Step back in time, relax, and enjoy these seven sweet, historical westerns short stories of a time gone by in the Mail-Order Matches Box Set.
A Man to Be Proud Of (40 Pages)
Sarah Davis found herself out of a job when the schoolhouse she taught in was destroyed. With no family or prospects of marriage, she answers an advertisement for a mail-order bride. Traveling to Wyoming Territory, she has every intention to marry Slade Holcomb.
Upon arrival, Sarah discovers something about Slade that he didn’t mention in his letter. She is shocked and dismayed to discover the truth of her soon-to-be husband. So shocked, that she is uncertain if she can still marry him. As a compromise, Slade gives her one week to decide.
She makes a decision, and as she adapts to a new life, the feared Wright Gang makes an appearance. In a time of crisis, can Slade and Sarah admit their love?
Riches of the Heart (45 Pages)
At the height of the California Gold Rush, Ethan Dalton decides there is more money in selling supplies to gold seekers than by searching for it himself. Before abandoning the claim, he asks Amelia Rhodes, the widow of his best friend, to marry him. She declines, not ready to leave behind her late husband’s dreams of gold.
Unwilling to detain Ethan when she knows his dreams are elsewhere, Amelia sends for a mail-order husband. Weeks pass, but no potential husband arrives. On the same day she plans to leave the claim, someone comes in response to her letter. Can a marriage without love thrive, or can a friendship be the first step to finding riches of the heart?
The Mail-Order Bride’s Quilt (26 Pages)
Jenny Mason needs an escape after the death of her family; the memories are too much to bear. When she sees an advertisement for a mail-order bride, she finds her solution. The next thing she knows, she’s waiting for her intended at the train station.
John Thomas is lonely, so sends for a wife. There aren’t many prospects for a good mate in his prairie town, and when he receives Jenny’s response, he knows she’s the one.
Will John and Jenny find love in their marriage, and can a quilt bring them together?
The Not Quite Mail-Order Bride (30 Pages)
When Wyatt Lance’s housekeeper announces she is returning home, he decides that it’s time to settle down and find a wife instead of another housekeeper. He enlists the help of longtime friend, Caroline Franklin, to assist him in finding a mail-order bride.
Caroline is in love with Wyatt. He is the only man to attract her since her husband passed away several years ago. When Wyatt comes to ask her a question, she is completely surprised by his request. What will she do when faced with losing the man she loves?
The Ultimatum Bride (75 Pages)
Jesse West is faced with an ultimatum. Unwilling to marry Elsie and steadfast against losing his right to inherit the Circle W, he must think quickly. His best option seems to be sending away for a mail-order bride.
Faith Donovan vowed never to marry. Years of witnessing her parents’ abusive marriage soured her against such a union, but when she can’t find employment, she answers an advertisement for a mail-order bride and hopes for the best. When she discovers her new husband has a reputation for the very things she feared, her hopes are crushed.
Yet, something about Jesse draws Faith to him. Can they look beyond their pasts and forge a future filled with love?
Unlikely Substitute (55 Pages)
Once widowed, once duped Anne Marie Meadows has no desire to be married, but she is down to her last option. To save her farm, she sends for a mail-order husband.
U.S. Marshal Jude Malstrom is a loner dedicated to his work, but when a dying man asks him to deliver a letter, he reluctantly carries out the task.
When nature unleashes her fury, Jude and Anne Marie find themselves in each other’s company for longer than they wish. Can they see beyond obligation and find an unlikely love?