Aundy : Pendleton Petticoats

  • by Shanna Hatfield
  • Narrated by Don Sobczak
  • Series: Pendleton Petticoats
  • 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Desperate to better her situation, Aundy Thorsen agrees to leave behind her life in Chicago to fulfill a farmer's request for a mail-order bride in Pendleton, Oregon.
When a tragic accident leaves her a widow soon after becoming a wife, Aundy takes on the challenge of learning how to manage a farm, even if it means her stubborn determination to succeed upsets a few of the neighbors.
Born and raised on the family ranch, Garrett Nash loves life in the bustling community of Pendleton in 1899. When his neighbor passes away and leaves behind a plucky widow, Garrett takes on the role of her protector and guardian. His admiration for her tenacious spirit soon turns to something more. He just needs to convince the strong-willed Aundy to give love another try.


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Farm, Family, Friends . . . 1899 Oregon

Leaving her city life in Chicago behind and moving to Oregon to marry farmer, Erik Erickson, Aundy hoped she wasn't making a mistake . . . the letters they had exchanged for several months before her journey west as a mail order bride had convinced her that he was a sincere, hard working man . . . and that they could form a good partnership, even if the marriage never included true love . . . so this was the beginning of the story of Aundy and how she came to Oregon . . . this book is a clean, but honest look at life in the western frontier . . . including the hardships of farming, the danger of greed and the fellowship and bonding between neighbors . . . as Aundy took on the task of learning how to work the land and became friends with the farm hands, some in the community didn't like a woman taking an active role in managing the property . . . not to be deterred, Aundy goes to town and gets herself a side arm . . . one of my favorite parts of the book is when Aundy meets the ailing Li Hong, a Chinese man, who is badly beaten and takes him in . . . he eventually becomes the cook for the farm hands . . . and the first thing that pops into my mind is Hop Sing, the Chinese cook for the Ponderosa on the old TV series, Bonanza . . . that's Aundy, kind, sweet . . . but as tough as nails . . . and as straight as an arrow . . . she didn't come to Oregon looking for love . . . but the good Lord just might have had another plan in mind . . .
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- Debbie

1940s Plot and Dialogue

I liked the narrator's voice. Few women can narrate a man's voice well. For me, male narrators do much better with a women's voice. The writing is ok but the plot and dialogue are the 1940's style. It's G rated. The characters are good.
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- peggy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-25-2013
  • Publisher: Shanna Hatfield