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Mail Order Bride: Katie (Orphan Brides Go West Book 3) Kindle Edition
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It's a bit different than the average mail order bride book in that Katie starts out the book married and pregnant. She is widowed that same day. Still, she thinks she might be able to make it work until she loses her maid job unexpectedly. Luckily, she has a friend who looks out for her.
At this time in history, women did not have the options they do today, So at some point, Katie decides that her best option is to go west to marry her friend's cousin in California. But she refuses to be honest with her future husband which leads to each of them suspecting the other.
Lots of stuff bugged me. Paragraphs that go on and on and on and are longer than a kindle page. I can't catch my breath! Apostrophes were misused regularly. If Sommers is the family name, then Sommerses is the plural not Sommer's and not Sommers. Where was the editor? Proofreader? Missing commas could've been found if someone had taken a look and would have saved the author embarrassment.
I don't like stories written such that I can't feel what the heroine feels, see what she sees, understand why she does what she does. This book was like watching a B-Movie. The heroine somehow notes she "leaves a trail of dainty dark footprints in her wake." Ummm....no. Just like British English in an historical novel in America. Should be American spelling. So travelling (British spelling) should be traveling.
I didn't like how much stuff the writer told me in the character's thoughts that went on and on and on. Stuff no man would think. Like how successful he is to have a business downtown, and being considered for mayor, and he's so well-respected because he's a deacon. Dramatization would have been much more compelling. The dialog was lackluster, the motivation often missing, and ultimately, the author's methods of storytelling aren't for me. Did not finish.
Through Chapter 4:
Sensuality Level: ---
Katie kept the baby a secret thinking Kistroff would not want her and a baby but she needs a home. After a long train ride from Boston to Sacramento, California she arrived but had a hard time telling him about the baby. This is a clean, interesting and entertaining story. I enjoyed this western mail order bride novella. Enjoy.
Ms Holt weaves a very good story with believable characters.
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Learning how women had to do survive alone in the 1800's.