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A Romance West (A Mail Order Romance Novel) (6) (Alice & David) (A Mail Order Romance series) [Kindle Edition]

Claire Charlins , Karolyn James
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Book Description

~~Welcome to the Mail Order Bride romance series! These are full length, stand alone novels that follow women as they make the tough decision to travel west to become wives and fall in love. These books don't have to be read in order, but please enjoy the entire series!~~ 

A Romance West

A Mail Order Romance Novel

When Alice Wynther's parents tragically died, Alice's Aunt Ida welcomed her into her home in Massachusettes. Now years later, Alice is forced to realize that she cannot stay there forever... Especially because the bank is taking Aunt Ida's home and land.

In the hopes of achieving her lifelong dream of becoming a wife and mother, Alice first tries to convince her handsome neighbor Jake that he should marry her. When he confesses that he is to be married to someone else, Alice turns to the help of the local publication. When she meets Mary, and reads Richard Harroner's letters, the winter seems to last forever, preventing her from traveling to Kansas as soon as possible.

Finally, the time comes and Alice and Aunt Ida must go their separate ways. As sad as it is, a sense of adventure exists in Alice's heart. However, the moment she steps off the train in Kansas, she meets Richard's neighbor, Helen, and learns that tragedy struck again. With no family or home back in Massachusetts, Alice must decide whether to stay in Kansas or to continue her journey elsewhere. The instant that she meets Helen's brother, David, she knows that he will have an impact on her healing from losing the man she had full heartedly agreed to marry and spend her life with.

Can Alice find the closure she needs to move on from the guilt in her heart or will she end up on a train bound for Massachusetts to begin her mail order bride journey again?

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Claire Charlins is the pen name for New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author, Karolyn James. Be sure to stay up to date with all of Karolyn's releases, including more books under the Claire Charlins name:


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  • Editorial Reviews


    Have you read the entire Mail Order Romance series?
    These are stand alone historical western romance novels... which means you can read in ANY ORDER you'd like!
    Here is the full list as of February 2015, in order of publication date:
    *West For Love
    *Finding Love West
    *A Marriage West
    *Hope Found West
    *True Love West
    *A Romance West
    *Faith Out West
    *Seeking Love West
    *Truth Found West

    *Love Reborn West

    From the Author


    Product Details

    • File Size: 1028 KB
    • Print Length: 143 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00HVODH8K
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,069 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars An o.k. read! March 22, 2014
    By guest.
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    First let me say that the grammar and spelling in this book were horrible and distracting! OMG, a 5th grader could write better than this! Where are the editors? This should have been a .99 special, instead of $2.99! I feel like I was ripped off paying so much for this "draft" copy. Shame on you Amazon for allowing these books in your library! Now to the story: I liked Alice and her relationship with her aunt and the love they shared. I also liked Jake and thought he should have stood up to his dad and not let him force a marriage on him. If he had feelings for Alice he should have declared himself and married her instead, particularly after his dad died. I also liked Helen and David and thought that Alice and David made a great couple. With death all around them I can understand the quick marriage and not to waste a day. I think that it was a sweet story, but too much of the book was spent in Massachusetts and not enough time in Kansas building up the love story for Alice and David. The letters back and forth from Richard were sweet, but should have been not been made the main storyline since he didn't make it. More time should have been spent building up David's story and growing love for Alice. Needs some work on this story Claire/Karolyn. While you are at it fix your other books in this series. They are all plagued with the same crappy grammar and spelling and editing snafus.
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    2.0 out of 5 stars I don't recommend this book. July 19, 2014
    By p quinn
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    I love Mail Order Brides books, but this one is disappointing.. No depth. Sounded like a teenager wrote it. Spelling and grammar were horrible. Also, the definition of "widower" is "a man that has lost his wife." Ms. Charlins listed the character of Helen as a widower. At first I thought it was a mistake in spelling since there had been so many. "You're a widower, aren't you?" "Helen had become a widower after her husband died." And on it went. Had the book been full length, I would have tossed it aside. Since it was a novella, I chose to finish it. I don't plan to purchase any more books by this author. I would rather spend my time reading "Shakespeare." He makes more sense.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars ( Mail Order) 7. A Romance West May 14, 2014
    By Roxanne
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    A tough time with bad weather & the loss of family & eventually friends leads Alice to travel to become a bride & then more loss that leads to a friend & then love.
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    2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Tragedy healed by love May 26, 2014
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    I've read all the novels in this series and have enjoyed all. The common thread character, Mary, shares her compassion and wisdom with young women as they come to a crossroads in their lives. Alice reaches that crossroads and sets a course that's met with tragedy. With the love and support of friends, she overcomes tragedy to find love. If you take a "red pencil" to the text, you'll find a lot of grammatical and typographical errors. These books seem to be written quickly and with little, if any proof reading, but if you can get past that, the stories are delightful reading.
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    1.0 out of 5 stars So predictable July 19, 2014
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    I need to keep a list of authors not to read. This one would be on it. Forgetting I read a couple others by the same author, it came back to me very quickly when this story started sounding very similar to another book in the series. Not a lot of variation in characters or setting. This book also had a lot of errors, the story was simplistic and basic, the characters lacking.

