The Mail-Order Brides Collection: 9 Historical Stories of Marriage that Precedes Love

The Mail-Order Brides Collection: 9 Historical Stories of Marriage that Precedes Love

Dreams for marriage hinge on mail-order promises Nine advertisements for brides lead to inconvenient complications in romance. Traveling west alone on a promise of marriage, each woman has her reasons to accept a husband sight unseen. Some are fleeing poverty or abuse while others simply seek hope for a brighter future. Perfect for the Preacher by Megan Besing The Outlaw?s In Dreams for marriage hinge on mail-order promises Nine advertisements for brides lead to inconvenient complicat...

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Title:The Mail-Order Brides Collection: 9 Historical Stories of Marriage that Precedes Love
Author:Kathleen Y'Barbo
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Genres:Novella
ISBN:1683224442
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:445 pages pages

The Mail-Order Brides Collection: 9 Historical Stories of Marriage that Precedes Love Reviews

  • Anne Campbell
    Feb 01, 2018
    As you can guess from the title, this is a medley of historical romances set around the nineteenth century version of internet dating. Women would answer ads placed by men, usually from a female-scarce section of the country. After the civil war, especially, husbands were a rare commod...
  • Adrienne
    Dec 14, 2017
    This collection was a ton of fun to read! Although I've read several other mail-order bride stories, there were some really unique storylines in this collection that were very interesting--outlaws who aren't really outlaws, Pinkerton detectives, marriage by proxy, and some twists and t...
  • Wendy
    Apr 09, 2018
    BACK OF THE BOOK BLURB Dreams for Marriage Hinge on Mail-Order Promises Nine advertisements for brides lead to inconvenient complications in romance. Traveling west alone on a promise of marriage, each woman has her reasons to accept a husband sight unseen. Some are fleeing p...
  • Terrie Wolf
    Apr 06, 2018
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  • Susan Snodgrass
    Aug 02, 2017
    I love these collections of novellas. They are perfect for busy days and holidays. Short enough to be interesting but not too long when you're busy. I especially enjoyed Kathleen Y'Barbo's contribution. ...
  • Suzie Waltner
    Jan 13, 2018
    From business arrangements to mix-ups, secrets to damsels in distress, you are sure to find a favorite in Barbour?s newest novella collection. I?m not sure I can actually pick a favorite, but the bookends (first and last) of this one stood out to me for very different reasons. Me...
  • Becky
    Jan 01, 2018
    One of the things I especially like about these collections of romance stories is that the reader can pick and choose which order to read the novellas. These were sweet narratives where women take a huge chance on a man she only knows by letters. Both the ladies and the gents have dire...
  • Debbie
    Nov 06, 2018
    What a wonderful collection of novellas about Mail-Order Brides. Becoming a Mail-Order bride can be a very difficult decision to make and these brides did it up in grand style. Not to mention the grooms. As one other reviewer stated, my favorite was Mail-Order Proxy. I won't write a bo...
  • Amy
    Dec 27, 2017
    The Mail-Order BrIdes Collection is a collection of 9 Historical Stories of Marriage that Precedes Love. These stories include: Perfect for the Preacher by Megan Besing The Outlaw?s Inconvenient Bride by Noelle Marchand Train Ride to Heartbreak by Donna Schlachter Mail-Order Pr...
  • Caroline
    Apr 26, 2018
    Another charming collection of short stories from Barbour Publishing. I found Perfect for the Preacher by Megan Besing to be especially moving - it was the perfect selection to begin the book. I received a free copy of this book from Barbour Publishing through NetGalley. All opinio...
  • Yvette
    Jan 25, 2018
    I requested a NetGalley e-galley of this collection based on the title, having only previously read a few novellas by two of the nine authors, Kathleen Y'Barbo and Jennifer Uhlarik. That said, I particularly enjoy an unexpected element in my mail-order bride reads and these novellas di...
  • Rebekah
    Feb 12, 2018
    Another great collection by Barbour. Though you don't get to spend as much time with the characters as with novels, these novellas make up for it in variety. Even though each collection has a distinct common thread or theme, it amazes me how different the stories can be. My favorite th...
