The two main characters, Jade and Matt are extremely easy to get attached to and have great chemistry together. The reason I am not giving this book five stars is because during the course of the book, five little side romances happened, all Jade's prostitute friends ended up finding men and getting married. I found these to be boring and they slowed down the story. None of them were well developed, just boom! Suddenly all Jade's friends are in love and getting married, which really just made it that much more farfetched. Especially considering the time period, where women are generally considered to be unmarriagable if they are not still a virgin, that five prostitutes could just suddenly find men to marry them within a matter of months I found extremely unrealistic. The romances felt very forced and unreal, they really slowed the book down. And I found the women to be remarkably idealistic considering what they did for a living. I mean, one apparently fell in love with one guy who she was sleeping with, but she had hopes he would marry her. I found that to be ridiculously idealistic thought for a prostitute. It wasn't like the guy was courting her, he was just sleeping with her, like a ton of other guys she's slept with, what on earth made her think he would marry her. Of course he did, but it was very forced and unrealistic, just like all the other side romances. Overall, the majority of the book was good. The main storyline was very good. The side romances ruined the book a little though. The book is a worthwhile read though.
This is a funny book.Very lighthearted.
She is a spirited redhead with a slightly colored past. He is a minister. They meet on a wagon train headed to Oregon.
Jade Donovan travels to Oregon on a wagon train that's full of "fallen women". Matt Richards is a preacher who is drawn to the stunning Irish songbird. Tenderness ,passion and eventually love make this story moving and compelling.
This is a wonderful book. Very well written, can't put it down!