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Beautiful, spirited heiress McKenna Frasier–daughter to one of the Butte Copper Kings—vowed eternal love to Sinclair Douglas before she left for college and an introduction to society. Four years in New York and travel abroad have opened her eyes, making her realize she wanted more than marriage and a simple Montana life. But when McKenna commits an unforgivable transgressBeautiful, spirited heiress McKenna Frasier–daughter to one of the Butte Copper Kings—vowed eternal love to Sinclair Douglas before she left for college and an introduction to society. Four years in New York and travel abroad have opened her eyes, making her realize she wanted more than marriage and a simple Montana life. But when McKenna commits an unforgivable transgression and destroys her reputation, her dreams are shattered and she is forced to return to Montana disgraced, disowned and unmarriageable. Sinclair Douglas left Butte to escape the Frasier power and Frasier name, but suddenly all anyone talks about in Marietta is scandalous McKenna Douglas, Paradise Valley’s new teacher. Sin doesn’t want to know about McKenna anymore. He doesn’t want to have to help her, and he sure as hell doesn’t want to love her. But McKenna has lived so long in his heart that it’s her home–even if she doesn’t deserve to be there. But if there is one man who knows how to rebuild a life when all dreams have been smashed, it’s fierce, uncompromising Sinclair Douglas. Can Sinclair and McKenna heal enough to find their own Christmas miracle, and one more chance at love?...

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away in montana Reviews

  • Wendy'sThoughts
    2019-03-05 08:45

    4 Not Victims of The Times Stars* * * *Over the years I have read about a place called Marietta, Montana. There have been many tales referring back to those who were there from the start... back when Cowboys were really serious Cowboys and Women...well women....Had better know their place and what the rules were...Because make no mistake...in the 1800's....there were many rules about all the things a woman could and could not do.... and if she pushed that line a little too far...or fell in love with the wrong man...one who had other ideas than the best...this woman in the 1800's could loose Everything.Men had it a bit easier but had their own issues ... People needed to stay within their "Stations".... if you were a worker...then loving and marrying an heiress of the company you worked for was not attainable...This didn't seem to deter our main fella though... Sinclair Douglas was taken with McKenna Fraiser ever since he was a teen. His father was a worker at her father's mine.When they were young, their friendship was innocent... but as they grew up, he felt in his heart...she was his. It didn't matter their different status.Awww Puppy love, so pure..so naive...Sinclair finally had to let McKenna experience the life she was supposed to... travel the world, go to college... take advantage of all the privileges afforded her. Things were going well for McKenna yet, she had a very hard time playing by all those stuffy, silly rules...She would do things which were not the society's way. She didn't listen to those around her... and unfortunately, she didn't heed her own little voice whispering to her...when she was lead astray and betrayed. McKenna paid the ultimate price for her betrayal and had to return back to Marietta not as the Carefree Heiress but as the School Marm. Those who loved gossip and had been mean girls in the making thrived on McKenna's situation... using any opportunity to remind her of her fall from grace. What annoyed them was McKenna's determination to be strong and stay her course...be the woman she wanted to be.During McKenna's time away, Sinclair was maturing and making his way. He became much more than a miner, moving into management and then starting out on his own. He was now a man to be looked up to... a prize catch...invited and part of the town.... and from this perspective, he sees what the town is doing or trying to do to McKenna...and he does not like it...not one little bit.This was a top notch read and wonderful way to get a taste of times gone by and what the Marietta history was ...first hand, so to speak...I think there may be more coming and I will be on the look out for the next.I would like to mention another Goodreads member, Marsha Spohn, had an amazing review... it was just perfect. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review.For more Reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways

