Stuck in a life of servitude to her penny-pinching brother, Emily Darling longs for a more exciting existence. When a packet with travel tickets, meant for one Ethel Darton, accidentally lands on her doormat, Emily sees a chance for escape. Having turned down the dreary suitors that have come her way, is it possible a new existence also offers a different kind of man?
Daniel Saunders has carved out a life for himself in Wyoming - a life missing one thing - a wife. Having scrimped and saved to bring his mail-order bride from New York, he is outraged to find in her stead a runaway fraud. Even worse, the impostor is the sister of his old enemy.
But people are not always as they seem, and sometimes the heart knows more than the head.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book on a long car ride recently. It really helped the time fly. The premise is unusual and there are twists and turns that get your heart racing. This book will stay with me. I could imagine the time and place, and it was fun to watch the couple fall in love. Good characters! I recommend this book.
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A letter delivered to the wrong person gives Emily the means to get away from a controlling brother.
Imagine Daniel’s surprise when the lady on the stage is not the mail-order bride he’s been expecting. Yet he can’t leave her to fend for herself. He isn’t happy about the situation, but decides to take some time to figure it out.
The unexpected twists and turns in this story were a welcome breath of fresh air. The narrator did an excellent job bringing the characters to life. Western romances are not normally a genre I read, but that may change. I highly recommend Dearest Darling!