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Mail Order Bride - A Bride for Matthew Audiobook

Mail Order Bride - A Bride for Matthew: Sun River Brides, Book 5

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Emily Wilkins has led a glamorous life, part of a famous Circus family she has her own Act and a loving family. But a dramatic accident in the Ring means she has to face up to the fact that she never felt she fitted in. With her faithful donkey Claude she sets out for Montana to heal and find herself, but she gets much more than she ever bargained for.

Widower Matthew Simmons wants something more than he always has had. As a boy he longed to run away with the Circus, but now he is taking the biggest gamble of his life. It could be the best thing to ever happen to him, or could it ruin his life, and that of his beloved son.

©2016 Karla Gracey Books (P)2016 Karla Gracey Books

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    Simona 09-30-16
    Simona 09-30-16 Member Since 2015

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    "A bride for Matthew"

    Overall review for Sun River Brides, books 2-5:

    Karla Gracey's Mail Order Bride series is a series of sweet romantic shortstories. The stories are very fast-paced and only told - not showed. In some books I didn't connect with the characters at all. You won't get much background stories to the characters' lives and in some points you only get the point of view from one of them. These books are good entertainment if you need a short listen once in a while.

    About 'A Bride for Matthew': If I should choose a favorite of books 2-5, this is the one. We have a couple falling in love - I think - he's a widower with a 6 yo son, she's temporarily disabled in a wheel chair and then the 3 of them have to make connections. I think it went pretty well. Still, we need to have romance and passion between the couple, but it doesn't seem to meet my needs when it comes to a romance story.

    Alan Taylor did a very good job in narrating this series and has a very pleasant voice and made characters come to life. I'd love to hear him in other books as well.

    *This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.

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    jcrew 09-22-16
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    "A Bride for Matthew"

    Loved it! Another sweet story of two people falling in love with a few twists added

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    Cyn 09-14-16
    Cyn 09-14-16
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    "A wonderful emotion fun listen that leaves you lau"
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    I really enjoyed this story it is short and sweet but it pack a lot into it. I would have liked to have seen them get to know each. The author does show some of this but most is done behind the scenes. I love the Circus part, the animals and how Emily bought her beloved animal into the story. The love of animals shows very much. I totally enjoyed the stories about the animals and all they could do. I found myself laughing out loud at some of the tricks. It was a very enjoyable read from start to finish.

    Mr. Taylor’s narration was wonderful he really brought the characters to life. His male voices were just as pleasant as his females were. There was not any background noise, or any places where the volume was higher or lower at the start of a chapter. If any breaks were taken you could not tell. You can hear and feel the emotion of each character as they go through the trying times of Emily’s accident to her healing. Her mother’s pain of watching over her and learning to let go. I thought the narrator has a very smooth voice you have no trouble listening to for hours. He character voices are very pleasant you have no trouble knowing who is talking and what they are feeling. You can feel the excitement of a young boy learning and the heart stopping emotion of a father letting his son learn. It was just a pleasure listening to this narrator. I look forward to listening to more of his work.

    The author gives you wonderful characters with a plot you can’t put down. I thought this was well written giving meaning to starting over not knowing if you will walk again and those that love you not wanting to let go. I loved how the mother explained her part and her feelings. I really enjoyed how Emily took a hold of her life in a new place as she tries to heal. I had to laugh as she teaches Matthew’s young son and watching their closeness build. Matthew is a dear sweet man not looking for love just someone to help raise his son. I think he was very surprised to find there was love after death. With the story being so short there isn’t much more I can say. I loved this from start to finish leaving me with smiles and laugh time after time through some very trying and heart breaking times. The audio was a good as the book. I do hope you will give this audio a try I think you will really enjoy it.

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    brenda hodges 09-10-16
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    "Fun read"

    This is my favorite book of the series so far. It was funny I have listened to it several times this week. If you like mail order brides and the circus you will love this book.


    I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review.

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    PattyH Iowa 09-07-16
    PattyH Iowa 09-07-16

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    Just as the introduction says, sweet, clean mail order bride story. I listened from beginning to end in one setting. Highly recommend this story to any romantic at heart.

    Alan Taylor does a wonderful job narrating this book. His voice was made for a western romance/

    I received this audible from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an honest unbiased review/

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    PATRICIA 09-04-16
    PATRICIA 09-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Hope this series keeps going!"

    Karla Gracey keeps me completely entertained with this series of mail order brides. This one brings us Matthew and his son Chris looking for a wife and mother. While Matthew's wife died 3 years earlier, and he misses her, and knows it is time to move on and his son needs a mother. He writes the Boston Globe and Emily responds. Emily is a 27 year old circus performer who has had a terrible injury. Because her family is preventing her recovery, she decides to take Matthew up on his offer and go to Montana. She takes her donkey with her as well. They both find that they have much in common and Chris loves her. Their romance is sweet and wonderful, again bringing me my happily ever after! Plus some of the donkey acrobatic scenes just make you smile!

    Alan Taylor is a wonderful baritone narrator. Love his voice and he performs historical novels perfectly.

    --I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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    April H. Lyons, Ks USA 09-03-16
    April H. Lyons, Ks USA 09-03-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Mail Order Bride - A Bride for Matthew"

    This is a sweet, clean, historical western fiction. A mail order bride that was an injured circus performer. A widowed single father in Montana. What will happen when they meet? A delightful story to warm your heart.



    The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.


    “I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange
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    Laura 09-02-16
    Laura 09-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "wonderful book."

    this book was good. i enjoyed it very much. listened straight through to the end. i recommend this book


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