Another sweet romance collection... Mail Order Bride by Stacy Henrie, Kristin Holt, Annette Lyon, Sarah M. Eden, Heather B. Moore, and Sian Ann Bessey (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


Welcome to my stop for for this newest addition to A Timeless Romance Anthology! These are always such pleasant reads that I thoroughly enjoy. Check out my full review and the giveaway below...

A Timeless Romance Anthology: Mail Order Bride CollectionMail Order Bride
(A Timeless Romance Anthology)
by Stacy Henrie, Kristin Holt, Annette Lyon, Sarah M. Eden, Heather B. Moore, and Sian Ann Bessey
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 315 Pages
February 9th 2015

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Summary

**Amazon #1 Bestselling series in Clean Romance**

Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Mail Order Bride Collection. Six historical romance novellas set in the Old West.

WRITTEN IN HER HEART, a charming novella by Stacy Henrie, Georgeanna is getting desperate. She can’t fund her favorite orphanage unless she marries and secures the rest of her inheritance left by her father. But her father’s financial planner, Clay, can't understand why she's not content with her current situation. Georgie determines to send out a notice as a mail order bride to attract suitors who won’t know her financial situation. Little does she know, Clay takes up the pen and sends her letters of his own under an assumed name. After years of working for Georgie’s father, Clay realizes he isn’t ready to watch her marry another, not when his heart is already claimed by her.

In Kristin Holt’s delightful novella WANTED: MIDWIFE BRIDE Dr. Naomi Thornton thinks she has it all: a beautiful house, a loving husband, and a fulfilling career. But when everything she holds dear is ripped away, Naomi has no choice but to start over. What will she find in the wild and untamed Wyoming Territory? Dr. Joe Chandler has waited years for a wife with the knowledge, skills, and tender heart he yearns for in a medical colleague and lifetime companion. When a midwife arrives with more expertise and secrets than he counted on, Joe quickly discovers there’s more to love and marriage than a simple mail order contract.

In THE SOUND OF HOME, a captivating novella by Annette Lyon, Marilyn is given the choice of either marrying the despicable Victor or being charged with a murder she didn’t commit. Refusing to believe that either is her fate, she finds a third option: she answers a mail order bride advertisement and boards a train to Wyoming to wed a man named Harry. Moments after her arrival, she learns that Harry isn’t who he seemed to be, and the advertisement turns out to be a giant mistake. Harry’s brother Thomas agrees to let her stay until she can figure out what to do next—after all, she simply cannot return to New York—but Marilyn quickly finds herself developing feelings for Thomas.

In Sarah M. Eden’s endearing novella FOR BETTER OR WORSE Gerald Smith, on the advice of his well-meaning neighbors, has decided it’s time to change his lonely existence. Mary Hill, on the advice of her empty pocketbook and non-existent roof over her head, has decided it’s time to secure herself a future. A mail-order marriage, they both realize, is no guarantee of happiness, but it is a risk they are willing to take. However, coming face to face on the train platform, the hapless couple discovers an unexpected truth: marriage to a perfect stranger is sometimes far preferable to the prospect of a lifetime with someone you used to know.

Heather B. Moore’s sweet novella THE INCONVENIENT BRIDE sees Carmela traveling from Boston to Colorado, eager to meet the man she’s been corresponding with and will soon marry. Her brother’s new marriage leaves little room for Carmela in her old life. Upon arrival in Leadville, she faces a rude awakening, and the only one who can understand her predicament is her fiance’s brother, Samuel. But Samuel can’t possibly help her out of an awkward situation, can he? It would be better for all if she returns immediately to Boston and pretends she never traveled to Colorado in the first place.

THE PRICE OF SILVER, an engaging novella by Siân Ann Bessey, Katie leaves New York for Idaho to marry Jake, a man she’s written to a couple of times. But when she steps off the train, his brother Caleb is there to greet her. Jake has gone to take a mining job he couldn’t pass up. Caleb takes Katie back to the family ranch to wait for Jake’s return. The more Caleb gets to know Katie, the more he envies his brother, but he can’t let his heart overrule his head unless Jake changes his mind about his intended bride.

  
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My Review

MAIL ORDER BRIDE was another enjoyably sweet, heartfelt, and quick read. With six novellas that were easily read over a day or two, great characters, swoon-worthy moments, emotional and romantic tension, and happily-ever-after endings, this was another fabulous addition to this line of books! Definitely recommend for those who have enjoyed the other titles in this series or read sweet historical romance.

WRITTEN IN HER HEART  by Stacy Henrie: This was a fun story! I liked both characters and how the plot was a little like a historical remake of the 1998 movie, You've Got Mail. I wasn't quite sure how I felt about Clay deceiving Georgie and both of their internal dialogues could have been shortened, but otherwise an endearing story.

WANTED: MIDWIFE BRIDE by 
Kristin Holt. The beginning of this story had me riled right up. Thank goodness things worked themselves out! I loved the first time Doc Joe meets his mail-order bride and the way that so much emotion was conveyed over a few pages. Some of the endearments and inner thoughts were a little long, but still a very sweet and lovely story.

THE SOUND OF HOME by Annette Lyon: This was such a heartwarming story! I loved how Harry plays his role in both getting Marilyn there and in keeping her there. Their interactions were sweet. Add to that a man who falls in love not because of Marilyn's looks, but because he feels a little bit responsible and then loves who she shows herself to be, and you have one very sweet story. Enjoyable from beginning to end.

FOR BETTER OR WORSE by 
Sarah M. Eden: This story was so fun! I loved the dialogue, the nice twist that really livened things up, the characters, and the heartfelt story that practically had me in tears at the end. Sarah is a master at pulling emotions from a reader. A favorite from this set.

THE INCONVENIENT BRIDE by 
Heather B. Moore: This was another enjoyable story with a little passion and a few swoon-worthy moments. I really liked both of the main characters and how they were both strong and different, but fit together so well. There was some nice tension and it was an overall sweet story.

THE PRICE OF SILVER 
by Siân Ann Bessey: Loved, loved, loved this story! Definitely my favorite of the set. It was full of a hard-working, caring, and charming cowboy, his dear and kind mother, and a sweet and endearing lady. Katie came with nothing in answer to a mail-order bride advertisement and finds that the brother who sent for her isn't the one she ends up caring about. I loved the dialogue, the plot, and the romance. So much told in so few pages and it was perfect! It left me with a content sigh and smile on my lips.

I enjoyed all the stories from this collection, although it was worth reading for The Price of Silver and For Better or Worse alone. Those stories made this series for me. I'm looking forward to the next collection and more sweet stories.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the tour host for the purposes of the book's tour, which did not affect my review in any way.


Other Books in the Series

Check out my reviews of the other books I've read in the collection:
Under the Mistletoe Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology Book 14)A Timeless Romance Anthology: All Hallow's EveA Timeless Romance Anthology: Annette Lyon Collection
Silver Bells Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology)A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer in New York CollectionA Timeless Romance Anthology: All Regency CollectionA Timeless Romance Anthology: California Dreamin' Collection

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