How do you like Westerns?
A Crippled Mail Order Bride for the Unexpected Horse Whisperer: Benson Creek Mail Order Brides by Emma Morgan is a wonderful story.
I love a good western love story with a wonderful hero and a strong leading lady. This book has it all.
This is the last book in the Benson Creek Mail Order Brides. I am sorry to see them go as I have enjoyed coming to know the town the citizens. Perhaps Ms. Morgan will see fit to add a few more books to this series.
In this story we find Gertie Weston, crippled with polio, arrives by stage in Benson Creek as a mail order bride. Gertie arrives only to find her intended has drowned a week before in about 6 inches of creek water.
Fred Toler the local livery owner had the unfortunate duty of telling her the news. Fred has appeared as minor character in the other stories, this time he gets top billing in Ms. Morgan’s drama.
Not only is Gertie left without a groom, she suddenly finds herself owning a gold mine inherited from her fiancé and she is in great demand; even her crippled leg doesn’t stop the fortune hunters from seeking marriage.
What’s a girl to do when the man she has her heart set on, Fred, doesn’t realize he is the man for her. Ms. Morgan’s humor was in top form by creating a contest for her hand in marriage. Gertie’s determined to get the man of her dreams and Ms. Morgan capable hands will insure a great story. Ms Morgan has way with humor and this book is no exception.
Plotting, Pacing, Character Development:
I have loved each one of these books and this one is no exception. Ms. Morgan’s descriptions, humor, and insight created such sweet clean romances that touch the heart. Her characters all seem real and the town feels as if it is just down the road. The pacing of the story was spot on and made it easy to read.
As in the earlier books her characters are strong women with disabilities; each must overcome adversity and in some cases prejudice, to have their happy ever after. It took strong men and women to settle the west and Ms. Morgan’s characters are the types that succeeded. I have enjoyed my journey through Benson Creek. I am sorry to say goodbye to all of them.
This book will appeal to anyone that likes a clean romance and was a free on Kindle Unlimited. If you wish to buy from Amazon, I have placed a link on the sidebar for Kindle books.