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.
A warehouse fire in Lawrence, Massachusetts has taken Genevieve ´´Genny´´ Copeland´s livelihood, but opened a new opportunity for her. If she takes the chance, she could have the family she´s always dreamed of but it would mean leaving everything she´s always known. Believing that opportunity only knocks once, Genny gets on a train west to Elko, Nevada and a new life. She becomes a mail-order bride. Stuart MacDonnell lost his wife in child-birth six months ago. Now he´s left to raise a two year-old and a six month-old baby alone. He needs a wife but doesn´t want to court someone and pretend to be in love. He´ll never love again, but he needs a wife now and orders a mail-order bride. Can Stuart and Genny come together and find happiness when they are at odds with each other? Will they find common ground and will love bloom amid the beautiful Ruby Mountains of Nevada? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jill Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078661/bk_acx0_078661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Samuel Morrison, a farmer from Iowa, is in need of a wife and a mother for Lizzie, his three-year old daughter. He reads an article from Massachusetts advertising mail order brides. He writes to the agency stating he´s looking for a partner who will work by his side and, hopefully, come to care for him and be a loving mother to Lizzie. Hannah Brown responds to his letter. Though she doesn´t say too much about herself, Samuel decides to take a chance and asks her to come to Iowa. This woman is everything he wants in a wife and more - or so he thinks. Hannah has a secret that, if revealed, could devastate their future. If Hannah tells Samuel, will he send her away? She could lose all she´s come to cherish. Is Hannah willing to take that chance? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Lysy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061346/bk_acx0_061346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Laurel Weidner desires a life of her own away from Philadelphia society and a dull, boring marriage. She is sent to live with her aunt in Lawrence, Massachusetts. When her aunt dies in a tornado, she gets a job at the Brown Textile Mill to avoid going back home. Two months later the mill burns down, and her father threatens to bring her back to Philadelphia. When the mill and her livelihood perish with the fire, she has no other choice but to answer an ad in the Grooms´ Gazette and become a Mail-Order Bride. Will she find peace and long lasting love in the arms of a stranger? Griffin Benning needs a mother for his children. When his wife died, he lost his two children to his in-laws who claimed to have a better environment for raising his children. He misses his family and is coerced into advertising in the Grooms´ Gazette for a wife to raise his children and work the farm in order to get them back. Will his ad for a Mail-Order Bride provide what he needs? Can he find love and happiness with a stranger? Can these two strangers find a common ground to reach their goals along with a happy-ever-after? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cindy Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059637/bk_acx0_059637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Constance has always done everything by the book. Follow the rules, be good, and hide. Can this letter to a man she doesn´t know break her out of the shadows? Drake has dreamed of going to sea, but Father´s ultimatum has him sending for a mail-order bride. He´ll take care of her, but she needs to know, he´ll leave for the sea after they´re married. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Cadena. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058207/bk_acx0_058207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Victoria Lowell grew up in the privileged world of the Boston Brahmins. She had everything she could want...except love. After being jilted, the society miss travels a thousand miles to marry a man she´s never met whose romantic letters won her heart. To her surprise, and dismay, the groom who meets her at the train station exhibits little interest in romance. David O´Brien, a divorced shopkeeper of Irish descent, wants nothing to do with matters of the heart. But his young daughter needs a mother and his meddling sister believes she´s done him a favor by corresponding with a mail-order bride. Impressed by Victoria, he holds off on revealing the true author of the letters she received and sets a date for their marriage. Love isn´t part of the bargain, as far as he´s concerned. But love is what Victoria has come this far to find. When the truth finally comes out, it will take more than a miracle to deliver a happily-ever-after. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liisa Ivary. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065479/bk_acx0_065479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Emma Waterston is determined, headstrong, and comes from a lifestyle where class structure determines one´s associations. Left destitute after the death of her mother, she takes a job at a textile factory. When a fire destroys her place of employment, leaving her penniless again, she makes a desperate decision and answers an ad for a mail order bride from a wealthy Kentucky horse breeder. Sam Hawley is content with his life as a horse trainer on an affluent Kentucky estate. His primary focus has always been on the horses. He views their owners as rich people with nothing to do but flaunt their money. Loyalty to his mentor is the only thing that keeps him rooted to one place. When he meets the bride-to-be of the man he detests the most, his life is about to change. Too late, Emma discovers the ad she answered was too good to be true. Her future husband is not what she was led to believe and a horrific experience leaves her no choice but to face the kind of life she´s been trying to escape. Kentucky was supposed to promise a return to her life of wealth. What she finds instead will redefine her definition of being rich. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cody Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053092/bk_acx0_053092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An American Dream:Penguin Modern Classics Norman Mailer
Jessie: Bride of South Carolina is the eighth of 50 in the unprecedented American Mail-Order Brides series. Tired of living under her father´s iron thumb of control, Jessie Wilcox decides to do the unthinkable: run away to Montana as a mail-order bride. The only obstacle in her way: the 100 miles between her home in Williamsburg County and the train depot in Charleston. Joel Cunningham is in utter disbelief when the girl he once loved beyond reason is on his front porch asking him to disobey her father´s wishes and drive her to Charleston. Logic and reason scream no; his lips, however, say yes. Will the 100 miles ahead of them be enough to overcome the five years of painful regrets, or will Jessie follow her dream for a new life in Montana? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Margo Trueblood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095149/bk_acx0_095149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.