  • Carrie
    2019-03-23 03:08

    McKenna Frasier had fallen for Sinclair Douglas when the pair were very young and McKenna has the opportunity to tutor Sinclair. But McKenna's family was incredibly wealthy and Sinclair's father simply worked in the mines which seemed to also be the path that Sinclair himself would head down one day. When it came time for McKenna to leave for college and an introduction to society she pledged her love to Sinclair but as the years past McKenna found herself to be having to much fun in the big city to return to Montana and Sinclair. But then the day came that McKenna's reputation came into question and she had to return home a shamed woman after which her father disowned her. Now making a life for herself as a schoolteacher McKenna finds herself crossing paths with Sinclair once again. Sinclair had waited patiently behind for McKenna and made something of himself while she was gone but McKenna finds herself not trusting anyone after her experience in the city so will there be any hope for this pair after all this time?Away in Montana is the first book of the Douglas Ranch of Paradise Valley series. What I didn't realize when I picked this one up was that this particular read is actually historical fiction and takes place back in 1889. This was actually a lovely surprise to get to visit the small towns life of Montana that I've read about in many other stories but back while the towns were being formed.The story had great characters to go along with the lovely setting and really seemed authentic to the times. It's a clean romance where the characters do share a past together but need to overcome things years later to hopefully find their happily ever after in the story. I'd definitely recommend this one to any fan of historical romance. I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley. For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.wordpress....

  • Elaine
    2019-03-22 07:01

    I have read quite a few of the Montana romances but have to say this is the first one I’ve read that was set back in the 19th century. It starts on October 26th, 1889 and is a real page turner! It was great to meet the ancestors of so many of the characters familiar from contemporary stories set in this location - and whilst it isn’t necessary to have read any of these stories to enjoy this one, I loved it from start to finish!McKenna Frasier is the daughter to one of the Butte Copper Kings and grew up in Butte. She went to school there and swore eternal love to her friend’s older brother, Sinclair Douglas, before going off to study and explore far flung places. Whilst she was away, Sin worked hard to better himself and try to be more worthy of her love. She, however, didn’t return to him but became notorious because of her flaunting conventional expectations. Shamed, disinherited by her father, she has to earn her own living and takes on the job of teacher in the wilds of Montana. That’s where she discovers Sinclair has also moved to but now he’s a ranch owner and well respected in the community. Her selfishness drove them apart but the two still love each other, even if not prepared to admit it! With his family determined to prevent McKenna and Sinclair getting together, another potential and favoured bride in waiting and coping with the harsh basic conditions, this isn’t going to be easy - things will go with a bang in the end but will that bring them together or tear them apart forever?With great characters, superb writing, totally enthralling and an explosive plot, this is a superb addition to the Montana stories and a brilliant start to a new series. I’ll definitely be looking out for more in future and have no hesitation in highly recommending it to anyone who enjoys these genres.Many thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for gifting me an ARC of this novel with no obligation. This is my honest review.

