She would do anything to protect her sister - even marry a surly cowboy....
Alone and on the run, Fran must protect her younger sister at all cost - but she never expected the price would be marriage to a stranger. Her new husband may be a respected rancher in the community, but Fran can't trust him with her secrets.
Trail boss Edgar White never planned for a marriage of convenience - he never planned to marry at all. His past taught him that women can't be trusted, and the secrets she's keeping prove his new wife is no exception.
But as a cattle drive forces them into close proximity, Edgar soon discovers the depths of Fran's devotion to her sister - and that it isn't so easy to keep his heart guarded.
©2014 Lacy Williams (P)2015 Lacy Williams
The Wrangler's Inconvenient Wife starts with Fran Morris fleeing with Emma, her little sister from Memphis and Mr. Underwood. Mr. Underwood has been obsessing on Emma and has taken inappropriate advances toward her. Because of his position and money, Fran and Emma have no parents and brother to protect their honor. Her only option is to leave everything behind and hopes that Mr. Underwood does not follow.
Edgar White, rancher, wrangler, and resident of Bear Creek, Wyoming, was on his way to load up the family's cattle. Noticing that there is a split in the railroad track, he had to warned the train from derailing. From the instant that Edgar and Fran's eyes met, they felt a connection to each other, until he and the Bear Creek found out that Fran has lied about her age as being an orphan to stay with her sister Emma and to escape from Mr. Underwood.
Edgar didn't want anything to do with her but he couldn't allow Fran to stay at the saloon and become one of the saloon girls. He married her with the intent of in name and to protect Fran and her sister, Emma. Edgar does not trust women especially after his experience with his mother and being used by another woman. As far as he is concerned, all women were of the same cloth.
Fran wanted to prove that she will be a good wife to Edgar and set to prove that she will not lie to him and be a burden to him. She has planned to prove that to him during the cattle trail. It doesn't help when she is keeping secrets from Edgar.
The Wrangler's Inconvenient Wife is a heartwarming story. Fran has never lost faith in God. She's protective on people she cares about. She has never wavered even when Edgar tried so hard to ignore her and tried to break all ties to her. Edgar has a wounded heart but he is a good and decent man. He is responsible and tried to do what's right. Readers/Listeners cannot help but love these two characters.
This story is well written by the author. The background of the story and the environment in which the characters interact is very believable in this time and place.
The narrator, Laural Merlington does a very good job in narrating the story. The voices she provided are very distinguishable from each of the characters. Fran sounds so proper and yet humble. I love the emotions that the narrator gives to Edgar when he is trying to deny his feeling for Fran and also the fear that he might lose Fran.
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No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
This Historical Romance set in Wyoming.
Fran Morris is trying to protect your sister from the unwanted advances of a "suitor" back east. They pose as orphans and get on the train headed west. When the train is derails they are found out to be impostors.
When their only choice for employment is the local brothel. Edgar White marries Fran. They understand it is 'in name only' wedding to save the ladies from the fate of a brothel.
As the entire family, including Fran, moves cattle across state lines, Fran & Edgar learn more about each other, their attraction to one another grows and she does her best to flirt with him.
This nicely set historical, western romance is enjoyable without a lot of the mature themes & strong language that is prevalent in books, contemporary and historical, that is so prevalent today.
Laural Merlington is very good performing this book. Very good job and four stars out of five.
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This story follows two young sisters as they find themselves on their own in the wild west, pursued by a shady man who intends the younger sister harm. To protect them, a young cowboy quickly marries the older sister, despite his general distrust of women in general and her in particular. The sisters sneak away on the cowboys' cattle ride to avoid the man seeking them and what unfolds are a series of adventures and catastrophes that slowly bring the girl and cowboy closer together.
I enjoyed listening to this audiobook and the story kept me enthralled, so I listened to it quickly. The narration was well done and enjoyable. Yes, there were moments that left me skeptical (recovering without assistance from a rattlesnake bite?), but overall, I liked the pluck of the main character and enjoyed the story.
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just my type of book. i love books like this. well writen, good storyline.
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I loved the narrator. I loved the story. Lacy Williams is definitely on my list of favorite authors of old-fashioned western romance
I liked the various storylines - mystery behind the girls running, mystery behind Edgar's childhood. The romance between Edgar and Fran. Not too much...not too little in the area of plots.
I loved everything about Ms. Merlington's storytelling. Her character voices were spot on. I enjoyed her storytelling.
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I am retired & when not sleeping am reading or listening to a book. I multi task so when I am on the computer I always listen to a book.
I loved the typical story of country boy meets city girl with all the complications that that entails.
When Fran was washing and cutting his hair. This action I think started Edgar on his way of falling in love with Fran.
It is a toss up between the hair washing scene and the whipping Fran was getting and how Edgar came to her rescue and protected her with his body.
Love in Wyoming
New author for me but the narrator is one of my favorites, Laural Merlington. Will definately read more from this author.
"Fantastic, easy listening with a great story."
This book ranks within the top 5 audiobooks that I have listened to this year.
There were so many great scenes in this book that it is difficult to choose just one. The book is loaded with excitement beginning with a train derailing, cattle stampede, a kidnapping and a shoot-out between the good and bad guys.
There are also lots of romantic moments too as Flan and Edgar get to know each other. They don't always see eye to eye which causes some good scenes of discontent between the pair.
What I love about this book is that it is perfect for all kinds of readers. The story is plot and character driven and the romance is completely clean. I would have no trouble recommending it to my aunt who loves a good story without all the erotic bits. I'm not a huge fan of these scenes either but for some reason I dislike them even more in audiobooks. I will definitely be checking out the rest of the series.
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