I really laughed at these two and their tempters which get in the way and made this a highly entertaining listen. Nothing like a good fight to get the blood pumping this really was a very funny story at times. I loved this story it truly is a story with a lot going on really a story inside a story. You really feel Claire and Marcus pain why understanding each brother and why he feels the way he does. Marcus story is a very touching one from before he was born to his adulthood. This is a story about forgiveness and trust about things not always as they seem, getting over issues and finding a way to make life better.
There is so much more than the summary gives you it does not do justice to this book. It truly is a great story that will touch your heart giving you a wonderful feeling and making you smile throughout as it pulls on your heart. Feb 01, Debbie Oxier rated it really liked it Shelves: Marcus is the brother of Dean and Seth from the first two books. Claire is the sister of Tessa and Maddie, also from the first two books.
Marcus met Claire because of their family connection.
He finds her maddening with all of her book smarts as she's constantly arguing with him about something she's learned. Marcus himself is no dummy. He too spends his spare time reading and studying and has formed his own opinions on a variety of subjects. Too bad Claire can never see his side of things.
When Marcus is the brother of Dean and Seth from the first two books. When she graduates college and comes to visit her sisters, it's to land herself in the middle of an uproar. Marcus has just discovered he has a daughter by a recently deceased Lakota Indian maiden. When he tells the family, he is also forced to confess he is half Lakota. He found out by accident that their mother had been raped by a Lakota brave and he was the result.
Having known for years, he was too afraid to reveal his secret to his brothers. Now that he has no choice, he tells them only to have Dean disown him, not because he's part Indian, but because he didn't trust them enough to tell them the truth. Seth is more understanding, but it's Claire who comes to the rescue. She's always loved Marcus, now she proposes marriage. It will make him more accepted by others and she will get to live close to her sister's. Really enjoyed learning about the Lakota tribe, the characters were heartwarming, the love story sweet.
Jul 11, Lori rated it it was amazing Shelves: Really liked this book. Very Entertaining and enjoyable. This is the 3rd book in the series. Even though I have not read the 2 previous books it did not affect the enjoyment of this book. Some short stories can feel like they are missing pieces, that is not the case here.
Marcus and Claire were great characters.
Great chemistry between the characters. Chemistry without explicit sex scenes.
Marcus is hiding a secret from every Really liked this book. Marcus is hiding a secret from everyone. When his secret is revealed, how each person reacts is believable. Different situations arise from this secret. You can feel the emotions each character goes through. Scott Bennett did a great job with the narration as usual. He has a nice voice that is easy on the ears. Even his female character voices are really good. You're able to feel the characters emotions come through in his narration really bringing them to life.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom. Oct 11, Sue rated it it was amazing. The third, and youngest, Samuels brother, Marcus, is the focus of this story. He doesn't look like his two blond brothers - having dark hair, gray eyes, and a darker complexion, he is also a genius. He loves books and privacy.
He has a small house on his own piece of land and works the ranch with his brothers. His contentious relationship with the younger sister of his two sisters-in-law keeps him on his toes. Claire is a brilliant young woman who is graduating from college. She is getting nowher The third, and youngest, Samuels brother, Marcus, is the focus of this story.
She is getting nowhere with her father - she wants to work in the family company, but he won't allow it.
With graduation complete, Claire decides to come home with her sister when she returns to the ranch. Now Marcus and Claire will be able to 'fight' more than ever. Arguing science, history, and all things bookish, their relationship is based on their intellect. When secrets come out and Marcus and his place in the family is threatened, many hearts need to be opened and examined.
There is much to deal with Oct 12, Zena rated it it was amazing.
Each can be read or listened to as stand alones. All of them have been written with their own particular storylines and are absolutely delightful and thoroughly enjoyable. The common thread running though this series is that they are about a family of guys who each marry into a family of girls so far all from two families and all are cowboy romances. Each male has his own character as have the females and they behave in a believable way making them totally lovable.
What I loved the most was this author's brilliant sense of humor at the most unexpected times. The narration, by J. Scott Bennett, was as usual excellent. These audiobooks were provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost and this is my unbiased review. Jul 02, Jodie rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed the 2nd book and haven't read the first yet. This one was even better than the 2nd. I felt a connection to all the characters. Claire and Marcus stood out to me in the 2nd book and the connection deepened for me in this book. I enjoyed their banter and was excited to go through their story.
Marcus is a complex character and both him and Claire are very smart. I like a story with a lot of wit and humor. This was another great performance by J. He has a great voice. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast. Aug 26, Tammy Hooper rated it it was amazing. I greatly enjoyed the first 3books in the "Mail Order Bride" series. These stories have wonderfully accurate details from the referred time in history. The stories have characters that you grow attached to quickly.
I could envision the tough Montana frontier because of the vivid descriptions. The part I liked most of this series is that the stories were not asexually explicit. I truly appreciated that the writer offered suggestions as to where the characters were headed in each Wonderful series! I truly appreciated that the writer offered suggestions as to where the characters were headed in each scene without giving a graphic description of each naughty detail.
