The year is 1871 and Frederica decides to become a Mail Order Bride after being threatened by her parents to be sent to a labor camp to earn money for the family.
Frederica Deane is the overworked daughter of a poor family in Lowell, Massachusetts. Although she does her best to keep calm, after an outburst her parents begin pressuring her to work in the textile mills. Knowing about the atrocious ways workers are treated, Frederica is adamantly against it. She comes across a mail-order bride advertisement by a bachelor named Joshua Maloney and wastes no time in leaving to Grand Island, NE to meet him. The couple’s marriage starts off rocky but becomes worse as pregnant Frederica is forced to care for another child left on their doorstep. After becoming sick, she enlists the help of Dr. Ruffus O'Brien and a maid, Gretchen Milford. When Joshua returns from a trip, he becomes jealous of O'Brien’s closeness to Frederica. Their relationship is put further to the test as their valuables go missing, the birth date moves closer, and a snowstorm hits the town.
***These Mail Order Bride Books Are Sweet, Clean, Christian Historical Western, Short Romance Stories ***