  • Marsha Spohn
    2019-03-04 08:04

    Reviewed at Keeper BookshelfThe rules for women in the late 1800’s were far, far different than those we face today. Then a mistake, even a perceived mistake could cost a young woman her reputation, and just about everything else, for in that time a woman’s reputation was her fortune… no matter her wealth. McKenna Frasier was young, beautiful, headstrong, stubborn and convinced that the stupid rules of society didn’t apply to her. They were ridiculous and she ignored them when it suited her, even those times when that little voice was saying in her head… you’re going too far… still, she continued doing what she pleased. Oh, there wasn’t a mean bone in her body, she simply wanted her freedom and independence. Her mistake, the real one, was in trusting the wrong man – a man with a very different agenda than hers. And her fall, when it came was long, painful and life changing.Sinclair had loved McKenna since she was around 13. Yes, to start it was a friendship that slowly turned into a deep, abiding love for her that it seemed nothing could ever change. He knew the chances of ever being able to marry were against them. He was the son of a miner, then a miner in one of her father’s mines. She was an heiress. So he, at least, had no rose colored glasses to see the true situation. Yet he was determined to become a man she would be proud to marry and he worked his way up through the mines to management. Right up until a horrific accident took lives – then he walked away and sought his fortune elsewhere. And was successful. He had let McKenna go when she went off to college, then trips to New York or the continent. They wrote, well, he tried but he never was too good at writing and his work in the mine was exhausting so the letters dwindled over time. Still he held on to his hopes. Right up until McKenna’s fall from grace. Even in these backwaters, the gossip mills still worked very well.Now, McKenna was back in Marietta, Montana. Her father had disowned her, cut her off from funds and family. She was hired as a school teacher for the area, with a tiny split log cabin on the edge of the school property. She lived on the kindness of neighbors, well, the ones who actually spoke to her. She kept her head down, did her job and survived. It was a Halloween party that she had forced an invitation to that McKenna finally realized just how long reaching her actions were as she was snubbed, ignored and looked through by the town’s good citizens. People she once called friends would have nothing to say to her. And the man she’d loved and hurt gave her the biggest set down of all. She truly was at rock bottom now, and she, as well as the townsfolk, knew it.I have been waiting to read Away In Montana since I first heard of it – and it was a wonderful experience. To go back in time to meet the founding members of some of the well known families I’ve come to love in modern day Marietta was a pure joy. McKenna and Sinclair Douglas was the perfect couple to start this series off. I cannot remember a time when I felt a character’s pain so vividly as I did with McKenna. There were moments of tears, I’m not ashamed to admit that. She was so isolated, so lonely, so determined to make it no matter what. She would survive. Sinclair’s pain was equally strongly felt, but for different reasons. It was so obvious that these two people belonged together, yet society’s rules of the time simply stood in their way.This review has gone on too long as it is – but the truth is I could talk about this story for hours. If you have ever visited Marietta, Montana and enjoyed the uniqueness of that town, the surrounding areas and the amazing people who live there then you owe it to yourself to go back in time to the beginning for a fantastic story of love, loss and rediscovery. I cannot give high enough praise for this story. It will draw you in and wring every emotion possible from you as you fall into the lives of McKenna and Sinclair. It’s impossible not to. And the ending… there are no words for that ending. You need to read this one. You deserve it.*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this novel. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this story.*

  • Barbara
    2019-02-26 02:07

    Away in Montana (Paradise Valle Ranch Book 1)The love story of McKenna and Sinclair. McKenna left New York on a scandal and in now back in Paradise Valle disinherited, poor and ow working as a teacher. Sinclair as love her sense they where children but now she will not marry him. Can he win her back? Good story.

  • Jackie
    2019-03-22 05:11

    15 years have passed and MacKenna Frasier returned to Marietta Montana disgraced, disillusioned, disowned and utterly humiliated thanks to a lapse of judgement that cost her every creature comfort she cherished.Now a school teacher living in a one-room log cabin the former heiress is one step above total poverty and learning every day just how tough life can be for a woman in her position.Sinclair Douglas never expected his first and only love to return to Marietta and now that MacKenna is back he finds himself experiencing conflicting feelings towards the girl who left him and the woman she has become.A western romance set in a time where every chore took twice as long and life was lived day by day by most.This was a story about new beginnings, second chances and personal growth as well as finally understanding what one thought they wanted could not hold a candle to what they actually needed out of life to be totally happy.

  • Aura
    2019-03-05 06:55

    Fun and short romance set in Montana in the 1880's. McKenna is a not so young (25) beauty who comes to a small town in Montana as a teacher. Everyone in town knows she is an heiress who was disowned by her father and disgraced by a man back in NY. Here in Montana she faces Sinclair, her teen love and a man she was supposed to wait for but whom she dissed. I liked this fairly clean romance. Its always nice to read about Montana, good american values and strong female main character.

  • Susannah Carleton
    2019-02-27 04:09

    A childhood friendship turns into love, but independent, wealthy MacKenna Frasier does not realize how special her relationship with miner Sinclair Douglas is until she believes she has lost it.

  • Taco Tuesday
    2019-03-05 03:55

    2.5 stars. I appreciated the feminism in the story (something that doesn’t often come up in historical romance novels), but I was frustrated with the heroine at times. I’ll probably read the next book in the series.

