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Mail-Order Christmas Brides Boxed Set: Mail-Order Mistletoe Brides\Mail-Order Holiday Brides


Jillian Hart - 2014
    Enjoy three romances of adventure and faith in one great bundle! A little girl longs for a new mother for Christmas so she convinces her single father to advertise for a mail-order wife, whose arrival offers them the chance to forge a real family. A would-be bride discovers her intended groom has abandoned her before she even arrives but then she unexpectedly falls for the groom's brother. A gruff rancher's marriage offer to a widowed single mother is based solely on convenience…until it becomes a matter of the heart. This bundle includes: MAIL-ORDER CHRISTMAS BRIDES MAIL-ORDER HOLIDAY BRIDES MAIL-ORDER MISTLETOE BRIDES

A Texas Christmas


Cathy Marie Hake - 2015
    Bridget O'Keefe leaves Chicago to teach Indian orphans and quickly experiences the hostility the Comanche face from locals like Seth Krueger who blame them for the death of his parents. Mary "Polly" Jessup holds onto a promise of marriage made five years ago, but when Joey Carpenter returns from law school with a new outlook and new girlfriend, her future hopes are dashed. Charlsey Ames can rope, ride, and work the ranch with the men and never thought she'd be attracted to accountant Harold Miller III, a citified tenderfoot. Travis McCoy is a nomadic photographer with no time to put down roots, find a wife, and raise a family. But then he meets the unconventional Vivian Sager.Lacey Mather’s delicious cooking is warming many hearts and stomachs—especially those of a closed-mouth blacksmith. But she has no plans to stay in Texas. An expert tracker, the plain Bessie Mae is content unmarried, until Texas Ranger Josef Mueller rides into town, trailing a wanted man.

The Stagecoach Bride


Mary L. Briggs - 2012
    Six months of exchanging letters has convinced Charlotte's heart that Justice is the man God intends for her. But God seems to have other plans, when Charlotte is kidnapped from the stagecoach to Black Well by a man determined to show her the truth about her beloved fiancée. Sam Anderson holds honesty and integrity above all else. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring Justice Fletcher to the punishment he deserves–even if it means kidnapping the man's fiancé. A woman who touches his heart in a most unexpected way, Charlotte Turner is more than Sam bargains for in his quest for justice. Will he open his heart and hear what God has to say, or is he too bent on revenge?

Prairie Christmas


Catherine Palmer - 2000
    Each new story by these favorite authors celebrates faith, love, and the joy of Christmas. Each story is followed by a letter from the author and a favorite Christmas recipe. Readers of the Town Called Hope series will love Palmer's novella "A Rose for Lucy."The Christmas Bridem by Catherine PalmerReforming Seneca Jones by Elizabeth WhiteWishful Thinking by Peggy Stoks

A Pioneer Christmas Collection


Lauraine SnellingAnna Carrie Urquhart - 2013
    Faced with primitive lodgings--a cave, a dugout, a sod house, a barn--settlers face their first Christmas in a new land with both trepidation and hope. From the mountains of North Carolina to the woods of Michigan, across the plains of Oklahoma and deserts of Arizona, these settlers soon learned that wherever the heart dwells, Christmas and romance can find a place to call home.In this exclusive collection of nine Christmas romances, readers will relive a pioneer Christmas with all its challenges and delights as penned by some of Christian fiction's beloved authors, including bestselling authors Margaret Brownley and Lauraine Snelling.1781 North Carolina - Defending Truth by Shannon McNear1820 Ohio - The Calling by Kathleen Fuller1830 Michigan Territory - A Silent Night by Anna Urquhart1862 Nebraska Territory - A Pony Express Christmas by Margaret Brownley1867 Arizona Territory - A Christmas Castle by Cynthia Hickey1875 Dakota Territory - The Cowboy's Angel by Lauraine Snelling1885 Dakota Territory - A Badlands Christmas by Marcia Gruver1889 Oklahoma Territory - Buckskin Bride by Vickie McDonough1897 Alaska - The Gold Rush Christmas by Michelle UleFilled with inspiration and faith, each story will become a treasure to be enjoyed again each holiday season.

