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Wild Montana Sky (Montana Sky #1)

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When her brother announces his marriage, Elizabeth Hamilton suddenly becomes unwanted and unwelcome in the only home she’s ever known. To escape the new mistress of the house, Elizabeth accepts the invitation of her best friend to journey to Montana.

The dirt streets and wooden storefronts of Sweetwater Springs and the hardships of ranch living are worlds away from the refi
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Published (first published April 28th 2011)
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
This one falls into that ever-growing pile of books that you can tell were written by women solely based on the male character's propensity to act like a woman.

I'm not saying men can't be sensitive or have emotions, but they generally do not react/think/feel the same way a woman would, and in this book, Nick Sanders thinks and feels like a woman. Or, more closely, the way a woman fantasizes about a man thinking and feeling. I don't mind fantasy, but I don't like reading about a character who is
I'm always disappointed when I don't love a book and this one left me disappointed. The main problem I had was with Elizabeth, the heroine. I did not like her, not one little bit. I thought her a spoiled brat type heroine. With her parents dead for quite some time, she has played the role of hostess for her brother. Her world is rocked when her brother unexpectedly marries. I think we are supposed to feel sorry for her when her sister-in-law wants to start making the home over into her own style ...more
Title: Wild Montana Sky
Author: Debra Holland
Publisher: D.H.
Series: Montana Sky # 1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

"Wild Montana Sky" by Debra Holland was a beautifully written historical western romance read. This author did a good job about presenting this enjoyable story of the move from Boston to Montana for Elizabeth Hamilton. It was indeed interesting to see a Boston lady becoming a woman of the west. I enjoy how this novel was very realistic aspects of this area in the west in the
Trase Passantino
I did enjoy this book, just not as much as I'd hoped. I was looking for a book set in the Old West that featured things like clever dialogue, interesting characters and settings, and intriguing sexytimes. I think what was disappointing to me is that given the credentials of the author, I felt that most of the characters were kind of shallow, and most importantly - I didn't like the heroine. Elizabeth's greatest depths of character involved interior decoration and painting seascapes. I was having ...more
Prelim Review: This was a hard book for me to enjoy at times. While I liked Elizabeth and Nick's chemistry, and Holland's descriptions about the adjusting yourself from refined lady of Boston to rancher's wife in Montana, there was a few things that just kept repeating themselves throughout the story that nagged at me.

Everyone in the story--Pamela, John, Nick, random character in the town--lost a younger sister. I know it was hard back in the day, that children died quite often and of things tha
Loved this book. Character development is thorough, individuals are engaging and likable. The perilous plot complications are numerous but believable. Apparently there was some discussion of creating a movie version. I hope this happens. The story and characters belong on the big screen. Recommended.
Jeanie Jackson
A wonderful and beautifully written story, Wild Montana Sky is the first in a warm and hopeful series. The talented Debra Holland creates a smoothly written story of joy and sadness, frustration and opportunity, love and pain. I love the way she allows Pamela to make sense of life in Montana for the very proper but sweet Elizabeth and that she allows Elizabeth the intelligence to accept that life has to be different in her new home. I loved the sweet romance and can't wait to see the development ...more
Kc Cooper
Elizabeth was spineless. Yes I know she shot a bear with her little pistol at he end but by that time I was rooting for the bear. Nick was to good to be true. Though I liked his character. Caleb was a total jerk. A 10 year old would have spotted that guy as a loser. Elizabeths sister-in-law was a little over the top as the meanie. Elizabeths brother absolutely dense. It was over 600 pages and I'll be honest I didn't finish it. A rarity for me. Once I pay for it I usually hang on for the full rid ...more
Rebecca Heishman
Excellent storytellers are hard to find. Technically-proficient writers are not always good storytellers. There are many fiction writers who have pristine and perfect technical writing skill without having a compelling writing style. Their stories fall flat and don't draw you in and hold your interest. Debra Holland is a very good writer who is a captivating storyteller. That is a huge accomplishment in the world of literature. Her Montana Sky Series is a wonderfully-researched historical romanc ...more
This is one of the worst books I've ever read. The plot is nonexistent, the heroine is utterly unlikeable, the hero is so bland I can barely remember is name, and the secondary characters served no purpose except to make the heroine seem more "perfect." The writing style was horrendous; how the author got this book published is beyond me.
I cannot wait to read or listen to more from the Montana Sky Series. Debra is a wonderful author that brings so much to her writing. She tells a tale of love, lost, pain why making you feel alive, warm as she warms your heart. You can feel the characters coming out of her stories, reaching out to take you in.

Debra writes a compelling story of hurt, pain as she takes you through Elizabeth life as her brother brings a wife home. What a shock that was, Elizabeth has always wanted a sister and pray
First let me say, I read / listened to this book in audio format via I love audio books which allows me to be hands free to do other things, even drive and still read a book too! Audio books tend to breathe life into the stories like a heartbeat, offering multiple voices and accents and tons of excitement!

Set back in the old western days, this book is about the life of a well bred woman (Elizabeth) from Boston, who suddenly finds her brother married which in turn makes her want to l

WILD MONTANA SKY by Debra Holland is a very sweet, chaste Montana romance set in the late 1800s that will leave you smiling. The first few chapters are set in Victorian Boston, Massachusetts. The balance of the story takes place in wild and beautiful Sweetwater Springs, Montana. Both settings lure the reader right away.

WILD MONTANA SKY is the 1st book in Debra's Montana Sky Series. It can be easily read as a standalone and that is h
Angela(demonsangel) Fitzgerald
My Review is Available on Audible.

