Author: Debra Holland
Narrator: Lara Asmundson
Length: 6 hours 31 minutes
Series: Mail-Order Brides of the West, Book 3
Publisher: Debra Holland
Released: Jan. 20, 2015
Genre: Romance; Historical Fiction
High-society lady Darcy Russell has a dangerous secret. The only way to stay safe is to flee far away and marry a man who knows nothing about her family background or their money. All she asks for is a husband who lives in the country, is kind, and will match her intellectual interests, especially with modern philosophy. Shy Gideon Walker has escaped the pressures and abuse of his family and found a refuge in the forest around Sweetwater Springs, Montana. There, he’s created a fairy-tale setting and crafts whimsical furniture, which few people ever see. An avid reader and student of philosophy, he longs for a wife to love and to share his gentle abode. Yet he can’t bring himself to go out into the world to find her. When neighboring mail-order bride Lina Barrett sets up a match between the two, Darcy believes she’s found her safe haven–until her secrets catch up with her. Mail-Order Brides of the West: Darcy takes place simultaneously with Mail-Order Brides of the West: Heather and is set seven years before Wild Montana Sky. See Caroline Fyffe’s companion book, Mail-Order Brides of the West: Katherine to find out what happens to Darcy’s friend and fellow mail-order bride when she travels to Y Knot, Montana.
Debra Holland wears many “hats.” She’s a psychotherapist and corporate crisis/grief counselor, as well as a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Montana Sky Series, sweet, historical Western romance. She’s a three-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist and one-time winner. In 2013, Amazon selected Starry Montana Sky as a top 50 greatest love stories pick. She is also the author of The Gods’ Dream Trilogy (fantasy romance). Dr. Debra received a master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California (USC). She has written the nonfiction books, The Essential Guide to Grief and Grieving and Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude: a Ten-Minute eBook. She’s a contributing author to The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing. Lara Asmundson is a voice actor based in the SF Bay area with many VO credits including radio and TV commercials, industrial narration, video game characters and of course audiobook narration. She has even given voice to an animated toy cat! Her journey to voice acting was a bit unusual having started her career life as a biomedical clinical researcher. The voice acting journey began as an exploration in creativity but quickly developed into a passion and finally a new career. She has been a working voice actor for 10 years. With over 40 audiobook titles to her credit she has given life to countless characters from young immigrant women seeking new lives and love in the 1890’s Western US to modern day romantic heroines. Her warm voice and conversational style draws the listener in and holds them through the ups and downs of the stories she tells. I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Debra Holland. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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