His Dakota Bride (Book 5 - Dakota Hearts)

His Dakota Bride (Book 5 - Dakota Hearts)

by Lisa Mondello

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His Dakota Bride (Book 5 - Dakota Hearts) by Lisa Mondello

The story of the South Dakota McKinnon clan continues in HIS DAKOTA BRIDE, book 5 of DAKOTA HEARTS by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa Mondello

Her heart had always belonged to Wade McKinnon...

When single mother, Skylar Barnett, came to South Dakota, she thought her life was just beginning. Newly pregnant, she waited for the love of her life, Wade McKinnon, to join her so they could start their life near his family. But her joy quickly shattered after learning Wade was presumed killed during a tsunami that hit the small Asian island they'd both worked on in the Peace Corp. She'd spent the last four years making peace with her decision to marry a man she didn't love so her baby would have a father. But marrying the wrong man when her heart belonged to Wade was the biggest mistake of her life.

Secrets and circumstance kept them apart...

No one in Wade McKinnon's life knew that his work with the Peace Corp. was just a cover for his real job in a secret military agency. Not even Skylar, the woman he'd fallen hard for the moment he'd laid eyes on her. But when his mission in Asia suddenly became too dangerous and all agents in the field were ordered to disappear, using the tragic events of the tsunami on the island where they'd met seemed like the only way to keep Skylar and their unborn baby safe until the situation cooled down. As much as it killed him, Wade stepped aside when he learned Skylar had moved on with another man. But now that she's free, he's determined to do everything he can to win back her love and claim the life they'd dreamed of sharing.

The Dakota Hearts series includes:

DAKOTA WEDDING book 6 (later in 2014)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149279364
Publisher: Lisa Mondello
Publication date: 03/17/2014
Series: Dakota Hearts , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 60,882
File size: 722 KB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Lisa Mondello, has held many jobs in her life but being a published authors is the last job she'll ever have. She's not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she'd still be penning stories with paper and pen. Her first book, All I Want for Christmas is You won Best First Book in the Golden Quill. Her books have finaled in the HOLT Medallion, and the Colorado Award of Excellence contests. In 2011 she re-released her award winning book All I Want for Christmas is You along with a re-issue of her romantic comedy, The Marriage Contract, with a new contemporary romance called The Knight and Maggie's Baby. In 2012 she reissued the first 3 books of her popular Western Romance Series TEXAS HEARTS including Her Heart for the Asking, His Heart for the Trusting and The More I See. Writing as LA Mondello, her romantic suspense, MATERIAL WITNESS, book 1 of her Heroes of Providence series made the USA TODAY Bestsellers List. You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at lisamondello.blogspot.com.

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His Dakota Bride (Book 5 - Dakota Hearts) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
DebSanders More than 1 year ago
Lisa Mondello has written another “pull at your heartstrings” romance with HIS DAKOTA BRIDE, Book 5 of the Dakota Hearts series. The shorter length contains all the emotional impact of a full length novel in a fast paced plot of lost love and redemption. I think this might be my favorite book in the Dakota Heart series . . . but I’ve said that after reading each title. Sigh. Wade McKinnon returns to his hometown of Rudolph, South Dakota to renew the love he once shared with Skylar Barnett. The only problem is Skylar thought he died in a Tsunami five years ago. Since she was pregnant with Wade’s son, she moved to Rudolph to be around his family but kept the child’s father a secret. She eventually meets and marries a good fellow by the name of Jay, who tries to make the marriage work until he realizes Skylar will never love him. Wade has been in hiding since his secret work for the government placed his family in jeopardy all those years ago, but as soon as he learns of Skylar’s newly single status, he decides to “resurrect” himself. Skylar is not the only one hurt by his deliberate disappearance. The tight McKinnon family is wounded, as well, and everyone is having a hard time separating the joy of his return from the anger over his lies. Wade obviously has a lot of fences to mend. I see-sawed between the characters motives, undecided about who was right and who was wrong. I understood Skylar’s pain and wanting to distance herself from Wade but I also validated Wade’s decision to remain in hiding. In the end, I just wanted them to kiss and make up and boy howdy, did they ever! It was a sweet journey to get there because those two characters are chock full of raw angst. The layers are so perfectly written that I found myself experiencing the same internal tug of war as Skylar and Wade. Ms. Mondello weaves a brief synopsis of the coupling history from the first four books, and includes key characters in the story line. It’s because of her subtle effort that I would not have been confused if HIS DAKOTA BRIDE had been the first title I read from the series. HIS DAKOTA BRIDE is short, sweet and full of romance – and demonstrates why Lisa Mondello a NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Best Selling Author.
Anonymous 4 months ago
60 pages..... really? We wait thru 4 short books for 60 pages? Anti-climatic. I feel cheated out of a really good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read in 30 minutes and typical story. Ho hum.
Akaedia More than 1 year ago
Heart gripping story lines in each book. Wonderful characters. Recommend reading in order for best clarity. Looking forward to Ian's story Dakota Wedding.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book Five in the series is the story of Skylar and Wade who met in the Peace Corp.. A Tsunami destroys the village where they were shortly after Skylar returned to the states and Wade was lost and presumed dead.. Another complete story in only 67 pages but I loved it and I think you will too... Loved Wade, loved Skylar and book SIX, cousin Ian's story will be out later in 2014...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, enjoyef each of the stories
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
His Dakota Bride by Lisa Mondello Dakota Hearts Book 5 Wade McKinnon was finding life was harder coming back from the dead than he had figured on. Life had gone on without him the past five years of his absence. But he was a McKinnon male and quitting was not in their genes. Skylar Barnett had tried to make a new life. When Wade told her to leave Samoa and he'd meet her in Rudolph, South Dakota...she did as asked. Only to get news of his death. A child, marriage and divorce later and look who shows up, the man himself. Another story that I was glad the tissues were nearby. Guilt, anger and fear stand between what once a pure love. Can love overcome all these things so these two people can truly be alive again? As always the reader gets to revisit with some of the other McKinnons that we met in the previous four books. Great series. **Sexual content