Mail Order Bride: Westward Winds (Montana Mail Order Brides: Book 1) - Linda Bridey

Mail Order Bride: Westward Winds (Montana Mail Order Brides: Book 1)

By Linda Bridey

  • Release Date: 2014-07-11
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 1,537 Ratings


A historical western cowboy romance novel about a mail order bride.

Tessa O’Connor lives in a world of privilege and excess. Her doting parents want her to make a good match with a worthy gentleman and live a respectable life. She is beautiful and intelligent and she comes with a hefty dowry. There is no reason that she shouldn’t be able to find an eligible man and settle down.
Tessa herself is the reason. The men who are attempting to court her are, in her opinion, boring and conceited. Not only that, Tessa craves excitement and adventure, of which there is little in her social circles. By chance, she comes across an advertisement for a bride brokerage company seeking eligible women of good breeding to go west and find husbands.
One man on the list catches her eye and she begins corresponding with him, eventually agreeing to go to Montana to meet him. She can’t resist the possibility of finding someone different and even if she doesn’t, the adventure itself would be worth her time. Tessa makes a successful escape and sets out to make a new life in Montana.
Dean Samuels is a Montana rancher who is in over his head. His ranch is struggling and his two children are unruly and in need of a caretaker. It’s clear to his younger brother, Marcus, that he needs help. He tells Dean about a mail order bride service and convinces him that he should utilize it to find a wife.
After his wife, Sarah, had passed away, Dean never intended to marry again. His ranch and his children became his life. However, it becomes apparent that Sadie, his daughter, and his son, Jack, need stability and love. The demands of raising his children and keeping his head above water financially have taken a toll and Dean grudgingly gives in to Marcus’ idea.
Sarah had been the love of his life and Dean doesn’t intend to let any other woman into his heart. He’s locked those kinds of emotions deep inside, not wanting to take the chance of getting hurt like that again. Because Dean has trouble expressing his feelings in writing, his younger brother Marcus agrees to help write the letters to Tessa. Dean is happy to leave that part up to him.
When Dean and Tessa meet, sparks fly between the two strong willed people. Tessa is disappointed that Dean isn’t the romantic, sophisticated man she was lead to believe he was in the letters she received. Dean is aggravated that she isn’t a meek woman who is easily managed. Never mind the fact that she has no idea of how to take care of children and keep a home.
Dean and Tessa struggle to find common ground and make their marriage work. Will they each take the risk and open their hearts to one another? Can their marriage survive and will they find love and contentment in each other? Their future happiness hangs in the balance under the Montana skies.


  • Love it!

    By Kelley7kids
    Good read from the very beginning! On to book two!
  • You get what you pay for

    By nixiris13
    This free book started with a good idea of a story, unfortunately, the characters, dialogue, even the setting seemed to be stiff and forced. The conversations were unrealistic and odd most times as the author tried to force the story to go in the direction it should have easily flowed. There are so many things that could have been done to make this more natural, but instead the story falls flat even with it’s happy ending.
  • Sweet Book

    By 1966 hNS
    Easy read with a happy ending
  • Westward Winds mail order brides book 1

    By Smh :) ••••••
    I have read this book four times🤗.
  • Lacking

    By cynsitty
    This book doesnt fit together the main character fought to get to the west got there and then fought wit her husband because his brother wrote letters to her instead of himself. No 3 page sex scenes - maybe a 3 -4 sentences of sex . Smh dont even bother no wonder its free
  • Westward Winds

    By Fan from AZ
    Good start to the overall story. Hoping the next book picks up where this one left off.
  • Mail Order Brides-Westward Bride

    By village55
    Nice read, good for a rainy afternoon or in the middle of winter, depending on where you live. Give it a read you will not be disappointed!
  • Loved it!

    By Omahanut
    Feelings were true and not over done! Natural flow and characters felt real. Loved this story! Looking forward to reading the others!
  • Mail Order Brides -Westward Winds

    By lv2rdbks
    This was a good book and I enjoyed it.
  • Mail order bride

    By C Conti
    This book captured my attention. A wonderful love story. Highly recommended!