The Brides of San Francisco

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 176 ratings

Nellie Publisher's Summary

Nellie Wallace is a young widow with two children. In post-Civil War New York, the men are scarce and none want the burden of a wife with children. Her dead husband's family is wealthy, and cruel. Desperate to escape their influence, and eager for a home, a husband, and a stable life for her children, Nellie decides to make a new life in San Francisco as a mail-order bride.

Saloon owner Blake Malone is a bachelor and likes it that way. He worked hard for everything he has, but the San Francisco City Council won't approve his plans to build a family emporium unless he is a family man himself. The solution? A mail-order bride from New York who will bring him a ready-made family, stability, and the council's approval.

Blake expects his future wife to care for his home and, other than helping him impress the city council, to stay out of his business. He expects life as usual. What he gets is an unexpected desire to win Nellie's heart, a dangerous threat to his new bride, and a rich benefactor determined to steal his new family out from under him. Blake believed his battle for success a hard one. But he will discover that the battle to win Nellie's heart and keep his family safe is going to take everything he's got.

©2014 Cynthia Woolf (P)2015 Cynthia Woolf
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  • Book 1

    • Nellie

    • The Brides of San Francisco Book 1
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Lia Frederick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Nellie Wallace is a young widow with two children. In post-Civil War New York, the men are scarce and none want the burden of a wife with children. Her dead husband's family is wealthy, and cruel. Desperate to escape their influence, and eager for a home, a husband, and a stable life for her children, Nellie decides to make a new life in San Francisco as a mail-order bride.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Meeka on 03-02-16
    • The Brides of San Francisco Book 1
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Lia Frederick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 07-10-15
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 105 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Annie

    • The Brides of San Francisco, Volume 2
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Lia Frederick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Annie Markum grew up with a Bible in one hand and a disapproving father holding the other. At 22 she dared to dream of a different life and risked everything to become a mail order bride. One year later she finds herself on a friend's doorstep, penniless, pregnant, and a widow. Her husband was an honorable, churchgoing man, and she believes her father will allow her to come home. To get back to her father in New York will take money she doesn't have. She's got no choice but to accept work as a cook in a local saloon.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Same thing

    • By Diana kadamus on 03-15-17
    • The Brides of San Francisco, Volume 2
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Lia Frederick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 07-20-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Cora

    • The Brides of San Francisco Book 3
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Lia Frederick
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Cora Jones has a dilemma. She was engaged to be married but her fiancé Asa Woods was killed in the Civil War. She'd never been madly in love with Asa, but she did care for him deeply and grieved his loss. When she stopped grieving she decided she wanted to put everything behind her and became a mail order bride for Harry Belcher.

    • The Brides of San Francisco Book 3
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Lia Frederick
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 08-05-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 4

    • Sophia

    • The Brides of San Francisco, Book 4
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Lia Frederick
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Working long hours in a New York City bakery is not at all what Sophia Hayes had planned for her life. When her fiancé breaks their engagement to marry her thinner, blonder, more beautiful sister, Sophia knows it is time to do something drastic, something completely unexpected. All she's ever wanted is to have a husband and family of her own. Agreeing to be a mail-order bride seems the perfect answer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Finding Love

    • By Martha Dunlap on 09-06-17
    • The Brides of San Francisco, Book 4
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Lia Frederick
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 03-01-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 5

    • Amelia

    • The Brides of San Francisco, Book 5
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Lia Frederick
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Amelia James grew up performing on the stage. Her stunning voice made her the darling of New York's theater district since she was 15. She's never been more than an asset to her mother, never been just a woman to the young up-and-coming men who want to use her to advance their own careers. Amelia loves to sing, but is willing to give up fame, fortune, and her future on the stage for just one thing...love. Convinced she'll never find what she needs in New York, she makes the decision to leave her life behind and travel to the other side of the country as a mail order bride.

    • The Brides of San Francisco, Book 5
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Lia Frederick
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 04-11-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95