Christmas Mail-Order Brides: Four Mail-Order Brides Travel the Transcontinental Railroad in Search of Love

Christmas Mail-Order Brides: Four Mail-Order Brides Travel the Transcontinental Railroad in Search of Love

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by Susan Page Davis, Vickie McDonough, Therese Stenzel, Carrie Turansky
     
 

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Ride the transcontinental railroad as marriage arrives by mail-order—and just in time for Christmas. Annika arrives in Wyoming to discover her intended is missing. Jolie’s journey to Nevada is derailed by disaster. Elizabeth carries a load of secrets to Nebraska. And Amelia travels to California to wrap up her final attempts at matchmaking. Will the

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Ride the transcontinental railroad as marriage arrives by mail-order—and just in time for Christmas. Annika arrives in Wyoming to discover her intended is missing. Jolie’s journey to Nevada is derailed by disaster. Elizabeth carries a load of secrets to Nebraska. And Amelia travels to California to wrap up her final attempts at matchmaking. Will the holiday season be the ticket to spark love in unexpected ways?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602609693
Publisher:
Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Romancing America
Edition description:
Four-in-One
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Page Davis is the author of more than fifty novels, in the romance, mystery, suspense, and historical romance genres. A Maine native, she now lives in western Kentucky with her husband, Jim, a retired news editor. They are the parents of six, and the grandparents of ten fantastic kids. She is a past winner of the Carol Award, the Will Rogers Medallion for Western Fiction, and the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award. Susan was named Favorite Author of the Year in the 18th Annual Heartsong Awards. Visit her website at: www.susanpagedavis.com.

Bestselling author Vickie McDonough grew up wanting to marry a rancher, but instead married a computer geek who is scared of horses. She now lives out her dreams in her fictional stories about ranchers, cowboys, lawmen, and others living in the Old West. Vickie is the award-winning author of thirty-five published books and novellas. Her novels include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series, and Gabriel’s Atonement, Book 1 in her Land Rush Dreams series.
Vickie has been married thirty-nine years to Robert. They have four grown sons, one of whom is married, and a precocious eight-year-old granddaughter. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, antiquing, watching movies, and traveling. To learn more about Vickie’s books or to sign up for her newsletter, visit her website: www.vickiemcdonough.com
 

Therese Stenzel enjoys staying home with her children in Oklahoma, where she and her husband making their home. Obsessed with English history, English tea, and reading historical novels, she writes historical novels full-time.

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Christmas Mail-Order Brides 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
BookReviewsByMolly More than 1 year ago
Book 1: A Trusting Heart by Carrie Turansky I loved this novella in this collection! Carrie Turansky's characters instantly draw you in, as you travel with Annika from Chicago to Laramie on a train as a mail order bride to meet an unknown fiance. I loved reading her story and falling in love with sweet little Mariah, Daniel and even the cook, Song Li. God's love and a message of trusting your heart to lead you on the right path, are among these beautiful pages as Annika follows her heart to become a Christmas mail order bride. Book 2: The Prodigal Groom by Vickie McDonough Another sweet novella! I love it, and I love Vickie's work. She used tender characters who loved God wholeheartedly to pull me into the middle of Cedar Springs, just as she did with her amazing novel, The Anonymous Bride. Just like the Biblical prodigal son, Jolie's husband (not the one who sent for her, either!) has returned home a changed man, with a new wife. Will Jolie and Clay have a Christmas miracle of forgiveness and acceptance from Clay's father? This sweet Christmas novella should NOT be missed! Book 3:Hidden Hearts by Therese Stenzel As with the first two books in this collection, Hidden Hearts was a wonderful Christmas read. Therese Stenzel is a new-to-me author whom has TREMENDOUS writing skills. Reading Elisabeth and Zane's story, as Zane sent for a mail order bride, despite the secrets that he held deep inside, and Elisabeth, with a few secrets of her own, was sent to Zane through Mrs. Mayberry's Matrimonial Society for Christians of Moral Character. There was just enough secret twists in this story to make it a tad bit suspenseful! Watching these strangers marry in convenience, especially during the holidays, warms my heart, because you get to witness the magic of Christmas, and the hand of God and His unconditional love! This story was captivating and added a beautiful depth to this Christmas collection! Book 4: Mrs. Mayberry Meets Her Match by Susan Paige Davis I knew, based upon reading the other wonderful books by Susan Page Davis that this book would make a wonderful conclusion to this collection of Christmas novellas. It certainly didn't disappoint! After matching all the tender characters in the first 3 books, Mrs. Mayberry has decided it's time to end her business.....but she has one final client she MUST go and take care of, for she seemed to have failed him in her previous efforts to match him with a mail order bride. But, does God have something in mind for this sweet widow at Christmas when she arrives to take care of this family friend and client? I loved reading about Mrs. Mayberry after reading all her efforts of matchmaking! Definitely a wonderfully, sweet Christmas conclusion! Well, do you think you can guess my thoughts on this book? In case you can't, I'll tell you. Definitely 5 star praises for these 4 terrific authors! Highly recommended for Christmas lovers or to give as Christmas gifts.
DNunley 6 months ago
I thoroughly enjoyed all 4 stories. If I had to choose one favorite I do not think I could. They were all well written with unique story lines. I recommend to young and old.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Very religion based
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommed this collection of great 19th century Christian romances. These women put their Faith in God into action by becoming mail-order brides. God rewarded them with the love of Godly men & loving families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved all the stories in book. Held interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vety short stories. Sweet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice, enjoyable Christmas stories.
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