Misled Mail Order Brides

This series features Sep (Joel Larson’s brother-in-law in Shotgun Groom who was fourteen at the time), and it will have Richard Larson’s twin sons, Anthony (Tony) and Mark, in it.

The Bride Price – being written

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Angela Frank can’t find a husband.  Because of her limp and the scars on her face, none of the men in her hometown want to marry her.  This was why she was picked to be the town’s school teacher for the past five years.  But after teaching other people’s children, she wants to have some of her own.  The only way that is going to happen is if she takes a leap of faith and answers a mail-order bride ad.  Certainly, a man who posts for a mail-order bride isn’t going to be as picky as the men in her hometown.

When she arrives in Omaha, she learns that she wasn’t the only woman who thinks she’s going to marry Mr. Dodson.  Two other women were led to believe they were going to marry him, too.  They have all been misled.  And what’s worse, Mr. Dodson plans to sell them to the highest bidder.

September (Sep) Wilson never thought he’d ever get married.  His scars might not be where people can see them, but they are real–and they are a reminder that coming across the wrong person can have serious consequences.  When he finds out that a group of misled mail-order brides are going to be sold off, he can’t stand idly by and let the innocent women end up with men they have no say in marrying.  So he goes to the sheriff and helps the women go free.  In doing so, he is offered an opportunity he never thought he’d get.  He can marry one of them.  He ends up picking Angela.

While Angela is grateful she didn’t end up with an unsavory man, she can’t help but worry if her new husband feels she’s not worth the price he paid for her.  She does, after all, still have her scars and her limp.  Will he regret his decision, or does she have a chance to the happy family she so desperately craves?

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Books 2 and 3 will be Anthony (Tony) and Mark’s stories.  I’m not sure who will be the hero in each book yet.