The Paradise Bargain eBook È The Paradise PDF \

The Paradise Bargain eBook È The Paradise PDF \

  • Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • The Paradise Bargain
  • Betina Krahn
  • English
  • 07 June 2016
  • 9780821728369

10 thoughts on “The Paradise Bargain

  1. Carol Storm Carol Storm says:

    Heated and raw like bootleg whiskey full of crude sex and backwoods humor yet strangely touching and even heartwarming at times

  2. Regan Walker Regan Walker says:

    Superb Storytelling in This Tale of America’s Whiskey RebellionSometimes but not always I know I’m reading a 5 star novel very early in the storyin this case in the first few chapters There’s just something about the way a story draws me in and the characters have me laughing or crying or wondering that tells me yes I’m reading a really good one After reviewing nearly 500 romances I just know Krahn has written a superb romance yes but even she has developed winning characters people you would really want to know and she has served up a clever plot with twists and turns in an interesting time of American history just after the American Revolution when the government is trying to establish its authority—the Whiskey Rebellion to be precise The place is Rapture Valley in Western Pennsylvania and the bargain is for paradise This uniue story will draw you in I promise I was captivated from the beginning and could not put it downDespite her desire to remain a Peter Pan like youth forever Whitney Daniels body has betrayed her—while the men were away fighting the war of Independence she grew into a woman Oh she still wears breeches and boots but men have started to notice her curves and it’s most annoying While the whiskey distilling father she loves is gone to Pittsburgh to protest the burdensome federal tax that is crippling the farmers who make whiskey from their surplus grain Whitney is left in charge and must fend off the federal troops who come to ferret out the rogue stills Their leader one Major Garner Townsend of the Boston Townsends he is uick to point out has drawn this despicable duty due to the jealousy of a superior officer Garner has no desire to take on the troublemakers But when he encounters their leader Whitney Daniels who both bites and kicks in fending off unwanted advances he is overwhelmed by his attraction to the slip of a girl with the lush curves In Rapture Valley the currency is not cash but everyone bargains for what they need Whitney is the best bargainer of all and as she well knows every man has his price Great storytelling at its finest You won’t regret getting this oneNote As the book cover indicates this was previously released as LOVE’S BRAZEN FIRE

