• The Irish Orphan Bride

  • Mail Order Brides of Missouri
  • By: Susannah Calloway
  • Narrated by: Colleen Weaver
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Having no family, Jade MacKenna answers a mail order bride advert and travels across the ocean from Ireland to America to meet her intended. Taking the Express Rail to Rough Creek, Missouri, with her future husband, Mike Summerfield, they get caught in a holdup led by the notorious bandit, Hank Bentley. Things turn tragic, and Jade finds herself left alone in a strange land, with her fiancé dying in her arms.

US Marshal Hugo Rhode has been tracking the Bentley gang for months. When his friend Mike is caught in the crossfire, Hugo is charged with caring for Jade. He takes her home to his parents in Rough Creek, and they find that the troubles they’ve been through have drawn them together in ways neither could have imagined.

But Hugo has been burned by love before - and long ago swore to never let himself be hurt like that again. With the Bentley gang out for blood, Hugo and Jade struggle with their feelings for each other, fighting to stay alive and to stay safe and, despite it all, to stay together.

©2020 Tica House Publishing LLC (P)2020 Tica House Publishing LLC

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Satisfied the romantic in me

The Irish Orphan Bride is a delightful story of a mail order bride, Jade. Her journey of heart, soul and body from Ireland to the western U.S., is filled with suspense, heartbreak, compassion and, ultimately, unexpected love. The storyline flows well, transitioning to each setting smoothly. The narrator creates personality to the characters and vivid scene images through her unique voice timbre. This book satisfied the romantic in me, as well as the taste for intrigue. It was quite an enjoyable audible.

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Short and sweet

Really cute story. It was short, but just enough story to be satisfying. The narrator was great. Great choice for a quick read.

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Loved the Irish Accent

Loved the story it has a bit of suspense.The narrator was very good, especially with the Irish accent.

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Excitement from the start

Sometimes with a quick read, the author has to sacrifice much of the storytelling to include all of the outline. The author has found a very even balance between the two. Not an easy feat. I felt that I got to know the main male character Hugo, well. His absence from his family plausible, his commitment to duty understandable and his character consistent.
The main female character Jade, was likable from the first words written about her. She was bubbly, kind and just wanted to be loved, (but not in a sappy dysfunctional way).
The thing I liked best was that even though it was a good guys verses the bad guys with trains, guns and gangs, the author threw in enough curves that rather than try and second guess the plot, I listened to the story as it was told. It was fun to allow the author to lead me on the unpredictable turns the story took.
It’s a clean action/romance read, with very little violence, suitable for pre-teens to adults.

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Great book

loved the storyline, it takes the right person to come into your life to figure out what is really important.
the narration was wonderful

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Enjoyable short story

This is an enjoyable short story. The main characters are likable. I enjoyed the Irish accent. The ending had tense moments with a satisfying outcome.

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Sweet Historical Romance

I enjoyed this short story! The hero is a Marshal, so there's murder, kidnapping, and of course love! I thought the narrator did a great job with her Irish heroine as well as her Western characters!

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Great book!

I listened to this one on audio. The narrator was good and brought the book to life. There was only one time I thought that she used a voice she shouldn't have. All in all, She did a great job.

I loved this book. The idea of someone getting a mail-order bride from across the sea is a plot is unusual. I think I have only read one other. I must say I liked this one better. I liked the suspense in this one. The characters were well thought out and developed wonderfully.

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  • Janalyn
  • 03-27-22

One of the best stories out of Missouri!

The more books I listen to and read by this author the more I love them. They’re short, yet the author achieves to give a full story. Not to mention the narrator who I thought did a great job and love the Irish accent by the way. Win Jade comes all the way from Ireland to be a mail order bride for a banker name Mr. Summers. They couldn’t have been more made for each other had a guardian angel put them together. Unfortunately on the train they run in to Mr. Summers childhood friend Hugo. He is a lawman following a dangerous gang on the train. He can’t say anything as to not blow his cover to any gang members that may be watching. Everything is fine until the gang members decide it is time to steal the silver and this is when Mr. Summers is fatally wounded and Hugo must whisk his intended bride to his mothers house to keep her safe. There is more to the story and I don’t wanna give away the ending because it is so good and yes it’s a happy ending but how does it become one? I love these books and cannot get enough of them. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves historical mail order bride romance you’ll definitely love this story. Please forgive any mistakes in my review I am blind and dictate most of it but all opinions are my own.