Spinster Mail-Order Brides Series – Book Four
A Farmer for Christmas by Marisa Masterson
Children! Myra Smithson is tired of them. She didn’t expect to be disinherited or to end up as her brother’s unpaid nanny and cook. Thank goodness her matchmaker neighbor offers Myra a way out of the situation.
Reinhold “Holder” Sittig knows he can’t expect his terminally ill mother to care for his daughters. Following advice, he sends away for a mail-order bride. Too bad he forgets to mention his children in the letter.
What happens after this Christmas bride discovers she’s once again expected to be the unpaid nanny and cook? Will she find any tenderness from her stubborn German husband?
Spinster Mail-Order Brides Series – Book Three
A Husband for Christmas by Margaret Tanner
Mail Order Bride, Victoria (Vicky) Beckworth-Jones, arrives in Virginia to meet her soon to be husband, local baker Alex Cain.
After a drunken dare, Alex writes a letter requesting a Mail Order Bride.
When Vicky turns up expecting marriage, he is shocked.
He didn’t even know his fake letter had been posted.
Who sent the letter? And why?
Being a decent, Christian man he feels he has no choice but to honor his obligation.
He will marry Vicky, but it will be a marriage in name only.
This stipulation is harder to follow than he thought.
Will a kiss under the mistletoe lead to a Christmas miracle?
Spinster Mail-Order Brides Series – Book Two
A Bride for Christmas by Cheryl Wright
What’s a mail-order bride to do when she arrives at her destination and is rejected by her groom?
Homeless and destitute after the sudden death of her father, and against her better judgement, Melody Harken agrees to become a mail order bride.
Desperately lonely, widower Peter Williams applies for a mail order bride after losing his dear wife two years earlier. Guilt-ridden, he is having second thoughts. Before he can retract his request, his distressed new bride turns up in Dayton Falls without notice.
Can the beautiful stranger change his mind? And will Melody even marry him after his initial rejection?
Spinster Mail-Order Brides Series – Book One
A Marshal for Christmas by P. Creeden
A lonely and abused woman without a home. A Marshal who is given the sudden responsibility of two children. A mail-order bride situation that has fallen to ruin. Can Lottie find a home and a family by Christmas?
When Lottie Reiner lost her father in the war, her mother fell to pieces. At the young age of eleven, Lottie began caring for her catatonic mother. But when both her mother and grandfather pass away months apart, Lottie becomes nothing but a burden to her family. Her grandmother pushes Lottie to get married before it’s too late. But Lottie is a twenty-seven-year-old spinster with no experience raising children. Isn’t it already too late?
Deputy US Marshal Archer King comes from a family of law keepers. His father was a US Marshal, and his mother worked as a Pinkerton Agent with Kate Warne. When his only sister passed on in childbirth, his brother-in-law swore he could care for the children on his own. And Archer was to check in on them, but in almost two years, he’s neglected that duty to his sister. When the father, Sam Hodge, goes missing, he finds out exactly what kind of dire situation the children have been subject to.
After being turned out of her home, Lottie heads to Durant, Oklahoma, where Sam Hodge and his two children live, in the hopes of becoming a new wife and mother. Only the mail-order situation does not turn out the way Lottie had hoped, and many of the things that Sam had told her in his letters turn out to be lies. The only thing true is the children, and Lottie is fast becoming attached to them. But what will happen when Sam is found? Will she have the opportunity to get a home and a family before Christmas?
Christmas in July is also called Yulefest or Yuletide here in Australia.
It is celebrated in this month because July is normally the coldest month on the calendar for us. It is nice for us to be able to celebrate this special occasion in similar conditions to what our friends in the Northern Hemisphere do on December 25th when it is winter.
Hearty foods, roast dinner, warm drinks and toasty open fires (boosted by central heating in some cases). In the last few years it has become quite popular with more and more people celebrating it now.