This is my first Historical Western Romance book and boy was
I surprised how much I liked it. It is amazing how the
simple life (or so it seems to us now) back in the day can
be so engaging. The things we take for granted were a
struggle for people a long time ago. While this is nothing
new, it still makes for a fascinating story. Marriage and
the roles of husbands and wives were so different in the
past. Today when we look for a spouse we look for someone
who we enjoy spending time with and love, but in the past it
wasn't just about that but a need to have a partner to help
on the ranch. I thoroughly enjoyed reading WYOMING BRIDE and
I couldn't put it down!
Don't let my comment about the simple life fool you. WYOMING
BRIDE has plenty of action and suspense relative to the time
period. Rustlers stealing cows, showdowns in town, ranchers
fighting for the best beef contracts, and egos as big as
WYOMING. It is all the same as today's world - we just
mostly do that stuff in an office!
Joan Johnston writes very complex characters that have so
much to learn about life, love and taking risks. Flint,
Hannah, Ransom, and Emaline have a lot to overcome within
themselves and together. The emotions of the characters are
written so well that you can't help but side with each of
them. You want them to work out so much but also understand
their fears at the same time.
My favorite character is Hannah. She is so incredibly strong
and while I didn't always agree with her keeping secrets, I
understand why she does. She has been through so much
tragedy but doesn't allow it keep her down. She keeps
fighting and sticking up for herself. I really admire that
about her. If you are looking for a heartwarming historical
western romance that takes you on an emotional journey with
a little action and suspense, I highly recommend WYOMING
BRIDE by Joan Johnston.
The sensational second novel in Joan Johnstonâ€™s new
Western historical romance series set in the world of
CAN SECRETS AND SECOND CHOICES
EVER LEAD TO LOVE?
After three months in a
mail-order marriage, Hannah Wentworth McMurtry is a
widowâ€”pregnant, alone, and near death in the Wyoming
wilderness. Though she is saved by a man with a face cut
from stone, she still grieves the husband who died on their
journey west. Hannah needs a husband, but does she dare
marry another stranger?
Flint Creed has also
lost someone he lovedâ€”when the woman he hoped to marry
his younger brother instead. Now he must find a ranch wife
of his own. But every female in the remote Wyoming
is too old, too young, or already married . . . until he
discovers Hannah on the prairie. Flint doesnâ€™t pretend to
love her, but he doesnâ€™t tell her he loves another woman,
either. Hannah doesnâ€™t pretend to love him, but she doesnâ€™t
tell him about the child she carries. Though danger
surrounds them on the Wyoming frontier, the greatest
of all are the secrets withinâ€”revelations that could
the new life Hannah and Flint have begun to cherish.