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From the day she was born, Rita Baxter's mother encouraged her to follow her heart. Filled with innocent dreams and faith that her hard work training to be a Prima Ballerina on New York's bright stage will lead to fortune and fame, Rita is crushed when she loses her mother and must take a job dancing in a burlesque chorus line to keep a roof over her head. Witnessing a brutal murder is the last straw. The police promise to keep her safe, but Rita has learned to be a realist. Determined to escape the Irish gang that wants her dead and start a new life for herself, Rita heads to Colorado Territory as a mail-order bride.

Jack Colton struck gold in his Central City mine, but the dark recesses of the mine mirror the lonely, dark places in his heart. He longs for a wife and family, but the only women in town interested in a hard former soldier like him aren't really interested in him at all. Tired of being pursued for his newfound wealth, Jack decides to take a chance on a mail-order bride from New York. She's supposed to be petite and beautiful, a dancer who will bring color and warmth into his cold life.

Sparks fly when they meet, both hopeful for a bright future. But murder is a poison and it followed Rita all the way from New York. Jack thought his killing days were over, but when an assassin arrives to destroy everything Jack will stop at nothing to protect his new wife...no matter the cost.

©2017 Cynthia Woolf (P)2017 Cynthia Woolf

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  • Cinderella 7
  • 19-07-18

Jack Can't Love! Can He?

Rita had to run after witnessing a murder. She is headed to meet her husband to be, Jack.

Jack tells her that he can't love anyone, but Rita secretly hopes he will change his mind. Does he, if so what changes his mind?

I loved this Audiobook and I am anxious to listen to the next book in this series. You must know that I highly recommend this wonderful Audiobook to everyone.

Beth Kesler narrated this story and I must admit she is definitely as good as Lia was. I appreciate her brogue while speaking. it was wonderful to listen to her.

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  • Martha Dunlap
  • 01-02-18

They find love......

Our mail order bride is escaping from New York where she witnessed a murder. When she arrives, she finds her husband to be to be handsome and surprise - wealthy. Physically, they are attractive to one another but he states he could never really love her. Of course, she falls in love with him. The murderer tracks her down to her new location and goes to kill her. That is all I am going to tell you. But don't worry, there is a happy ending. I enjoyed the story when I read the book but I enjoyed hearing the story as well.

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  • Leslie Benyon
  • 17-10-17

wonderful<br />Great listen too

Just like a true romance novel sure be. Moving, exciting, breath taking and a beautiful ending.

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  • Angela
  • 13-10-17

A New Life!

I really enjoyed THE DANCING BRIDE by Cynthia Woolf. It was a sweet, clean historical romance. Cynthia did a great job describing Central City and how it was different than New York. I can't wait to listen to THE SAPPHIRE BRIDE and that's exactly what I'm listening to next.

The narrator did a really good job with the characters voices and she kept me immersed from start to finish.