A Lantern In The Window [NOOK Book]

Overview

Ever wondered what it might be like to be a mail order bride? Or the groom, already married to a woman he’s never laid eyes on?On the Canadian prairies in 1886, having a mail order romance wasn’t unusual. Noah Ferguson desperately needed help on his farm. Annie Tompkins knew she couldn’t go on working in Lazenby’s cotton mill.
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A Lantern In The Window

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Overview

Ever wondered what it might be like to be a mail order bride? Or the groom, already married to a woman he’s never laid eyes on?On the Canadian prairies in 1886, having a mail order romance wasn’t unusual. Noah Ferguson desperately needed help on his farm. Annie Tompkins knew she couldn’t go on working in Lazenby’s cotton mill.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045059770
  • Publisher: Bobby Hutchinson
  • Publication date: 10/19/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 103,084
  • File size: 297 KB

Meet the Author

Bobby Hutchinson was born in a small town in interior British Columbia in 1940. Her father was an underground coal miner, her mother a housewife, and both were storytellers. Learning to read was the most significant event in her early life.She married young and had three sons. Her middle son was deaf, and he taught her patience. She divorced and worked at various odd jobs, directing traffic around construction sites, day caring challenged children, selling fabric by the pound at a remnant store.She mortgaged her house and bought the store, took her sewing machine to work, and began to sew a dress a day. The dresses sold. The fabric didn’t, so she hired four seamstresses and turned the store into a handmade clothing boutique.After twelve successful years, she sold the business and decided to run a marathon. Training was a huge bore, so she made up a story as she ran, about Pheiddipedes, the first marathoner. She copied it down and sent it to the Chatelaine short story contest, won first prize, finished the Vancouver marathon, and became a writer. It was a hell of a lot easier than running.She married again and divorced again, writing all the while, mostly romances, (which she obviously needs to learn a lot about,) and now has more than fifty-five published books.She decided she needed something to do in the morning in her spare time, so she opened her first B&B, Blue Collar, in Vancouver, B.C. After five successful years, she moved home to the small coal mining town of Sparwood, where she now operates the reincarnated version of the Blue Collar.She's currently working on three or four or eight more books. She has six enchanting grandchildren. She lives alone, apart from guests, meditates, bikes, reads incessantly, and writes.She likes a quote by Dolly Parton: “Decide who you are, and then do it on purpose.”
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2012

    Good Feeling Short Read

    Year 1885

    Annie has answered an advertisement for a wife by Noah F. in western Canada. She is travelling with her "daughter" when they meet up at the train depot. Annie was not all that honest when she wrote to Noah about herself, and it is time to be honest.

    Noah has dealt with the death of his wife Molly and his infant son Jeremy, and he is now dealing with his father who sufferred a seizure and is paralyzed on his right side. He needs a wife, and finally meets with the woman who answered his ad...even if she is nothing like her descriptions in their letters.

    Now months after the arrival, Annie develops strong feelings for her husband, Noah. But will Noah move on from his past with a deceased wife and son, or will he shut Annie and her little sister out along with everything else?

    Almost 200 pages

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    darn

    this started out as a good story of what it was like to be a mail order bride in the early days of settling the country. but the author must have felt we couldn't understand the 'first' time in the marriage act and had to give a very descriptive scene. I had to delete

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Wont go past sample

    I paid for book twice still wont to past page 17. Very disappointed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

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