Sagebrush Bride

  • by Tanya Anne Crosby
  • Narrated by Braden Wright
  • 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fiercely independent, Elizabeth Bowcock - 'Doc Liz' - as she's known by all - vows to raise her orphaned niece as her own. Unfortunately, the child's grandfather has declared the unwed doctor to be an unfit guardian and refuses to deliver her to Liz's care until she finds herself a man...
Enter dark-haired, devil-eyed Cutter McKenzie. Outcast for his Cheyenne blood, the handsome half breed volunteers to pose as Elizabeth's husband. But though his wicked sex appeal threatens to undermine Liz's independence, the road to St. Louis promises even greater perils…

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Heart and humor... Loved this road-trip romance !

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Loved the characters, Doc Liz and Katie. Cutter is interesting and complex, and the author created a really great arc from beginning to end, with a background of interesting history. Great discussion on prejudice and where it comes from and how it can distort thinking from both sides of the picture… but also some very nice chuckles throughout. Exciting ending, as usual for TA Crosby. Absolutely love Braden Wright as a narrator, so talented. More than worth the credit.. Oh yeah, even a favorite!

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- Diana_loves_audiobooks

I found it too slow to finish

I listened to "Once Upon a Kiss" by Tanya Anne Crosby, narrated by Braden Wright, and enjoyed both story and narrator. After reading the rave reviews of "Sagebrush Bride" on Amazon, and the Publisher's Summary I felt confident I would enjoy this book, as well....but I was sorely disappointed.

Elizabeth who took over her father's doctor practice when he died, and Conner the half-breed spend the first 5 hours (after a brief and interesting introduction into the story) traveling to St. Louis, where Elizabeth hopes to bring her orphaned niece home with her to raise. They had not made St. Louis yet, in the 6 hours I forced myself to listen.

I find it confusing how so many people (24) who purchased and read the book from Amazon raved about how good the book is, but I just couldn't connect with it. Maybe the book was better than the audio, although I thought Braden Wright performed well.

The couple "think" more than they speak, often drawing wrong conclusions. Conner 'thinks' she looks down on him because he's a breed, through a misunderstanding. Through their thoughts they are attracted to each other. Fighting their attraction, they speak few civil words to each other. It would be okay, if it didn't go on and on, hour after hour.

Things happen along their way to St. Louis, like finding an injured Indian, who dies, and Elizabeth "Doc" falls apart because she couldn't save him, but somehow it doesn't seem to fit in with the story...unless it's to have Conner console her.

Elizabeth, who can't see distance since her glasses were broken, sees the wounded Indian in a down-pouring rain, from inside the shelter of a small cave. She was also getting out of her wet clothing when she sees the injured Indian leaning over his horse and rushes out of the cave in her bloomers to help him. I can't remember if it was then, or earlier at the hotel, that Conner said,"I didn't know we had a closet exhibitionist". The lack of realism and their modern day speech, rather than that of the mid-1800s, may have been a contributing factor in my inability to connect with the story.

Sometimes the last half of a book is better than the first, but I just couldn't stick it out long enough to find out....6+ hours was enough.



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- Lady M

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-16-2013
  • Publisher: Oliver Heber Books