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A historical western cowboy romance novel about a mail order bride.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 dA historical western cowboy romance novel about a mail order bride.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 herself is the reason. The men who are attempting to court her are, in her opinion, boring and conceited. Not only that, Tessa craves excitement and adventure, of which there is little in her social circles. By chance, she comes across an advertisement for a bride brokerage company seeking eligible women of good breeding to go west and find husbands.One man on the list catches her eye and she begins corresponding with him, eventually agreeing to go to Montana to meet him. She can’t resist the possibility of finding someone different and even if she doesn’t, the adventure itself would be worth her time. Tessa makes a successful escape and sets out to make a new life in Montana.Dean Samuels is a Montana rancher who is in over his head. His ranch is struggling and his two children are unruly and in need of a caretaker. It’s clear to his younger brother, Marcus, that he needs help. He tells Dean about a mail order bride service and convinces him that he should utilize it to find a wife.After his wife, Sarah, had passed away, Dean never intended to marry again. His ranch and his children became his life. However, it becomes apparent that Sadie, his daughter, and his son, Jack, need stability and love. The demands of raising his children and keeping his head above water financially have taken a toll and Dean grudgingly gives in to Marcus’ idea.Sarah had been the love of his life and Dean doesn’t intend to let any other woman into his heart. He’s locked those kinds of emotions deep inside, not wanting to take the chance of getting hurt like that again. Because Dean has trouble expressing his feelings in writing, his younger brother Marcus agrees to help write the letters to Tessa. Dean is happy to leave that part up to him.When Dean and Tessa meet, sparks fly between the two strong willed people. Tessa is disappointed that Dean isn’t the romantic, sophisticated man she was lead to believe he was in the letters she received. Dean is aggravated that she isn’t a meek woman who is easily managed. Never mind the fact that she has no idea of how to take care of children and keep a home.Dean and Tessa 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? Their future happiness hangs in the balance under the Montana skies....

Title : Westward Winds
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ISBN : 22670973
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Number of Pages : 166 Pages
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Westward Winds Reviews

  • Shiloh Saddler
    2019-04-24 11:19

    I couldn't get into this book. While I liked both the hero and heroine I never felt connected to them because of the author's distant writing style. Too much of the book was telling rather than showing. As another reviewer pointed out, there were many non-historical phrases which pulled me out of the book. It took a long time for the book to build up steam and it wasn't worth the wait. I won't be continuing this series.

  • Delta
    2019-04-29 14:06

    DNF at 33% (9-01-15)This is one of those "historicals" that, if you were to take away the references to the horse and buggy, etc., you would think was contemporary based on the way the characters interact with one another, language, etc.--not historical enough for me to stick with.DNF at 70% (11-13-15)I came across this and picked it up again...really tried to finish but DNF. Among the historical inaccuracies are- The h cohabitates with her prospective groom for two months prior to the wedding with no chaperone other than the children.- The bride wears lipstick at her wedding.- The conversation sounds like it could be from present day.Feel free to skip this one.

  • Heidi
    2019-05-08 13:09

    2.5 stars. This book was free on Amazon. The cover made me nervous but after reading the reviews, they all claimed it was clean.... so I gave it a try. Except for a few unnecessary comments by the main characters parents towards the first of the story ( which honestly were just weird and so unneeded.) it was clean, which was great!. Didn't have a ton of substance to the plot, but it was a sweet romance...and I liked the main characters.

  • Lydia Ruth
    2019-05-04 09:09

    FineThe title is very long, but it is accurate. It is a clean historical romance. The story was fine. It was a typical mail order bride story, but it did have a few twists, which set it apart from other books. However, it took me a long time to connect to the characters, and I felt their relationship was too simplistic until about 75% of the way through the book. I didn't ever really connect with Tessa as a character because I felt like she acclimated to her environment way too quickly. She learns to cook, live on a ranch, housekeep, and take care of two small children with no problems at all? That seemed a little far-fetched. The book does clearly set up for future books in the series. I'm not sure if I will read them simply because I never felt like I connected to the characters. The story was fine; the characters were fine. Nothing really stood out as making this book special. However, I did like that it was a clean romance.

  • Angelica
    2019-05-20 16:05

    This was a fast moving and quick read. Sometimes a bit to fast and not developed for my taste, and in other places the author did a great job. I liked the fact that it wasn't all sex like many shorter books lately. I felt that it was a slightly stiffer characters and then they took to each other and the story catapulted from there, I would have liked this a bit longer to more develop the story but it was a nice car ride read. Thanks!

  • Sylvia
    2019-05-20 11:16

    While the story itself was enjoyable, the writing style and numerous historic inaccuracies are what stood out for me. In fact, the entire story felt more like a contemporary novel than historical. Overall the novel was a disappointment. The strange part is that I liked all of the secondary characters and found myself wanting to know all of their stories! However, I don't want to actually read them. How bizarre!

  • Terena
    2019-05-10 09:52

    I liked the book, but it was not something I couldn't put down. It did not have any sex or violence, so I guess if u want that, don't pick this one up. If u don't like those things, then u would like this book I'm sure. The heroine was strong but the issues both the H/h were dealing with at the end, which was causing them a lot of conflict, was kind of dragged out. I'm undecided about whether to read the next one of the series.

