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Publisher's Summary

Marlie Kane needs salvation. Not just for herself but for her three brothers, two of whom can’t stay sober long enough to pay rent in Boston. When their landlord tells Marlie that her only way to make money is to sell her body, she’s praying for a miracle and willing to try anything to get away. 

Graham Evans is the cooper and carpenter of the town of Gilgamesh in Lazarus County. After losing his wife to diphtheria, he came to New Mexico to forget his past. He’d long since given up on love but is surprised by the happiness his friend Nate has found with his mail-order bride. Ready to throw the dice, he puts out a matrimonial ad himself.

Graham is hardly prepared for Marlie’s three brothers to show up in Lazarus County with her. The whole town is shocked by the arrival of other outsiders, who think that the family owes them something. Their plans to take it out of Marlie’s flesh lead to a confrontation and a decision by Graham that changes his life forever.

Amber Seraph is proud to present her second story of the town of Gilgamesh in Lazarus County. It’s a place she’ll keep visiting and hopes you will, too. 

©2018 Prickly Pear Books (P)2018 Prickly Pear Books

What listeners say about Lazarus County Mail Order Brides, Part Two: Western Redemption

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Graham & Maria

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Audible review. Dual POV. Book 2 of 4 in the Lazarus County Mail Order Brides series. Advertised as a 1 hour 40 minute read, listened at speed 1.50 for 1 hour 7 minutes. I enjoyed the narrators pace and clear voice, I didn't like her Irish accent, and there were a few mistakes (doubled dialogue & multiple pronunciations of several names) that needed better editing. I'm not certain if the narrator didn't remember the names as she pronounced them or if the author spelled them different ways (Evie/Elvie, Sillito/Stillito, King/Kean/Kane). Rated PG for threats of violence and physical intimidation from a baliff/debt collector. Trigger warnings: death by diphtheria; hidden identity; and a debt owed.

Maria and her brothers run from a collector with evil intent to New Mexico after Maria answered Graham's mail order bride ad. Graham decided to put an ad out for a mail order bride after Nate was successful with it. Graham and the town protected Maria even though she and her brothers lied about their true identities. Graham and Maria are married by the final page. Character update from book one: Nate and Ellen are expecting a baby. JP

2nd listen: 13JAN22

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Love this story!!!

Loved the characters! Loved the discription of city life and of the west. Wow what a way of life back then... I have to remember there were no cell phones or computers. They had to wait for the mail

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within its genre, stellar

Book 2 in a series. While there is a two references to characters and events of the first, the story stands well on its own.

In a way, this story is slightly better than the first. The "conflict" is more real, the characters cut from actual "homesteaders" cloth and the "romance" a bit more tangible. While still so wholesome I fear for hyperglycemia, it is a lovely and decent story.

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Enjoyable, relaxing reading

Great read!! Short enough that it doesnt drag, yet active enough you dont get lost in all the happenings. Characters were real sounding. The narrator read with expression. Kept making me want more!!!

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Good book in the series

Good book in the series. Characters are great and the narrator was fantastic. It is a well thought out series

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  • 10-30-19

A very short romance

The characters in this story are very interesting. This is an enjoyable short book. The narration and writing is good.

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great to listen to

This narration was great. Great story, wonderful characters, very well written. An enjoyable listen! Grab your copy right now!

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Graham and Marlee!

What happens when your brothers can't make the rent? Maria finds herself in a predicament and needs to find a solution before she has to pay in an unsuitable way. She finds herself writing to a man in Gilgamesh, New Mexico in hopes of becoming a mail order bride and possibly bringing her brothers along. Graham is looking for happiness after losing his wife. Seeing his friend happy with his mail order bride, he decides to give it a try. When Maria and Graham finally meet, will there be sparks? This is a sweet story, one of hope and love. I love listening to the letters, and Graham's reaction of Maria's was so compassionate, I fell for him then. It's another great installment to this series.

Charley Ongel continues the narration bringing her wonderful voices to the story. She adds a whole new layer to the series with her storytelling and creates hours of listening entertainment.

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Lazarus County Mail Order Brides, Part Two

This historical romance story describes the old days in the west when times were tough and it was hard to find work. Maria seems really brave to travel to New Mexico with her brothers to start a new life. It was a very enjoyable story.