The first three novels in the series that critics describe as "a wonderful blend of hope, passion, romance, and humor."
Tessa O'Connor lives in a world of privilege and excess. Her doting parents want her to make a good match with a worthy gentleman and live a respectable life. She is beautiful and intelligent and she comes with a hefty dowry. There is no reason that she shouldn't be able to find an eligible man and settle down.
Tessa gets married to Dean and they struggle to find common ground and make their marriage work. Will they each take the risk and open their hearts to one another? Can their marriage survive, and will they find love and contentment in each other?
Madelyn O'Connor is beautiful, popular, and comfortable with her opulent life. That is until she is brutally attacked by the son of one of the wealthiest families in Pittsburgh. Her parents are ready to fight the case out in the courts, but Madelyn doesn't want any publicity about it. She wants to forget that it ever happened, but can't.
Seth Samuels, Tessa's brother-in-law, becomes injured when he and his men are attacked by wild dogs on a cattle drive. He's morose and anxious over the prospect of not being able to participate in drives any longer. Tessa sees two people she loves hurting and thinks that maybe they can help each other when no one else can. She appeals to Seth to help convince Madelyn to come west. Seth refuses at first, but then figures that since he can't do much else, he might as well try to help.
Claire O'Connor is the youngest of the three O'Connor sisters. Unlike her older siblings, Claire doesn't have great skills in social niceties. Even though she tries to fit in, Claire will never be popular in the elite world in which she was born. Claire would much rather be in school or learning business strategy from her father than do anything else. When she travels to Montana for her sister Maddie's wedding to Seth Samuels, she meets the youngest Samuels brother, Marcus.
She's attracted to his dark good looks and flashing gray eyes, but knows he thinks of her as an annoying kid who happens to be extremely intelligent. During the time she spends in Montana, she and Marcus develop an antagonistic relationship, which Claire purposely fosters to hide her crush on him. She dreams of snaring Marcus' heart one day, and begins her secret mission as soon as she arrives back in Pittsburgh.
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I have really enjoyed listening to this series. While each book is a standalone story, there is a certain pleasure in reading the books in order. Each additional story includes characters mentioned previously, allowing you to revisit with them and find out how their lives have progressed. These three books are the first three in the series focusing on the three Samuels brothers and the three O'Connor sisters. It touches softly upon some of the very real challenges faced by people living in Pennsylvania and Montana at the time including education and work for women, illness, death, childbirth, ranch life, and so on. If you enjoy historical western romances, this is your cup of tea.
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"Romance and Excitement In Every Chapter !"
I absolutely want to listen to this Box Set again because it was so fulfilling and romantic! It satisfied every emotion a listener looks for in a good book: Romance, mystery, tenderness and much more is told with such amazing narration by J. Scott Bennett. Since there are three stories in this set of books, the listener gets many hours of happy listening.
The book starts out with the story of Tessa who is the oldest daughter in her family of three sisters. She has been brought up in a high-society family with money and is used to all of the best things in life. She has a yearning for something more "real" in her life and decides to go out on her own and find what she wants. She sets off to find a man who can love her for who she is inside. She also paves the way for her two sisters to do the same thing. Each sister has her own unique story to tell. This is a wonderful story about two families who come together.
J. Scott Bennet has the voice of a true western cowboy! I loved his portrayal of Dean, the oldest of 3 brothers in Montana. Listening to the narrations brings the listener into the story and I could imagine myself sitting on the front porch talking with Tessa and Dean and discussing family events.
Since this was such a long story, I couldn't have listened to it in one sitting, but I certainly must have set a record for how quickly I completed this trilogy. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. I plan on re-listening to this entire book very soon !
I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest review and I am extremely grateful to J. Scott Bennet for allowing me the pleasure of hearing his sexy and sultry voice once again. He knows how to tell a great story !!
Dialogue, Diverse, Honest
The Whisperers: A Three Book Box Set by Ciana Stone both have three siblings who fall in love with three other siblings in a western setting.
In Westward Winds, Tessa and Dean have a problem with communication but they put the effort in and eventually come to an understanding. It’s frustrating to see them arguing but very satisfying to see them work it out.
I received this book free for review.
"Montana Mail Order Brides"
Entertaining, enjoyable and humorous sweet romances. This collection includes the first three books in the Montana Mail Order Bride series.
Having the first three books together in one collection is wonderful. The combination of Linda Bridey's stories and J. Scott Bennett's narration make these historical western romances worth your time.
Even though each of the stories follows the same basic premise each one is unique and very enjoyable. The stories follow the Samuels brothers as they each find their HEA. I ended up listening to the series out of order but that did not hinder the enjoyment of any of the books. Book 3, Marcus and Claire is still my favorite, I enjoyed listening to it again.
J. Scott Bennett does the narration for the series. He does a fantastic job. Great character voices. Clearly spoken with a smooth even pace. He has one of those voices that is very easy to listen to. His narration brings the story and characters to life. You are never disappointed when listening to a book he is narrating.
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"love this series"
i have listened to these books many times and love them everytime. would and have recommended this Series.
"Three Brides for Three Brothers"
Follow the three brothers: Marcus, Dean and Seth as they live their lives on a Montana ranch. The story was well written but a little predictable. Dean sends away for a Mail Order Bride whom he's been corresponding with. He soon falls in love with her. They journey through their lives with minimal controversy. Book 1 is the love story about Dean and Tessa. In book two, we follow Seth and Maddie through their trials and tribulations. Book three is focused on Marcus and Claire. Overall, enjoyable and engaging.
J Scott Bennett has a great and soothing voice. He's clear, articulate and easy to listen to. I only encountered a couple of issues. The women's voices in these stories are off. I could easily visualize these women as old maids trying to find love. However, the women are described as much younger in the writing. Also, the father is described several times as Irish. Yet, the narrator's voice came across as an attempt at a British accent. Overall though, he's an excellent narrator and I really enjoyed his performance in general.
This series of three stories was a wonderful treat . Highly recommended for those wanting a great family and love story
The first two books of this trilogy are pretty standard for the mail order bride genre. The second, however, contains a decided twist. I can't say what without a major spoiler. Let's just say I completely missed the clues in the first two books.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this audio book series in exchange for an honest review.)
"Three Brides for Three Brothers..."
All of them..
I enjoyed this book bundle and am now "following" the author on Good Reads.
The story starts out with a girl answering an ad to be a mail order bride. From there, the reader is described in detail the ranchers in Montana.
One of the Three Brothers wrote the mail order bride ad for another brother, of course the letter was a secret..
I really liked each brother's story and I'm interested in the rest of the series.
Overall, this was an entertaining read worthy of anyone's library collection.
J. Scott Bennett did really well with the narration.
"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
Linda Bridey writes these 3 romance stories that are interwoven about a certain family, but each one could be read as a stand-alone book. Her books are clean and she has such a sense of humor! I liked getting to laugh throughout the books and also how they were all brought together at the end. Narrator J. Scott Bennett, as usual, does a great job, giving voice to the characters and making the stories come together beautifully.
I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
The writer and narrater are two of my favorites. I love how even though you knew what was coming in each book after reading the first they still kept your interest and on your toes. I think the last book was my favorite. Marcus's surprise literally made me gasp out loud. I was given this book in exchange for my honest review.
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