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Mail-Order Brides: A Durango Romance Audiobook

Mail-Order Brides: A Durango Romance

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Rachel Carson spent much of her life being treated as a second class citizen. When her well-to-do uncle died and left her penniless, she had no choice but to find a mail-order husband. She could only hope and pray he would be a kind and gentle man that she could spend her life getting to know and love.

Tom Kinney had a bit of a bad rap around town, but that wasn't about to stop his entrepreneurial spirit. Tom decided he would work hard promoting his new hardware store and find a wife to help settle his reputation down.

When Rachel arrived in Durango, Tom could not help but wonder why she chose to be a mail-order bride. Was she running from something, or did she just need a home?

Will Tom and Rachel find love and friendship when they least expect it?

©2015 Julie Pollitt (P)2016 Julie Pollitt

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    Slim Lexington, Virginia 04-18-16
    Slim Lexington, Virginia 04-18-16
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    "part 3"

    This book was interesting. I like Rachel and Tom story. And its crazy how her uncle did her specially with the situation with the maid that is so wrong. I've listen to part 1 and now part 3 . now I have to read I mean listen to part 2, not sure if I have it though.
    "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or for an unbiased via audiobookBlast dot com."

    20 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Cyn 06-26-17
    Cyn 06-26-17
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    "Delightful clean read, very entertaining"
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    What a sweet delightful audio that was great from the start. My heart really went out to Rachel. I just can’t even imagine living the life she did after her parents died. I thought my aunt was bad but nothing like her uncle taking her in and using her the way he did. I am betting her parents are rolling in their graves knowing all he took from her leaving her with nothing. She decides to take matters in her hands becoming a mail order bride. Tom needs a strong woman with a clean name to clean up his life and to start to become an upstanding citizen. When the two meet they decide to take it slow to make sure this is what they want. That is as slow as a short story will let them.

    Ms. Woodworth’s narration was great there are no repeating of words. Nor is there any volume change or any background noises. If any breaks were taken I could not tell. Her male and female voices are a delight coming across with lots of emotion that really brings the story to life. Her tones are very powerful never leaving you in doubt what emotion each characters is feeling at any given time. I thought the performance was very good. Ms. Woodworth has a very pleasant natural voice that is a pleasure listening to. I really enjoyed listening to this audio the narrator made it a pleasure to listen to at one setting.

    What I liked about this audio was that it was clean, sweet and the characters really talked. By the time the wedding takes place I felt they had really worked on their relationship, both were supportive of the other and at times defended the other. At first I didn’t care too much for Tom with his past but it didn’t take long for him to grow on me. I really wish there was something that could have been done about Rachael’s uncle. I thought the best character in this story was Rachael from her kind heart to her loving caring ways she really made this story for me. This was a short to the point story with no fillers or cliffhangers. If you are looking for a short listen I hope you will give this author a try.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DK 08-30-16
    DK 08-30-16 Member Since 2013
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    "The Train Stalled Before Leaving The Station"

    After her uncle died, leaving her with no inheritance, Rachel saw the only option a woman in her position could find – a mail order bride.

    Tom needed a wife, but women in the West are hard-to-find, so he placed an ad looking for one.

    Can each fulfill the needs of the other?

    This book was one that I could not wait to listen to. However, it felt like the story could never get going. I'm not sure if it were due to the writing style, as many authors fit enjoyable stories within the time limitation.

    This was an above-average book with great narration by Leonor A. Woodworth.

    I hope to listen to another book written by Julie Pollitt as she has many in this genre and length.

    4 Stars for the Performance
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    3 Stars for Overall

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 05-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A Good Quick Read"

    Rachel loses her parents at an early age and must live with an uncle who steals the money left by her parents and she is forced to live as a servant in his household. When he dies who does he leave the money to? You will never believe it.
    She travels as a mail order bride and meets the man she is to marry. He needs her to help him become a more successful business man. They discover that they both have similar needs. How does the story end? A good quick read that will leave you smiling. It is filled with events that will have you rooting for both of them. The narraators voice adds to the story. Worth buying since it is much less than a credit. Save your credits but buy the book.
    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."
    If this helped you to chose this book please click yes below.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ra Vendredi 10-19-17
    Ra Vendredi 10-19-17
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    "Lovely!"

    This story was perfect for my evening commute, and I found myself hanging to every word and forgetting about the traffic around me - just wonderful!

    I love short books like this, with a story that fits the time constraint nicely and leaves you with a feeling of completion and liking the characters.

    I got this book as a gift and leave this review voluntarily, but I'll be surely getting more books from the author (really, my commute sucks so books like this are a godsend). The narrator also did a wonderful job, with a pleasant voice and fitting voicing of the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A.P.Reader 09-01-17
    A.P.Reader 09-01-17
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    "Wonderful Sweet Listen"

    Both Rachel and Tom want to improve their lives in different ways. Tom needs to "class" himself up and Rachel needs to find a safe home to live. Can this unlikely couple overcome their pasts and fears to find love and friendship in one another?

    Julie Polliott writes a sweet short story about love in Colorado in this stand alone book in her Mail-Order Brides series. Leonor Woodworth makes this short story feel much longer due to her wonderful characters and narration. It was a wonderful audio book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 05-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyed this audio!"

    Thank you Leonor A. Woodworth for the free code to purchase this book . Leonor did a wonderful job narrating this book . A Julie Pollute is a very good author. I will listen to this story again. Thank you both.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Cavaness Paragould,ar 05-17-17
    Brenda Cavaness Paragould,ar 05-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Short and sweet story!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Mail-Order Brides: A Durango Romance to be better than the print version?

    The narrator did such a excellent job, I can't imagine the print being better.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Tom sending her the letter asking her to meet him at the church.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Definitely G rated. Any age can listen to this book. Not my normal listen but a great book nontheless. The storyline was sweet, the ending happy. The narrator did a excellent job with the voices which is always a plus! The author did a great job in the telling of a great story in a short amount of time.I listened to the book in one setting. The story holds your attention from the first chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    I was given this book free of charge for a honest review. Thank you for the opportunity to listen to this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tiasdolls 08-31-16
    Tiasdolls 08-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Sweet Mail Order Bride Romance"
    Would you listen to Mail-Order Brides: A Durango Romance again? Why?

    Sure. It was sweet, short and a fully developed love story


    What did you like best about this story?

    Author Julie Pollitt creates a complete story in such a short amount of time. Great short story for driving around town


    Any additional comments?

    I recevied this audio in exchange for an unbiased review

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alisha Vance 05-11-16
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    "Short and sweet love story"

    After everything this poor girl had to deal with Rachel thought an end in sight to find the rug once again pulled from under her. No home, no money she accepts a mail order bride ad and takes her chances to find love or something compatible. Will she find it in Tom?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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