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Home to Roost (Bower, Colorado)

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She didn’t have a place to belong. He thought he was happy by his lonesome. When she stumbled into his life, everything changed.

Brigid Belham had always done what was expected. She worked for her father in his accounting office and managed his home. When he married, she knew it was her time to move on, and traveled to Jubilee Springs to meet a prospective husband. Her ‘be
Kindle Edition, 151 pages
Published July 25th 2017
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Mona Livsey
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What am amazingly sweet romantic novel. Written in a time gone by when some women had no other choice than to become Mail Order Brides. Brigid Belham left the life she knew for the unknown, hoping against hope that marriage would give her a continued purpose. But when her soon to be betrothed has a difference of opinion with her, she tries her best to find a better solution.
Livingstone Quinn is a man of few words who likes his privacy and quiet more than his need for company. But when a little
There were a few laugh out loud moments in the book.

I love characters that I can relate to. Ms. Torres' characters are just that. No matter if you can relate personally or know someone like one of her characters, you will find yourself getting mad, sad, and having some heart-warming awwwwwws.

I also like learning something when I read. I know what you are thinking, "it's fiction chick!" However, what I learned had enhanced my life. What is it? Vocabulary Speech. While I was reading this book, I
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A mail order bride, an arrogant attorney, a
town unwilling to hire a woman, a hermit
mountain man amid the town people of
Jubilee Spring make this a fantastic story.
Brigid Belham arrives in Jubilee Springs
as a mail order mail. The prospective
groom is an attorney but when introduced,
he rejects her due to her height.
With nowhere to go, Brigid tries to get a
clerk job in town. She has experience from
helping her father with his accounts.
But alas no one will hire a woman.
Taking a hike into the woods, s
Between My BookEndz
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-books-read
What a warm and wonderful romance about two unique people who truly were meant to be together! Taking place in the late 1800s, Brigid Belham was an anomaly among the women of that era. She assisted her father in his business by being his bookkeeper, an honorable profession but held mostly by men then. She also is fairly independent and is by no means a “shrinking violet” in stature nor her mindset. Realizing she must leave her father’s home when he remarries, she travels to Bowers, Colorado to b ...more
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed. Very sweet and moving.
When Brigid came to Jubilee Springs it was to meet her husband.
It was he was cruel to her. She felt she didn't belong.
A unforeseen incident takes place, and she meets one Mr. Quinn..what happens next is interesting to say the least.
Kathy Heare Watts

Each story in the Sweethearts of Jubilee Springs series will read as a standalone and are a collaboration by multiple authors. The town of Jubilee Springs started as a mining town in Colorado, but it was soon realized that it lacked women. To keep happy workers, they decide to use a Mail Order Bride service to bring in mail order brides. Not all men went this route.

In this story, the town’s attorney, Appleton Winslet, sends off for his own bride with high requirement
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Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing

All Brigid Belham wants is to get married, so she can feel as though she belongs. However, the man she's supposed to meet at Jubilee Springs isn't overly pleased with her, and so she discovers she needs a way to support herself. Yet, the moment she meets Livingstone Quinn; a man she prefers to call by his last name, she finds her life changing for the better. Will Brigid find her happy ever after with a man she never expected to meet, or will Livingstone let the woman he's falling in love with g
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brigid Belhoun come to Jubilee Springs as a mail order bride to Appleton Winslet, a lawyer. But when he realizes that she is taller them him he calls the wedding off! Not being able to go back home, Brigid goes around town looking for work. You would think this would be easy as she worked for her Father in his accounting office. But after being turned down, she goes for a walk and ends up lost in the woods. When a storm come things take a turn for the worse. Lucky for her she stumbles upon Livin ...more
Dawn Yacovetta
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I adore all of the sweet love stories that take place in Jubilee Springs, and Brigid's story strikes a chord with me as I was always tall for my age when I was growing up. And Livingstone is her match in so many ways. He doesn't mind that she's tall because there are so many other characteristics he finds intriguing about her. She's beautiful, brilliant and has a sensitive heart. But she also has a strength within her that he finds fascinating. When they are thrown together due to unforeseen cir ...more
Sandi Bedell
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sometimes we forget how long women have been fighting to be recognized for what they can do rather than being defined by what they cannot. We're still being told you're way too smart and female and who do you think you are trying to get a position working with numbers! Brigid Belham needed to leave her father's home when he brought home a bride. She opted to become a mail order bride but her intended was intimidated by her height and her education. She just wanted a life with someone who underst ...more
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a sweet and clean story with no sex and no cursing. If you avoid those things, you have nothing to worry about with this book.

Having read all of her books I can say that Reina Torres is a master at writing male characters who are the perfect gentleman. Livingstone made me sigh happily and swoon with his kindness and caring for Brigid but also with the way that he never discounted her abilities to help him out around the homestead just because she's a woman – that is way sexy. And Brigid
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, street-team-book
My goodness I love these sweet historical romances by Reina Torres. It's a genre I don't read all that often anymore, but Torres is making me question that. Her character, Brigid, is such and interesting woman. She's been put in the tenuous position of having to become a mail-order bride. She's unusual in a way that makes the man she has come to marry kick her to the curb. However, a man that most people in Jubilee Springs think of as unusual in his own rights finds only characteristics in her t ...more
Dorothy Roller
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a great story with really wonderful characters. I loved the hero and heroine who both had their own problems but this author really created an awesome story that really had each helping each other even if they didn’t know they were doing it. This story has adventure beyond what I could even imagine. It was a great adventure for the heroine and amazing she came out of it without any problems, well sort of.
The hero turns out to be so different than the rest of the town sees him so this sto
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was sent an ARC for my kindle

I loved Brigid Belham Charcter and how strong and independent she was. I really didn't care for her mail order groom who thankfully she didn't marry. He was a total jackass to me lol. I started to fall in love with Quinn from the beginning. This is a sweet romance sent back in historical times and the journey they had with one another after she got lost in the woods during a bad rain storm. He was my hero from the time he gave her the boots in the book. This book
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, 5-star-read, arc
Home To Roost is another fantastic read by Reina Torres! I enjoyed reading Brigid's story and her journey to become a bride. Her journey begins on a train to Jubilee Springs headed to meet her groom as she is a mail order bride. Things don't work out and Brigid is left to figure out what to do next. While walking in the woods she gets lost and runs into Livingstone Quinn. Will Quinn be the one to give Brigid her HEA? This is a well written story with great well developed characters. It's a heart ...more
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story and the characters. They were both looking for something that they didn't even realize that they wanted or needed.

