Heartbreak Creek

Heartbreak Creek By Kaki Warner, Heartbreak Creek First in a wonderful new historical series starring four unlikely brides who make their way West Edwina Ladoux hoped becoming a mail order bride would be her way to a better life but as soon as she a
  • Title: Heartbreak Creek
  • Author: Kaki Warner
  • ISBN: 9780425241226
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • Heartbreak Creek By Kaki Warner, First in a wonderful new historical series starring four unlikely brides who make their way West Edwina Ladoux hoped becoming a mail order bride would be her way to a better life, but as soon as she arrives in Breakheart, Colorado, and meets Declan Brodie and his four rambunctious children, she realizes she s made a mistake Luckily, Edwina and Declan agreed on a three First in a wonderful new historical series starring four unlikely brides who make their way West Edwina Ladoux hoped becoming a mail order bride would be her way to a better life, but as soon as she arrives in Breakheart, Colorado, and meets Declan Brodie and his four rambunctious children, she realizes she s made a mistake Luckily, Edwina and Declan agreed on a three month courtship period, which should give them time to get the proxy marriage annulled Except that as the weeks pass, thoughts of annulment turn into hopes for a real marriage until Declan s first wife suddenly returns.
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    About "Kaki Warner"

    1. Kaki Warner

      Kaki Warner is an award winning author and long time resident of the Pacific Northwest Although she now lives on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, Kaki actually grew up in the Southwest and is a proud graduate of the University of Texas Her years spent riding horses and enjoying the expansive views of Texas became the Historical Romance Author, Kaki Warner inspiration for the backdrop of her novels the wide open spaces of historic New Mexico Territory.Several years ago after their two children had left for college, Kaki and her husband, Joe, moved from the city to their hilltop cabin overlooking the scenic Methow Valley Kaki now spends her time gardening, hiking, reading, writing, and soaking in the view from the deck with her husband and floppy eared hound dog.

    773 thoughts on “Heartbreak Creek”

    1. 4.5 starsAfter the devastation of the Civil War that has left her beloved Rose Hill Plantation, Louisiana in ruins, widow Edwina Ladoux and her sister Prudence have few prospects Forced to sell her ancestral home, Edwina answers an advertisement for a mail order bride in the Colorado Territory Declan Brodie is a widower and rancher, and desperate for a sturdy wife to help with chores and his four unruly children Unfortunately for Edwina she s not sturdy and knows nothing of cooking or children M [...]


    2. Blake Shelton, as Declan Brodie What a wonderful read I just love a good western and this one is great Kaki Warner is a new to me author and I have to say, she delivered By the end of this book I felt I really knew these characters I found plenty of pain, grief and drama here but, there was also unexpected humor, joy, love and growth in the depths of these amazing people.For probably the first time in Edwina Ladoux s life, she steps out from behind her protective half sister s petticoats and dec [...]


    3. Honest, hard working widower, age thirty three, seeks sturdy English speaking woman to help with mountain ranch and four children Drinkers, whores and gamblers need not apply.With an add like that and the intrigue of a mail order bride I couldn t resist Widow Edwina Ladaux is leaving all behind of her childhood home in the war torn south and moving than 1000 miles away to become the mail order bride of rancher, Declan Brodie Destitute, down trodden and with her entire way of life gone, she is i [...]


    4. This is my first Kaki Warner romance that I read and it won t be my last Do I dare call the story yummy How about heartwarming yet steamy Rarely have I read a historical western that keeps me wanting Edwina Brodie comes to Heartbreak Creek to meet her husband by proxy, Declan Beside her is her half sister Pru and two other ladies she s met on her journey.Edwina and Declan Brodie do not get along when they first meet She s from the old south, having survived The Civil War His first wife took off [...]


    5. 4.5 5.0For anyone who enjoys a really good Western romance minus the howdy s and constant show downs but with an honest, realistic view of the lives and people who sparsely populated places within that West, will absolutely love this sweet and wonderful story Lest one think it might be somewhat dull, however no shoot em ups gasp there is plenty of conflict and a suspenseful ending that rivals any main street showdown.Edwina, a Southern Belle to her very core, who, after struggling fruitlessly to [...]


    6. I loved the writing, and thoroughly enjoyed the first 1 3 of the book Then the pace slowed down and I ended up skimming the remaining parts So, even though it was a good story, I ll have to stick to my rules if the author can t hold my interest and I start skipping, it has to be two stars only.There were a few aspects that did not work so well for me Although Edwina loved her sister, she had always relied on Prue to take care of her In the five years since the war, despite the fact that they had [...]