  • Sydney Blackburn
    2019-03-11 07:06

    I did not think my first "this book insults readers" review of 2018 would come so soon. Surprise! My expectations for this book were pretty low after looking at the poorly photoshopped cover--ninety percent of the time if the cover is slipshod, so is the story within. Having low expectations in general is quite good--it gives me a lot of room to be pleasantly surprised, and I'm usually not disappointed if it's exactly as poor as I expected.And yet.This is how the book opens, the very first paragraph of the very first chapter: October 26, 1889McKenna Frasier shivered as a gust of blustery autumn wind sent red and gold leaves tumbling down Bramble Lane. Her fingers felt cold and stiff from gripping the invitation to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bramble’s Hallowe’en Revels so tightly.Porter, Jane. Away in Montana (Paradise Valley Ranch Book 1) (Kindle Locations 83-85). Tule Publishing. Kindle Edition. With the opening paragraph so full of anachronisms, I knew the author didn't care enough about the story to do any research. And since it was obvious the author didn't give a shit, neither did I.I kept reading to 6% before I DNF'd.But wait! you say. How can you rate it when you didn't read it?Because the book already failed. It's supposed to be an historical romance not a "romance with vaguely 19th and early 20th century things in."It's entirely possible the romance aspect of the book isn't the utter failure the historical aspect is, but between the lazy research (if any was done at all) and slapdash cover, the odds are not in the readers' favour.If you like faux history dressings on a romance that is very likely constructed of tropes, this may just be your catnip.If you love reading historical romance for a romance in a rich, well researched historical setting, stay far, far away from this book.

  • Fiona Marsden
    2019-02-24 06:52

    This is a historical set at the end of the 19th century in the town of Marietta made popular by the Tule contemporary novellas set in Montana.Sinclair Douglas and McKenna Frasier grew up in Butte, a big city at the time. He came from a poor mining family and her father owned the copper mine empire. You can see where this is heading.Sinclair met McKenna at school. She was in his sister's class and he was older. Despite the difference in class, they became friends, even when he was forced to leave school at the death of his father to work in the mines to support his family. Aided and abetted by his sister they continued their friendship. And then McKenna went away to college back east.This is the story of a young woman who has grown up spoiled and pampered by an indulgent father. Her love for Sinclair was something outside that and in her immaturity she didn't value it. Instead she allowed herself to be lured by the bright lights of New York high society. She didn't realise the cost to herself and her reputation, thinking as the rich Miss Frasier she would be immune to censure when she pushed the limits of allowable conduct for a young single woman.Now she is reaping the result of her immature rebellion, the only job she could get at an isolated school outside Marietta, but looked at askance because of the scandal.It is here she meets Sinclair again. He has settled in Marietta with his mother and sister. These old friends are less than happy to see her again and McKenna knows she is not marriage material any longer, being tainted with her past misbehaviour.It is very sweet and a little bit painful watching Sinclair and McKenna circle each other, him the faithful swain, humiliated and discarded by the rich miss and she hurt by her own folly that lost her everything she didn't know she valued until it was gone.It was a lovely story with some angsty moments and very suited to the season. We meet the heroine of the next in this series and she will have some redeeming of character needed as she doesn't come across well in her dealings with McKenna.I received this from Netgalley for an unbiased review.

  • Julie Barrett
    2019-03-11 03:05

    Away In Montana by Jane PorterBook starts out with the teacher and she's been invited to the Bramble House Halloween party.Book catches you up to speed, it's 1880s and she is there as a schoolteacher.Sinclair Douglas is a miner manager and he's broken it up with McKenna. His father had died in the mine and he had taken over his job.She was to marry him according to her father's rules but she wanted no part of it. She had returned to the area and was now hired as a school teacher.As he takes her home in his carriage after the children's party he learns she gave up the stove and put it in the schoolhouse so children would be warm during winter months. He's going to make it work, make things right with her...Story goes back in time to when she tutored Sinclair til his father died in her father's copper mine. He wasn't allowed to be passed to the next grade til he could read and write.His mother and sister visit and let it be known in their own way she'll never be Sinclair's and not to hurt him, again.Loved hearing of the fashion business and Montanas' statehood and especially the events in the mine.This book contains mysteries, romance, drama, action with twists and turns, nature and frugal living and history.Other books in the series will be out in June 2017 and the following year.Received this from the author and this is my honest review.

