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- Publication Date: July 25, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0738X7LVK
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Home to Roost (Bower, Colorado) Kindle Edition
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In this story, the town’s attorney, Appleton Winslet, sends off for his own bride with high requirements wanting a lady of looks, refinement, and to have manners and social skills. When he meets his intended, Brigid Bellham, he is insulting, rude, and accuses her of deceit and tells her that he would not marry her.
The plot will have Brigid Bellham arriving in the town of Jubilee Springs by train and not to be met by her intended groom, but Mr. Howard of the boarding house. When Appleton Winslet does come to see her the next day, he is rude and insulting and withdraws his offer of marriage. Now Brigid is without a home, no way to return to her father’s home, and needing a job to support herself. When her last option of working keeping books at the mine is declined, she will take a walk in the forest to try and clear her head and make plans, become lost, get caught in a heavy rainstorm, and literally fall at the feet of Livingstone Quinn.
Livingstone is a recluse, living far from town with his animals. He delivers his eggs before dawn and returns to his quite self-made world. He is exceptionally large, and most people are frightened by his size When he rescues Brigid, she is a tall woman, and doesn’t act afraid of him. Always the gentlemen, he will give her the use of the house and take the barn. Caught by a swollen river, with nothing but work and time, they will get to know each other, and before long, Brigid will be making friends with his animals and learning how to do chores like gathering eggs.
What happens when the river recedes, and he can safely return her back to town? A public confrontation will attempt to sully her reputation and now how will she ever be able to remain in Jubilee Springs? The story is a sweet, clean historical mail order bride book that offers a glimpse of attitudes about a woman working a job in a man’s world, and even wearing men’s clothing. With the help of farm yard animals can two people who come from different lifestyles find their happily ever after?
town unwilling to hire a woman, a hermit
mountain man amid the town people of
Jubilee Spring make this a fantastic story.
Brigid Belham arrives in Jubilee Springs
as a mail order mail. The prospective
groom is an attorney but when introduced,
he rejects her due to her height.
With nowhere to go, Brigid tries to get a
clerk job in town. She has experience from
helping her father with his accounts.
But alas no one will hire a woman.
Taking a hike into the woods, she gets
lost. She gets caught in a high rainstorm.
Livingstone Quinn, a mountain loving man
lives alone in the forest. He keeps to himself.
He goes into town to deliver eggs but does
so before the town is awake to avoid people
He discovers Brigid in the swollen stream
area. She is wet, muddy and discombobulated.
He takes her into his home to get her dry and to
keep her safe. She needs to stay there until
the stream drops to a safe level to cross.
An undeniable chemistry develops between
Brigid and Quinn complicating the situation.
Life, love and happiness are on the line.
What will happen between the two after
Brigid returns to town??
This is a well written, well described historical
fictional western story. You will feel as you are
right in the town, feel Brigid's rejection by the
attorney, her let down at not being able to
secure a position. You will hear the rushing
water of the stream, feel the rain soaking
Brigid' clothing, feel the mud caking on her.
You will meet Down (the intimidating rooster)
with his flock of hens and Dandy, the goat.
The reader becomes part of the story.
This is a quick, enjoyable read that everyone
Livingstone Quinn lives the life of a hermit on his homestead outside of Bowers, delivering his eggs at dawn’s early night. When a wet, muddy and very lost Brigid lands at his feet, Quinn gives her food, shelter and dry clothes. Little did he know he would also give her his heart!
Although a story set in the “simpler” times, it deals with some very complex issues. I loved how Brigid and Quinn slowly fell for one another. It was done with such a softness, like rays of sunshine breaking through the clouds -I really felt the warmth of it! Ms. Torres’ writing is always so perfect, both in style and tone. And I loved the added touch of “Down” and the girls - the best secondary characters for our lovebirds. I cannot wait for the next story in the Bowers, Colorado series.