For Miranda, Newark has nothing to offer except a dead-end job, a crummy apartment, and an abusive boyfriend. But when her younger sister signs her up for an online dating website to prove to her the kinds of guys who would be interested in her, she starts an online connection with the perfect guy. He's handsome, he's a real-life cowboy, and... he's in his 70s!
Miranda steps off the bus to find the man of her dreams waiting for her, only he doesn't know it. His elderly father, concerned that his six sons are isolated on their highly prosperous 800,000 acre ranch signed up one of his oldest boys and did a little matchmaking behind their backs.
Now Miranda and Casey have a choice to make, but will they be willing to put aside their mistrust and give this a shot, or go their separate ways?
©2013 Amelia Rose (P)2014 Amelia Rose
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It was a good book, but the author clearly doesn't understand the difference between a farm (where you raise crops) and a ranch (where you raise livestock).
Also kept feeling like it was a 1900/2000 cross and mixed all up.
If you can tolerate the inconsistency of the time then read the book.
"Not Her Usual"
70-year-old patriarch with 6 sons decides that the oldest four need wives. They own a ranch in Texas that takes up over 800,000 acres. His wife died ten years ago and the house has lost the feminine touch. He gets on the internet and sets up profiles for each man. He is 50 years older than the oldest son. This is book 1 and he not only secures a wife for his surly oldest son but she brings her sister along and low and behold they fall in love. Wow! The narrator did not help this story and the story was stilted which made the narrator sound stilted as well. The concept was good but I am not sure about how the story was written. It is a modern day mail order bride series. The online dating turned out pretty good not like the horror stories that many online daters go through.
"SWEET & SAPPY"
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Fluffy romance without much heartache or drama. Casey was pretty shallow going from dislike to love in a heartbeat. They faced so many issues and they all resolved so quickly that it made the story in cohesive or choppy. It would have been nice to have one or two problems develop deeper with more costly resolutions.
All in all, it's a quick & fun listen for those who don't care for darker or grittier romances.
"Enjoyable but strange plot"
I have not read the print version, but I enjoyed the narration of this book immensely. Any discrepancies I have are more about the story plot and pacing.
I enjoyed Casey. He was a bit witty and though he seemed more immature in the beginning of the book he seemed more adult by the end.
Valerie did a great job performing this audiobook. I liked her clear pronouciation and her speech timing was excellent.
I enjoyed the father. He was a well meaning meddler but his personality was fun to listen to.
The only issues I found with this book is that the characters conflicts switched multiple times, jumping back and forth made it harder to invest in their struggle. The multiple conflicts were then dealt with and sown up so quickly in the story line that it felt a bit pointless or rushed. Perhaps if the multiple conflicts were introduced throughout the story at various points to add to the underlying plot and tension, and then all dealt with in the ending or close to the ending the story would have felt more suspenseful or exciting. Also there were time that the speech patterns of the heroine Miranda seemed more 1800's than modern day, and it did cause some confusion as to what time the story took place in for me initially until I got used to it. This book was provided free from audiobook boom for my unbiased review.
Narration, Valerie Gilbert - Pretty Good.
This is a cute story, nothing too deep, There's confusion with the couple as Miranda's little sister put her on a dating web site without her knowing it and Casey's dad put him on the same site without him knowing about it. Miranda ends up communicating with her 'cowboy' finding him charming and decides to come to meet him. Little did she know she'd been communicating with his 70-something year old father and when she meets Casey, he's anything BUT charming.
As I said, it's cute. Nothing really ground breaking or new if your a regular romance reader. There's some drama with an Ex and a crabby farm hand that all gets bundled up tidily. When they do finally start communicating, it gets a little quick and when they inevitably declare their love to each other, I was kind of thinking - maybe - "I think I'm crazy about you" would have been more appropriate than "I love you" at that point, but its a romance, so I guess they have to fall in love. Like I said. It was cute and an enjoyable audiobook.
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"Learning to Love: Carson Hill Ranch, Book 1"
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A new series from Amelia Rose. A new spin on mail order bride, internet dating site bride, but not quite what you might expect. This is a sweet western romance. We get complications, romance, suspense , and family. I look forward to more books in this series !!!!!!
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.There was plenty of emotion.
"Learning to lOVE Book 1"
Amelia Rose knows how to write a good clean romance with characters you will fall in love with. Highly recommended!
Valerie Gilbert does a pretty good job at narrating this story, but, there's a hum in the background all throughout the book that can be a bit distracting.
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