It all started with an ad in a mail-order bride catalogue . . .This charming bouquet of novellas introduces you to four Hitching Post Mail-Order Bride Catalogue prospects in the year 1870, all eager for second chances . . . and hungry for happiness. Year in, year out, they'll learn that love often comes in unexpected packages."And then Came Spring" by Margaret BrownleyMary-Jo has traveled halfway across the country to meet her match, arriving just in time for his funeral. Returning home seems like her only option until her would-be brother-in-law proposes a more daring idea."An Ever After Summer" by Debra CloptonEllie had no idea she's not what Matthew ordered. And what's wrong with being a "Bible thumper" anyway? She's determined to show him she's tougher than she looks--and just the girl he needs."Autumn's Angel" by Robin Lee HatcherLuvena would be perfect for Clay if she didn't come with kids. But kids are a deal breaker, especially in a rough-and-trouble mining town. e trouble is, there's no money to send them back . . . "Winter Wedding Bells" by Mary ConnealyDavid's convinced he's not long for the world. He needs someone to mother his boys when he's gone--nothing more. Can plucky Irish Megan convince him to work at living instead of dying?
Burned out, exhausted, and disillusioned, Jake Hanson hits the road. He empties his bank accounts and cuts all ties with everyone he knows. Searching for meaning, he buys a deserted Victorian mansion ten miles from civilization in South Dakota and determines to live off the land. Emily isn't looking for a man, and she certainly isn't looking for more responsibility. Since her parents died, she's been running the family ranch and raising her younger sister alone. She has plenty to keep her busy. So when she finds a stranger hiding out in the house next door, why can't she just let him be? When their worlds collide, will their inexplicable attraction draw Jake and Emily together or will their circumstances force them apart forever?
"This collection isextremely entertaining and will make readers think back to their firstkiss." --Romantic Times, 4-1/2 Stars, TOP PICK!Four best-selling, award-winning historical romance authors join together to share tales of unlikely love sparked in the late 1800s, reminding us that love often arrives in the most unexpected ways. Spitfire Sweetheart by Mary ConnealyMaizy Place is an unruly tomboy. When she causes an accident, injuring neighbor Rylan Carstens, she becomes his unlikely caregiver. Rylan has never noticed how pretty his infuriating neighbor is, and he never expected to fall in love.A Love Letter to the Editor by Robin Lee HatcherMolly Everton is the outspoken daughter of the town newspaper's owner. When her father brings in an outsider to be editor, she tries to drive him out of town. But Jack Ludgrove is not intimidated. He's resolved to change Molly's mind about him--as an editor and as a man.A Cowboy for Katie by Debra CloptonKatie Pearl has no interest in men or love. But she needs help on her ranch so she hires Thad Rayburn, a wandering cowboy looking to make a buck. Will Thad change Katie's mind?Courting Trouble by Margaret BrownleyGrace Davenport is either the unluckiest woman alive--or a killer. When her third husband is found dead, Grace is arrested. Attorney Brock Daniels isn't interested in the case--until he meets Grace. Only a miracle will prove her innocence, but the joining of two lonely hearts may be their saving grace.". . . four storiesfrom four wonderful authors about the unpredictability of life, the amazingnessof the Lord, and the wonderful ways He works within our lives to find thatspecial someone He's picked out for us." --CBA Retailers + Resources
Fire up your love of romance with Montana Rose, where Cassie Griffin, a seemingly spoiled pregnant woman, is widowed one day and wedded the next. Marrying handyman Red Dawson seems the only alternative to Cassie's being hitched to a brutal rancher. But can this "china doll" bear exchanging smooth silk for coarse calico? Red was reluctant to be yoked to an unbeliever, but sometimes a man has no choice. Will Red change Cassie's heart by changing her name? Wade Sawyer is obsessed with saving Cassie from a marriage of convenience. How far will he go make her his own?
It's 1885 and five preachers sit around a campfire out West, trading stories of unlikely couples they've seen God bring together. This is one of those stories . . .She's reckless spitfire and, thanks to her, he's a wreck . . .Maisy Place didn't mean for Ryan to come to any harm. She was just looking for a quiet space to nurse her wounded pride after he'd hurt her feelings. But then she wandered onto Ryan's property and into a heap of trouble. Ryan rescued her from a charging grizzly only to find himself with serious breaks and bruises.Maisy sheepishly agrees when her father insists that she nurse the wounded Ryan back to health as penance. And when his ranch hand leaves him high-and-dry just weeks before a critical cattle sale, Maisy steps in to help. Her cowboy-like ways that have always driven him crazy may ultimately prove to be his salvation . . . and pave the way to their romance."Nobody tugs a heart or a smile quite like Mary Connealy . . . she is a master storyteller who leaves her readers both breathless . . . and breathless for more." --Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston (on "Winter Wedding Bells" in A Bride for All Seasons)"Christian novelist Connealy writes to tickle the funny bone and tease heartstrings." --Publishers Weekly
It all started with an ad in a mail-order bride catalogue . . .David's convinced he's not long for the world. He needs someone to mother his boys when he's gone--nothing more. Can plucky Irish Megan convince him to work at living instead of dying?
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