Apr 182019

Melinda and the Wild West: The Award Winning Original Version

Melinda And The Wild West by Linda Weaver Clarke
A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho #1
Narrated by Carolyn Kashner

In 1896 Melinda Gamble a very elegant, very naïve young woman from Boston decides to give up her life of monotonous comfort for the turbulent uncertainty of the still untamed Wild West. Driven by her intense desire to make a difference in the world, Melinda takes a job as a schoolteacher in the small town of Paris, Idaho, where she comes face-to-face with a frightening bank robber, a vicious grizzly bear, and an intense blizzard that leaves her clinging to her life. But it is a ruggedly handsome and very mysterious stranger who challenges Melinda with the one thing for which she was least prepared love.

I usually don’t read books set in this time period but I’m a fan of this author so when she offered a copy for a reveiw, I decided to listen to it. It’s the first in this series, and I loved it.

The story is about Melinda, who moves to Idaho (to become a teacher) which is nothing like her home in Boston. She encounters all kinds of hardships and is a bit out of her element, but she conquers her fears and begins to feel like this is the life she is meant to live.

There is adventure, scary moments, excitement, and love. Melinda has a student named Jenny whose mother died years ago. She was well taken care of by her father but her previous teacher and her fellow students mistreated her.  Melinda changes that.

The narration was great. I really enjoyed this book and will start the 2nd book in the series soon.

Thanks to the author for this review book!

 Posted by at 10:17 AM

  14 Responses to “Audiobook Review:
Melinda And The Wild West by Linda Weaver Clarke”

  1. I don’t read that time period either and would give it a try since you liked it.

  2. Glad you enjoyed the book.
    Have a wondrful day!

  3. Vicki, I read this a few years ago. I’m glad that you enjoyed it as an audiobook. 🙂

  4. I like the time period but the Wild West setting is not something I am familiar with.

  5. I’ve found, more and more, that I enjoy books set in this time period. Thanks for sharing.

    • You’re welcome Mary. I think there are genres I would like but if I decide to try a book in one, I find that most the time I do like it.

  6. I *love* that time period and the setting. I’ll have to add this to my list. Glad that the audiobook was good, because that’s probably the route I’d go.

  7. While I read historical fiction I don’t think I’ve read a historical fiction that was set in in the Old West. This sounds really wonderful and like the audio is the way to go.

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