Desperate to escape what is certain to be a miserable arranged marriage, Dora Smith travels west as a Mail Order Bride. Leaving behind her angry fiancé and his selfish love of money, she becomes the wife to Claude Harris, a hardworking and handsome rancher. Claude needs a wife to help him build his home in Wyoming, and Dora is immediately drawn to his strength and kindness.
Chosen to play the coveted role of "Disney Princess", author Jennifer Beckham knew she would find the acceptance and love she had been searching for all her life waiting there on top of that float, inside that magical carriage. Boy, was she wrong! God wanted her to address a crippling tendency shared by many women - to get so stuck in the pain, the misery, and the heartaches of life that they never fully move on and into the purposes of God.
Though her B&B/Antiques business has fallen off, Billie D'Allesandro doesn't let it dampen her spirits. At forty, she no longer entertains any notions about falling in love and living happily ever after. Instead, she focuses on helping her friends and neighbors, giving generously of both her time and her money. When her niece arrives with her four-year-old twin daughters, Billie finds it a welcome distraction.
When a woman wants to celebrate her divorce, she invites her mother to France. She's ready to a ticket to flit through Paris, but her mother blithely mentions the Chunnel Train and drifting down the Grand Canal of Venice. What?! Hence, the roundabout trip begins.
When Annie and her daughter visit the Clarksborough, Pennsylvania, florist shop, Flowers by Fiona, to order Gerber daisies for the big day, Annie's dachshund, Sasha, somehow escapes from the car. Sasha ends up in the floral delivery truck with young driver Justin Bastrop, en route to a delivery. Ironically, Justin stumbles into a crime scene at the local funeral home - complete with one too many dead bodies. The funeral director, Eddie Moyer, is DOA and Sasha is missing. Possibly for good.
Blossom Daniels lost her job moments after she reported to work, because she couldn't climb the stairs for mail delivery, thanks to a permanently broken down elevator. Her day was only beginning. Little did she know, before it ended, she'd be fighting for her life in the chilly grip of the Potomac.
When Roma Nettles is saved from drowning by Gray Moon, a member of the Sioux tribe, she also finds her heart captured by this kind and handsome man. On her way to the town of Hill Song as a mail-order bride, she is devastated to learn that her husband-to-be, Harry Rinson, is a vile and vicious man. And as she learns more about John - as Gray Moon is known to the white man - she finds herself falling deeper in love with him.
It's 1890, and Golden, New Mexico, is a booming mining town where men far outnumber women. So when an old wealthy miner named Philip Smith finds himself in need of a nursemaid, he places an ad for a mail-order bride - despite the protests of his friend Jeremiah. Hoping to escape a perilous situation back East, young Madeleine Mercer answers the ad and arrives in town under a cloud of suspicion. But just as she begins to win over Philip - and Jeremiah himself - the secrets she left behind threaten to follow her to Golden...and tarnish her character beyond redemption.
Elizabeth's dreams of having a loving husband and family have been replaced with the practical realities of spinsterhood, but her secret wishes are renewed when she receives a letter from her sister hinting that she has found the perfect man for Elizabeth: a Texas cowboy.
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When Sampson falls ill, Joanna believes it to be her fault, as she prayed the marriage would not happen. Yet all the time Sampson lies gravely ill, she and Eli grow closer together--especially when they search for a missing treasure from Eli's dark past. Eli is fighting his own problems--his lack of faith and if he wants to rejoin the Amish or not. There is one person who could convince him to stay. But she seems destined for another.
Grandparenting is hard enough, but when you add in the blended family element, whether step or adopted, the challenge is even greater. How do you succeed when these children are not your own? How do you make them your own? Can you get them to love you? To like you? To trust you? How do successful grandparents do it? Dene Low, an award winning author and grandparent herself, explores thirty different sets of grandparents and provides tips and solutions from her interviews and research for grandparent success.
walks hesitantly to the cliff edge, staring down into the pitch dark cold sea and its crashing waves. Could this be the answer to her predicament, a long leap off the edge into the murkiness below? Left pregnant by the scandalous Lord John Pembury, her character and good name and more importantly that of her fathers the Rev. Robert Hawksley is soon to be in disrepair. This appeared to be Henrietta's only escape, until she falls into the arms of the Duke of Templeton.
The Indian, the Bookbinder & Abby: An Oregon Trail Journey, is a wonderful and emotional love story about one young woman traveling the Oregon Trail with her father. She is engaged to a self-centered, controlling, and very angry young man. When a young bookbinder spots her ancient family bible, which is falling apart, he tells her he'll restore it for her. Her fiancé becomes enraged and when the bible is completed there is an altercation and someone dear to Abby gets critically injured. This love story has a fulfilling and satisfying ending.
Have you been looking for an audiobook that will wow you and give you true inspiration? Stop looking, you've just found it. The author will take you on a journey of spiritual transparency. She will show you how having a relationship with God allowed her to overcome adversity with triumph through faith and perseverance. Though her down-to-earth spiritual experiences will have you at the end of your seat. You will be able to see how God has moved in troublesome situations. This audiobook is a must listen.
Sassy Hatchet, a widow in her fifties, is known for her peculiar temperament. She thinks she has life all figured out until God does something unexpected.
The Five Orphaned Christian Sisters Journey Along The Oregon Trail, is a moving story about five orphaned sisters and what they find during their journey in a wagon train, west to Oregon. It's a story about love for some of them, faith in God, and the redemption of one lost soul who started the journey all alone. With their uncle to guide and protect them, as well as their strong faith and love of God, they are able to prevail and look forward to their new life on the west coast during the mid-1880s.
This is a story about a young Amish couple who had planned to get married when they were permitted to do so. One horrible lie told by a young woman throws the entire community into chaos and splits Jacob and Grace Ella apart. It's only when the woman confesses that things may start to be pulled together once again. The only problem is, unable to stand all of the changes in her life now that she cannot be with Jacob, Grace Ella runs off and the brothers of both families set out to find her.
All Holly wants is to join her younger brother in Golden, Colorado with his adopted father for Christmas, so when the opportunity to ride on the Orphan Train arises, she jumps at the chance. However, her unexpected arrival in town right before Christmas is not what Jake Carson had planned for Christmas, but since she is his adopted son Tommy's sister, he feels he must take her in for the holiday. Will Holly find a new home in Golden, Colorado and perhaps a true love by Christmas?
Join Annie Peterson as she follows the clues to discover who set fire to the local dating service, the Perfect Match. Is the arsonist the financially strapped widow who owns the matchmaking business, a mismatched newspaper editor, an unsatisfied and unmarried 40-something customer, or the new female investigator who, except for her suspicious past, seems the ideal mate for Annie's son Devin?
Deputy Jacob Anderson wants a wife with some sense in her - he's not interested in a flighty young thing who'll distract him from the thing God put him on this Earth to do: catch outlaws. Seamstress Abigail Huxley is in danger of becoming an old maid. Orphaned at 14 and raised by her loving aunt, she can't offer her new husband a dowry. All she's got is her skill with a needle and her faith that God has a plan for her.