The Immigrant Brides Collection: 9 Stories Celebrate Settling in America

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Lofty dreams of a new and better life lured untold thousands to America between 1775 and 1906. Among those “huddled masses yearning to be free” are nine displaced individuals dumped upon American soil and trying to figure out how to pursue happiness, make a home, and secure love. Journey with them through this beautifully packaged collection of nine romances by top Christian authors, including Judith Miller.

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The Immigrant Brides Collection: 9 Stories Celebrate Settling in America

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Overview

Lofty dreams of a new and better life lured untold thousands to America between 1775 and 1906. Among those “huddled masses yearning to be free” are nine displaced individuals dumped upon American soil and trying to figure out how to pursue happiness, make a home, and secure love. Journey with them through this beautifully packaged collection of nine romances by top Christian authors, including Judith Miller.

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Editorial Reviews

goodreads.com - Larik Burci

Amazing stories that portray real straggle and effort it took to make America into what it is today. Plus interesting customs and traditions from different countries. And of course true all- sacrificial love. I loved them all, cried, worried, and laughed with each character. I hope you will enjoy these stories as much as I did!!
Splashes of Joy - Joy Hannabass

Eight awesome and talented authors write nine heartwarming novellas. Each of these bride immigrated to the United States from several different countries. Each story is heartwarming, you will laugh and you will cry with the characters as they struggle to fit in with their new families and environment.
Seeking with all Yur Heart - Lisa Johnson

 Each of these short stories shares the hopes, dreams and sometimes heartaches of those coming to America from other lands.  I loved reading the various plots, scenes and characters as each author painted different aspects of faith in their story.
Irene's Christian Reviews - Irene Grove

There are multiple stories in the book and each one is unique. I enjoyed each story and thought they were all well written. 

I really liked how the stories included a diverse group of women. I did not expect that when picking up the book. The women are all written with intriguing personalities and interesting story lines. I would recommend this book for anyone looking for some small stories that are enjoyable to read. You can choose to read one or a few and not spend too much time. I highly recommend this collection and hope each author continues to write other stories like these!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781624162435
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 523,495
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author


IRENE BRAND is a lifelong resident of West Virginia, where she lives with her husband, Rod. Irene's first inspirational romance was published in 1984, and since that time she has had multiple books published. She is the author of four non-fiction books, various devotional materials, and her writings have appeared in numerous historical, religious, and general magazines. Irene became a Christian at the age of eleven and continues to be actively involved in her local church. Before retiring in 1989 to devote full time to freelance writing, Irene taught for 23 years in secondary public schools. Many of her books have been inspired while traveling to 49 of the United States and 24 foreign countries.

Kristy Dykes—wife to Rev. Milton Dykes, mother to two beautiful young women, grandmother, and native Floridian—was author of hundreds of articles, a weekly cooking column, short stories, and novels. She was also a public speaker whose favorite topic was on "How to Love Your Husband." Her goal in writing was to "make them laugh, make them cry, and make them wait" (a Charles Dickens’s quote). She passed away from this life in 2008.


NANCY J. FARRIER is an award-winning author of numerous books, articles, short stories, and devotions living in Southern California. She is married and the mother of five children and one grandson. Nancy feels called to share her faith with other through her writing.

PAMELA GRIFFIN lives in Texas with her family. She fully gave her life to Christ in 1988 after a rebellious young adulthood and owes the fact that she’s still alive today to an all-loving and forgiving God and to a mother who steadfastly prayed and had faith that God could bring her wayward daughter “home.” Pamela’s main goal in writing Christian romance is to help and encourage those who do know the Lord and to plant a seed of hope in those who don’t.

JoAnn lives on the Minnesota prairie which is a setting for many of her stories. Once a full-time CPA,  JoAnn now spends most of her time researching and writing. JoAnn has published historical nonfiction books for children and several novels with Barbour Publishing in the Heartsong Presents line as well as the American Adventure and Sisters in Time series for children. Several of her novellas are included in CBA best-selling anthologies by Barbour Publishing. JoAnn’s love of history developed when she worked at an historical restoration in North Carolina for five years. She enjoys researching and weaving her fictional characters’ lives into historical backgrounds and events. JoAnn believes that readers can receive a message of salvation and encouragement from well-crafted fiction. She captivates and addresses the deeper meaning between life and faith.