  • Shelagh
    2019-03-14 05:48

    I have an infected foot. It's been driving me up the wall with pain and frustration and so today I decided to do the right thing by it and rest. This, of course meant reading, and Jane Porter's latest novel beckoned me. Away In Montana is, I think, Jane Porter's first historical western and I can't tell you how pleased I was that my sore foot gave me the perfect excuse to read.This story sang to me from the first page. I just couldn't put it down. McKenna, with her stubborn streak and Sinclair, always so caring and protective of those he loves, are both characters that I related to and cared about from the first. I admit I wanted to knock some sense into McKenna's head on more than one occasion, but more than that I wanted to knock some caring and compassion into the fine women of Marietta. I found myself so engrossed by this tale. I'm thrilled that Jane Porter has ventured into historicals and delighted that there's another on the way. If it's as good as this story has been I'll find it impossible to put down too.

  • Becky Burciaga
    2019-03-08 07:51

    After having so many stories revolving around the town of Marietta, Montana, it was delightful to read the story of how it all began in the late 1800's. I hadn't realized, prior to reading, that the book was a historical romance, or that it takes place in the very same town of Marietta that I'd come to enjoy reading about. Ms Porter did a remarkable job of setting up the historical foundation for all the stories to follow for the town and the Sinclair Douglas family. Her depiction of how hard life was for a woman, as well as the prejudices that took place towards what the town considered an outcast, was eye opening and just plain said. The hard conditions were laid out so perfectly that it was easy to immerse myself in the story and feel McKenna's fear and pain. The interactions between Sinclair and McKenna were enlightening, their relationship touching. I look forward to reading more books by Ms Porter, her style of writing was enjoyable to read. This book was provided by the Publisher and Netgalley, I am voluntarily providing my honest review.

  • Bette Hansen
    2019-03-07 02:08

    Loved this!! I've enjoyed most of the Marietta stories and it was fun to read the history of one of my favorite fictional towns. McKenna and Sinclair were friends throughout their youth. Their feelings went far deeper than friendship but in 1889 society's rules said that the two could not be together. He was a poor miner and she was an heiress. After going off to college, McKenna's strong will and resentment towards the rules society placed on her leave her with broken dreams and a damaged reputation. She has no choice but to return to Marietta. Sinclair has spent this time working hard and raising his status in life. No longer is he a poor miner, he is a mine owner and someone who demands respect. Sinclair is not happy about how the town is treating McKenna when she returns and vows to do everything in his power to help her. Keeping her out of his heart again will be the hardest thing he's ever tried to do.This one is very well done and definitely a book I recommend.

  • Margaret Sholders
    2019-03-13 06:06

    Oh Jane you tore me apart! I have most of your books. They know mostly that there is some fun and everyone is really OK. This story starts at the beginning of Marietta. I had tissues in my lap so I could grab one quick. Sinclair worked for McKenna's father running his mines until he couldn't take it anymore. McKenna was sent west to Montana because she was fallen. Now she is in a cabin and teaches the children. Once upon a time they loved each other but she was only for herself. His sister Johanna and Ellie, a rancher's daughter drive stakes into McKenna to keep her away from him. But he can't stay away from her. I would recommend this to everyone to read. Don't miss the big blast at the end. Now I have to wait forever to get the next book. I volunteered to read and review this book.

  • Denise Stout
    2019-03-05 08:45

    McKenna, the fallen daughter has returned to live her life as a teacher. Most of her town has spurned her, but the love she left behind, Sinclair has shown her grace. It's obvious they still love each other, but they need to forgive each other while McKenna must learn marriage is not giving up independence. Several obstacles and a mine accident puts their love to the test. McKenna promises to marry him if he survives and Sinclair holds her to that promise. This second chance love set in the late 1800s Montana is a beautiful love and Christmas story!

