Married in Montana

Married in Montana

by Jane Porter

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Beautiful, spirited, Texas born Ellie Burnett needs a husband. Fast. Her father, rancher Archibald Burnett, is dying, and she's determined to marry to protect the ranch and preserve her father's legacy in Montana's rugged Paradise Valley. The trouble is, she wants to wear the boots in the family and the man she has in mind, Irishman Thomas Sheenan would never stand for that.

Independent and taciturn Thomas Sheenan isn't looking for a wife, having spent far too much of his life taking care of others. He's come to Montana to carve out his own identity, and be his own man. The last thing he needs is a headstrong bride, but when Ellie approaches him with the offer of a lifetime, he can't refuse.

Thomas didn't anticipate falling for his new bride. He moved to Montana to stake his claim...he never planned on losing his heart.

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BN ID: 2940157448257
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 06/29/2017
Series: Paradise Valley Ranch , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 281,807
File size: 487 KB

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Married in Montana 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read , looking forward to more of the Sheehan family .
ElisabethWA More than 1 year ago
Married in Montana by Jane Porter is such a captivating historical romance. It's well described and structured and takes you on a journey of the heart. How two people fall in love. It's book two in a series but works as a stand alone type of book.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
This was a brilliant, historical romance featuring the ancestors of Marietta’s Sheenan family. It tells the story of Thomas Sheenan, an Irish man who has nursed and lost all his family back in Ireland before emigrating to the US. He has no plans to marry but is determined to make his way in the world and be successful. When Ellie Burnett asks him to marry her to help her save the family ranch she grew up on and loves, before her very ill father dies. He is initially very reticent because, even though he finds her attractive, he knows she wants to be in charge and he’s man enough to not agree to that. With a headstrong, determined heiress and a stubborn, hardworking and equally determined Irish man, along with mutual attraction, you just know this will be a stormy romance! I found it a great read. I really didn’t like Ellie to start with - she’s so sure her way is the right way and everyone else should do as she wishes. Thomas is also stubborn and he doesn’t want everything handing to him, he expects to work hard to earn his way in the world and to enable him to earn the respect of others. Such stubborn folk mean the story is going to involve plenty of drama and I wasn’t disappointed. The author’s fluent writing style takes the reader back to the 1800s with her characters and into this very different era. The angst and turmoil following the death of Ellie’s father and how Thomas reacts is brilliantly portrayed, making it easy to relate to Thomas in his endeavours. It is a very enjoyable story which I have no hesitation in highly recommending to anyone who enjoys their romances set in a different era - especially anyone who has, like me, enjoyed other stories set in Marietta, Montana! I requested and was given a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.
kimberlyindy More than 1 year ago
Emotional and heartfelt are just a few words I would use to describe this book. I loved it. It is book 2, but it is completely a stand alone. I have not been a historical fan for many years, but this book has peaked my interest again and would definitely re-read it. This is Ellie and Thomas's story. I felt transported back to the 1800's. The characters tugged at my heart and I became emotional invested in their lives and wanted so much for them to get their happily ever after. I was not ready for the book to end and could have easily read more. If you have loved the contemporary series of The Sheenans by Jane Porter, you will enjoy this bit of history behind the relatives of the Sheenan's.
Kristyl21 More than 1 year ago
Irishman Thomas Sheenan came to america looking for a new life on his own after tragedy struck his family. Marriage was the last thing he wanted. Ellie needs a husband to be able to stay at the her family ranch once her father passes and sees Thomas as a strong capable man to help her run her. She just didn't expect him to be so strong willed. Can the two make a marriage in name only work or will someone loose there heart in the process? I loved Thomas and Ellie's story. In the beginning Thomas seemed like a hardened man but When Ellie needed him he really showed a soft side which drew me into the story. The heartache Ellie went through after loosing her father was very relateable.
paulalala09 More than 1 year ago
