Unexpected Brides

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 190 ratings

Love by the Letter Publisher's Summary

A 2014 Carol Award winner for Best Novella.

Dex Stanton has never had much time for book learning. He's been too busy helping to provide for his family. Now that he's heading West, Dex is hoping to start a family of his own. However, his attempt to acquire a mail-order bride fails miserably when the lady writes back ridiculing his terrible spelling. Rachel Oliver may be the last person he wants to know what a dunce he is, but she's also the smartest woman in town - and it's clear he needs her help.

Rachel Oliver has lingered in town for three years secretly mooning over Dex Stanton, but now, she's done. If the fool wants to write to a mail-order bride company, so be it. Once she begins giving Dex lessons, however, Rachel realizes she may not be prepared to give up just yet.

As their time together runs short, can two of the most stubborn people in town set aside their pride long enough to find love?

Love by the Letter includes an extended sneak peek at A Bride for Keeps. Love by the Letter is the prequel novella for the Unexpected Brides series.

©2013 Melissa Jagears (P)2019 Two Words Publishing, LLC
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  • Book 0.5

    • Love by the Letter

    • Unexpected Brides
    • By: Melissa Jagears
    • Narrated by: Suzie Althens
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
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    Dex Stanton has never had much time for book learning. He's been too busy helping to provide for his family. Now that he's heading West, Dex is hoping to start a family of his own. However, his attempt to acquire a mail-order bride fails miserably when the lady writes back ridiculing his terrible spelling. Rachel Oliver may be the last person he wants to know what a dunce he is, but she's also the smartest woman in town - and it's clear he needs her help. 

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  • Book 1

    • A Bride For Keeps

    • Unexpected Brides, Book 1
    • By: Melissa Jagears
    • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Although Everett Cline can hardly keep up with the demands of his homestead, he won't humiliate himself by looking for a helpmate ever again--not after being jilted by three mail-order brides. When a well-meaning neighbor goes behind his back to bring yet another mail-order bride to town, he has good reason to doubt it will work, especially after getting a glimpse at the woman in question. She's the prettiest woman he's ever seen, and it's just not possible she's there to marry a simple homesteader like him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Solid first book in a series worth a credit

    • By Kat5 on 12-28-14

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  • Book 2

    • A Bride in Store

    • By: Melissa Jagears
    • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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    Impatient to meet her intended groom and help him grow his general store, mail-order bride Eliza Cantrell sets out on her travels a week early. But her plan goes sadly awry when her train is held up by robbers who steal her dowry, and Axel, her groom-to-be, isn't even in town when she finally arrives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By A+D on 07-11-18

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  • Book 3

    • A Bride at Last

    • By: Melissa Jagears
    • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    Abandoned by his mail-order bride, Silas Jonesey has fought an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true, and his estranged wife has contacted him with her whereabouts. Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but upon realizing she'd been deceived about her intended groom, she's now settled into life as a schoolteacher. When the mother of a student passes away, Kate assumes she'll take on care of nine-year-old Anthony - until two men suddenly show up in town, claiming to be the boy's father.

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    • Bride at Last!

    • By A+D on 07-21-18

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