American Mail-Order Bride series by Trinity Ford, Penny Estelle, Kirsten Osbourne, Kit Morgan, Katie Crabapple et al (28-32, 34, 34.5, 35, 36-37. 38-41, 42-43)
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Della: Bride of Texas (American Mail-Order Bride #28) by Trinity Ford
Della, Bride of Texas, is 28th in the unprecedented 50-book, American Mail-Order Brides series.
If there’s one thing life has taught Della Owens, it’s that well-laid plans fall through. When faced with a dire situation where choices are limited, she puts her fate in the hands of a matchmaker and braces for the surprises her future holds.
A simple girl from the east coast, Della journeys to the wild frontier town of Fort Worth, Texas, where hot headed cowboys and outlaws in hiding live side-by-side with the civilized, church-going community.
But those dangers are the least of Della’s concerns once she meets Milton Tidwell, the impersonal banker she’s been matched with and Hank Hensley, the owner of the store where she works, who has a penchant for stirring up trouble wherever he goes.
Will she stick to her original plan and commit to settling down on the frontier? Or will she find herself fleeing in an attempt to avoid the heartache within her…and the truth about what she’s done?
Hannah: Bride of Iowa (American Mail-Order Bride #29) by Penny Estelle
Samuel Morrison, a farmer from Iowa, is in need of a wife and a mother for Lizzie, his three-year old daughter. He reads an article from Massachusetts advertising mail order brides. He writes to the agency stating he’s looking for a partner who will work by his side and, hopefully, come to care for him and be a loving mother to Lizzie.
Hannah Brown responds to his letter. Though she doesn’t say too much about herself, Samuel decides to take a chance and asks her to come to Iowa.
This woman is everything he wants in a wife and more — or so he thinks. Hannah has a secret that, if revealed, could devastate their future.
If Hannah tells Samuel, will he send her away? She could lose all she’s come to cherish. Is Hannah willing to take that chance?
Roberta: Bride of Wisconsin (American Mail-Order Bride #30) by Kirsten Osbourne
After a fire which burned the factory where she was manager to the ground, Roberta McDaniel feels responsible for all the women who lost their jobs. She contacts a matchmaker and suggests all of them become mail-order brides—answering an advertisement for a widower in Wisconsin herself. Bobbie worries that her independence will cause problems in her new life.
Jakob knows he will never love again after the death of his beloved wife and the mother of his two sons, but he needs someone to cook and clean for his family, as well as help him raise his two sons. When independent Bobbie arrives, he’s unsure whether to throttle her or kiss her. Will this unlikely couple find a way past their differences? Or are they doomed to spend the rest of their lives in a loveless marriage?
Leora: Bride of California (American Mail-Order Bride #31) by Kit Morgan
Her sister gone, her roommates soon to follow, Leora Mitchell must now face the fact that she, along with the others, are mail-order brides. For years her life revolved around Brown’s Textile Mill, her sister Lottie and their friends. Now, as mail-order brides they’d be scattered across the country, ready to start a new life. The only problem was, Leora had no idea what that life looked like, nor did she have any idea who she was without the familiar faces she loved so much.
Pastor Theron Drake needed a wife, and the crazy folks in his congregation whole-heartedly agreed. So much so, they thought they should have as much access to the new Mrs. Drake as he did! They volunteered her for everything they could think of and made her the director of the annual Christmas Play. Throw in the town bully/busybody who’d rather have her own choice of a Mrs. Drake, and you have a mail-order bride that doesn’t know if she’s coming or going.
Will Theron and Leora’s new marriage survive the onslaught of his over-zealous parishioners? Or will she crack under the pressure, turn tail and run? Find out in this hilarious romp how two people are forced to discover their true strengths and weaknesses.
Sarah: Bride of Minnesota (American Mail-Order Bride #32) by Katie Crabapple
Sarah, Bride of Minnesota is #32 in the unprecedented 50-book American Mail-Order Brides series.Sarah, along with one-hundred other women, is out of a job thanks to a fire in the factory where she’s worked since she left school. At loose ends, she decides to become a mail-order bride, moving to Minnesota to marry a man she’s never met. She trusts God to guide her steps and send her to the man who is right for her, but when she meets the stubborn German, she has to wonder at His sense of humor.
