After widower John Hollister's daughters become mail order brides, he moves out to Colorado to be near them. Loneliness overwhelms him, prompting him to send off for his own mail order bride. His youngest daughter's disapproval stalls his wedding, sending everyone into a family dispute. Can John and his intended, Viola, ever find a way to be together?
This is a box set of all five of the Hollister Sisters Mail Order Brides historical Christian romance stories. Sisters Julia, Lenora, Mary, and Sarah move west to Colorado to find love. Their father John follows a few years later.
Among all the natural disasters that struck Rome, one of the most well-known is the Great Fire of Rome, in part due to the popular myth that Emperor Nero fiddled while the Eternal City burned, even though no fiddle existed in first century Rome. Even though those accounts are likely apocryphal, it is true that on the night of July 18, AD 64, the most significant event of Nero's time in power - and the one which, for better or for worse, would seal his name in infamy throughout the ages - took place.
In the 17th century, the people of London could boast that they had developed some of the most advanced firefighting technology and methods in the world, including the use of primitive fire engines. There were even vendors of such machines who advertised in papers of their machines' abilities to quench great fires.
When people discuss deadly maritime disasters during the second decade of the 20th century in which more than 800 people were killed, they're often talking about the Titanic or Lusitania, not the Eastland on the Chicago River. However, shockingly enough, on July 24, 1915, a ship full of sightseers out for a day on the Great Lakes capsized while still tied to a dock, sending more than 2,500 passengers into the frigid water.
Adieu to God examines atheism from a psychological perspective and reveals how religious phenomena and beliefs are psychological rather than supernatural in origin. Answers the psychological question of why, in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, do religions continue to prosper? Looks at atheism and religion using a fair and balanced approach based on the latest work in psychology, sociology, anthropology, psychiatry and medicine.
Dylan had finally come of age. He was now a fully fledged member of the bear clan that resided on a secluded island in the middle of the Pacific. Now, the first thing he had to do was choose a mate. But with no women to choose from on the island, the bears had no choice but to send for a mail-order bride, and Dylan picked the curvaceous Sarah. When Sarah arrived on the island, she had no idea what to expect.
Julia Hollister's father is having a difficult time making ends meet, and the only option he sees is to marry off his daughters. Stone Michaels has become a successful rancher. He has everything he wants, except for one thing: a family. After he realizes there is very little chance of finding a single woman where he is in the mountains of Colorado, he responds to Mr. Hollister's letter about Julia. Stone offers no promises but states that he will cover her travel expenses, and she can stay with the pastor and his wife until he is ready to marry her.
The American Civil War has ended, but Alaina McKenna still awaits news about her husband, Braeden. Did he die in a Yankee prison? Was he buried in a shallow grave on a Virginia battlefield? Or has he turned his back on the specter of death and loss and sought solitude west of the Mississippi River, never to return home again?
Sue Ellen Caldwell is living out her dream as a hairdresser at the Rhonda-Vous Beauty Shop. She and the town's deputy sheriff have been friends since their school days, but does God have something else in mind for them?
Sarah Hollister, the youngest of four sisters, moves to Colorado to become a mail order bride when her father can no longer support her. Her intended, Marvin Olson, has no intention of sending off for a mail order bride, but his brother Oliver has other ideas. Sparks do not fly at first, but after a series of disasters, everything changes. Is it possible for these two seemingly mismatched people to find love?
In this post-Civil War historical Christian romance, widow Lenora has run out of money, so she turns to her father for help. He struggles to make ends meet, but he can't turn his back on his daughter. After Jesse Grant loses his wife and two children in a fire, he has tried to make his way through life for the past couple of years. But it's hard to pastor such a large church without the support of a wife. The members of his church urge him to find a woman to marry, so he responds to the letter from John Hollister.
Mary Hollister never thought she would marry, but after she loses her job as governess for a wealthy family, she winds up being a mail order bride for Lester Packard, a man who moved to Colorado during the Gold Rush. The problem is, Mary isn't drawn to the angry, crusty man she'd married. Is it possible for Lester's heart to soften and Mary to warm up to the rancher who doesn't know how to treat a wife?
While they are still well-known, the Olympic Games of Ancient Greece are more relevant today than most people know, and the ways in which athletic sports pervade contemporary culture is comparable only to the spirit of athleticism in Hellenic Greece. Today, a large section of the media industry is devoted exclusively to sports, and in some nations sports even figures as a critical component of their identity.
The 40 poems in this book are raw, spiritual, deep, and very personal. You will find happiness, despair, and many memories within these pages. We all have similar situations in our lives. These words will resonate with your spirit.
Millie Sloan and her family have spent their lives toiling at the hands of others. When she and her brother, Buck, get an opportunity to start a new life in Wyoming Territory, they head west to the vast and open frontier. They arrive only to discover that someone from Millie's past is waiting there for her. This time, Millie vows not to allow her heart to be torn in two.
Jenny is a Wild Water Creek girl who is destined for a life in the city. Her Boston suitor, Brendan, is rich, powerful, and handsome; just what her parents envisaged. But then disaster strikes and Jenny finds herself alone and heading back home. Jenny is young and beautiful. Her parents have spent a fortune educating her so that she can lure a rich husband in Boston. Brendan seems to be the man of her dream, but is there something sinister lurking under his brilliant, beautiful eyes?
Matilda O'Halloran's father was killed in New Orleans by Irish assassins and she went to live with her uncle Dan in Texas. On the day of her arrival, her uncle was also murdered. Marcus McClanahan came along, and the two of them sought to find the assassins. The trail led across Texas and back to New Orleans. What they found was not what either of them expected.
For 400 years, the squires of Aberdar have lorded over this gloomy patch of Wales. In Elizabethan times, the house burst with life, love, and intrigue, as gentlemen schemed endlessly in the shadow of the Virgin Queen’s court. But now the house is dark, populated only by two darling twins, their ghastly Belgian aunt, and their father, whose grief for their departed mother is too powerful to bear. Into this grim environment steps Miss Alys Tetterman, a bright young governess with a disfiguring scar and secrets of her own. As she undertakes the education of the girls, she learns there is a long history of twins at Aberdar manor - and of brides dying young.