Crawford Family

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 155 ratings

Train Station Bride: Prairie Romance Publisher's Summary

Crawford Family Series: Book 1 - 1887 Debutante, Julia Crawford endures a lifetime of subtle ridicule as the plump, silly daughter of a premiere Boston family. Julia strikes out on her own to gain independence, traveling to the Midwest to marry an aging shopkeeper and care for his mother. Julia finds her new home rough and uncivilized after the sophistication of a big city, while closely held secrets threaten to ruin Julia’s one chance at love.

Jake Shelling was sixteen and grew up quick when his parents died from influenza on the South Dakota prairie. Left with a half-cleared farm and two young sisters, he spent little time on his own needs . . . until now. At thirty-five, he figured it was high time to have some sons and a mail order bride would suit him just fine. No expectations of love, just a helpmate from sturdy stock, ready for farm life.

Will fate and chance play a trick on Julia and Jake?

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  • Book 1

    • Train Station Bride: Prairie Romance

    • Crawford Family, Book 1
    • By: Holly Bush
    • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    1887. Debutante Julia Crawford endures a lifetime of subtle ridicule as the plump, silly daughter of a premiere Boston family. Julia strikes out on her own to gain independence, traveling to the Midwest to marry an aging shopkeeper and care for his mother. Julia finds her new home rough and uncivilized after the sophistication of a big city, while closely held secrets threaten to ruin Julia's one chance at love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unique Twist to Mail Order Bride Books

    • By Lady M on 06-20-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Contract to Wed

    • Crawford Family Book 2
    • By: Holly Bush
    • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Max Shelby made his fortune in oil wells and cattle but lost the love of his life the day his wife died, over 10 years ago. Now, his happy, carefree, little girl needs instruction and guidance as she grows into a young lady and his dream of becoming a senator from his adopted state of Texas seems out of reach with few political or social connections. The right wife would solve both problems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Learning to let go and live again

    • By Cyn on 01-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2.5

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  • Book 3

    • Her Safe Harbor

    • Crawford Family, Book 3
    • By: Holly Bush
    • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    1893. Jennifer Crawford, the peacekeeper in a well-to-do Boston family rife with anger, deceit, and even treachery, was born to solve mathematical mysteries at a time when women are only beginning to venture from home and into the world of commerce and politics. Beautiful and shy, she struggles to find the courage to face a scheming mother and guide a father denying their familial dysfunction, hesitant to traverse the volatile economics banks are facing at the turn of the 20th century.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • this is not a clean romance book

    • By Martha on 12-31-16

    Regular price: $19.95