    The one bedroom scene was stiff and unemotional. Alice fell in love at the drop of a hat. I really couldn't find any redeeming qualities to this story. If you're looking for a good historical romance about mail order brides, this isn't it.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment July 25, 2014
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    I had high hopes for this book, but as the story progressed, I became disappointed in it. A lot of time was spent setting up the story of her trip to the West. Once she got there, it sort of fizzled. It's like the author was hitting a deadline and had to finish up the story quickly. I would have liked it better if she had spent as much time fleshing out the second half of the book as she did the second.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars read June 1, 2014
    By jlm
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    A romance west has been another interesting story of a mail order bride. There was a lot of different happenings in this story
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series March 24, 2014
    By tomkat
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    Have read all of the Mail Order Romance books...I thoroughly enjoyed this new one...cannot imagine living in those days and young women leaving all they have known to find love. Nice romantic read.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars I really do like the entire series
    I really do like the entire series, but the grammar errors are numerous. If this was proof read before publishing it was very poorly done.
    Published 2 months ago by VAtherton
    5.0 out of 5 stars Turning loss into love
    Losing loved ones, either by death or other loss os very hard. This book shows you that you can recover from loss to find true love and happiness.
    Published 8 months ago by Crystal Sin
    5.0 out of 5 stars From and by Barbara
    Again, another wonderful story by Claire Charlins, A Romance West, from the Mail Order Romance series! Read more
    Published 8 months ago by Leland Freeze
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Great author I love everything she writes this series of book was great.
    Published 9 months ago by ayelass
    3.0 out of 5 stars A Romance West
    I really enjoyed this book. However, there was so much letter writing, I started to wonder if there would be a marriage. Also, the story jumped around. Read more
    Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    I loved the story line and thought that the book was an exceptional read. I really enjoyed it
    Published 10 months ago by Beverly Ward
    2.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly BORING
    The heroine didn't even begin traveling until 58% of the way through the book. I gave it 2 stars because structurally, the writing was good. Read more
    Published 10 months ago by croatanchik
    5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
    Enjoyed reading this book. It was a bit simple, but overall an enjoyable read. I hope to read more from this author.
    Published 10 months ago by Loves To Read
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good story
    This was a sweet romance. it was clean until the end of the next to last chapter. At least it was sex between a married couple but the book would have been just as good without... Read more
    Published 10 months ago by Luigi
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
    I caution everyone--DO NOT READ THE italicized synopsis at the front of the book before Chapter 1. If you do, you might as well not read the book. Read more
    Published 10 months ago by Loree
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