A Contradiction to His Pride
From the moment James met Corrine as they traveled the Oregon Trail, in Smith's best-selling debut novel Leaving Independence, he couldn’t resist trying to win the sharp-mouthed beauty’s affections.
Now, as the core group of pioneers in Colonel Dotson’s wagon train begins to settle in Baker City, Oregon and build homesteads, James is restless to make his fortune so he can...more
Her first book, “Leaving Independence”, published in June 2016, introduced readers to Abigail Baldwyn of Marston County, Tennessee, and ...more
Author: Leanne W. Smith
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
This novel is a sequel to Leaving Independence written by the same author. Reading these novels set on the Oregon Trail in the late 1800s was pure joy and excitement. I was amazed as well as mesmerized by the action, danger and how quickly life could be lost as depicted in the stories. Here, the settlers from the wagon train we met in the first book are now trying to ...more
I did have a bit of a problem at first with the age difference of James and Corrine ...more
What I appreciated most about this book was the character development of Corrine, James, Tam, and several others that reminds the reader than we are all flawed people, some ...more
* I received an ARC of the book in exchange ...more
I thought the book was very well done I enjoyed it I also enjoyed book 1 book 2 I didn't like the ending it just showed that you're going into the next book please let me know when it comes out I'd like to get the conclusion of it. and if the sheriff gets somebody or Charlie gets somebody after his law School I hope you're working on these books would be great to see the continuation of the books. Have a nice day God bless you and keep you and be with you in the name of ...more
I appreciated the clean romance and story line that moved along at a pretty good pace. The characters were interesting. I sometimes found the story a little confusing as many events and characters were added in, but I think this may have been because I didn't read the first book.
All-in-all, it was a ...more
Oh. My. Yes. This book was amazing. I loved it, too.
I adored James and his heart and who he was.
Corrine was so sassy in the first book I wasn’t sure how much I would like her in this book. I like her so much. Such a strong young woman.
The romance between these two was hot.
The message of not judging others is strong in this book, God’s forgiveness and redemption.
I highly recommend this series.
A copy o ...more
I guess it is human nature to try and figure it out where the story is taking you, but I couldn't figure it out. The next twist was better than the last! I grew to care about the characters, even the lesser known ones. I am amazed at the research she did to make this book authentic.
I love a book that draws me in and won't let go. This is one of those books! ...more
5 stars for A Contradiction to His Pride, the sequal to Leaving independence. Although Leaving Independence was very much a wagon train/Oregon Trail story, A Contradiction to His Pride moves on to be a real wild west story, complete with bank robbers and gun fights. While a slightly different story line, the cast of characters and wonderfully descriptive writing I fell in love with I the first novel remained the same. Another one I must recommend
This book continues where "Leaving Independence" ends.
It was another great read and I couldn't put it down. I love stories that show you how the people lived in the 1800's . It's so different from what is going on now in the United States. ...more
This author is a storyteller. No other way to say it.And a wordsmith too. Little turns of phrase that will wind up in my vocabulary.
I cared about her characters,she never lost my interest. None of this"I'll put this down for a while and come back later". She pulls you down into the story. ...more
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