The Courtship of Utopia Miner by Linda Gilman review

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Marriage is the last thing she wants…
Utopia Miner is tired of hunting gold and caring for her three adopted fathers. Living in a Rocky Mountain mining camp is holding up her dream of becoming a saloon girl. If only she could learn the essential skills of singing, dancing and kissing, she’d be on her way to a glamorous life. When Utopia discovers she’s the prize in her three fathers’ marrying scheme, she sees benefits in going along with the courting contest. She now has a kissing teacher. And wow, what a teacher. One starter kiss from Lance and her body’s sweating in places it never had before.

All he wants is to write his story…
Lancelot Jones wants to turn in his marshal’s badge for a much safer job as a reporter, but the newspaper wants articles as proof of his qualifications. When his editor sends him to a mining camp to get the scoop on a courtship contest, Lance discovers the privilege of covering the story hinges upon chaperoning the bride-to-be. He soon finds himself ensconced in Utopia’s innocent charms and demanding saloon girl lessons. In short order, chaperoning the bride-to-be becomes risky business.
Can they come to an understanding or will love be lost to their dreams…??

 

My thoughts:

What a fun book to read.  Utopia wants to be a saloon girl like her mom.  But her three fathers want her to get married and settle down.  A man comes to the house and wants to see her father.   Lancelot Jones covers the story for his newspaper if he agrees to be the contest chaperone.  Lance has no clue what he has gotten himself into.  He learns real quick just how sheltered Utopia has been.

The author does a wonderful job with comedy and heart warming romance.   The laugh out loud moments are wonderful and your sides will hurt from laughing so much.

You really need to grab you a copy.

Available now: Amazon

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About Linda Gilman:

Linda Gilman is known for writing humorous western romance novels. Her stories are centered on independent, strong-willed women, and courageous heroes who always protect the innocent without violating their personal code of conduct. It’s the cowboy west readers are so enamored with and a twist of zany plot. From first page to last, her books are loaded with pain-in-your-side laughable moments.

She has a deep love of the American gold rush era and often uses this as an excuse to do book research and travel to ghost towns in the western states.

Born into a city girl life, her parents raised her in St. Louis County. However, Linda has always felt her country girl roots calling her to move west young woman. She currently lives in rural Missouri with her hubby and the oldest of her three sons.
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