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The Scandalous Mrs. Wilson

(Fraser Springs #1)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  11 reviews
This sparkling western romance from a promising debut talent whisks readers away to the bustling Candian frontier town of Fraser Springs in the early 1900s.

Jo Wilson has seen her share of tragedy, but she’s determined to keep her late husband’s bathhouse afloat, even if her all-female staff raises eyebrows. She’s holding her own against the Fraser Springs society ladies’ p
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Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Published May 22nd 2017 by Crimson Romance
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Robin
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm always a fan of historical romances that aren't about nobility. Both hero and heroine were great, and the supporting cast was immensely entertaining. I was pleasantly surprised by how non-sitcom the heroine handled the reveal of the hero's deception and how well the resolution worked and made sense for the characters, excellent implementation of the whole "what I thought I wanted wasn't what I actually want" . Looking forward to more from Ferndale. ...more
Cathy Geha
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Scandalous Mrs. Wilson by Laine Ferndale
Fraser Springs #1

Debut authors don’t always nail it but Laine Ferndale did. I felt taken back in time and for a change met a woman who seemed to have faced real challenges and made the best of the situation. Josephine “Jo” Wilson did not have an easy life but managed to create a life and future using what was at hand and in so doing made a better life, as well, for a number of others in the community. She was strong and strong willed with a sense of pu
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InD'tale Magazine
If the author is looking to give readers a feel for what Fraser Springs was – a town whose only attraction is the hot springs – then she has succeeded in doing so.

Read full review in the 2017 October issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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Amy
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this historical romance. Ferndale gave the genre a fresh setting by making Jo a widow and a masseuse in the Canadian wilderness of the early twentieth century. I liked both Jo and Owen, as well as most of the rest of the characters in Fraser Springs and it was fun to watch Jo and Owen discover (and struggle with) their feelings for one another. Jo is a strong, independent character, and yet still mindful of society's expectations and, more especially, being able to care for ...more
Barbara Monajem
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A well-written romance with sympathetic characters and an unusual setting -- the Canadian province of British Columbia over a century ago. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to the sequel.
C bond
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A good read, held my attention from start to finish.
kathie
I won this book in a giveaway sponsored by Romantic Historical Reviews. This book was featured in one of their Saturday Spotlights. I don't win many contests (none really) so I was happy to receive this from the author/publisher. I understand this is her first book. For all these reasons, I wish I could give it more than three stars but, being honest, it was just an average read for me. The MC, Jo and Owen, were both likeable and that is always a good thing. I enjoyed the setting, British Columb ...more
Nancy Silk
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"A Planned Exposé Goes Awry"

In the early 1900s in Fraser Springs, a sparkling western romance comes to life. Widow Jo Wilson has endured much tragedy in her life. In spite of the women in the town scorning her, she continues her deceased husband's business ... a bathhouse! Another threat enters her life. Author Owen Sterling arrives in the small town hoping to launch a promising career in journalism. He's going to do an exposé on the rumors surrounding Wilson's Bathhouse. Jo and Owen soon have t
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Victoria Redlon
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a smooth read and had very interesting history about Canada.
The characters were likeable and it is a classic romance style novel.
It was like having a fun history lesson.
Midwest Romantic
I did not finish this book. It was very hard to get into and I couldn't connect with the characters at all. ...more
Anne
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