Book Reviews of A Bride for Donnigan (Women of the West, Bk 7)

A Bride for Donnigan (Women of the West, Bk 7)
A Bride for Donnigan - Women of the West, Bk 7
Author: Janette Oke
ISBN-13: 9781556613272
ISBN-10: 155661327X
Publication Date: 3/1993
Pages: 224
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 111 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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Another book that I actually read more than once. I absolutely love it.
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Janette Oke always writes in such captivating and beautiful ways, drawing the reader to be in the actual story. Great read!
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Wonderful, refreshing to the reader who wants a good inocent book.
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This is a cute book. It was a swift and easy read, fairly well written.
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A Bride for Donnigan wasn't what I expected. Kathleen leaves her homeland hoping for a better life as a bride to an unknown man. Donnigan Harrison can't believe his fellow town's men are seeking "mail order" brides. Once given though he's open to the idea since he's tired of talking to himself and his horse. With the desire to become more of a Christian and eager to learn more Donnigan learns the town's church as closed. He begins to read the bible and tries to teach himself (and others) what Christianity is all about. An unlikely source is actually the key to his short-comings. In my opinion this is an overall good book. I did feel like the book ended kind of quickly though I do like the author (first time I've read any of her books) and have since ordered all of the Women of the West Series (their are now 12 of them). All in all a good buck and you won't be disappointed with this love story!
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This is a great book. I just finished it and I love the story. The end of the book gets a little preachy, but that is just Oke's way. I definetly reccomend this one.
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I like this author. A quick read but entertaining. The author's name is Janette Oke.
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I liked this book. the bride was very young when she became a bride, much younger than Donnigan but he was a gentle, caring man. It took a while before they understood each other, they were closemouthed for a while both assuming wrong things about each other because they were afraid to talk to each other. He treated her like a child, she wanted to be treated like a woman. It worked out though and turned into a very nice love story. You'll like it. Its a mail-order bride story. He almost sent her back but didn't.
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I have read this book over and over again. The story line has always been one that has taken me in. I always feel like I am right beside the characters when they cry I have cried when they went through a hard time my heart broke with theirs. This book is a must read.
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This is the first Janette Oke book I have read, I really enjoyed it. I've heard of mail order brides but did not realize what would motivate young girls to do this. This book makes a lot of sense to me of why the girl would make such a bold move. I would recommend this book who enjoy a good clean love story.-Teresa
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Mail order bride romance!
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The romantic story of a mail-order Bride set in the l800's. Fans of Janette Oke will enjoy this poignant tale.
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Sweet Christian Fiction book.
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I loved this book. Strong people from a long time ago!
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It was a great book!!
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If you like Janette Oke books then this one will be enjoyed as well.
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A really good story!
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Wow! I wish there was a continuation. It was wonderful!!
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Great book, one of Oke's Women of the West, however the series is not related to each other, just that she wrote them and they are all set in the Old West. This was one of my favorites!

Responding to an Advertisement, She Crossed an Ocean to Meet a Total Stranger and Became a Mail-Order Bride-

Kathleen O'Malley stood on the deck of the Barreth Lily and watched the land she'd called home for more than a dozen years slip from her view. She had thought she would be glad to see the last of it, but she was not. Emotions in turmoil, her whole being yearned to slip from the ship and return to what she knew. Even though Kathleen had not been happy with her situation, it was all she had ever known. As the shoreline faded into the morning mist, her only certainty was that she was bound for America to marry a man whose name she did not even know and whose face she had never seen.

On the other side of the Atlantic, Donnigan Harrison anxiously awaits Kathleen's arrival on a prairie farm far from her port of arrival in Boston. He has known the wonder of a dream fulfilled a snug frame cabin, the sturdy log barn and outbuildings, a fine herd of livestock, and crops in the field that made his eyes sparkle. Yet Donnigan felt a loneliness on the western frontier that pierced his very soul. With so limited opportunities for finding a wife, the notion of ordering a wife that once seemed unthinkable had come to make some sense. Now that the time has come, Donnigan feels like a small boy waiting for Christmas.

But Donnigan's anticipation is overshadowed with terrifying uncertainties What have I done? And that question is echoed in Kathleen's heart as she nears the point of no return.
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Not my favorite Janette Oke book, but still good. It was a little harder to get into this novel. The story is interesting, but I never did really connect with the characters.
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Kathleen O'Malley stood on the deck of the Barreth Lily and watched the land she'd called home for more than a dozen years slip from her view. She had thought she would be glad to see the last of it, but she was not. Emotions in turmoil, her whole being yearned to slip from the ship and return to what she knew. Even though Kathleen had not been happy with her situation, it was all she had ever known. As the shoreline faded into the morning mist, her only certainity was that she was bound for America to marry a man whose name she did not even know and whose face she had never seen. On the other side of the Atlantic, Donnigan Harrison anxiously awaits Kathleen's arrival on a prairie farm far from her port of arrival in Boston. He has known the wonder of a dream fulfillled-a snug frame cabin, the sturdy log barn and outbuildings, a fine herd of livestock, and crops in the field that made his eyes sparkel. Yet Donnigan felt a loniliness on the western frontier that pierced his very soul. With so limited opportunities for finding a wife, the notion of ordering a wife thatonce seemd unthinkable had come to make sense. Now that the time has come, Donnigan feels like a small boy waiting for Christmas.But Donnigan's anticipation is overshadowed with terrifying uncertanties-What have I done- and that question is echoed in kathleen's heart as she nears the point of no return
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This is actually a book club hardcover book - not a paperback.