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To Catch a Bride

(Montana Brides #1.5)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  14 reviews
A Montana Brides Romance
Across the vast Montana Territory, dreams have no limits . . . and prayers can be answered in the most unexpected ways.

After the untimely death of her husband, Marilyn Svenson has one option to keep her isolated ranch in Montana Territory: Remarriage. Of the two men in the rough mining town of Helena who fit her criteria for a husband, the charm
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Published June 26th 2018 by Zebra

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Deanne Patterson
I've read all the books in this series. In this one we find newly widowed Marilyn trying to keep a hold of her ranch in rural Montana Territory. Her only options are to marry since the judge won't follow by the rules. Marriage, her options are from two men in this wild mining town better suited to non law abiding citizens and prostitutes. The two honorable men are a shop keeper and a newly minted lawyer. Now here's the fun part she sets her mind on one of the men and proposes to him and while he ...more
Maureen Timerman
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed this read, it is quick, and I read it in one sitting, and hated that it ended.
The author presents a story of loss, greed, and new beginnings. Set in the settlement of the Montana Territory and the gold rush. While the land was tamed by man, the roots were put down by woman, and we are show some really strong ones here.
I loved how a pregnant woman had two suitors and how she chose. Hoping for more from this author!

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Kensington Book
This was a delicious read with an upbeat, strong, honest female protagonist and a super nice yet “manly” male protagonist, both with good reasoning for obstacles on their way to their HEA relationship.

Widowed homesteader needs to either re-marry or leave Montana, however, leaving is not an option if she doesn’t want to abandon all the work she and her late husband put into their ranch. The local repair guy and a new-arrived attorney may be able to help her selling her place and move back east …
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After reading Come Fly With Me, The Promise Bride and The Kitchen Marriage, I just had to read this book and find out how Ma and Pa Pawlikowski came to be. So this is their story. I really loved this book and was not disappointed by Gina's and Becca's writing style.

David Pawlikowski was dead set against marriage after his first wife died. But, when the widow Marilyn Svenson walked into his store, he was smitten. Marilyn was trying desperately to obtain Head-of-household status on her farm after
May 21, 2018 rated it liked it
To Catch a Bride by Gina Welborn and Becca Whitham

To Catch a Bride by Gina Welborn and Becca Whitham is a quick read. The novella is about a strong woman who needs a husband and so she takes the lead in finding a husband. Marilyn Svenson’s husband died suddenly and she is left alone on the Montana prairie. Alone and with no help, she is left with few options. The local judge would not allow her to claim head of household, so she can’t even sell the land. To top it all off, she discovered that sh
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Montana Territory is a rugged part of America and Marilyn Svenson must decide if she can get title to her farm after her husband's death. She seeks the help of people in town and figures out that she is pregnant and cannot travel back to her farm on the bumpy wagon ride. She decides to stay in town and also becomes the target for romance from two of the town's most eligible men. I have to say that I loved this story and wished that it was longer. (It is a novella.) Great, sweet, love story a ...more
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Marilyn Sevenson is left alone in 1800's Helena, Montana with her husband's untimely death.
She has little choice or rights as a widow. If she wants to keep her homestead, she must remarry.
The town is full of rough and guff men but there are only two men whom she can even see herself married to. When she makes her choice, she proposes but is flatly turned down. Circumstances change for her, putting her life in danger. One man stands out above the other, she can only hope he will not only accept
Kathleen Gray
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
A sweet novella that could have easily been a fully length book. Marilyn is in a pickle- sadly, she's been widowed and she's pregnant and she must marry in order to keep her land. (NB- very happy things have changed!). David isn't certain what to do when she proposes to him. I had not read the earlier books but this was a fine standalone which can be read in a sitting. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. For those who like romances set in the West. ...more
Shirley Linn
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a heartwarming story about two people who weren't looking for love but, they found it with each other. David decided to never marry again after having a bad marriage that ended with his wife's death. Marilyn had recently lost her husband and then found out that she was pregnant. Brought togethef by circumstance that evolved from friendship to love. This is a wonderful read and I would definitely recommend it. ...more
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was unaware of the Montana Brides series prior to requesting to read a free early e-galley of this novella on NetGalley, but it is definitely now on my reading radar.  If you enjoy Historical Romance with a bit of danger, a bit of romantic conflict, an unconventional heroine and a faith element, then this novella should tick quite a few boxes for you. 3.5 stars.
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
To Catch a Bride is part of the Montana Brides series. I thought it was a good read and recommend it who enjoy clean stories.
Clare O'Beara
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A lady is widowed and pregnant in 1860s Montana. She has options, but not many. In order to prove out her claim over five years of homesteading, she'll need a husband. That means a miner or someone from town. Life is not simple, especially when odd events occur that make her suspicious about the nature of her husband's death.

This is a fine short romance suitable for teens or adults.
I downloaded an e-ARC from Net Galley and Fresh Fiction. This is an unbiased review.
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An easy fun romance, written by my friend Becca. Made me curious to learn more about the history of Helena Montana.
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
What I like most about reading American historical romance is losing myself in a place and time when the only thing standing between our ancestors and their dreams was their phenomenal courage and steely determination to survive. Recently widowed Marilyn Svenson is not your typical helpless female but in the rough mining town of Helena, Montana she needs to find a husband or risk losing her homestead. I thoroughly enjoyed the way Marilyn went about choosing between the only two men she would con ...more
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