Experience all six books of the Mail-Order Brides of America in One Volume! Each book features an orphan girl who lives in “Mary’s Home for Girls.” As each girl becomes an adult, they chose to become a mail-order bride.
Southern Belle: Elizabeth is from a prestigious family in North Carolina. She meets and falls in love with Thomas and is very happy and excited to start her family. She soon finds out she is expecting a child, but complications arise, and she discovers that her plans to be a mother is taking a different path. Can she see her husband’s new view of their future and embrace it?
Iowa Destiny: Savannah knows it’s time to move away from Mary’s Home for Girls. She decides to become a mail-order bride and travels to Iowa to marry Austin. But marriage isn’t what either of them is expecting and there are adjustments that need to be made from both of them. Will they be able to forgive each other and make the changes needed to form the beginnings of a family?
Texas Hearts: Clara has lived at Mary’s Home for Girls since she was 15, choosing to leave her little brother behind in an orphanage so she can learn new skills to better their lives. As an adult,she chooses to be a mail-order bride to Walker. She accepts his offer of marriage, and makes the decision to take her little brother with her without telling Walker about him. Will Walker be able to accept them both and form a new family?
Montana Legacy: Sophie loves her life at Mary’s Home for Girls, but knows it’s time to leave. She follows Savannah’s and Clara’s example and decides to be a mail-order bride. Her only requirement of a husband is that he has horses.
After their marriage, Zach soon wonders if Sophie what the real reason why she wanted to marry him. Will they be able to start their own legacy together?
Nebraska Promise: Find out what happens when an orphan girl with a baby of her own marries the son of a wealthy banker. Each are keeping secrets. Will they be able to move past the secrets and live their dreams with each other?
South Dakota Jewel: Allison lived at Mary’s Home until she was hired to be a nurse with the town doctor. Nine years later, she is still working there, enjoying her job, but wishing for a family of her own. Hearing how some other girls from Mary’s Home has had success as a mail-order bride, she chooses to do the same. She marries Mitch, a widower with two children. But her new family has deep issues and hurts they need to work through. Will she be able to make a difference?
Elizabeth is from a very prestigious family in North Carolina. She falls in love with Thomas when she is 16 and they marry a few years later. Elizabeth is so happy to have found love and is excited to start a family. One of her greatest wishes is to be a mother.
She soon finds that she is expecting a child, but complications arise and she is hit with a great heartache when her baby dies. Thomas has a difficult time seeing her suffering and decides to take matters into his own hands, helping her see that life sometimes can take a different course than planned, but that path can be a good one.
When Elizabeth finally understands and sees Thomas’ vision of their future, she embraces it. With Thomas’ help, they open their home to orphan girls in honor of their daughter. Throughout the ensuing years, they help many young girls have a better life, and some of them become mail-order brides that choose husbands who live different places in the United States.
In this first book, having been abandoned as an infant, Savannah grew up in an orphanage in North Carolina. When she was 15 years old, she was given the opportunity to live in Mary’s Home for Girls which was operated by a kind childless couple.
Five years later, Savannah knew it was time to leave and allow another girl to take her place. She decides to become a mail-order bride and starts to write Austin, a man who lives in Iowa.
Austin owns a farm he inherited. He loves working the land, but he is lonely and wants a wife to share his life with. After following advice from his best friend, he brings Savannah to Iowa to marry.
But marriage wasn’t all he had expected. There are adjustments that needed to be made on both sides and neither of them realize they are hurting the other. Then the unthinkable happens and he loses his wheat harvest in one day. Austin decides he needs to leave and find a job so that they can make it through the winter months.
When he returns, will they both be able to forgive each other and make the changes needed? Will Savannah realize her Destiny is in Iowa with Austin?
Clara is one of the lucky ones. At the age of fifteen she was chosen to live at Mary’s Home for Girls, a home that takes in girls who need a second chance.
She wants to jump at the chance to leave the orphanage she had been living at for the past year, but there was one problem, she would have to leave her little brother,Cooper, behind. She decides to go, with the idea that in a few years she would be able to get a job and support Cooper.
Five years later, she is still at Mary’s Home. She worked at a job she hated, making very little money. She knows she is never going to be able get her brother out of the orphanage with little money.
Then Clara receives a letter from Savannah, who became a mail-order bride a few months prior. Savannah is very happy with her new life. Clara decides to also become a mail-order bride and starts to write Walker, a man who is sheriff for a small town in Texas.
When Walker asks her to travel to Texas to marry him, she is ready to go and leave North Carolina behind. Except now she has another decision to make. Walker doesn’t know about Cooper. Does she dare bring him along anyway? Will Walker be able to accept them both and form a new family?
Sophie comes to live at Mary’s Home when she was 14 from an orphanage in New York. Five years later she is still at Mary’s Home enjoying her dream job. Mr. Davis hired her to help train and care for his racing horses.
But Sophie knew it is time to move on. She saw first hand how beneficial it was for some younger girls who came to live at Mary’s Home when Savannah and Clara left. She knows it is time to allow another girl to take her place.
She decides her only option is to follow in Savannah’s and Clara’s footsteps and be a mail-order bride. She decides she is okay with this idea as long as she can find someone who owns horses and didn’t care if she was a tomboy who wore breeches.
Zach runs a ranch in Montana. He decides he would like a family and sends for Sophie as a Mail-Order Bride. When she arrives, she brings a surprise. But he also starts to wonder, did she come to Montana because of his horses or because she wanted to marry him?
Rachel has been living at Mary’s Home for Girls for six years. A year ago, she became pregnant and had a baby girl out of wedlock. Mrs. Davis allowed her to stay at the home with her daughter, but soon Rachel starts to realize she needs to live her own life.
She hates the idea of becoming a mail-order bride like her friends, but she eventually comes to the conclusion that she needs to do the same. After all, no one in North Carolina was going to want to marry her with a baby.
She starts to write Thornton Winters, a man who works at a bank that his father owns in Lincoln, Nebraska. She eventually agrees to marry him.
But after the wedding, she realizes her life was going to be very different than she expected in Nebraska. She discovers that Thornton has kept an important secret from her, but she realizes she can’t be upset because she has kept a secret of her own.
Will Rachel and Thornton be able to move on past the secrets they kept from each other and live their dreams?
Having previously lived at Mary’s Home for Girls, Allison is now a nurse working for the town doctor. She enjoys her job but she wants to have a family. She doesn’t feel she will ever find a man who would want to marry her in North Carolina because of her age (she is 28 and is considered an old maid) and her height (she is almost as tall as most men). She makes the decision to be a mail-order bride and starts to correspond with Mitch, a man who owns a small farm in South Dakota.
Mitch is a widower with two small children. After the abandonment and death of his wife, Patricia, he has no desire to marry again, but he soon realizes his children need a mother. He invites Allison to travel to South Dakota to marry him, as long as she understands their marriage would be in name only.
Allison agrees, happy that she has this opportunity to be a mother to two children. But when she arrives, she soon realizes that each member of her new family are dealing with many issues caused by Patricia. Can she make a difference and help her new family heal from the past?
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