Clean and wholesome historical western inspirational romance.
Ambassador's daughter Marietta Winthrop has given up her own prospects of marriage and family to be a companion to her melancholic aunt. She secretly longs for adventure and the love of a man who won't try and change her but knows she is hoping for too much. She knows that all the men of her acquaintance would banish poor Aunt Clara to a sanatorium and she will not let that happen. But keen of mind, and inspired by a special day spent at the botanic gardens, Marietta begins to wonder if there just might be more to life after all.
Byron Hempthwaite is a disappointment - to his own parents, at least. But he has never let it stop him from following his passions. A highly respected lepidopterist, he has found success and contentment, but he longs to find love, too. But, just as he thinks he may have found such joy, a family tragedy tears him away to Faith Creek, Texas. But, being so useless, he forgot to ask the love of his life for her hand in marriage before he left. He knows she is pretty and clever, witty and delightful, and why should she wait for him? Will he be too late to win the woman he loves back?
I love all the characters in this story. But Aunt Clara is an absolute joy and my favorite!
Alan Taylor, as always, does a wonderful job narrating.
Faith Creek continues to have their men find the love of their lives through mail order brides. The spunky, smart Marietta is not accepted as the book worm and curious woman that she is and finds companionship with her grandmother. Their friend, Byron who loved to banter with these two moves back to Faith Creek to take care of his ill father. Now that these two women make the choice to find a new life where they will be accepted, and decide to do this through the mail order bride letters. Little do they know who they are going to meet up with when they get there! Gracey continues to give well developed characters and good, clean fun in her novellas. They are wonderful nuggets to enjoy.
With Alan Taylor continuing the narration of this series, there is a down home feeling when his warm, baritone voice begins. He brings a sense of comfort as you listen.
A very sweet story. Grandpa sure was sneaky! Loved the Aunt as well. Good story
Mail Order Bride-Mariettas Destiny (Faith Creek Brides #5)
A sweet clean and wholesome historical western inspirational romance. I enjoyed this story for sharing a love that developed without sexual content. The development was enjoyable withthe listener guessing if there were going to be misunderstandings or if it would move smoothly.
The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Alan Taylor.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.