Emma Waterston is determined, headstrong, and comes from a lifestyle where class structure determines one's associations. Left destitute after the death of her mother, she takes a job at a textile factory. When a fire destroys her place of employment, leaving her penniless again, she makes a desperate decision and answers an ad for a mail order bride from a wealthy Kentucky horse breeder.
Sam Hawley is content with his life as a horse trainer on an affluent Kentucky estate. His primary focus has always been on the horses. He views their owners as rich people with nothing to do but flaunt their money. Loyalty to his mentor is the only thing that keeps him rooted to one place. When he meets the bride-to-be of the man he detests the most, his life is about to change.
Too late, Emma discovers the ad she answered was too good to be true. Her future husband is not what she was led to believe and a horrific experience leaves her no choice but to face the kind of life she's been trying to escape. Kentucky was supposed to promise a return to her life of wealth. What she finds instead will redefine her definition of being rich.
©2015 Peggy L Henderson (P)2016 Peggy L Henderson
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to "Emma, Bride of Kentucky."
Although Emma was raised as Massachusetts elite, where class distinctions determine ones associations, she was forced to live as the lower class when she was left penniless after her mother's death and father's desertion. She and 3 other ladies shared a small apartment while working at a textile factory. When the factory burned down they were all left destitute. With few options open to them, they all became mail order brides.
Emma was the last hold out, but she had no money and had little left to sell, so she answered a letter from a wealthy horse breeder. It was her husband-to-be's mother who had placed the ad, and sent Emma traveling money, unknown to her son. To make matters worse the son was not even there when she arrived and she was picked up by their horse trainer, who just happened to be the most handsome man Emma had ever seen. Emma, however, could not forget her upbringing and treated Sam as beneath her, now that she would have wealth once again.
The story held my attention from beginning to end. The narrator can make or break a good story and Cody Roberts made a good story great.
I recommend Emma, Bride of Kentucky!
loved the story & loved the narrator! this book was very well written just like all of the others by this author and it is so fun having characters from other books by the author make appearances! I can't wait for more by peggy l henderson!
The first book in this series was clean, so I was shocked to hear all the foul language in this one. The author did keep my interest enough for me to finish the story, but I will not be listening to another book from this author. The narrator did well and I would listen to this narrator again.
One of my favorite stories from the American Mail Order Bride series. Young Emma thinks she is getting exactly what she had been dreaming of...until she has it and meets a man who is not a blue blood. This book reminds you that love is the richest treasure in the world. Cody Robert's narration of the story was very appealing. His voice was able to provide for the variables of all the different characters with a southern belle twist. Recommend listening!
I was honestly a bit sceptical about a western/mountain man writer going down south to Kentucky for a story. Peggy did it, though! She wrote out of her comfort zone and did not miss a beat! Cody Roberts was his normal amazing self in his performance. His understanding of Peggy's writing and characters is evident in this audible book. For Peggy's fans, she placed some surprises from her other series, Blemished Brides in this book! Cannot wait for her next book! You need to check out her other book series: Yellowstone Romance Series, Second Chance and Blemished Brides!
Another amazing story by Peggy L. Henderson. once again she was able to pull the reader in from page one and I found myself constantly wanting to find out what happened next. Her story along with Cody Roberts narration blew me away. We'll done Peggy! I am looking forward to what she comes up with next!
I did not read it but loved the audio edition but think the read would be good also.
the way it flowed!! The main character really got to me
He has a easy voice to listen to and keeps your attention !
I stayed mad as heck at Emma most of the time I was disppointed in her demeanor until the end!! then I loved her!!
Loved that I got to see Emma tuen into a likable person!!! The characters were great !!!
finding real happiness
Emma I did not like her at first, she was bitter over her past and I felt she was too into what wealth in the past had given her, very stuck up, typical rich kid with a grudge . As the story progressed she learned about love and that being rich does not give one love and happiness.
I really really loved listening to Cody's performance. Allot of distinction between the different characters and allot of emotion in the reading. The best I have heard so far
There were several moments but when Emma stood up and told the truth about her assault to her then future mother in law I felt she had finally found herself-to stand up for herself and what was right
I have read all of Peggy's books now and have just started listening to some of them. Her stories are always well told and executed with very developed characters that by the end I feel like I really know them as friends.
I loved Emma written by Peggy Henderson and narrated by Cody Roberts is awesome and worth listening too. I loved this story that is part of the America Mail Order Brides which has 50 stories. Emma is the mail order bride of Kentucky where the racing horses in Lexington are breed and trained. Money is something Emma used to be used to until her father gambled her mothers money all away. She becomes broke and broken and has to work for the first time in her life. All the women in the factory had to find jobs or become mail order brides because the mill burned down where they all worked.
Cody is a good narrator with a smooth voice and puts all he can into his narration and voices. This story is a great tale and I recommend it highly as a great story to have in your collection.
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