The Mail-Order Bride

The Mail-Order Bride

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by Daris Howard
     
 

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It was to be the big day for Eli. His fiancée, Molly, was coming in on a ship. Two years earlier, unable to find work in England, he had headed for America. His ship was caught in a storm, and he ended up, not in Pennsylvania as he planned, but in Newfoundland.
But that was all behind him now. He had written to Molly every day for the two years, and now she

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It was to be the big day for Eli. His fiancée, Molly, was coming in on a ship. Two years earlier, unable to find work in England, he had headed for America. His ship was caught in a storm, and he ended up, not in Pennsylvania as he planned, but in Newfoundland.
But that was all behind him now. He had written to Molly every day for the two years, and now she was coming so they could be married.
But Eli was in for a surprise. Unknown to him, Molly had married. She had bought him a mail-order bride, and Eli's life was going to suddenly take an unexpected twist.

This is a fun story about differences of culture, love, and life. The play based on this book is winner of many awards and has been produced internationally. This is a story you won’t want to miss.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044553286
Publisher:
Daris Howard
Publication date:
03/27/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
711,380
File size:
336 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Daris Howard is an author and playwright who grew up on a farm in rural Idaho. He associated with many colorful characters including cowboys, farmers, lumberjacks and others. Besides his work on the farm he has worked as a cowboy and a mechanic. He was a state champion athlete and competed in college athletics. He also lived for eighteen months in New York. Daris and his wife, Donna, have ten children and were foster parents for several years. He has also worked in scouting and cub scouts, at one time having 18 boys in his scout troop. His plays, musicals, and books build on the characters of those he has associated with, along with his many experiences, to bring his work to life. Daris is a math professor and his classes are well known for the stories he tells to liven up discussion and to help bring across the points he is trying to teach. His scripts and books are much like his stories, full of humor and inspiration. He and his family have enjoyed running a summer community theatre where he gets a chance to premiere his theatrical works and rework them to make them better. His published plays and books can be seen at http://www.darishoward.com. He has plays translated into German and French and his work has been done in many countries around the world. In the last few years, Daris has started writing books and short stories. He writes a popular news column called Life’s Outtakes, that consists of weekly short stories and is published in various newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and Canada including Country, Horizons, and Family Living.

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The Mail-Order Bride 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've spoken to many people with accents or who speak broken english over the years. The way the author has Anya speaking is super annoying and after several chapters it hit me. She speaks like Elmo. "Eli ask Anya question, Anya answer Eli question now. Anya speak Good english. Eli marry Anya ?" It's not broken english so much as it is just baby talk. The implication is that she is middle eastern since she arrives in a veil with only her eyes showing but her speech and her behavior don't reflect that. I find it hard to believe that a woman who is that covered up has no problem getting an instant wardrobe makeover and linking arms with a man. She states she's not allowed to interact or speak to men that aren't family members. God, it's just not believeable and I really want to like this story. The premise is good, so much potential. Either the author did zero research or decided to take complete creative license. Whatever the case it's distracting and I can't get lost in the story like I can when something is well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From a godly man's point of view, back when life was both simpler and much harder. This book gives you inspiration.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The bride arrives cloaked and veiled, with only her eyes showing. We are never told which country she is from, but it's a real culture clash between the world she has known, where women are subserviant to men and sold as property, and the world of Newfoundland, where the man who is horrified to discover she has become his property lives. The story moves a bit slowly at times, but this is a fascinating look at how culture and upbringing influence our expectations in life. It certainly made me appreciate the many gifts I've been given that I take for granted every day, such as freedom and equality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story willmake you smile .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tame but touching. Well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Funny, sweet and funny. Recommend it highly!