The Mail-Order Brides Collection: 9 Historical Stories of Marriage that Precedes Love
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Traveling west on promises of marriage, nine women have their reasons to accept a husband sight unseen from fleeing poverty and abuse to simply seeking a brighter future. But missing grooms, mistaken identities, nefarious traps, and undisclosed secrets await them. Each bride must eventually find a safe place to call home and a husband to love.
Number of Pages: 448
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2018
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Escape into the history of the American West along with nine couples whose relationships begin with advertisements for mail-order brides. Placing their dreams for new beginnings in the hands of a stranger, will each bride be disappointed, or will some find true love?
Perfect for the Preacher by Megan Besing
Fresh from seminary, Amos Lowry believes marriage will prove to his skeptical congregation that hes mature. If only his mail-order bride wasnt an ex-saloon girl, and worse, pregnant.
The Outlaws Inconvenient Bride by Noelle Marchand
After a gang of outlaws uses a mail-order bride advertisement to trick an innocent woman into servitude, an undercover lawman must claim the brideeven if it puts his mission in jeopardy.
Train Ride to Heartbreak by Donna Schlachter
1895, Train to California
John Stewart needs a wife. Mary Johannson needs a home. On her way west, Mary falls in love with another. Now both must choose between commitment and true love.
Mail-Order Proxy by Sherri Shackelford
A mail-order marriage by proxy goes wrong when a clerical error leads to the proxies actually being married instead of the siblings they were standing in for. In their quest to correct the mistake, the two discover outlaws, adventure, and even love.
To Heal Thy Heart by Michelle Shocklee
1866, New Mexico
When Phoebe Wagner answers a mail-order bride ad that states Confederate widows need not apply, she worries what Dr. Luke Preston will do when he learns her fiancé died wearing gray.
Miss-Delivered Mail by Ann Shorey
Helena Erickson impulsively decides to take advantage of her brothers deception and travels to Washington Territory in response to a proposal of marriage intended for someone else. How will Daniel McNabb respond when Helena is nothing like he expected?
A Fairy-Tale Bride by Liz Tolsma
Nora Green doesnt feel much like Cinderella when her mail-order groom stands her up. But could the mysterious jester from the towns play be her Prince Charming?
The Brigand and the Bride by Jennifer Uhlarik
Jolie Hilliard weds a stranger to flee her outlaw family but discovers her groom is an escaped prisoner. Will she ever find happiness on the right side of the law?
The Mail-Order Mistake by Kathleen YBarbo
Pinkerton detective Jeremiah Bingham is investigating a mail-order bride scam bankrupting potential grooms. When unsuspecting orphan May Conrad answers his false ad, she becomes the prime suspect in the case.
Since her debut in 2011, Sherri Shackelford has become a highly acclaimed author of nine novels published with Love Inspired Historical. Her debut novel was a finalist in the ACFW Genesis Awards. Her books have earned a Readers Choice nomination from Romantic Times Magazine, as well as placing in the National Readers Choice Awards. Shes a member of Romance Writers of America and the Faith, Hope and Love Chapter. A wife and mother of three, Sherris hobbies include collecting mismatched socks, discovering new ways to avoid cleaning, and standing in the middle of the room while thinking, "Why did I just come in here?" A reformed pessimist and recent hopeful romantic, Sherri has a passion for writing. Her books are fun and fast-paced, with plenty of heart and soul.
Liz Tolsma is a popular speaker and an editor and the owner of the Write Direction Editing. An almost-native Wisconsinite, she resides in a quiet corner of the state with her husband and their two daughters. Her son proudly serves as a U.S. Marine. They adopted all of their children internationally, and one has special needs. When she gets a few spare minutes, she enjoys reading, relaxing on the front porch, walking, working in her large perennial garden, and camping with her family.