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In 1890, Echo Canyon, Montana is on the verge of extinction. The gold rush has moved elsewhere along with many of its citizens, including most of the available women. Those who are left are diehards who refuse to leave their hometown. Faced with an uncertain future, a few loyal townspeople create an unusual plan to turn things around in Echo and keep it on the map.
It seems simple: if they can increase their population, it will keep their businesses alive and Echo will survive. They decide that mail-order brides are the best way to make their plan a success. But who will be the first gentleman to order a bride? After a shocking incident in Echo, Sheriff Evan Taft reluctantly decides to step up and give it a whirl. If he can secure a bride, maybe other men will follow him in finding their own wives.
Evan embarks on finding the perfect wife, but can it be done? Evan has been burned in the past and he doesn't want to repeat the experience. Even more than he wants to keep from losing Echo, he doesn't want to lose his heart only for it to be crushed again. Strife and evil forces accompany his search for true love. Will he succeed? The fate of Echo could very well depend on it.
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By Lori on 10-31-16
Entertaining and Enjoyable
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Another really good, clean, fun, entertaining and very enjoyable story. Great start to another Mail Order Bride series by Linda Bridey. Her stories are just fun and easy to listen to. As always the story is filled with likable characters and has a good storyline. She always has that one character who almost steals the whole story. The same goes for this book. She knows how to pull you into a story and keep you there.
Little bit of romance, suspense, mystery and a HEA.
Narration the good and the bad. Eric Burr does a good job for the most. Overall I enjoyed his narration , although he has a few areas he needs to work on. Nice voice. Of coarse most of the male character voices were good. The non character narrative was great as well. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Except for his accent on one of his characters. The accent seemed to be inconsistent. Was suppose to be Irish but sounded Jamaican at times. His female character voices need a little work. To high pitched. Having dual narration would have been really nice.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.
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By Zena on 10-01-16
Really good read
This story was a delight from beginning to end with each character portraying very different personalities and traits which endeared me to them all except for the villains (the kind you just love to hate) whom I could happily have done away with myself. This seems to be a good starting point for a series.
We have Sheriff Evan Taft who is talked into advertising for a Mail Order Bride and Josie answers his advert. They meet and fall in love (of course) and the story tells of the ups and downs in this relationships.
There were two other characters that I would like to mention as they played a lively and very amusing part of this story. The first is Evan's elderly aunt who brought him up. She is something else and every time she appeared and opened her mouth I knew there was a good chuckle around the corner.
The other is Lucky, an Irishman who befriended Josie on her train trip out to meet Evan. He reminded me of a fully grown Leprechaun, full of mischief and strange and wonderful thoughts that he wasn't shy to share.
Altogether, this story was beautifully written and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
The narration by Eric Burr was on the whole good. I just wasn't 100% happy with his rendition of an Irish accent. I kept picking up Scottish, Italian and Jewish accents to name a few and the occasional tiny bit of Irish accent. Perhaps he could get some coaching in this before he attempts this accent again.
I would recommend this audiobook and story as a really good listen/read.
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.
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