Book cover - Away in Montana - Author Jane Porter

Away in Montana

Author Jane Porter

  • Release Date: 2016-12-06
  • Genre: Historical
Our score: 4.5
From 211 Ratings

Away in Montana Summary

Away in Montana - Beautiful, spirited heiress McKenna Frasier–daughter to one of the Butte Copper Kings—vowed eternal love to Sinclair Douglas before she left for college and an introduction to society.  Four years in New York and travel abroad have opened her eyes, making her realize she wanted more than marriage and a simple Montana life.  But when McKenna commits an unforgivable transgression and destroys her reputation, her dreams are shattered and she is forced to return to Montana disgraced, disowned and unmarriageable.

Sinclair Douglas left Butte to escape the Frasier power and Frasier name, but suddenly all anyone talks about in Marietta is scandalous McKenna Douglas, Paradise Valley’s new teacher.  Sin doesn’t want to know about McKenna anymore.  He doesn’t want to have to help her, and he sure as hell doesn’t want to love her.  But McKenna has lived so long in his heart that it’s her home–even if she doesn’t deserve to be there.

But if there is one man who knows how to rebuild a life when all dreams have been smashed, it’s fierce, uncompromising Sinclair Douglas. Can Sinclair and McKenna heal enough to find their own Christmas miracle, and one more chance at love?

Away in Montana Review

  • Enjoyed the book

    By Plonk'r
    Good characters and interesting plot.
  • Love to Montana

    By MeriO1968
    Jane Porter has a fantastic new series, based in Paradise Valley. Away in Montana is beautifully written. The scenery makes me feel like I’m back home, only at Montana’s beginning instead of it’s centennial. I can’t wait to read more.
  • Away in Montana

    By Clean romancer
    Good, heartwarming story. Distracting in places where better proofreading would have caught errors. Examples: eek out a living rather than eke out a living. Or the times then was used when than was the correct word. (There were others) Did enjoy the story and want to keep going with Ellie.
  • Away in Montana

    By Dixilee
    Very easy read... enjoyable story.
  • Away in Montana

    By Trena10
    Reversing circumstances-love and tradgity-emotional and love ends up winning
  • Away in Montana

    By Tiggy/Cookie
    I have read several books by Ms Porter and have enjoyed almost all. Sad to say this was not one of them. Just not what I was used to and it seemed too simplistic and not up to her usual standards.
  • Second Chance Romance

    By BookSnuggle
    Away in Montana by Jane Porter is book number one in the Paradise Valley Ranch series. This is McKenna Frasier and Sinclair Douglas' story. This story takes place in 1889. Things were definitely different during that time especially for women. If a woman made a mistake, it could cost her everything. McKenna and Sinclair 'Sin' have a history and their relationship did not end well. McKenna has been forced to return to Montana due to her reputation being destroyed. She has also been disowned by her wealthy father. McKenna is lucky to get a job teaching school. Sinclair doesn't want to help McKenna or love her. But, will Sinclair move on with his life or take a chance on McKenna again? Will McKenna and Sinclair get a second chance at love? This story was an emotional and sweet romance during a difficult time for woman. Be prepared for surprises and twists in this story. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
  • Excellent

    Loved this!! I've enjoyed most of the Marietta stories and it was fun to read the history of one of my favorite fictional towns. McKenna and Sinclair were friends throughout their youth. Their feelings went far deeper than friendship but in 1889 society's rules said that the two could not be together. He was a poor miner and she was an heiress. After going off to college, McKenna's strong will and resentment towards the rules society placed on her leave her with broken dreams and a damaged reputation. She has no choice but to return to Marietta. Sinclair has spent this time working hard and raising his status in life. No longer is he a poor miner, he is a mine owner and someone who demands respect. Sinclair is not happy about how the town is treating McKenna when she returns and vows to do everything in his power to help her. Keeping her out of his heart again will be the hardest thing he's ever tried to do. This one is very well done and definitely a book I recommend.
  • Love it

    By kristylof
    McKenna Frasier and Sinclair Douglas were as good as committed to marriage when she left for New York to enter college promising to return to her. While McKenna is out in society Sinclair is working in her fathers mine and building there future home. The longer McKenna is gone the more the two grow apart. When McKenna destroys her reputation she returns to Montana to rebuild it. Once they are back around one another feelings come up again but can they move on with there past hurts. I wouldn't normally pick up a Historical Romance book. I'm glad I read this one though, it kept me interested and excited for more.
  • Second Chance for Love

    By Eileen A-W
    I loved Jane Porter’s historical story, Away in Montana. This is the first book in the Paradise Valley Ranch series which will give those readers who love the Marietta, Montana stories a glimpse at the town’s founding families. This is story features McKenna Frasier and Sinclair Douglas. After being forced out of polite society for what was considered scandalous acts and being disinherited by her wealthy, mine owner father, McKenna returns to Montana to become the first teacher in Paradise Valley. There she meets her old friend, the boy she always loved, Sinclair, not sure if he has forgiven her. The story is one of second chances at not just finding love but also accepting that love. I loved this insightful peek into 1889 Marietta. Many names were familiar, Sam Graff and his hotel as well as Mr. and Mrs. Bramble. We were also given a look at the way residents celebrated when Montana became a state. Another aspect that I enjoyed is the timely reminder of how women were once treated and how few freedoms they actually had during that time period. McKenna is a forerunner of the women’s reform movement. She strongly wanted freedom and equality for women as was evidenced by her actions and words. This was a fun, wonderful and entertaining story with very loveable and authentic characters you want to cheer on, hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written with complex characteristics. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. I highly recommend this book to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.