Mail-Order Brides of the West: Darcy : Montana Sky

  • by Debra Holland
  • Narrated by Lara Asmundson
  • Series: Montana Sky
  • 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

High-society lady Darcy Russell has a dangerous secret. The only way to stay safe is to flee far away and marry a man who knows nothing about her family background or their money. All she asks for is a husband who lives in the country, is kind, and will match her intellectual interests, especially with modern philosophy.
Shy Gideon Walker has escaped the pressures and abuse of his family and found a refuge in the forest around Sweetwater Springs, Montana. There, he's created a fairy-tale setting and crafts whimsical furniture, which few people ever see. An avid reader and student of philosophy, he longs for a wife to love and to share his gentle abode. Yet he can't bring himself to go out into the world to find her.
When neighboring mail-order bride Lina Barrett sets up a match between the two, Darcy believes she's found her safe haven--until her secrets catch up with her.
Mail-Order Brides of the West: Darcy takes place simultaneously with Mail-Order Brides of the West: Heather and is set seven years before Wild Montana Sky. See Caroline Fyffe's companion book, Mail-Order Brides of the West: Katherine to find out what happens to Darcy's friend and fellow mail-order bride when she travels to Y Knot, Montana.
1880s Mail-Order Brides of the West Series in order:

Mail-Order Brides of the West: Trudy
Mail-Order Brides of the West: Evie
Mail-Order Brides of the West: Heather
Mail-Order Brides of the West: Lina
Watch for more exciting Mail-Order Brides of the West books to come:

Montana Sky Series
Beneath Montana's Sky (1883)

Wild Montana Sky
Starry Montana Sky
Stormy Montana Sky
Painted Montana Sky
Montana Sky Christmas
Sweetwater Springs Christmas
Glorious Montana Sky (Fall 2014)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good story. Poor narration

I enjoyed the story. Particularly the living in the woods in a fairytale cottage setting. However, the narration made it very difficult to listen to. Although the narrator has a very sweet sounding voice. You are very aware the entire time that somebody is reading to you in a short jerky staccato fashion. Much like a junior high girl who is reading you a story. Her male characters are all done in a low monotone voice with no emotion or passion. She uses a British accent in place of a New England accent, but even at that cannot hold the accent steady and wanders in and out of the accent at random. I'm sure she is trying her best, but I'm disappointed that so many of this author's stories are read by the same girl, who probably sounds much younger than her actual age.
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- Les Raymond

Great story!

Here we are in the fourth installment of the Mail-order brides. This book is about Darcy. A well to do mail order bride. Darcy only became a mail order bride as she is hiding from her half brother who wants her dead. Darcy received a letter while in St Louis from her maid from home saying her brother went looking for her, so Darcy heads out to Sweet Water, Montana where her friend Lina is living happily married. If Darcy marries then she has better control to her property her brother is trying to steal from her.

Darcy meets Gideon, a loner who homesteads way outside of the town. Gideon loves his solitude. Gideon is also an excellent woodworker.

I loved this book along with the other mail-order bride books. I especially like how the same narrator is in all the books. I love how characters meet and comeback too!

This author, Debra Holland does a fantastic job writing these books and captures the rough life, & the feeling of family, love and community in all her old west books. I love hearing of how times were back in the late 1800s & about how people survived back then. How different life was back then! The narrator, Lara Asmundson does a fantastic job as always delivering this story with her multiple voices and accents, along with tons of excitement.

I loved the ending in this book! I didn't see it coming and was hoping for a happy ending & I was quite pleased! Great job ladies!!! Until we meet again.
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- Terri

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-20-2015
  • Publisher: Debra Holland