Mail Order Bride: CLEAN Western Historical Romance: The Governor's Half-Blind Scarred Bride (Brides of El Paso Book1, #1)

Mail Order Bride: CLEAN Western Historical Romance: The Governor's Half-Blind Scarred Bride (Brides of El Paso Book1, #1)

by Faye Sonja

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In 1873 New York, where communities were grappling with the after math of the civil wars many wounded and disfigured came home and were lauded for their efforts.

Tara Whitter who had been born in one eye with a scar running across it, her disability made her inferior.


As a child, she had grown with her deficit being used as a defining factor by the people around her. . .

She try . . . well . . . She will always TRY as she might to show them that she was strong willed, caring and gentle but eventually she will still be treated like something broken.

At twenty-eight she felt her life was at a cross roads.

Would she stay in Long Island with the psychologically abusive siblings she had inherited?

What would her life be like if she stayed?

Over-worked and under-appreciated Tara decided that it was time to get on up and seek a better life elsewhere.

Whilst a four day train ride away in El Paso, Texas, the governor Jonathan Banks was trying to adjust to life without his recently departed wife. His four year old son in particular was in need of a mother figure.

He had two options :

“become the mother his son would need” OR “he could place an ad for a mail order bride.”

For him, a woman from El Paso would bring nothing new to his son’s life and so he had to get a wife who had more to offer.

But that’s a problem - He did not expect the application that would most appeal to him, would be that of a handicapped woman.

Could she be the answer to his problems despite her lack of one good eye and the scar forever graced her face?

Time would be the only answer to that question . . .

 As Tara brings life and perspective to El Paso, they would all come to see that beauty was more than just physical or Tara would find herself homeless, penniless and without a shred of remaining hope.

… “A story of hope, romance and true love.” …

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152820935
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
Publication date: 01/28/2016
Series: Brides of El Paso Book1 , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 8,934
File size: 365 KB

About the Author

Faye Sonja is a multi-voiced writer who aspires to use different voices in telling her stories, seeing characters coming alive through the multi-faceted writing styles give her great satisfaction.

As a young girl, Faye Sonja has been fascinated with stories of the Old West, especially the theme of Mail Order Bride where a woman will find the courage to leave her homeland, take the plunge to seek out the love of her life out there in the unknown land.

Such an act requires bravery, such an act requires faith. It takes a woman with strong Christian faith to step out on such a pursuit for her love.

It is Faye's desire that readers will once again have the courage to believe in love again from reading her books, to be inspired through the characters in her story who through perseverance, in the face of obstacles, overcame the hurdles using that simple faith and belief of theirs. 

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Mail Order Bride: CLEAN Western Historical Romance: The Governor's Half-Blind Scarred Bride (Brides of El Paso Book1, #1) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this story, the heroine had guts and was not described as being so beautiful...instead, she had visible flaws. The little boy Jacob, I just adored him and Cindy. The hero I understood how some people are visual and only go for the outside beauty, until they get to know a person. So his reaction, athought not likeable, was understandable. The story had a lot of good points and could generate a 5 star rating, but would need revision...time periods are mixed in and some of the language expressions did not exsist until around late 1970s/1980s. I am sorry and I try to look for the good in the story and I have empathy for the writers. BUT, this story is set in/around 1873. On my Nook, page 48, (SPOILER ALERT) describes the heorine getting dressed for a ball...the dress is blood red, black stilettos, medieval chocker, spiked bracelets with a black corsage. There is no way, the women wore stilettos heels in 1873. Overall, it is a good storyline, great potential just needs to be rewritten a bit. I gave it a 3 only because of the things referenced above...I really liked the book. *vrnb*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every book (#1) written by you on B/N. But your following BOOKS are not, and you want us to sign up on your website for #2 etc...... Not going to happen..... I will just stop buying your books. Nice con, but maybe you should rethink it. Good luck!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The grammer is atrocious. Very difficult to enjoy because of that!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story itself was great. Good premise. Nice balance of characters. But it reads like a stream-of-thought first draft. So many spelling and grammar errors it was hard to know who was saying/doing something. Complete sentences are a good thing! And the author needs to research and relay the historical ambience better. Language, behavior, culture, etc. I look forward to trying more of her books and hope the details will improve.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Aside from that it was an interesting read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it.i love to read this kind of book
DebDiem More than 1 year ago
The Governor's Half-Blind Scarred Bride by Faye Sonja is a historical romance. The story is good, the writing is lacking. This book needed a good editing. It could have also used more research. The author had the main character having a shower in 1873, after 1 minute of internet searching, I found that, no, showers in the US came about after 1873. Tessa was raised by a woman that used her for work in a diner (also questionable for 1873). She sends a letter to apply to be the wife of Jonathan Banks. Jonathan and Tara's story is rocky and a fairly quick, clean (no sex) read. The Governor's Half-Blind Scarred Bride is book 1 of the Brides of El Paso Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unless this was written by a fifth grader I would have to assume English was a second language. A recently acquired second language. A little overly dramatic for my taste. But that may be a personal opinion. The autor should also be aware that people may live in New York or Boston but they live ON long island.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the storyline, but the poor proofreading, spelling, incorrect word usage and timeline inaccuracy was extremely annoying. This was not even middle-school writing. Much more thought, research and time should be put into her future attempts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very encouraging in this world of prejudice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short read, poor grammer, way too many errors.
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Life lesson whats inside a person that counts
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Dim writing, barely an outline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Someone needed to write about inner beauty. This one could have been passed on. Dim and written for 4th grade reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too short, it needed to be longer and there were quite a few discrepancies for the story's time frame.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It goes to show you , you can look beyond someone's physical problems if you are just willing to look inside the persons heart. It's what's in the inside that counts. Good love story.will look forward to reading more of your books. Thank you
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Great characters. Lovely story about seeing a beautiful soul rather than just a beautiful face.
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