This historical novel is a captivating story about a woman who could lose it all when her father dies and a man who wants no more love in his life. It is a story of the struggle to survive with heartache and sadness that overwhelms and takes everything with it. Ellie Burnett is facing the impending death of her father, a man who has raised her single handedly. She is headstrong and determined to keep her father’s large Montana ranch after he passes. In order to do this she needs to marry and marry fast. Unfortunately, there are no viable suitors in Marietta except one: Thomas Sheenan. All Ellie knows about him is that he would be strong and capable of working with her on the land. Thomas left his home in Ireland to get away from the loss of his family to illness. He has hardened his heart to emotions and love. When Ellie approaches him for marriage the deal is this would be a working relationship not based on love but on a mutual benefit-the ranch. But when Ellie’s father dies and she sinks into a deep mourning, it is Thomas who must find a way to bring her back to life even if they find love along the way.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Married in Montana by Jane Porter A Paradise Valley Ranch Romance #2 Ellie Barnett’s father is dying and there is impetus for her to marry before he is gone. She is in her early 20’s, spoiled, headstrong and a daddy’s girl. She wants to run the ranch and is looking for a yes-ma’am husband. The man her father indicates is big, strong, handsome, Irish, not interested in marriage or feelings AND everything that Ellie has said she doesn’t want in a husband. An inconvenient marriage of convenience is begun but then Ellie goes into a funk for several months starting the day after her father dies. Thomas, having suffered much family loss, is sympathetic…for longer than I would have been before he makes moves to get Ellie back into the land of the living. Ellie made me think of a light that burned bright, was switched off, sputtered a bit when it was flicked on due to incompletely being screwed in place then managed to be properly seated and burst back on again. I had moments half way through the book that I thought about giving up on Ellie because she was wimping out and had wanted a husband to run the ranch then didn’t BUT in the end the story came right. I kind of wondered how Thomas managed to be as tolerant as he was for those months Ellie’s light was off but…again…all’s well that ends well. Thank you to NetGalley and Tule Publishing for the ARC – This is my honest review. 2-3 Stars
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Jane Porter has authored another engaging read with Married In Montana, the second book from her Paradise Valley Ranch series. This is a historical romance, a genre that I typically do not select. However, anything written by Ms. Porter is an automatic request for me. This book kept my attention with its engrossing plot, interesting characters and emotional circumstances. Although the pace was a little slow, I read it from cover to cover in less than a day. The book cover is lovely. Ellie Burnett grew up on a ranch with a loving father that showered her with confidence, independence and determination. Sadly, her father is dying, and she needs a husband in order to hold onto the land that has been in her family for generations. Desperate, she proposes a marriage of convenience to Irishman Thomas Sheenan, a very attractive and self-assured newcomer to the town of Marietta. Since losing his entire family to illness before emigrating to the United States, Thomas has no desire to form any emotional attachments or to take care of anyone. Marriage is not even on his radar, however, he likes Ellie's spunky attitude and her beauty. So he agrees to marry her and is very hopeful that she will one day be a dutiful wife. Ellie and Thomas are two peas in a pod and overtime they fall in love. The eventual chemistry between Ellie and Thomas is very seductive. Thomas is a true alpha both in and out of the bedroom, and Ellie turns into mush with each and every caress, kiss and embrace. She slowly lets down her guard and allows Thomas to take care of her and love her. Overall, this is a well-written historical romance that can be enjoyed as a standalone. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Ellie Burnett is a strong willed woman who has been spoiled by her father. She's struggling to come to terms with his terminal illness. To protect the ranch she loves, she will marry. She chooses a rugged Irishman who is not awed by her wealth or beauty. Thomas Sheenan is just as stubborn and determined as Ellie. Their contentious relationship makes for a compelling and emotional journey. They have both experience losses which make them afraid to open their hearts. Watching them become husband and wife is satisfying. Jane Porter captured me with her extraordinary characters. I cared for them. Their interaction is filled with passion and stubbornness as they battle to make a marriage. I enjoyed seeing how the Sheenan dynasty began. This setting is one of my favorites. I love Marietta and Paradise Valley. Jane Porter has the talent to make her characters come to life. Their trials are real. It's easy to be drawn into their story. The Paradise Valley Ranch series Is a keeper. I was fascinated by this story.
