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Subject: Historicals - Mail Order Brides
Date Posted: 11/24/2007 7:52 PM ET
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Hello, can anyone recommend a good mail order bride-type story, set in the past? Thanks in advance.


Date Posted: 11/24/2007 8:04 PM ET
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Any specific genre?  Americas?  Scotland? England?


Date Posted: 11/24/2007 8:34 PM ET
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High Plains Bride by Linda Lael Miller. This is the 1st McKettrick's book. An old man tells his 3 sons that the 1st to marry and have a child will get the ranch.  This Rafe and Emmaline's story.  He sends away for a mail order bride. She becomes a mail order bride because her mother is a brothel madam and she's looked down upon.

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 9:14 PM ET
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<i>Adam's Promise</i> by Julianne MacLean is sort of a mail order bride story. He writes a letter asking for his old flame to come marry him in America and her father sends her sister instead.

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 9:16 PM ET
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Come Spring by Jill Marie Landis, Daniel's Bride by Linda Lael Miller, Duncan's Bride by Linda Howard

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 9:50 PM ET
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These are my favorites!

The Endearment- LaVyrle Spencer  ( set in Minnesota in the 1800's)

Summer Moon- Jill Marie Landis (American Historical/ Western setting)

The Unexpected Wife and The Perfect Wife - Mary Burton (historical)

Morning Comes Softly-Debbie Macomber (contemporary, western setting)

Annie in the Morning- Curtiss Ann Matlock (contemporary, western setting)

Jodi Thomas has a few historical western mail order bride storylines also

Mail Order Bride-Maureen McKade

The Brides of Prairie Gold- Maggie Osborne

Second Chance Bride-Carolyn Davidson

Big Sky Rancher (Montana Mavericks series) -Carolyn Davidson

A Wild Yearning- Penelope Williamson

The Courtship of Izzy McCree- Ruth Langan

I will post more later if i can think of anymore!

Last Edited on: 11/25/07 12:03 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/25/2007 12:08 PM ET
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Bumping-because i updated my list.

Lori V. (cjsmom) - ,
Date Posted: 11/26/2007 9:55 AM ET
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I Loved Brides For Sale by Ana Seymour.  It is about a whoel ship load of brides.  Takes palce in the Washington State during the gold rush.