    7. Heartbreak Creek is book one in the series Runaway Brides by author Kaki Warner Recommended by my friend Jill on , I needed no further urging as I am a huge fan of American Western romances From the very start, the concept of 4 women who find love in the most unexpected places grabbed me and held me enthralled as each of the characters wormed their way into my heart, telling a story that would linger with me for the time to come.Heartbreak Creek brings the story of 26 year old Edwina Whitney Lad [...]


    8. 4 stars The adHonest, hard working widower, age thirty three, seeks sturdy English speaking woman to help with mountain ranch and four children Drinkers, whores and gamblers need not apply.A charming marriage proposal, for sure It goes to show how desperate Edwina was, since she responded Even though she s not exactly sturdy Or much of a help on the farm or with children She s led a rather sheltered life, but to make things better she s willing to marry a stranger and travel with her half black [...]


    9. Did not like the pacing or the character development Too may gaping holes at the conclusion of the story I recognize it s a series, but there were still too many open threads.


    10. Honest, hard working widower, age thirty three, seeks sturdy English speaking woman to help with mountain ranch and four children Drinkers, whores, and gamblers need not apply.The year is 1870 America Desperate times call for desperate measures And Edwina Ladoux, a widow and a former southern belle, is desperate Her husband perished in the Civil War, her father killed when Yankees invaded their plantation, her home is in ruins, and there is no money to pay property taxes, so everything would be [...]


    11. 4.5 stars.It is one of memorable book and I think, after HR, American Western HR is my second favorite genre I try to read of them.


    12. 4.5 Stars Honest, hard working widower, age thirty three, seeks sturdy English speaking woman to help with mountain ranch and four children Drinkers, whores and gamblers need not apply.Charming, isn t it Edwina Ladoux is that desperate to leave her old way of life behind and tie her fortunes to a husband she s never met Her beloved Old South destroyed post the Civil war she is left destitute, the verbal attacks on her coloured half sister Prudence increasing she wants to make a new start with Co [...]


    13. I overall enjoyed this book, but I m only giving it 3 stars because the ending was too abrupt and there were too many things left unresolved Plus, I just couldn t fathom how Declan would not contact her for five weeks after the funeral Some things just didn t make sense to me And geez, the fade to black after all the UST was just disappointing The book was enjoyable to read, but it left me wanting in ways than one and while the next book might clear up some stuff, it still opens a whole new sto [...]



    14. I have to be honest and say Going in this book already had me I read and adored her previous series and I love Westerns.And I was right I loved the story of Declan and Edwina or Ed as Declan affectionately calls her.As a widower with four children, Declan is desperate for help and has sent for a mail order bride Edwina, however, isn t quite what he was expecting She had grown up the pampered daughter in the South whose life was changed forever by the war She s pretty helpless when it comes to ta [...]


    15. Ms.Warner s Voice is imposingly direct Sweet ,firm,lovely without no regret I m living 4 it.ahhhh I must say that its with great unspeakable Joy honor 2 have Read such a wonderful heartfelt story as Heart Break Creekavoo Ms Warner I m new 2 ur work but I must say you ve captured the very Souls essence of the people of Heart Break Creek sigh.I know these people.The characters take me back 2 a Special fond place, a time,push back 2 rewind then nowOOH wow l k how U blow my mind Ur voice is definite [...]


    16. This is a first time author for me, and I really enjoyed the experience I love westerns, both contemporary, but especially historical, and they re so hard to find It doesn t seem to be a genre written in at present, which is probably why I was over the moon Catherine Anderson had a new historical western out recently with come come, yay I had a bit of trouble liking the heroine for a while, but she came good over time and the hero was just wonderful It does help also that this is a mail order b [...]


    17. 3 1 2 stars I enjoyed this second try at Kaki Warner better than the first Love the mail order bride trope I felt that the time frame was just a bit fast but the emotional development was pretty good The author made a pretty reasonable effort to set it firmly in time and place I enjoyed the relationship between the two main female characters I did feel that Edwina learned all she needed to know to become a farm wife just a bit too easily but the main thrust of the story was the conflict with the [...]


    18. Another absolute winner with the first book in Kaki Warner s second series Great characters, great dialogue that can take you from laughter to tears in only moments, and an all around wonderful western reading experience.


