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Tabitha: Bride of Missouri

American Mail-Order Brides Series, Book 24
Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
Series: American Mail-Order Brides, Book 24
Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)
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This Story Is Sweet

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Tabitha: Bride of Missouri is the 24th in the unprecedented 50-book American Mail-Order Brides series.

An orphan since she was 10, Tabitha Phillips was raised by a cousin who resented her, and she went out on her own as soon as she could. When the factory where she was working burned down, she was forced to return to her childhood home under the scrutiny of her critical relatives.

As an employee at the post office, Tabitha isn't supposed to become involved in the doings of her customers. But when one young man's heart could be broken by a thoughtless letter, she sees a chance to make a difference...for herself as well as for him.

©2015 Tristi Pinkston (P)2018 Tristi Pinkston

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Loves me loves me not.

I liked this cute story. It shows a strong woman who knows what she wants in a man. Tabitha goes to the big city and returns home to her small town. She feels it has not changed but has she? Meghan Kelly does a fine job with her performance. This is a nice relaxing read.

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Sweet and refreshing

A little twist on the mail order bridge trope, this story is about Tabitha, coming home after a failed attempt to make it on her own. As she settles back into her job at the post office, she notices Thomas. He is waiting for his mail order bride to come to town. Tabitha's feelings for Thomas grow, and when circumstances arise that may cause hurt, Tabitha takes matters into her own hands. This story is a fun filled look at a time when things were simpler. No phones or internet, the mail took so much longer to process and send leaving a lot of time between interactions, just enough for Tabitha to cause herself a little trouble. There are quite a few secondary characters playing a big part in molding Tabitha. I found the pastor to be an interesting one as well as her cousin. Good plot, and fun characters made this a great listen!

Meghan Kelly brings her wonderful voice to this story. I love her warm tones, and they work beautifully with the old western time. She gives each character their own identity with a specific voice creating a story easy to follow. Love her interpretations.

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My favorite so far in this series!

Adams did a fantastic job with this story! One of my favorite parts in this story, and I will admit that I cried a bit, was when the town folks heard of their misfortune and came to help. I appreciated the love and forgiveness that happens and the building of relationships. Meghan Kelly was a great choice in narration because she has a gift in bringing each and every character to life.

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Tabitha: Bride of Missouri

Relaxed & refreshing. This is the first book I've read/listened to by this author, It will be not be the last!
The narrators presentation enhanced the refreshing quality and I will certainly be listening to more of her presentations!

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Entertaining tale with a strong lead...

Tabitha: Bride of Missouri by Amelia C. Adams is Book 24 in the American Mail-Order Brides series. If you've listened to and enjoyed any of series thus far, you'll love this one. Tabitha is back in her old hometown after losing her job when the building burnt down. Reuniting with her cousin is not exactly heartwarming, and her cousin is pressuring her to get married and settle down. While the pastor has his sights set on Tabitha, she finds herself falling for a not so available man and she's privy to some heartbreaking news that could change things for her with regards to said unavailable man. This is a cute, quick listen and though Tabitha isn't a mail order bride, it fits perfectly within the American Mail-Order Bride series. Tabitha is a strong lead character who decides that she isn't going to settle in life. Entertaining listen and I'd happily recommend it if the summary sounds like a story that you'd enjoy.

Meghan Kelly did a good job narrating this story. Her cadence was a little on the slow side at normal speed, but listening to it on 1.25 or 1.5 (like I did) was perfect. She did a good job with the various characters and her performance drew me into the story. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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A Different Take on a Mail-Order Romance

Receiving a credit, I chose to listen to and review Amelia Adam's book, that was part of the American Mail-Order Bride Series. I've read many of the 50 books that were part of this series. This one, however, was one I'd missed.
I expected Tabitha to be a mail-order bride. I was pleasantly surprised that instead of the heroine being a mail-order bride, she is a young woman headed home in defeat. The mail-order bride in the story is actually a complication for the hero and heroine. I liked the creativity of that plot twist.
What I most loved about this book wasn't the romance, which was quite nicely done, but actually the growth that was apparent in Tabitha. Going home again is an important turning point in this young woman's life and the author's excellent writing make this time in the heroine's life vivid for the reader/listener.
Though I don't care for the whispering that the narrator seems to do, it was appropriate for the book. The narration allowed me to imagine the story and I did enjoy it.

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Bride of Missouri

Tabitha didn’t know how her life was going to work out after having to go live with her cousin. But when Thomas comes into the post office, her life changes and becomes more than she could ever dream of! Enjoyed this story.

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Good Intentions

That phrase (Good Intentions) is often preceded with The Road to Hell; but if intentions are actually from the heart and sincere, can they really be evil? This is a delightful twist on a mail-order bride story which showcases our heroine but allows some of our side characters a chance in the limelight, in a warm, loving tale with a great deal of gentle humor. Narrator Meghan Kelly expertly characterizes each voice, bringing the audiobook to life.

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Heartwarming

This is such a heart touching story and it has a great lesson for us all. Always tell your loved ones, I love you! Meghan’s narration of it was wonderful and she put me right into the characters!

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Mail Order for who?

This was my first book in this series and I loved it! Amelia Adams wrote a compelling story about Thomas who has a mail-order bride coming and a young woman named Tabitha who left home for the big city but ends up coming back when her job there fell through. Tabitha isn't looking for love and Thomas is waiting for his bride, so a friendship between the two seems safe. Tabitha works at the post office and when letters from the mail order bride arrive with the potential to hurt Thomas, Tabitha takes action. I liked the wide cast of characters and the way the community was portrayed as a community that helps one another when someone in in need.
The story was a well written and the narration only made it better. Character voices and pacing were spot on. Looking forward to more in this series!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.