His Bewildering Bride : Brides of Paradise Ranch

  • by Merry Farmer
  • Narrated by Caroline McLaughlin
  • Series: Brides of Paradise Ranch
  • 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Seamstress Wendy Weatherford is overjoyed when she is offered the chance to be a mail-order bride for one of the men of Paradise Ranch. When she arrives in Haskell, Wyoming, her intended groom takes one look at her and refuses to go through with the wedding. He wasn't expecting his bride to be a former slave. Abandoned at the altar and alone on the frontier, Wendy doesn't know where to turn.
Until rescue comes in an unlikely form.
Travis Montrose has plans to start a new job and eventually own his own ranch, not to marry his brother's rejected bride. But he can't stand by and watch the exotic and beautiful Wendy suffer, particularly not when she proves to be a woman of strength and substance. Their unconventional union stirs up trouble from the start, even as it stirs passions.
When Wendy is given an opportunity to compete for the chance to own her own dress shop, Travis will stop at nothing to help her win against a crooked competitor, even if it means sacrificing his future.

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Very entertaining and enjoyable

In the time of mail order brides you were taking a risk as to just who was going to arrive on the train and who would be waiting. Sometimes it worked out and sometimes it didn't. Fortunately when Wendy Weatherford she steps off the train and is rejected by her intended husband a man of honor steps forward to take his place his brother Travis. What happens next is one very enjoyable story.

Bottom line it's a really good story that is well written, has great characters, an interesting storyline and a little steamy romance all woven into a very entertaining story. Even though it deals with prejudices that freed slaves had to deal with, it stays a more on the lighter side of these issues. Nothing physically harmful happens to the main characters. It's more along the lines of spiteful, undermining and intentionally trying to hurt/harm someone's chances of becoming successful.

Loved Wendy's character. She was a strong, confident and independent woman. She wasn't going to let anyone stand in her way. Travis was a sweetheart from the start. Even though this is a shorter story I really like that the relationship between Travis and Wendy wasn't rushed.

Caroline McLaughlin did great job with the narration. Pleasant voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of times. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Good character voices. Both male and female. Just a slight change in tone was enough to distinguish the male characters. She was able to bring the characters, their emotions and the story to life. Very enjoyable.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.
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- Lori

The Battle of the Bustles

This is the STEAMY version of the story so if you'd rather leave the doors and curtains closed, then just skip one chapter (you'll know when you get to it), BUT I must say this one is better written than many. Or get the SWEET version: [[ASIN:B01B73JSPQ Wendy: The Bewildering Bride (The Brides of Paradise Ranch - Sweet Version Book 3)]]. With that out of the way, we can get to this interesting portrayal of post Civil War attitudes as contrasted between the overpopulated east and underpopulated west with regard to both race and gender. (And, if you find the narrative compelling, be sure to listen to the author's afterword discussing same.)

So we have an excellent plot from author Merry Farmer with drama, tension, humor and romance which is beautifully narrated [AUDIO] with excellent characterizations by Caroline McLaughlin (you'll love Wendy's southern drawl!)--it all adds up to several hours of delicious entertainment!
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- Betababe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-14-2017
  • Publisher: Merry Farmer