Blackthornes Bride Mail Order Brides #4 Kindle ô

Blackthornes Bride Mail Order Brides #4 Kindle ô

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  1. Jessica& Jessica& says:

    45 Reunited Stars I was so excited to get Josie's story from Netgalley Having read all the other books in this series and seeing the Wentworth family slowly get their HEA I couldn't wait to see how Josie's story played out I wasn't disappointed Blackthorne's Bride was my favorite book in the series I'm sad that this will be the last of the series I want to know what happens to the children The children would make a great spin off series and let us catch up with the parentsHint Hint Josie was great She was brave smart and caring Marcus was kind protective and sexy He had some abandonment issues and just wanted to be loved Josie and Marcus were great together They had a strong connection I loved getting to catch up with Miranda Hannah and Hetty I also really liked Marcus's sister Lark On the other hand I couldn't stand Marcus's first wife and I thought his best friend was a crappy friend This book was lower on the action and angst and about the romance and a sweet family reuniting after years of being separated I loved everything about this book The only reason it's not a full 5 stars is because I felt the ending was rushed and I would have liked a little of an epilogue

  2. Lover of Romance Lover of Romance says:

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary Jose Wentworth while with her siblings traveling across the west was captured by indians and was tortured and whipped near death until a Englishman traveling saved her life and took her to England while helping her heal from her wounds with the promise of sending her back to England But its been two years since then and she is practically working as a slave at one of his country estates taking care of his two nephews who without her would be abused in the fighting and bantering between the governness and housekeeper But when she learns that she has inherited a fortune and that the same man that rescued her is the same one that is searching for a rich wife to save his estates And once she is his wife will take his nephews away from the abuse and to her home in America but she finds herself doubting her plan as she softens towad her husband and falls in love with him despite his faults she wonders if she can trust him fully Plot and Story Line What a story and I have waited years for this book to come out and man did I love it so very much and so different from what I was expecting This series is loosely connected with Johnston's Bittner Creek series only back in the 1800's era instead of a contemporary setting The first three books are based on this family of siblings all orphans after their parents were killed They are pretty close to each other Josie had the worst of beginnings of them all though I didn't expect this author to stretch herself and write a story set in Regency England since she normally focuses on western themes but she did a dang good job on this one and I was very impressed and I wouldn't complain if she wrote Regency romances because I fell in love with this one Our heroine has been working as a servant protecting these two young boys as best as she can and they are very close to each other Our hero has lost his wife and infant child and a part of him is still grieving But a part of him has always been in love with Josie ever since rescuing her from the indians two years previous At first he has no idea that this woman offering him marriage in return for her fortune is actually the same woman that he fell for two years ago I did find it a bit odd that he didn't recognize her but I guess she was badly beaten but I did find it a peculiar detail Josie is obviously keeping a secret from our hero but I understood why There are other factors involved into why Marcus was left in the dark but if offers some conflicts that this couple has to face and I enjoyed the way they draw close to each other despite the misunderstandings and secrets that develop in the story it doesn't take too much away from the romance and it did have some strong emotional undertones and I am curious to see what this author comes up with next The Cover The one thing that really drew me to this cover was the pose we have here I love this cozy and tender pose we have here And her dress is so pretty and I like the red it just works with the yellow Overall View Blackthorne's Bride is a sweeping tale that takes you from the wild west of the America's to Regency Englanda feisty and surprisingly enticing romance that takes you on adventure through the city streets of London and the countryside and discover a powerful masterpiece of history and a delectable love story Click To Buy On image error

