Tuesday, November 14, 2017

"Her Western Heart: Seeing Ranch Series" by Florence Linnington

I received an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book.


This was the story of a young woman living in New York who was unhappy with her life and the parade of young men she was being introduced to by her parents in an attempt to find her a husband. After locking one such suitor out on the balcony during one of the multitude of parties at her home, her father decrees that he has chosen the only man left whom she has not offended to become her husband, whether she wishes to marry him or not.

Unfortunately for Gemma, this man is considerably older than she is, quite a bit shorter than she, and clearly knows that she does not have any say in the matter. Regardless of what she wishes, Gemma will be wed to him in only a couple of months.

Seeking any way that she can possibly find out of her predicament, Gemma places an ad seeking a husband as a mail order bride. To her great relief, her ad is answered by Mitchell, the owner of the Winding Path Ranch in Wyoming Territory. After packing a bag, Gemma sneaks out of the house in the middle of the night to board a train headed out West, where she feels that a future as a rancher’s wife will be far better than the one with the husband her parents had arranged for her.

I truly enjoyed reading this book. The author clearly cared enough to do an amazing job when it came to editing and proofreading her work. The story held my interest the entire way through and the plot didn’t seem to slow down once Gemma met the man she ran away to marry and had to learn how to perform all the chores a rancher’s wife would need to know how to do, but that a rich, New York society girl would never have had any reason to learn.

If the previous book in this series and the upcoming sequel are as well written as this book was, I would recommend reading the entire series. This was the second book in the series, and I intend to buy and read the first one and hopefully the next one (once it has been released) as well.

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