  3. Shirlene Shirlene says:

    Whitney Daniels was going to check on the family whiskey stills while her father was out of town He had gone to talk with government officials to fight the tax imposed on the poor farmers who produced their own whiskey in their stills She was a tomboy and had a friend with her Charlie Dunbar He and Whitney had grown up together and had recently returned from three years for military duty He was wanting Whitney's virtue and Whitney thoughts of him were like a brother Charlie decided to take what he wanted and had almost raped Whitney when they were heard by a troupe of soldiers The soldiers had come to enforce the taxation and destroy the whiskey and stills Major Garner Townsend was their leader Charlie ran off and was caught by the soldiers The major caught up with Whitney when she ran another direction He uickly realized that she was a girl in pants and ended up kissing her Whitney wondered why she felt differently when the major kissed her She realized that she was growing up and becoming a woman In a lot of ways she wasn't happy about it Her aunt Kate noticed the way she was being watched by the boys in town and had been trying to rein in Whitney's free lifestyle The major tried to demand food and drink for his troops but was met with resistance The farmers were not used to money and didn't want paper in trade for goods The innkeeper soon convinced the soldiers that he was out of food and drink It had been Whitney's idea to not give up all they had to try and get the troops to leave The townsfolk decided to use the men by feeding those who would do work for them while their men were out of town with Whitney's father Blackstone Daniels fighting the tariff put on the whiskey trade Major Townsend tried to fight his attraction to Whitney and called her Whiskey instead Neither had any luck in stopping thinking of the other He didn't realize how much Whitney was involved in the whiskey trade until she admitted to being in charge of the distillation while her father gone It was Black Daniels still She had fallen for the major and was betting that the major wouldn't do anything to her because of his attraction to her Whitney was worried about her confession backfiring and hurting the people in town though They were a close knit bunch who called each other Aunt and Uncle The major was proud of his family name and trying to get back into the good graces of his father He had gotten in trouble from almost being caught in a compromising situation with a girl when he ws younger and stayed away from women and drink to make sure it didn't happen again The woman had been at fault and had been trying to force a marriage due to the wealth of the Townsend family Whitney tried to find a vice to use against the major but he didn't drink smoke or sleep with women He fought to keep his hands off of Whitney but couldn't help but draw her near and he had kissed her again He seemed reluctant to eat with his men and it was obvious that he came from money The men and Whitney took his standoffish behavior as him thinking he was too good for them His pride would not allow him to dirty himself with the townsfolk who had little or no money He had to learn to talk and eat with them to gain their respect but it was only reluctantly given and he was not fully trusted After Whitney admitted to running the still that he and his men couldn't find she took to dressing like a woman She was determined to see him and his men gone before her father returned She didn't want to tell Black that she told the major about their still She planned to be caught with the major in a compromising position which would cause him to have to leave town She didn't know that it had happened before Whitney's 'uncles' didn't show up when the major came home to find Whitney in his bed They had sex and it was Black who showed up to find them together in the morning The major's superior officer had come to town to check on the progress of the men and he woke up to shouting He was happy to find the wealthy major compromised and before the day was out Whitney and the major were married The men continued to search for the whiskey and found it the next week They tied up the men and let all of them go except for Charlie and Whitney's father They all headed out of town taking the two men and four barrels of whiskey with them for prosecution Black was treated badly and the soldiers were upset when they weren't paid their wages They decided to take the whiskey and sell it to get money They weren't concerned about losing the whiskey that was supposed to be evidence in Black's trial A few of the men returned to Rapture Valley to marry the women they had helped during their time there Whitney went home with Garner Townsend and was introduced to his family She found out that the Townsend family was in the distilling business too They made rum Whitney felt like it might work out between her and Garner and set about making that happen She seduced Garner until he realized that he was in love with her He had been taught to think that loving a woman was a weakness but came to realize that loving Whitney gave him a peace and fulfillment that was unexpected He was proud of the fact that she stood up to his father in defense of him Bryan was jealous of that fact and because no one had ever stood up for him like Whitney did for Garner Whitney didn't agree with the prejudices of his father and let him know it She found a friend in Garner's grandfather Ezra He was now in a wheelchair but had once ran the distilling business and had loved his work Garner's neice refused to do anything with Whitney so Garner took off some times and showed Whitney around town and his work He took her to visit the distillery and found that the rum they were making was bad The place was very run down Garner had visited the distillery for a long time and it showed She tried to talk Garner into allowing Ezra to teach them the business but he resisted due to him being in a wheelchair Whitney tried to tell him that there was nothing wrong with his mind Whitney's aunt Kate came to visit Whitney and was surprised to see the changes in Whitney Kate had come to see if she could find out anything about Black Garner was also trying to get information about him from his lawyers Whitney had new clothes and was acting like a lady It had taken some time but Whitney had allowed Garner to pay for new clothes Whitney was trying to prove to Garner's father that she didn't marry him for his money and had refused to take anything from him She was trying to barter for the things she was given Money was still something that Whitney refused to accept for nothing Garner was trying to get Whitney to accept money from him rather than bargain for items She had grown up without money and she was determined to prove Bryan wrong about her marrying Garner for his wealth They found out that Black was being put on trial for treason rather than for being involved in illegally producing and selling liuor and not paying tax on the whiskey Garner found out that the whiskey had been lost and that Black was being used as an example for all men involved in producing their own stills Garner's commanding officer needed someone to use so his group of soldiers wouldn't look like a waste of the expense of having them He forced Garner to testify in the trial with the treat that if he didn't the colonel would see him tried along with Black for treason Garner had tried to get out of testifying and attempted to not incriminate Black but the way the trial was run railroaded Black into a position where he was found guilty Garner found out when the trial began that Black had fought with the now President George Washington at Valley Forge and he and his father went to see the president to remind him of that fact and Washington pardoned Black with the understanding that he would no longer produce whiskey in the United States territory He and Charlie were considering going to the Kentucky territory Throughout the time Garner was trying to help Black he was given help by his father Kate had forced Bryan to see what his comments about Black and his situation were doing to Whitney He was forced to see that Garner was in love with Whitney and she was his daughter in law whether he liked it or not Kate told him that Black was family and that was important than his prejudices Bryan was surprised to find himself strongly attracted to Kate and jealous of her being around other men He wanted a woman for the first time in his life Kate caused him to look at things differently and to take a look at himself Kate stuck up for him with Garner in the same way that Whitney stuck up for Garner Wanting to please Kate made him a better person Bryan knew his way around the political arena in much the same way as Whitney knew her way around her folks The politicians bartered for favors rather than the goods Whitney's family traded for Garner was surprised at how similar the rich folks seemed to be to the poor in the manner they bartered rather than use money to get things done He and his father grew close for the first time in their lives It was a surprise to both of them Madeline Garner's cousin and Whitney had both noticed the change in Bryan's attitude toward Garner They had also both seen Bryan kissing Kate After the trial was over only Garner was surprised at the announcement that Bryan and Kate were to be married Charlie had been freed when the whiskey had been lost and he had been staying with the Townsend's for the duration of the trial He was trying to get Madeline's attention It wasn't working out easily but Charlie said that it was okay since he would just have to break her heart when he left for Kentucky anyway Whitney and Madeline had learned to accept each other's help in situations and Madeline had finally accepted Whitney as family Garner had been terrified of losing Whitney He thought that all women were looking for something better constantly He found Whitney different He also found out that Ezra did know what he was doing in the distilling business and with Whitney's help in arranging things Ezra was now teaching Garner all he knew about the rum business Garner was now in charge of the family's businesses as he always wanted to be Bryan and he had learned to trust each other and truly become a family