jboehmke More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful historical romance. I love going back in time to a different era. Ellie is desperate for a husband because her father is dying and she will be left vulnerable if he passes before she is married. Thomas Sheenan doesn't ever want to get married, but he respects Ellie's father, and is attracted to Ellie, so when she proposes a business deal type marriage, he accepts. I loved the emotions in this story. Ellie goes through quite the rollercoaster from marriage to her father's death, to the aftermath of that while adjusting to married life. Thomas is a good man and has experienced enough loss in his life that he is very protective of Ellie, but she is very strong willed and stubborn so they certainly have some interesting spats. I loved the characters and storyline. It was a nice escape from reality.
momof3boysj More than 1 year ago
A marriage of convenience: she needs to protect her wealth and independence, her father trusts him to run the ranch and care for his daughter. Love was never part of the agreement. After a period of grief, Thomas forces his wife back to the tasks of living; she fights him every step of the way. The tension is thick; slowly but surely they find a burning passion, but is it enough? One must give in and confess feelings to help the marriage along or risk losing all. Which one is willing to risk a heart to fight for forever? A wonderful, impassioned read I recommend!
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
I loved, loved, loved Jane Porter’s historical story, Married in Montana, the second book in the Paradise Valley Ranch series which will give those readers who love the Marietta, Montana stories a glimpse at the town’s founding families. This is Ellie Burnett and Thomas Sheenan’s story, the patriarchs of those Sheenan brothers Jane Porter writes so well about. This story has its sad parts, grieving the death of family members that affects both Ellie and Thomas, but then the happy, loving parts gave this reader hope for these two. I especially enjoyed learning the origin of the Sheenan name as my family name was another of those altered one when my relatives arrived at Ellis Island. I really enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down, reading it in one day. Ms. Porter is a wonderful story teller, always drawing me into her books, and making me forget the world around me. I highly recommend this book to other readers and I really look forward to the next book in this series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
What an emotional read! I laughed, I cried. I really enjoyed Thomas and Ellie. She was a bit spoiled, but I can understand her reaction to her father's death. Thomas, despite his protests to the contrary, was the perfect person for Ellie. Their relationship had instant sparks, despite both seeming to instantly dislike each other After reading so many books about Marietta in the present, this is the second set in its beginnings, and it was so interesting to see more of Marietta and it's surrounding areas in the early days. Jane Porter delivers another book that I just couldn't put down. **I received an advanced copy via NetGalley from the publisher. My review is voluntary.
DJTP More than 1 year ago
Married in Montana by Jane Porter a great addition to the series. Jane Porter's books never disappoint. Great characters, storylines and dialogue. Looking forward to reading more in this series.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
A marriage of convenience that leads to so much more, even though Elle and Thomas don't want to admit at first. Elle is in need of a husband, fast, her father is dying and needs someone to help manage the ranch. Thomas has arrived for Ireland years back to make it rich, this will be perfect for him. Elle and Thomas are both bullheaded, that it is comical at times. Neither want to admit that they have fallen in love with each other. Loved, loved this book!! Great characters that I fell in love with. Elle is so strong willed, use to getting her way, " daddy's little girl". Thomas, lost so much in his life, he is not about ready to give up on this ranch. My favorite part was the combing of Elle's hair, brought tears to my eyes. Jane Porter knows how to transport you into a different time period with her storytelling. I highly recommend this book.
girlfromwvaKY More than 1 year ago
This is book 2 in the Paradise Valley Ranch series. It is the story of Ellie and Thomas. Ellie was born in Texas. She is lovely, determined and in need of a husband. She is committed to marrying in order to protect her father's legacy. Her father is dying and she knows she needs to keep the family ranch in Paradise Valley. She is headstrong and takes charge of things concerning her family. Thomas was born an Irishman. He is very independent and introverted, and certainly not looking for a wife. He has taken care of others for most of his life and he certainly doesn't need a strong-minded bride. He has come to Montana to develop into the man he wants to be. Ellie knows that Thomas would be a hard worker and would help her keep her family's ranch. She offers Thomas the chance of a lifetime. He is not sure he can turn it down. Can Ellie convince Thomas to marry her, even if it isn't for love? Can she leave the ranch she has always known as home? I enjoyed reading their story, and i enjoyed the epilogue! I love how their marriage of convenience turned into a great love story. Jane Porter has another winner!
