ABOUT THE BOOK -
In 1896, Melinda Gamble, a very elegant, very naïve young woman from Boston, decides to give up her life of monotonous comfort for the turbulent uncertainty of the still untamed Wild West. Driven by her intense desire to make a difference in the world, Melinda takes a job as a schoolteacher in the small town of Paris, Idaho, where she comes face-to-face with a frightening bank robber, a vicious grizzly bear, and an intense blizzard that leaves her clinging to her life. But it is a ruggedly handsome and very mysterious stranger who challenges Melinda with the one thing for which she was least prepared: love.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Linda Weaver Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching and encouraging people to write their family history and autobiography. She is the mother of six daughters and has several grandchildren. Clarke is the author of an award-winning sweet romance, Melinda and the Wild West, for the “Reviewers Choice Award.” She has several historical sweet romances, a mystery/adventure series, and a children’s book. She has also written two non-fiction e-books: Reflections of the Heart and Writing Your Family Legacy. All her books are family friendly.
MY THOUGHTS -
I reviewed the book version of this back in 2012! Wow doesn't seem that long ago.
See my review - HERE - I gave the book 5 stars. I actually liked the book better than the audio.
It was the same real sweet story with a clean heartfelt message.
I loved the historical content, the attention to detail Linda puts in any of her stories as well as the great character development!
What I didn't care for was... once again - the reader! UGH I hate doing this, but I am so darn picky about audios. The reader will really make it or break it for me. And this one just broke it for me.
It was only the fact that I felt like I was overhearing a kindergarten teacher reading to her class. She over emphasized EVERYTHING! I am sorry but it really got annoying if I listened to it for a while.
So all that being said - This is a GREAT book - but I would recommend you read it, not listen to it!
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a Audible copy of this book from the author - Linda Weaver Clarke - Thank You!
If you wanna give it a go, here is the link to get the audio - HERE