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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author LaVyrle Spencer presents one of her most beloved, enduring stories....

Hoping to escape the shame of her street urchin's life in Boston, Anna Reardon plotted a desperate scheme - to become Karl Lindstrom's mail-order bride in the beautiful, dangerous frontier of Minnesota.

A kind and gentle man, Karl forgave Anna for her deceptions. But there was still one burning secret she had to hide from him, knowing its revelation would destroy the love they had come to cherish.

©1982 LaVyrle Spencer (P)2020 Tantor
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

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This is the first novel I have listened to by LaVyrle Spencer and I am sad to know that she is no longer writing any new novels. I so love how she makes you care so deeply for her characters and how you want so badly for it all to be right in the end. How amazing was the hero, Karl??? How Anna and his love grew was so tender and sweet. *Sigh* ....a perfect romance novel. A few sex scenes make this for mature adults, but it is done w/in the bonds of marriage. As with any mail order bride novels, you will find misrepresentations and hurts that have to be healed as the story progresses. A great start if you've never listened to this author before and I guarantee you will want to listen to more after this jewel!! I am already onto the my second book which, is Ms Spencer's last book but just as good.

Emily Sutton-Smith is my favourite narrator and she was fabulous with the delivery of the story

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The story could have ended by Chapter 7

I was hoping for a great story like Morning Glory, but it just was not ment to be. There was potential but it just fell flat. I skipped to the last 2 chapters and finished the book without having a question of what happened in between.

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My Favorite Author

I love this story set in a period of a time of new beginnings. New settlement, new relationships, and learning.

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  • 06-13-21

Touching

This is a beautiful book I have read in paperback a few times. And loved.

The audio book was great. The accent was not always but it was easy to forgive, the rest of the narration was good.

Loved the characters and the story line. A great feel good story.

Off to find another of Lavyrl Spencer’s audio books 😄😄