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The Rancher Takes a Bride Audiobook

The Rancher Takes a Bride: The Burnett Brides, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Eugenia Burnett wants grandchildren. This cunning widow is determined to find wives for her brood of handsome sons.

Rose Severin, speaks to the dead or at least she pretends to until she can earn enough money to make her way to New York and become a famous actress like her mother. Travis Burnett is resolved to rid the frontier town of imposters like Rose. But Eugenia thinks the fiery Rose is just the woman for her obstinate son. She schemes to keep Rose at the family ranch where Travis soon realizes that the supposed spiritualist is more than just a pretty swindler.

©2000 Sylvia McDaniel (P)2013 Sylvia McDaniel

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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 02-23-15
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 02-23-15 Member Since 2016

    I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)

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    "Excellent Western Romance!"

    I LOVED this story! The romance is very well developed and the sexual tension was hot! The story and the narration were both passionate, intense and very interesting. I can't believe that the rest of the series is not available. Please add more books by this author!!!

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    Amazon Customer T&T 10-16-14
    Amazon Customer T&T 10-16-14

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    "The Rancher and the Medium - Hot Stuff!!!"

    Sylvia Mc Daniel conjured up a story that makes us laugh, cry and empathise with Desiree/Rose as she struggles to make a life for herself in spite of her chaotic upbringing. She's feisty and no nonsense and can stand up for herself, until Travis appears.

    Travis is all for family and is so attracted to Rose but cannot entirely trust her. His Mom wants grandchildren and to see her boys married and settled, so she will stop at nothing to make that a reality and runs a scam to entice the two main characters into getting to know each other. It's a cause for mayhem and chaos in the lives of the characters, but the story is funny, with lots of laughs and all's well that ends well.

    The supporting characters are well thought out and the plot thickens as the story emerges. Once you start listening you just want to continue to the end.
    This book was superbly written and I recommend it to other readers and listeners.

    I look forward to what else Sylvia McDaniel has to share, as this book is a 'keeper' and favourite. Really great reading.

    Listening to Robin Rowan was a wonderful experience as she portrayed the various characters via her voice. I'm impressed. You go girl.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Prairie Girl 07-27-16

    I am a lover of historical fiction. I enjoy tales of 19th century life on the American frontier and I can't resist a sappy prairie romance.

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    "The narration sounded as if it were computerized"

    If I didn't know any better, I would say that the male voices were spoken by a computer. The story wasn't very memorable either. This one is not worth a credit ... or the time necessary to listen.

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    Sam 07-12-16
    Sam 07-12-16
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    "Can you tame a grumpy cowboy?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, if they were into western romance without gunfire and explosions.


    What aspect of Robin Rowan’s performance would you have changed?

    Robin has a gentle whisper toned voice that made the female character sound a little like a simper, the male character voice was good but more strength of emotion in the story would have been good.


    Do you think The Rancher Takes a Bride needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, Travis finally made the right choices at the very end and I could not go through that stubbornness and stupidity again.


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry, I couldn't relate to these characters and didn't like either of them. The story was good but it's hard to get into a story about characters you dislike.

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    Christy D 05-16-16
    Christy D 05-16-16
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    "The Rancher takes a wife"

    The overall story was a good one. I just wanted smack Travis through most of the story. He was such on over bearing brute to Rose. I wanted to see Rose have him locked up as pay back!!! I also wondered how far Travis mother was willing to let thing go before she spoke up too!

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    Amazon Customer 04-30-16
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    "it was awesome"

    I loved it. Excellent read. Can't wait to listen to the other books. It was great.

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    Laura 03-22-16
    Laura 03-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "great"

    "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com."

    loved this book. it was a great read

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    Inishowen Cailín 02-19-16
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    "A bit dull"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I liked the beginning of the book but the story was very slow and dragged out. The couple spent the entire book being at loggerheads with one another and I found their constant bickering and mistrust to be repetitive and monotonous.


    Have you listened to any of Robin Rowan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to any of Robin Rowan's other performances but I would happily listen to another based on her narration of this book. I liked how she did different accents, including French and she was able to do male voices convincingly.


    Any additional comments?

    I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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    Molly 01-26-16
    Molly 01-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Overall Okay"

    Honestly I thought this one in her series was terrible. I didn't like the characters or the story line. It was the same thing over and over again that the characters were arguing about and to me I could have read the first 2 chapters and been done with it. the overall performance was terrible ad well. The woman who read it kept pausing after each sentence rather than having them blend nicely. I liked the authors other book The Outlaw takes a Bride much better.

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    Laura Collins SC, United States 10-23-15
    Laura Collins SC, United States 10-23-15
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    "Great Book!"
    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book; this is the first book in The Burnett Brides series written by Sylvia McDaniel and narrated by Robin Rowan. Rose Severin lives in Fort Worth, Texas, she runs a séance parlor where she speaks to the dead, well she pretends to speak to the dead. Travis Burnett is determined to rid the town of imposters like Rose. Travis’s mother Eugenia thinks that Rose is the perfect woman for her son.

    The narrator Robin Rowan, did a wonderful job, and was very easy to listen too. She did a great job with the different characters and their voices.

    This book has a great story; if you are looking for a great romance, then you need to get this book. I am looking forward to the next book by this author. Once I started listening to this book, I didn’t want to stop until the end. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

    A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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