Wow! Our authors have really been busy writing and publishing books this past month. Here is what we published in November:
Train Wreck in Jubilee Springs (Coll. 3 Zina Abbott’s Sweethearts of Jubilee Springs)
Christmas is coming, and the newest brides on the train to Jubilee Springs are caught in a train wreck when the locomotive crashes into an avalanche covering the tracks.
Two Sisters and the Christmas Groom – Kate Flanagan is coming to marry miner Michael O’Hare who lives in the same town as her sister, Annie. As Michael gets to know Annie and then meets Kate, he soon faces a dilemma.
Nathan’s Nurse – Now the father Dahlia Greenleaf has nursed for years has died, she plans to start a new life as a mail-order bride. Just before she boards the train, she learns her groom is in a coma due to a mine collapse injury. Encouraged to marry by proxy so she can ....
Kate’s Railroad Chef –The train wreck is not all that disrupts Kate’s life. As
she turns to her rescuer, Garland McAllister, for advice, she realizes his dream
of becoming a chef closely aligns with her own dream of baking for others. She
helps him start the Jubilee Diner. Only, the railroad has other plans ....
Enjoy this boxset of three related stories previously published as singles.
Released November 5, 2021
Apple Pandowdy by Alice: Old Timey Holiday Kitchen Book 8
By Kimberly Grist
Alice Connelly agrees to participate in a new matchmaking project organized by her pastor and the orphanage's matron. She can find no peace accepting a role as a mail-order bride
and instead becomes the first volunteer to accept a job in a local restaurant and relocate to Carrie Town, Texas.
She hopes the experience will help her to discover what she wants in life. But in a town where single men outnumber women thirty to one, she’s more confused than ever. Determined to put her skills as a baker to use, she plans a holiday dinner for the diner featuring a crowd pleasing deep-dished spiced apple dessert
Can an itinerant mail-order bride find her recipe for her happily ever after?
Released November 8, 2021
Wren's Wooer : Westward Home & Hearts Book 24
by Marisa Masterson
Wren Donaldson rejects her wooer, wanting him to only be her good friend. When Mildred Crenshaw, her mother's cousin, sends "the perfect groom" to Wren, she begins to realize
her dream man already proposed. Too bad she rejected him. Her rejected wooer has moved on to another girl--or has he?
And what about the man sent by the matchmaking cousin? What desperate and dangerous measures will her mail-order groom do so he marries Wren?
Released November 9, 2021
A Child's Faith : Keepers of the Light Book 16
1892, Tacoma, Washington
Elin Kristiansen has her hands full as a single mother following the tragic death of her husband in a shipwreck off the rocky coast of the Pacific Northwest. Thankfully, the U.S. government has recognized the need for a lighthouse at Brown’s Point, and Elin couldn’t be more pleased when her father accepts the position of Keeper. However, she just can’t seem to bring herself to accompany him on his weekly rowboat trips to the station to tend the lamp – and what’s more, the mere thought of Finn, her son, setting foot on board sets her insides churning.
Elin knows her father keeps hoping she’ll get over the terror that washes over her every time she considers braving the waters, but she's starting to have doubts. When she gets into an argument with Finn over his adamant wish to learn how to swim, she can’t possibly trust the handsome captain who offers to instruct him and vows to keep him safe – or can she?
Released November 9
A Christmas Wish for Clara: Mail-Order Brides' First Christmas Book 7
Clara Gibbs has wanted nothing more than a husband and family her whole life, but not one bachelor in Norcross Georgia had ever shown any interest in her until now. She had spent most of her youth taking care of her ailing father, only to find out upon his death that he was the very reason that every suitor had kept a distance from her. Now that she was well over twenty-five years old, the only one who shows her interest is an older bachelor with a known penchant for vice but somehow promises the holidays have made him a better man. Regardless, he's not exactly the prince she's been wishing for, and her only escape is to trust a family friend who knows of a younger man out west in need of a bride.
Clyde Wheeler has just inherited a ranch... or rather, debt. And the bank has come to call. His only way to get his loan approved is to marry the banker's daughter. But part of him would rather die than give the man the satisfaction....
Released November 10
Gold Rush Bride Della: Gold Rush Brides Book 6
By Linda Carroll-Bradd
The mining camp in the San Bernardino Mountains is the latest in a long line of gold fields Della Wolfe and her brother have been dragged to by their father. She clings to a vague memory of living in a house with a flower garden and vows to mine enough to buy such a place of her own. Instead, she has to endure living in canvas tents or poorly built shacks. Since the death of her mother, her father calls her Del and insists Della wears trousers, binds her breasts, and wears a slouch hat to keep others from taking notice that she’s female. The amount Brendan and Gerhard are mining would be enough if Gerhard didn’t gamble away half their earnings.
