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The Dolan Girls by S. R. Mallery has it all. Set in Nebraska during the 1800s, whorehouse madams, ladies of the night, a schoolmarm, a Pinkerton detective, a Shakespeare-quoting old coot, brutal outlaws, and a horse-wrangler fill out the cast of characters. Added to the mix are colorful descriptions of an 1856 land rush, Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show, Annie Oakley, bank/train robberies, small town local politics, and, of course, romance. Two, in fact!

©2015 Sarah Mallery (P)2017 Sarah Mallery

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The old west comes alive 🌵

This is one of those books that didn't grab me from the start. It took a while for the story and characters to develop for me. But, I continued on and before I knew it I was hooked! It tugged my emotions and breathes life into the saying...Love comes to those who wait.💟

I enjoyed that the characters were quirky yet very normal. They each have their flaws and circumstances they need to overcome. And the old west theme that runs throughout the story kept it authentic. Very well written and enjoyable adventure.

I love Nancy Peterson's narration. She gives each character a unique voice which allows the listener the feeling of transporting into the story. She's rare gem in a sea of rocks. 💎

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review. My thanks to the author for this opportunity 😉

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A Tear Jerker, But FABULOUS

The narrator was fabulous At first, I didn't like the jumps in time, but midway through, I believed having the jumps made the story even better. I fell in love with so many of the characters. and I cried on several occasions.

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I loved the audible version of this story!

The Dolan Girls: Romance In Old Nebraska is a heartwarming historical fiction/romance from Multi-Award Winning, USA Today Bestselling Author SR Mallery.

First of all, I listened to this story on audible, and it was a very entertaining experience. The narration was fantastic—just perfect for this story!!

It’s 1861 and sixteen year-old Cora Dolan is madly in love with Thomas Garrett, as he is with her. But when devastating tragedy strikes, Thomas is led to believe that Cora no longer wants to see him.

Cora’s dreams for the future have been shattered, under the impression that she was no longer wanted by Thomas. With the help of her friends and her sister Minnie, Cora raises her daughter, Ellie, who’s born from her vicious assault.

But as life moves forward, maybe fate has other plans in store for Cora. Will her dreams finally come true? You’ll just have to read this page-turning story to find out!

This is such an enjoyable story and the author’s love of history always shines through in every book she writes. Featuring true life characters that come to life, this story covers a time span of over twenty years and is interspersed with loads of historically accurate, as well as extremely interesting, details from the past. She truly writes a vivid depiction of imagery from the past.

And the best part of all? This author always manages to make the historical details she weaves into her stories both entertaining and fun! I highly recommend the Dolan Girls for readers of both historical fiction and romance.

I’ve had the privilege of working with this author in some boxsets in the past, and at the time, I became a fan of her work. This review is my honest opinion.

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The Wild West

S. R. Mallery has written a fascinating book detailing the lives of two sisters who lived in Nebraska during the 1800's. The author's descriptive phrases and colorful characters bring the era to life, living on in the imagination of the reader long after the last page has been read. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I recommend this book to others who enjoy this genre. Nancy Peterson's narration was great and her voice was pleasing. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.

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If you like Romantic Westerns you like this

This was a very good listen. If you don’t like cussing be warned there is a small amount of four letter words. They fit in where they are used. It’s not like some books that just throw them in for fun.

Overall it was a great book. Thank You

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Another well-written story from a good author

The Dolan Girls, my sixth read from author S.R. Mallery. A well-written entertaining read. As good as all Mallery's books are this one, the longest so far, is the best of the bunch.“I received a free Audible copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review." The gifting of this book did not affect my opinion of it. I'll be reading more from this author. Nancy Peterson"s narration adds to the enjoyment of the book. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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Great wild west story about successful women

The book opens with a land rush and recent immigrants from Ireland are eager to get fertile farmland to start their American Dream. The dream shatters and their lives take a completely different turn.

Cora, in particular, has had a very rough time. But she bounces back to live her life to the the fullest she can, given the cards she has been dealt. She becomes a very successful business woman with her sister.

This book spans many years and although there are some spots in the book that are violent, the violence is not particularly graphic - nothing you don't see regularly on TV.

This is a well told story and includes an interesting period in the American wild west.

I listened to the audio version of this book. The narrator is excellent. She has voices and accents for each character and her performance is top notch.

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Fantastic Story & Listen🎧 Captivating & Heartfelt!

This is a fantastic historical fiction set in Nebraska in the 1800’s, the book grabbed my attention right from the start and captivated it straight to the end. S.R. Mallery is a gifted author, I enjoyed her writing style and the storylines and characters she created. She did an awesome job capturing the hardships and challenges of the times, her descriptive details brought you right along side the characters allowing you to see what they seeing, feeling and going through. The characters are realistic, easy to relate to and connect with. We are first introduced to the Dolan sisters, Cora and Minnie when they were in their teen years and living with Madam Ana. Cora was in love with Thomas but after a terrible incident their lives were forever changed. I liked how the author takes you back in time for a chapter and shows how Cora and Minnie wound up with Madam Ana and who Pete was to them. After that the book picks back to current time, 1861, and continues after Cora’s life changing incident. There is never a dull moment in this book, the story is cleverly plotted with plenty of drama, heartfelt and emotional moments, and a wonderful romance. S.R Mallery, thank you for this fantastic story and emotional rollercoaster ride.

🎧📚🎧 And for the wonderful narration, Nancy Peterson is talented narrator and voice artist. She brings these characters to life, giving each their own unique voice making it easy to follow along and who is who. She is awesome at portraying all the characters, grasping each of their personas and playing their role with perfection, sounding just as I am picturing them to sound. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for the fantastic listen🎧

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Great story

Great narration by the narrator. She puts realism to the characters. Good story about lost love and re finding it.

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Fascinating historical fiction!

“The Dolan Girls” is an enticing and gripping historical fiction set in the Wild West in the 1860s, which I simply couldn’t stop listening to. I love learning new things from the books I read or listen to, and this obviously thoroughly researched novel put me right in the middle of a typical little western town, where through the eyes of the characters I learned about their lives, traditions, and struggles of people of that time. The narrator (such a pleasant voice by the way!) did a wonderful job in bringing the Wild West world to life with her soft-spoken manner and authentic accent in just the right places.
I also very much appreciated how the story followed the path of three generations of the Dolan family, from settling in a new land and how it influenced their lives, to the horrific incident with the younger sister Cora that would reshape her views of life and trust forever, and to the young Ellie, Cora’s daughter, who, despite the dark secret of her origin, grew to be a highly intelligent, head-strong and independent woman.
The story is full of unexpected twists and turns, and even though I’m usually very good at predicting what would happen next, “The Dolan Girls” kept me guessing up to the very last page. A brilliant work, which I highly recommend to everyone!

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Unusual

Wasn’t sure about this book to start with but it grew on me. Was surprised that in the west a whore house was almost a respectable living however the story develops well and despite the jumping of years was a lively enjoyable read.