  3. Esther Esther says:

    ARC provided by NetGalley and Publisher for an honest reviewRating 25First time reading this author and found I didn't really care for her plotstory The story opens in America with Marcus The Duke of Blackthorne and his friend rescuing Joise the heroine from Sioux Indians Joise is tied to a post and is being whipped when the Duke comes upon the scene Marcus barterstrades Joise for a knife and his fathers gold watch Marcus is engaged to his friends sisterThe Duke takes Joise back to England and during the trip back to England he nurses Joise and develops feelings for her Marcus knows it wrong as he is about to marry so he asks friend to care for her Two years later Marcus is a widower his wife has died and during that time he couldn't stop thinking of Joise But he believes she was well taken care of thanks to his friend But The Duke needs to marry for money as his estates are crumbling and he has hit difficult times Joise unfortunately wasn't well taken care of in fact she was dumped at one of Marcus's estates that is crumbing and became a servantslave She's angry and hurt as she was told she would be cared for and sent back to America At the estate was also Marcus's two nephews who were also dumped and mistreated Joise came to care for the two boys and lovednurtured on them Joise wants revenge on Marcus and an opportunity is handed to her She finds out she's a heiress and also that dear Marcus is now a widow and in search for a wife that is wealthy She devices a plan to marry and then take the two boys with her back to America with her I did not like two major premises of this story One thing that really really bugged me was that Marcus marries and during his two years of marriage he thinks of Joise and can't forget her That overshadowed the story for me throughout just not okay in my eyes And two Joise pretty much lies to Marcus for over half the story and harbors hurt and bitterness but never thinks to just confront and ask him why he never kept his promise this is almost two thirds now into the book and about the nephews too The conclusion was rushed and had several other problems that bothered me again Marcus wife was involved in Joise's staying at the estate and being ill treated and felt like an obvious easy out So for me this was a real disappointment Not sure if I will endeavor trying this author again Writing was average and pacing was good but the plot and storyline was not at all to my liking

  4. Mei Mei says:

    This is Josie's story the last Wentworth sister Josie was kidnapped by indians and tortured but she was saved by Marcus and nursed to healthBut Marcus was engaged at that time and he left Josie in his future borther in law and friend's handsNow Marcus is a widower and must remarry uickly in order to be able to maintain his estated and his nephews So he interviews heiress to marry practically selling his title for moneyMeanwhile Josie was segragated with Marcus' nephews in a decrepit manor of Marcus and treated like a serf She thinks her sisters dead and don't have any mean to leave that situation She also cannot leave and abandon the darling boys he came to love like her own She also doesn't understand why the man who saved her has left her there to sufferWhen the Pinkerton's detective finds her and reveals that she's s heiress Josie decides to confront Marcus and free also the boysSo their meeting is peculiar Marcus doesn't know that the heiress he's interviewing is Josie and Josie wants revenge for being abandoned and for the treatment his nephews have suffered with herAnd they marry And the deception continuesIt's actually a very nice love story and I loved this last installment of the series even if I found Marcus to be a little too naive He was ready to believe everything everybody told him He didn't check on his nephews he didn't check on Josie he blindly believed what he was told by othersI liked Josie better Fist she was bitter and angry but when she slowly discovers that Marcus is a good man and not the moster she thought she mellows and forgivesIf you've read the previous books I'll advise you to read this one too

  5. Sissy& Sissy& says:

    Book Review For Blackthorne's Bride by Joan Johnston 'Blackthorne's Bride' by Joan Johnston is Book Four in the Mail Order Brides series This is the story of Marcus and Josie I have read the other books in this series but feel this can be a standalone book Marcus saved Josie from Indians when she was younger and he nurser her back to health on the ship back to England Marcus had promised her that she would be sent back to America when she was able to travel again He left instructions with his soon to be brother in law to send her home Marcus was to marry and felt his new wife wouldn't understand his connections to Josie About two years later Marcus's wife has died and he is in need of a new wife with a good bit of money Josie has been kept on a poor estate of Marcus and left work as a maid But her family has just found her and she has money now Josie has grown close to the two little boys who have been left at the estate with herthat are Marcus nephews Josie plan is to offer Marcus money in exchange for the boys but when she shows up he thinks she is there to become his wife Which set in to motion Josie new plan to take the boys with her as their Aunt But will she be able to leave? Will Marcus be upset when he finds out who she really is and how she was treated?  

