113th out of 183 books — 58 voters
Audacious: Ivy's Story (Brides of Wildcat County #3)
by Jude Watson (Goodreads Author)
Ivy Nesbitt has been ruined by a vicious lie. To her, Wildcat County is a change of scenery, nothing more. Her chance for love is already gone. But California brings out a strength in Ivy she never knew she had. Could it also bring a second chance for love?
Paperback, 177 pages
Published November 1st 1995 by Aladdin Paperbacks
(first published January 1st 1995)
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A friend recommended this series a LONG time ago and I finally found one of the books. Ivy and her sister Mattie leave their coastal town in Maine and travel to California after seeing an advertisement for women to come west to be brides. Both girls were eager for a chance to start over in life after their family financial troubles, their father's death, and Ivy's boyfriend leaves her for a life at sea. From what I could gather, the advertisement wasn't exactly for a mail-order bride exactly. Th...more
Single girls from the east coast move to the California mine fields seeking husbands. The series Brides of Wildcat County tells each brides story. Audacious: Ivy's Story is about a quiet proper school teacher who writes adventure stories she sells to a Boston paper featuring the daring, talented Audacious. Ivy's writing career is discovered and her first love appears in town which causes a scandal. This a very light love story.