Karl, an immigrant who has fought hard to achieve everything he has in life, is startled when he meets his bride. In his mind, he’d pictured a homely woman who couldn’t find a man any other way but through the mail, and instead he found himself face to face with a strong, funny woman. Would her strength and longing for romance keep them apart? Or would they find a way to compromise and make things work out?
Victoria: Bride of Kansas (American Mail-Order Bride #34) by E.E. Burke
Victoria, Bride of Kansas, is the 35th book in the unprecedented 50-book series, American Mail-order Brides: Jilted socialite Victoria Lowell travels a thousand miles to wed a romantic suitor, unaware she’s corresponded with his matchmaking sister. A very unsentimental shopkeeper meets her at the train station and gives her until Christmas Eve to prove she’ll make a good mother for his troubled young daughter. True love will take a miracle.
Santa’s Mail-Order Bride (American Mail-Order Bride #34.5) by E.E. Burke
Maggie has an unexpected suitor—in a red suit.
Schoolteacher Maggie O’Brien comes home for Christmas on a mission–to gather toys for orphans living on poor farms in Kansas. She’s made her list, but there’s no Santa in sight. Not until a local shopkeeper volunteers his services.
Gordon Sumner sets his mind on winning the black-haired Irish beauty, but Maggie’s brother is his fiercest competitor, and O’Brien’s loyal sister gives him the cold shoulder. Undaunted, he comes up with a clever plan.
Maggie sees through the fake Santa’s ploy, but with Christmas just around the corner, she’s running out of time to make the holiday happy for needy children. She accepts his help—with a plan of her own. She’ll play matchmaker and find her persistent suitor the perfect bride.
Trinity: Bride of West Virginia (American Mail-Order Bride #35) by Carré White
After a fire at the Brown Textile Mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts, twenty-two-year old Trinity Kroger agrees to become a mail order bride, traveling to West Virginia. Her intended, Mr. John Witherspoon, is nearly fifty-eight-years old. Shocked by the age difference, it is far too late to change her mind, the ceremony taking place immediately.
Nathanial Witherspoon tries to stop his father from making a grave mistake, arriving at City Hall too late. The shabbily dressed young woman in his father’s company cannot be his new stepmother. It would be impossible, because, although poor and uneducated, she’s the loveliest thing he has ever seen.
Trinity is drawn to Nathanial, who showers her with gifts and clothing, writing heartfelt letters. She came to West Virginia to find a place of belonging. Never could she have imagined falling in love so deeply–so passionately, yet not with her husband. Nathanial has stolen her heart, but they can never be together.
Genevieve: Bride of Nevada (American Mail-Order Bride #36) by Cynthia Woolf
A warehouse fire in Lawrence, Massachusetts has taken Genevieve “Genny” Copeland’s livelihood, but opened a new opportunity for her. If she takes the chance, she could have the family she’s always dreamed of but it would mean leaving everything she’s always known. Believing that opportunity only knocks once, Genny gets on a train west to Elko, Nevada and a new life. She becomes a mail-order bride.
Stuart MacDonnell lost his wife in child-birth six months ago. Now he’s left to raise a 2 year-old and a 6 month-old baby alone. He needs a wife but doesn’t want to court someone and pretend to be in love. He’ll never love again, but he needs a wife now and orders a mail-order bride.
Can Stuart and Genny come together and find happiness when they are at odds with each other? Will they find common ground and will love bloom amid the beautiful Ruby Mountains of Nevada?
Madeline: Bride of Nebraska (American Mail-Order Bride #37) by Mia Blackwood
Madeline Nelson suddenly finds herself without a job when the textile factory she had worked in since her husband’s death burned to the ground. Without any prospects for a new job, she decides to become a mail order bride. Can she put her past behind her and find love out west? Or will her second marriage be as much of a disaster as her first?
Caleb Stark has spent the past fifteen years saving the family ranch from ruin and making it profitable once again. He never had the time nor inclination to look for a wife, but now that things were running smoothly and he had the house to himself, he was ready to settle down and start a family. Would the ghosts of his past prevent him from having the future he has longed for?
