Widow Margaret Redde is facing an
uncertain future in Connecticut so she takes a chance and
becomes a mail order bride. She has exchanged letters with
a young rancher in Colorado and is looking forward to what
her new life will bring. She is realistic it wonít be a
marriage for love, but if she can have a stable place, a
man, and a family to love, that is more than she can hope
for. But when she arrives in Pearl, something is definitely
wrong. The man she has come to find didnít order a wife,
and doesnít want one. Matter of fact, he has never written
to her and knows nothing of her.
As things unravel, it is determined
that Ethanís brother was the one who wrote the letters. He
set the charade up and then before it could come to
fruition, he leaves town. Now what is Ethan going to do? He
doesnít want the family name to be tarnished by this
incident. More importantly, what does Margaret have for
options? She spent her last dime traveling to Colorado.
What are the two of them going to do
about their attraction to each other that seems to only grow
each time they look at one another?
All the Trees in Pearl is a fun, heart
touching, erotic story about a mail order bride. I felt
that the author did a superb job in setting the scene for
the misunderstanding between the two main characters. I
enjoyed Ms. Ryan-Davisís style of writing as well as the
subject matter she chose. Reading her bio, it looks like
she has the same eclectic writing tastes as I have reading
tastes. I look forward to more stories by her. If you like
to see stories with twists and turns from the early to mid
1800ís in the American West, then you will enjoy All
the Trees in Pearl. It is a tale of stubborn pride
turning into love.