Brigid wanted a place to call her own after coming to town as a mail order bride. She was faced with rejection and was at her wits end as to how to move on.

Livingstone was happy living out in the woods alone with his animals. He decided that he just wasn't a people person. He was content to deliver his eggs in town before sunrise with very little interact
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
She's not chicken.

Brigid Belham comes to marry a lawyer, but what she finds is a man whose actions toward her ought to be against the law. Since her father has remarried she feels she cannot return to what was her home and although she is quite skilled with numbers and has worked outside the home, she finds herself unemployable.
Livingston Quinn is a loner. He sales eggs and lives off the land. When Mr. Howard tells him about mail order brides, he is quite appalled. When Brigid appears on his lan
Kelly Tyree
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Home to Roost is an endearing romance about two unlikely people.

Brigid Belham comes to Jubilee Springs to be a mail order bride to a lawyer. When she meets the lawyer, he insults her and breaks off the engagement. Brigid does not want to return home so she sets off to try to get a job. She gets lost but is rescued by Livingstone Quinn.

Livingstone Quinn is a man who prefers to keep to himself away from town. He has always been happy alone but when he meets Brigid, he is no longer satisfied with
Nancy Chastain
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a story that takes place in Jubilee Springs when mail order brides were very popular. Quinn is a main that most would call a hermit or a mountain man. He lived in the woods outside of town. He only spoke to a chosen few when he came into town.
Brigid was an educated fine young lady. She had high expectation of landing an upstanding husband. What she didn't expect is to get strained in the dark in the middle of a torrential down pour. This is a tale of innocents, unattainable expectations
Penny Leidecker
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reina Torres sure has a way with words. Home to Roost is a fast read, but it sure packs a punch. I loved the story of Brigid Belham and Livingstone Quinn. Brigid has come to Jubilee Springs as the mail order bride of Appleton Winslet. He's a lawyer and thinks he's all that, so when he meets Brigid, he tells her she will not do as his bride. She can't return to Omaha and her father and his new wife. She tries to get a job in town, but of course, no one will hire her. Now, here's where the story r ...more
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When you just don't fit in at home, you're way too smart and female, you just want a life with someone who understands you and accepts you as you are, a forever. Brigid and Quinn's story is amazing and simply sensationally well written with laughter, angst, critter comedy, wonderful neighbors, community, feistiness, love, and a HEA. I LOVED IT! Ms. Torres gets better with each book she writes and this is fantastic!!! A great historical novel you'll love!
I received an ARC and am voluntarily revi
Anna Hartt
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book. This is a very fast read that will make you smile and laugh.

Brigid is a mail order bride. Unfortunately, when she gets to the town, her betrothed does not wish to marry her. Brigid likes the town and thinks she could live here, if she can find a job.
Wanting to take a nice walk and think, Brigid becomes lost. She is found by Quinn who happens to be a man who lives by himself and prefers to be alone.

This story made me laugh, made me angry, and made me very happy in the end. You will
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Neither one expected the other to be anything else than who they are
Well written and well described that places you right in the story. You will feel Brigid's rejection and despair. There’s an undeniable chemistry between the main characters, Brigid and Quinn. Along with the wonderful characters, you meet barn animals with quite the personality. Reina Torres certainly has a gift for writing sweet, western historical romances and soon has you vested in the characters and town. Her book titles a
Mitchy Beach
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Livingstone Quinn reminded me so much of Grizzly Adams (my favourite T.V. character when I was a kid)! He is such a gentle, kind person, and I couldn't help but want the best for him. Brigid is also a sweet person and the two are perfect for each other. Reina writes so well and I could just picture in my mind each of these characters. If you're looking for a sweet, uplifting read, this is a book for you.
Janice Sisemore
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-books
Home to Roost

Brigid is a mail order bride that doesn't quite work out, very unique. When she is looking for a job she ends up lost in the woods when it is raining bad. She is found by Quinn who lives way out in the woods. She stays at his place while waiting for the water to go down. Loved the story of Brigid and Quinn and his chicken and goats. I was given an opportunity to read an advanced copy of the book. Great book, definitely recommend it.
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm loving the historical stories Reina Torres is writing and this one was no different.

Beautiful characters with amazing back stories that make them feel like old friends. I love how they were not written as perfect people but as people perfect for one another.

I am going to look for my own mountain man if Quinn is anything to go by.

Can't wait to see what's next for Reina
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this so much!! Brigid is looking for a home, Quinn is very content by himself. She literally falls into his life, changing everything. I loved both of these characters so very much. There is so much packed into this fast read, it was perfect!
Anita Rohn
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Lovely story filled with humor. The animals interactions with the characters make it a fun read. Glad to read a story with love and humor and not a lot of underlying trauma or distraction.
Cindy Boylan
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Heartwarming and funny. I fell in love with these characters and wished I lived nearby. I read to destress and this was just so enjoyable!
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