Jessie lived with her family on their homestead and had helped the family build a successful farm raising crops and animals. Her greatest joy and passion was for training her young mare and galloping across the plains. To her shock and dismay her family agrees to an arranged marriage with a wealthy family who traveled from back east to do business in their town.
Neither Jessie, nor her intended husband, want this union but as she considers the situation they are both in, she realizes that their circumstances could be worse. James is being forced to marry or be disowned from the family business and all the wealth that comes from his name. He also knows that if he intends to be happy as a married man he has to win her over and does his best to make her more comfortable with her new path in life.
They go through with the lavish celebration that is more for their families than for the couple and soon they are bound in matrimony to try and make a life together while leading the family business in the remote prairie town.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thought for such a short story the author fit a lot in with little or no filler, you know what is going on and do not feel lost or that something was incomplete. I do wish it had been a little longer but it was well written. Other reviews said this isn’t a mail order bride story, sure it is just the parents were writing back and forward not the bride and groom. James want to get out from under his parents thumb, they are willing to open a new branch to their business but only if he is married. James doesn’t really want to get married but is willing to do just about anything to have a life of his own. I really liked this character he is kind and caring. He really goes out of his way to please Jessie. Jessie is so floored when she finds out she is getting married. She doesn’t want to but agrees to it. She does her best to make the most of it. She was a very enjoyable character that I really liked Ms. Kelly does a wonderful job of narration really bring out the feelings of each character. Her character voices are very pleasant. She gives a lot of emotion to them making you feel the confusion, sorrow, pain and love each character is feeling. There were no background noises, if any breaks were taken I could not tell. I heard no repeats of words. The volume stayed the same throughout the audio. It was very easy to tell who was talking and what they were feeling. She put a lot of passion into the wedding night as well as the blooming romance. I thought her performance was really good. I am looking forward to listening to more of her work. The author gives you a very passionate night of love as well as a wonderful story. She packs a lot into a little. I never felt like anything was missing but I would have liked it to have been longer. I enjoyed watching them get to know each other and work through their issues. There isn’t a lot one can tell about the story and not give it away so I will just say I enjoyed it and look forward to checking out more of this authors work.