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The Blizzard Brides
 

Blizzard Brides is a multi-author, historical Christian series.

Welcome to Last Chance, Nebraska!

When the freak blizzard of 1878 kills most of the men in a small Nebraska town, what does it mean for the surviving women and children? Realizing they need to find men of honor to help rebuild, and at the prompting of the over-bearing preacher, the women place an advertisement in the Matrimonial Times.

Choosing a husband is more difficult than they thought, when there is an overwhelming response to the ad. Will these Blizzard Brides find the second chance at love in a town called Last Chance?

The Blizzard Brides is a multi-author historical, mail-order-groom, romance series. Each author will build a standalone story on the premise above—Love stories that will rip at your heart and leave you eager to read the next book.


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A Groom for Callie

A Groom for Callie, Book 12

Jilted at the altar, with no groom in sight, Callie Stratton is left with few options. Friends and family view her with contempt as if somehow the abandoned bride is to blame. Unable to bear the shame, Callie takes the only path open to her. Run!

Callie leaves Georgia for Last Chance Nebraska, as a mail-order bride to a marry a reputable successful businessman, James Frankford. After the speedy wedding in town, the bride is brought to a run-down farm only to discover her new husband is not the man he claims to be.

When the blizzard hits, and James does not return from the hunt, Callie is more relieved than heartbroken. Will she agree to wed yet another stranger—as Pastor Collins demands for decency sake—and join with the widows of Last Chance in their search for a mail-order groom?

Her only other choice is Gilbert Manning, the man who abandoned her at the altar in Georgia, who arrives in town hoping to win her back but is unwilling to share the secret that separates them.

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A Groom for Vivian, Book 18

Vivian Strickland is set to marry the future mayor of Louisville, Kentucky in the fall, and is not pleased with her father’s choice. She seeks independence to open a dress shop, and Casey, one the downstairs servants, has the urge to settle the frontier.

When Vivian persuades her father to allow her a visit her cousin, Gilbert Manning, and Casey sees the ad for widows needing grooms, coincide, both set their hearts on Last Chance, Nebraska.

Will Vivian and Casey have their dreams fulfilled in the new land, or will they return to Kentucky defeated to pick up their lives where they left off? Join the new couple to see if dreams become reality, or if two adventurers from different worlds can overcome their upbringing and find love with one another.

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A Groom for Vivian, Book 18

Vivian Strickland is set to marry the future mayor of Louisville, Kentucky in the fall, and is not pleased with her father’s choice. She seeks independence to open a dress shop, and Casey, one the downstairs servants, has the urge to settle the frontier.

When Vivian persuades her father to allow her a visit her cousin, Gilbert Manning, and Casey sees the ad for widows needing grooms, coincide, both set their hearts on Last Chance, Nebraska.

Will Vivian and Casey have their dreams fulfilled in the new land, or will they return to Kentucky defeated to pick up their lives where they left off? Join the new couple to see if dreams become reality, or if two adventurers from different worlds can overcome their upbringing and find love with one another.

A Groom for Betsy

A Groom for Betsy, Book 29 

 

Pastor Collins fiercely disapproves of single women working and living alone, and Betsy Gallant soon realizes there is little difference in his mind between the daughter of a hunter who died in the Blizzard of 1878, or a wife. She must find a man to marry soon, or the preacher will.

Frank Sorenson is a small-time farmer who hires out as a handyman in Last Chance. He and Betsy become friends while he completes the renovations for Vivian’s Clothing Store, and although Frank would like the relationship to be more, Betsy is holding out for a romance that will sweep her off her feet.

When Pastor Collins decides to remedy the unacceptable situation, and orders Betsy a mail order groom, she is horrified. The widower, Mason Landry, shows up at the shop unannounced, and Betsy finds herself irresistibly drawn to his three young children.

Will she settle for less than her perfect idea of love, or will the Lord use imperfect circumstances to bring about an unexpected solution to the problem of Last Chance’s Betsy Gallant?

Join Betsy, Frank, Mason, and his children as they walk through gripping chaos to find God’s match for Betsy, in this heartwarming Blizzard Bride romance you won’t want to miss.

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LAST CHANCE BRIDES: 15 YEARS LATER

Welcome to Last Chance, Nebraska. If you liked The Blizzard Brides, you are going to love Last Chance Brides. After the drought of 1893 and the crop failure of 1894, Last Chance finds itself on the brink of death once more. Most of the townspeople have departed, businesses have closed, and the town is nearly bankrupt.

 

Can a group of young women, convince men to take a chance on a town called Last Chance and help rebuild the town they love? Will these marriages succeed under such harsh conditions, or will love dry up and scatter like the prairie tumbleweeds?

 

This is an interconnected multi-author project, but each book is a complete story with a HEA ending, no cliffhangers. They can be read alone but should be read in order for the most. The fans of both series hang out at the link above. 

A Chance for Esther

A Chance for Esther: Book 4

What if you discovered the man running for sheriff was also working the wrong side of the law? And what if that man was your intended husband.

Last Chance in 1895 is a shadow of what it once was, filled with too many women competing for the few men left to save them from poverty, starvation, and spinsterhood. Closed businesses and broken dreams rule the day, drawing a diversity of men to the struggling town; men on both sides of the law.

Esther Sorenson has returned from Colorado, abandoning her fight to save women from male domination, only to find her hometown wallowing in depression and in need of fresh inspiration. She chooses to support Duke Granger for sheriff in the election, only to fall in love with the man who harbors dangerous secrets.

Will Esther compromise her loyalties, and will demanding the truth bring an end to her dreams of happy ever after? When trouble visits their cozy, peaceful town, it will test the couple’s commitment to one another and risk their place of trust in the community.

Love, hope, and faith will be challenged as Esther and Duke endeavor to find a new and trusted place to call home among the oppressed inhabitants of Last Chance, Nebraska.

If you enjoy conflict in a frontier, small-town setting, where strength is found in the staying-power of dedicated citizens, hit the Buy Now button today, and enter into Esther and Duke’s small-town romance.

NOTE: Esther is the eldest adopted daughter of Frank and Betsy Sorenson from the original Blizzard Bride Series—A Groom for Betsy. All stories are clean, Christian based, standalone titles, and available to read in KU.