Book One: Mail Order Bride Margaret
Declan O'Bryan left Ireland to seek his fortune in the New World, but the journey was long for a man without a penny to his name. It took years of back-breaking work as a sailor and a journeyman for him to finally reach Montana, and to have enough money to his name to earn the title of proud homesteader. There's only one thing missing from his life now, and, unlike the boys in town, he's not convinced a man should find a wife in a catalog, the same way he buys a plow.
But for Margaret McGreggor, answering an advertisement for a wife is the only way she can get out of her sister's cramped apartment and start a new life for herself. She came to America for adventure and opportunity, and marrying a stranger just might her with both.
Book Two: Mail Order Bride Kathleen
Kathleen Grady has faced hardship - and overcome it - at nearly every turn. Whether it's the death of her betrothed at sea or the fight with her tyrannical brother for what's rightfully hers, she has struggled for so long that can't remember what peace in her soul even feels like.
But when the chance to become the wife of a stranger, a homesteader in a new world called Montana, presents itself, Kathleen must decide if leaving Ireland for America will give her the escape she desperately needs, or will only throw her into even more danger?
Book Three: Mail Order Bride Brianna
When Brianna Darcy left Ireland to marry a stranger, she expected her life to change for the better. But one surprise after another has left her questioning everything she thought she knew.
For Cassidy Campbell, finding a sweet wife to settle down with is the only thing missing from his life. He owns his claim, he's raised his livestock, and he's made a name for himself in Montana. All he needs now is Brianna.
But she brings a secret with her that can threaten their happiness, and their freedom. Can Cassidy overlook what he believes to accept what's right in front of him?
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This book was given in exchange for an unbias review via audiobook boom. This 3 part story was really strange. Each one of the brides came with excessive baggage and neither seemed to have the good sense they should have. Book 1 is Declan and Margaret's story. He is the one who allows his friend to put strange notions in his head and almost loses his chance at happiness. Book 2 is Josh and Kathleen's story and it is really crazy. She takes out running because he gets tongue tied and almost dies after tumbling down a hill. Book 3 is the tale of Cassidy and Brianna who is a horse whisperer and move over a princess. Each of these were just a little unbelievable for me. All of the other mail-order bride books have been at least believable.
- Book 1: Mail Order Bride Margaret
This is a quick clean read that takes place when there is a shortage of women, so, the men in the small Montana town, who desired a wife and family resorted to Mail Order Brides.
The main characters, Declan O'Bryan and Margaret McGreggor, start writing each other and soon Margaret agrees to marry him.
They have a couple of things in common including both being from Ireland and both being stubborn.
Declan under-reacts to things while Margaret over-reacts which leads to an interesting couple.
Overall this was an interesting read but there were times when Declan took the advice of his friend, Ned,
and it resulted in a couple of misunderstandings between him and Margaret.
Declan relied too much on his friend's thoughts / opinions but it was good that he was able to admit to his faults.
I also felt that, the story could have been a little longer.
- Book 2: Mail Order Bride Kathleen
Kathleen, the female lead, has a difficult decision to make, should she stay in Ireland and fight with her brother or should she venture to America and become a Mail Order Bride to Joss, the male lead in the story.
I liked Kathleen and Joss both.
The story has a bit of adventure, danger, and romance, with a plot that's short, sweet and to the point which is an overall well written book.
- Book 3: Mail Order Bride Brianna
Brianna, the female lead, is starting to wonder about her idea to move to America for a new life because her secrets threaten her happiness and overall well being..
Cassidy the male lead, has everything that he needs except a wife.
There are a few "issues" and misunderstandings for the couple to work out.
Overall, this was a very Interesting read until the very end of the book.
I can't wait for more books in this series to be released.
Charles D. Baker's narration did well with the narration.
"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
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