Augustus knows that a wife and family can never be more than a dream for him. His former fiancée made that perfectly clear when she left him before he had even recovered from the surgery to amputate his leg.
Yet, 10 years later he agrees to marry Charlotte when she is left widowed and pregnant on the trail west.
Augustus is immediately taken by the beauty and charm of his new wife. He is even more enchanted by the idea of a child in his home. He assures himself that his missing leg won't matter in their marriage as long as he can keep her away from his heart. And his bed.
Augustus' plan seems to be working until Charlotte gives birth to a stillborn child. In her grief, she begs Augustus to give her the child her heart desires.
Can he let go of his past long enough to put a baby in the womb of the woman he is quickly coming to love?
©2014 Jane B Night (P)2015 Jane B Night
Wedding the Widow by Jane B Night
This audiobook was provided by the narrator free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com.
Narrated by Felisha Caldeira.
I found this book fairly typical of the genre in most respects. A nice, sweet romance with no graphic sex scenes or bad language. The characters were likeable, the plot and setting believable and the story flowed well. It's not a particularly fast paced story and there are a fair few flash backs but those are done well enough that I wasn't left confused and wondering what time frame we were in at any point.
There are two love stories intertwined in the book and personally I'd have preferred to have had them split into two separate books so we could have had a bit more detail about each couple. Or perhaps a 2 book series with the details fleshed out a bit more. But both romances were well done and neither was really lacking, I just like a bit more detail about the characters, their lives and how their relationships grow over time.
I thought the narrator was very good. She did a good job of bringing the characters to life and of telling the story in general. Would definitely listen to more by the same narrator as well as reading more by the author.
"a sweet insight into the old west"
A sweet and unusual romance giving an insight into the rather bleak lives of unmarried women in the "old West".
When a couple are suddenly thrown together both with rather disapointing, tragic and violent pasts, will they manage to find love?
I enjoyed this short (5 hrs and 46 mins ) tale and found it interesting.
pleasent narration by Felisha Caldeira
I recieved a free copy of this audiobook , in exchange for an unbiased review .
"Some things in life never change !!"
I do have a few friends who enjoy historical romance stories. It's a peek into the past to see how people lived in our past.
I enjoyed the part where Charlotte and Augustus finally became man and wife in the real sense. It always amazes me when I read how people years ago had the same emotions that we have today...It's just the way they word everything that is different. It's nice to have to hear a lot of obscene language.
Felisha's performance was really great !! She really drew me in to the character's personalities. I really didn't want the book to end.
I did not laugh or cry but I did feel empathy with the characters as they went through their hard times. I especially felt sad when Charlotte asked to hold her little baby that died before it was born.
I always get into the stories I read and I find myself thinking about the characters and wondering what happened in their lives. I love books because I feel like I gain new friends with each one.
"I want to read more!!!!!"
I really enjoyed this audiobook. Excellent narration!! The main characters developed slowly but I liked the way the author added depth to them, little by little, through memories and flashbacks. The only thing I didn't like was: I was really enjoying the story, looking forward to more.........and it ended. Hope there is more by this author.
"Lovely Read and Beautiful Love Stories"
Broken People find love in each other, even though they were forced to be together, in the end they find true love and happiness.
Augustus because he is too strong, too passionate, too talented and a truly beautiful person.
Felisha Caldeira is wonderful, she brought life and feelings to the characters and make the book an 'all in one listen' and even more interesting.
Yes, definitely it was!
I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own. I was under no obligation to post a review or give positive feedback.
I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book.
Thank you very much Jane B Night and Felisha Cladeira for this book!
"A Sweet Story About Mail-Order Romance"
The story was a nice light romantic drama that is based in the pioneering days of when the women out west were few and the need for women was more utilitarian-based to support the household friends and family.
Each of the main characters had self-doubt which made the book more about acceptance of themselves as well as acceptance of their partner.