Harte Thorley is only working a gold claim to earn $200 to pay off his father’s debt on the family farm to provide his mother and sisters a safe place to live. Then he’ll dig enough nuggets from the creek bed so he can open a store. He envies the family mining the adjacent claim because they help each other while he does everything himself and drops onto his bedroll exhausted every night. Instead of sleep, he can only think about the dark-haired woman nearby who passes as a man. Getting close to his monetary goal, he needs a plan for securing his claim while he delivers the money off the mountain.
First, Della’s father is jailed after a barroom brawl then her brother joins a group of malcontents. Left on her own, Della turns to Harte for help. A marriage of convenience is the solution--she receives Harte’s protection and he’s guaranteed a continued presence on his claim. But thrown together into close quarters causes a new set of problems. Will trust and dependence turn into caring, or will the pair go their separate ways when they achieve their own goals?
Released November 11, 2021
Clear Creek Brides Book Collection One: Sweet Historical Western Romances
Enjoy this book collection of the first four books in Kit Morgan's Clear Creek Bride series. Let the matchmaking begin!
Watch out Clear Creek! Leona Riley and Betsy Quinn are coming for a visit. And when they do, chaos ensues. But the mothers of Clear Creek are growing desperate. Many have unmarried daughters and sons and niether seem interested in the other! What's the matter with the young folks in town? Aren't they interested in marriage? Come to find out they're interested all right, just not in anyone from Clear Creek. But as there's no such thing as mail-order husbands, the young women, some of which are already considered spinsters, are going to have to take a second look at what's available in their hometown. The question is, how to get them to look. Can Leona and Betsy make them see reason, let alone the men? Find out in this hilarious new series of sweet, clean, western romances.
Winning the Spinster's Heart: Adele Cooke has a list. ….
A Promise Kept: The last thing Merritt O’Hare wants to do is perform in front of the whole town. ….
To Seek a Jewel: Ruby Bennett is on the shelf. ….
Love's Glory: Lucinda Mae Stone had a problem. ….
Released November 21, 2021https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09MCKQKP4
Figgy Pudding by Francine: Old Timey Holiday Kitchen Book 9
By Zina Abbott
Francine Munsen’s life in 1878 had been a series of ups and downs—all because she allowed one of the benefactors of the Albany Elite Academy for Girls to raise a hope that she could attract a man willing to marry her, a spinster math and science teacher.
Jason Sewell, a full professor of science and astronomy at the University of Iowa, was a widower with no interest in marrying again. Then, during a trip to Rawlins, Wyoming to view a
total solar eclipse, in the weeks of hunting and exploring that followed, his friend—from whom his mother extracted a promise that a letter from a girls’ academy teacher would be answered before the end of the
summer—handed him the letter. As a wedding gift for his friend, he promised to respond. Months later, he invited Francine to spend her Christmas break in Iowa City.
Before Francine could travel to Iowa to meet Jason in person, she must keep a promise. Serving the girls who could not return to their homes for the Christmas holiday a figgy pudding made using a centuries-old recipe had become a school tradition.
Released November 22, 2021
A Christmas Tree for Trudel: Mail-Order Brides' First Christmas Book 12
By Linda Carroll-Bradd
Rancher Gibson Bainbridge travels to Pine Knot to investigate how his younger brother was swindled out of his mining claim. He finds the suspect, businessman Bernard Heinrik, at a poker
table and squares off opposite him. Gib goads the man into betting big, staking the mining claim and then ends up with the winning hand and retrieves the deed. Goal achieved, he heads back to the hotel, planning how he’ll
leave in the morning and arrive triumphant in Redlands at the family home in time for holiday festivities.
Mail-order bride Trudel Andersen traveled from Los Angeles to Pine Knot to meet up with her fiancé, Mister Heinrik, with whom she’s been corresponding for several months. But he’s a day overdue in meeting her. She waits in the hotel lobby with her lace-making materials and her little dog, Butterscotch. Released from the orphanage two months earlier, Trudel has been on her own and terrified she will always be so.
When Gibson realizes he’s the cause for the lovely lady’s misfortune, he’s stuck with a dilemma. If he confesses what he did, he’ll have to offer the woman a ride back to where she came from. Propriety demands they marry, and both agree it’s only for the duration of the trip. But will forced proximity deepen the relationship into something more?
Released November 30, 2021
Dear Mrs. Pettigrew: Mail-Order Bride Ink Book 13
By Kit Morgan
Mischief, Marriage and Mayhem, matchmaker Mrs. Pettigrew excels at them all!
Yet, for all her wealth and eccentric ways, something's missing in her life. To remedy the siuation, she invites several very different mail-order brides and their husbands to spend part of the Christmas season with her. She hasn't ventured out of her mansion in years, and what better way to do it than in the company of happy couples she's brought together?
