"Published by the University of Nebraska Press as a Jewish Publication Society book."
ISBN10 : 9780827612099 , ISBN13 : 0827612095
Page Number : 183
In 1860s Seattle, a man with a wife could secure himself 640 acres of timberland. But because of his wife's untimely death, Joe Denton finds himself about to lose half of his claim. Still in mourning, his best solution is to buy one of those Mercer girls arriving from the East. A woman he'll marry in name but keep around mostly as a cook. Anna Ivey's journey west with Asa Mercer's girls is an escape from the griefs of her past. She's not supposed to be a bride, though, just a cook for the girls. But when they land, she's handed to Joe Denton and the two find themselves in a knotty situation. She refuses to wed him and he's about to lose his land. With only a few months left, can Joe convince this provoking--but beguiling--easterner to be his bride?
ISBN10 : 0764204076 , ISBN13 : 9780764204074
Page Number : 368
There have always been mail-order brides in America. In this book Zug starts with the so-called "Tobacco Wives" of the Jamestown colony and moves forward to today's modern same-sex mail-order grooms to explore the advantages and disadvantages of mail-order marriage. It's a history of deception, physical abuse, and failed unions. It's also the story of how mail-order marriage can offer women surprising and empowering opportunities.
ISBN10 : 9780814771815 , ISBN13 : 0814771815
Page Number : 315
Airman Connor O’Riley never believed in love until he saw proof of it in the most unlikely place--a battlefield in the middle of the Syrian civil war. Now he's in hot water with the Air Force, and if he wants to clear his name he'll have to put his new-found belief in love to the test--by convincing his superior officer's daughter to marry him. Sadie Reed is done with love. Her poor choices nearly got her sisters killed when she fell for a man entrenched in the drug trade. She’s ready to leave Chance Creek—just as soon as her sister returns from her honeymoon. So when a handsome airman shows up at Two Willows, with orders from her father to help Sadie build a legacy project, she gives Connor one month to get it done. Connor never thought he’d fall for Sadie, but when he learns she means to leave, he knows far more than his mission--and his future--is at stake. Can he convince her to stay? Or will love remain out of his reach for good? The Brides of Chance Creek: BOOK 1: Issued to the Bride One Navy SEAL BOOK 2: Issued to the Bride One Airman BOOK 3: Issued to the Bride One Sniper BOOK 4: Issued to the Bride One Marine BOOK 5: Issued to the Bride One Soldier BOOK 6: Issued to the Bride One Sergeant for Christmas
ISBN10 : 9781927036990 , ISBN13 : 1927036992
Page Number : 246
Sniper Hunter Powell thought he lost everything when he took the rap for a crime he didn't commit. Now he's got a chance to redeem himself. There's only one catch--he has to leave the military, settle down on a Montana ranch--and marry a woman he's never met before. Jo Reed, the youngest of five sisters, is used to being underestimated, so when a hardened warrior shows up on her doorstep, she knows no one believes she's ready for love. Maybe they're right, but she's definitely ready for a home of her own and now she has someone to build it for her. Building a house before the snow flies is a tall order, and convincing Jo to marry him doesn't seem much easier, but Hunter is ready for both challenges-- Until danger strikes Two Willows again--and threatens to destroy any chance at happiness that might be in his grasp. The Brides of Chance Creek: BOOK 1: Issued to the Bride One Navy SEAL BOOK 2: Issued to the Bride One Airman BOOK 3: Issued to the Bride One Sniper BOOK 4: Issued to the Bride One Marine BOOK 5: Issued to the Bride One Soldier BOOK 6: Issued to the Bride One Sergeant for Christmas
ISBN10 : 9781927036969 , ISBN13 : 1927036968
Page Number : 222
Happily ever after...' When Gabe Vitali escapes to a fresh start in Crystal Point, Australia, the former physician isn't looking for a storybook ending. For the first time he's living in the moment. His new five-year plan does not include serious relationships. But he doesn't anticipate his unavoidable next-door neighbor...and an undeniable attraction. Bridal consultant Lauren Jakowski wants marriage. She's just sworn off love and sex! To avoid getting burned again, she's looking for safe and forever-after. But they're not Gabe's to give-for reasons he can't share with anyone, least of all this pretty complication. Gabe and Lauren don't figure on a fairy tale. But fate has other plans....
ISBN10 : 9780373658398 , ISBN13 : 0373658397
Page Number : 217
"Melissa Jagears is a stand-out talent! Her fresh new voice is strong, stylish, and makes A Bride for Keeps a page-turner for anyone who fancies a stirring love story." -Rosslyn Elliot, author of Fairer Than Morning and Sweeter Than Birdsong "A Bride for Keeps treats readers to an engaging, prairie romance...delivering a heartwarming, satisfying read." -Maggie Brendan, CBA bestselling author of The Heart of the West and The Blue Willow Brides series. "Melissa Jagears has penned a tender tale of a mail-order bride who takes both the groom--and herself--by surprise when love comes softly...quietly... to heal their broken hearts." -Julie Lessman, author of Love at any Cost "A Bride for Keeps is just beautiful. It put me in mind of Janette Oke's sweet prairie romances but with a bit more edge, which I found compelling...I loved it." -Mary Connealy, author of Fired Up Everett Cline will never humiliate himself by seeking a mail-order bride. Not again. He's already been jilted by three mail-order brides and figures a wife just isn't in his future. However, a well-meaning neighbor hasn't given up on seeing him settled, so she goes behind his back to bring yet another woman to town for him. Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiance. A mail-order marriage in faraway Kansas is a last resort, but she'll do anything to leave her life in Massachusetts and the heartbreak she's experienced there. Although Everett doesn't see how a beautiful, cultured woman like Julia could be happy sharing his simple life, he could really use a helpmate on his homestead. Determined to prove she's more than just a pretty face, Julia agrees to a marriage in name only. Faced with the harsh realities of life on the prairie and hesitant to explore the tentative feelings growing between them, can Everett and Julia ever let each other in long enough to fall in love?
ISBN10 : 9781441263339 , ISBN13 : 1441263330
Page Number : 336