The five ladies who contributed to the Mail-Order Marriage collection are top of the line authors in the Christian Romance and Christian Historical Romance genre of books. Every single novella is high quality, with complex characters, beautiful settings, and intriguing plot lines. I loved reading this book, because each successive story seemed even better than the one before it.
My favorite is the last one: Forever Yours by Tracie Peterson. Daughtry Lucas is the daughter of a very over-protective rancher who won't let a man look at her. She is getting tired of his routine and wants a life like that of her parents. When her family goes to the county fair, she meets an interesting man and escorts him around the town and the fair until her father meets them. Then it is all over but the shouting. Before the family goes home, Daughtry sees an ad for a mail order bride that ends up being a mail order bride by proxy. She writes to the man and is chosen to be his bride. After a dust-up with her father, she leaves in the middle of the night, takes the train out of town, finds a minister to perform the proxy marriage, and makes her way to the ranch of her new husband.
This is a five star, two thumbs up book, with a letter from your mail order mate.
My thanks to Barbour Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book.