Capital Bride, a western romance [NOOK Book]

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Unexpectedly homeless, un-wed mother Sarah Johnson has few options. They could go live with her cousin William, but Sara believes there’s something untoward about his offer and it leaves her feeling uncomfortable. She's qualified to be a governess, but no one will have her because she wasn't married when she had her precious MaryAnn. Matchmaker & Co could be her salvation as mail-order-bride to Mr. John Atwood.
Single father, John Atwood, is raising his daughter the best he...
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Capital Bride, a western romance

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Overview

Unexpectedly homeless, un-wed mother Sarah Johnson has few options. They could go live with her cousin William, but Sara believes there’s something untoward about his offer and it leaves her feeling uncomfortable. She's qualified to be a governess, but no one will have her because she wasn't married when she had her precious MaryAnn. Matchmaker & Co could be her salvation as mail-order-bride to Mr. John Atwood.
Single father, John Atwood, is raising his daughter the best he can in the wilds of the Colorado Territory but knows he needs help. No woman he knows wants to take on the raising of his daughter who hasn't spoken since she saw her mother brutally murdered during a bank robbery. Can Sarah, John and their two daughters overcome their pasts and find happiness together?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015759204
  • Publisher: Cynthia Woolf
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Series: Matchmaker & Co. , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 31,585
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Cynthia Woolf was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in the mountains west of Golden. She spent her early years running wild around the mountain side with her friends.

Their closest neighbor was one quarter of a mile away, so her little brother was her playmate and her best friend. That fierce friendship lasted until his death in 2006.

Cynthia was and is an avid reader. Her mother was a librarian and brought new books home each week. This is where young Cynthia first got the storytelling bug. She wrote her first story at the age of ten. A romance about a little boy she liked at the time.

She worked her way through college and went to work full time straight after graduation and there was little time to write. Then in 1990 she and two friends started a round robin writing a story about pirates. She found that she missed the writing and kept on with other stories. In 1992 she joined Colorado Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America. Unfortunately, the loss of her job demanded she not renew her memberships and her writing stagnated for many years.

In 2001, she saw an ad in the paper for a writers conference being put on by CRW and decided she'd attend. One of her favorite authors, Catherine Coulter, was the keynote speaker. Cynthia was lucky enough to have a seat at Ms. Coulter's table at the luncheon and after talking with her, decided she needed to get back to her writing. She rejoined both CRW and RWA that day and hasn't looked back.

Cynthia credits her wonderfully supportive husband Jim and the great friends she's made at CRW for saving her sanity and allowing her to explore her creativity.
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  • Posted December 28, 2013

    I love books of the Old West so I did enjoy this one.

    Character development was good, the story draws you in. I would read another book by Cynthia Woolf.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    I can honestly say this is one of the easiest-to-road historical

    I can honestly say this is one of the easiest-to-road historical romances I have read in quite some time. The language and font make the reading of this book go by very quickly, and the story (though simple) is fantastic. I struggled to put the book down because I was so enraptured. I loved Sarah and John, and who can pass up the old romance of a mail order bride? This is the almost-perfect historical Western romance.

    As you can imagine, I do have a few minor critiques. I will not complain about the bedroom scenes. Though they are only for adults, I can easily say that I was not offended. I was quite pleased that they were married! After all, in so many romances, they don't bother to take that step. The profanity in the book was so mild that it was almost nonexistent. I can safely say that the two major issues I often point out with books are truly no problem.

    My only complaint has to do with the style of the writing. I discussed this very issue with my mom, and she helped me understand what I struggled to put my finger on. This novel is fast-paced, but it is not detailed. I realize that there is a fine line between too much and not enough detail, but I am one who truly desires to connect with the story and the characters in a book. To do this, I usually need a little more detail than this book provides. I often felt that I was reading a newspaper article or journal entry. And for that very reason, there may be readers who will be clamoring to read this. And all I can say is that you will not be sorry. The story is enchanting, and I am so glad that I was privileged to read it. Highly recommended for an easy evening romantic read!

    I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Mamasaint60

    I don't think that Sep. and Nov. reviewers even read the story. It's a good read. A western romance with a handsome hero, spunky heroine, two cute little girls and a nutso villian. It's not Tolstoy, but I saved it to reread. 18+. JS

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    Boring

    Shallow under-developed characters. Ridiculus plot. Poorly written. Honestly, how did this author get a book deal?!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Loved it

    This was a special book , I enjoyed reading this thoroughly.
    It was a fun and easy book to read. The characters were very entertaining. Loved the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Sorry Cynthia........................................................

    Totally unreal characters. Poorly written story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Good

    300 pages. Enjoyed very much

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  • Posted February 9, 2013

    This was a good read. It has romance, a villain, and a spunky he

    This was a good read. It has romance, a villain, and a spunky heroine with an adorable daughter. The story line takes place in the old west, which is my favorite. It was a quick read for me, and I would recommend it for others who enjoy romance mixed with the wild west!

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