Country Bride

Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
Series: Country Brides, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
4 out of 5 stars (244 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Luke Rivers is a man of his word.

He agrees to marry Kate Logan when she foolishly proposes to him - after one glass of champagne too many - at her former fiancé's wedding reception. And Luke, stubborn rancher that he is, refuses to renege on his promise.

Kate was devastated when the man she'd always loved married another woman, a newcomer to their Oregon town. But now, not only does Luke refuse to break their engagement, he insists that Kate doesn't love Clay - she actually loves him!

©1990 Debbie Macomber (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.

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Debbie Macomber is a favorite author of mine who has definitely improved with experience. That being said, this is one of her early works.
The conflicts and dialogue don’t seem to change, they’re just repeated.

It was difficult to listen to the narration from the beginning. Within the first few sentences, she mispronounced “Oregon”. A novice’s mistake ... it only takes minimal research to discover how the state and region’s residents pronounce the state name. She also gave the characters a southern drawl. Just because the region is rural or the setting is on a ranch doesn’t mean they speak with a twang. Also, each character spoke the same. There was no discernible difference between characters of the same gender. (Oh, why can’t every book be narrated by Therese Plummer?)

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Couldn't hack this!

I go to Debbie Macomber when I want a nice predictable Hallmark Movie-esk love story. I found my self cringing most of the way through the story. It feels as if this could be the first part of the Netflix series You. The male character was super aggressive with stalker tendencies and was written like these actions were all in the female characters head because everyone thought they were a good match. I kept hoping I was wrong, and the female character would not run off into the sunset with this man (which is normally what I go to Macomber to hear)...but no such luck. It didn't help that the narrator kept reading the female lines in the male voice and vice versa.

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A Sweet Country Romance

Luke has loved Kate since he first started working at her fathers ranch. When her former fiancée got married, he helped her through the event. Now if he could just get her to admit she loved him. Great performance and story. Recommend.

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good story - though not her best

I was a little disappointed in the story. It was not to the sames quality as her others. It was a good story just not great. Hope you find it better than I did.

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Creepy

Super creepy story line and make character that I could not get past at the beginning - in the days of the “me too” movement this does not pass muster.

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Way too slow

Kept waiting for something to happen to get it exciting. Frustrating to be waiting fir so long.

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Oh brother, sucked in again :-)

I am a sap when it comes to romance novels. This one was okay, but I have read much better ones. However having said all of that, the story & characters kept me interested & the conclusion was sweet.

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Boring!!!!

I've been a Debbie Macomber fan for years. I must have read at least thirty or more of her books. I don't know what happened with this one but, it was like writers block and every chapter, paragraph, and sentence was the same dialogue just paraphrased. By chapter four I couldn't take it anymore. I skipped to the last chapter and even that was more repetition. Worse Macomber book ever. SERIOUSLY!!!

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Annoying characters & bad relationship

I usually have a lot of tolerance for unbelievable behavior and characters when listening to a romance or a mystery book. This book crossed the line. In several scenes the man is borderline abusive, the woman is portrayed as someone who is incapable of making up her mind and acts in completely illogical and annoying ways. The narrator does a great job with a poor story.

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Country Bride

Awesome lover it...always great when I'm with the cowboys....thanks Debbie as a!ways what's next.?can't wait