Sally Laity considers it a joy to know that the Lord can touch other hearts through her stories. She has written both historical and contemporary novels, including a co-authored series for Tyndale House and another for Barbour Publishing, nine Heartsong Romances, and twelve Barbour novellas. Her favorite pastimes include quilting for her church’s Prayer Quilt Ministry and scrapbooking. She makes her home in the beautiful Tehachapi Mountains of southern California with her husband of fifty years and enjoys being a grandma and great-grandma. 

JUDITH MCCOY MILLER is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her novels, many of which have appeared on the CBA bestseller lists. Judy makes her home in Topeka, Kansas.

In first grade, Janet Spaeth was asked to write a summary of a story about a family making maple syrup. She wrote all during class, through morning recess, lunch, and afternoon recess, and asked to stay after school. When the teacher pointed out that a summary was supposed to be shorter than the original story, Janet explained that she didn’t feel the readers knew the characters well enough, so she was expanding on what was in the first-grade reader. Thus a writer was born. She lives in the Midwest and loves to travel, but to her, the happiest word in the English language is home.

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  • Posted October 23, 2013

    These story collections are like assorted boxes of chocolate. I

    These story collections are like assorted boxes of chocolate. I open them up and sigh with satisfaction as I recognize some of my favorite authors - in this case Nancy Farrier, Judith Miller, and Janet Spaeth. And then there's the joy of discovering new authors. What a treat! This collection has some settings and ethnic groups not usually featured in CBA fiction: Acadians in early New Orleans, Mexicans in 1854 Tucson, and Chinese in San Francisco. An eloquent reminder of this country's diverse origins - and a lot more fun than a textbook!

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  • Posted September 5, 2013

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    Nine authors team up in their new book, ¿The Immigrant Brides Co

    Nine authors team up in their new book, “The Immigrant Brides Collection” published by Barbour Publishing Inc. to give us nine Historical Romances that celebrate settling in America.




    From the back cover:  Seeking second chances




    Lofty dreams of a new and better life lured untold thousands to America between 1775 and 1906. Among those “huddled masses yearning to be free” are nine displaced individuals dumped upon American soil and are trying to discover how to pursue happiness, make a home, and secure love.




    A displaced Acadian in “Capucine: Home to My Heart” by Janet Spaeth
    A Hessian soldier in “The Angel of Nuremberg” by Irene Brand
    An indentured servant in “Freedom’s Cry” by Pamela Griffin
    A Mexican Loyalist in “Blessed Land” by Nancy J. Farrier
    A Swedish immigrant in “Prairie Schoolmarm” by JoAnn A. Grote
    A Chinese slave in “The Golden Chord” by Judith Miller
    A desperate Scottish widow in “I Take Thee, a Stranger” by Kristy Dukes
    A homeless Irish servant in “Promises Kept” by Sally Laity
    A Chinese orphan in “The Blessing Basket” by Judith Miller
    From the four corners of the globe they came, placing their hopes on the American dream.  Can they truly find the new life they desire and the freedom to let their hearts soar in love and faith?




    “The Immigrant Brides Collection” is great fun to read.  Each story, though different, gives you the sights and sounds and feel of giving up your native country to begin a new life in America.  This is a book where you wrap yourself in a cozy blanket, make yourself comfortable in your favorite chair and have warm cider to drink as you savor each story.  All the stories are so well written and the romance is perfect, tender not overboard or forced.  Through the different stories about immigrants from different countries we learn that we are all the same, we all have hopes and dreams and it is wonderful to see how, in each story, the characters realize those dreams.  I enjoyed this book and look forward to more collections like this.




    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Barbour Publishing Inc.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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