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Sam Hawley is content with his life as a horse trainer on an affluent Kentucky estate. His primary focus has always been on the horses. He views their owners as rich people with nothing to do but flaunt their money. Loyalty to his mentor is the only thing that keeps him rooted to one place. When he meets the bride-to-be of the man he detests the most, his life is about to change.
Too late, Emma discovers the ad she answered was too good to be true. Her future husband is not what she was led to believe and a horrific experience leaves her no choice but to face the kind of life she's been trying to escape. Kentucky was supposed to promise a return to her life of wealth. What she finds instead will redefine her definition of being rich.
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By Lady M on 05-30-16
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to "Emma, Bride of Kentucky."
Although Emma was raised as Massachusetts elite, where class distinctions determine ones associations, she was forced to live as the lower class when she was left penniless after her mother's death and father's desertion. She and 3 other ladies shared a small apartment while working at a textile factory. When the factory burned down they were all left destitute. With few options open to them, they all became mail order brides.
Emma was the last hold out, but she had no money and had little left to sell, so she answered a letter from a wealthy horse breeder. It was her husband-to-be's mother who had placed the ad, and sent Emma traveling money, unknown to her son. To make matters worse the son was not even there when she arrived and she was picked up by their horse trainer, who just happened to be the most handsome man Emma had ever seen. Emma, however, could not forget her upbringing and treated Sam as beneath her, now that she would have wealth once again.
The story held my attention from beginning to end. The narrator can make or break a good story and Cody Roberts made a good story great.
I recommend Emma, Bride of Kentucky!
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By Becky K. on 03-17-16
One of my favorite stories from the American Mail Order Bride series. Young Emma thinks she is getting exactly what she had been dreaming of...until she has it and meets a man who is not a blue blood. This book reminds you that love is the richest treasure in the world. Cody Robert's narration of the story was very appealing. His voice was able to provide for the variables of all the different characters with a southern belle twist. Recommend listening!
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