The Hunter Bride Hopes Crossing 1 PDF/EPUB À Hunter

Five years ago a band of outlaws murdered Josephine Shafter's parents and younger brother Desperate for vengeance Jo has spent every day since serving the law as a bounty hunter But the trouble with justice served is that now that her family's killer has been brought in she has nothing to do and no one to hunt She decides it may be time for a new life and a fresh start She longs for the arms of a strong man around her and for a child of her own But the Chicago dandies don't know how to kiss a woman who is tougher than they are Jo decides her best chance at happiness is to head out West to the wild Montana territory to start a new life as a mail order bride Sam Longworth has been the Sheriff of Hope's Crossing Montana for two miserable years He was much happier roaming the untamed plains as a bounty hunter bringing outlaws to justice But that was no life for a husband or father and his wife wanted him home safe and sound every night Forced into marriage theirs had never been a love match but he thought warming her bed every night would be enough Instead she left him and took a stagecoach to rendezvous with her childhood sweetheart She vowed never to return and died on the journey Plagued by guilt over her death Sam doesn't need a woman's love he just needs a wife He orders a mail order bride a woman who won't make too many demands who can build a home and give him children Josephine fits his life perfectly until danger follows her to her new home and he realizes she's keeping secrets that could get them both killed Trust is a hard road for two lost souls used to keeping secrets and their new and fragile love might not be strong enough to survive what's coming


10 thoughts on “The Hunter Bride Hopes Crossing 1

  1. says:

    3 Keeping Secrets Stars Cynthia Woolf is not a new author to me I have read two of her series The Tame series and Matchmaker Co series both of which I loved I also have 5 of her books waiting on my kindle for me to read so needless to say I am a fan The Hunter Bride was missing something for me I liked it okay but it didn't really grab me like some of her other books have I liked Jo thought she was brave and a little sassy I also liked Sam thought he was sweet and maybe a little cavemanish that's a word right? lol but for back then that was totally normal and hey we all love it when our men go a little caveman now and then But I felt some of the things Jo and Sam said were kinda cheesy Then at times it felt to me like their relationship was forced or rushed Now this is a short book like 127 pages so maybe that's why Whatever the reason this book for me was just okay overall I didn't hate it I didn't love it I wasn't bored I just was Still it was a cute quick and entertaining read


  2. says:

    In Read Now at NetgalleyHow can I say this? the book was AWFULI was promised a strong independent woman and was delivered another woman trying to be something else 'womanly' The sheriff is a macho man who is waiting the peferct wife wo cook sew and wash and had sex every time he wants And stays safely at home and do what he says Ugh let me gag I love you too than I can ever show you”“You just showed me in the best way possible You gave me a son”WTF?


  3. says:

    I received an eARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review'The Hunter Bride' by Cynthia Woolf is book one in the Hope's Crossing series This was a sweet clean and different type of romance book in the way that Josephine Shafter 'Jo' had taken to being a bounty hunter to find and put to justice the people that killed her family Now that the goal has been met of bring them to justice Josephine feels that she would like to make a fresh start So she thinks to become a 'Mail Order Bride' which leads her to Sam Longworth Sam had a wife but she ended up leaving him and then got herself killed So now Sam just wants a 'marriage of convince' of sorts A wife that can give him kids and turn his house into a home but now be there for love Jo finds that her past is catching up to her and Sam realizes that there is going on with Jo then what he knew Follow my reviews through these linksthanks


  4. says:

    It's okay 25 starsCONTAINS SPOILERSThe blurb is good so there's no point doing my usual summary and I'm not sure where to start with thisIt was okThe I read and the older I get the less patience I have for stupid characters and considering she's supposed to be a great bounty hunter Jo makes a lot of really stupid decisionsJosephine is fine spending hours and hours riding around looking for Jackson while he leads her on a wild goose chase but when he's been shot she doesn't use the advantage to check around not even the last place he'd been seen she knows he's taken up with a girl from the saloon but she waits for him to recover and come after her it was absolutely crazy and as for her going after him alone when she's pregnant and knows he has a partner talk about TSTLAlso loads of mistakes it needs editing


  5. says:

    4 books in the series I found the 1st book FREE on Such a great read I am new to Cynthia's writing I think? I gotta check her collection is huge and there are so many books to check out?? I love westerns anything having to do with out west Montana Wyoming whatever I am so there Gorgeous cover Loved this read couldn't put it down I love her style and I will be checking out from her very very soon Well done I am such a new fan


  6. says:

    This was a silly type of story I thought Josephine didn't behave as a female bounty hunter in that time would've done especially someone who was supposedly so good at it Didn't really care for this book


  7. says:

