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Leora: Bride of California

American Mail-Order Bride Series, Book 31
Narrated by: Michael Rahhal
Series: American Mail-Order Brides, Book 31
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)
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Her sister gone, her roommates soon to follow, Leora Mitchell must now face the fact that she, along with the others, are mail-order brides. For years, her life revolved around Brown’s Textile Mill, her sister Lottie, and their friends. Now, as mail-order brides, they’d be scattered across the country, ready to start a new life. The only problem was Leora had no idea what that life looked like, nor did she have any idea who she was without the familiar faces she loved so much.

Pastor Theron Drake needed a wife, and the crazy folks in his congregation whole-heartedly agreed. So much so, they thought they should have as much access to the new Mrs. Drake as he did! They volunteered her for everything they could think of and made her the director of the annual Christmas Play. Throw in the town bully/busybody who’d rather have her own choice of a Mrs. Drake, and you have a mail-order bride that doesn’t know if she’s coming or going.

Will Theron and Leora’s new marriage survive the onslaught of his over-zealous parishioners? Or will she crack under the pressure, turn tail, and run? Find out in this hilarious romp, how two people are forced to discover their true strengths and weaknesses.

©2015 Kit Morgan (P)2016 Kit Morgan

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Magical

I have just finished listening to this charming story and wish it had never ended!! Leora, Lottie's sister is finally on her way to her soon to be husband in California, Pastor Theron Drake. She thought he was so handsome but everything kind of went my in a blur and she was married! Of course, she soon got to know the town's bully, a lady her tried to make everyone cower to her.
Michael Rahhal is an amazing narrator with his array of voices that fit the characters perfectly. Again, just as in Lottie's story I feel a little in love with Theron. He was such a quite man but it seemed he knew just what to say to support his new wife.
This is a journey for Leora to find what she is capable of and the strength she needs. There was a lot of humor and some life lessons I think we all need to remember. Everyone carries something on their shoulders and we have to dig deep sometime to help them and ourselves understand.
This reminded me of the Home in Milford series and I think this could be one too with this town and the people.
SImple perfect and I mean that. I will listen to this again! I just have to find the rest of Leora and Lottie's friends!

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Incredible Narration

If you could sum up Leora: Bride of California in three words, what would they be?

Sweet. Enjoyable. Endearing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Theron because he is so understanding and patient.

Which character – as performed by Michael Rahhal – was your favorite?

Michael Rahal does a fantastic job of capturing Theron Drake. I love that he portrays this character as a soft spoken man of strength and character.

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

I wish I'd been able to listen to the whole book in one sitting.