When Sadie Jones, the daughter of cattle baron Horatio Jones, set out on her own in search of her dying birth mother, she got more than she bargained for. She never dreamed the stage would be robbed and she herself taken along with the rest of the loot! After all, being kidnapped was the last thing on her mind that morning. Unfortunately it was the foremost thing that afternoon.
The Weaver clan was growing. Not only was Arlan, Ma Weaver's oldest son and his wife about to have a baby, but Benjamin, one of her identical twins, was about to get his very own mail-order bride! Ma Weaver couldn't be happier! Sure, Benjamin and his brothers had been sheltered in the small valley where they lived most of their lives, and maybe they didn't live as fancy as some folks. But they still lived well, and Ma Weaver was determined her sons would marry well too.
The mystery matchmaker has struck again! Independence was a quiet little town, until the antics of Mercy, Martha, and Maude brought a mail-order bride last summer for their unsuspecting pastor. Now, four mail-order brides later, the town is about to get another, only this bride, (not to mention three out of the previous four) were sent for by a mystery matchmaker! This time Jess Templeton is the unsuspecting groom, and chaos erupts when his bride arrives.
Duncan Cooke, aka The Duke of Stantham, had a problem. He had a huge estate in England to manage, one not far from London, and it came with all the headaches one would expect with an estate in disarray. Including six unwed cousins, women no man would touch for fear of losing a limb, or worse. Strange things happened to all who tried to court them, so they were left unwed. But Duncan realized that his hometown of Clear Creek had exactly what he needed. Men! He concocts a plan to send his cousins there.
"The English Invade Clear Creek"
Logan Kincaid was sent to Oregon City on ranch business for the Cooke brothers and the Triple C. He sold the cattle he brought, played detective for the Cooke's as instructed, due to the mayhem of several weeks prior. (You can listen about them in Her Prairie Viking Prairie Brides, Book Four.) Unfortunately, he came up empty-handed. He'd hoped beyond hope he'd have something to bring back to Clear Creek that would help the Cookes and the tiny town....
"this series is the best I have purchased."
Andel Berg came to Clear Creek under the guise of becoming the new blacksmith, but little did the townspeople of Clear Creek know that he was so much more! Madeline Van Zuyen came to Clear Creek for a new beginning and the chance to start a new life. Little did she know that SHE was so much more!
"A lovely story"
Mercy, Martha, and Maude are at it again! Not only has Martha Tindle sent away for a mail-order bride for her son, Morgan, without telling him, but her cantankerous sister, Eunice, is coming to town for a visit. The three matchmaking meddlers are beside themselves when things don't go as planned, and poor Martha is not only stuck with a son who doesn't want a bride, but a sister who has other ideas of whom he should marry. Then there's the bride herself...Daisy Evers, a woman with a secret she hopes to keep hidden, whether she marries or not.
"A heartwarming mail order bride romance!"
Elsie Waller came to Clear Creek after the death of her grandfather. She had high hopes for her life in the little town, including looking for a husband. Imagine her elation when she happens upon the man of her dreams the very day after she arrives! Of course, the fact he was half frozen did put a damper on things, but once the townsfolk of Clear Creek thawed him out, she endeavored to make sure Bowen Drake stayed around long enough to see she'd make him a mighty fine wife. The only question was, "How?"
"A very lovely story"
Josiah King came to Clear Creek with a past. A past no one in town knew about until now. For the one person in the world who knew of the deed he'd done had been part of it, and Josiah thought to never see Annie Stone again. Annie Stone was on the run, running from an evil so vile, so utterly despicable she couldn't bear to speak of it to anyone. But the residents of Clear Creek were different and Annie thought perhaps in time she could finally face her past, until she saw Josiah King.
"A great book!"
Bernice Caulder had been unlucky in love for as long as she can remember, and now that she was a mail-order bride, she wondered if her bad luck hadn't followed her from her home town of Independence, Oregon all the way to Nowhere, a tiny speck of a town in the Washington territory. Why else would her husband-to-be be having such a hard time making up his mind about her?
Ambrosia Winters and her father are in trouble, big trouble. If she doesn't consent to marry her father's crooked business partner, Reginald Van Cleet, he'll slap false charges on her father, and bring him to complete ruin, if not worse. To escape the madman, Cecil Winters will do anything to save his daughter from suffering such a horrible fate. But what?
Sheriff Spencer Riley and his mother recently ordered his big brother Clayton a mail order bride for Christmas! Too bad neither one of them bothered to tell Clayton, so imagine his surprise, and Spencer thought it to be one of the funniest things ever...until it happened to him! "After all," his mother told him. "If Clayton can have a mail order bride for Christmas, why can't you have one for New Year's?" So much for the annual scarf and mitten set she usually got for him this time of year!
Constance had an adventurous spirit, but was it adventurous enough to make a life with Ryder Jones? His country speech bordered on barbaric (at least to her) and his isolated way of life out on the prairie scared her to death! Would she ever see her sisters again? How could she possibly adapt to living with such a man?
Eva Brock's mother was the most overbearing, controlling, and opinionated woman she had ever known, and if she didn't escape out from under her roof, she'd have Eva married off to a man not twice but three times her age! Her only hope was to become a mail-order bride and marry herself off before her mother did. Finn Mullany wasn't looking for a wife and didn't want one. Or, rather, he didn't deserve one! He'd made some mistakes of late that cost his best friend his sight.
Newly released from prison, the last thing Colin Cooke expected to see in Clear Creek was an angel. But there she was, just getting off the stage, and was of course everything an angel ought to be. Beautiful, of exquisite form, and with honey gold curls that bounced when she walked. Unfortunately, she walked straight into the arms of Mrs. Irene Dunnigan! The one person everyone avoided as best they could. At least until they needed something from the mercantile, then they had no choice.
"Wow this is such an amazing book!"
Someone in Independence is sending off for mail-order brides and they've struck again! This time Julian Smythe is the culprit's latest victim, and naturally, he hasn't a clue. Throw in the antics of Mercy, Martha, Maude, and their newest partner in crime, Mahulda, and you've got enough chaos to drive any mail-order bride crazy. And that's exactly what the four matrons do!
They say love covers a multitude of sins, and for matchmakers Mercy, Martha, and Maude, it's a good thing! Fearing the town's new pastor is lonely, they decide to take matters into their own hands and order him a mail-order bride! Imagine his surprise when he finds out. Only he doesn't! Mercy, Martha, and Maude see to that!
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.
Samantha Carter had never considered becoming a mail-order bride. She was to marry as soon as she turned 18 and thus be out of her uncle's hair, not to mention his house. But her uncle had other plans, and wanted Samantha for himself. When she found out his intentions, she ran to the only mail-order bride service she knew of and begged Mrs. Ridgley to send her somewhere, anywhere.
Duncan Cooke had a problem. A really BIG problem. As the next Duke of Stantham, he would have power and position, a wealthy estate and the means to take care of his family for years to come. His father and mother could only dream something like this would happen to their eldest son and now their dream was a reality.