The Yuletide Angel


Sandra Ardoin - 2014
    Dubbed The Yuletide Angel, no one knows the identity of this mysterious benefactor. No one, except Hugh Barnes, a confirmed bachelor who finds himself drawn to the outwardly shy but inwardly bold Violet Madison, a young woman who risks her safety to help others. When Violet confesses her fear of eviction from her childhood home, Hugh longs to rescue her. His good intentions are thwarted, however, when Hugh's estranged brother shows up in town ... and in Violet's company. But Violet faces an even bigger threat. A phantom figure lurks in the shadows, prepared to clip the wings of The Yuletide Angel.

Christmas Mail-Order Brides: Four Mail-Order Brides Travel the Transcontinental Railroad in Search of Love


Carrie Turansky - 2010
    Annika arrives in Wyoming to discover her intended is missing. Jolie’s journey to Nevada is derailed by disaster. Elizabeth carries a load of secrets to Nebraska. And Amelia travels to California to wrap up her final attempts at matchmaking. Will the holiday season be the ticket to spark love in unexpected ways?A TRUSTING HEART by Carrie TuranskySwedish immigrant Annika Bergstrom travels to Wyoming as a mail order bride, but when her prospective groom, Chase Simms, disappears, she finds herself falling in love with his brother Daniel. Will she take hold of her chance for love, or wait for the man she has promised to marry?THE PRODIGAL GROOM by Vickie McDonoughJolie Addams is 18 and must leave the orphanage she grew up in. The headmaster has arranged for her to work for a lecherous benefactor. She decides to become a mail-order bride to escape what she fears would be a dreadful existence. But on the way to Nevada, her stage is robbed. She and a wounded passenger are stranded. They are rescued the next day, but Jolie’s intended refuses to marry her after she spent the night alone with Clay Jackson. She and Clay are forced to marry. Can a relationship and love grow from such an awful beginning?HIDDEN HEARTS by Therese StenzelAfter facing a series of tragic events, Elizabeth Lariby agrees to become a mail-order bride. Hoping to build a new life in Nebraska, she is determined to hide her grief-stricken heart from her new husband. Driven to be a success, Zane Michaels quietly obtains a wife through a mail-order bride society, but feels he must hide his past and his recent wealth from his new wife. When their secrets are revealed, will their fledgling marriage survive?MRS. MAYBERRY MEETS HER MATCH by Susan Page Davis Amelia Mayberry’s rewarding career as a matchmaker is winding down. She’d like to close shop and spend her sunset years in peace. There’s only one unfinished piece of business—an unsatisfied customer for whom she needs to set things right. The question is: will Lennox Bailey allow her to make amends?

Mail Order Holly


Charlotte Dearing - 2020
    She travels to Copper Creek a few short weeks before Christmas. Along the way, she’s asked to take a bundle of letters to a certain cowboy in Copper Creek. They’re from another mail order bride who’s had a change of heart.The journey seems endless. Holly peeks at the letters, reads one, and then another. She can’t resist learning more about the Barstow family.When she arrives, there’s no one to greet her. She fears that her husband has jilted her. Stranded, alone on the train platform, she accepts help from a rugged cowboy.None other than Jacob Barstow, the man whose letters she read.Jacob Barstow never expects to inherit his uncle’s ranch. His dream to raise and train horses is almost in reach. But his uncle left a marriage clause. If Jacob wants the ranch he’ll need to take a wife by Christmas. And if he doesn’t marry, the family land will go to his uncle’s lawyer.

A Highlander for Christmas


Jamie Carie - 2013
    In the face of her parents’ rejection she realizes that a single stolen kiss could cost her everything. Sent to her aunt and uncle’s home in Scotland, she finds something in the rugged highland beauty that steals her heart…and a highland man, who seems her other half. Iain MacLeon, chieftain of the clan MacLeon, has one thing on his mind in a time where politics are like a tempest brewing—sheep. He loves his people and his land but he didn’t know he also needed a woman to share the load. And then he sees her…the flame-haired Englishwoman who steals his heart and holds it hostage against all his beliefs and all he holds dear. But how will he persuade his clan to love her as he does?