  6. Barbara Rogers Barbara Rogers says:

    Series Mail Order Brides #4Publication Date June 27 2017My rating would actually be 35 but I rounded up to 4 because I really did enjoy the storyThe story follows Marcus Wharton Duke of Blackthorne and American Josie Wentworth It has a really exciting beginning with Marcus and his best friend coming upon a Sioux renegade whipping a young woman Josie who is tied to a post and stripped to the waist She’s almost dead and Marcus rescues her Marcus is fascinated by the girl’s bravery and instead of leaving her in the care of someone in America he brings her aboard the ship he is taking back to England However when he gets there he turns the arrangements for her care and eventual return to America up to his best friend Since Marcus is marrying his best friend’s sister as soon as they return to England he doesn’t want his rescue of the girl to cause any issue with Fanny – his betrothed Things really go awry from there – Fanny dies Josie has been virtually imprisoned on one of Marcus’ properties without his knowledge Marcus’ estate is bankrupt and he has to marry an heiress The rest of the story is filled with Marcus and Josie getting together and falling in love I won’t give you a step by step because that will spoil the story for youWhat didn’t I like? The author really needed to do research Evidently she normally writes westerns or contemporary novels and that is probably why this book just doesn’t ‘feel’ right for the time period and the place A couple of examples of where research would help Marcus is NOT a royal duke but the author mentions that over and over and over in the book In order to be a ROYAL DUKE he must be the son or grandson of the current reigning monarch and the story doesn’t say anything about that at all Spencer and Clay are not Lord’s As children of a second son they would be plain Spencer and Clay They do not have an honorific The regular use of the term ‘mail order bride’ That is a common American term and I understand that is the name of the series but it isn’t a normally used term in England and therefore the Duke wouldn’t think of himself as marrying a mail order bride He would think in terms of him having a marriage of convenience I didn’t like Fanny – and maybe I wasn’t supposed to She is supposed to be this ethereal sweet and angelic too good to be true?? person but she does some pretty rotten things The endingsolution just felt rushed to me I could have done with less of the book on the American part of the family and on the resolution of the issues between Josie and Marcus What did I like? I absolutely LOVED the epilog – it was a great wrap up for the storyI reuested and received this book at no cost to me and volunteered to read it; my review is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher

  7. Melanie Melanie says:

    I waited a looooooooong time for this story and I can only say this It was damn worth itThis is the fourth book in Mail Order Brides series ‘Texas Bride’ by Joan Johnston ‘Wyoming Bride’ by Joan Johnston and ‘Montana Bride’ by Joan Johnston I loved and it was worth the waitI know that mail order bride tropes are dime a dozen out there and sometimes I'm really skeptical about them but this series in this authors hands was one of the best I've ever read The reason for it is because the trope takes second place to the characterization so that the story is character drivenTo better understand the character and story of Josie the youngest Wentworth sister I highly recommend you read all three books before this one I think you'll get the dynamic of this family and their history much better You'll find out what happened to Josie and what shaped her character As heroines go she was everything we can only dream of being smart strong willed loyal and witty My heart went out to this young woman who has endured so much heartache yet remained optimistic and hopefulOur hero Marcus was a complex man and I needed some time to fully warm up to him even though he'd exhibited plenty of good ualities I was truly happy to see the ending included all the Wentworth's and their families It was like a cherry on top of my sundae If you like western romance then this author and her books this series included must be on your listMelanie for b2bComplimentary copy provided by the publisher

