Aundy Desperate to better her situation Aundy Thorsen agrees to leave behind her life in Chicago to fulfill a farmer s request for a mail order bride in Pendleton Oregon When a tragic accident leaves her

  • Title: Aundy
  • Author: Shanna Hatfield
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Desperate to better her situation, Aundy Thorsen agrees to leave behind her life in Chicago to fulfill a farmer s request for a mail order bride in Pendleton, Oregon When a tragic accident leaves her a widow soon after becoming a wife, Aundy takes on the challenge of learning how to manage a farm, even if it means her stubborn determination to succeed upsets a few of theDesperate to better her situation, Aundy Thorsen agrees to leave behind her life in Chicago to fulfill a farmer s request for a mail order bride in Pendleton, Oregon When a tragic accident leaves her a widow soon after becoming a wife, Aundy takes on the challenge of learning how to manage a farm, even if it means her stubborn determination to succeed upsets a few of the neighbors Born and raised on the family ranch, Garrett Nash loves life in the bustling community of Pendleton in 1899 When his neighbor passes away and leaves behind a plucky widow, Garrett takes on the role of her protector and guardian His admiration for her tenacious spirit soon turns to something He just needs to convince the strong willed Aundy to give love another try.

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    1. This book started off intriguing, it had great potential and the characters felt real. If I could have made it past 32% ,the storyline itself is probably continues to be a good oneEVER.e heroine had a peculiar habit of "rolling her lips". That's right. Ive heard of rolling your eyes but never your lips; it took me a while to figure out what that would even look like, I finally decided she meant she "compressed" her lips or even "frowned". But ROLLED???Anyway, I kept giving the book 'one more cha [...]

    2. Aundy was a generally-ok book. A light, clean-romance fluff piece. What put me off about this book was the mass amount of eye-rolling I did throughout reading it and how flat the characters were. It was just a bit too cliche. Everyone just liked her and the one person that didn't everyone else hated too. Even though she's suppose to be plain everyone else found her beautiful and just how perfect she was. Not to mention how ever 20 pages or so it's constantly being told to you that she's stubborn [...]

    3. Aundy, by Shanna Hatfield, is an excellent read. Tall, strong, and believing herself rather plain, Aundy travels from Chicago to Oregon to marry a man she's been corresponding with. She arrives in Pendleton to discover her betrothed is not only handsome, but very generous. After a quick exchange of I do's with Erik, Aundy is eager to set eyes on his farm and begin a new life with him. Then tragedy strikes and Erik is killed, leaving Aundy sole owner of Eric's prosperous farm. Her neighbors, Nora [...]

    4. Life in Chicago is not great for Aundy, she seems older than her twenty one years, her father died along with her fiancé in a terrible accident her mother followed shortly after leaving Aundy the eldest of three children her brother Lars and sister Ilsa. Although well educated she takes a job as a seamstress in a factory during the day then helped cook and clean in a boardinghouse for her room and board, her brother ran away and her sister went to live and work with their Aunt Louisa leaving Au [...]

    5. Although from the start this book seemed to be written simply, like for a teen or pre-teen, I stuck with it until the end. The story started off pretty well with Aundy answering an ad from a man who needed a bride, she meets and marries him and is widowed all in the same day. It plods along fairly well with trials of a woman trying to be the owner of a ranch/farm, with ranch hands who refuse to have a woman as a boss, Aundy is determined to do her best and make this land work. There are definite [...]

    6. Aundy Thorsen agreed to marry Erik Erikson after writing back and forth for some time. When she arrives in Pendleton, Oregon Erik meets her at the train station and without giving her time to even wash her face yet alone change into her wedding dress he rushes her to the church and they are married. After a nice meal they are headed for her new home. With all of the letter writing they'd become friends and on their way home the conversation convinced Aundy that she'd done the right thing in leav [...]

    7. 1899 Eastern Oregon Aundy, 21, is a feisty character with plenty of common sense and courage. She deals with life as it comes.She accepts a mail-order marriage proposal and leaves Chicago for Oregon. She is pleasantly surprised when she meets Erik, a famer of 39 with a kind manner and clearly very good intentions of being a good husband to her. As the book description says, she very quickly becomes a widow and the start of the book is very sad. She decides to work hard to keep the farm in Erik†[...]

    8. There's more than romance going on in Hatfield's novel, Aundy. She packed in action, humor, and a couple of surprises that had my eyes popping. I've read several of Hatfield's books, and this is her strongest. The characters and setting are so real, I felt like I could step right onto the Erickson farm and shake hand with them and run my fingers along Butter the lambs soft wool back. I can't wait to get started on the next book in the series, Caterina.

    9. Shanna Hatfield writes a story that is reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian, complete with the conflict between cattleman and those daring to raise sheep.Read full review in the October 2013 issue of InD’tale Magazine.

    10. This was an okay book but I wouldn't recommend it only because there are so many other great books that this would just be a waste of time. I picked it up on vacation for something to read but if I had more choices, I would not have bothered. Very predictable plot and "been there, done that" type of characters.

    11. Very sweet and predictable, but I couldn't put it down!! I love when a book grabs my attention so much, even when I'd kinda figured out in the first 2 chapters roughly how the book was going to end. I definitely enjoyed reading this.Nice, clean romance. I like that you feel the intensity of their attraction without having to read all the details that so many romance books add.

