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Bride by Arrangement
     

Bride by Arrangement

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by Ruth Ann Nordin, Janet Syas Nitsick
 

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In Ruth Ann Nordin's story The Purchased Bride:

Ada Wilcox never thought her brother would answer a mail-order bride ad on her behalf. Worse, he's sold her--sight unseen--to a complete stranger. As she travels to Nebraska, she doesn't know whether to be angry with her brother or scared about the uncertain future looming before her.

Pete Kelly never

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In Ruth Ann Nordin's story The Purchased Bride:

Ada Wilcox never thought her brother would answer a mail-order bride ad on her behalf. Worse, he's sold her--sight unseen--to a complete stranger. As she travels to Nebraska, she doesn't know whether to be angry with her brother or scared about the uncertain future looming before her.

Pete Kelly never thought he'd marry. Then one day his brother brings him a woman to marry, and the loneliness that plagued him for years in his quiet world is finally at an end. But the gift he was given might be quickly taken away if he doesn't act in time to keep it.

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Janet Syas Nitsick's story She Came by Train:


She Came by Train to a desolate land in the spring of 1876. With mixed feelings, Opal Preston steps onto the platform to meet her employer, Alexander Boyer. She accepts his hand and climbs into his wagon to begin her role as the governess of his two children. As she executes her duties, she wonders how she’ll cope without the finery she left behind. Soon two men are vying for her affections. Alex cannot imagine his life without her and looks for a way to convince her to stay in Nebraska. But a preacher from Virginia also is smitten with her and offers to take her back to Virginia. She Came by Train, but only her heart can determine if she’ll return that way.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148932772
Publisher:
Parchment & Plume, LLC
Publication date:
12/19/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
259,605
File size:
549 KB

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Bride by Arrangement 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yet another great read. I absolutely loved Pete's story and his 'dark-haired beauty'. I actually enjoyed the second story also, especially where they went back to the main characters from the first story, to give a lovely ending to both books. I felt both author's complimented each other rather well.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Bride by Arrangement Anthology by Ruth Ann Nordin and Janet Syas Nitsick Two women leave their homes in Virginia to travel the unknown. What and who will they find in Lincoln, Nebraska? One is to marry a stranger and the other is a governess. One has gone willingly, the other one has not. Two different backgrounds and yet this adventures builds a lasting friendship. The Purchased Bride by Ruth Ann Nordin Ada Wilcox is not happy. Her brother Sam has sold her to some man. She could be traveling to end up in a brothel somewhere in Nebraska for all she knows. Blessedly, she don't. Pete Kelly is more than anyone thinks him to be. His brother just considers him childlike and unable to run his own life. No one sees how lonely he is. Pete could rival John from Loving Eliza for my heart. Ruth really knows how to make a special hero. Loved this story. **Sexual content within marriage She Came by Train by Janet Syas Nitsick Opal Preston did not want to leave her beloved Virginia. She loved the flowers and trees and just everything. It seemed best to take a governess job to lighten the load on her father. So she left her father, sister and brothers and headed to Lincoln, Nebraska. Alexander Boyer owned a bank in Lincoln, a widower with two children. After the beautiful, but high society, governess comes to their home he wonders about his choice. And why he seems to be whistling and smiling more. Or why he feels the need to have their butler deliver fresh flowers to her room every morning after the handsome traveling minister comes to town. I enjoyed both of these stories. Had to wipe my eyes a wee bit for both of them. Especially when a decision is made that means loving someone is to do what's best for them. Even to the point of letting them go. Published by Parchment & Plume, LLC
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved pete's story. His dark haired beauty ;) love it! The second story was good, but I just fell in love with the first one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purchased Bride - an enjoyable read with likable characters and an interesting plot. Not your average romance. A must read for Nordin fans. 4 stars She Came by Train - NOT an enjoyable read. Uptight prudish characters that spent too much time quoting scripture. Several of the so called bible verses are not even in the bible! 1 star Sorry Ruth Ann but I am giving this book an overall rating of 3. I hope you don't pair up with this other author again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purchased bride was good. She came on a train was boring. Girl meets boy, throw in another boy for lil tension original couple declare their love , the end. The characters in this book overlap the previous book so entire conversations are repeated
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recomnend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ENJOYED STORY VERY MUCH
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, admittedly the first half more than the second, though the two stories blended well together. The couple in the first book were sweet and everything you come to expect of a Ruth Ann Nordin book. Able to stand on its own, the characters were fleshed out in the space she was allotted. Janet Syas' characters were also good, but I felt for the amount of space she had, it needed more. Still, it was a good read, a quick one as well. The authors' voices blended well together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Did not read the second series in this sabme book. It just seemed to repeating itself. Thank-you T
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed these two stories. The characters were great. I loved the first story better because I thought the writing was much more developed. The second story was somewhat simple but still good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked how the two stories interconnected. First story was best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pete was so gentle and loving would really like more on this couple it was a great read
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I thoroughly enjoyed this anthology. "The Purchased Bride" was very well-written, and I love the storyline. A young woman enters a marriage of convenience after her brother "sold" her for money in order to raise their other siblings. The story depicts her struggles and perseverance in getting to know her new husband in the face of his disabilities. I admire the character for not giving up when confronted by so much opposition. There were a couple of sex scenes, but it did not detract from the story, and they were within the bounds of marriage. "She Came By Train" was another well-written book. The story depicts a Southern woman that hires on as a governess for two young children. She is torn between her feelings for the widower that she works for and the traveling evangelist (that is also from the South). If she chooses the evangelist, she can return to her homeland. I was a little confused as to why she had to leave the South in the first place and travel to a job so far away...I felt the author could have developed this a little better. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This was a clean novel. These two authors did a great job in meshing the two storylines together, so that everything just flowed. **This copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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mcclintock74450 More than 1 year ago
Ms Nordin has written another exceptional book. Bride By Arrangement is a collaboration with Ms Nitsick. The book is actually in two parts, written about two women, Ada and Opal, on their way to Lincoln, Nebraska. Ada is a mail order bride and Opal is to a governess. The first half of the book is about Ada's story and the last half is Opal's story, each writing style compliments the other. The characters are well written. The reader feels their emotions: joy/laughter, love/loss, or sorrow/sadness. The contrasting descriptions of Virginia with its lush beauty to Nebraska and it's austere beauty affects the reader as if we were standing in the midst of it all. Another well written book and look forward to reading many more of their books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed both of these books.