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Badlands Bride

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  108 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Shooting a bandit was reporter Hallie Wainwright's introduction to the Wild West, where she'd traveled with a bevy of mail-order brides. But it was the more intimate 'hello' in the arms of Cooper DeWitt that sent her heart racing - and made it all the more difficult for her to tell the brawny plainsman that she wasn't the woman he'd sent for...

When she jumped from the sta
Paperback, Harlequin Historical, #327, 344 pages
Published July 1st 1996 by Harlequin Books (first published 1996)
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Cooper DeWitt sent for a mail order bride. He only had one qualification. She must be able to read and write.

Hallie Wainwright was the only girl in a newspaper family.Her father and brothers loved her but the work they allowed her to do for the newspaper was nothing more than busy work. They hired an outside the family guy to be a reporter and ignored her.

In an effort to keep her away from the fighters, they assigned her to interview the mail order brides going to the badlands. Her dad liked the
Janet Robel
A beautiful love story set in the Wild West. It grabbed my attention right from the beginning and I fell in love with the author's descriptions of the area. I felt like I was right there with Hallie through her adventure. Hallie Wainwright is a reporter in search of a good story in the hopes she will make her father proud. She ends up on the mail-order brides coach and coming face to face with Cooper DeWitt. Hallie is tough and she proves to Cooper that she has what it takes to survive stage coa ...more
Hallie Wainwright is a woman on a mission. The youngest in a family of men she is determined to make her own name. Her father runs the local newspaper but doesn't take Hallie seriously as a reporter.

She has to prove herself and takes off with a group of mail-order brides that are headed for the Midwest. The plot thickens as she arrives on the stage and is held up with some others. She shows her toughness when things go south.

Cooper DeWitt lives and works in this rough country. Raised by the Si
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Badlands Bride is set in Colorado in the late 1800's. Lily HIghfill and Mason Donnelly are the two main characters. Lily is the daughter of a very prominent family from Boston. She has lived for years with her Aunt in Denver and is looking forward to finally going home to Boston. Mason is a journalist who lives and writes in the West. He is suffering from writers block. The two meet when Mason and Lily are both at her grandfather's fossil dig in the Colorado badlands. Both are very appealing ch ...more
At First Sight: Growing up the daughter of a news paper owner, Hallie Wainwright always wanted to be a reporter, but everyone else in her family had other ideas. As a way to keep her from being underfoot at the news paper, her father suggests Hallie writes a story about Mail Order brides, since a group of such women are about to leave Boston to go West in that capacity.

Once Hallie realizes of the ploy, and when one of the brides changes her mind, Hallie decides to go West herself and get all the
The heroine is a newspaper reporter and the white hero was raised by the Sioux. This story should have been a hot mess, but the author totally works it by, once again, not writing characters prone to dramatics. The heroine doesn't come off as too-stupid-to-live, and the author focuses (wisely) and getting the reader to see things from the heroine's perspective. She makes some rash decisions, but you "get" why she makes them. I also appreciated that how the hero comes to live with the Sioux was g ...more
Never having been a fan of the female-reporter type storyline, I ended up skimming this book. Just couldn't get into the storyline.
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