The Bartered Bride Collection: 9 Historical Stories of Arranged Marriages  -     By: Cathy Hake, JoAnn Grote, Kelly Hake
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The Bartered Bride Collection: 9 Historical Stories of Arranged Marriages

Barbour Publishing / 2012 / Paperback

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Follow nine adventurous young women as they journey to Oregon, Dakota Territory, Colorado, Missouri, and Louisiana in this romantic collection from your favorite authors! Includes Joie de Vivre, Button Strong Bride, The Wedding Wagon, From Halter to Altar, From Carriage to Marriage, From Pride to Bride, From Alarming to Charming, A Vow Unbroken, and Finishing Touches. 448 pages, softcover from Barbour.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 448
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 162029155X
ISBN-13: 9781620291559
Availability: In Stock

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Publisher's Description

Treasure this beautiful collection packed with all the angst of romance founded upon practical arrangements. Four sisters travel in answer to an ad before even corresponding with potential husbands. Two women bend to the will of their parents in taking husbands. A widow commits to a stranger in name only. And two women on the Oregon Trail hitch their lives to men they’ve just met. Will love blossom for convenience sake?

Author Bio

Cathy Marie Hake is a southern California native. She met her two loves at church: Jesus and her husband, Christopher. An RN, she loved working in oncology as well as teaching Lamaze. Health issues forced her to retire, but God opened new possibilities with writing. Since their children have moved out and are married, Cathy and Chris dote on dogs they rescue from a local shelter. A sentimental pack rat, Cathy enjoys scrapbooking and collecting antiques. Im easily distracted during prayer, so I devote certain tasks and chores to specific requests or persons so I can keep faithful in my prayer life. Since her first book in 2000, shes been on multiple best-seller and readers favorite lists.

JoAnn lives on the Minnesota prairie which is a setting for many of her stories. Once a full-time CPA,  JoAnn now spends most of her time researching and writing. JoAnn has published historical nonfiction books for children and several novels with Barbour Publishing in the Heartsong Presents line as well as the American Adventure and Sisters in Time series for children. Several of her novellas are included in CBA best-selling anthologies by Barbour Publishing. JoAnn’s love of history developed when she worked at an historical restoration in North Carolina for five years. She enjoys researching and weaving her fictional characters’ lives into historical backgrounds and events. JoAnn believes that readers can receive a message of salvation and encouragement from well-crafted fiction. She captivates and addresses the deeper meaning between life and faith.

Kelly Eileen Hake received her first writing contract at the tender age of seventeen and arranged to wait three months until she was able to legally sign it. Since that first contract a decade ago, shes fulfilled twenty contracts ranging from short stories to novels. In her spare time, shes attained her BA in English literature and composition, earned her credential to teach English in secondary schools, and went on to complete her MA in writing popular fiction.

Writing for Barbour combines two of Kellys great loveshistory and reading. A CBA bestselling author and member of American Christian Fiction Writers, shes been privileged to earn numerous Heartsong Presents Readers Choice Awards and is known for her witty, heartwarming historical romances. A newlywed, she and her gourmet-chef husband live in Southern California with their golden lab mix, Midas!

Amy Rognlie has drawn on her home in Colorado for scenes in her story that assure readers God is love and He is ever willing to forgive. Amy is a middle school language arts teacher. She and her family recently relocated to Central Texas, where she loves teaching, reading and writing (of course), gardening, and hanging out with her family and three dogs. “God’s word is precious to me,” Amy says. “In all of my stories, I strive to remind readers that God is faithful to His word, and can be trusted in every situation.” Amy has had two historical romance novels published by Heartsong Presents.

Janelle Burnham Schneider has published six novels with Heartsong Presents. After thirteen years as a Canadian military family, she and her loved ones are now settled in Manitoba, Canada, near the geographic center of North America. In addition to being an author, wife, and mother, she has also worked as an administrative assistant, catalog delivery person, school bus driver, and Starbucks barista.

Pamela Tracy started writing at a very young age (a series of romances, all with David Cassidy as the hero. Sometimes Bobby Sherman would interfere). Then, while earning a BA in Journalism at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, she picked up the pen again (only this time, it was an electric typewriter on which she wrote a very bad fiction novel).  First published in 1999 by Barbour Publishing, she has since published more than twenty-five books in multiple genres. She’s a Carol Award winner (from American Christian Fictions Writers) as well as both a Carol and Rita finalist (from Romance Writers of America).     

Lynette Sowell is an award-winning author with New England roots, but she makes her home in Central Texas with her husband and a herd of five cats. When she’s not writing, she edits medical reports and chases down stories for the local newspaper.

Editorial Reviews

The books weave history, romance and faith together to create a wonderful book that readers will enjoy!

Being Christian in nature, The Bartered Bride Collection would make for a wonderful afternoon curl-up with a cup of herbal tea, perhaps on a peaceful Sunday afternoon.  Take your time to savor each sweet story in order to find yourself loving that feeling of falling in love for the first time all over again.

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