  • Kallie
    2019-05-14 16:03

    So much head hopping. Everyone has a point of view - everyone. Don't get me started on the plot or the lack of conflict. I'm on page 74. I give up. But there were very few typos.

  • Rabid Reader
    2019-04-25 14:59

    This is a sweet, clean historical romance set in Montana. Tessa is strong willed and knows her own mind; she takes things into her own hands and leaves the constraints of her privileged life to become a male order bride in the wilds of Montana. Dean is an appealing character. He is strong, loyal and torn between falling in love with Tessa or continuing to cling to the memory of his deceased wife. The care and love he shows his children warms your heart and the interactions with his brothers are amusing and very sibling like. The development of Dean & Tessa’s romance is slow and steady and my only criticism was that the argument they had dragged on a bit too long. Though not always historically correct it is still a fun, sweet story and you can’t help but like these entertaining characters. The narrator of the audiobook does a great job with the different accents and shows tension, sorrow and amusement in all the right places. This is a light, entertaining audiobook, that gave me a relaxed afternoon of listening. I received the audiobook at no cost and under no obligation.

  • Susan Jenkins (Tely)
    2019-05-06 17:01

    First, I believe the description of the book is wrong. Tessa is not spoiled. She knows what she wants and what she doesn't want, and she sticks to her guns until she gets it. Dean's children are NOT unruly, they're perfectly lovely children. Marcus did write the letters and I understand Tessa being upset about it, but not to the point where that's about the whole of the book. The fight between Tessa and Dean about the letters and him not hearing what she's saying. Dean is damaged from the death of his first wife and child. He has a hard time getting his feelings out. Ok, I get that, but FEELING and LISTENING are two different things. Also, Tessa did run away from home to have a grand adventure, situations that she could write about. Yes, Dean was deceitful about the letters, but so was she as to the real reason she came to him - to have an adventure. Dean was just a side note to her, at first.I feel the writer relied too much on the disagreement between Tessa and Dean in this book. The story could have been more substantial if there were other things going on.

  • Jackie
    2019-04-22 14:59

    Tessa is indeed strong willed, strong minded and at times a bit hard too like even when she is right about sticking to her convictions.Dean is a solid man whose life was turned inside out at too young an age not once but multiple times so when he finds himself not only responding to Tessa but actually enjoying life fully for the first time in more years than he can remember he does not know quite what to do with his emotions.As far as the story goes it is smoothly paced with an easy to follow plot, actually a fast read that is over too soon with a satisfying ending that makes it a good stand alone but also makes one want to continue to see if the rest of the brothers and Tessa's younger sisters find themselves together and as well suited as she and Dean are.Romance with mentions of sex without graphic details is not new to me but a refreshing throwback to how it used to be when read others in the genre growing up on western writers who only referenced the intimacies shared without going into greatly detailed descriptions.Nice change of pace from my normal reads.

  • Sue
    2019-05-21 17:11

    Great story of leaving affluence behind to search for a simpler, more fulfilling life. Good, cozy read. Nice characters; good love story.Follow Tessa as she meets and marries the eldest brother in the Samuels family. Dean is a bit uptight and not willing to love again, after losing his first wife in childbirth with their third child. Now, raising his daughter and his son with only the help of his two younger brothers, he finally gives in to needing a wife to help with the ranch and raising his children.Little did he know what he was getting with his Irish American wife! Tessa O'Connor is one tough cookie and undaunted by what faces her away from her high society living in Philadelphia...

  • Kathy Jo
    2019-05-21 13:51

    I really liked the first half of the book. I was enjoying it and glad to be spending my Saturday afternoon reading. Cue the second half of the book. It fell flat for me and had me rolling my eyes a lot. Ended up not enjoying it as much as I was hoping I would. Even though I liked some of the secondary characters I just can't see myself continuing on with the series.

  • sheila hamblin
    2019-04-28 09:08

    Very niceThe story could have been a tad longer. But it is a sweet Romance. I like Tessa striking out on her own. She was brave. The story didn't have any real danger in it. Suspense was lacking. Will keep it.

  • Emily
    2019-05-14 17:00

    Wow it was awful. I don't know if I could express how awful it was.

  • Sandie Laughner
    2019-05-08 14:02

    Well, I for one really enjoyed this book. Rich city girl heads West to become a mail order bride. I thought that the whole story was sweet and entertaining.

  • Eileen Gross
    2019-04-24 09:17

    I really enjoyed this book. It was sweet and clean. Tessa showed great courage setting off after a different life than what she grew up with. I look forward to reading the next two in the series.

