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Capital Bride
     

Capital Bride

3.5 70
by CYNTHIA WOOLF
 

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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

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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 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:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,542
File size:
1 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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Capital Bride 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
160 pages. Terrible grammer. Detailed sex. Lots of tears and arguing. Some violence. Very unrealistic. This book was free and I agree with the other reviewers about it being a waste of my time. Hmmm, I think I should be paid for my time. The kids even got on my nerves. They were Stepford kids, only spoiled. The husband was an ass. The heroine more childish then her daughter. The cousin was a horrible monster. I admit to skipping pages. This was the worst book I have read so far this year. Do not waste your time. I did. For adults only. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could be a nice story. But,the simple writing is unbareable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters were not well developed and the plot unrealistic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was exciting to read about love at first sight
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG!!! Now this is writing! This story moved fast and the writing was efficient in moving through the story, but I learned to love the Characters,except for William. The 95 pages too about an hour to read and I enjoyed the entire experience. I am sure you will enjoy it, too!!!
jr347 More than 1 year ago
The story line was good, however the grammar part need to have some work done on it. .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoy reading about early days & mail order brides
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ewww. His sexy talk sounds like creepy pick-up lines. It's hard to believe that there is no conflict between the girls or period of adjustment for everyone to get used to each other. Yuck!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible grammar, choppy storyline and unrealistic. I dont know much about this timeperiod but i do know this didnt come close. It does have potential though if it were expanded at least 100 pgs..
LadyMarty More than 1 year ago
Good thing this book was free or I would want my money back.  The plot is abysmal and the conflict contrived.  "Oh, yeah, I forgot to say he still loves his wife, so, he does." "Oh, yeah, I forgot to say the cousin is crazy, but he is."  Don't bother.
9patsy5 More than 1 year ago
Character development was good, the story draws you in. I would read another book by Cynthia Woolf.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
300 pages. Enjoyed very much
LBShire More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous 4 months ago
This was a good read I enjoyed it is always nice to know about love
Anonymous 5 months ago
Some reviewers are just plain mean. This was a delightful story. Simplistic in writing style, but the characters were great. The awful cousin, William, was certainly insane and hated. But John is the kind of man I would want to find for my own husband. (Ranch life would be a bonus!) Sarah was strong and the daughters a good example of having loving parents and being obedient children of days long ago. ( I am a teacher. Believe me, kids have changed.) I doubt I will read it again, but I enjoyed this book! Oh, it was nearly 300 pages on my Nook. Thanks for the free read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love is a wonderful thing. To be a mail order bride is risky because you dont know whats going to happen. When it works out though its something to fight for. Which these Characters need to do to keep one another. Funny and serious but you fall in love with all these characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Free it was story started out good but as with all the other free books I could do with out the details of the love making if all of this authors books are this racey I don't think I will continue the series an I am going to delete all the others I don't want this on my nook
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story however it did not keep me interested in the storyline
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1800's western mail order bride romance. Sarah needs to find a way to servive for herself and her daughter. John needs a mother for his daughter. 95 pages for FREE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short book. It was a sweet story. There was some grammar issues that made it hard to read at times. But still a cute story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Woolf is awesome and everyone of her books seems to be better than the last!!!