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Lafayette Brandy

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  • Montana Mail Order Bride Box Set: Westward Series Books 22-23

  • Westward Box Sets, Book 8
  • By: Linda Bridey
  • Narrated by: Alan Taylor, J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 18 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35

Books 22-23 in the series that critics describe as "a wonderful blend of hope, humor, passion, romance, suspense, forgiveness and the stories make you feel like you are actually there!" In Book 22, Westward Sight: When Frankie Scorrano and D. J. Samuels meet, romance blossoms. But when a terrible illness strikes, leaving behind complications, will their love survive, or will it succumb to bitterness and despair?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great storyline.

  • By Who? on 03-20-19

BEST MAIL ORDER BRIDE SERIES EVER

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-18

Reading these books made me go back and look up history for the times. As a history person, these romance books made me glad to see Native Americans and blacks put in a better light than what our "history books" have. There is good and bad in every culture. Linda has shown how people can get along if they just but their minds to it. Loved the ending of what happened to the families. Awesome reads.

  • An Honorable Seduction

  • The Westmoreland Legacy
  • By: Brenda Jackson
  • Narrated by: James Cavenaugh
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

 David Holloway is used to hard assignments. Now, he faces his most difficult yet: cozying up to the soft curves of Swan Jamison. He wants to know the island beauty ... in every way. But romancing Swan as part of his SEAL team’s mission tests his honor, even as his feelings become increasingly real. Soon, he must make a choice: duty...or desire? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 😍😍😍😍😍

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-03-18

WOW BRENDA HITS IT OUT OF THE PARK !!!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-18

This is a great love story about an interracial couple. Great love will conquer all. True love has no color.

It is good to see an African American romance writer write about current relationships. I think if more wrote about this it can be more accepted. Thank you Brenda for writing an awesome, wholesome story that can open everyone's eyes.

  • Westward Series Box Set, Books 7 - 9

  • Montana Mail Order Brides
  • By: Linda Bridey
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 63

When Hannah Fairbanks answers an advertisement for a mail-order-bride, she thinks she's found the man she'll spend the rest of her life with. Instead she finds a man who has lied to her about everything. Hannah unexpectedly meets Owl, a local Lakota Indian and is instantly smitten. Can they rise above bigotry and heartache to catch the dream of love they desperately desire?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love these books!

  • By Leslie F. on 01-21-17

UNIQUE CHARACTERS

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I am loving this series. Each characters are so unique. I so appreciate how Linda Bridey shows how racism can be handled with perseverance and loving kindness.

  • Montana Mail Order Bride Box Set, Books 4-6

  • By: Linda Bridey
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Jamie Collins doesn't have much to live for in Walhalla, North Dakota. Her husband passed away two years ago and she has been working as a housekeeper on a ranch. Jamie's employers are difficult people to work for and she dreams of getting away from them. She has a history with men and is ostracized by many of the townspeople. Jamie wants a better life but has no way to make that happen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, light, Mail Order Bride Stories

  • By Love2Read on 05-26-17

GREAT WOMEN HEROS

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Love this series. Each of these women stood up for what their beliefs were. Good to see that Native Americans were treated with respect and their culture was trying to be understood. Even Dean finally tried to change his ways against the Native Americans. Good to see other people from the other books included since they live in the same town. Glad to see issues like Joe being drug was handled immediately and not drug out. I was impressed with Lacy. She knew immediately what happened an took care of it that day.Thank you Linda for knowing we as your audience have brains and don't need complicated storylines to figure how to handle things. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.

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  • Jade Star

  • Star Quartet, Book 4
  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Chloe Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Jade Star, the final novel of the Star series, first appeared in May 1987. Saint Morris has always been my favorite character among all the wonderful San Francisco men. He is fascinating, honorable, and sexy - the perfect hero. Saint first meets Juliana DuPres on the island of Maui when he is a very young doctor, just landed off a whaler, and she is the 13-year-old daughter of an impossibly puritanical minister. When he leaves Maui he takes the girl’s heart with him. When Saint sees Juliana again it is six years later and she is being sold in a slave auction in San Francisco....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • MICHAEL IS A SAINT

  • By Lafayette Brandy on 11-17-18

MICHAEL IS A SAINT

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-18

Great story, horrible narrator. The narrator totally turned me off. Her voice was high pitched and whiny. If one did not know better you would think the story was about a ten year old, bratty child. Jules was 19-20 years old.

Saint did everything he could to help Jules get out of a bad situation. In most situations age is only a number. This kept coming up. It wasn't like there was a 50 years different. The story still had great storylines. I appreciated the fact that Jules got a little depressed but came back fighting each time. She was determined to not be a victim. Her father, sister and mother were a piece of work. She was glad to be away from them. Her brother was a great inspiration. True love conquers all.

