Readers rabid for the sweet historical romances of Tracie Peterson and Tamara Alexander will flock to Kim Vogel Sawyer's prairie-set heartwarmer of a pair of opposites destined for love.Estelle Brantley grew up in affluence and knows exactly how to behave in high society. But when she is cast from the social registers due to her father's illegal dealings, she finds herself forced into a role she never imagined: tutoring rough Kansas ranchers in the subjects of manners and morals so they can "marry up" with their mail-order brides. Mack Cleveland, whose father was swindled by a mail-order bride, wants no part of the scheme to bring Eastern women to Spiveyville, Kansas, and he's put off by the snooty airs and fastidious behavior of the "little city gal" in their midst. But as time goes by, his heart goes out to the teacher who tries so diligently to smooth the rough edges from the down-to-earth men. How can he teach her that perfection won't bring happiness?...
|Title||:||Beneath a Prairie Moon|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||349 pages|
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Beneath a Prairie Moon Reviews
This book was a different take on the historical mail order bride books. Helena Bingham runs a mail order bride business. She is very conscientious in matching brides to husbands, but this time she has a tall order. Sixteen men in Newton Kansas have all requested mail order brides, so she wants to check them out before she does any matching. Abigail Grant has been sent back to Mrs. Bingham six times because of her hoity toity, uppity ways. Helena decides Abigail will accompany her to Kansas as a ...more
"People who can adapt to changes are much more content than those who are rigid."
It's been quite some time since I've read a "mail order bride" story, but I remember them quite fondly. And I find Kim Vogel Sawyer's upcoming release, Beneath a Prairie Moon enlightening, for readers and definitely for the characters.
Having experience setbacks in life, our main heroine, Miss Abigail Grant (Brantley) have some hard lessons to learn. Yet as readers, we learn with her. I love the premise of this not ...more
This is the third book that I've read by Kim Vogel Sawyer and I can confidently say that she is becoming one of my favorite authors. I am not particularly a fan of historical fiction because I often find that it's a bit predictable and cliched but Sawyer's historical books do not fit into that mold.
I expected one thing when starting the book based on the synopsis and got something much different (in a good way).
The author is very gifted at character development...each character had their own voi ...more
Beneath a Prairie Moon was such a fun and unique read. I loved the characters so much and the romance was done very well -- I liked how it progressed slowly.
The town of Spiveyville had 16 bachelors who each sent away to a matchmaker for a bride. Since it was such a big request, she felt she had to check out the men and make sure they were decent men and a good fit for her brides. I found this fun because the men had to take/pass a class in order for the matchmaker to feel comfortable setting up ...more
Beneath a Prairie Moon was a cute story. And it had a little twist, making it different from the average mail-ordered bride tale - our main female character is not a bride, but a tutor of the men ordering brides. She must teach uncivilized frontier men proper manners, etiquette, and other social rules.
I enjoyed this book for the most part. The romance. The danger. The unexpected happenings. I especially liked the little parts where the mistress of this particular mail-ordered brides organization ...more
Beneath a Prairie Moon: A NovelI have become fascinated by the writings of Kim Vogel Sawyer, as of late. This book is a good example why.
In Beneath a Prairie Moon, Abigail Brantley has suffered the affects of her father's illegal actions. She has been thrown from the world of social registers to one where she is now a tutor for ranchers in Kansas. These men need to be educated in manners so they can be deemed worthy to their mail-order brides.
There is one man, Mack Cleveland, who does not want ...more
It's been quite some time since I've read Ms. Sawyer's work. So, I was pleased to jump back into her work. I didn't know what to expect with this new western novel, but once I sat down and opened the pages, I was quickly drawn to Abigail and Mack's story. Ms. Sawyer did not disappoint!
I loved Abigail! She was forced to do something she didn't want to do, but in the end, it was definitely worth it for her! I loved watching her trying to play her role of teacher. And Mack.....oh Lordy! Swoon! I l ...more
Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer is a historical romance novel that takes readers back to 1888. Mrs. Helena Bingham owns Bingham’s Bevy of Brides in Newton, Massachusetts. She is not surprised to find that Abigail Grant has returned once again. Abigail was raised to be a lady with a genteel education and refined manners. After the downfall of her father from his illegal dealings, Abigail found herself without a home and a fiancé. Helena knew Abigail would be a challenge, but she took h ...more