But those happy couples, even as different as they are, are quick to notice they have something Mrs. Pettigrew doesn't and think it's high time she did. Can her house guests play matchmaker as well as Mrs. Pettigrew herself? Find out in this mash-up of characters from some of Kit Morgan's other Mail-Order Bride Ink stories. Not to mention a very special dance instructor.
Released Nobember 30, 2021
Holiday Hope: Sweet Historical Holiday Romance (Holiday Express Book 1)
Infuse your holidays with hope and humor in this sweet western romance from Shanna Hatfield
Left alone in the world after losing her parents, Cora Lee Schuster travels across the country to the newly-established town of Holiday, Oregon, to become a mail-order bride. She arrives in town to be greeted by her future father-in-law with her betrothed nowhere to be found. When it becomes obvious her reluctant groom-to-be has no intention of showing up at the family ranch where she’s staying, Cora Lee must decide if she’ll follow her head or heart.
Jace Coleman has loved trains since the first time he rode on one as a boy. Now, he spends his days as an engineer driving the Holiday Express line on a new engine named Hope. When a mail-order bride turns up at his father’s ranch to wed his brother, Jace has an idea his meddling father has tried his hand at matchmaking. The longer Cora Lee stays at the ranch, the harder Jace works to keep from falling for his brother’s intended bride.
Will Jace and Cora Lee discover the gift of hope? Find out in this sweet holiday romance full of memorable characters, warmth, and Christmas cheer.
Released November 30, 2021
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Preorders for December Releases:
Holiday Heart: Sweet Historical Holiday Romance (Holiday Express Book 2)
By Shanna Hatfield
Hearts and humor collide in this sweet holiday romance
Zach Coleman spent his childhood dreaming about trains, and now he’s one of the repairmen at the Holiday engine house who keeps them chugging down the tracks. Life couldn’t get any sweeter, or so he convinces himself, until he’s on his way home from work and saves a woman from getting hit by a wagon. How was he to know that one, brief encounter would upend his world?
Lorna Lennox grew up with the best of everything in life. Her father, a railroad tycoon, has made sure of it. Now that he’s moved her into a new house in a remote Oregon location, Lorna wonders if she’ll fit into the small community. She’s barely arrived in the town of Holiday when an adventure leaves her at the mercy of a handsome stranger. One she finds impossible to forget.
Will the holidays present a chance for hearts to entwine? Find out in this sweet holiday romance rich with history, humor, and the joys of Christmas.
Releases December 7, 2021
Mail Order Lucy: An Impostor for Christmas Book 8
By Marisa Masterson
Disgraced and sent east to live with an old-maid aunt, Lucinda jumps at the chance to take Maggie's place. She'll marry a wealthy rancher, a dream come true.
A farmer and not a rich rancher waits for her. Grant Reynolds expects more than a hot-house flower. He made sure his bride is a farm girl who can do chores and cook.
Which one in this marriage will bend his or her expectations? Does a match built on a lie have any chance of succeeding?
Note--While this is a standalone sweet romance, the heroine was introduced in Lemon Pie by Lucinda. Reading that book first may increase your enjoyment of this story.
Releases December 7, 2021
Mail Order Letitia: An Impostor for Christmas Book 9By Zina Abbott
When forced to live with her late mother’s much younger sister, Aunt Matilda, she and Uncle Clarence made it clear, if Letitia wishes to eat, she will participate in the family business ― swindling people. Matilda’s latest scheme is writing to well-to-do men seeking wives through correspondence, with Letitia doing the writing. Collecting spending money and tickets to be cashed in is bad enough. The last straw for Letitia comes when Matilda decides to travel to marry a rancher she learns is well-off. She is already married to Clarence ― isn’t she? Then there is the manner in which Clarence puts his arm around Letitia’s shoulder and assures her he will take real good care of her until Matilda returns.
Samuel Grayson has spent a decade building up a successful ranch near Laramie, Wyoming. He now wishes to marry. After writing three letters to Matilda in Baltimore, he decides she is the one for him. He wants her in his home as his wife by Christmas.
Until the letter with tickets and money from Samuel Grayson arrives, Letitia had never, of her own free will, stolen anything. However, she sees this as an opportunity to save this unsuspecting rancher from Matilda and herself from Clarence. She only hopes, if Matilda’s groom ever finds out the truth, he will see it the same way.
Releases December 14, 2021https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09H6TWMT6
A Christmas Dream for Destiny: Mail-Order Brides' First Christmas Book 16
1890. Destiny Price works in the sewing room of the Cleveland orphanage where she lives but longs for a better life. Even though she knows she’ll never be able to bear children and has never celebrated a real Christmas of her own, she is plagued by a recurring dream of sitting in a rocking chair next to a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, singing an infant to sleep. Desperate to escape her dreary and monotonous life, Destiny answers an ad for a mail-order bride out west. But when she meets Stuart “Stormy” Holling, a former miner turned woodworker with a peg leg, is she prepared to handle the passionate temper that earned him his nickname?
Releases December 16