The Poppies Of Spring: Eight Historical Romance Novellas
Two Red Headed Sisters For The Colorado Brothers PLUS Three Sisters & the Journey West PLUS Accidental Love PLUS Abby And William And The Little Man PLUS A Well-Off Widow & Her Colorado Rancher PLUS Alice’s Many Children PLUS Starving For Love & Saved By The Stranger PLUS Lonely Crippled Thomas & His Surprise Mail Order Bride. See complete synopses. More
Two Red Headed Sisters For The Colorado Brothers - Two women from Russia take the long journey to America and their soon to be husbands, not realizing that they could be stranded in Chicago because of legal disputes between the railways. The brothers have heard about the potential trouble so they make their way to meet their wives, along with a third brother who is a troublemaker.
Three Sisters & the Journey West - A woman and her two sisters fall on hard times in England when their alcoholic father dies, so they all decide to go out west and seek mail order husbands. Only one has actually corresponded with a rancher but throughout the long journey by ship, train and stagecoach, she wonders if he’ll still be there at the end, and also, what will happen to her beloved sisters.
Accidental Love - A woman from Nebraska makes a contract to marry a cowboy in California but along the way there’s an accident with the stagecoach she’s in, and she’s the only passenger. A stranger stops by and the only means of getting out from her predicament is to go back to Colorado with him, as he’s a arranging a cattle drive back to his own home in California. Along the way she realizes that she’s falling in love with him, even though she’s promised to another.
Abby And William And The Little Man –A woman finds an injured man on the ground and recognizes him as a distant neighbor she hasn’t seen in many years.
A Well-Off Widow & Her Colorado Rancher - A destitute but formerly well-off widow decides to become a mail order bride to a rancher in Colorado – a man who is known to a neighbor and friend. With the memories of her late husband still fresh in her mind, she wonders how she can survive the daily life she is about to face, or even if she will survive and find love.
Alice’s Many Children - This is an incredibly moving story about love; love for people of another race, love for children with special needs, and love between a man and a woman--a surprise mail order bride--who can give nothing but kindness to all who surround them.
Starving For Love & Saved By The Stranger - What if you were losing your sight, had to work or starve, and the job you did was making you go blind? This dilemma faces a starving young woman in Victorian England, and when she is making her way home one evening a stranger tries to grab her purse, which holds a few meager coins. A man comes to her aid and although she cannot see his face, she thinks he is her guardian angel. He insists on looking after her and she reluctantly agrees, but she hears whispers from people as they pass in the night, and thinks they are about her. What develops is a mutual love; until one day in the park, the kind stranger vanishes.
Lonely Crippled Thomas & His Surprise Mail Order Bride - Thomas lives virtually alone in his house in Pennsylvania with only his cousin to look after him. His legs were damaged in a railway accident and the only way he can get around his house is by crawling, or by means of an awkward chaise lounge and prototype wheelchair that his cousin pushes. He loses his faith and reads only controversial books, and his neighbors begin to despise him.
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