The Telegraph Proposal

The Telegraph Proposal

by Gina Welborn, Becca Whitham

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A Montana Brides Inspirational Romance
Book 3
In the rough and rugged Montana Territory, the journey to true love is filled with unexpected twists—and sweet rewards—for daring frontier women who faithfully believe every heart has a home . . .
With the help of the Archer Matrimonial Company, Yancey Palmer has finally put Hale Adams, the man she’s loved for ten years—sometimes not wisely or well—behind her. Yancey is so sure of her love for the man the agency matched her with, she readily promises a friend that she’ll help Hale with his mayoral campaign without chasing him.
Hale has also engaged the services of the matrimonial agency. He’s so pleased with one lady, he requests that she join him in Helena to commence a sixty-day courtship. But instead, the Archer ladies arrive in town to reveal the true identities of both Hale’s and Yancey’s matches: each other.  Can they look past their misunderstandings and hurt to see that they are still a perfect match?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420144017
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 10/29/2019
Series: A Montana Brides Romance Series , #3
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 200,309
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

GINA WELBORN is the bestselling author of sixteen inspirational romances. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers, and serves on the ACFW Foundation Board. Sharing her husband’s passion for the premier American sports car, she is a lifetime member of the National Corvette Museum and a founding member of the Southwest Oklahoma Corvette Club. Gina lives with her husband, three of their five children, several rabbits and guinea pigs, and a dog that doesn't realize rabbits and pigs are edible. Visit her online at
BECCA WHITHAM (WIT-um) Award-winning author, paper crafter, and Chai tea lover, Becca and her twelve-foot-long craft cabinet follow her husband of more than thirty years to wherever the army currently needs a chaplain. In between moves from one part of the country to the other, she writes stories of faith that touch the heart. She’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and winner of the 2018 Spur Award for Best Western Romance Novel. Connect with her online at