  8. Dorine Dorine says:

    Rated 35 BLACKTHORNE’S BRIDE by Joan Johnston book four in her MAIL ORDER BRIDE series is Josie Wentworth’s story It takes place after she was abducted by a renegade Sioux when her family’s wagon was attacked in America Josie fought back which enraged her attacker subseuently resulting in her capture and punishment Her sisters search for their youngest sister for two years before they know what happened to her during that timeMarcus Wharton the Duke of Blackthorne witnesses Josie’s brutal punishment by the renegade who inflicted her pain and almost caused her death Blackthorne bargained for Josie’s release then tirelessly cared for her during the journey by ship back to England His traveling companion and best friend David Madison the Earl of Seaton uestions Blackthorne’s sanity Especially since Marcus is due to marry the earl’s sister Fanny But Blackthorne is determined to help Josie heal then send her back to her family in America when he finds out who they areTwo years later and after his wife Fanny’s death Blackthorne advertises for a wealthy American bride to help him save his family’s heritage in exchange for a title Josie learns of her inheritance at the same time and happens upon the advertisement In previous books we learn that Josie’s brothers and sisters were orphaned during the Chicago fires Their time in an orphanage led a couple of the girls to become mail order brides to escape bringing some siblings with them which leaves Josie as the last sibling whose fate is unknown until nowJosie blames Blackthorne for what she endured over the past two years The only thing that’s important to her are the duke’s two nephews who had languished in the same castle where she was forced to work as a maid Can Josie trick Blackthorne into marrying her without relinuishing who she really is? Her plan is to escape to America with his nephews before he finds outI have thoroughly enjoyed this series and even though this final book isn’t my favorite it kept me riveted for most of the story Fans of the series have anticipated Josie’s story probably than the other sisters’ That’s because she was the one abducted and we didn’t know if she was alive It wasn’t until her sister hired a Pinkerton agent who located Josie and made her aware of their mutual inheritanceLet me forewarn you that what Josie endures is brutal It’s described in the prologue so if violence offends you this is the only place it’s vividly defined I know that sometimes violence toward pioneers portrayed in Western historical romance is a big bugaboo with some readers In this case it was a renegade group of Sioux which doesn’t excuse the stereotypical “white woman is abducted by an Indian” but it explains the violence as if it were a group of outlawsFor a large portion of the story the reader is fully aware of where Josie has been since her brutal attack but the duke is left in the dark He doesn’t come off as a very caring individual by his deeds other than that he personally attended to Josie’s wounds and was prepared to send her home to family when she was well When Blackthorne meets her again he’s unaware of who she really is but is instantly attracted to her A marriage of convenience uickly becomes one of love for the duke even before he realizes Josie is the woman who haunted his thoughts for two yearsThis plot is complicated and oftentimes outrageous but even that didn’t stop me from reading I have a fascination with Joan Johnston’s books even when I’m shaking my head at myself for gobbling these up Josie’s inner thoughts were too repetitive and I really didn’t like Marcus at all Oh sure he was compassionate and saved Josie but he was sort of an idiot during the next two years I didn’t find him romantic in the way he handled his virgin bride He was brutish and determined to consummate Their lovemaking never felt right even though Josie didn’t complainBut little by little the man starts to show who he really is and Josie begins to fall in love with him She’s not happy about that any than I was so we were on the same page there Still even with all these mixed emotions I felt while reading I rushed to the end I enjoyed the journey overall and was happy with the conclusion so I don’t mind a few uibblesI highly recommend that you read the first three books before BLACKTHORNE’S BRIDE It can be read as a standalone but TEXAS BRIDE WYOMING BRIDE and MONTANA BRIDE successfully lead up to this conclusion It’s an engaging series that is better read as a whole because of the interwoven storyline of a family separated by tragedyAlthough BLACKTHORNE’S BRIDE doesn’t contain the wackadoodle hilarity from some of the characters and situations I’ve grown to expect from the series it’s still absorbing in a darker way until its satisfying happy ever after It’s good to finally have the answers to uestions I’ve had since the beginning of the series If you need a break from reality then this family’s story will charm you Once you read the MAIL ORDER BRIDE series by Joan Johnston you’ll have a variety of other related books to consume both contemporary and historical starring the Blackthornes and the CreedsReviewed by Dorine courtesy of Romance Junkies Digital copy provided by the publisher through NetGalley for an honest review

  9. Susan (susayq ~) Susan (susayq ~) says:

    What a great read I really enjoyed this Josie was determined not to like Marcus because of things she thought he did after rescuing her several years before Marcus had no clue she was the same girl he rescued and has pined for But all worked out in the end ☺thanks to the publisher for sharing a copy with me

  10. Carol (StarAngel& Carol (StarAngel& says:

    I am really sad to see this series end with the 4 sisters I fell in love with the Dasherdly Duke and how he won Josie's heart

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Blackthornes Bride Mail Order Brides #4 [KINDLE] ❆ Blackthornes Bride Mail Order Brides #4 ❤ Joan Johnston – A rogue nobleman a rescued lady and revenge undone by romance all play a part in New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston’s irresistible novel of best laid plots delicious deception and unexp A rogue Mail Order MOBI ò nobleman a rescued lady and revenge undone by romance all play a part in New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston’s irresistible novel of best laid plots delicious deception and unexpected passion   Two years have passed since Josie Wentworth was bought from the Blackthornes Bride MOBI :Ú Sioux for a gold watch and whisked back to England by Marcus Wharton the Duke of Blackthorne When Marcus breaks his promise to return Josie to America she ends up as a maid in the home of his charming but neglected nephews Once Josie’s long lost family Bride Mail Order PDF/EPUB ç finds her however the suddenly wealthy heiress sets out to save the two boys from their indifferent uncle—and teach the duke a lesson in honor   Learning that Marcus is seeking a rich American bride to save his estate Josie plots to catch his eye—certain he’ll never recognize the beauty she’s become as the ragged captive he rescued But Josie doesn’t wager on her marital charade taking a tender turn as the nobleman she’s despised for years proves to be a very different man than she’s imagined And there’s no denying his passionate caresses as she falls deeper under the spell of a husband determined to claim her heart.