  • Loraine Oliver
    2019-03-08 07:53

    Away in Montana is a really quick but good red. It is by Jane Porter and the first book of a series, and I can't wait to read more! This book has all the good things in a romance, love, hate, hard feelings broken promises and redemption. It tells the story of McKenna Frasier, a 25 tear old young woman full of life and beautiful, the heiress to the Copper Kings Mine, and her fall from grace after going to college and then after travelling and staying in New York until she was totally disgraced and forced to go back home, and disinherited by her father and totally unable to marry because of her scandalous behavior.She is so alone and now is forced to take a job as a school teacher in Marietta, and she knows that she will never be the same after everything.However she does not know that the love of her life Sinclair Douglas, her friend since she was a child, the man she promised to return to and marry also has moved to Marietta, and he is no longer an employee of her father, and he is extremely wealthy. He is so sad how things turned out because he always loved her and still does.When they run into each other at a Halloween party and he gives her a ride home, he knows she will not last in the cottage that the school house furnishes it does not even have a stove. He also knows she has hardy any money to buy anything to eat, and he can't stand by and watch her being turned into an old woman before her time, but though she loves him, she feels he is better than her and it is so heart wrenching, some of the scenes they go through. But the heart wants what the heart wants and you need to read to find out what happens-will they have a second chance, and will her father come around -you will get the answers when you read this awesome read.I gave this book 5 stars!

  • Kerry Croucier
    2019-03-03 04:58

    Jane Porter took a chance and ventured into historical western territory, and, I can happily say, it is more than successful. The beginning of a new series, Porter introduces us to the fledgling town of Marietta and the beginning of some of the great families that founded it. The characters are strong and well-developed and the story is extremely well-written. McKenna Frasier grew up in Montana, the pampered daughter of a mine owner. She attended public school where she met Sinclair Douglas. When she left for college back East, she promised to marry him on her return. McKenna loved her life after college. One misstep and she was ruined and disowned. Now, McKenna is back in Montana and trying to make it on her own way as Paradise Valley's first teacher. Sinclair worked hard to move up from lowly miner to a position that would allow him to provide for McKenna as his wife. He moved up to run the mine is Marietta, where he also earned enough to invest, eventually buying his ranch and walking away from the mines for good. As time passed, he realized that McKenna wasn't coming back to him and he worked to move on. Now she is back in his life, and moving on is a little bit harder. McKenna is reinventing herself, and he wants to be sure she succeeds, at least as a friend. The spark is still there, can these two find their way back to each other.I loved these characters. Both are strong people and determined to make their way. I loved seeing Marietta in 1889 and learning more about the time and area.I enjoyed this so much, I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next book in the series!

  • BookSnuggle
    2019-03-11 10:01

    Away in Montana by Jane Porter is book number one in the Paradise Valley Ranch series. This is McKenna Frasier and Sinclair Douglas' story.This story takes place in 1889. Things were definitely different during that time especially for women. If a woman made a mistake, it could cost her everything. McKenna and Sinclair 'Sin' have a history and their relationship did not end well. McKenna has been forced to return to Montana due to her reputation being destroyed. She has also been disowned by her wealthy father. McKenna is lucky to get a job teaching school. Sinclair doesn't want to help McKenna or love her. But, will Sinclair move on with his life or take a chance on McKenna again? Will McKenna and Sinclair get a second chance at love?This story was an emotional and sweet romance during a difficult time for woman. Be prepared for surprises and twists in this story.I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

  • Lynda
    2019-02-28 03:03

    2 1/2 stars for this book. Normally I thoroughly enjoy Jane Porter's books. This one however missed the mark. It desperately needs a good editor. There are so many mistakes - misspelling, words in the wrong place (although spelled correctly so autocorrect wouldn't pick them up), excess information that wasn't needed and stopped the story flowing, and scenes that didn't quite make sense (the hero exited a room twice without reentering it, for one example). It also didn't flow as well as her other books normally do. I'm not sure if this is because the bad editing took away from the story or if it really was stilted. All in all, I'm glad that I read other books by this author before I read this one. If I hadn't read the others first I might not have tried anymore of her books.