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The Telegraph Proposal 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
FHlady 11 days ago
Yancy Palmer decided at the age of 10 that Hale Adams was her true love when he stopped a boy from bullying her. It didn't matter that Hale was several years older and not in the least interested in her. She plagued him from that day on and let everyone know she was going to marry him. It is now many years later, and Yancy is trying to move on. But does life have something else in store for her? This was a truly delightful story. I enjoyed the humor and sweet romance that played out along it's pages. I appreciated how Yancy grew and matured as she realized that her stubborness and actions had hurt people as she relentlessly pursued Hale. Antonia's interference as part of her mother's matchmaking business had good intentions; but sometimes good intentions can lead to bad results. As Yancy worked with Hale on his campaign for mayor, they had a chance to develop a friendship that showed them what they had in common and how they made a good team supporting one another's strengths. Thank you to Welborn for developing a main male character who wore glasses with all the habits that develop in those who wear them! I think this is a first in all the books I have read! It made Hale so realistic. This books reads well as a stand alone as I have not read the first two books in the series, but the enjoyability of this one will definitely lead me to read the first two. Glad I discovered this new-to-me author. **I received a complimentary copy of this book from Zebra Publishing through NetGalley. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.
georgia1 12 days ago
A truly delightful story that grabbed my attention from the first. Young love is always hard, especially when you are ten years old and the object of your affection is older and you don't see them again for several years. But Yancey Palmer made up her mind she just had to get over Hale Adams and move on. Luckily through the Archer Matrimonial Company she had begun a correspondence with a man that truly seemed perfect! Hale Adams has decided to run in the Mayoral campaign. He'd also corresponded with a lady he was matched to through the Archer Matrimonial Company and just knew they would be perfect together. Or at least he hoped so. He wanted a home and family and be happy like his wonderful aunt and uncle. But fate, no make that Antonia, owner of said Matrimonial company when she heard Yancey's story about her love for Hale. She had them corresponding to each other but neither knew it was them! Such a sweet story as these two begin to be around each other.. There had been a lot of misunderstandings and as the two try to work their way through, can they find true happiness? This story just warmed my heart and cannot wait to read more! I read this through NetGallery and the Publisher. Lori D
Erin_Slocum 13 days ago
My Thoughts on The Telegraph Proposal: This is such a sweet book. Definitely one I would classify as a Christian romance novel. It’s not a historical novel in that there aren’t any major historic events going on but it is set back in time a bit. I am always intrigued by books that are written by more than one author. How do they collaborate? Does one write the dialogue from one person while the other does the other? Who comes up with the ideas? Do they write together or separate? All the questions run through my head and of course, I know they’re not getting answered, but that doesn’t stop me from asking them! Matchmaking! I love the concept of matchmaking. It’s such a fun and old fashioned approach. These two friends have long given up on romance. One pines for the other in fact. But instead, they both turn to a matchmaking service. Only the matchmaking service has decided they have a perfect match waiting for them! Each other! Hilarious! I really enjoyed watching this journey between the two coming to terms with who they are and how they can love the other. Hale definitely does not want to be matched with Yancey. He finds her annoying and has a nice long list of her wrongs. Yancey, on the other hand, has been smitten with Hale for over ten years! Can she convince him that she’s not the annoying spoiled girl he thinks she is? Watch as she gets to run his mayoral campaign to prove herself. I have voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from JustRead Publicity Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC regulations.
Phyllis_H 13 days ago
Great read! My rating is 4.5 stars Poor Yancey! She fell in love with Hale when she was ten and he rescued her from a bully. Throwing herself at him every chance she got, trying to make him jealous, and breaking up his courtship with her older sister only caused him to despise her. When I read the synopsis, I knew this would be a great story! It only hinted at the tangled web that had been woven for Hale and Yancey. I enjoyed reading this story. I felt deeply for Yancey's pain over Hale's rejection and especially for her grief when she found out the man who finally drew her affections away from Hale was none other than Hale. And he hated her and blamed her for being responsible for the deception! Contrary to what I expected, Yancey was a complex woman with a generous heart and a passion to serve. She had a great maturity and was wonderful in coming up with amazing ideas for Hale's campaign. And she had great wisdom that she was able to use to encourage her friends. I loved that she cared enough for Hale that she wasn't willing to accept his love when his heart wasn't ready. Unbeknownst to Hale and Yancey, while they worked on his campaign, their friends and family were embroiled in drama surrounding counterfeiting and human trafficking. The principals in this drama were known due to the way the story was written so it wasn't a mystery, yet it was unknown how things would work out. Hale suffered from mistrust and unforgiveness. He needed to be able to get past these and there is a spiritual component here as he learned how to let these things go. I felt a little lost at the beginning as events from the past were hinted at. This is likely because this is the first book in the series I have read or it could have been due to the way facets of their history were slowly revealed. So it might help reading this series in order. If you enjoy historical fiction with a spiritual element, then The Telegraph Proposal and the Montana Brides series is not to be missed! Read my review of The Telegraph Proposal by Gina Welborn and Becca Whitham at I was given a copy of this book. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.
