Mail-Order Brides of Oak Grove: An Anthology

Mail-Order Brides of Oak Grove: An Anthology

by Lauri Robinson, Kathryn Albright

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ISBN-13: 9780373299317
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Series: Oak Grove
Edition description: Original
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 669,170
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lauri Robinson lives in Minnesota where she and her husband spend every spare moment with their three grown sons and their families—spoiling the grandchildren. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and Northern Lights Writers. Along with volunteering for several organizations, she is a diehard Elvis and NASCAR fan. Her favorite getaway location is along the Canadian Border of Northern Minnesota on the land homesteaded by her great-grandfather.

Kathryn Albright grew up in San Diego where she sets many of her western historical romances. A Golden Heart finalist and recipient of the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, her stories celebrate courage and hope and love with a dash of adventure. She now lives in the rural Midwest.

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Mail-Order Brides of Oak Grove: An Anthology 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
gmcootie 23 days ago
Mail Order Brides of Oak Grove is two sweet love stories about twin sisters in the Wild West written by two authors: Surprise Bride for the Cowboy by Lauri Robinson features Mary, the responsible “older” sister, while Taming the Runaway Bride by Kathryn Albright features Maggie, who likes to do as she wants, not as she’s told. Mary and Maggie have recently lost their father, who took them from town to town selling his miraculous tonic. Their lives were interesting but not very stable. With their father gone they have no way to survive except to continue to do what they know – brew up and sell more tonic. Big catch, though, they don’t have a permit to sell the tonic; women aren’t allowed to get a permit. They are arrested and given a choice: stay in jail or go to Oak Grove as mail order brides. They choose Oak Grove, although they have no intention of getting married, now or possibly ever. Once they arrive in Oak Grove the fun begins. Maggie jumps off the train, right into the arms of Steve Putnam, who doesn’t ever intend to get married either. Maggie stays on the train with the other brides but ends up darting around town trying to avoid the persistent hopeful grooms and run smack into Jackson Miller, another dedicated bachelor. Mail Order Brides is a fun book, with pretty, willful women, strong yet innocent and handsome, sexy men and a boisterous group of people, mostly wanting to make Oak Grove a better town. I love historical romance, not only for the happy ever afters but also for the history lessons cleverly woven in. It was interesting to get a glimpse into ranch life and to read about the constraints on women in those times, sent off to marry men they don’t know, start entirely new lives, and without many rights at all. I hope there will be many more books in this series as there are many more brides to get to know. I received a copy of Mail Order Brides from author Kathryn Albright but I was not required to provide a review. All opinions are my own. I loved Mail Order Brides and you will too.
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Lattebooks More than 1 year ago
What a page turner! The banter between the characters is just so engaging and fun. Mary and Steve have sparks fly and I loved watching them tip toe around each other. Maggie was hilarious in how she kept popping up in Jackson's life! The twins cracked me up and I loved that I felt the bond between the two. They had such great personalities and hearts of gold. Such a neat way to write both ladies stories and have them entwined. Each story had twists and turns that made it such a bookshelf keeper! I feel I can't even begin to describe parts without giving something away. Beautifully written and I loved the angle of the mail-order-bride part - a neat twist!!