Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Jail or prostitution?
Fiona Quinn chooses neither. On a wagon train bound for Oregon , the newly-contracted mail-order bride braves rattlesnakes, Indians, and depraved buffalo hunters who kidnap her. But nothing tests her mettle like Cordell Bannon, the wagon master poised to steal her heart.
Cordell Bannon signed a contract to safely deliver thirty mail-order brides to their husbands. Yet one bride stirs his emotions, threatening his oath of celibacy and making him choose between his job and his passion. Can he stand by as she marries another, or will he claim her as his bride?
Bannon’s Brides was well written and very entertaining. It takes you across the country in the early Wild West. There is adventure around every corner. It captured what you would believe was a real bride wagon train in the 1800's.
Lorreta's characters caught your attention immediately. Fiona was a woman who had a hard life from a young age. With her soft words and a spine made of stee,l she wanted to prove to all that she was a woman to be reckoned with. Fiona’s compassion for the other women had her liked by everyone. She was going across country, not like the other women who had a man waiting on them, but as one of the alternates. Fiona wasn't expecting on losing her heart along the trail, but with Bannon around, how can a girl not lose her heart?
Bannon was a tough task master. He had a job to do to get 30 women across the Wild West to future husbands, alive and untouched. He knew he was in trouble when he saw Fiona. Through the long treacherous trip, one woman held his attention: Fiona. She was a woman who knew that she wanted a better life, but was a life with him be better or would his past cause him to lose a woman he has begun to love?
As time draws near, Bannon and Fiona’s love is evident, and instead of being able to relish in it, Fiona was pledged to another when her number came up to replace a deceased woman’s pledge.
This story is a wonderful addition to my collection of Wild West stories. I recommend it for anyone who enjoys sweet love, adventure, and slight dangerous situations that cause you to hold your breath and wait for the right man to rescue you. It would be a great read for a young romance reader.
5 Tea Cups!