  • Rafaela
    2019-03-06 01:48

    Uplifting, frustratingMcKenna is all over the map. Rich, pampered, spoiled believing her position would forever protect her from the consequences of her actions is caught completely off guard when her latest exploit results in disinheritance, loss of reputation and her place in lofty society. Sinclair has always loved McKenna but feels he was strung along, and treated like a fool after so many years waiting for McKenna to agree to marry him. Sinclair can't understand what is holding her back. He is a patient man but his patience reached its limit. Will McKenna finally realize what she wants and needs? Will Sinclair still be waiting?

  • MarciaHaskell
    2019-03-16 09:42

    Montana is about to join the Union, a woman’s role is very restricted and men are expected to control everything, there family, their business and their wives. When you have a young woman who went to college, entered society and made friends with the wrong man, she is disinherited by her father. She decides to return to Montana and teach. The place she has moved to is the home of the man who loved her and was deeply hurt when she didn’t return to him after graduating from college. The interesting thing, for me, is the way these 2 people change and get past their problems while holding onto their unique views of what their society would look like.

  • Donna Huber
    2019-03-21 05:59

    Since discovering the universe of Marietta, MT I can't seem to get enough of these sweet, clean romances. So far I've only read the Christmasy ones, but they have all been enjoyable. While the others were set in present day, this one is set in the 1850s. These are the great-grandparents to some of the characters in the other novels. It was really great to see the beginnings of this town. My eyes were watery through most of the novel as MacKenna struggled with being totally on her own in a town where she is an outcast.

  • Mary
    2019-03-03 07:58

    A Fallen Woman??I enjoyed the overall story. I did find some of McKenna's thoughts repetitive, but they were needed to show her thought process. I was in love with Sinclair from the beginning & at first was frustrated with McKenna's treatment of his feelings. Progressive in her thoughts & the way she felt like men could do anything without consequences helped me to understand her actions. Sinclair's determination to marry her even after being hurt by her so many times showed how deeply he loved her. He is a true gentleman!!

  • ClarieGiselle Mercado
    2019-03-15 09:03

    Away in Montana ( transported to Paradise Valley Ranch)First this book did some a little proofreading but otherwise well written. The author made me fall in love with McKenna and Sinclair. I felt their love, pain, willfulness and stubbornness. I was silently rooting for their love while and that at same one wanting to shake them and make them realize that they loved each other all along. I was definitely Away in Montana.

  • Melody Oakerson
    2019-03-17 04:45

    A Christmas weddingThis is the first book in a long time to have me actually cry for the heroine. You will fall in love with McKenna and her spirit. Then there is the love of Sinclair who has waited too long and has got to move on with his life. The family that loves them and is often in their way, how will it ever come right again? Make sure you have a box of tissues handy.

  • Adele Zeller
    2019-02-20 10:02

    Loved this book. Warm and endearing. Made me so emotional. There was so much love in this story. Heroine seems to have been such an airhead in the past creating a scandal causing her father to disown and dump her on her own. Father not a good one but heroine lands back in her fathers mine town seeing and reacquainting with her one and only love. Few more twists and turns but ends with a nice HEA.

  • April Wilson
    2019-03-09 06:48

    Back in the late 1800s, a female's reputation meant everything. Spoiled heiress McKenna Frasier took life and people for granted until her world collapsed. Disowned, disgraced and down on her luck, she returns to Montana determined to make a life for herself as the town's teacher. Past and present catch up with her and along the way she learns a few lessons on life ... and love.

  • Sandycarson
    2019-03-22 06:41

    A very nice storyI enjoyed this story about an independent woman who was testing her strength during a time when most women were content to follow tradition. This is a clean novel, but the story is captivating even without the passion and erotica (which I also enjoy) of other romance novels.