  4. Antoinette Antoinette says:

    Classic Betina Krahn She's my favorite historical romance novelist when she's writing a particular kind of stand alone longer work from a couple of decades ago less her later stuff at least the two I've read I'm always impressed by how much historical research has gone to each novel and how the history acts like a character in the unfolding of a plot Not mere backdrop but essential to the action to the characters and to the stakes I was never interested in America in 1794 until I read this novel and now I'm intrigued by that bit of history nb for a totally different kind of work about an earlier time in America I do also like Golden Hill And it seems like the historical periods she chooses would be a little harder to research everyday living details for unlike eg the Regency Not that I don't love the Regency but it's nice to sink into a Krahn book whether it's Medieval or VictorianI also like her characters who are strong and unlike heroines of other romance novels and are even very unlike each other The heroes are likewise strong without being paper cut outs They have work to do too maybe even than the heroines themselves But the character arcs are typically eually weighted in Krahn novels which leads to that satisfying feeling that they really have earned each other Did the book slow down a bit in the third uarter? I'm not sure For one I was finding less time to read so it took me longer to read through for external reasons But it might have been a little slow because she had to introduce the urban setting and create a new source of tension to lead to the climax of the whole In any case it didn't bother me I rather liked it actually since the rocky time following the marriage further leads to the impression that they really had to earn their happy ending that the wedding didn't magically solve all their problems I like books that continue into Act 6 when there's a good reason for it and in this book there is

  5. penelopewanders penelopewanders says:

