Hope's Crossing (Woolf)

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 100 ratings

The Hunter Bride Publisher's Summary

Five years ago, a band of outlaws murdered Josephine Shafter's parents and younger brother. Desperate for vengeance, Jo has spent every day since serving the law as a bounty hunter. But the trouble with justice served is that now that her family's killer has been brought in, she has nothing to do and no one to hunt. She decides it may be time for a new life and a fresh start. She longs for the arms of a strong man around her, and for a child of her own. But the Chicago dandies don't know how to kiss a woman who is tougher than they are. Jo decides her best chance at happiness is to head out West, to the wild Montana territory, to start a new life as a mail order bride.

Sam Longworth has been the Sheriff of Hope's Crossing, Montana for two miserable years. He was much happier roaming the untamed plains as a bounty hunter, bringing outlaws to justice. But that was no life for a husband or father, and his wife wanted him home, safe and sound, every night. Forced into marriage, theirs had never been a love match, but he thought warming her bed every night would be enough. Instead she left him and took a stagecoach to rendezvous with her childhood sweetheart. She vowed never to return, and died on the journey.

Plagued by guilt over her death, Sam doesn't need a woman's love, he just needs a wife. He orders a mail order bride, a woman who won't make too many demands, who can build a home and give him children. Josephine fits his life perfectly, until danger follows her to her new home and he realizes she's keeping secrets that could get them both killed. Trust is a hard road for two lost souls used to keeping secrets, and their new and fragile love might not be strong enough to survive what's coming.

©2015 Cynthia Woolf (P)2016 Cynthia Woolf
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  • Book 1

    • The Hunter Bride

    • Hope's Crossing, Book 1
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Lia Frederick
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Five years ago, a band of outlaws murdered Josephine Shafter's parents and younger brother. Desperate for vengeance, Jo has spent every day since serving the law as a bounty hunter. But the trouble with justice served is that now that her family's killer has been brought in, she has nothing to do and no one to hunt. She decides it may be time for a new life and a fresh start. She longs for the arms of a strong man around her, and for a child of her own. But the Chicago dandies don't know how to kiss a woman who is tougher than they are.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cliched

    • By Cindy H. on 04-03-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 2

    • The Replacement Bride

    • Hope's Crossing, Book 2
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Lia Frederick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Jesse Donovan spent the last four years chasing gold, hoping to convince his New York fiancée to join him. He's now rich, successful, and eager for his wife-to-be to make the trip out west. But now that it's time to travel to Hope's Crossing and marry Jesse, the New York socialite sends him a letter informing him of her intention to marry another. Heartbroken and lonely, Jesse contacts Matchmaker & Co. for a mail order bride.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jessie sends for a Bride?

    • By Cinderella 7 on 07-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Stolen Bride

    • Hope's Crossing, Book 3
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Lia Frederick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Isabella Latham's callous father sold her into marriage to settle a gambling debt. Rather than face life with a cruel man more than twice her age, she runs from New York and becomes a mail-order bride. Bella's dreams are simple. All she needs to be happy is a home, children, and an honorable man to love her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Will Bella Be Saved?

    • By Cinderella 7 on 07-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • The Unexpected Bride

    • Hope's Crossing, Book 4
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Lia Frederick
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Alice Carter found herself a widow, her doctor husband murdered as he left the hospital where he worked. Alice, too, is a doctor and thought she wouldn't have any trouble finding a position with the hospital where her husband had been so well regarded. She was wrong. Seems no one wanted a female doctor, especially one in mourning. Seeing no other way out, Alice becomes a mail-order bride to a doctor in Hope's Crossing in the Montana Territory. Can Alice and Jeremiah have a future when ghosts from her past still hold her heart?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Will Dreams Come True?<br />

    • By Cinderella 7 on 07-22-18

    Regular price: $14.95