The Bartered Bride Collection    -     By: Cathy Hake, JoAnn Grote, Kelly Hake
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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
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 162029155X
ISBN-13: 9781620291559
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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. "I’m 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, she’s 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 is a USA Today award-winning author of almost 30 books, contemporary, suspense, historical, and devotional. First published in 1999 by Barbour Publishing, their Heartsong Presents line, Pamela continues to write for Barbour as well as Love Inspired and Guideposts. Her 2007 suspense Pursuit of Justice was a Rita finalist.  Her 2009 suspense Broken Lullaby won the American Christian Fiction Writers' Book of the year award. You can find out more about her at www.pamelatracy.com
  

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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  1. Nebraska
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good book
    May 12, 2015
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    Nebraska
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I enjoy reading the short stories. Especially enjoyed the 4 about the Craig sisters. Although the outcomes of each story was pretty predictable they were still great short reads.
  2. Denver, IA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Nice read
    May 2, 2015
    Gayle Rector
    Denver, IA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I've been enjoying these collections by Barbour. Most of the time, I have not read these stories before in previous compilations, I just keep an eye out for the cheapest ones, they are a bit expensive.
  3. South Australia
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Lots of Great Quick Reads
    May 10, 2014
    Margot
    South Australia
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    It's certainly a different style of writing, and reading, with 9 short (50 pages each) stories in one volume. I found I quite enjoyed it, finishing each in a day. Even though they were short, the characters were still nicely filled out, and there was enough activity to make each story full and satisfying. I especially enjoyed the 4 stories about the 4 Craig sisters sent as mail order brides to the small town of Lickwind. They flowed together so it was like reading one full length novel, but 4 authors were involved. Each story goes to show that love can grow when people who are thrown together by circumstance choose to put God at the center of their marriage and determine to make a go of it. Even though they were all fictional, that sort of thing happened a lot in those days. It's a good lesson for all those in shaky marriages today. A very enjoyable read.
  4. St. Petersburg FL
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Very pleasing reading!
    October 4, 2013
    prayerpower
    St. Petersburg FL
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a handy book to have around. The stories are not long or laborious. They are upbeat and positive and are a delight to read. This is light, encouraging reading that's good before bed at night or other times when you want to enjoy a good story and come away feeling encouraged in the Lord! I will order more of these collections.
  5. Syracuse NY
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Love Is In The Air
    January 30, 2013
    MaureenT
    Syracuse NY
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Book 1

    Josée has been brought up by LaBlanc family since she was 6 years old. She is starting to have feelings for her friend/brother. It is the custom in this Buyou Community that the father pick a spouse for his daughter when she reaches 18. That is where Josée is now, and is surprised when she finds herself engaged to wed Edouard, the older aloof brother.

    Will she give up her feeling for one and turn them to another? Will she be able to reach Edouard?

    We shall find out!

    Book 2 One of my favorite authors Cathy Marie Hake wrote this short story and she does not disappoint. We are traveling on a wagon train to Willomet Valley, and when the story opens Ethan's wife has passed and he is traveling with his two young children, and having a hard time and needing to depend on others to help with their care. Charity was traveling with her Mother and Father, when first her Mom and then her Dad died.

    The Wagon Master is insisting Charity cannot travel alone, and must be sent back_.or combine the two wagons. So begins, a really sweet journey, with Charity and the children, and Ethan.

    You will have to read this one! It is a must read!

    Book 3 When Bethany's friend Penny brings her home over a Christmas Holiday, she loves being part of this family. A relationship develops between Penny's brother, Dr. Joshua Rogers, and Beth.

    He eventually asks her to be his wife, and travel with him to go to Oregon, by wagon train.

    Did Bethany marry him for love, or a family, that is the question to be answered in this story!

    Book 4 Starts out quite funny, James Collingsworth has ordered 4 horse bridles, and ends up receiving 4 brides! He is not interested in a Woman. He can't leave them in town, and ends up bringing the sisters to his Ranch. He and his brother Luke end up sleeping in the barn. Will either he or Luke end up with one of these pretty woman.

    Book 5 This is the second and continuing story of the Brides..not bridles, and this is Corrie Craigs. Her husband died a few months prior and she is in a family way, but that doesn't keep Luke from having feelings for her. Can Corrie who really loved her husband, ever have feelings for Luke?

    Book 6 This is also a continuation of the Craig Sister. Bess Criag wants to move to town and Mr Riker or Gideon, offers Bess and Bertie his new house to use. Bessie sets up a kitchen and starts earning money from baking, and cooking meals. She also starts teaching some of the young boys how to read, and then some of the Soiled Doves from the Saloon. She begins to have feeling for Gideon, but as a Christian can not have anything to do with a saloon.

    Book 7 This is Bertie's story, and the final and youngest of the Craigs Sisters. She is the a "tomboy", and loving it_that is until she meets Thomas Harding. All of a sudden another woman her age appears, married, and in a family way. It was like a light bulb went off in Roberta's head. You will have to read to see what happens to this one.

    Book 8 The eighth novella is Abby's and James. Abby's Aunt plays a big trick on both of them! Abby is very pregnant when she arrives to be James's new Housekeeper, and James is surprised to find his new mail order bride to be with child.

    Will Abby ever be able to break her vow to God? Will there ever be a real marriage? Surprising turn of events!

    Book 9 Captain Gregory Royce has lent Mr Collier a lot of money to save his business. In return he is to marry Tabitha, whom he is in Love with. When the day before his wedding Tabitha elopes with another, her father offers his other daughter, Elizabeth or Libby as she is known.

    Does this marriage have a chance? Will the Captain be able to Love Libby, and not pine for Tabitha.

    A surprising romance.

    I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Barbour Books, and was not required to give a positive review
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