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Publisher's Summary

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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Tabitha

This was a great book. Tabitha was a little nicer than she was suppose to be. I enjoyed this book from the beginning. Its a great historical western book. The narriater was excellent. It's a five star book i think you will enjoy it . I did. The Author was New to me I will check out some of her other books. Meghan Kelly did an excellent job

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Tabitha: Bride of Missouri

This may be my favorite of the Mail-Order Bride novels I have listened to!!! Love the Narration by Meghan Kelly it lent a delicate touch to the nature of the character Tabitha! Such a creative story line!🙂

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Poor Audio Quality - Great Narration - Surprise...

Poor Audio Quality - Great Narration - Surprise Ending If the audio were better, I would give higher rating.

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Be Still My Heart

I have been reading Amelia's stories for awhile and love every one. But this audible of Tabitha was amazing! Tabitha had gone out on her own to try to be independent and had worked in a factory for a few years. But when the factory burned down, she was forced to go back home to live with her cousin and her husband. Her parents had passed away when she was ten so she had lived there growing up and helped them in the post office they lived above. She met Thomas who was writing letters to his future mail order bride and they became friends but she really was attracted to him. A wonderful story of faith, finding out what really is important and what God has in store for us when we trust in him. With the narration of the imcomparable Meghan Kelly who is amazing on her different voices and the writing of Ameilia C Adams, it does not get much better than this!

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Loved it

I listened to this book. I thought it was well done. The characters and story are superb. Narration was fantastic

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Totally Enjoyable!

Short, sweet and totally enjoyable with some funny moments, a very understanding mail order bride, a pastor on the lookout for his own bride and then two people who should definitely be together. I loved the story, the characters and the fabulous narration too. I listened to the audiobook version and my voluntary and unbiased review is recorded above.

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Tabitha.

Loved listening to the audiobook, the story was well written and the characters were interesting. Tabatha went back home to the only family she had left her aunt. In the small town everyone new everyone and her aunt tried to marry her off to the Priest, but she already liked someone and they were starting to get to know each other. The narrator was clearly spoken and easy to understand.