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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,540 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephanie Grace Whitson Narrator: Ruth Ann Phimister Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781449837082
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In Sixteen Brides by Christy Award finalist Stephanie Grace Whitson, Civil War widows living in St. Louis are lured west by promises of prime homesteads in a booming community. When the unsuspecting women arrive at Plum Grove, Nebraska, sparks fly as they meet bachelors convinced they’ve come to marry them. The widows will need all the courage and faith they can muster to survive these unwanted circumstances—especially since appearances are so deceiving. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Whitson is a wonderful author, and it’s a treat to read her post–Civil War novel. Her characters are quite memorable, and it’s a pleasure to watch them work their insecurities into positive attributes.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Whitson’s ambitious historical inspirational romance, set on America’s frontier in 1871, is a resounding success…Carefully researched details add color to this easy-to-read account, in which Whitson’s characters are boldly drawn and the setting neatly emphasizes their self-reliant natures.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zelma Kromrey | 2/15/2014

    " Good read. Didn't want it to end. Would love a sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/9/2014

    " great read. Interesting perspective, it told the story of several couples at once. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/30/2014

    " Cute Bethany House publication, if you like that genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne Affleck | 1/29/2014

    " I would give this book 3 1/2 stars if I could. It wasn't the greatest story I ever read, but it wasn't bad either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 1/27/2014

    " Another really good freebie that was a fun, quick read. A group of women from St Louis are promised free land in Nebraska, but don't realize till they arrive that they were intended to be brides for the homesteaders. A few of them band together to try to homestead together, and their relationships with each other, the locals, and some others from their past are woven in. Good story, good Christian fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/22/2014

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this book- have not read a lot of Christian fiction in recent years, but since I have been getting lots of free books for my Kindle in that genre- I have given them a try again and have been pleasantly surprised. Would recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 1/16/2014

    " I was good but she told too many couple's stories for the detail of each that I like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/15/2014

    " As a newly developing author, I was in awe of Stephanie taking on the story with so many characters - yet she did an awesome job. I truly enjoyed the story and the ending was very reasonable and satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Omi | 1/15/2014

    " Good read :) Nice for just mindless reading for relaxation, since it's your basic romantic fluff with some humor and adventure and tention thrown in for good measure. :D "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura YA indie princess | 1/9/2014

    " Only got 15 pages in and just didn't like the authors writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 1/8/2014

    " I enjoyed this book, but I think I would have liked it more if there wouldn't have been SOOOO many stories to follow.....almost too much info crammed into one book. That's just my opinion. Talented author though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kay Randall | 9/8/2013

    " Historical fiction at its best! Nothing contrived in how Whitson drags the reader onto this romance for not just one couple, but five! Loved, loved, loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hulah | 6/2/2013

    " At first i found there were so many characters to keep up with, but once i had them all straight in my head, i enjoyed the book very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 joy *the clean-reader extraordinaire* | 2/19/2013

    " this is a compelling and downright fun story of pioneer women in nebraska, making a life for themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mara S | 12/4/2012

    " This was a cute read. This novel blended good, strong, women characters with a nice touch of history. However, some questions were left after I finished reading the book, and I found some of the resolutions to be predictable. Enjoyable nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 10/31/2012

    " Really liked this book about a group of women moving west to homestead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 7/2/2012

    " I enjoyed this, but it seemed a little long. The author did have to tell 5 love stories so I guess it had to be this long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linnette | 10/25/2011

    " I knew going into this book that with a title "Sixteen Brides" you were going to have to wade through getting to know a lot of characters. While it took some work in the beginning, it was worth it. What a neat story! I'd love to see a sequel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 9/14/2011

    " This was a fun, cute read. It took me a few chapters to get the main characters straight in my head. I enjoyed the story, it definitely has a Louis Lamour feel to it, not complicated, but still fun to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 7/27/2011

    " I don't normally read Christian books but that aspect didn't really bother me. I have a much bigger problem with the ending. Yes, you know the main characters will get their happy ever after but what about the homestead? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 5/1/2011

    " Not my usual cup of tea, but it was recommended. I enjoy the more historical aspects, and the romance was quiet and natural since this was published by a Christian book company. Certainly a fun read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey | 4/17/2011

    " This was just a feel good book. I am usually hesitant about many christian fiction books because, to be honest, many just are not well written and are hokey. But, this one was just lovely, I didnt want it to end really. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 3/31/2011

    " It was ok, made me laugh and smile in many places. Cute enough story of pioneer days and staking homesteads in Nebraska. Interesting time, good attention to detail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/20/2011

    " The characters in this book are absolutely endearing. It was a wonderful book that I would read again and again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/15/2011

    " This was a great idea for a book but wasen't fully developed for me. It seemed all these womens lives were to jamed together. I would have liked a lot more detail. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 1/2/2011

    " Group of civil war widows moving to Nebraska to claim land, not husbands. (The title is obviously to sell books.) A little short on the work part of settling new land but entertaining. A good story about strong women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 11/26/2010

    " The book is about some Civil War widows who end up homesteading. Very predictable, kept me occupied for a couple of days! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth (etandksmom on TM's) | 11/19/2010

    " I would give it 5 stars but I wasn't really happy when I finished it. I know the library tag said Western on it but it was called Sixteen Brides and the back sounded like a romance. I did enjoy it for what it was. I just wish that it was a little more romantic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey | 10/28/2010

    " This was just a feel good book. I am usually hesitant about many christian fiction books because, to be honest, many just are not well written and are hokey. But, this one was just lovely, I didnt want it to end really. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 10/26/2010

    " I'd like to give it more stars, as it was clean literature, and fully readable. Alas, it was rather unrealistic, and I could have put it down without ever wondering about it again. "

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About the Narrator

Ruth Ann Phimister has appeared off Broadway and in numerous regional productions, including Life with Father with Robert Reed. She has also worked in television, film, and commercial voice-over.