Published June 29th, 2014
Print Length: 228 pages
Genre: Holiday Fiction, Christmas Westerns, Frontier & Pioneer Western Fiction, Historical Romance
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Summer James was an orphan in New Orleans and as she turned 18 years of age, she had to find a job or a husband because if not, there was a real possibility that she could be taken as a slave. Mrs. Ridgley runs a mail-order bride office in town and got Summer a candidate from Washington Territory that already send what was needed for her to travel all the way over there.
Clayton Riley had no idea that his brother Spencer and his mother contacted a mail-order bride office. He didn’t know that they actually already had her coming to Nowhere, to marry him. Of course, when he found out, he punched Spencer and wanted to kill him but the stage pulled into town right when he was about to.
Honestly, I have read this book before but this was my first time listening to the audiobook version and it was as funny as if I was reading it for the very first time.
The narrator was Michael Rahhal and I have to say that I utterly enjoyed the job he did with The Christmas Mail Order Bride. His tone was on point all the time and I loved the inflections that made me feel like someone actually from 1870 was telling me the story of Summer and Clayton.
What I Like:
- The shenanigans between Clayton and Spencer were too funny. The payback was awesome. I saw it coming but it was still awesome.
- How Clayton received Summer into Nowhere. I can’t tell you more about it because spoilers but trust me, it was something to read again. I laughed when I heard what happened, I couldn’t help it.
- The way Clayton and Summer came together as a couple was sweet. There were some misunderstandings but I think that was to be expected, especially with the circumstances of how they got together.
What I Didn’t Like:
- What Summer did in the climax of the story. I understood why she did it and why it happened the way it happened but that doesn’t make me like it.
- Charlotte Davis. The poor girl is not at fault for having a mother like hers but she could and should know better. That being said, I hope she gets a HEA at some point.
I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys humor in their historical romance, a sexy romantic story and mail-order brides. Also, meddling family members but that’s a given in this series.
About the Author
A consistent Top 100 lists bestseller, Kit Morgan, aka Geralyn Beauchamp, has been writing for fun all of her life. When writing as Geralyn Beauchamp, her books are epic, adventurous, romantic fantasy at its best. When writing as Kit Morgan they are whimsical, fun, inspirational sweet stories that depict a strong sense of family and community. ‘His Prairie Princess’ is the first of the Prairie Brides books and the first in the series of a long line of stories about Clear Creek, Oregon. One of the wackiest little towns in the old west! Get to know the townsfolk in Clear Creek and come sit a spell!
If you like Kit Morgan’s books then you might also like the Time Master Book series written under Geralyn Beauchamp and can be found on her website.