  • Lbousson
    2019-04-30 13:02

    Mail Order Bride: Westward Winds (Mail Order Brides #1) — Linda Bridey (18 chapters + Epilogue) July 22-23, 2017This is a 99% clean romance (there was one little vanilla sex scene near the beginning of the book, but it wasn’t anything really squeamish.) This follows the story of a young woman who has grown up in the wealthy class, only to be bored by her suitors and her requirements as a young lady in high society. In order to gather a broader experience, she decides to become a mail order bride in an effort to experience a different kind of life. What she ends up experiencing is the plot of the story. There is no sexual scenes. This is suitable reading for any age group. For a very open-minded reader, this could be hard to stomach, but for me, who falls into that category, it was a nice change of pace from my normal reading pleasures. It was a very fast read, and when I got down to the end, I was sad to see it end. This series look like they are all the stories are very affordable and fast reads, so if you are into clean western romances, this might be a good series for you. (There are something like 21 books in this series.) So, really, to spend less than $20 on all the stories is not a bad price, all things considered.I can actually see myself buying a few more in this series. I really like the family dynamics of the O’Conners and Samuels. If this series continues with these families and friends, I know I would enjoy reading them. Mostly because they are so different from the other stories I tend to read. I like a good Western romance, and the fact that there is no sex, except implied makes it quaint and sweet.The only thing I did not like about this story was the epilogue. Generally I don’t like those anyway, but this one was a bit bizarre, in that it wasn’t something that happened a few weeks, months, or years later. This chapter followed the along the timeline of the other chapters. Maybe calling it chapter 19 would have been more appropriate? Otherwise, a nice quick HEA read.Three stars.

  • Barbara Lee Wood
    2019-05-07 15:10

    HIGHS AND LOWS OF LOVE💕Tessa a socialite from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who has grown tired of that life. She feels stifled and unfulfilled regarding her life. She answered a newspaper advertising for mail order brides, unbeknownst to her parents, she answered the ad. Bottom line she left for Montana to meet her future husband and his children. Things became rocky after Tessa discovered Dean didn't write the letters, but that his brother Marcus wrote the letters for Dean with his approval..Lots of action not gun action, but feelings of misunderstood, which almost ended the marriage before it even started. This an example of how life was in the west, because of scarcity of women. Anyone reading this series won't be disappointed💞

  • Kathy A. Davies
    2019-04-28 14:10

    Mail order BrideThis book let's us know this is one special lady that choose hard work and a purpose to life other than becoming a high society wife. She was just upset that the men in her life did not listen when women had something to say. She became a mail order brides to show others there were ways of life different but still fulfilling.

  • Melissa
    2019-05-14 11:11

    Good BookThe story line was good, the characters interesting, and the setting well described. The "clean" romantic & sexual content was clean. Spoiler alert! There was a lot of making love in a few creative places with a lot of passion, but no descriptions beyond kissing & holding each other close. It was a little light on the Christian content.

  • Elizabeth Sintes
    2019-04-28 11:17

    Mail Order BrideOh what a beautiful book. First of all the writer wrote such a wonderful story about a family and a couple falling in love and how they worked out their difference with each other. The Arthur wrote such a story about three brothers worked together in building up their ranch and still help one another in their personal.

  • Karen
    2019-05-09 12:18

    The mail-ordered bride & groom have different expectations & have been representing themselves as slightly less than truthful for valid reasons. However, will pride be an insurmountable barrier to a grieving family & obstinate débutant?It's an interesting take on motivations to take such a risky marriage.

  • James Overcash
    2019-04-30 09:12

    Headstrong society miss becomes mail order brideLove the genre. Stand alone tale. Looks like there are more tales to follow about both the bride's & groom's family members. I read the full story before putting the book down. Lovely meeting of minds & bodies with romance, not steamy sex scenes. Believable conflict as plot developes. A keeper for sure!

  • Crystal Hewitt
    2019-05-03 16:54

    Clean and sweet, I highly recommend this entire series.Yes they are a bit formulaic, however I really did enjoy all the secondary characters and watching all of them develop. The author did a great job humanizing ALL of these characters in this series. They have good and negative qualities, and of course they learn from their mistakes (eventually).

  • NormaJean Draves
    2019-05-09 10:13

    Good book I need a good book and this was it. I really enjoyed this book and I 'm looking forward to more of these book.Tesa was strong head women and to step out dof her life style and go West was a big step for her. Dean had his problems too. Very good bookYes I would recommend this book.

  • Brittany
    2019-05-22 15:55

    This was book 1 in a new series for me. I have enjoyed it a great deal. I have already started book 2. In this book we meet Tessa who is looking for a new life and Dean that needs a new life. This story was really well done and I enjoyed it a great deal. I cannot wait until for this series.

  • Sandie Parrish
    2019-04-28 09:07

    Westward Winds - Mail Order BrideThis is a fun book about a shockingly behaved young woman from a wealthy family in Pittsburgh in the mid 1800's. She is bored with the life offered by her family and answers an ad for a mail-order bride. Life gets very complicated after that.

  • Maureen
    2019-05-01 15:50

    Interesting readThe story was captivating. It truly was a clean uplifting book. It brought me into their lives and kept me there. Dean and Tessa made me part of their family by reading their tale. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

  • Debbie Scott
    2019-04-25 14:54

    VERY GOOD WESTERN ROMANCEGreat characters and a very fine storyline. Tessa seems like she has a backbone and a mind of her own. Dean is like most country boys, shy, loyal a stubborn streak. This book made an engaging love story. Thank you, Danny Scott.