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Melinda And The Wild West (2012)

by Linda Weaver Clarke(Favorite Author)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 4
1589823672 (ISBN13: 9781589823679)
American Book Publishing Group
A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho
review 1: Melinda Gamble is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. She’s leaving the safety of her Boston hometown, as well as her family and her former fiancé to accept a teaching position in the wild west. Against everyone’s advice, she’s determined to make a new life for herself with her aunt and uncle in Bear Lake, Idaho.She immediately learns why the west is called “wild” after she’s held at gunpoint by Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch gang, attacked by a bear and nearly dying of hypothermia during a huge blizzard. After only a few months of being out west she’s had more excitement than she ever had in her lifetime back east.Things really get interesting when, Gilbert, the father of one of her students takes a liking to her as does the school’s superin... moretendent, Henry. Melinda never expected to be in the middle of a romantic triangle – especially since her former fiancé from the east isn’t giving up either.Linda Weaver Clarke has created a beautiful story of love, strength and endurance in this first book of her Bear Lake series. Melinda is a character readers will admire and cheer for. Each character will touch the reader’s heart and hold onto it until the very last page and beyond. The author does an amazing job of blending fiction with true historical facts. It’s very obvious she did much research for this book and definitely got it right. I loved every minute of this book.FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
review 2: This is a story of Melinda, an independent and educated woman from Boston who lives comfortably, but feels there is more she can do with her life. She decides to take a chance and moves to the untamed west. She becomes the new teacher in Paris, Idaho, a rugged wilderness area that is filled with dangerous animals, outlaws and weather that can be extreme in all seasons. She struggles to adapt at first, but comes to love the area and people. She meets a mysterious rancher that she never imagined would some day be a part of her life.I absolutely loved this book. Now, I may be biased that I adore late 1800’s and anything to do with Wild West areas, but this story just amazed me. Creating a story based upon an independent, educated and strong women character, brings to light the type of women that helped make this country what it is today. Melinda learns to keep her guard up when she needs to, but letting it down can bring happiness in to your life. The themes of family, love, communication and friendship can be found throughout the book.If you want to read a book that makes you smile at the end, this would be one of those books. less
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This is such a sweet romance. I enjoyed reading it. And the cover is beautiful.
I was able to meet Linda at a book signing. I listened to this 3 times.
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