Central City Brides

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 85 ratings

The Dancing Bride Publisher's Summary

From the day she was born, Rita Baxter's mother encouraged her to follow her heart. Filled with innocent dreams and faith that her hard work training to be a Prima Ballerina on New York's bright stage will lead to fortune and fame, Rita is crushed when she loses her mother and must take a job dancing in a burlesque chorus line to keep a roof over her head. Witnessing a brutal murder is the last straw. The police promise to keep her safe, but Rita has learned to be a realist. Determined to escape the Irish gang that wants her dead and start a new life for herself, Rita heads to Colorado Territory as a mail-order bride.

Jack Colton struck gold in his Central City mine, but the dark recesses of the mine mirror the lonely, dark places in his heart. He longs for a wife and family, but the only women in town interested in a hard former soldier like him aren't really interested in him at all. Tired of being pursued for his newfound wealth, Jack decides to take a chance on a mail-order bride from New York. She's supposed to be petite and beautiful, a dancer who will bring color and warmth into his cold life.

Sparks fly when they meet, both hopeful for a bright future. But murder is a poison and it followed Rita all the way from New York. Jack thought his killing days were over, but when an assassin arrives to destroy everything Jack will stop at nothing to protect his new wife...no matter the cost.

©2017 Cynthia Woolf (P)2017 Cynthia Woolf
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  • Book 1

    • The Dancing Bride

    • Central City Brides, Volume 1
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Beth Kesler
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    From the day she was born, Rita Baxter's mother encouraged her to follow her heart. Filled with innocent dreams and faith that her hard work training to be a Prima Ballerina on New York's bright stage will lead to fortune and fame, Rita is crushed when she loses her mother and must take a job dancing in a burlesque chorus line to keep a roof over her head. Witnessing a brutal murder is the last straw. The police promise to keep her safe, but Rita has learned to be a realist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jack Can't Love! Can He?

    • By Cinderella 7 on 07-19-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 2

    • The Sapphire Bride

    • Central City Brides, Book 2
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Beth Kesler
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Ava Lewis is a jewelry maker, the only woman jeweler where she works or that she knows in the business. Ava opens her door to find her brother who immediately falls unconscious to the floor. When she gets him awake and onto the sofa, he tells her he's dying, wounded by a poisoned blade. He demands that she take his pouch full of jewels and run. The only option she sees is to sign up as a mail-order bride under an assumed name, Jane Smith.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Who is After Ava?

    • By Cinderella 7 on 07-19-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 3

    • The Irish Bride

    • Central City Brides, Book 3
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Beth Kesler
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Erin O'Toole is no stranger to violence. Growing up surrounded by one of the most powerful gangs in New York, Erin learned how to survive. But when her little brother is killed in a gang war, Erin swears she'll never be part of her father's world. Desperate to escape the pain of her loss and a future she doesn't want, she risks everything to become a mail-order bride.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Henry Sends For a Mail Order Bride!

    • By Cinderella 7 on 07-19-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 4

    • The Pretender Bride

    • Central City Brides, Book 4
    • By: Cynthia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Beth Kesler
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Lost and alone after her stepfather is murdered on the streets of New York, Katie takes her two young siblings and claims them as her own. Pretending to be a widow, she flees to Colorado Territory as a mail-order bride and into the arms of the handsome gunsmith, Robert Wallace. The attraction is instant, but just when things are looking up for her, the past comes calling - and Katie discovers harsh truths about her stepfather that put everything at risk. Her stepfather had secrets, and they're not done with her yet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can Love Survive a Lie?

    • By Cinderella 7 on 07-10-18

    Regular price: $19.95