Bride by Arrangement: Book 1
This anthology takes place in Nebraska in the late 1870s.
This will feature two novellas with two women who develop a friendship as they find love and romance in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Purchased Bride by Ruth Ann Nordin
Ada Wilcox never thought her brother would answer a mail-order bride ad on her behalf. Worse, he’s sold her–sight unseen–to a complete stranger. As she travels to Nebraska, she doesn’t know whether to be angry with her brother or scared about the uncertain future looming before her.
Pete Kelly never thought he’d marry. Then one day his brother brings him a woman to marry, and the loneliness that plagued him for years in his quiet world is finally at an end. But the gift he was given might be quickly taken away if he doesn’t act in time to keep it.
She Came By Train by Janet Syas Nitsick
She came by train to a desolate land. With mixed feelings, Opal Preston steps onto the platform to meet her employer, Alexander Boyer. She accepts his hand and climbs into his wagon to begin her role as the governess to his two children. As she executes her duties, she wonders how she’ll cope without the finery she left behind.
Soon two men are vying for her affections. Alex can’t imagine his life without her and looks for a way to convince her to stay in Nebraska. But a preacher from Virginia is also smitten with her and offers to take her back home. She came by train, but only her heart can determine if she’ll return the same way.
A Groom’s Promise: Book 2
This anthology also takes place in the late 1870s.
This will feature two brothers who go to Lincoln, Nebraska to get a new start in life, including love.
The Bride’s Choice by Ruth Ann Nordin
“Stop stuttering, Jack. Don’t be so clumsy. What’s wrong with you?” Over and over, Jack Warren heard such words his entire life from his father and others. When his brother comes across an ad looking for hired hands in Lincoln, Nebraska, Jack jumps at the chance to go. Finally, he’ll get to live his life in peace since he’ll be far removed from others. What he doesn’t count on is the owner’s attractive daughter who happens to be available.
When the new hired hands arrive at her pa’s farm, Maybell is immediately drawn to Jack. Though he wasn’t the most graceful of all men to work for her pa, there’s a certain charm and sweetness about him that appeals to her. Her pa, however, has other ideas. Certain someone as timid as Jack wouldn’t make a good husband, he rejects Jack’s suit. Instead, he plans for her to marry his brother, and he’ll do everything he can to make that happen.
When the Whistle Blows by Janet Syas Nitsick
Hugh Warren and his brother boarded the train at Charles City, Va., to head for their new life in Nebraska. However, little did Hugh know his face would land in the lap of a haughty lady and fellow Virginian, Winifred Preston. Winifred bristled at the clumsy and impertinent man – a man who also ruined her hat, a gift from her sister. Both hoped never to set eyes on each other, but fate had other ideas.