A historical western cowboy romance about a mail order bride.
This first episode of The Montana Brides introduces Violet, Iris, and Rose Kilburn, heiresses to the Kilburn family cattle fortune. Rocking Horse Ranch runs 5000 head of cattle, but all the ranch hands are getting old. The sisters need someone to run the ranch, so the eldest sister Violet hatches the idea of getting mail order husbands for the three of them. There's only one problem. Cornell Pollard, the sisters' guardian and the executor of their estate, doesn't approve. Violet must challenge Pollard and her own role as his ally to find love and gain control over her own life.
The sisters pick up their prospective grooms from the train station and bring them back to the Ranch. The men stay in a neighboring house until the minister comes at the end of the week to marry them all. Things quickly start to go wrong. Everybody starts butting heads, and Violet finds herself embroiled in a family drama the likes of which Rocking Horse Ranch has never seen before.
Will Violet's plan to get married end in disaster, or can she and her sisters find love with a group of strange men? Are these men what they appear to be, or is something more sinister at work?
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Only a very immature reader would enjoy this book.
What could Kate Whitsby have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
The story line is unbelievable. There is no development of the characters. The women come off as incipient little girls, which doesn’t fit the story. These women are supposed to be mature and independent due to the way they chose to manage the ranch behind their uncle’s back. There is no depth to the men involved.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
This narrator should NOT read female voices. He sounds like he wrinkles his nose up to speak through his nose. His female voices are awful. Some of the men's voices are not good either.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Violet's Mail Order Husband?
It isn't that a scene should be cut, but that the scenes are not good because there was no development of the people, nor the situations.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
First book in the series, slow but not enough passion and sex for me, could have been better , I'm not sure if I want to read the other two in the series's 😏