I was given this set of books in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobook boom. I love mail order brides books and this set delivered. I love tha..Show More »t the sheriff took the plunge first to let the citizens know it was ok. The doctor's story was even better. I am not sure about the role the two villains played in each of these stories. Shadow's role left a lot to be desired. He was not responsible for the way his father treated him but after he was grown he became responsible for his actions. I know some stories lend themselves to having villains included just not so much with these.
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Montana Bargain continues the story of the tiny ..Show More »town of Echo Canyon, Montana and it’s efforts to keep the town from drying up by having the single males place ads around the country for mail order brides. Dr. Winslow Wu is the veterinarian in Echo Canyon, he can be of help when it’s residents are ill but the town really needs a doctor. Dr. Wu is single and is looking for a wife so he decides to try to help the town grow, as well as provide the residents with a doctor to take care of them.
Dr. Erin Avery has graduated from the Homeopathic Medical College of Missouri, but is finding that getting a job in the medical field is still beyond her reach because of bias against female doctors. When her friend shows her Dr. Wu’s ad in her local paper, Dr. Avery is ready to travel from Missouri to Montana to become the bride of Dr. Wu. While her friend has reservations because Dr. Wu is Chinese, Erin does not care. She is willing to marry him, sight unseen to secure her place as an official doctor for the town.
One of the things I’m enjoying about this series is getting to catch up with residents we’ve met in previous books. The books seem to flow seamlessly together and are full of colorful characters and beautiful descriptions of the town and surrounding countryside. A true pleasure to listen to (read).
I loved Billy and Nina's story. Lots of twists and surprises. Sort of a coming of age story for Billy. I really enjoyed getting caught up on all of..Show More » the folks in Echo and the revelations of some of the other residents.
This book is well written, as they all are, and the narration is great. Linda Bridey knows how to keep us all coming back to Echo and it's people.
I was given this book n exchange for an unbiased review via audiobook boom. I loved these next three books. Can't wait to see what happens to the mult..Show More »iple personality guys. Glad RJ was able to come out and help Arliss. I loved the scene where the twins played and sang at church. the many plot twists of these stories made me happy and sad. I hope Arrow gets his book as well. All three books blended in so well that I actually felt I was listening to one book. The narrators should keep their day jobs and leave the singing to someone else. I will be glad when the next three come out. Reading them one at a time is a pain but by bundling them it makes for more interest.
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Irishman Lucky Quinn has brought his young son, ..Show More »Otto, home to Echo Canyon to be raised. Though his mother is an Indian, Otto most resembles his father with blonde hair and fair skin and both his parents realize that it will be better, and safer, for Otto to live with and be raised by his father. Lucky and Otto live on the sheep ranch just outside of Echo that Lucky co-owns with Dr. Winslow Wu. Otto is surrounded by the love of Lucky and his friends, Win and Erin Wu, and Lucky’s Cheyenne friend Wild Wind. Even with all these people helping to properly raise and educate Otto Lucky realizes that the boy really needs a mother’s influence and love in his life.
With no suitable prospects in the town Lucky decides to follow the path that the town sheriff and his friend Win had used to find their beautiful wives. He’s not looking for love, but for a woman who will love and nurture his son. He decides to see if he can also help the townspeople at the same time by looking for a bride with some kind of a skill that could benefit the town as well. Lucky is a very practical man.
Leah Carter would like nothing more than to find a husband and start a family of her own, but her chances of finding a husband are not good. She is a skilled cobbler, but she is also deaf, making it difficult for her to find a suitable mate. She answers Lucky’s ad and is touched by his story. She is thrilled to find that he is completely understanding of her disability and pleased to know of her chosen profession. When they finally meet they are both overjoyed to find that they are very attracted to each other. There are many obstacles to be overcome but the couple manage to work their way through them all.
The joy of this book is watching as Otto begins to accept Leah as part of his new family and seeing how the other residents of Echo Canyon rally around and accept the new little family into their growing community. Babies are beginning to arrive all over the community and the residents are beginning to see that their little town can survive, even thrive, without the gold miners.
Lawrence Yaklin does an excellent job, as always, of narrating this story and I was very happy to listen to Lucky’s story and know that, even though he finally had to give up on his first love, he was able to find a true and lasting love with Leah and also have his son with him at last.
