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Having no family, Jade MacKenna answers a mail order bride advert and travels across the ocean from Ireland to America to meet her intended. Taking the Express Rail to Rough Creek, Missouri, with her future husband, Mike Summerfield, they get caught in a holdup led by the notorious bandit, Hank Bentley. Things turn tragic, and Jade finds herself left alone in a strange land, with her fiancé dying in her arms.

US Marshal Hugo Rhode has been tracking the Bentley gang for months. When his friend Mike is caught in the crossfire, Hugo is charged with caring for Jade. He takes her home to his parents in Rough Creek, and they find that the troubles they’ve been through have drawn them together in ways neither could have imagined.

But Hugo has been burned by love before - and long ago swore to never let himself be hurt like that again. With the Bentley gang out for blood, Hugo and Jade struggle with their feelings for each other, fighting to stay alive and to stay safe and, despite it all, to stay together.

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  • Rose
  • 01-03-2021

Loved the Irish Accent

Loved the story it has a bit of suspense.The narrator was very good, especially with the Irish accent.

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  • momof6
  • 17-02-2021

Excitement from the start

Sometimes with a quick read, the author has to sacrifice much of the storytelling to include all of the outline. The author has found a very even balance between the two. Not an easy feat. I felt that I got to know the main male character Hugo, well. His absence from his family plausible, his commitment to duty understandable and his character consistent.
The main female character Jade, was likable from the first words written about her. She was bubbly, kind and just wanted to be loved, (but not in a sappy dysfunctional way).
The thing I liked best was that even though it was a good guys verses the bad guys with trains, guns and gangs, the author threw in enough curves that rather than try and second guess the plot, I listened to the story as it was told. It was fun to allow the author to lead me on the unpredictable turns the story took.
It’s a clean action/romance read, with very little violence, suitable for pre-teens to adults.

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  • Dorothy Dooley
  • 30-01-2021

Great book

loved the storyline, it takes the right person to come into your life to figure out what is really important.
the narration was wonderful

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  • AnnE
  • 09-01-2021

Enjoyable short story

This is an enjoyable short story. The main characters are likable. I enjoyed the Irish accent. The ending had tense moments with a satisfying outcome.

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  • Cindy Nipper
  • 31-12-2020

Sweet Historical Romance

I enjoyed this short story! The hero is a Marshal, so there's murder, kidnapping, and of course love! I thought the narrator did a great job with her Irish heroine as well as her Western characters!

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  • ReadingWench
  • 15-12-2020

Great book!

I listened to this one on audio. The narrator was good and brought the book to life. There was only one time I thought that she used a voice she shouldn't have. All in all, She did a great job.

I loved this book. The idea of someone getting a mail-order bride from across the sea is a plot is unusual. I think I have only read one other. I must say I liked this one better. I liked the suspense in this one. The characters were well thought out and developed wonderfully.

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