Clara Warburton is strong willed and determined that being female should not hold her back. As a student at Stanford, she wishes she could continue to enjoy the freedoms she has found there. But Society frowns upon clever and ambitious women, and her Papa is determined she will now learn her place. But Clara is not the kind of girl to take ultimatums lying down and so sets a course of her own making. But will it all end well? Has she finally been too clever for her own happiness?
William Gilbert has travelled far and wide as an itinerant preacher and academic, but has finally found a place to call home. When asked to take up the role of minister in Faith Creek's newly built church he didn't hesitate to say yes. He's seen many of the townsfolk find the love of their life, and wants to be the one facing the altar for a change, but will he get everything he dreams of?
I love that these two met, though hadn't spoken, each other before Clara answered his ad for a mail order bride.
Alan Tylor is quite expressive in his narration. Excellent job!
I received this audible free and am thrilled to give my honest review.
A wonderful story. I liked that her husband would let her be who she was and not change. Individuality is important in any relationship
Smart women always make for a good listen, and I love that these women moving to Faith Creek are just that. This story introduces us to Clara, who is a graduating senior from Stanford University. Women just do not go to college in 1894. Clara's parents in Philadelphia are ready for her to come home now and get married...yes an arranged marriage. How things have changed in the 21st century! Clara does not want to go, so she writes to the mail order bride section of the paper, and we get to meet her future husband...but will he be the one to win her heart? He is a surprise when she realizes who he is. Will her parents let her marry him? So many things are up for grabs, you will need to listen to find out how it ends! Another fun novella listen with Alan Taylor's warm baritone voice.
Mail Order Bride-Clara's Destiny (Faith Creek Brides #7)
A sweet clean historical, western mail order bride romance. A very good book featuring a bright female college student that wants to lead her own life instead of what her father wants for her. The gentleman is a preacher wanting to find a wife. whose wìll is stronger? Eñjoyable listen!
The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Alan Taylor is easy to listen to!
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