Rose: Bride of Colorado (American Mail-Order Bride #38) by Margery Scott
Rose: Bride of Colorado is the 38th book in the 50-book American Mail-Order Bride Series.
To escape a family scandal, Boston socialite Rose Winchester becomes the mail order bride of Colorado rancher Charlie Halstead. Love blossoms, but their fragile relationship is tested when secrets from the past threaten to tear them apart.
Violet: Bride of North Dakota (American Mail-Order Bride #39) by Heather Horrocks
VIOLET: BRIDE OF NORTH DAKOTA
Violet Keating is thrilled to be a mail-order bride—until she arrives in North Dakota to learn she has a runaway groom! Feeling protective of her, confirmed bachelor Daniel Lund vows to help this jilted beauty find another husband—until he realizes he’d like to change his own status from confirmed to eligible. Can a man who’s given up on love and a jilted mail order bride find magic under the northern lights?
Cora: Bride of South Dakota (American Mail-Order Bride #40) by Susan Horsnell
Cora Ancelet’s father hates her.
When a fire ravages the factory where she works, her father orders her to find another source of employment or marry his evil political ally, a man old enough to be her grandfather.
After being handed a Groom’s Gazette, Cora takes the desperate step of becoming a Mail Order Bride.
John Franklin wants a woman to wake up to. A woman who will love him and his ranch, and ultimately give him the children he craves.
Will placing an advertisement for a Mail Order Bride turn out to be the best decision he has ever made for both him and Cora – or is tragedy afoot?
Grace: Bride of Montana (American Mail-Order Bride #41) by Debra Holland
Practical Grace Davenport thought she had her life all planned, including picking out the perfect husband. But she couldn’t have predicted the disaster that changed everything, leaving her no choice but to become a mail-order bride to a most imperfect man.
Patience: Bride Of Washington (American Mail-Order Bride #42) by Caroline Clemmons
Travel to Victorian America in 1890 with award winning and bestselling western romance author Caroline Clemmons for a humorous novel about two people destined for one another after a turbulent getting acquainted period. This book is sweet and suitable for readers over 18.
After a fire destroys the factory where Patience Eaton worked followed by a succession of job failures, she travels from Massachusetts to Washington to marry the man her father chose via a matchmaker. While Andrew Kincaid appears to be a very nice man, he’s older than her father’s and not someone she wants to marry. Her prospective groom places her in a respectable boarding house and agrees to give her a job in the office of his commercial apple orchard so she can learn about his life and business. But working alongside her handsome future stepson presents unexpected complications.
Two years ago, an unjust accusation ruined Stone Kincaid’s chance at happiness. Now he concentrates all his energy on building the family business. When he meets his prospective stepmother, he’s angry that his father cares so little for his mother’s memory that he sent for a mail-order bride younger than Stone. He believes Patience to be interested only in his father’s fortune. Stone plans to keep an eye on the attractive woman who’s slated to become his stepmother.
Can two people working at cross purposes arrive at a compromise?
Mercy: Bride of Idaho (American Mail-Order Bride #43) by Jacquie Rogers
One woman bent on saving her family. One rancher determined to save his own heart. Is her love enough to save them all?
Mercy Eaton has come to Idaho to marry the man of her father’s choosing in order to help her family make ends meet back home. She just knows it’ll all work out. That’s what she’s told her sister and her traveling companions all the way from Massachusetts to Owyhee County, Idaho. Then she meets her groom. He’s seventy years old. She nearly faints.
Quill Roderick has no intention of marrying. Ever. As far as he’s seen, women leave—first his mother, then his great-aunt, then his first flame. Quill sees no reason to open his heart again, especially to some mail-order bride his crazy old uncle brought for him. But Mercy tempts him like no other with her unruly long red hair, sunshine smile, and the most alluring eyes he’s ever seen. Can he keep his heart barricaded from this dangerous fireball, or are her kisses the master key needed to unlock his heart to a whole new world… Love.
(28-32, 34, 34.5, 35, 36-37)