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Miranda

(Prisoners of Love #4)

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Miss Miranda Beamer, the only child of a preacher, sits in jail in Dodge City with three other female prisoners. They are in for various crimes, but Miranda is by far the most serious. She just killed her step-father. Marshal Dale Jones needs to get rid of the women who are not safe in Dodge City, even in jail. He comes up with a plan to ship them to Santa Fe on a wagon tr ...more
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Published February 11th 2019 by Callie Hutton
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Suzannah
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Prisoners of Love : Miranda is book four in the Prisoners of Love series by Callie Hutton. Wow! I loved this book. I have not read the entire series yet, but this book can definitely stand alone. It had everything a romance fan could want - romance, humor and a few spicy scenes. I really enjoyed the character of Miranda Beamer. She is on the run from her vengeful step brother when she arrives in Santa Fe. Preston Stone needs a wife so that he can be seen by the town as a respectable business own ...more
Stephanie
Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it
An enjoyable weekend read! I wish there was a little more back story to Miranda and Preston... and would even like to read Crystal's story (hint hint :)) in future.

I really liked Callie Hutton's Prisoners of Love series and am looking forward to reading Nellie's story (Book 5) once it is released.
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Chanel
This book had all the elements to make it a good read, yet something was missing. Miranda was a sweet and strong lady that found herself in a dangerous situation. By taking matters into her own hands, she sets of a chain of events that includes jail, becoming a Mail-Order bride and being hunted by her evil stepbrother. The poor girl finally gets a break in the form of Preston, a very nice and upstanding local businessman and her new husband. The the story seemed rushed. 3.25Stars
Janet
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Miss Miranda Beamer, the only child of a preacher, sits in jail in Dodge City with three other female prisoners. Marshal Dale Jones needs to get rid of the women who are not safe in Dodge City, even in jail. He comes up with a plan to ship them to Santa Fe on a wagon train, with a former brothel owner Miss Nellie as their chaperone & for them to be mail order brides. Miranda, however, has a plan of her own. She knows her step-brother Woody will be coming after her when he learns she killed his f ...more
Emma
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first western book I have ever read and I enjoyed it very much. This is very entertaining story of Miranda and Preston. This adventure has many twists and turns in the story. Miranda is running for her life after killing her stepfather in self-defense. Now her stepbrother, Woody, is out for revenge. I really liked Miranda's character. She is honest, brave, modest, empathetic, loving and intelligent. She was always a lady even though she was never treated as one by her stepfather and ...more
Debbie Brown
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Miss Miranda Beamer, the only child of a preacher, sits in jail in Dodge City for killing her step father in self-defense, but she knows his son Woody will be out for revenge. Marshal Dale Jones needs to get rid of the women in his jail and offers to ship the women off to Santa Fe on a wagon train with the idea of being mail order brides. Miranda decides she needs a fresh start in a new place, and a place to hide from Woody and heads with the other woman to Santa Fe. Preston Stone owner of the l ...more
Maria Dariotis
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Prisoners of Love: Miranda
by Callie Hutton

After narrowly escaping a fate worse than death Miranda is on the mail-order bride wagon to Santa -Fe. She knows that even the good sheriff of Dodge city (her home town) can’t keep her safe once her step brother finds out what she’s done. Her plan is to find work in Santa-Fe and go someplace where no one can find her.....hopefully.
Preston Stone has come a long way from being the kid whose mother worked in a brothel selling herself. Through hard work a
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Peggy
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
Miranda Beamer is the only daughter of a minister. Preston Stone is the son of a prostitute. What, if anything, could bring these two together? She is a mail order bride who killed her stepfather (that part is a secret), and he needs a respectable wife in order to improve his business. Maybe they could come to an agreement, a business arrangement to benefit them both.

