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Viola True responds eagerly to the advert placed by widower and town sheriff Jerome Callow. Jerome lives in a small town called Haven with his two children. Viola sees this as a plan to escape her abusive husband Marshall, fearing he will eventually kill her if she stays. Viola travels to Haven to become Jerome's wife with the guilt that she hasn't told him about the dark secret that haunts her. She slowly begins to trust and develop affection for Jerome and his children, slowly letting love back into her life. She forms a close friendship with her haunting neighbor, Rose. But events begin to crumble and ruin when the secrets from her past come to the surface and threaten to harm and reclaim her.

An enjoyable story full of haunting and spirited characters, dark secrets with romantic intrigue....

©2016 Emma Ashwood (P)2016 Burton Crown

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A Pleasant Book to Listen to

This audio book was a very pleasant one to listen to. I enjoyed the story line and the characters. I also enjoy the shorter books for when I don't have a long time to listen. Meghan Kelly does a wonderful job as usual narrating the book.
I was given a copy of this audio book in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

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A Sweet Story with a Happy Ending

I was unfamiliar with the Mail Order Bride series until I recently received the Audible version of The Bride’s Safe Haven in exchange for an honest review. I must say I was very pleased to be introduced to the series!

This is a sweet story with a happy ending that was a pleasure to listen to. It held a bit of suspense but the outcome was fairly predictable (and welcomed). I enjoyed the characters, the setting and the time period in which the book took place.

The narrator did a wonderful job with the reading of the story. It flowed well and had just the right amount of voice change.

All in all a very enjoyable listen!

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What is this. I am in shock.

Crap. What a waste of my money. There's no words for this foolishness. There's no stars. For -

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  • 09-05-16

Near Perfection-Short Sweet Historical Mail-Order


♡ Viola True is looking for a way out. She has had enough of her marriage to her wife beating her husband.

She responds to a mail order bride advertisement, a man who needs a wife, a mother to his children. As the first letters are exchanged they each fill a romantic and practical interest in one another.

As she makes her way out west strange things start to happen and Viola must confront her past to move on…

This is exactly what a short story should be. In 57 minutes there is a well-developed story written by Emma Ashwood.

Meghan Kelly narrates beautifully. As of of my favorite performers, I've run out of compliments! She is brilliant.

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I Love the Mail Order Bride Westerns

This was a good Mail Order Bride short story. In THE BRIDE'S SAFE HAVEN, Viola was married to an abusive and repulsive man named Marshall. She replies to an ad by Jerome, a widower with children who was looking for a wife. These two were perfect for each other. She confides in her friend Rose about disclosing her past then Marshall shows up in town. And he is not happy. I love the twist at the end which is reminiscent of a certain movie. Pretty neat.

This was a good, clean, and enjoyable listen written by EMMA ASHWOOD. I really enjoy these stories. They're easy to listen to and relaxing.

MEGHAN KELLY is a fantastic voice actor. She has a nice voice with perfect inflections. She does a wonderful job reading the Mail Order Bride tales. She has a nice tone and I enjoy listening to her.

Audiobook gifted for an honest review.

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Great Short Story

What made the experience of listening to Mail Order Bride: The Bride's Safe Haven the most enjoyable?

The story was cute and interesting. I really enjoyed it.

What did you like best about this story?

There weren't any dull moments and it was easy to follow the timeline and character.

What does Meghan Kelly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She brings the characters to life and you can hear them really come through, through her voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and I did. I listened to this while doing yard work and it kept me entertained.

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A Wonderful Novella!

Such a charming and sweet story. It is full of surprises! The narrator does a wonderful job telling this delightful tale!

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Desperate housewife seeks luck out west

This is the second novel in the mail order brides series I listened to. I got the audio book in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed the narration, I love the voice and the way it is narrated, making all emotions and characters clear by variations in pitch, tone, etc. Very professionally done. The story didn't totally convince me, though. Maybe it was due to its shortness, but ti all went very fast, and the fantastic element in it didn't quite fit, imo. The idea was good, but I think it would have profited from an expanded plot, which would have made the character development clearer and more convincing.
Still, a nice enough story, and lovely to listen to if you have an hour to spare.