A Self-Made Man: Four Historical Romance Novellas
Abandoned By The Wagon Train - A woman needs to find a new job because her schoolhouse is being torn down PLUS Beatrice the Maid & Farmer Flint PLUS The Cowboy’s Tiny Treasure PLUS The Disfigured Seamstress From New York & The Kansas Widower With Three Children. See complete synopses. More
Abandoned By The Wagon Train - A woman needs to find a new job because her schoolhouse is being torn down. Looking in the newspaper to see what might be available -- anywhere -- she spots an ad for both a schoolteacher in California, and a mail order bride wanted by the same store owner who placed the ad. Chancing it, she writes to him and then deciding to risk it all she packs up her things and heads out west on a wagon train. She is suddenly wrenched away from the path that God has chosen for her when, one evening, her life takes a violent U-turn.
Beatrice the Maid & Farmer Flint - An English woman, first a scullery maid then an indentured servant in New York, escapes to become a mail ordered bride thanks to the assistance of a young nun. Her husband is eager to get married, but only after they become acquainted. A crisis as they head into town one day gets the ball rolling.
The Cowboy’s Tiny Treasure - A Little Person who is an acrobat in a circus decides she wants a family and children more than anything else, so she corresponds with a cowboy out west who has children; the only problem is she never tells him that she’s the size she is and when she arrives in California, he is shocked when he sees the beautiful but small woman in front of him.
The Disfigured Seamstress From New York & The Kansas Widower With Three Children - A woman decides to go to Kansas to become the wife of a widower with three children, after her sick father encourages her to do so. She was burned on her face after an accident with hot oil when she was eight. Rebecca pleaded with her father to tell the man that she’d been disfigured, but when she arrives she’s still not certain that he’ll accept her, or what he’ll be like.
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