her best to put her family feeling first along with trying to keep their and her reputation in tacked. She finally decides to tell it like it is and ask for Roady help hoping he will not feel less of her. I really liked Sally she is just such a sweet lady who put herself in a place that with her innocents she never thought she would be. She is very caring and giving women that just really needs a hero and a place to call home to build a new life without hurting her family or her past life. Can her secret be safe with Roady, is she doing the right thing or will it come back to haunt her. She is at a lost not knowing if any man will love her or even if she really wants a man but she has little choice to right this wrong done to her.
Roady I have adored for many books he is just a wonderful loving cowboy who thinks he isn’t good enough. Not knowing who his mother was and his father was just not a man you would want to call paw. He got away from all that and has turned into a wonderful man that any women would be proud to call hers. I was so glad to see him get his own story which I have to say was a very touching one. When Sally asked for his help he had to take a step back, than he took a step forward and gave Sally the hero she so needed. Does this mean life was easy for them NO they have some trying times and misunderstandings. Can he be the man Sally needs and can he make her love him knowing she loved someone else before him. He is at the end of his rope when he realizes he loves and adores her if things go south he has so much to lose it isn’t only his heart but the family they will make.
Corey M. Snow did a wonderful outstanding job with this audio. I have listened to him before and loved his voice. The different voices were outstanding, I loved the accents he gave to a few. It was very easy to tell who was talking by the different tones and voice changes he gives us along with the different accents he gives a few. The variations in gender was easy to tell and flowed wonderful you had no trouble knowing it was male or female. I found the voices to be very appropriate, the tones matched what he was reading. He put the chuckles in where they needed to be which added so much to the read. His tones were raised or lowered just right has he gives a wonderful voice to the story. There was a time or two where he might have need to take a breath but it is so slight that you almost miss it. I found the plot to flow easy and without interruption as Mr. Snow puts the correct voice to the correct character which gave life to this listen. I found the recording to be to be free of background noises it was smooth, if there was any editing done you cannot tell it.
As far as the audio it’s self I found it hard to put down in fact I had been putting off doing a few things which got done this week. On a normal week it would take me all week to listen to an audio but when I get one of Ms. Fyffe and Mr. Snow audio’s I find that I listen to it within a few days. This one was no different I had it listened to in 3 days just doing things around the home that needed to be done and driving to and from work. I found once I got to work I listened the extra 30 minutes I have as I get my day setup unlocking doors, bring up computer etc.
The author gives you a wonderful story with some serious issues even more so back then than now which she does in style. This is a very touching story that sucks you in as the narrator takes over bring the story alive to your ears. There are so many wonderful characters I always have trouble picking my favorite, each have such wonderful qualities so wonderful, caring and giving that you wish you were part of this big loving family. The author gives you a story inside the story which adds so much to the book. It was a pleasure to watch Roady and Sally fall in love when things could have went so wrong. The McCutcheon is a family of honor who take care of their own along with any strays that might come along. The author gives you a story that pulls you in and you do not want it to end. When I see this authors name I know this is an audio I will love and it is a must have for me. I own almost all of her audios. If you are looking for a well told western romance look no farther you have found it. You will not go wrong with any of this authors books whether in audio, ebook, or paperback she gives a wonderfully well written, heart touching story you will come to love as she brings the west and her wonderful characters to life.
Yes I would. I loved this story. However, I've read this series out of order so I'd go back and listen to them in order they are written. I think I'd enjoy that and also I always pick up on the little things I missed the first time.
The mail order bride series by Debra Holland. These are all set in the west in the same time period. I've always loved stories about cowboys, ranches and just the closeness that people had back then. Always helping each other out no matter what was going on.
I liked Roady the best. He was such an amazing character. Not many men would have taken what Sally said at face value. He never questioned the how and why she was pregnant. He never once thought bad of her and the situation she found herself in. He was willing to step up and help her out. I think he was a little in love with her from the moment they met so maybe it was easy for him to agree to her suggestion that they marry.
Again, Roady for the reasons listed in the previous question.Although I did like Sally. She was very brave in going forward with her life even though she was in a bad situation. During that time period it could have been horrible for her had the people in town found out she was pregnant out of wedlock. Also during that time people would have questioned if she had been at fault somehow even though she was raped. She made a plan and went forward no matter how afraid she might have been.
I look forward to Carolyn's other books as I really have enjoyed the ones I "read" so far.There are a few questions from this books I can't wait to find out how they work out!
I have read Caroline Fyffe for many years and have never found a book I didn't enjoy. This is the story of Roady Gutherie, a cowboy on the McCutcheon Ranch outside Y-Knot, Montana. Roady has been mentioned in most of the McCutfheon Family Series and I have looked forward to his story. I read the book and then when the audible book came out I couldn't wait to see if it was as good as I remembered. It was...and in a way it was also a little better, because the narrator did an excellent job of telling it. The story begins when Roady decides to go hunting for a while just before a big snow storm blows in. Meanwhile Sally Stanford has left St. Louis and is traveling to Y-Knot to visit her sister, Heather. The stage she was on has an accident in which the driver was killed, and the guard suffered a head injury, so Sally volunteers to go for help. Sally is given directions but gets confused by a split in the road and takes the wrong direction. She is caught in the snow storm and luckily finds a cabin to shelter in, of course this is the same cabin Roady is headed for. I believe you too, will enjoy this book.
Yes! Each character is well developed and the interaction of family and friends so well written that one chapter leads to another without missing a beat. I felt anxious to listen and hear how events turned out.
The by-play of the family members and interaction with the ranch hands is a huge part of the McCutcheon Heart of the Mountain Ranch in Y Knot, Montana Territory. This book is about Roady Guthrie, the top cowboy on the ranch, and his hunting bear, rescuing of a young gal and community events that occur.
I loved so many scenes in this book but when Sally sees this old simple one room cabin that will be her home, I felt I could see and feel her heart love Roady and what he could give her. Holding hands while walking and talking gave the story special feeling.
When Sally confesses the life she left and the troubles she had that affected their future, I felt heartache for her and a huge smile when Roady accepted her unconditionally. He had given his heart to her no matter what.
I think Corey Snow is one of my favorite narrators so far in my experiences with audible books. He can carry the story beautifully.
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