WESTERN PRAIRIE BRIDES Book 1
December 3, 2013
MAIL ORDER BRIDE–A WESTERN PRAIRIE BRIDES ROMANCE
Ever wondered what it might be like to be a mail order bride?
Or the groom, already married to a woman he’s never laid eyes on?
On the Canadian prairies in 1886, having a mail order romance wasn’t unusual. Noah Ferguson desperately needed help on his farm. Annie Tompkins knew she couldn’t go on working in Lazenby’s cotton mill.
˃˃˃ So she’d been a little less than honest in her letters, was that really so terrible?
It was unforgivable, Noah fumed. He’d wanted an older widow, and Annie was a young virgin. But even that wasn’t the full extent of her lies.
Problem is, Noah hasn’t exactly been straight with Annie, either, and his secret has the power to break Annie’s heart.
˃˃˃ Can even a special Christmas gift make their marriage work?
My mother grew up on the Canadian prairies, outside of Medicine Hat. She was born in 1912, and she told me stories when I was a child of women she knew who’d been mail order brides. Marrying sight unseen wasn’t uncommon in the early days. Men needed help on the farm, women needed a measure of security. It was a trade off, and according to Mom, the set up often didn’t work. But sometimes it did, in spite of what seemed insurmountable difficulties.
And I imagined exactly those problems for A LANTERN IN THE WINDOW.