Contract to Wed : Crawford Family

  • by Holly Bush
  • Narrated by Meghan Kelly
  • Series: Crawford Family
  • 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

1891...Jolene Crawford Crenshaw, heiress and Boston socialite, went from her family home directly to Landonmore upon her marriage, the mansion she shared with her handsome and charismatic husband. She'd never in her life worried in the slightest over anything as crass as the dollars required to maintain that home or the lifestyle she'd been born to. Her extensive yearly wardrobe, the stables and the prime horseflesh within it, even the solid silver forks and knifes that graced her table, were expected and required to maintain the social standing that she'd cultivated over the years. But suddenly she was a widow with little money and just her pride and her secrets to keep her upright.
Max Shelby made his fortune in oil wells and cattle but lost the love of his life the day his wife died, over 10 years ago. Now, his happy, carefree, little girl needs instruction and guidance as she grows into a young lady and his dream of becoming a senator from his adopted state of Texas seems out of reach with few political or social connections. The right wife would solve both problems. As it happens his sister knows of a woman, a recent widow, charming, beautiful and socially astute, but in reduced circumstances, who may want to begin again. Max signed the wedding contract sight unseen.
Will Jolene be able to shed her sorrows, anger and fears to begin anew away from the censure and hidden tragedy that marred her life? Is her new husband, confident, strong and capable Max Shelby, the man, the only man, to see past her masks to find the woman beneath?

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Contract to wed

Which scene was your favorite?

Good follow up story, I liked the twist of having a heroine who is not perfect and adoring from the beginning. This book has a little "for adult only" language but it was ok


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- jey cee

Very good listen

If you could sum up Contract to Wed in three words, what would they be?

Great historical Novel


What did you like best about this story?

It was a really interesting story line. The story was engaging and the characters were likable too. I especially liked that it did not follow a formula as some books do.


What does Meghan Kelly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I enjoyed the voices. A good narrator makes the story come alive.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Western romance with a twist.


Any additional comments?

I am fortunate because I have a job where I can listen to audio books about 8 hours a day, this book was a very pleasant listen.

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- Iluv2knit

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2015
  • Publisher: Holly Bush Books