  • Michelle Shocklee
    Dec 07, 2017
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  • Lisa Phillips
    Mar 20, 2018
    I normally don't read about mail order brides but wanted to try something different. This book has several authors and each story was great. Each bride has a different situation in their life that brings them to the decision to become a mail order bride. Some were trying to escape circ...
  • Debra Joy
    Dec 03, 2018
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  • Kim
    Feb 20, 2018
    God is working his magic in the lives of 9 couples who are marrying for different reason like financial, needing a place to live, being helpful to a doctor & a preacher, to needing help with children, escaping from the law, trying to break a mail fraud ring, saving a innocent from ...
  • Perrianne
    Mar 26, 2018
    This is a very enjoyable collection of 9 novellas from 9 different authors. You may want to read one of these short novellas in between longer novels because it?s big book at 445 pages. If you like mail order bride stories, you are pretty much guaranteed to love this collection. The ...
  • Alecia
    Feb 13, 2018
    I really enjoyed this collection! I love a good mail order bride story and this one was full of them!! All the authors were new to me, I love reading collection with new to me authors cause it helps me find new authors to stalk lol. I honestly don't know which of the stories would be m...
  • Noelia
    Jun 10, 2018
    3.5 ? Soon review to come ...
  • Kimberly Kohout
    Apr 23, 2018
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  • Deanne Patterson
    Mar 26, 2018
    You've got to hand it to the authors in this romance collection. The stories in this collection were just plain FUN to read. Some actually made me laugh out loud! Some of the story lines were different and original and this added to their appeal! I love the variety that different autho...
  • Kai
    May 31, 2018
    The Mail-Order Brides Collection brings us nine historical stories of women who choose to marry a stranger for convenience rather than to marry for love. Perfect for the Preacher by Megan Besing -This story is about someone who has trials that she had to go through and how she bec...
  • Andrea Byers
    May 04, 2018
    This collection features 9 authors and the men seeking wives along with the women answering those ads. We have a preacher with a congregation demanding marriage; detective/outlaw who marries a fellow outlaws intended; a farmer widower who?s looking for someone to raise his children; ...
  • Beth Erin
    Feb 19, 2018
    Full review on Faithfully Bookish While I won?t take time to comment on each individual story (there are NINE of them after all and novellas are so easy to spoil), there are plenty of wild west adventures to go around! I was pleased to discover many of the stories have important l...
  • Abigail Wilson
    Jan 31, 2018
    This is a wonderful collection of heartfelt stories of hope and love. I highly recommend this book from a talented group of authors. I could mention all nine stories individually, but I particularly connected with the heroine in the first story, Perfect for the Preacher. The author ...
  • Tracey
    Jan 14, 2018
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  • Michelle Lunsford
    May 16, 2018
    Collections like this appeal to me because they include multiple short-stories that I can indulge in for a quick read here and there. It's nice to enjoy a complete story, albeit a compact one, from start to finish in a single, quick read. I'm also quite fond of the mail-order bride plo...
  • Carol
    Apr 21, 2018
    The Mail-Order Brides Collection Is 9 novellus that is full of twists and turns. There is complications, achievements, entertainment and hard times. You have antagonists and protagonists. There is warmth and harshness. There is hard times and good times. It has everything that you coul...
  • Crystal
    Dec 06, 2017
    About the Book: The Mail-Order Brides Collection features nine unique stories each from a different author sharing stories of unexpected, yet welcome, love often stemming from undue hardships in the characters? lives. The collection captures the allure of the Old West complete with ...
  • Lori
    Jun 08, 2018
    First off the bat, is the lovely photo and the wonderful old looking pages. Ohh, we are going back in history. And then with all nine authors different writing styles, I got to experience authors that I did not know. And because this was a collection of sweet and clean stories, it was ...