In this story we find out how Thad, the Bounty Hunter, meets and marries Jessie, a widow with two daughters. Thad has previously adopted some small or..Show More »phan children because their mother had been murdered (she was his landlady). Of course Thad and Jessie come to care for each other and as Linda Bridey, the author says, Jessie is "The fire of his Heart" and if you read this book you will find out why and how. We meet Molly and Ally who are Jessie's daughters and they pair up with Keith and Adam, two of the young guys living in Echo Canyon. There are some very interesting mini stories between these couples. Every time 'old' Edna makes an appearance I land up laughing like crazy. What a fantastic character she is. And in this story, the Terrible Twins (this is a title I gave them some time ago), Marvin and Shadow, are renamed the "Unholy Bookends" - absolutely brilliant and again you will have to read the story to find out why. Do you know "how to kill a piano". No? Well neither did I, but I soon found out. All this is just a sample of the wonderful sense of humour that the author has and the book is full of this kind of thing besides being very easy to read and the audiobook being easy on the ear. The partnership of Linda Bridey, the author and the narrator, Lawrence D. Yaklin is an excellent one, each one enhances the amazing talent of the other. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.
Oh, this series just keeps on getting better and better. This story tells us about the challenges facing Wild Wind, a Cheyanne Brave, and Roxie an..Show More »d the influences, bad from various town folk because of racialism and the good from all their friends and her family. We also learn about the lady minister's new romance and the split personalities she becomes involved with and we also come into contact with the new school teacher and the love of his life. Marvin and Shadow, "The Terrible Twins", as I have name them, have reformed and are model citizens. Of course this series wouldn't be complete without all the other residents that we have already read about in the earlier stories of this series. All these characters and their involvement and interaction helps to make this an engrossing book and audiobook experience and makes me want to read and listen to more of this author's works. Lawrence D. Yaklin's telling of the story is up to his normal performance which is great. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.
I'm not sure what happened with this section of books, but the reader was simply horrid. He had no emotion and he obviously just read them seemingly ..Show More »without thought to grammar and punctuation. He sounded like Art Bell, and if it is him, he needs to consider going back to radio. The reader was so bad it was difficult to follow the story line.
Mama Mia ! What a delightful story. So much happened. I laughed and cried happy tears and also really sad tears but I couldn't stop listening to ..Show More »this audiobook. The story is so well written and everything just ties in together with such a naturalness that it is a total pleasure. The truth unfolds about the triple personalities of Arlis/RJ/Blake and we learn about their love affair with Pastor Andy. Then Marvin, Win and this threesome personality have an adventure which is a story of its own. Sal and Lulu, the Mail Order Bride, meet up and a bond starts forming. They make such an interesting couple and the main story is about them. Vanna, Sal's sister, meets up with a Cheyanne medicineman and they have a very interesting relationship. We also meet Sal's interesting Italian familia and there is a good laugh or two with their antics. As I said before, all these stories flow from the pen and tie in so beautifully together that this is a really great addition to the series. Nicely narrated and most enjoyable and entertaining. I highly recommend it to you. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.
The Terranova family arrives home to find that someone has been in their house ... just like In the Goldilocks story. They start searching and ver..Show More »y soon Nick bumps into Maura, who is on the run and has taken refuge in their home. Both have problems in their pasts that they are struggling to confront and come to terms with and they find that they are drawn to each other. We again meet up with some of the other members in the town of Echo and read about how their lives are progressing. I loved the ups and the downs of this story, all the weddings and the family and friends support, the caring and loving that just shines through in all Linda Bridey's stories. Lawrence D. Yaklin does a great job with his narration, as usual, and helps make this a very interesting and entertaining audiobook. To me, this is the best of this series so far and I can safely recommend it. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.
In this story we learn about Gino and Carrie's relationship that seems to gain momentum and then flounder because of omitted data on Carrie's behalf. ..Show More »Can this relationship be sorted out or not? And will love grow out of it? In two separate incidents children go missing, one is a run-away and the other a kidnapping. In both instances we see how family and friends rally around and give their help and support. I just loved the beautiful words of love in Italian by Gino Terranova. It was so romantic. Oh yes, at long last the day has come for the Pastor to marry - it just touched my heart and tears of utter joy flowed. I feel as though I am part of this wonderful close knit community due to the method of the story telling by Linda Bridey. She has really communicated well and Lawrence D. Yaklin has again done a superb narration. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.
Definitely very different from the other books in this series where more emphasis was given to the romance of the story. This one has its fair share o..Show More »f romancing but what had me going was the murder suspense. Someone in town is killing ladies in what appears to be ritualistic murders. In previous stories there were lots of weddings - in this one the focus is more on children and pregnancies. There is also a new school in town for Indian children with a few shenanigans happening there. All in all, this story has been well thought out and brilliantly written with its fair share of nail biting suspense built in and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to read a great story. Lawrence D. Yaklin has again done a superb job of the narration in the audiobook version. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.