Short Straw Bride
The McLain brothers were fed up and tired --- tired of the hunger in their cowboy-sized stomachs, tired of dingy curtains and dirty dishes. Tired of worrying about who to leave the ranch to when they were gone.
Luke could imagine the perfect wife --- biddable, tidy and willing --- and when he saw Eleanor Williams in church one Sunday, he thoug ...more
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In my quest to find a good Western HR, I stumbled on this book. It had one of the tropes I like (MOC) and I was in the mood for something heartwarming and nice. Plus, I never read this author before.
Sorry to say, the story didn’t work for me. The potential was there, including a fairly good writing, but it was not realized for the most part because of MCs. The heroine was either annoyingly naive and timid or overly dramatic. The hero was one-dimensional good man whose astuteness for some reason ...more
Eleanor Williams lost her parents and had to come live with her Uncle Zeb, his wife and daughter. This miserable threesome makes her life uncomfortable to say the least. Not ove ...more
They took her in not out of love but because they felt it was their duty to do so. Shes made to earn her keep by cooking,cleaning,mending and more or less being her relatives servant.
And also her beautiful/spoiled rotten/vain cousin Anabel is constantly belittling her efforts and her appearance.
Eleanor would very much like to get away from them and is even considering encouraging the ...more
The hero was ok at the end and she was awesome all the way. However, I do wish that bitch of a cousin would have gotten jail time for almost killing the heroine.
Come on a spanking, she almost killed a person.
Holy crap she was going to be run down by a team of horses here and all that bitch gets its a spanking!
Eleanor is living with aunt, uncle, and her snooty, beautiful cousin, and she's more than ...more
The only reason I didn't rate this a 5 star is because of the brevity and some frustration as they work out their marriage. This book was almost ...more
Elenore is a plain woman who longs for a home of her own. Overshadowed by a beautiful co ...more
Luke sees Eleanor in church, where his appearance is causing quite a stir, and thinks she would be perfect. Presentable but not so pretty that her face would cause him pr ...more
All in all, an enjoyable read.