The audio was good for light listening as the narrator had a calm and soothing voice. There was a time or two which I wish she had a little more inflection or urgency in her voice as there were a couple of instances where I didn't realize there was danger until mid-way through the section listening carefully to the actual contents of the story. There were no issues with the audio and content/chapters flowed smoothly.
All-in-all, I would recommend this audio for light story listening.
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I received this audio in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"Reluctant men and willing women are the theme."
I was given the audio book in exchange for an honest review. Wedding the Widow had a decent plot and story line. It's about two different widows, who for different reasons didn't find love with their first husbands. Charlotte is left widowed and pregnant when her less than wonderful husband dies along the wagon trail. Sophie was left a virginal widow and is heading out to meet her mail order husband. Both of the husbands the women end up with view themselves as flawed, but are so much more than the women had before. Both are also hesitant to bed their new wives.The story progresses as do the relationships between the men and their new brides-- two satisfactory love stories.
The narration by Felisha Caldeira left me wanting more. The tone of voice she used left me believing the women were simpering and helpless. I would have preferred a stronger voice and more distinction between males and females, but that's just me. I did speed it up a little and found it easier to listen to.
"Sweetly Unique Approach to Storytelling"
A dual tale set in the Old West, this author uses a unique and refreshing approach to tell not one, but two love stories. One centers around Charlotte, a new widow, and her friend Sophie, a mail-order bride heading out to her new husband.
We begin our journey in Mapletown, a small midwestern town where a wagon train has stopped to arrange for the burial of one of their dead. The deceased man's wife, Charlotte, is in a bind: not only is she pregnant, but before his death her husband gambled away everything they had, including their wagon and oxen. She needs to stay in Mapletown, and she needs to find another husband to take care of her and her child. The wagonmaster speaks to the local clergy, who arranges for Charlotte to meet Augustus Hightower, a carpenter who is unmarried, but also a cripple with a wooden leg. Augustus fears rejection, and Charlotte fears the same due to her condition. But they agree to marry and begin a tentative liaison.
Sophie goes on with the wagon train and discovers her own husband is a gigantic man whose social skills are lacking, and who really only wanted a wife to take care of his blind father. She is satisfied with her role, but craves the love and attention she thought she'd be getting from Ezra, who won't even take her to his bed.
This author broke a few "rules" in telling her story, choosing to intertwine numerous flashbacks to fill the reader in on what makes the characters tick. It worked, and well. Although at times the flashbacks confused me, and the pace seemed slow in places, these elements worked together to set the tone for a wonderfully fulfilling ending.
The narrator did an outstanding job as well, with a sweet and lilting storytelling voice that very much matched the characters portrayed. A surprisingly pleasant twist on the traditional "romance format," Jane B. Night has created a story I will recommend to others.
I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
I’m not usually one to enjoy or read historical romances that take place in the US, or anything “western”, but I think both the author in this and the narrator could have very well changed my mind. This is kind of like a story of second chances, and you can almost fell the character’s love and emotions as you listen (I both listened to the audiobook along with reading the ebook).
The characters were well fleshed out, not at all “flat”. The story moved at a great pace, no part of this bored me at all. It really was a great page turner and I think one of those books that I would enjoy reading more than once just like some of my other favorite authors.
I want to thank Felisha Calderia in letting me listen to this for free for an honest review, it was a real treat to try something new and fresh, I now get to add a new author to my favorite list to watch out for great reads.
"Wedding the Widow"
Ten years after his leg needs to be amputated,Agustus believes that he will never have a family.Enter Charlotte,a pregnant widow in need of a husband. This is a twist on a mail order bride novel.I found it very entertaining. Felisha Caldeira is a fine narrator.I was given this book free of charge for an honest review.
"Two love stories for the price of one"
Sutton's Way by Diana Palmer is a western romance with I father raising a non-blood related son. There both have women in need of help but end up helping another.
When Augustus tells Charlotte about losing his leg and Emily was heartbreaking.
I didn’t like how the book goes back and forth between Charlotte and Sofey’s story. The way they end together is nice but I would have preferred them to be two separate stories.
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