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The Other Bride (Other, Bk 1) (Harlequin Historical, No 658)
The Other Bride - Other, Bk 1 - Harlequin Historical, No 658
Author: Lisa Bingham
ISBN-13: 9780373292585
ISBN-10: 0373292589
Publication Date: 5/1/2003
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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The back cover of the book reads as follows: "Guarding dynamite in a lightning storm would be easier than guiding this one willful redhead all the way west, Gabe Cutter fumed. Yet his Pinkerton-honed instincts told him he needed to uncover her secrets-and fast! For she was definitely not what she claimed to be!
Fate had given her a reprieve - and "Phoebe Gray" couldn't waste it on some hard-boiled trail boss with pain in his past and trouble in his future. Still, when she'd switched identities with her companion, she never imagined she'd be hand-delivered into the undreamed passion of Gabe Cutter's loving arms!"

This story has everything strong characters, a plot line that keeps you reading and wondering who is trying to stop the train or Phoebe from going west. Not to mention the passion that sparks between the two of them. There is also a wonderful twist in the end. Well written - so enjoy the reading!
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Old Oliver Haversham, the eleventh Marquis of Dobbenshire, still has a problem. After 5 marriages he still doesn't have an heir. He only has a "feckless daughter" -- not a male heir. Because Louisa is so extraneous to his plans, Haversham has left her to be raised by convent nuns. One day, the always absent Marquis arrives at the school and demands that Louisa marry by proxy and travel to America to meet her husband. Immediately, the wedding takes place to a Charles Winslow III of Boston.

Louisa is convinced that she has been sold to one of the Marquis' associates, in hopes of a grandson (and heir for the old man). The Marquis has everything planned; Louisa will travel with a companion to meet Winston. He gives Louisa his signet ring and a few of her mother's small jewels. When Louisa meets her companion, she realizes she has a chance to escape her father's machinations and an odious marriage (to a man who does not know what she looks like). Her companion, Phoebe Grey, looks very much like Louisa.

Louisa, who has now taken Phoebe's place (traveling to Oregon as a mail-order bride), meets the man determined to leave behind the group of brides. Gabe Cutter, a Pinkerton agent, is determined to safely deliver a much-needed gold shipment to Oregon. He has problems of his own and refuses to take them without a male escort. Cutter misjudges Phoebe; she finds a male escort and demands that he take the brides since they have met his requirements.

Although Phoebe is to marry Neil Ballard when she reaches Oregon, she is immediately attracted to Cutter, and vise verse. Gabe has a very interesting back story that plays heavily in the plot. However, it is too complicated to explain here.

This book is the first of two books (see below). You might as well order book two now, you will want to see how things end. This is an original plot with lots of switches and changes that will keep you reading. Just from the quick intro to Neil Ballard in this book, he will be a force to reckon with in book 2.

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Mail-Order Bride Phoebe Gray Should Have Come Stamped "Handle With Care"
Guarding dynamite in a lightning storm would be easier than guiding this one willful redhead all the way west, Gabe Cutter fumed. Yet his Pinkerton-honed instincts told him he needed to uncover her secrets--and fast! For she was definitely NOT what she claimed to be!
Fate had given her a reprieve--and "Phoebe Gray" couldn't waste it on some hard-boiled trail boss with pain in his past and trouble in his future. Still, when she'd switched identities w/ her companion, she never imagined she'd be hand-delivered into the undreamed passion of Gabe Cutter's loving arms!