  • Prince of Ravenscar: Bride Series, Book 11

  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

April 1831, her grace Corinne Monroe wants her widowed son, Lord Julian, to marry her best friend’s daughter, Miss Sophie Wilkie. Julian last saw Sophie when she was twelve years old, silent, skinny, and always staring at him. However, his mother is nothing if not persuasive, and Julian reluctantly accompanies her to London to meet the young lady. And he knows that whatever happens isn’t going to be good. Lord Devlin Monroe, Julian’s nephew, is very fond of his intriguing reputation in society: he delights, he frightens, he brings on delicious shudders. He’s enjoying a pleasant bachelor life....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed the book

  • By Joe Anna O'Brien on 01-27-12

PREDICTABLE WITH A TWIST

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-18

Unfortunately, this is not the best Catherine Coulter story. Of all the brides series, this one could be skipped. I am a CC lover but WOW. This plot went everywhere. I was also sad to not have very many of the characters from the other books in the story. From the beginning one can figure out who the killer was. The 2nd hero obvious had an allergy to the sun since he was so pale. It could have been explained and moved on. Why was the story so based on this issue. Trust me that story line got old. Even the characters got confused as to who was dating who. Did something happen midway of writing the book???? It was never explained why the change. The saving grace of this audiobook is the narrator Ann Flosnik. She always sets the tone to make one feel like they are in England. The last two books of this series has been very disappointing. I often go back and listen to the other books in the series. I am glad this book was part of the Romance Package so I did not have to waste a credit.

  • Lacy

  • By: Diana Palmer
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Cole Whitehall had asked Lacy Jarrett to wait for him. But after the war, he returned to the rambling Whitehall cattle ranch a changed man, the promise of lasting love replaced by a cold, hard distance. Lacy yearned to reignite the once inseparable couple’s unquenched passion. Unwittingly compromised into marriage, the handsome Texan refused to come under Lacy’s thumb. But the hard press of aching desire had her longing to learn the secrets Cole harbored in his heart. Tormented, she wouldn’t let him shoulder the burden alone....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • FEELS LIKE 20TH CENTURY GONE WITH THE WIND

  • By Lafayette Brandy on 11-14-18

FEELS LIKE 20TH CENTURY GONE WITH THE WIND

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Good read. I see why Diana Palmer had a hard time selling this story. It is intense and moving at the same time. It is not the typical DP love story. EVERYONE in the cast has an issue. I had to stop and Google some of the info because I did not realize it happened in the 20's. (i.e Blood and Sand movie. It was the Valentino silent version) DP is really good about making sure her info is correct for the time. The one person who I was rooting for was Blake Wardell. He was the bad/good guy. It all works out in the end but just getting there was a challenge.

  • A Very Merry Romance

  • Madaris Series, Book 21
  • By: Brenda Jackson
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

School principal Jonathan Madaris falls hard the moment new teacher Marilyn Bannister walks into his office. The gray-eyed beauty takes his breath away and makes him regret his school's non-fraternization policy. Still, he immediately knows Marilyn is special. And he's not letting anything stop him from getting the woman he wants. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fell in love with the characters. So romantic.

  • By Charmagne on 11-14-18

WOW WHAT A STORY

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-18

At long last the Johnathan and Marilyn story finally told!!!! Several books alluded to the story but never explained. I like the storyline that really showcased the love of these two. It really explains why their children knew what real love looked like. I also like how Brenda J had the main characters explain what they did BEFORE someone else stuck their nose in their business. My husband and I were listening to the story while on the road. Well done Brenda Jackson

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  • The Winter Man

  • Silent Night Man and Sutton's Way
  • By: Diana Palmer
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Best-selling novelist Diana Palmer has well over a hundred books in print, translated and published around the world. She has written historical as well as science-fiction novels, but she is best known for her contemporary romance books. The Winter Man comprises two classic Diana Palmer romances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!!!

  • By Mariah on 01-24-10

WOMAN STAND UP FOR YOURSELVES!!!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-18

The two stories were good, however the women did not really stand up for themselves. For some reason they were reluctant to let the men trying to get into their lives know what had gone on in their prior lives. I am not saying pour your heart out to everybody you meet but come on these men are trying to get to know them. As women we tend to stay in the victim mode way to long and let what has happen define us.. We have to take a stand because we matter.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Montana Ricochet

  • Echo Canyon Brides, Book 11
  • By: Linda Bridey
  • Narrated by: Lawrence D. Yaklin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

When Daisy Newton comes to marry Corporal Cade Hadley, has she found the man of her dreams? Evan and company desperately search for the serial killer. Could Corey March be involved or is he as innocent as he claims?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wow can you give a brother a break!!!!!!!

  • By Lafayette Brandy on 10-15-18

Wow can you give a brother a break!!!!!!!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I really have enjoyed the whole series. I so appreciate how Linda made the two “demon bothers” human. However, it is rare that you read about a person of color in a western shown in a positive light. The series started off great and did a great job of putting down racism. Then boom stuff happens and the people of trust start to act crazy. This was just out of the blue. Could no one else do crazy stuff?