When Maggie Lucas (mail order bride) leaves Boston for Virginia City, Nevada, she's anticipating a marriage of convenience and life in a new home with a man she's never met. That's more than enough change, in her view. What she doesn't expect, is to find that home threatened as both the market for silver and the Comstock Lode mines themselves dry up and her new husband faces foreclosure. She also doesn't expect to fall in love with the new state, the people in it - and her new husband.
Sweet, Western mail order bride book as I love to listen to by Amelia Rose. She has a way of weaving the characters in her stories together, giving you a sense of family and community. This is the first of the Longren Series, Maggie coming to marry Hutch. Maggie is a midwife, and there are several scenes with the realistic view of the times with the births of children, one is particularly heart wrenching. Hutch's siblings are in the forefront of the story, meeting Matt his brother who turns out to be quite the character. Lots of interaction, small town gossip and antagonism and love to be shared, this book gives you a lot of feels. Looking forward to Matt's story.
Haven Blythe is the narrator of this book and it's the first narration I have heard from her. She has a pleasant voice, though her differentiation between characters at times is hard to hear. Her pace is a little slow but the overall performance was gratifying.