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The Pastor’s Replacement Bride By George H. McVey

 

 

Mail Order Brides of Sanctuary Book 1

The Pastor's Replacement Bride
The Pastor’s Replacement Bride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE THE PASTOR’S REPLACEMENT BRIDE BY GEORGE H. MCVEY:

Pastor Joshua Bryce has a problem in The Pastor’s Replacement Bride.  The deacons of the church want him married and settled.  With Mayor’s Lyman’s daughter determined to become his wife, he needs a suitable bride quickly.  Joshua knows Ernestine Lyman’s totally unsuitable for a pastor’s wife as she’s selfish, without a helper’s heart, and looking for the prestige of his pastoral office.

Meanwhile the churches Ladies Aid Society, led by Myrtle, come to him with a proposal to provide brides for the eligible, up standing, church going bachelors in Sanctuary, Montana Territory.  With brides scarce in the west, and only 2 eligible women in Sanctuary, they suggest sending to church pastors back east for good Christian women to correspond; hoping to  obtain Christian brides.  After prayer and counsel with God, Joshua agrees and adds he will be one of the participating bachelors.

In Chicago, Hattie Long’s an orphan;  raised in a local orphanageIndentured in service to the orphanage and sent to a local brothel as a cook and servant, when she turns twenty-one the orphanage will release her from bondage.  However, the brothel owner, Papa John, has plans to use Hattie in his brothel as soon as she turns twenty-one?.  Unable to find a job, Hattie approaches Pastor Long and his daughter, Haddie, explaining her situation.   She and Haddie share almost the same first name and the same last name; they have a very close relationship of friends and almost sisters.

Haddie corresponded with Joshua as a potential bride; she and Hattie will go west before the nefarious brothel owner, Papa John, can do his worse.  Joshua decides he can not let this young innocent be used in such a way.  With monies Nugget Nate, famous rescuer of indigent and down on their luck women left him, he pays her way west; monies left with instructions he would know when to use it.  However, Haddie, sick with scarlet fever’s unable to make the trip; she sends Hattie on to safety.

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A Memoir A Testimony Volumes 1 and 2 By Beth Durkee

 

A Memoir A Testimony Volumes 1 and 2
A Memoir A Testimony Volumes 1 and 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A MEMOIR A TESTIMONY VOLUMES 1 AND 2

MEMORY OF MIRACLES VOLUME 1:

In Memoir A Testimony Volumes 1 and 2, Beth Durkee outlines her early life of trials and faith.  In Memory of Miracles, the reader meets a fascinating girl who grows into a strong faith based young woman facing crisis’ with courage.  From teen pregnancy to many strokes, brain surgeries, short-term memory loss, and double vision, Durkee retained a faith in the Lord few have.

Raised by a calm Catholic father and an exuberant religious mother, Beth knew church and God from an early age.  But not spiritually, this would come later as she realized God always has a plan, hears and answers our prayers when in line with his will, and sometimes his plans take years for completion.  The Lord had his hand on her life, orchestrating the events which could have killed her, without his intervention.

The crisis’ Durkee endured will make the reader cry and her faith in God uplifts the reader.  With God directing events, which a non believer will believe coincidence, Beth recognizes the work of God. This is an up lifting volume proving the handy work of God

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Marriage by Proxy By Emma Harper

 

A Western Historical Mail Order Bride Romance

(Petticoats and Pistols Series Book 4)

Marriage By Proxy
Marriage By Proxy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE MARRIAGE BY PROXY BY EMMA HARPER:

Marriage By Proxy, set in the old west’s, a clean mail order bride story. As a bonus, the author Emma Harper, included 15 other stories in this book for a total of 873 pages.  At steal at .99.  Pepper Martin lives in Tall Grass, Georgia.  The south has not been the same since the war and Tall Grass has changed even more since her father’s death.  Finding an ad from Quaid McDaniels, seeking a wife;  Pepper heads to Wyoming, married by proxy in Georgia.

Quaid has not told Pepper his whole story and quite a surprise is waiting for her at Quaid’s ranch.  Quaid’s father, crippled in a riding accident, is rude, hateful, and as mean as a rattle snake as he lays in his own waste and refuses help.  Can Pepper change the hateful old man into a pussy cat?  Will love come to Quaid and his new mail order bride?  My reviews for romance book, Marriage by Proxy, follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Firstly let me say I chose to review the first story in this bundle.  I enjoyed the story-line, finding it original and the characters

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The Dove (Wings of the West Book 2) By Kristy McCaffrey

The Dove

 

The Soiled Dove?

The Ex-Lawman

Let The Adventure Begin!

 

 

We find Claire and Logan’s story in Book 2 of the Wings of the West; this a fast paced mystery romance revealing the mysterious life of Claire Waters.  Claire’s life has not been a bed of roses, far from it.  Come find out Claire’s secrets and Logan Ryan’s story.

STORY LINE:

Author Kristy McCaffrey has penned another winner.  This time we have the story of Logan Ryan and Claire Waters, characters from The Wren, Wings of West, Book 1.

Logan heads to Las Vegas to check Claire Waters’ welfare; their ranch hand, Lester Williams, has not returned to the ranch after delivering Claire to Las Vegas.  Logan finds him recovering from a fever; he doesn’t have a lot of information on Claire and her situation.

Logan, outside the White Dove Saloon finds a woman suddenly barreling out of the Saloon, falling

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