    So the copyright on this is 1989 and I guess we've made some progress This starts with two near rapes bad enough in and of itself but then this leads our young wench to get all starry eyed around her second aggressor as he's managed with his rough embrace to awaken her to her womanly self It took me a while of teeth gritting to be able to set that aside and there were some interestingly original scenes I appreciated much of the bargaining although the theme began to get a bit stale after a while The reverse strip tease was uite amusing tit for tat so to speak as were some of the other scenes I was not really familiar with the Whiskey Rebellion so appreciated the historical aspect of the storyProbably not the best book to read as a first by this author I'm not very tempted to continue

  6. Frances Frances says:

    If you enjoy romance novels this is the book for you It made me laugh and cry In my opinion it's a 5 star book and I would definitely purchase other books by this author now

  7. Tina Tina says:

    Wow This was a great book I don't usually write reviews but I just had to on this one I am shocked by the negative reviews People get so offended by everything in this day and age I hate to burst anyone's bubble but things happened this way back then Women didn't have any rights most were not independent and I'm sure near rape and rape itself happened all the time Read modern romance if you can't handle it Author's just don't write this way any Modern historical romances and so watered down and boring Majority are written in regency Every story's the same There's no substance This book was typical of it's time Very long and very informative Author's did their homework then All the characters were great Yes the hero spends 70% of the book being a major ass but he than makes up for it Obviously by the time we meet his family we know why he is the way he is The heroine is one of my favorites of all the books I've read and believe me there are many The secondary characters were well written too I have high expectations with books This one met all of them I laughed I smiled and I even cried at times This was definitely a great read

  8. Jessica Jessica says:

    its rare for me to find a book i cant or wont finishbut this goes down in the hall of fame i like historical romances alot but theres a such thing as going overboard the dialouge was difficult to read because nothing was said normally its allaccents and collouialisms in historical fiction i think its important to balance factswith modern realities like realizing that the characters speech needs to be toned down some so it isnt painful to read but still i trudged on hoping it would get betterall the way to two chapters later here the male lead who first of all is highly unlikeable begins describing the beast that is his sexual urges first of all this ticks me off because its reinforcing alot of negative ideas regarding sexuality such as men cant control their sexual urges and these ideas have extremely negative conseuences second its just too cheesy even for me so at this point i put it down and gave up seriously only read this book if you like having to decipher conversations of illiterates and love sycophancy of disgusting men

  9. Teshai Teshai says:

    So at first I was not liking the flow of this book at all just couldn't get into it then boom I was hookedFirst off Major Townsend is a insufferable bastard and damn lucky she stayed with his crusty ass This man scowled in this book then anything else Just wanted to punch him through the pagesI thought for sure it was going to end with them falling happily in love he was going to find Blackstone in the woods empty all the crates set him free and end up living in Rapture Imagine my surprise when he arrested the old man and moves back to Boston with his brideThen Aunt Kate LMFAOThis was a great read after passing over the first few chapters Good read

  10. Christa Christa says:

    It is so bad for some reason everyone in this town is a half wit and talks with what i suppose is backwoodsy accent one expects some stereotypical characters but this is over the top if i had found even one of the characters likable i might have plodded on but since i cant tolerate either the hero or herione i have to say its doubtful i will ever finish this i recommend this only as a form of torture

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The Paradise Bargain[Reading] ➶ The Paradise Bargain ➽ Betina Krahn – Whitney Daniels hailed from Rapture Pennsylvania where barter was a way of life So when a federal agent threatened to arrest everyone for violating an unfair liuor tax she enticed him with her beauty Whitney Daniels hailed from Rapture Pennsylvania where barter was a way of life So when a federal agent threatened to arrest everyone for violating an unfair liuor tax she enticed him with her beauty And soon Major Garner Townsend was interested in holding Whitney close than in upholding the law.

About the Author: Betina Krahn

Krahn born Betina Maynard is the second daughter of Dors Maynard and Regina Triplett Krahn learned to read at the age of four and began making up her own stories when she was only six In fifth grade she won a silver Noble Order of Bookworms pin for her achievements in reading and the The Paradise PDF \ following year she began writing down her storiesKrane was graduated from high school in Newark Ohio and.