    This is not the first book I have read by Cynthia Woolf and it will not be the last This book is free on and the audio is available for a modest price so I eagerly downloaded both I always enjoy and good Mail Order Bride romance and this one definitely has a twistI thoroughly enjoyed this well thought out plot There are no plot holes and the ending was not rushed The pacing is nice and steady and Ms Woolf’s writing style is smooth and flowing Overall this is an interesting readJosephine Shafter is not my favorite kind of heroine and I did not expect to like her but as the story unfolds I gradually warmed up to her Her motives for her unusual career are honorable and I could see myself taking that path under the circumstances By the end of the book I very much wanted her to hear the words “I love you” from the stubborn heroSam Longworth is a mixed bag for me He has a soft side which he is determined to hide His late wife left him and was killed so he is determined to never give his heart again and definitely never say those dreaded three little words He fights against it to the bitter end At first his only reason for taking a mail order bride is because he wants a woman to cook and clean for him and be a willing bedmate but that does not really hold true since he finds out almost immediately Jo is a bounty hunter and lacks many of the womanly virtues he thinks he wants It’s quite obvious that he is vastly intrigued by her and deep inside knows she is perfect for himThe villain in this story is ornery a really bad guy and dangerous but a little inept He bungles several attempts on Jo’s life through much of his own stupidity so at times his attempts are a bit comical not sure if that was Ms Woolf’s intent or not but I’ll give her the benefit of doubt and believe they are supposed to be humor than suspensefulThe romance between Jo and Sam is not fierce even though they clearly like each other from the start It’s nice to read a book where there is not instant love but like instead I do feel that Jo is a bit wishy washy at times regarding her need to hear the words That became irritating after a while She vacillates between wanting to stay yet believing she has to go too often Sometimes paragraph to paragraphThe narration is performed by Lia Frederick I think she narrates most if not all of Ms Woolf’s books She reads with just the right amount of emotion which I truly appreciate Lately I’ve listened to several books where the narrator sounds very wooden Her performance enhances the story and pulls me in I always know I’m in for a treat when she is the narratorNonetheless I did enjoy The Hunter Bride and I do recommend it if you enjoy a story with a unique plot and true to life characters especially for this time period Both Jo and Sam have flaws and for me that makes them real I look forward to reading future books in this series Happy reading


  8. says:

    What would you do if an outlaw killed your entire family? Jo knew what she was going to dohunt every one of the gang members down until justice was met And that is exactly what she didSeveral years later Jo has taken in the last member the leader of the gang that killed her family and collected the bounty With her bounty hunting days done and her family avenged Jo sets to see to her own dreams by marrying and having kids Jo believes that she will make those dreams come true by accepting the marriage proposal by Sam Longworth a sheriff in MontanaJo arrives in Montana with her past buried behind her through deception or so she thinks She didn’t count on someone recognizing her or for Billy Jackson to escape his recent arrest As Jo tries to become a good wife to Sam she is consumed with finding Billy at all costsSam Longworth is the sheriff of Hope’s Crossing in Montana Married once before and losing her because of his job Sam has kept his own secrets as well as his heart from Jo He repeatedly tells Jo he cares for her but will never love herBilly Jackson comes to Hope’s Crossing to get Jo and make her pay for his arrest As time is winding down for Jo to find Billy she must decide if she is willing to tell Sam the truth Will the secrets being shared be enough to help them come together to capture Billy before someone is hurt? Will it be enough to save their marriage? Will Jo walk away from Sam leaving her heart behind?Cynthia Woolf is a wonderful story teller of the west and its mail order brides Her characters have flaws courage and strength to fight for their dreams as they battle adversity Cynthia Woolf writes endearing books that I have always enjoyedI received this eBook in exchange for a review


  9. says:

    I REJECT BEING IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE WHO CAN’T LOVE ME BACKI enjoyed this historical romantic suspense western with a mail order bride who is than she lets on trying to put her past behind her and a stubborn lawman who refuses to love again Josephine Shafter came from a loving home with a father who was a renowned bounty hunter and who trained her the same way She has looks and nerves of steel but now that she has captured Billy Jackson he has gone to trial she is ready to settle down as a mail order bride in Montana Sheriff Sam Longworth needs and wants a wife but after his first wife left him he swears he will never love another woman again just care for her Secrets eventually will be revealed life and death moments kidnap and capture and eventually it will come to an end When it is all over what will come of Sam and Jo? She can’t live without love The plot kept the pages turning in this cat and mouse game of bounty hunter and fugitive The story has a great cast of characters entertaining and emotional dialog and intense moments How close must you come to losing someone close before you realize that life will never be the same without them? Life and death situations can be the greatest eye opener to seeing what real love is Disclosure I received an e copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own


  10. says:

    Jo Shafter has been bounty hunting for a while and after the last five years of tracking down each and every murder in the gang that killed her parents and brother she has decided to settle down She wants to have a family of her own but all the men who know her are scared of her so she decided to start fresh and become a mail order bride She decides to keep some things from her soon to be husbandSam Longworth is the sheriff of Hope’s Crossing and soon to be married to Jo Sam was married before and has issues with love but he wants a wife to cook clean and have his babies Sam also has secrets of his own However when a blast from Jo’s past shows up and is determined to take revenge on her and Sam both will they be able to confide in each other? Will Sam be able to get over the hurt from his past? I Love all of Cynthia Woolf’s books I received The Hunter Bride Hope’s Crossing Book 1 as an ARC and I couldn’t put it down If you haven’t read any of Cynthia’s books you need to because your missing out This book had me crying and laughing I cannot wait for the other books in Hope’s Crossing to come out