    19. Edwina Ladoux has endured some tough times Living in southern Louisiana, she was once the bell of the town, Growing up privileged and frivolous, but then the civil war came and now that the war is done, she has nothing left No family, except for her half sister Pru whom she is very close with With no money, and her once beautiful house turned over to the bank, Edwina doesn t have a lot of options She sees in the paper an ad that catches her eye A Mr Declan Brodie from Heartbreak Creek, Colorado [...]


    20. Many of you know how much I love a good western romance After reading and enjoying Ms Warner s Blood Rose trilogy, to say I was looking forward to her newest release was putting it mildly One of my absolute favorite romance tropes is the mail order bride trope If I read a blurb mentioning mail order bride, I m there For me, it s the ultimate in the romantic fantasy of trusting in fate and falling in love.Southern belle Edwina Ladoux has lost just about everything Her home, almost all of her fami [...]


    21. Great 1st in the Brides Trilogy, a Must Read Western First in the Brides trilogy Heartbreak Creek, Colorado Dawn and Bride of the High Country , and set in Colorado in 1870, this is the story of Edwina Ladoux, the once reigning belle of Syca Parish in Louisiana, now a widow, who because of circumstances decides to become a mail order bride to a man described as an honest, hard working widower seeking a sturdy English speaking woman to help with his ranch and 4 children Edwina doubted she could b [...]


    22. How do you top a series like The Blood Rose Trilogy by Kaki Warner The men were wounded heroes worth sighing over The women were strong enough, interesting enough, to stand beside their men without being overshadowed The details were richly drawn and story both exciting and heartfelt As I cracked the first page of Heartbreak Creek, the first book in Warner s new series, I held my breath, hoping for the best but knowing my expectations were high I need not have worried Everything I loved about Wa [...]


    23. I m sick to death of nail tough heroines, so when I find one who is a fighter as accomplished as life lets her but also a vulnerable human being my heart melts Edwina, a former southern lady, and now an almost destitute one, has backbone enough to take a very difficult decision and apply for a sturdy wife job in order to give a future both to herself and her half blood sister Thought I liked she performed as she was brought up expecting to being served, shocked when Big Bog expected her to sleep [...]


    24. I had several problems with this book, they all begin and end with the heroine Edwina is a spoiled brat who depends on her mulatto half sister She goes on and on about how Pru is her sister and her equal but is the first one that treats Pru like a servant They ve been penniless for 5 years and in all that time she never learned to cook She decided to go west with the ihntention of taking Pru along without asking her opinion or if she wanted to go The hero, after finding his faithless first wife [...]


    25. Stayed up well past my bedtime and into the early morning to read this book It s romance without the heat I confess, I ve become a bit of a snob recently, reading only hot romance this book is a reminder of why it s not the wisest decision as you miss out on fantastic books , just like the novels I devoured years ago Love, love, loved this Can t wait for the next in the series.


    26. I loved this book Edwina and Declan s story was divine, the Colorado setting was so enjoyable and the time period was one of my favorites the American West right after the Civil War The secondary characters were well written as well and I m looking forward to their stories in the next books of the series Extremely sigh worthy


    27. Kaki Warner works so damn hard in her writing and it really shows She puts so much precision and care into minute details of the book that make her work so fun and rewarding to read, especially the portion about the dowsing rod which gave me some answers to questions I had about the movie Coraline I also enjoyed how realistic the romance was I detest love at first sight and I appreciate when the characters are honest and work towards the relationship I love a slow building romance, it s so much [...]


    28. Edwina Ladoux is reaching desperate times The war torn South has changed her life drastically and now she has lost her family s home Left with no other options, Edwina has agreed to become a mail order bride for a Colorado rancher and his four children Terrified she s made a terrible mistake, Edwina travels to Heartbreak Creek with her half sister Pru to meet her new husband.Declan Brodie is exactly what she feared Large, brooding and silent, he intimidates Edwina from the beginning Edwina soon [...]


    29. 3 starsEnjoyable.even if I struggled a bit with the plot and pace in the second half I didn t enjoy the way the twist the blurb mentions is handled Nothing is really explained about Sally s 4 years of hell and why she was kept aliveeverything is just hinted at but, in my opinion, not very well developed I saw less of the children than I would have liked and than I expected when I first started reading.There was so much potential for on the development of their relationship with Ed Very little i [...]


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