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.
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.
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.
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.
This story had many great story lines. characters were thought provoking and revealing of life. Great listening or reading. Touches your heart and soul. The acknowledgement of how much we need the Lord daily and His grace and mercy is so real. Enjoy and be encouraged.
I loved the heart and character of Sky.
When Sky took Brooke home with him, he did all he could to make her feel comfortable and at home. His continuous reminder to her that he would not lie to her or hurt her tugged at my heart. Jesus does this for us over and over again.
I truly wanted to like this book. It is decently written and narrated. I liked the character development which was well done. The plot seemed to also have good depth.
However, as a non-Christian the religiosity was over the proverbial top for me. I don't mind religious overtones. This is truly a novel that is strongly based in Christianity. IF you are Christian then you may well like it.
Unfortunately I could not listen past the first several chapters.
Absolutely! It's a timeless story of true love, but more importantly the love and forgiveness God shows through Jesus to ANYONE, no matter their past history, that comes to Him. Mz. Bonner did an amazing job at portraying the love of God through this book! I also loved how God was not just a side add-on so this would qualify as a Christian novel, but that He was the main theme throughout the book. Although there were many cute romance scenes between the main couple, the focus was on how Jesus was drawing many of the characters to Himself.
I would compare Lynette Bonner's books to Karen Whitemeyer's books. They use a similar writing style and this book, Rockey Mountain Oasis, has similarity to Witemeyer's Short Straw Bride book as they're both about love blooming after an unexpected marriage, my personal favorite type of Christian romance books!
My favorite character was Skyler Jordan. The author did an amazing job portraying the love of Jesus through Him. It made me fall in love with God all over again!
LOVED IT! LOVED IT! LOVED IT!!! Immediately got addicted to the author's writing style - can't wait to listen to the other books in the series!!!!
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