    12. This historic romance was written by self-published author Shanna Hatfield, and is her best book to date. She excels at this genre. The plot was great, the history interesting, and the romance clean. I highly recommend it, and I'm looking forward to reading book #2 in the series when it comes out later this year.

    13. I enjoyed this one a lot! Sweet and clean with a hunky hero and a heroine who doesn't know she's beautiful. Yes, it was predictable but it was also relaxing and an easy escape. I just started the next book in the series and am looking forward to reading about Aundy's sister in the third one.

    14. It started out fun, but it soon got bogged down in long, boring lists of activities. More telling than showing, which made the book feel super long. And the romance was bland.

    15. Sweet and clean. Yes, there are cliches and predictability. But, I need that sometimes. The characters were fun. And the romance was good and clean?

    16. I enjoyed 90% of the book and would have given it 4 or 5 stars but the ending was terrible. A great plot that was wrapped up in a totally unbelievable fashion. LAME!

    17. Just blehI hate being a poor reviewer, especially about books, but might as well. The story was generic and kinda flimsy. I felt no tie to any of the characters, expect Nic, the cute kid. It was very predictable and you could tell some proofreading should have been applied or better applied. But I wont give it just 1 star. Anyone willing to go through what it takes to write a book, gets a star in my “book”. I think the author definitely has potential. There just needs to be more fluff to the [...]

    18. This book had a solid plot and a spunky main character that I liked but.The first thing that happened that bothered me is Aundy dressed up like a man. The reasoning behind the decision was faulty and it was obvious that the author just wanted to put her in an awkward position. The head hopping bugged me, but I could have easily have forgiven that. Then the main guy, Garrett, had some inappropriate thoughts but I finally gave up when (hidden because of mature content) (view spoiler)[he starts thi [...]

    19. Its been okay and I liked Aundy and her neighbors and I have mostly I liked her choices but (view spoiler)[ is dressing like a man and going to an opium den/underground club really the best to get some info on how to raise sheep? I mean really? No it is a resounding no. (hide spoiler)] There is independence and then there is stupid pig headiness. This moved too far into the pig headed realm and I am done.

    20. I love Shanna's stories. I have had this series on my kindle for awhile and just started reading it. This is really a sweet story, Aundy was a very strong character I loved her personality and take charge attitude. Shanna did allot of research for this time period and city and it shows in the book. Lots of little surprises in the plot too Loved it. I always enjoy the recipes at the end of her stories that go with the story

    21. This book took me almost a year to read because I just couldn't get into it. The first chapter or two was okay, but after the excitement of the accident went away, the book became tedious.I found the author's writing style to be very annoying. There was really no flow. Everything just read like a grocery list, leaving me bored to tears. Honestly, I actually dozed off for about 40 minutes while reading the last part of the book.The only enjoyable characters were the animals.

    22. True LoveWhen Aundy answered a newspaper ad for a mail order bride, she had found an escape from an overpowering aunt and long hard day's in a sewing factory. When she arrived in Oregon to marry Erik, she thought he was a gentle friend. They were married immediately but then Erik was killed in a terrible accident. Erik left his ranch and all his belongings to his new wife. Little did she know what was in store for her. Great book.

    23. Aundy is such a spitfire! I just loved her!! The way she faced challenges, analyzed situations, worked hard and just went for it was truly inspiring. She is also humble, kind and caring. It’s no wonder Garrett fell for her! He was definitely worth falling for himself! I love him and Aundy together and can’t wait to see them in other books in the series!

    24. Feisty!This book is hard for me to personally rate. It had a lot going on that was interesting; mail order bride whose husband is killed in a wagon accident going home from the marriage ceremony, learning to ranch, cattle, sheep, shootings, etc. For me it was too descriptive and racy. I had to skip over a lot. Again must my opinion.

    25. Historic cowboys, finding a new life and a forever love.This story was full of small action twists. I enjoyed this realistic descriptive of both the characters and their surroundings. Grief, fear and longing as well love is in this wonderful book. You will enjoy if your a country or historical reader

    26. Shanna Hatfield brings out a full range of emotions as we follow Aundy's journey. You'll laugh, cry, worry and get mad as Andy transforms from hopeful mail orderbride to determined ranch owner. Her relationships with those around her are truly heartwarming and you will find yourself cheering for her success and happiness.

    27. I needed a light easy read after the busy-ness of Christmas. This book perfectly fit the bill. It was a fun, easy read. Actually I would call it "fluff" but at least it was clean fluff! It included the first chapter of the next book in the series. Which I read. Which made me want to read it. It is like brain candy but what I really need is soul food!

    28. Sweet :)This was definitely a sweet romance, and there were a few twists and turns I wasn’t expecting. Like most romances, the romance was actually kind of annoying. Just up and deal with your emotions already! Everyone always makes things too complicated. Haha! But the rest of it was quite interesting.3 1/2 - 4 stars, I can’t quite decide.

    29. Desperate to better her situation, Aundy agrees to leave behind her life in Chicago to fulfill a farmer’s request for a mail-order bride in Pendleton, Oregon. When a tragic accident leaves her a widow soon after becoming a wife, Aundy takes on the challenge of learning how to manage a ranch.

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