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Summary

Jael Wheeler’s life in Philadelphia turns upside down with the tragic loss of her father, who leaves her penniless. To survive, Jael becomes a Mail Order Bride. Upon finding a man willing to marry her, Jael heads for Montana, only to discover her fiancé has fled, chasing another woman to Denver.

Monty Stone, in Fort Riggins, Montana, isn’t interested in marrying. Yet, while staying at the town’s boarding house, he finds a lonely and beautiful Jael and becomes her friend.

A mysterious cowboy haunts Jael, following her and watching her every move. Women are going missing, and rumor has it, they’re being sold to miners.

Monty takes Jael to visit the homestead he’s awaiting the deed on. A violent snowstorm traps them in the cabin overnight, deepening their affection. Upon their return to town, Jael once again notices the cowboy watching her.
 

Monty’s deed comes in, and he moves to the cabin. When Jael is kidnapped by the mysterious man, can Monty track her down in time to rescue her?

©2022 Tica House Publishing LLC (P)2022 Tica House Publishing LLC

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Another great historical romance by Susanna Callaway!

When JL‘s dad dies and leaves her with nothing. Her kindly neighbor takes her in and convinces her to become a mail order bride, but when she arrives in Montana she finds out the man she wants to marry his fled after a saloon girl. She doesn’t know what else to do so when the trainmaster takes her to the local boarding house she is taken in by another kind woman Mrs. right. When she tells the landlady she has no money, the landlady Pats Ohana tells her no worries she can work at the boarding house for one board. JL is happy with the prospect of having a safe place to live and on top of this she meets Monte. Monty is waiting for the date for his land to come in until it does he snow wish to marry. So when he takes JL to see his property and a snow storm blows in he is surprised at the feelings he starts having for the pretty young woman, not to mention JL starts to feel something for him as well. Returning to the boarding house the older married Woman who keeps trying to flirt with Monty tries to disparage JL‘s reputation and insist and insinuates that she is tawdry and a floozy. The landlady and Monty are having none of this, but Almonte make an honest woman out of jail or is it going to take something even bigger like almost losing her to make him realize he has found his one and only? This book was so good I love the narrator Kathleen Strickler is one of my favorite narrators and I love when she does the mail order bride books. Not to mention Susanna Callaway is one of my favorite MLB authors it’s so needless to say I highly highly recommend this book or any book narrated by Kathleen and written by Susanna it is a perfect combination. Please forgive any grammatical or punctuation of errors, I dictate my review because I am blind but all opinions are my own.

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I loved the narration of Kathleen Strecker, she brings the characters to life.


Jael loses her father and her her home. Wanting an adventure in her life Jael signs up to become a mail order bride. After getting abandoned by groom the real adventure begins.

Jael goes West expecting a finance to be waiting for her. He isn't. Instead she meets Monty. Monty isn't looking for a wife .

Very exciting story and loving end!

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Good listen

I was given this free review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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  • 20-03-22

Exactly what I wanted

An easy to listen to audiobook. I enjoyed the story with my 2 teenagers during car trip, without worry of any raunch! That’s rare! They even wanted to finish the story with me after we got home.
There were no extreme surprises here really. I don’t mind. The description and title told me exactly the kind of story it would be.
The narrator did a wonderful job, sounded easy-going, and moved the story right along at a comfortable pace.
The Handsome Boarder is just right for light hearted entertainment.
I received a review copy and am leaving an honest review by my own choice.

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  • shonna513
  • 17-02-22

Loved It!

I really loved the story and the narration was phenomenal! I would definitely recommend this book. I would have loved it to be longer.

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  • Donna
  • 30-01-22

Short but Good

I really enjoyed this book and the narrator. Short story but very exciting and wonderful story.