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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Book Review: These Rough Dreams by Cheryl Pierson

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Blurb:

When Southern socialite Gabrielle Mason discovers she’s pregnant, she takes her future into her own hands. She has her family name to consider, and a husband is what she needs. She answers an ad for a mail-order bride in Indian Territory. But the man who proposes isn’t the man she ends up marrying.

Johnny Rainbolt is not a family man by any stretch of the imagination…but Fate is about to give him no choice. His late sister’s three children will be arriving on the next stage, and he has no idea what to do with them. When cultured Gabby Mason is left waiting for her prospective groom at the stage station, Johnny sees a way to solve everyone’s problems.

Some dreams get off to a rough start. A mail-order marriage is only the beginning. When one of the children is stolen, Johnny and Gabby are forced to depend on one another in an unimaginable circumstance that could turn tragic… or show them what might become of THESE ROUGH DREAMS.

My Review:

Oh!!! I think I have a new favorite Cheryl Pierson short story!!!! (I say this often! lol) Johnny Rainbolt swept me away just like any worthy hero should.

I adored how Gabby and Johnny found each other, and by taking advantage of the situation given, determined to give each other the best of themselves. Their relationship was an answer to prayer neither even knew to ask for. They were both open and accepting and honest from the start with each other, which allowed for some easy moments before greater trials arrived.

I happy-sighed alot through this story and couldn't have wished for a better way for their dreams to come true.

Purchase Links:
You can either grab the individual story or you can find it in the Lassoing a Mail Order Bride anthology.

     

9 comments:

  1. One of my early favorites. (And I still enjoy it) Doris

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    1. Right? I enjoy going back through and revisiting my favorite stories! I used to reread books all the time and I haven't been doing much of it lately. I'm thinking I need to get back to that as I miss it, and you often find something new in a reread or it just feels like coming home... And sometimes it may have been so long its almost become like a brand new story (because ahem, forgetfulness is settling in lol).

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    2. Aw, thanks, Doris! That means a lot to me!

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    3. Michelle, I love to re-read stories. It's just ... I have not learned how to cram 48 hours into 24 yet and TIME is a problem! LOL But I love that feeling you get when you get to read a story a while after you've read it the first time and think...Oh, wow. I love this...all over again! Thanks for this lovely review! XO

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    4. Cheryl - you're so welcome! :)

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  2. Everyone loves a mail order bride. This looks very good.

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    1. Thanks, Christine. I'm blushing--Michelle always writes such very flattering reviews and I appreciate that!

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  3. Wonderful review, Cheryl. I love all your stories. The heroes are the BEST! Congratulations on yet another warmhearted tale of love.

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    1. Aw, thank you, Sarah! This was one of my faves. I've often thought of going back and making it longer--it has the storyline and potential to lengthen. But WHEN? LOL Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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