I liked and admired Miranda and Preston. Miranda is gentle by nature, modest, loving, and intelligent. Preston is an excellent bus
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Lori D
Callie Hutton captures the essence of the late 1800's old west in this captivating story that will grab you from the first page! Forced to kill her stepfather in self defense, Miranda turns herself in and winds up in the jail in Dodge City with with several women. Can you imagine? She knows her stepbrother will be coming after her. The Marshal wants to move these ladies out as soon as he can and puts them on a wagon train to Sante Fe as mail order brides. Well, Miranda has plans of her own. Have ...more
Denise
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Always refreshing and a change of pace to get into one that has a different time zone or set in the past. It also gets your imagination going on what would you have done etc. while you are reading too. Now Miranda that is in this one had a very guarded up bringing being a child of a preacher in those days was rough. She also has done a serious deed to be in the predicament she is in now. This is also one that this author has given us alot of drama with it to really spice up what is going on. It ...more
Julie Lence
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: western-romance
I really liked Prisoners of Love, Miranda (Book 4 in the series) by Callie Hutton.
Once a preacher's daughter, Miranda's life drastically changed after her father died and her mother remarried and later died, leaving her with drunk and abusive step-father and step-brother. Determined to leave and find a better life, her step-father tries to use force to keep her in the home and Miranda kills him. Knowing the hell she's lived through, the sheriff takes pity on her and sends her to Santa Fe where
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Kat Tolle
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Callie Hutton does it again! Miranda is the 4th book in the Prisoners of Love series and I am so enjoying this historical western series. Callies’s story is so original and the hero and heroine are lovable but the villain you really hate. Her writing has the true western feel and the description are so detailed that you feel like you have escaped into another time and place. This story has abuse, fear, self defense, robbery, kindness, a marriage of convince, dreams, running away and love. I am h ...more
Jill
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The story begins with Miranda shooting her stepfather in self defense after years of abuse. For the safety of her and three other women, the marshal sends them to Santa Fe as mail order brides. To keep from getting married she attempts to get a job but when she finally finds one it has a requirement that she marry. Prescott needs a respectable wife in order to satisfy the city council so they will approve a hotel and restaurant he wants to build. She agrees to marry Prescott and her new life beg ...more
Cheryl
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Miranda is a woman of her times. She and her mother are the property of Miranda's stepfather who eventually kill her mother during her daily beating. Miranda is expected to pickup where her mother left off. When she grabs a gun and kills her stepfather during a beating. She runs to the sheriff's office and turns herself in. Three other woman are also in jail due to run in with men. The sheriff decided to send them all off to Santa Fe to find husbands.

This was a very enjoyable quick read with oth
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Miriam Rivera
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been patiently waiting for Miranda’s book and it was worth the wait. Miranda’s is one of four girls locked up in Dodge city. They all have great stories full of betrayal and deception from men. Miranda has committed the worst crime of the four girls and knows she won’t survive if her stepbrother decides to make her pay. Preston needs to become a businessman so he can finally leave his past behind. He needs a wife and he’s willing to get one from the street if he has to. Well he doesn’t need ...more
Marcia Montoya
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed Miranda very much. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a really good historical western romance. It's one of the better new books and high on my list as is Callie Hutton. I read this as a stand alone with no problem, but I'm anxious to read the others in this series very soon.
I received an arc copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Vania Nunes
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Happy release day to this great plot/book!!!

Join a fearless woman accused of killing her own father and on the run because her stepbrother will want to kill her too, with a man who has big business plans but is stuck because he will only be allowed to build his hotel-restaurant if he is married, and you'll have a plot full of improbable things, but lots of fun.

4 stars
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Sandra Newton
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story and series

I love this very creative idea of sending women prisoners off to be Mail- order brides. Very entertaining and exciting. Each stories makes you love this series more. I love each story but I believe Miranda is my favorite. I highly recommend you read this story and the others in this series and all title's by Callie.
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Kety
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic book that will kept entrainment until the end!
Miranda was send as a mail order bride but she is searching the freedom.
Preston needs a wife to fulfil his dream: a hotel and a restaurant.
Will love found a way to them? or the danger in the form of Miranda's stepbrother win?
Suspense and twists in this incredible story! Don't miss it!
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Regina A Fontaine
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good fast paced read

Good conclusion to the prisoners of love series, bought and read this in a few hours. I would have liked this book to be included in the bundle that I purchased, but I had to get this one separately, still a good series and would buy and read again.
EvilAntie Jan
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A woman's challenge

What a great addition to the series. I love Callie Hutton's style. She writes her stories so we the readers are part of the story. Her depiction of a simpler time reminds me of how great American history is and how we must preserve its memories.
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Mary Gallo
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great end

This was the most action filled of the series, but still suitable as a stand alone. Worth every star available.
Ledonna Flamminio
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I totally enjoyed reading Miranda. Whenever I read one of Cally Hutton books I don't get much sleep, I just keep reading. She's a great entertaining Author. ...more
Lea & Sandra
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good series

The fourth prisoner turned mail order bride finds her destiny as her past catches up and threatens to take it away. Suspense and romance!
Jennifer Becker
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Usually I'm not a huge western fan but I really enjoyed this story. It was fun seeing Miranda grow into such a mature woman with all the hardships she goes through ...more
Stephanie Herron
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Last of the mail order ladies

This is the last of the mail order ladies who were out in jail for their safety and out on a wagon out of town. Miranda had an abusive step father and shot him in self defense. Her hope is to get a job and save money so she can flee so her step brother can't find her. She ends up married and saving herself. A quick read with a few spelling errors.
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