Emma (Mail-Order Brides Club, #1)

Emma (Mail-Order Brides Club, #1)

by Ashley Merrick

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Emma (Mail-Order Brides Club, #1) by Ashley Merrick


A Sweet, Clean, Historical Romance about a Mail-Order Bride set in Boston and Montana.

Emma Byrne grew up in a Catholic orphanage in Boston, and her prospects are limited. She and her group of girlfriends, who all met in the orphanage, work as nannies, cooks, and live-in maids for rich familes and are barely getting by. When Emma's employer threatens her with losing her job if she doesn't submit to his very unwanted advances, she stumbles onto an opportunity to be a mail-order bride and decides that couldn't possibly be worse.

Except that the groom in question has no idea that his brother sent for a wife. When Emma arrives at the train station in Bozeman, MT, it's her groom's brother, Joshua and his wife, Hannah, that are there to greet her. Ethan is furious that his brother went behind his back and sent for a wife. He's still grieving from the unexpected death of his wife only a year earlier, and spends all his free time being a good father to his only child, Emily, who is four.

Montana is hugely different from Boston, and Emma is surprised that she immediately falls in love with the area. Though taken aback at first to discover that Ethan wasn't aware that she was coming, she's secretly relieved to have a little time to get to know him and her new home. She is also quite fascinated by his family. Ethan is the oldest of ten, and has eight brothers, all single except for Joshua. Emma develops an urge to play matchmaker and in book two, her best friend, Julia, comes West to meet the brothers.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151726160
Publisher: Ashley Merrick
Publication date: 01/14/2015
Series: Mail-Order Brides Club , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 22,221
File size: 299 KB

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EMMA (Mail-Order Brides Club, #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice story line and plot, but not original. Wish I knew it was to parts before I read it. I dont like leaving a book half read. But it was a nice story overall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great historical read. The author did a wonerful job of making it a believable story. Can't wait for part 2
Anonymous 4 months ago
Will read more of this author
Anonymous 6 months ago
I little short but sweet .
Anonymous 11 months ago
This book was easy to read and exciting. It had a good Christian focus and kept your attention. I enjoy the happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like reading this book looking forward to the next.
MariePalmer More than 1 year ago
Good story but very frustrating! These are lovely sweet historical romance books, with good plots BUT they need a good editor - there are numerous spelling mistakes, typos, incorrect names, etc which is very distracting. I have read Emma, Julia and Colleen but that by point I was completely frustrated with the typos and despite the good plots I have had to give up on this series, which is a shame because if they were proofed and corrected this would be a 5 star series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, and a tear jerkier. I could not put this book down. Looking forward to too more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice clean book, short, but enjoyable. I will continue to read this series. Mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very sweet, charming short story. I agree that this and you other mail order brides should be sold as a set. Enjoyed very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author did agreat job easy to read but hard to put down! Whish it was longer! I love long novels, this should be sold as abox set series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book to take you back in time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mail order bride but groom did't know. They come to love each other. Too short as other reviews have mentioned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A clean lovely romance. Just adored it! Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story It isn't often one reads a well written short story (50 pages) but this one is. The author managed to get more in those few pages than many other authors achieve in hundreds of pages. Emma was working in a wealthy home in Boston when the husband demanded extra duties from her or she be fired. At the time jobs were scarce, especially for women. Emma was an orphan so she had no one to turn to other than other girls she knew from the orphanage. One of them told her about the woman who oversaw the orphanage that had just started a mail order bride business. Emma was desperate go get away from her employer so went to see the lady. She was surprised to learn the lady had just received one request which appeared to be perfect for Emma. The drawback was it was out in Montana. Emma accepted. It took Emma three weeks to arrive and when she did she discovered the man had not requested a bride but his older brother and sister-in-law did on his behalf. He was a widower with a three-year old daughter. He decided if she wanted to marry him it would be with the understanding there would not be any extra "benefits." The story is indeed a sweet one and although one can feel the sexual tensions the author is savvy enough to get the meaning across without resorting to explicit words. The only reason it was a 4-star was because it was too short. I have not had luck with sequels as they are extremely short in order to sell the next sequel and have not come close to the quality of their original stories. Hopefully, in this case, they will be as good as or even better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
58 pages that should not be even free
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very short book. Ok book for free. Needs to expand on story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok but a bit rushed and had the feeling of it having been written by a teenager. It is a giod plot but needed more....just more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for book #2.