He's different from any man she's ever known. However, she's sworn never to risk her heart again.
Brooke Baker, sold as a mail-order bride, looks to her future with dread but firm resolve. If she survived Uncle Jackson, she can survive anyone. When Sky Jordan hears that his nefarious cousin has sent for a mail-order bride, he knows he has to prevent the marriage. No woman deserves to be left to that fate. Still, he's as surprised as anyone to find himself standing next to her before the minister.
Brooke's new husband turns out to be kinder than any man has ever been. But then the unthinkable happens and she holds the key that might save innocent lives but destroy Sky all in one fell swoop. It's a choice too unbearable to contemplate...but a choice that must be made.
A thirsty soul. Alluring hope. An oasis of love. Step into a day when outlaws ran free, the land was wild, and guns blazed at the drop of a hat.
©2012 Lynnette Bonner (P)2013 Lynnette Bonner
The reader's voice is smooth and easy to listen to. She makes each character's dialogue distinct.
Brooke sees her prospective groom standing to one side, holding one daisy to give her -- the only wedding flower he could find. She dreads being married to this man, but feels strangely drawn to him. Will she be able to save his life or will she choose to relinquish his in order to save others' lives in the town?
Her rendition of the story brings drama to an already dramatic novel.
Yes! Who could turn it off?
ROCKY MOUNTAIN OASIS is a page-turner. You'll catch your breath every few pages.
This is an account I have with my husband. Some reviews are his some are mine.
I didn't read the print version.
My husband and I share an account so this is Samantha. I always remember the men better :) Sky is my favorite I like his character. He wasn't weepy like some men in romance novels. He was a good strong character.
She did a good job on all of them. I like her Sky voice I almost always knew when it was him just by his voice.
Sky again. I also liked the China lady that ran the store. My mind is terrible with names and I don't think you can ever get into a story as well when you listen to an audio book. You miss little things and I will more than likely listen to this again at some point.
Thoughts from Samantha. I liked this book it made me cry once, sorry I'm terrible at names, when the man came back to give his money back to Sky for the purchase of the bride that got to me. I love it when people come to the Lord.
If you like westerns you'll enjoy this. The narrator is great she does such a good job. The storyline is believable, and the settings are great.
Ms. Bonner has perfect diction. That would normally be a postitive comment. However, in a western historical book, to hear her pronounce every consonant did not fit the book. Even when reading the voices of roughened, uneducated cowboys, they had perfect diction.
The story didn't speak to me as I was continually cringing at the narration. Perhaps the author is also responsible for using language that wouldn't commonly be in the vocabulary of a frontiersman.
it so good I am new to audible and this changed my mind I am so hooked
I felt like I was there
How Sky never waivered on his promise.
High Desert Haven
She kept over emphasized words that were not the correct pronunciation, i.e. didn't into did-dent. At first I believed she must be British, but after researching I found she was not. I continued to be distracted by this and couldn't keep my mind on the story. Most people do not talk like this, especially mountain people!
Glad i chose this book. I really enjoyed it, easy listen and and past events are woven clearly and easily into current time. There is a lot of reference to Jesus Christ, as he is the hero's guiding light, and i found myself truly enjoying the way this creates the journey for the characters, not over the top but touching. Makes you think and feel. Enjoyable.
Reading is more than a pass time for me. When my eyes are tired I was grateful to discover I can go between my kindle and audible library
I would recommend this book to all avid readers. It is hard to tear oneself from this book.
The most memorable moment for me was when Skye told Brook that he loved her and was comitted to her even before she had reason to trust him. He knew that she was a wounded soul and need his patients and tender attention. He cared for her in little was that matters to a womans heart.
I guess it would be the epilogue when it is my expected happily ever after. The loving scene Skye's family walks in on when coming to dinner. The bread burning because Skye has Brook otherwise occupied.
Oh yes. I listened to it at night and only fell asleep when my eyes could not bear to stay open. As soon as I got a bit of sleep I got up and resume listening.
I was so fasinated with this book that I immediately went online to purchase the entire series. I look forward to reading any other book published by this author. I love the way this author stress a personal relationship with God. I have each book on my kindle fire as well. There are questions that people often ask about God that are given matter of fact answers in the interaction of the characters, answers that speak into the lives of any reader to evaluate their own realationship with God.
Great story and fun read. Predictable in many ways, but still a really well done book. Will be interested in other books by this author.
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
A story of extraordinary kindness, when a mail order bride is sent to the Rocky Mountains, bought by a rough, hard drinking man with vile intentions . . . but intercepted by his cousin, Sky who, by God's grace marries Brooke instead . . . this is a Christian romance . . . and I have to say that I am not big on strictly romances . . . and in the beginning, this one wore on me a little . . . too much "thinking" about Sky, then thinking about her past, and back and forth . . . for what felt like forever . . . but it eventually picked up and got to the "meat" of the story . . . and a wonderful story it is . . . Sky is the local lawman, and his father is also a lawman . . . the story of his parents and how they came to know the Lord is the BEST ever . . . don't miss this one!
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