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Elaina Andrews witnesses a bank robbery and recognizes one of the bandits, and struggles with fear and stress from his threats. Her best friend, Sarah, gives her a train ticket so she can take her place as the mail order bride of Peter Mullins, constable of Hunter's Grove.
Pete turns out to be a fine gentleman and he marries her and brings her to his farmhouse. Every domestic duty Elaina performs turns into a disaster. She doesn't like the house or the chores he'd burdened her with. She wonders if she should have the unconsummated marriage annulled even though there is a definite physical attraction between them. A rich man, Brock, steps into the picture. Is he her escape route, or will she find a way to reconcile with Pete?
©2016 Barbara Goss (P)2017 Barbara Goss
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5 out of 5 stars
By Leanne on 04-02-18

Lovely, clean romance

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I finished this book in a single day because it was so captivating. It's a simple story, but not less touching because of that. It's also interesting to see romance bloom without steamy scenes, much like it would happen in real life.

At times I wanted to smack Elaina on the head for being so stubborn, but then I thought... and if it were me in that situation, different from everything I'd ever known? Then I felt a little more compassionate towards her.

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5 out of 5 stars
By HeatherY on 05-21-17

Another Great One!

Another great mail order bride novel by the talented Barbara Goss! Elaina is witness to a bank robbery in her hometown, and is shocked to recognize one of the bandits as a man close to her family. He threatens to kill her if she identifies him. She confides in her best friend, Sarah, who offers to give her the train ticket she was sent by a man in Hunter's Grove, Kansas. Elaina realizes this is her only option and accepts, hoping that the man she will meet there will protect her.

Peter is the constable for Hunter's Grove, and owns a dilapidated farmhouse outside of town. He's happy to find Elaina so kind and beautiful, and agrees to marry her immediately. He brings her home where things don't go as well as he'd hoped. Elaina can't cook, and the old house seems to be too much for her to handle. Immediately she brings up an annulment, but Peter wants to fight to make the marriage work.

I love books filled with descriptions of domestic duties during that time, and this one has plenty. I really enjoyed Elaina and Peter's personalities, and the book had plenty of action and villains, as well as the romance. It kept me hooked the entire time. There are appearance by other couples from the series, but this can be read as a standalone.

Reagan Boggs was an excellent narrator as always, she pulled me right into the story without overacting. I was provided a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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3 out of 5 stars
By A D. on 05-18-17

A Christian Story

Barbara Goss has written a love story steeped heavily in Christian morals and values. She has tried to include a little bit of suspense as well (Elaine witnesses a bank robbery and has to go on the run). But the main emphasis is on Christian values. A lot of the book focuses on the consummation of Elaine and Pete's marriage, the Church and faith, valuing people over property, faith and trust in God's plan and so forth.

To be honest, it wasn't my cup of tea but for the right person this book works well. It is a sweet, gentle and clean historical Christian romance with just a suggestion of suspense.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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