Violet's Mail Order Husband (Montana Brides #1)

Violet's Mail Order Husband (Montana Brides #1)

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by Kate Whitsby
     
 

A historical western cowboy romance about a mail order bride.

This first episode of The Montana Brides introduces Violet, Iris and Rose Kilburn, Heiresses to the Kilburn family cattle fortune. Rocking Horse Ranch runs five thousand head of cattle but all the ranch hands are getting old. The sisters need someone to run the ranch, so the eldest sister Violet

Overview

A historical western cowboy romance about a mail order bride.

This first episode of The Montana Brides introduces Violet, Iris and Rose Kilburn, Heiresses to the Kilburn family cattle fortune. Rocking Horse Ranch runs five thousand head of cattle but all the ranch hands are getting old. The sisters need someone to run the ranch, so the eldest sister Violet hatches the idea of getting mail order husbands for the three of them. There’s only one problem. Cornell Pollard, the sisters’ guardian and the executor of their estate, doesn’t approve. Violet must challenge Pollard and her own role as his ally to find love and gain control over her own life.
The sisters pick up their prospective grooms from the train station and bring them back to the Ranch. The men stay in a neighboring house until the minister comes at the end of the week to marry them all. Things quickly start to go wrong. Everybody starts butting heads, and Violet finds herself embroiled in a family drama the likes of which Rocking Horse Ranch has never seen before. Will Violet’s plan to get married end in disaster, or can she and her sisters find love with a group of strange men? Are these men what they appear to be, or is something more sinister at work?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940046017359
Publisher:
Gold Crown
Publication date:
06/16/2014
Series:
Montana Brides , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
12,493
File size:
266 KB

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Meet the Author

Kate Whitsby is a historical romance author who has found a love for writing western mail order bride romance. Kate writes from her home in Virginia and loves spending time with her two children when she's not busy writing.

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Violet's Mail Order Husband (Montana Brides #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good story but I don't like it when there is no conclusion to the story. You have to get the next book in the series to see what happens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sisters in this tale, Violet, Iria and Rose, seem to have agreed to wed mail order men. However, none of them seems to know much about these men despite the availability of photography which was usually employed to avoid surprises. None of these women have shared with the othets any details which seemed very odd. On one page Rose was afraid of the guardian and on the next was manipulative of him; on yet another page Violet thought it would be just like Rose to spy for him. While the custom was to take time to make better acquaintance of the prospective spouse these women are rushing to marry in a few days. This seems poorly thought out, poorly written and poorly edited. I chose to skim, but not finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disappointing! Good story line, good read, but barely picked it up and it was over. And now I have to but 2 more short short books. Should have been one book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading next book cant wait
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it and I couldn't stop reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book by this author. I liked it. It was short, but it was free so I can't complain. I'm going to get the second book now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am absolutely in love with these books
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
The first book in a series. I downloaded it free with another mail order bride book. This one was not complete by the end...mystery over a murder to be resolved. This was also a bit different in that the women ordered cowboy grooms rather than going as brides.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to compliment the author on a clean story. I believe it is meant to be more of a mystery than a love story. But there were problems with odd word choices and inconsistencies that were difficult to get past. When the sisters first meet Mick, he is described as blonde, but in the teaser to the second installment, he is described as black haired. In the dialogue, the characters would use a turn of phrase or euphemism that was out of place for an historical western. I kept thinking this is more like reading a high school essay than published fiction. The writing was good at points and a good storyline, but the unusal word choices (like using a thesaurus instead of creatively writing) and the continuity problems are really tough to overcome. Honestly, it is barely average, but that is not to discourage the author. There needs to be more careful attention to accuracy in the details and believability in the conversations, even if it is fiction. It should be published as 1 book instead of 3. I would like to find out what happens, but having to buy the next books for more than .99 is asking a lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoyed the book very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read from beginning to end... would recommend it to all my friends...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good read. And I liked that it wasn't filled with sex it was a decent book that showed morals especially for that time setting. That was more believeable, but too short and not knowing the out come is frustrating. Knowing I have to buy the next book to see what happened. If this book had been finished than I wouldn't mind buying the next. But because it continues in the next book it tells me that the writer wants to pull me in with the free book and make me pay to know the ending. If I like a book I will continue reading that writers books. But when I am forced to buy a book to find out the ending than I refuse to buy it because I should want to buy simply because I like the way the writer, writes. Not because I'm being tricked into buying another book to know the ending, Thats really a Sad way to get peoples business!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who killed their Gardian.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good short story but ended with everything up in the air. The name Jack was used in error for Jake about half way thru.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great first book in the(Montana mail order husband series.) It was a delightful,suspenseful, story I truely enjoyed.L.M.A.