The Grace That Leads Us Home


Kim Vogel Sawyer - 2013
    But with life handing her challenge after challenge, will her faith crack under the strain? Or will a kind stranger be able to offer refuge that Alice and her two small children so desperately need?

Christmas at Dove Creek


Scarlett Dunn - 2016
    And Lily Starr is determined to shepherd a helpless group of outcasts from Texas to Wyoming by Christmas—including a pregnant woman whose blessed event is drawing near. So encountering handsome Thorpe Turlow along the dangerous trail is a welcome unexpected gift, for he's as formidable as he is reserved. Besides, understanding this gentle, secretly wounded man is another challenge Lily isn't about to resist...   After the heartbreak he's found, Thorpe just wants to retreat to his peaceful Dove Creek ranch. But he's never met anyone as resourceful and straightforward as Lily. Somehow, she's reigniting his faith and giving him the courage to trust again. And if they survive the arduous trip ahead, he'll do whatever it takes to give her a lifetime of joy and love…

Sagebrush Christmas


Birdie L. Etchison - 2005
    Cal Rutledge, the cowboy who buried Abby and saved the baby's life, is drawn to the spirited Jess. She is turning the sleepy town upside down with talk of a Christmas program, a church, a school, and most important, a fight for custody of the baby. But does Jess have room in her ambitions for a simple cowboy? Is the Lord's plan for Cal and Jess to share a sagebrush Christmas, then part ways? Or could he have a life in store for them that surpasses all they thought the desert could provide? Fall in love with this inspiring love story and our entire collection of Christian romance novels from Heartsong Presents!

Wyoming


Colleen Coble - 1988
    Men join the military to defend the frontier, while their women support them - striving to keep families together no matter what the hardship. Only after she agrees to marry another man does Sarah Montgomery realize her fiance was not killed in the Civil War. Fort Laramie is Where Leads the Heart, but does love still await her? Abandoned and pregnant, Emmie Croftner leaves her gossip-filled hometown, seeking refuge with old friends on the Plains of Promise. Can a gentle lieutenant convince her that all men are not the same? For Jessica DuBois, privileged daughter of an army officer, The Heart Answers only to money and male attention. But when her world changes, can she prove herself a woman of substance - worthy of a righteous man's notice? Thanks to her sister's meddling, Bessie Randall discovers that she is now married by proxy to Jasper Mendenhall. Shocked, Bessie travels to Fort Bridger to learn To Love a Stranger - and experiences the surprising things God has in store for them both. Discover love, faith, and adventure in the forts of frontier Wyoming.

A Log Cabin Christmas Collection


Wanda E. BrunstetterLiz Tolsma - 2011
    Discover how rough-hewed shelters become a home in which faith, hope, and love can flourish. Marvel in the blessings of Christmas celebrations without the trappings of modern commercialism where the true meaning of the day shines through. And treasure this exclusive collection of nine Christmas romances penned by some of Christian fiction’s best-selling authors."Snow Angel" by Margret Brownley"The Chistmas Secret" by Wanda E. Brunstetter"Christmas Traps and Trimmings" by Kelly Eileen Hake"A Star in the Night" by Liz Johnson"The Courting Quilt" by Jane Kirkpatrick"Under His Wings" by Liz Tolsma"The Dogtrot Christmas" by Michelle Ule"A Grand County Christmas" by Debra Ullrick"Christmas Service" by Erica Vetsch

Marriage by Mail


Jan Holly - 2015
    Longing for adventure, she arrives in northern California to meet her handsome husband to be, Charles, a blacksmith with a heart of gold who yearns for a wife. As they fall in love and learn what marriage truly is, they rely on their faith in God and help from their neighbors to see them through. A heartwarming and inspirational tale of grace and faith, Marriage by Mail is a sweet, historical, Western, Christian romance of just over 40,000 words.