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…??



5.0 out of 5 stars This is a funny, poignant and entertaining historical romance.

ByGuru Nam Kaur Khalsaon June 2, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

The heroine of the story is the beautiful daughter of a saloon girl who has been raised by three of her mother’s admirers as her three dads. She has always wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps. The three adopted dads promised the dying mother they would raise the daughter to be respectable. They are anxious to see her married so they hold a contest to win her hand in marriage



5.0 out of 5 starsFunny Book

ByMargaret Tidwell-The World As I See Iton November 18, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

The Courtship of Utopia Miner by Linda Gilman was such a cute book to read. The entire time I was reading this book the only thing I thought was how great this story was. I couldn’t help but laugh and love Utopia because of what she wanted to do with her life and the fact that she had 3 dads. I loved this author’s style of writing. There were times when I laughed out loud because the entire situation was crazy but the author wrote about in a way that makes you laugh. If you are looking for a great historical fiction novel than I know you won’t want to miss this one.



5.0 out of 5 starsA fun story to keep you smiling for days!

ByAmazon Customeron April 29, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition

What a fun, fun story! 3 dads? As a reader, I was wondering what that was all about, but Linda created such a fascinating story with three dads who have no idea how to raise a daughter! Through their love and dedication for Utopia, they came up with a courting contest to determine the best husband for her. Then enters Lance with his own dreams who gets caught up in the contest both by his editor and by gun point (by one of Utopia’s fathers). It’s a humorous read that takes you back in time to 1870s Colorado. After reading the other reviews, I was reminded what a great story it was and plan to read it again! You will too, so grab yours today so it can become one of your keepers!




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