Sally Golding hopes becoming a mail-order bride will give her the dream that has eluded her—a loving home and children of her own. Johnny Paynter flees Denver with his friend Cam to escape being hanged for a murder he didn’t commit. When he finds his brother Mark dead, everyone in town thinks Johnny is his look-alike brother. Cam talks him into letting them think that so they can lie low on the ranch. Then Johnny discovers that Mark’s mail-order bride is on her way. Sally knows something isn’t right, but she can’t figure out what. Is love enough when their marriage is based on a lie?
The Outlaw Take a Bride was reviewed in RT Book Reviews Magazine’s March issue. “Avid inspirational readers who enjoy a good Western story will find themselves reading into the night with this one. Told from the point of view of both the hero and the heroine, this narrative features a slow-building, tender romance. A wonderful storyteller, Davis writes in such accurate and descriptive detail that the story has a surreal cinematic quality. Fans of Davis will find this one to be a charming page-turner with a moderate religious tone.”
This paperback or e-book collection of all twelve historical romance novellas is now available. It includes Susan’s story, The Christmas Tree Bride.
Don’t miss the 2016 sequel, The Twelve Brides of Summer.
The Christmas Tree Bride is also available separately as an e-book or in the White Christmas Brides paperback collection.
A historical novella set at a stage stop along the Oregon Trail in Wyoming. Polly finds the bleak Wyoming winters lonely and longs to have friends nearby. She also wishes her family had a Christmas tree, the way they did in New England. Her father is too busy to scour the plains for a tree for her, but stage driver Jacob says he’ll try to find one. A blizzard and other worries drive the yule tree from Polly’s mind as she has more serious things to think about.
This novella is priced at only 99 cents as an e-book. It is #8 in the Twelve Brides of ChristmasCollection, by 12 top Christian authors. Collect them all.
See the sequels below and on the Historicals 2016 page, in The Twelve Brides of Summer series.
Learn more about the 12 novellas and their authors.
Twelve Brides of Summer Series
Twelve novellas, sequels to each story in the Twelve Brides of Christmas collection!
The Twelve Brides of Summer e-Book collections are now available. Susan’s story, “Blue Moon Bride” (a sequel to
“The Christmas Tree Bride”), is in e-book collection #1 and the full Twelve Brides of Summer e-book, and the print versions, Old West Summer Brides and The 12 Brides of Summer.
Old West Summer Brides paperback is available From Amazon.
And the twelve-in-one paperback is now available! Order the large 12-novella paperback from Amazon.
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New Historical Collection: Frontier Hearts, with books by Vickie McDonough, Angela Briedenbach, Lynnette Bonner, Janella Mowery, and Janice Thompson, plus Susan’s brand new full-length novel, Echo Canyon. Available now from Kindle for just 3.99. It’s also available in the Kindle Unlimited program. Published by Gems of Wisdom, this big collection is already a bestseller. Six novels and novellas, all western Christian romance.
Each of these stories, whether novella length or full length, will transport you back to a time when outlaws ran free, the land was wild, and guns blazed at the drop of a hat.
Rocky Mountain Oasis, by Lynnette Bonner : When Sky Jordan hears that his nefarious cousin has sent for a mail-order bride, he knows he has to prevent the marriage. No woman deserves to be left to that fate. Still, he’s as surprised as anyone to find himself standing next to her before the minister.
The Debutante Queen, by Angela Breidenbach: Calista Blythe enters the first Miss Snowflake Pageant celebrating Montana statehood to expose the plight of street urchins. But hiding an indentured orphan could unravel Calista’s reputation, and her budding romance with pageant organizer, Albert Shanahan, if her secret is revealed. Will love or law prevail?
Echo Canyon, by Susan Page Davis: Iris Perkins is told she will be married soon to a man she despises. A chance visit by two brothers and a beautiful woman from the other side of Echo Canyon gives her hope. For Edward Sherman, venturing into Utah with his brother to buy horses is risky. He only wants to find the livestock they need and get back to Fort Bridger, until he meets a frightened young woman in need. He’ll do anything he can to save Iris, even race against the man determined to marry her.
A Breed Apart, by Vickie McDonough: The only thing Sarah Ames is good at is training horses. Her family wants to see her married. When her pa hires a stranger to take her job at their ranch, Sarah is hurt and angry. She suspects the handsome half-breed is a rustler and keeps her eye on him, but the man seems surprisingly above reproach. When cattle go missing, Sarah no longer wants to believe Carson is the thief. Could Carson have stolen her heart as well as the cattle?
When all my Dreams Come True, by Janelle Mowery: Bobbie McIntyre dreams of running a ranch of her own. Raised without a mother and having spent most of her time around men, she knows more about wrangling than acting like a lady. Still, the friendship of her new employer awakens a desire to learn more about presenting her feminine side…but ranch life keeps getting in the way.
Mismatched in Texas, by Janice Thompson: In the quaint community of Poetry, Texas, Belinda Bauer spies an opportunity. The tiny town is filled with loggers and railroad men in need of wives, so she sets herself up as a marriage broker. At her invitation, potential brides begin to arrive in Poetry. There’s only one problem: Belinda doesn’t have a clue what she’s doing and all the brides marry the wrong men! One client is particularly unhappy. George Kaufman, the local barber, has lost more than one prospective wife to Belinda’s fumbled attempts. For some reason, she just can’t seem to find George’s “perfect match,” though it’s not for lack of trying. Is there a poetic ending in store for George– and for Belinda, herself?
The Reliable Cowboy
Book 3 in the Christmas Mail-Order Angels series
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This novella is also included in the 11-volume Christmas Mail-Order Angels collection from Kindle.
Isabella travels from Maine to Wyoming Territory as a mail-order bride. Will leaving the ocean behind take away her fears?