Her sister gone, her roommates soon to follow, Leora Mitchell must now face the fact that she, along with the others, are mail-order brides. For years, her life revolved around Brown’s Textile Mill, her sister Lottie, and their friends. Now, as mail-order brides, they’d be scattered across the country, ready to start a new life. The only problem was Leora had no idea what that life looked like, nor did she have any idea who she was without the familiar faces she loved so much. Pastor Theron Drake needed a wife, and the crazy folks in his congregation whole-heartedly agreed. So much so, they thought they should have as much access to the new Mrs. Drake as he did! They volunteered her for everything they could think of and made her the director of the annual Christmas Play. Throw in the town bully/busybody who’d rather have her own choice of a Mrs. Drake, and you have a mail-order bride that doesn’t know if she’s coming or going. Will Theron and Leora’s new marriage survive the onslaught of his over-zealous parishioners? Or will she crack under the pressure, turn tail, and run? Find out in this hilarious romp, how two people are forced to discover their true strengths and weaknesses. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Rahhal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065236/bk_acx0_065236_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maggie has an unexpected suitor...in a red suit. Schoolteacher Maggie O´Brien comes home for Christmas on a mission - to gather toys for orphans living on poor farms in Kansas. She´s made her list, but there´s no Santa in sight. Not until a local shopkeeper volunteers his services. Gordon Sumner sets his mind on winning the black-haired Irish beauty, but Maggie´s brother is his fiercest competitor, and O´Brien´s loyal sister gives him the cold shoulder. Undaunted, he comes up with a clever plan - Santa will deliver gifts with a ´´wife´´ at his side. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liisa Ivary. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071006/bk_acx0_071006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While Christmas may seem to operate like a well-oiled machine, things are not always so jolly at the North Pole. Only five days before Christmas, Santa´s elves, encouraged by an unscrupulous union elf, go on strike, pretending to be sick to hold out for better wages. In a panic, Santa sends for eight replacement toymakers. But when Otto, his trusted assistant, decides to stop in Detroit´s shady, industrial section for a beer, he meets a group of American factory workers and decides to take them back instead. American Elf takes listeners on a hilarious and surprising journey following these men as they work to deliver Christmas despite their lack of experience and the elves´ attempts at sabotage. Will the factory workers botch the job? Is Christmas doomed? Listeners will find out all this and more in this unconventional Christmas tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dylan Raines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tate/000572/bk_tate_000572_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Christmas Mail Order Bride is the first in the Holiday Mail Order Bride Series! Enjoy these sweet romances as you read about characters falling in love during some of your favorite holidays! Sheriff Clayton Riley asked for a pair of boots for Christmas, not a mail order bride! Unfortunately for Clayton, his brother and mother figured a bride would look better on him than a new pair of boots! After all, he´d been sulking around long enough after the death of his wife, and his family decided it was time to take matters into their own hands and see to it Clayton had a very merry Christmas! Summer James was young, she was beautiful and an impoverished orphan. Who would want such a woman? Obviously no one. For here she was, 18 and now of age to set out on her own. But New Orleans was full of men with evil intent for one such as herself, and she saw no other choice but to take the only offer for survival she could find and become a mail order bride. What she didn´t count on was becoming Sheriff Clayton Riley´s Christmas present! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Rahhal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028034/bk_acx0_028034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jessie lived with her family on their homestead and had helped the family build a successful farm raising crops and animals. Her greatest joy and passion was for training her young mare and galloping across the plains. To her shock and dismay, her family agrees to an arranged marriage with a wealthy family who traveled from back East to do business in their town. Neither Jessie, nor her intended husband, want this union; but as she considers the situation they are both in, she realizes that their circumstances could be worse. James is being forced to marry or be disowned from the family business and all the wealth that comes from his name. He also knows that if he intends to be happy as a married man, he has to win her over and does his best to make her more comfortable with her new path in life. They go through with the lavish celebration that is more for their families than for the couple, and soon they are bound in matrimony to try and make a life together while leading the family business in the remote prairie town. Warning: Adults 18+ only due to sexually explicit content. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048165/bk_acx0_048165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Henrietta agrees to become a mail order angel for Benjamin Capel, she moves to Angel Vale Wyoming eager to begin working in the town´s eatery. Although happy with her job and attracted to her husband-to-be, she discovers that Benjamin has several secrets. What does he do for a living, why does talking about money upset him so much, and who actually owns the Angel Vale Eatery? Will these questions be answered so she can freely say ´´I do´´ or does God have a different plan for her life in Angel Vale? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049514/bk_acx0_049514_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Becky Patterson escapes the stifling life at her father´s parsonage for an exciting life as a mail-order bride...only to learn her potential groom is part-time preacher Jake Underwood. Her dreams of working alongside Jake in his store stall when an itinerant preacher wants to ordain Jake as pastor of the growing church. Will Becky accept God´s calling on her life - or will she reject Jake´s love and the future God has planned for them? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Nevins Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050471/bk_acx0_050471_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Christmas romance from number-one best-selling author Emily Woods.... Maria has left everything she knows to travel to French Gulch, California, to find a husband, but none of the potential matches seem to work out. Adam is focused on his job and has no intentions of finding a wife among the women who traveled to French Gulch to find love. Together, they learn that the Christmas is full of surprises that can overcome personal intentions and rescue those in need. This book is a sweet, clean, western, historical, romance short story. It is a complete story, but it is also part of the Mail Order Brides of French Gulch series. Be sure to listen to them all - in any order! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martha Harmon Pardee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048063/bk_acx0_048063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After widower John Hollister´s daughters become mail order brides, he moves out to Colorado to be near them. Loneliness overwhelms him, prompting him to send off for his own mail order bride. His youngest daughter´s disapproval stalls his wedding, sending everyone into a family dispute. Can John and his intended, Viola, ever find a way to be together? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pam Tierney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066574/bk_acx0_066574_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.