A past so dark, it can't be lifted?
Lena Jenkins hides her past from everyone she comes across. Shamed and overwhelmed by the perceived negativity, she is close to making a vow to never let anyone near her heart again; for no one could ever love a soiled dove.
Quint Morris has eyes for the beautiful Lena, but his own troubled history drives him to the saloon more often than it does toward the woman who calls to his heart.
Will Quint and Lena overcome the trauma and hurt caused by a past they can no more control than they can change or will they go their separate ways, forever being alone?
This is a clean and wholesome American mail order bride story that will give you that warm happy feeling you get from reading a sweet romance.
Jemima is a big, tall, and round woman who keeps a pistol and a short club tucked in her leather belt. She is prepared for the rude and crude men who occupy Sawyerville. She hopes to marry someone, but is prepared to carry on with her life as is if she doesn't find someone.
Abraham is one fellow who feels like many men -- that Sawyerville is no place for a respectable woman. They want saloon girls--not the marryin' type. But when he becomes seriously injured in a logging accident, he changes his ideas after having to depend upon a woman to nurse him through his recovery.
Lucky for him, Jemima was assigned to help him. And also lucky for him, she knows a thing or two about nursing someone back to good health.
After experiencing thehealing hand of a woman and her companionship, will Abraham have a change of heart about women in Sawyerville? ...
Vienne is trying desperately to support herself and her six-month-old baby when she is threatened with having baby Cooper taken away. A promising mail order bride advertisement causes her to flee to Oregon.
Her "intended" only finds out he is about to be married the day before she arrives, discovering that his meddling father had placed an advert for a bride without his even knowing about it.
It is not long before Pop Otis has his own surprise to deal with though, and is bitten by the "love bug" too when a winning woman sweeps him off his feet.
The county fair furnishes them all with prizes galore, but it is the two blue-ribbon brides who win the day!
HISTORICAL WESTERN ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY OF SHORT STORIES
Trouble and tragedy seems to follow Adeline, especially after losing both of her parents. Now a widow with a small child, the tax collector has come for her one material possession... her house. Andrew, her neighbor realizes that with his name on the property, she can avoid a foreclosure. They decide to get married in order stave off the bankers with the idea that they would have the marriage annulled in the winter.
Secretly, Andrew has pined for Adeline but he didn't want her like this. He fulfills his obligation to protect her and her son financially until his admiration for the beautiful woman turns into something he can no longer hide. When the time comes to annul their marriage, will they both have second thoughts?