Hearts of Starlight (The McDougalls Book 1)

Hearts of Starlight

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I was given an advanced copy of “Hearts of Starlight” by Audrey Adair to read and give an honest review.

I found this book very easy to read and I enjoyed the story. It was believable which is very important to me when reading. The characters were likable except the bad guys who you were not excepted to like. I would recommend this book.

Victoria Brighton runs away on the night before her wedding to the Duke of Lansingberg, a marriage arranged by her stepfather, who only wants access to her inheritance. She escapes on a boat headed to America and travels further to the western prairies.

Callum McDougall is the future chieftan of the McDougall clan. He is on a mission in the North-West Territories to find what has become of his missing cousin. Once his mission is complete, he will return to Scotland to lead his clan.

As you probably suspect, the meet on the boat crossing the ocean and are going to the same small town out west.

 

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In the Land of Gold

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For the most part it was a good book. The story line was unbelievable in places and it seemed to drag on. It is not a book you can’t put down, but it is a good little book for between heavy reading.

Christopher Payton is perfect for Cora Colton however she doesn’t love him. So, after inheriting her father’s gold claim she heads to Dawson City, Canada as the owner of his gold claim. There is where she catches the attention of Flynn O’Neill.

Unconquerable Callie

Unconquerable Callie

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Callie Collins is known for being a very good liar. Her dream is to start a new life in South Pass City, Wyoming and open a bakery. In order to join the wagon train she tells the wagon master, Seth McCallister, she has a fiancé waiting for her.

Seth can’t figure Callie out, but that doesn’t stop him for falling in love with her. Callie loves him too but how will she tell him there is no fiancé?

 

*****What I Thought About This Book*****

Callie is the perfect woman. The problem is she is a little too perfect. This girl grew up in the city. However, she knew exactly what she would need on the wagon train, including the wagon and oxen. She  can shoot a rifle better than a man, she is not afraid of wild animals such as bears and she is a strong swimmer who can pull a man out of a river. On the other hand, she is gifted baker and can help birth babies. She is so good she can even run the wagon train.  She only thing she did wrong was tell one small lie.

The over all idea of the book was good but about half way through the book Callie started to get on my nerves. I found myself thinking there had to be one person on that wagon train that hated her. Oh no, everyone loved Callie.

I will not tell you the ending but even that was unbelievable.

There is one good thing about this book, it is FREE.

The Farmer’s Wife

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*****What I Thought About This Book*****

This book was good for the most part, but for it to be believable the characters had to be incredibly stupid. The main story was Brian and Kim. Brian came across as a wimp and she was a snot. They had a fling in high school and we were supposed to figure out what the break up was about. The reason was obvious. It was hard to like Kim and you had to wonder why Brian was still in love with her. There were just too many things that didn’t seem “real” to me.

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The whole story was based on Brian and Kim’s backstory. It was not hard to figure out what that story was. From the beginning I had questions about what happened. They ran off for a few days to get married because she was pregnant. While they were gone Kim had a miscarriage. They were in a motel and a midwife delivered the stillborn baby. The baby was described as a “perfect” little girl that she held. Kim was petite. If she was that far along how did she hide the pregnancy from her large family?  Where did they find a midwife? Why didn’t this 18 year old kid take his girlfriend to the emergency room instead of looking up a midwife?  They were only gone for a few days but they had time to deliver a child, buried her in a cemetery and arrange for a headstone. Where did they get that much money? And eight years later neither one has moved on. I understand they were hurt but they can’t deal with it after eight years?

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Sourdough Creek

 

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Cassie Angel has always taken care of herself and loved an adventure. So, she strikes out on an adventure in California. That is until Sam Ridgeway show up and claims to be a friend of her uncle. She has no idea he wants something from her.

*****What I Thought About This Book*****
This book wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great either. There were times when it seemed the author was adding filler to make it longer. The best character was the little sister, Josephine, and she was left behind with people Cassie had just met a couple of days before. Cassie was a little on the dense side but I liked Sam, even though he could have been a little bit smarter also.

 

Gold Rush Brides: The Beginning

Gold Rush Brides The Beginning

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Miss Delilah Price does NOT need a man!

Delilah arrives in San Franciso to learn the man who sent for her as a mail order bride is nowhere to be found. She did not want to go back to her father’s house or endure the trip back to Boston. She decided to stay and make it on her own.

Jack Dalton is having a good time spending the money he earned from the gold he found in Nevada. He has his money and he has no intention of settling down.

When Delilah’s dream is threatened Jack steps up to help. Before he knows it they are partners. Can they learn to trust each other?

*****What I Thought About This Book*****

There was no sex or smut in this book but it was a good story. It was different from most romance books. Delilah was smart, capable and determined. She made up her mind about how she would support herself and she went after it.

Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning

Wyoming Wildflowers The Beginning

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This the story that started all those that come after in this series. It was first love at first site for a cowboy and an unexpected woman.

Ed Currick’s and Donna Roberts came from different worlds. He was a rancher from Wyoming. She was an up-and-coming Broadway musical actress on a national tour. What could have been a chance encounter became desire . . . and more. Can there be anything but heartbreak ahead when they have only days before their dreams pull them apart?

*****What I Thought About This Book*****

This was a wonderful book.  The story was well written and the characters were believable. I really loved the book and it did not disappoint me.