Savannah is tired of the dating scene, even though she wants to get married and have a family. She knows her mother will never move on with her own life as long as Savannah is single. Savannah goes to see a matchmaker, specializing in setting up couples who meet at the altar. At first, she thinks Scott is a dream come true, but his blundering soon makes her crazy.
Scott, a Montana bison rancher, doesn't have time to find a wife. His work is all-encompassing. Besides, he tends to have a hard time getting women to go out with him more than once. When he runs into a matchmaker he's known all his life, he tells her about the problems he's had to see if she can help him. When he meets Savannah at the altar, his heart stops for a moment. She's exactly what he's looking for. Will their diverse backgrounds keep them apart? Or, will they be able to work through their differences to make their marriage a loving relationship?
©2015 Kirsten Osbourne (P)2015 Kirsten Osbourne
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Absolutely loved it listened to it straight through. It was very interesting. Glad it was a Christian romance.
"Interesting story line"
I have not read the printed version, but I like being able to "hear" the characters in the story.
It is an interesting idea for a story. I liked how Savannah and Scott were instantly attracted to each other.
Tiffany is very expressive and I have enjoyed everything that I have listened to.
It is funny when both Savannah and Scott called the matchmaker freaking out about the issues they were having. I loved how Scott was kind of clueless when it came to getting along with Savannah.
I can't wait until I get a chance to "read" the rest of this series.
"Creepy Cover EXCELLENT Performance & Story"
This is the opening book in the new series by Kirsten Osbourne. If the first book is any indication of what the series will become, I am a loyal fan and will be listening to each as soon as they are released. *I received this book in exchange for my thoughts, opinion and the following review.
Married in Montana is not for the audience who wants a lot of graphic details - there is some sizzle in the physical department. But it is for those who seek romance books on a more innocent level without being chaste relationship. There is one scene that might make readers of contemporary, Christian romance, squirm, but that is the only one.
This is a well-written, on an interesting premise, one that will never get old as long as the authors are to spin different tales after the wedding commences.
I got a bit ahead of myself. Savannah has decided that she needs a man, a real man-one looking for a family. She finds a 'matchmaker' who matches partners based on similarities and complimentary traits.
The matchmaker finds a great pool of men who are in towns and communities where the ratio of men to women is 10, 20 or 50:1. After a grueling interview process with each client, she will choose the match, let them decide on a wedding day and only when the groom sees his bride walking down the aisle will they have met for the first time.
Learning about one another while learning about marriage can be complicated and frustrating. Especially when the bride is from New York City and the groom is from the town miles and miles from Billings, Montana.
Will you Savannah be able to adjust to life in the country? Will Scott be able to compromise about Savannah's desire to teach school, as she has done for several years?
I really enjoyed the story but for one thing. It seemed that 99% of the misunderstandings were presented as Scott being a dumb man. While a lot of the stuff is true to life, I don't like books, sitcoms, movies that make a man the punchline 99% of the time. While there were moments when Savannah's is acting irrationally and HE had to come to grips with her. They were far fewer. We know that men can be thoughtless, brash and insensitive but let's have a little bit more balance for the next one. I like to see men as masculine, there was very little of this in this book.
Tiffany Williams is one of my favorite performers. She is able to easily narrate for the female parts, no matter how many – she makes each voice unique. She is also very strong in her delivery of the male characters, as well. It is a rare talent and I always want to mention it when given the opportunity. Thanks, Tiffany Williams for another job well done.
Note: there is one rather intimate scene that may bother those of you who do not want to know or read about any of the physical intimacies. It is a short and tastefully done scene. Other than that there are no warnings with this book.
Rating: If this were a movie it would be rated PG
Stars: 5 stars for performance, 4 stars for story line & 4.5 stars overall
This was a super fun book
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loved it didn't want to take a break didn't want to go to sleep. A must have.
"Open Up your heart."
Makes you wonder if you could do this. That is what I loved best is that it really makes you think. Could I do this? First you might say no way but would you change you mind if it starts going good?
I liked best the authors way of having them getting to know each other. What I didn't like was him not ever telling her their financial statis.
Tiffany Williams brought reality to the characters by bring them to life. She did well.
Yes I did want to listen to this all in one sitting and I did. And I might read it again is a good story, a little short but very good for a short story.
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"Loving the At The Alter Series"
MARRIED IN MONTANA
Written by Kirsten Osbourne
Audible Narration by Tiffany Williams
Prisca's 5 STAR Review
Married In Montana is book #1 of the At The Alter Series. I read it on Kindle and then listened to it on Audible.
Married In Montana is about a couple that marries at the alter without ever meeting one another. They do so at the hands of a vivacious matchmaker that makes a career and gains joy by matching up couples who have never met and having them meet at the alter. This though is her first professional match and it's one done for a former classmate who is a country boy that lives in Montana and a city girl from New York. The story follows their new marriage and the quirks of not only getting used to marriage, but getting to know each other as strangers.
I enjoyed both versions of this story. The Audible version was amazing, due to the great narration. I absolutely loved the storyline and the characters. They each had different but spirited personalities. This story was creative and one that made you want to keep listening from start to finish without stopping. It's a cute love story that shows their conflict and their resolution, which is love!
I highly recommend this book and the author!! I have read book #2 in the At The Alter series and that book is just as great as this book! I have listened to at least 12 books written by this author and every single one has been a 5 STAR read!!
"A fun summer read!"
Married in Montana was a fun book to listen to. Going from serious, to funny, to exasperating, to romantic, I felt all the emotions. Tiffany Williams' voice was real, giving each character his/her own voice. This book isn't a deep drama, but light hearted fun in a shorter style. I look forward to the rest of the books in the series.
I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
"Waste of time"
Could not finish. So bad I asked for a refund. Poorly written. Narrator probably was better than 3 stars, but she had nothing to work with.
I loved the way the characters came to life while listening and I could really picture them
There were so many but I think my favorite was when Scott called Lachele after the mixer incident, oh and when Savannah called Lachele I was laughing so hard
How she narrated the feelings of the characters
Hilarious adventure into modern day mail order brides
I loved this book and all the books in the series
"Stupid stupidity and stupidest"
This book was terrible. So childish involving a totally self serving young selfish knows everything girl.
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