Thank you for that!! Jan 10, Stephanie Between the Coverz rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Montana Mail Order Brides books are enjoyable stories that are each complete without the feeling of being rushed through and entwine the characters into the other books within the series. As most romance books each couple has their ups and downs, inner battles, heartaches, happy times and end in a happy ending. It combines different cultures and the hardships and struggles that goes along with it. I found this to be a great mix in the story and was well done.
Once I finish one book I quickly The Montana Mail Order Brides books are enjoyable stories that are each complete without the feeling of being rushed through and entwine the characters into the other books within the series. Once I finish one book I quickly buy the next book as I want to see what will happen to another character. I recommend to read the book and series to anyone that likes romance. This was such a great book. In it, we learn more about Marcus and his Lakota family. Claire and Marcus have an interesting relationship that grows from annoyance to love.
It is interesting to watch the progression of their relationship. The way they read into each other's words is humorous. I think this book is the most emotionally-charged of the first four books in the series that I have read. I listened to the Audible audio version of the book narrated by J. Scott Bennett and really loved the This was such a great book. Scott Bennett and really loved the narration. Bennett has a great voice and is very easy on the ears. I highly recommend this book and the series for fans of western historical clean romance.
Jan 01, Jennette rated it liked it Shelves: I read this in a box set but I am sharing my thoughts for each story separately. This one was the best of the three that I have read so far. The author finally figures out how to convey the passion between the couple without worrying about being clean enough.
She still keeps it clean if you are concerned about such things. After reading the first two stories I really thought there wouldn't be any surprises but I was pleasantly surprised twice. Jun 14, April rated it really liked it Shelves: Lots of sweet moments, counter acting the unhappy ones. I would love to see a follow up series set in their future.
The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Jul 23, Cassandra rated it really liked it. When I started this series of books I was not too sure how the stories were going to play out. By book three I was completely hooked. Loved the ongoing stories and characters and the book so far was the best. Aug 08, ReadingWench rated it it was amazing Shelves: I enjoyed the continuing stories of Dean and Seth.
I looked forward to this story about Marcus. There were a few twists and turns which I enjoyed a lot. Dec 16, Mel rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed this story moreso than the first two in the series. Just like the others, though, it was sweet and I found myself smiling and laughing throughout. Jun 27, Joyce Anderson rated it it was amazing.
Another unexpected twist Welcome to the Lakota Indian tribe. This is another page turning adventure of suspense, love, misunderstandings, and happy endings. All the familiar family members are there plus the addition of some more unforgettable ones. Sep 04, Barbara Lunsford rated it it was amazing.
Mail order brides I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the first three books. There was lots of funny happening s and adventures.
Return to Book Page. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Having known for years, he was too afraid to reveal his secret to his brothers. The narration, by J. Each male has his own character as have the females and they behave in a believable way making them totally lovable. Oct 12, Zena rated it it was amazing. Jul 02, Jean rated it really liked it.
They told romantic stories and no explicit sex. I will certainly look forward to reading future books by Linda brides. Apr 19, Trina Brooks rated it it was amazing. True Montana cowboy history. The Montana brides are wonderful history and love. Covering the period from to , Lesley Erickson uses records from local courts, the Department of Indian Affairs, and the North West Mounted Police to explore how the law functioned to shore up the Anglo-Canadian settler society of the Prairie provinces. Admirably, Erickson does not tell a simple story of top-down legal authority creating a particular colonial order.
Instead, she details how various subordinated groups women, Aboriginals, eastern European immigrants, prostitutes, and farm labourers, among others contested, resisted, and manipulated Anglo-Canadian assumptions of superiority. The result is a complex and nuanced picture of the meanings and repercussions of sex and violence in the Canadian west. Each chapter in Westward Bound focuses on a particular type of crime or groups of related crimes. Chapter Two explores the experiences of Aboriginals facing prosecution or regulation for a wide variety of crimes, including rape, incest, murder, drinking, and prostitution.
Chapter Three focuses on prostitutes and prostitution, while Chapter Four looks at the relationship between immigrant farm labour, Anglo-Canadian farming families, and charges of seduction and rape. Emphasizing abortion, seduction, and assault, Chapter Five deals with different understandings of urban and rural spaces.
Chapter Six analyzes how the legal system acted to shore up the patriarchal family in cases of incest, assault, and murder, while Chapter Seven examines the debate over female offenders and the death penalty. An Anglo-Canadian judiciary, police force, and Indian Affairs bureaucracy used criminal trials as a stage to convey lessons about Anglo-Canadian society, lessons that stressed the prerogatives and power of Anglo-Canadians. But it is when Erickson explores how this process of using criminal trials as a way to enact an idealized social order actually functioned that she makes some of her most engaging and original contributions to the literature on the formation of colonial society, not only in Canada, but globally.
Many readers will be surprised to discover that the biases of a Canadian legal system that sought to maintain colonial categories and national boundaries did not translate into across-the-board harsher sentences for socially marginal offenders.