Hildie McQueen is always running into a story, whether at the grocery store or at a baseball game, people seem comfortable sharing some very interesting things about themselves. Those stories end up intertwined with her imagination in her writing. Hildie pens contemporary, historical and paranormal romance. Happily married to a wonderful super hero, she resides in the sunny south U.S.
Where the Four Winds Collideby Hildie McQueen
Jackson Pruitt didn't expect a secretive mail order bride to show up the same week cattle rustlers absconded with a
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Adeline Buckley escapes her abusive father only to find herself in a brothel, on a stagecoach to the untamed west and married to a stranger, all in that order. Plotting another escape becomes harder, the more she gets to know her new husband.
Jackson Pruitt didn't expect a secretive mail order bride to show up the same week cattle rustlers absconded with a large part of his herd. The bigger surprise was the loveliness of the woman. Why would a beauty like her need to travel so far to marry?
Jackson and Adeline learn that secrets and marriage do not go hand-in-hand when both of their pasts comes knocking and they come to grips with the reality, that sometimes trust comes only after you lose it all.
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This is a great book and I highly recommend it to everyone. Adeline Buckley escapes her abusive father and fiancé only to find herself in the untamed west of Texas and married to Jackson Pruitt. Jackson thinks she is his mail order bride. Adeline and Jackson have great chemistry but keep some big secrets from each other that might just tear them apart. This was my first book by Hildie McQueen and it won't be my last.
Reviewed by Guest Reviewer/Kimberly & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog “Where the Four Winds Collide by Hildie McQueen, has every element I love in a historical romance…” ~Under the Covers Where the Four Winds Collide by Hildie McQueen is one of the many reasons that I listen to recommendations by my reader and author friends. I inevitably find some obscure or lesser known author that deserve to be seen and heard. Virginia, 1865: Adeline Buckley has run away from an abusive father and a fiancee who promises to be her worst nightmare. After being beaten by her father, she escapes to the local whorehouse where she is taken in and cared for by those who live and work there. Adeline in return helps out as much as she can by cleaning until it becomes too dangerous for her to be there for fear of discovery. Four Winds, West Texas: Hardworking rancher, Jackson Pruitt is a lonely man who has seen his partner and friend, Lucas flourish with his wife Peggy Ann. His tinge of jealousy has Jackson knowing he needs a wife. In the meantime, his brother Heath, the local sheriff, had written letters requesting a mail order bride, to little response. Adeline needs to get far away from Virginia, so the Madame, Mae, puts her on a coach heading to Texas where Adeline has hopes of becoming a teacher or taking care of children . After a few mishaps and a lot of nausea along the way, Adeline ends up on a coach full of would-be mail order brides, heading to Four Winds. When the coach arrives in the Texas town with Adeline still ill from the journey, she winds up married to Jackson Pruitt in the oddest of ceremonies and wakes up on a ranch not knowing how she got there and who brought her. Jackson had no idea he was coming home with a wife but he would make the best of it. He would allow Adeline to adjust a while before making their marriage a true one, but he had no delusions about love, even if he finds himself attracted to the pretty green eyed, redhead . When Adeline awakens to find she is Jackson’s wife, she is confused and torn between whether she should leave or make a go of the cards she’s been dealt. Jackson is determined to have a marriage and build up his home, but Adeline has secrets and she is hesitant to reveal them. These secrets will be her downfall when her not so distant past eventually catches up to her and rips away any trust that Jackson afforded her. Well how do I put this? I LOVED his story. Where the Four Winds Collide by Hildie McQueen, has every element I love in a historical romance, uncertainty, the adventure the mystery. The romance slowly builds here which is exactly how it should. These virtual strangers come together in the oddest of circumstances to make a go of a life together. Jackson from minute one is an honorable man, a bit gruff but lovable all the same. Once Adeline sets her mind to a task, she is no shrinking violet, which makes her a character I totally adore. There are tears and joy and danger all wound into one awesome story. I hope you give this book a try, because you will be glad you did. Now if only Ms. McQueen would hurry on up with her next book, WESTBOUND AWAKENING, because I am not so sure I can wait until October for Captain John McClain and Mae. *Review copy provided by author
This a book that will have you laughing and shedding a tear or two. The plot and twist and turns keeps your attention, you want to find out what happens next. The characters come to life, you really get to know them, and yes there are some bad cowboys find out what happens to them!!! A must read for all, even young romance readers, for there is entertainment and yes a lesson or two to make this a very memorable and favorite book on my reading list!!! Strongly recommend, buy now!!!
In my opinion, this is the best work that Hildie McQueen has put out to date. My favorite before this one was the second Protector book "Desperate Surrender." The Protector series is a good read even if you aren't into Paranormal stories. I got this book as a bedtime read and it was really hard to leave it that way. I would spend the day thinking about the characters and just got really into the book. It is believable, it is funny and it has sad parts too. Not overly western, the author does a great job at not getting too technical. Overall, worth every penny I spent. Actually, I think I made out like a bandit the story was so good!
Good Tale nicely told
I'm not usually a fan of romances. They often feel so contrived! And I won't say that this one isn't, but the author does an excellent job with the historical background to explain why that is perfectly acceptable. Plus, I'll be honest, I've always been a sucker for a Western ;)