Suzie_W 14 days ago
If you’ve read the previous two books in the Montana Brides series, The Telegraph Proposal gives you an opportunity to catch up with some familiar fictional friends. But don’t concern yourself if you haven’t, once you get to know some of the Helena, Montana characters, you’ll feel like a part of this group of people too. Yancey and Hale both carry misconceptions about each other. Yancey has put Hale on a pedestal for years. Hale has seen Yancey as annoying and selfish, avoiding her whenever possible. What neither of them has taken into consideration is that the other is human. Hale has made mistakes. Yancey has grown up. And when they correspond without realizing the truth of who they are writing to, some of those things come to light. There are some difficult, tragic moments in The Telegraph Proposal. There are also some silly, humorous scenes. There are growing pains for Yancey and Hale. And I appreciated how Gina Welborn and Becca Whitham didn’t avoid any of it because the and the bad, the forward progress and the steps back, the friendships and family all work together to shape these two characters. Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
Reader_Lady 14 days ago
Thanks goes to the publisher, via Net-Galley, for an advance reader copy of The Telegraph Proposal. This is a western romance set in Montana. My opinions are my own and are not influence in any way. The Telegraph Proposal is an enchanting story with delightful characters and an emotionally-charged plot. The pacing is good and kept my attention from the first page to the last. The authors’ writing is descriptive and painted an authentic picture of the times. Yancey Palmer’s character is vivacious and friendly. She enjoys life and it shows in her interaction with her friends. She’s finally ready to move on from her infatuation for Hale Adams, one she’s fostered for ten years. I loved her reaction when she finds out the man, she’s been corresponding with, is none other than Hale! Imagine Hale’s chagrin when he learns that the woman, he plans to wed, is Yancey Palmer, a woman who has been a thorn in his side for years. He accuses her of being behind the charade. He does not come across in the best light when he jumps to that conclusion! Hale’s uncle convinces him to let Yancey run his campaign for mayor of Helena. Can the two put aside their differences and work side by side to get him elected, or will their animosity ruin all? Hale Adams is an interesting hero. I liked him even when he was being bull-headed. Underneath, he is a good Christian man, just a bit too strong willed. As he spends time with Yancey, re realizes he has formed a great many misconceptions regarding Yancey’s character. I enjoyed the change in him, and it added a great deal to my enjoyment of this book. The romance blossoms slowly, but it’s no less rewarding for that. I liked the characters individually and as a couple. They worked well together, and I was glad when they found their happy ending. If you enjoy clean western romances with engaging characters and an intriguing plot, then you will like The Telegraph Proposal. This is the first book I’ve read by either author, but I will be looking at other books they have written. Happy reading!
TheBeccaFiles 15 days ago
While I find mail-order bride stories intriguing, I also admit that I tend to be very picky about them because it’s difficult to make the romance believable. The added twist to the premise of this novel had me instantly intrigued because it would eliminate at least part of what typically stunts the realism for me. I felt the romance thread was well-played and the conflict was thoroughly amusing. I admit to having a bit of difficulty keeping all of the characters straight in the beginning, but I know that at least part of that was because several of them existed in other books of the series. As the story progressed the character confusion smoothed itself out though and I was able to get into the story more. Overall I found this to be an enjoyable read and one that was easily able to hold my attention. I recommend to fans of historical fiction and mail-order brides. *I received a copy of this book through JustRead. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
AFerri 15 days ago
This is a well written book that holds your attention and keeps you turning the pages to see what happens next. This is book three in A Montana Brides Inspirational Romance series, now I want to read the first two. This book has drama, suspense, romance, and is full of emotions. It was a very good read. Thank you Kensington Books Zebra via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
Faye_reviews 15 days ago
Yancey Palmer has loved Hale Adams since she was a little girl, but she has finally put her crush on Hale to rest after the Archer Matrimonial Agency matches her with a mysterious man from Denver. She agrees to help Hale run for mayor in Helena, MT because she believes that she may be moving to Denver to start a life with Nathaniel St. John. Hale Adams has engaged the services of a matrimonial agency to help him find a bride, but none of the matches please him, and the ladies of the Archer Matrimonial Agency are almost at their wits end to find him a match, until they come up with a scheme. Hale has a predictable, but lonely schedule, working all day, then dining alone every day. But when the real identity of their matches are revealed, can they look past their past and misunderstanding to give love a chance? Though the third in the series, it can be read as a stand alone though there are wonderful references to previous characters in this book. An engaging tale of misunderstandings and miscommunication, Hale and Yancey are opposites who compliment each other well. Hale is more introverted, and tends to shy away from crowds and big social events, while Yancey is very personable, and natural in social situations. Hale and Yaney both bring out the best in each other, and their friendship rekindles naturally while they both assume that they are writing to someone else. Yancey really grows in her faith over the course of the book, and she encourages Hale to deal with pain from the past. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read, with great characters, engaging plot, and even a mystery on the side with an undercover counterfeit ring. I really liked the original plot, and how Yancey and Hale interact, with their differences becoming their strengths. I like how they both grow in their faith and as people. I loved every bit of it! I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.