I absolutely loved this book. This was the first historical romance that I've read since I wasn't eleven years old. My mom wasn't a reader and never paid much attention to what I was reading. Looking back not all the books I read was age appropriate but I grew up much faster than most at my age.

With Wild Montana Sky age isn't an issue. I think if my daughter was eleven and asked to read this story then I wouldn't have a problem at all letting her read it. This
Another free Nook ebook. I like a good historical romance and this makes me want to visit Montana!

Amazon Product Description:
A "Sweet" Romance set in 1893 Montana

With the tragic death of her fiancé, Elizabeth Hamilton believed she’d never love again. The comfortable life she’s settled into with her brother in Boston, is upset when he abruptly marries. Displaced by her spiteful new sister-in-law, and hoping to find a home for herself, Elizabeth allows handsome cowboy Nick Sanders to escort her fr
Kelly Mccurdy
May 18, 2013 Kelly Mccurdy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Every romance reader in the world!!
Recommended to Kelly by: Debra Holland
This was the first true romance novel that I have ever read. I am glad that this was the first one that I have read. This book is a historical romance that is set in the late 1800's. Debra paints a picture of the wild west, and of 19th century Boston. You can see the homes that they live in, and how they dress. I get mad at Genia and Laurance because of the way that they treat Elizabeth. Nick is the cowboy that wants to be loved, and only has eyes for Elizabeth. Mr. Livingston wants to have Eliz ...more
Leslie Mesmer
I love a well written romance from the old western days. This unfortunately was not one. It is an ok read if reading something heavy and just need a break or at the beach and `are distracted.
The writing was amateurish and the characters childish in believability.
The `cowboy Nick, falls in love with a painting of Elizabeth way before he meets her. When she arrives all he can do is moon over her like a love sick school boy with no confidence. Poor me, she'll never love me gets kinda old fast.
Wild Montana Sky

Ms. Holland captured me with this book - Wild Montana Sky. This was my first book read by this author, but it won't be my last. As I read, I was able to picture myself in the time and place of the setting. I could hardly put the book down. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting something to read that is clean and very exciting.
My rating: 3 stars (barely)

Oh mercy. Where shall I start?

I was so close to giving this book 2 stars but I chose 3 instead. I feel like there was a good story plot in the authors mind but it just didn’t do it for me. I just don’t know how to describe it.

Elizabeth (the heroine) hasn’t gotten over her fiancé’s death… a death that happened 11 YEARS AGO! While reading this, I’m thinking, “Seriously? 11 years and she’s STILL mourning him?” But still I read on.

Then there’s Nick (the hero) that lives s
william janes
Great book

kept my interest from beginning to end. it is always fun to read a happily ever after book.I will look forward to more publications from this author


from beginning to end. it is always fun to read a happily ever after book. I will look forward to reading mo
lori weisman
Beautiful descriptions of Montana

The first story I read about Montana was written by Nora Roberts. Ms. Holland fills the reader with a beautiful picture of what Montana looked like at that time. Unfortunately, the repetitiveness of parts of the story made the book long and sometimes boring.
I am such an embarrassing book-reader lately. I should have known by the title, but it was western historical romance and it sucked. It's hard to believe some of these authors get published! I just really hate it when the auther writes males in a way that they would never ever act. It's a dumb book.
Annette K Hernandez
Very good story

Very good story

This story was so fun to read, it made me envision the scene and the families. The author didn't complete the story line, I hope I find out that the brother wakes up to his wife's nasty ways.
Judy Wise
I liked this story and wish I had the time to read the others in this series. It is a neat story of the olden days and the lady moves to Montana and learns a whole new way of life. Seemed to move a little to slow for me, it still was a good read.
This was a great story and easy read. I love the time period and all the things that happened in it. The high society in Boston that Elizebeth came from with all the proper ways of saying and doing things was not my thing, but when she went to Montana and found life was alitlle relaxed out there and the need to do things she would not have dreamed of back in the east. It was a fast paced story with alot of action. Does she go with her head and her upbringing and a banker who came from Boston's h ...more
Kathie Jones

I was ready to chunk this book with all the Boston snobbery and fake manners but she finally loosened her corset and gave in to the freedom of the West. And the right man. I wouldn't recommend it.

I loved this story. The characters were wonderful and three-dimensional - especially Nick! Elizabeth annoyed me a bit at times, but she came around in the end. I will definitely be reading this one again. Such a sweet romance!
Judy Baker
I enjoyed Elizabeth's journey and how she fell in love with Montana. Though the author indicated she was still young enough to have children, I felt her character was much older. Still the story was good read.
I like these types of easy reading books. I wasn't a huge fan of Elizabeth's character only because I don't like weak female roles;however, it definitely got better at the end, giving it a 4 star rating.
It's a love story. A basic romance novel. It was okay, but I've read better.
The story concept is good but I felt a little cheated by the relationship development between the characters, it felt shallow.
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USA Today Bestselling author Debra Holland is a three-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist and one time winner. She’s the author of the award winning Montana Sky Series, sweet, historical Western romance. Book Two, Starry Montana Sky, was selected by Amazon as one of 50 Greatest Love Stories. Debra is also the author of The Gods’ Dream Trilogy, fantasy romance. Painted Montana Sky ...more
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“The sky is the most glorious blue I've ever seen." Nick must have heard her quiet words. "I used to think there couldn't be a more beautiful blue in all the world." The sound of his voice pulled Elizabeth into his presence. She said with a curious glance. "What changed your mind?" He flushed though his green gaze remained steady on her, "I saw your eyes.” 0 likes
“You're so pretty, Elizabeth,... Why, I'd never have taken you for a spinster.” 0 likes
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