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Harrison

Once his fortune in silver mining is secured, Harrison Carter finally sends back home for his fiancée. It’s been four years since he’s seen Jenny.

But it’s Retta Pearce, Jenny’s sister, who arrives by stagecoach with young daughter Adeline in tow. When this lovely, soiled dove brings devastating news and a written plea from Jenny to marry and care for Retta and little Addie, what’s a good man to do?

Retta

Fulfilling her dying sister’s request, Retta travels across dangerous territory to marry a man she barely remembers. But the hard miner who meets her at the stagecoach surely isn’t the same one her sister claimed was kind and honorable, a gentleman who’ll embrace her and her daughter as if they were his own. Has she made a mistake she’ll pay for the rest of her life?

Two people 

Thrown together in shared sorrow, Harrison and Retta struggle to forge a life in the brand-new state of late 19th-century Colorado.

©2018 Char Chaffin and Cheryl Yeko (P)2018 Char Chaffin and Cheryl Yeko

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Old fashioned Western.

A good Historical Novel taking you to the soul of America.Witrh love, adventure and plenty of struggle.

The Narrator does accents well and helps bring the depth of the story to the listener,



This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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nice very nice

a well-written Western story I liked it very much the narrator did a nice job as well the story was easy going and interesting and lovely
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Western Romance!

I really enjoyed this book. This story tells of a love that grew out of friendship and the struggle along the way. The plot and characters have a continuous flow. The narration was good and kept you entertained. This was my first book by this author and I will definitely be reading the rest of the books in this series when they're released. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Good Start

I got this story via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. This story started out great. It got better then took a weird turn then got back on track, I loved the strong silent hero who always stepped in to do the right thing. I also loved that even though the heroine was a mild-mannered woman she held her own when the time came for action over and over. The narrator was great with the voices and I loved the little girl. This is a great start to a good series and I can see how the brother and Cat will form a strong bond in the next book. Can't wait for it to come out.

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An Enjoyable Read

"The Substitute Wife" was a nice way to spend the day. The story moves along at a steady pace while Rhetta and Harrison get to know, learn to trust and then love each other. There is a bit of tension and excitement throughout with the introduction of our villian, and some extra smiles while Harrison's brother Frank softens up to little Miss Addie. The narrator was fantastic! I received a free copy of this book and am leaving a review because I want to.

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The Substitute Wife

The Substitute Wife
: CiCi Cordelia

This is a sweet,fairly clean, western, historical fiction. The male protagonist goes west to earn his fortune in silver mines. After four years he is ready for his fiance to join him. When he meets the coach, SURPRISE! It isn't his Jenny, but her sister Retta along with her child. The two work at Jenny's request. Plenty of action and an evil antagonist or two. This was a fun listen, and I can't wait for more in this series!!!



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Alan Taylor does great voicing western novels. Very enjoyable!



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love it

Just the absolute best story. Everything I like to listen about and more. Such a great story I will listen again and again. A keeper!!

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Miner Awaits Arrival of The Girl Loves, But Her Sister and Child Arrive Instead

I like historical romance, so I expected to enjoy it, however I Liked it much more than I expected.
The premise grabbed you from the beginning, a sister going west with her little child to marry her sister’s fiancé pulls at your heart strings, especially why this happened. This isn’t a mail ordered bride, but a couple who had met and fell in love and he went west to start a life for them both. So it was a heartbreaking moment for both sisters and Harrison, the miner.
Retta and the sweetest little girl takes her sister Jenny’s place at the plea of Jenny. Harrison has faithfully waited for her, and yet at the plea from Jenny marries Retta and finds himself a father. Harrison also has a brother Frank who is an important part of the story.
There are ‘evil’ men, a saloon, hardships, the working into a relationship that all provide an interesting story that kept me listening, not wanting to stop.
The last few chapters had me smiling and almost crying..so well written I was drawn into the characters and care. I anxiously await more books from this series.
The narrator dies a great job differing between characters, pacing, tone, emotion and driving the story forward.
Invest in this story if you enjoy some historical romance and attachment to the characters. I found it well worth listening to!

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Loved this!

Great historical romance listen! I loved the story and the characters. Great narrator too. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.