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By Madison W Fairbanks on 06-26-16
Mail Order Bride: Bertha
Would you listen to Mail-Order Brides of the West: Bertha again? Why?
I would listen multiple times to Bertha's story because the couple is sweet and both shy, yet overcome that shyness to make life better for others.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Bertha is sweet, shy and uncertain when the book starts, but by the end, much more self confident. A budding flower to full bloom.
Have you listened to any of Lara Asmundson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes, I like Lara Asmundson's performances. They are both soothing and compelling enough to keep your interest.
Any additional comments?
Mail Order Brides of the West: Bertha by Debra Holland
A beautiful and sweet conclusion to the Mail Order Brides series by Holland. It's the story of a shy and overweight girl blossoming with a job and independence. She falls into the arms of a shy and quiet man who soon wants to kiss her toes rather than just rub her sore feet in the shadows.
Definitely an "awwww" romance.
Novella length and can stand alone.
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By Deb from Michigan on 05-25-18
Mail order bride
A historical romance of a mail order bride who didn’t find a match at the agency, traveled west to run a boarding house, in Morgans crossing where prudence found her match and is now the lady of the town. Bertha is much surprised at how the men want to court her in this mining town but she has her heart set on one. I love reading how this shy woman blossoms into her own, a clean love story in Montana territory
By Lauren Cassel on 04-17-18
I enjoyed this book very much. I hope reading/listening to it will give my fellow peaches much deserved confidence. I have found a few extra pounds bothers me far more than anyone else and unkind remarks tell far more about the speakers than the recipient. Unkind words can do much damage so please think before speaking.
By Julia on 04-16-18
Bertha is always quiet and shy.
I have loved this whole series of mail order brides. Bertha didn't get to be a mail order bride and she felt so out of place even at home. She is a quiet person and is a little plump, so she thinks that men aren't interested in her like they are her sisters. So, when an employment opportunity comes up, she decides to take it. Even if her employer will be Prudence, she will be able to be near some of her friends from the agency. It seems Prudence has changed and Bertha is willing to take the chance that the change is permanent. When arrives, there is a man who is a lot like Bertha, he is quiet and reserved. Will they be able to make a go of it?
By Sherry k on 03-27-18
Full Size Love
I believe that Bertha is my favorite of the eight mail order brides. The story tells the true way I felt growing up oversized with a slender sister. All my life I had been teased and made to feel inferior to my sister and friends, and I wondered if I would ever meet someone who saw the real me. Thankfully I did, just before my 21st birthday. He was a wonderful, gentle man. We never had great riches, but he worked hard and didn't drink or gamble, and provided for his family. I lost him after 50 years of marriage and I miss him every day. I believe that is the way Bertha's marriage will work out and I look forward to hearing about her and Howie in future stories.