Love on the Prairie

Love on the Prairie

by Ciara Knight

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Abigail McKinnie refuses to allow her sisters to be dispersed across the nation as mail order brides. Despite the fact the union soldiers took everything from them during their march through Atlanta-their lands scorched, house burned, food stolen-she won't give up. With a plan in place, she sets out for Kansas to her second cousin under the guise of marriage. But instead, she plans to convince him that the seven of them can help run the homestead for him. Her plan is full proof, until she makes the arduous journey to discover he's dead.

Owen Baker vows to never have a woman in his life again after the death of so many in his life, but when Abigail McKinnie struts onto his land claiming ownership on behalf of her dead cousin, he's dumbfounded by her drive and beauty. Despite her abilities and their attraction, he vows to throw her over his horse to deliver her to the first train home the minute she recuperates from her trip.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157441548
Publisher: Defy the Dark Publishing LLC
Publication date: 03/02/2017
Series: McKinnie Mail Order Brides Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 46,316
File size: 817 KB

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Love on the Prairie 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable book about two people who have suffered loss in their lives but still keep living. It is predictable but a good read with some twists and turns to keep it interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author has tied to put too many issues into this story instead of dealing with the romance forming between Abby and Owen. When she deals with the interaction of the main characters the story deserves another star but the Indian treaty is unnecessary to the plot and totally unrealistic. I'm glad someone is giving voice to the conditions of the post civil war south .
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this story very good and believable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this series and the riverbend series, granny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very sweet and maybe predictable but still a nice read.
sesquius More than 1 year ago
The story is about Abigail McKinnie who goes across the country to marry her cousin, in hopes of bringing her sisters there with her. Their home is destroyed, compliments of the Civil War, and unless her siblings wish to become mail order brides, this is the only thing Abigail see's as the solution. Unfortunately, their cousin, is dead and Abigail finds herself claiming the land while trying to convince Owen Baker, the neighbor, that she belongs there. Aye. Not sure what to say about this story. I want to be positive, but I found myself just flipping through the pages looking for a morsel that would drag me in and keep me there. But I found it a little boring. I didn't like either of the main characters and the flow of the book just didn't keep me captivated. A few interesting parts would develop and then would throw me off-balance enough that I had enough. I admit, I didn't finish the book. Made it about 3/4 of the way through, and then flipped through the rest of it. Would I recommend this book? Perhaps, if you are already a Ciara Knight fan.  I did receive this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good character development, easy read. A story u wont be dissapointed in.
D-does-reviews More than 1 year ago
I have always been a big fan of mail order bride stories and this one had a storyline that really tugged at my heartstrings because of the bleak future of our heroine, Abigail, and her six sisters who are traumatized after the Yankees burn their Georgia plantation to the ground. She accepts a marriage proposal from her cousin William and travels to Kansas in hopes that he will take in her sisters as well, but when she arrives his partner Owen informs Abigail that William is dead. Abigail's iron will and stubborn pride are commendable and Owen's dedication to her is admirable, but I feel this storyline became way too depressing for my taste, and the romance was lost in the overwhelming violence and brutality. I read a complimentary copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Love On The Prairie ( McKinnie Mail Order Brides -Book 1 ) By: Ciara Knight Love on The Prairie is book one in the new series McKinnie Mail Order Brides. I have just found Ciara Knight and love her writing so far. This was a good clean western , on the prairie, romance and I loved it. The story takes place on the prairie. I really enjoyed the two main characters, Abigail and Owen. They both have been through so much. Abigail and her sisters are left with nothing after the war took everything away from them, but they refuse to give in. Abigail is a very strong and determined woman . She will not give up after traveling to the prairie . Were things what she expected when she got there? Will she still be able to bring her sisters to live with her. So many things happening on the prairie. I loved Owen. He is also a kind and determined man. I felt so sorry for both of them. There was times when I had tears in my eyes and could not read fast enough. Love On The Prairie will keep you on the edge of your seat . I can’t wait to read book two in this series. I was given a complimentary copy of this book, but was not told that I had to write a positive review.
momisreading More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! I really liked both Abigail and Owen! Abigail is spunky and sassy and determined. Her love for her sisters is admirable. Owen is such a gentleman. He is kind, caring and hard working. Both of them could be quite stubborn, which was entertaining at times. I really enjoyed watching their relationship grow. I loved the story! I loved the lessons it contained about not judging others and not making assumptions about another person’s life. I also really liked the interactions Abigail and Owen had with the Indians. The romance in the story was great! But there was so much more. I’m excited about this series! After reading Abigail’s story, I really want to know what happens with her sisters. They have all suffered so much in the war and I can’t wait to see them get their happy endings. I received a copy of the book, which I voluntarily reviewed. I have given my honest opinion.