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Series: Paradise Valley Ranch #2
Titles: Married in Montana
Author: Jane Porter
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Published: June 29th, 2017
This was a brilliant, historical romance featuring the ancestors of Marietta’s Sheenan family. It tells the story of Thomas Sheenan, an Irish man who has nursed and lost all his family back in Ireland before emigrating to the US. He has no plans to marry but is determined to make his way in the world and be successful. When Ellie Burnett asks him to marry her to help her save the family ranch she grew up on and loves, before her very ill father dies. He is initially very reticent because, even though he finds her attractive, he knows she wants to be in charge and he’s man enough to not agree to that. With a headstrong, determined heiress and a stubborn, hardworking and equally determined Irish man, along with mutual attraction, you just know this will be a stormy romance!
I found it a great read. I really didn’t like Ellie to start with – she’s so sure her way is the right way and everyone else should do as she wishes. Thomas is also stubborn and he doesn’t want everything handing to him, he expects to work hard to earn his way in the world and to enable him to earn the respect of others. Such stubborn folk mean the story is going to involve plenty of drama and I wasn’t disappointed. The author’s fluent writing style takes the reader back to the 1800s with her characters and into this very different era. The angst and turmoil following the death of Ellie’s father and how Thomas reacts is brilliantly portrayed, making it easy to relate to Thomas in his endeavours. It is a very enjoyable story which I have no hesitation in highly recommending to anyone who enjoys their romances set in a different era – especially anyone who has, like me, enjoyed other stories set in Marietta, Montana!
I requested and was given a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.
Beautiful, spirited, Texas born Ellie Burnett needs a husband. Fast. Her father, rancher Archibald Burnett, is dying, and she’s determined to marry to protect the ranch and preserve her father’s legacy in Montana’s rugged Paradise Valley. The trouble is, she wants to wear the boots in the family and the man she has in mind, Irishman Thomas Sheenan would never stand for that.
Independent and taciturn Thomas Sheenan isn’t looking for a wife, having spent far too much of his life taking care of others. He’s come to Montana to carve out his own identity, and be his own man. The last thing he needs is a headstrong bride, but when Ellie approaches him with the offer of a lifetime, he can’t refuse.
Thomas didn’t anticipate falling for his new bride. He moved to Montana to stake his claim…he never planned on losing his heart.