HollieR1 More than 1 year ago
Ellie is a sweet daddy's girl who is between a rock and a hard place, in need of a husband so that she can keep the family ranch. Her father is a powerful man, but he is dying. Irishman Thomas Sheenan is just the man who could fill that job if he can get past the grief of losing his family back in Ireland.This book was so sweet!! I cried and I laughed. I loved reading it! Great story!
Mengel2 More than 1 year ago
Wealthy Texas rancher Archibald Burnett would like nothing more than to see his daughter get married and move into the Bramble mansion in Marietta before he dies. But Ellie’s heart and roots run deep in the Paradise Valley ranch that she and her father have called home. There wasn’t a shortage of men who wouldn’t love to fill the position of groom and marry into such wealth, but it was Thomas Sheenan, the strong-willed Irishman, who Ellie felt best suited. They may not marry for love, but she knew that Thomas would be a hard worker and help preserve the family ranch that she held so dear. What Ellie wasn’t prepared for was the all-consuming grief that she’d feel after her father passed. And the last thing she wanted to do was get to know her new husband. After months of locking herself away from the world, Thomas was determined to get Ellie back to the land of the living. He knew that she was stubborn and not easily persuaded, but his determination was strong and he would stop at nothing to get his new bride out of her self-loathing. Neither was looking for love, but sometimes what you don’t think you want is exactly what you need. I enjoyed getting to know Ellie and Thomas. Though their relationship was full of ups and downs, they both overcame so much in order to find themselves and each other. A heart-warming story of family, loyalty, love and loss Married in Montana will take you on an emotional ride as windy as a country road, but leave you believing in the power of true love.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
A beautifully written marriage of convenience story. If you have read any of Montana Born Books' Marietta based books, you will recognize the name Sheenan. This is the story of the first Sheenan to move to Montana in 1890. Ellie Burnett's father was going to pass away soon and she needed a husband to help take care of their ranch. By marrying Thomas Sheenan, she could keep the ranch, in return Thomas would also get what he wants, wealth. Thomas didn't want a relationship. He didn't want to be married or have a family. When he left Ireland to start a new life, it didn't include settling down. Ellie found Thomas to be attractive, but very stubborn and controlling. But through their ups and downs, they found a way to fall in love. I really enjoyed learning more about Marietta in the early days and found Ellie and Thomas's story to be enjoyable. I liked how they were both stubborn and set in their ways, but when it came down to it, they were there for each other, especially when Thomas was trying to pull Ellie out of mourning for her father and back to enjoying life again.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Married in Montana by Jane Porter Like the time period of this book and the simple things that are treasured as they all done by machines today. Starts out with Johanna's shop and she's so busy sewing for the Easter holiday. Her best friend, Elle visits and she tells her of her ailing father's condition, he won't last much longer. Elle had met Thomas, the night of the engagement reception when Sinclair breaks the engagement to become engaged to another. Thomas was the fireman that watched it all happen. Thomas approaches her father and they have an agreement. Her father wants to see her married by the time his life is ended. He's raised her his whole life. She approaches Thomas and asks him if he will accept her proposal. She really just wants a male figure to do the work on the farm while she is the one managing it, along with protecting her inheritance, along with time to get to know one another, perhaps up to a year. That's not quite the way he hears her though... What I like about this is not only doing things by hand but all the things I learned along the way, detailed descriptions of the town architecture and other events that have occurred prior. They do get married, living in separate rooms in the house on the farm. Story also brings us up to date with Thomas and how and where he was raised. It's a wonder how things will work out as they are both bull headed, strong set in their own ways. He takes over the managing as she grieves. Love how he takes charge, love the things he does to wake her up.....her hair gets between them.... Steamy sex scenes. Great epilogue! Received this review copy from the author and this is my honest review.