Bobbins and Boots
Born dirt-poor into a life of hardship, Allie Tillman seizes the opportunity to better her situation by answering an advertisement for a mail-order bride in the West. Upon her arrival in Baker City, Oregon, she discovers her intended is a lo...more
I immediately fell in love with Ben and Allie. Ben has such a pure, kind heart. He is easy going, hard working and an amazing husband. Allie is tentative and unsure to begin with, but also knows her strengths. She is so genuine and humble. I loved watching her grow in confidence and begin to understand ...more
Ben would do anything to help, even marrying a mail order bride someone else sent for. As these two deal with the situation, falling in love is becoming very likely. The rollercoaster ride of emotions keeps you engaged. Shanna does not let up on the humor or the problems facing her characters. The secrets that come out will astonish readers. Another uplifting read. Get the details inside now. ...more
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How does an act of kindness result in. . . marriage?
One carefree cowboy is about to find out in this sweet historical romance!
Born dirt-poor into a life of hardship, Allie Tillman seizes the opportunity to better her situation by answering an advertisement for a mail-order bride in the West. Upon her arrival in Baker City, -Oregon, she discovers her intended is a low-down, lying thief. Determined to avoid a life of drudgery with him, she grasps at th ...more
I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. The main male character is Ben Amick, the ranch hand who played a secondary character in previous stories. He is appalled that an innocent young mail order bride has come to Baker City to marry Joe Lambrey, one of the laziest, sneakiest, meanest of its citizens.
Allie is no stranger to hard work having been raised in a large family in Nebraska in a sod house. Beatings were a regular occurence, as was hunger and Allie, a ...more
Allie Tilman came to Baker City as a mail order bride. When she arrived at the train station, there was no one to meet her. A kindly gentleman, Edwin Greenfield happened to be at the train station to collect supplies for a boarding house that he and his wife, Hattie owned and operated. Once they discovered who her groom was supposed to be (a low down, lazy, worthless excuse for a man) Joe Lambery and persuaded her to stay on with them. Not long after Allie had started working for ...more
It is a nice easy read for a brain break from the world. Sweet romance with fade to black love scenes, so if that is your schtick, you will be very please.
There is a fun plot twist that if you have been following the series is a tail kinker for sure.
In the author's notes she tells of how the character spoke to her of this plot twist and she went with it, as a writer myself I can say that when a character tells you to do ...more
I think this might be my favorite in the series so far, although they are all excellent stories I really appreciate the research Shanna Hatfield put into this series. She said she remembered her mom said she wore feed sack dresses in the 1930s but I remember making dish towels out of feed sack cotton into the 1950s and 1960s. I don’t know when they actually stopped using the pattern printed cotton sacks for animal feed sold in rural farm stores on North Carolina, but they were of a go ...more
The prolific Shanna Hatfield’s output could keep the average reader occupied forever. As long as she puts out delight filled stories like this one, that’s not a chore. I love her details of farm chores, equipment, male friendships and town/rural life in 1890’s Oregon. Allie and Ben are a charming couple who face conflicts from their past to bond in sudden marshes. One big surprise rattled me. I was afraid that easygoing Ben and all his ties would not be mended. ...more
There was a twist towards the end of this book that left me saying WOOOOOWWW I never saw that coming but oooohh how it added a who ...more
great reading. "Bobbins and Boots" is the fourth book in the series but can stand
alone. Some people are not whom they claim to be as Allie finds out when she
arrives as a mail-order bride. Through an act of kindness mixed with insanity Ben
steps up to the challenge. What challenge? Read the book!
Shanna'a books are fun, exciting, characters you'll love and lessons to learn.
I received this bo ...more
I've read all the Baker City Brides so far and loved them all. Ben and Allies story was explosive from the very first page. I've loved Ben from the first book. Allie comes to town as a mail order bride not knowing that her husband to be is a horrible person. There are some drop your jaw surprises in this book that I never ever saw coming. A definite must, must read for any diehard romantics. I so hope that there will be more books coming for the Baker City Brides. ...more
Another winner from the author. A beautifully written story with fantastically charming and memorable characters. Here's a story that is clean so all ages can enjoy a great read. There's caring, loving and some comedy. I loved it. Hated to put it down to eat or sleep. Wish I could give more stars, it deserves them. ...more
I have enjoyed this series set in Baker City. The city is located about 1/2 way between our home and that of our daughter, so when we travel to see her, we often stay overnight there.
The stories of the Jordan family and are love stories that a are fun a and wholesome.
The love story of Allie and Ben. Escaping from her poor then dirt life Allie answer a ad for a mail order bride. The stated that the groom was a handsome and wealthy rancher but Joe Lambert was anything but that. To save Allie from him Ben marry her. Will they find love? Great story.
In addition to blogging and eating too much chocolate, she is completely smitten with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
Shanna creates character-driven romances with realistic heroes and heroines. Her histor ...more