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A Christian historical romance.

Escaping her abuser, Veronica heads for Texas as a mail-order bride. She brings with her an unexpected baby and hopes and prays that Max will be accepting of her child. She also hopes she will be able to allow her husband to touch her.

Max is stunned to see a secret baby, but he comes through as a cowboy hero and treats her as his own. He's not sure how to react to Veronica. She is jumpy and scared. He knows it'll be a long road to teach her that some men can be trusted.

Then the dead father of her baby shows up. Can they both come to the realization that both love and trust are what makes a forever type of marriage? Or will past betrayals and new secrets ruin what could have been?

©2018 Kathleen Ball (P)2019 Kathleen Ball

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Another good story!

** I am reviewing the audio version of this book** I really enjoyed this book, just like the other 2 I’ve already read in the series. I really felt for Veronica. I enjoyed her and Max’s story. I am also glad to see more of Georgie. It was good to see the tough issues weren’t just ignored. The narration was good, with characters having their own distinct voices. I was left with a couple of questions: 1. How on earth did Amos find out where veronica went? 2. What happened to Amos? I know i might find out in the next book. It just felt like some of the loose ends weren’t tied up. All in all, i would recommend this book.

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  • Catrina P
  • 22-05-2019

Shattered Trust

It’s hard to trust after being a victim of violence. Veronica tries to start over by becoming a mail order Bride, but it will take time to heal. When the violence follows her, she may not be able to escape her past. I thought the author and narrator both did a fine job. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • CuteAsADaisy
  • 02-05-2019

Heartwarming Romance

Simply an amazing story of a woman who had been through a horribly abusive and scary life around the civil war era and then had the strength to try to change it by gambling on a mail order bride add. It shows how hard it is to learn to trust and feel safe after being through so much... can she? And will Max accept her and all the baggage she come with? It's well written and clean historical romance with a Christian influence and one I could see as a Hallmark movie. The narration was great and I really enjoyed listening to it. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 26-04-2019

Sweet Historical Romance!

This was my first Kathleen Ball's book. This is a sweet and beautifully written Historical Romance. The characters are great, and the storyline is filled with a little suspense. This is a heartwarming story. Joan Dukore did a great job with the narration. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily written this review.

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  • April H.
  • 28-03-2019

Trust Comes Hard

Shattered Trust Mail Order Brides of Spring Water, Book 2 : Kathleen Ball This is the second book in this series. Veronica has lived a traumatic life following the Civil War. Things begin to change for her when she travels to become a mail order bride.Max is a kind man, but will he accept Veronica's surprises? The story has many twists as they get to know each other. The listener will be hoping for trust to be renewed. The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Joan Dukore brought the story to life! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • joanie
  • 16-09-2019

a very troubled story

I think with all Veronica has been through she would act with a little more sense all the running away and acting dumb and immature the narrator did a horrible job I wanted the story to finish

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