Trey McShannon survived the carnage of the Civil War, only to discover that the deepest wounds are those to the heart. A traitor to his home state of Georgia, Trey has built a new life for himself in the untamed Colorado Territory. Now it's time to find a wife to share the future he's worked so hard for - but can he free himself from his past? Beth Underhill is looking forTrey McShannon survived the carnage of the Civil War, only to discover that the deepest wounds are those to the heart. A traitor to his home state of Georgia, Trey has built a new life for himself in the untamed Colorado Territory. Now it's time to find a wife to share the future he's worked so hard for - but can he free himself from his past? Beth Underhill is looking for choices. Needing to marry to escape being sent back East, she prefers Trey's honest business proposal to false promises of love. Can a union between a man who isn't sure he can still feel love, and a woman who doesn't believe it exists, blossom into more than a marriage of convenience?...
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There are reasons why I love reading western romances. Jennie Marsland's McShannon's Chance demonstrates a lot of those reasons - she's got likeable, hardworking characters facing the challenge of making a life on the frontier, she's got wonderful, complex secondary characters, a gorgeous setting of Colorado, and a close-knit town.Beth and Trey are well-matched, and it's clear that they heal each other and that together they are far stronger than alone. Beth, while not a country girl, finds herself rather suited to the wild, independent life there, probably because she's a very independent woman to begin with. Trey is carrying around lots of old wounds, and Beth helps him get past them. I liked how an old "neighbour" Nate was a part of the story and that for a long time we're not quite sure whether we should trust him or not, and I really liked how that was all resolved in the end. The secondary cast was so strong that several times I thought...hmmm, I wonder if she's going to write THAT story????Marsland's choice of genre and writing style blend together for a great comfy read - a little like settling into your favourite rocking chair on a warm summer afternoon.I've got Marsland's next book, McShannon's Heart, on my TBR.
McShannon's Chance is a nice first novel from a new author, Jennie Marsland. The book reminded me--in the best of ways--of those westerns my dad used to watch on rainy Saturday afternoons.Marsland creates solid main characters that you want to know, and secondary characters and subtle plots that may even be more interesting. The descriptions are evocative, and her love scenes maybe some of the best I've ever read - sensual but don't go on for page and pages (note to all the editors out there...five pages of kissing doesn't make me 'hot' - it makes me bored). There are alot of more experienced authors who could learn from Ms. Marsland's approach to intimacy.The story did stall in a few places, but overall this was good first outing from an author who is obviously in love with her setting and knows the world she's created for them. If you are looking for romance on the frontier, give it a read.
I first read this book when working for a different publisher and it captivated me then, despite being outside my usual genre choice. When the chance came for us to publish it, it took about 2 seconds for us to make that decision. Even so I reread it again, and finally again before it went into print. Each time you reread it you find more and more detail. Truely the sign of a good read.
This was a great western romance about a Civil War soldier and a mail order bride building a life together. I'm looking forward to the next book.
McShannon’s Chance by Jennie MarslandBeth Underhill is a city girl in the highest sense. The niece of a famous racehorse breeder, she was raised with a lofty upbringing by her Aunt and never asked to do a chore. Her dresses are fancy, and her manners are impeccable. When her Aunt passes away, the estate falls to her cousin, who wishes to sell it immediately, putting Beth in a precarious situation. With enough money to get her through five months and no more, she is desperate. But she is also strong willed. Instead of waiting for her cousin to select his idea of a respectable husband for her, she applies to Trey McShannon’s add for a wife and travels out west to meet her destiny.Trey McShannon is a practical frontiersman. Having fought for the union at a young age, he’s seen war and death, and his life experiences have changed him into a quiet, mysterious man. He needs a sturdy wife to help him run his household, someone that is not afraid to do hard work and get dirty. When he sees Beth Underhill, and learns of her famous lineage, he fears he has made a mistake. But he is also drawn to her, and realizes that there is more to her pretty face and high pedigree than meets the eye. She’s also a talented artist, a dutiful worker, and shares his love of horses. McShannon’s Chance has a wonderful historical flavor to it with picturesque writing and scenes right out of a western. Marsland captures the image of a lonesome frontier that is both beautiful and dangerous. Her writing is realistic, but at the same time it has a grand sense of adventure and romance. The pacing is steady and sure, allowing the reader to savor each scene. Marsland takes her time to tell the tale, setting up a sweeping historical romance with characters that have so much detail and depth they could be anyone’s own ancestors. It reminded me of my favorite series growing up, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. Like Dr. Quinn, Beth is a strong female character with honor, compassion, and patience. She works hard to earn her life beside Trey, and her rewards are immense. McShannon’s Chance is an ideal historical romance escape! I found my soul soothed and my heart warmed by Marsland’s writing and I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys an excellent historical romance with real life characters and a western flavor.
The first half was good,but the second half seemed too long.