MONTANA BRIDES ROMANCES

Come Fly With Me by Gina Welborn and Becca Whitham, Zebra, Kensington Publishing, June 2017
The Promise Bride by Gina Welborn and Becca Whitham

". . . a swoon-worthy romance!” —RT Book Reviews

 

In a booming frontier town, a heavenly match may be in store for mail-order brides seeking a fresh start . . . women of strength and spirit who embrace the challenges of life and love in the wild Montana Territory.

COME FLY WITH ME

Helena, Montana // Fall  1886

Dedicated schoolteacher Luanne Palmer is forbidden to engage in public courtship. So she hides her feelings for Roy Bennett, the free-spirited journalist who has her in awe of his hot air ballooning adventures. In any case, with his roving lifestyle and career ambitions, Roy hardly seems suited to the home life Luanne desires. She will simply have to resist his charms until he leaves town on his next assignment.

But when Roy hears that Luanne’s students are enthralled in the craft

of ballooning, he can’t pass up the opportunity to impress Luanne in her classroom. Soon, Luanne must decide how much to risk on a love that challenges everything she thought she wanted . . . and only a heart-pounding race among the clouds will determine which direction their future takes . . .

THE PROMISE BRIDE

Helena, Montana // Spring 1887

Determined to save her father and siblings from a crumbling Chicago tenement, Emilia Stanek becomes the long-distance bride of a Montana rancher. But when she arrives in Helena, a rugged lawman shatters her

plans with the news that her husband is dead—and deeply in debt.
 
County sheriff Mac McCall can’t afford to be distracted by the pretty young widow, not with scandalous secrets emerging as he investigates his friend’s suspicious death. Mac’s gruff order that she leave town at once only spurs Emilia’s resolve to take ownership of her late husband’s ranch and face his debtors. But as her defenses soften, Emilia begins to accept Mac’s help, feel compassion for his own wounded heart—and learns that trust means taking a leap of faith . . .

“This heart-tugging story gives the reader a bit of everything—mystery, faith, and romance with a charming frontier sheriff!”

—Scarlett Dunn, author of Last Promise

“You don’t want to miss this jewel!”

—Amy Lillard, author of Marrying Jonah

“Fast-paced and enjoyable . . . a great read!”

—Lisa Jones Baker, author of Annie’s Recipe

 

“A dauntless, winning heroine, a complex hero, an engaging supporting cast … Sweet and appealing, this historical inspirational romance hits a nice tone as it touches on a variety of themes."

—Kirkus on The Promise Bride

“This mail-order bride novel as it all – likeable characters, intriguing suspense, a dash of wry humor, and a swoon-worthy romance!”

RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars, on The Promise Bride

Welborn and Whitham’s novel moves swiftly and is filled with appealing characters—especially Emilia and Mac, whose slow-simmering attraction will please fans of inspirational romances. (Sept.)

Publisher's Weekly

TO CATCH A BRIDE

1864 // Helena, Montana

After the untimely death of her husband, Marilyn Svenson has one option to keep

her isolated ranch in Montana Territory: Remarriage. Of the two men in the rough mining town of Helena who fit her criteria for a husband, the charming resale

shop owner is her preferred choice. Logically, she proposes.

David Pawlikowski came west to escape past heartbreak. Just when he thinks he’s content, Marilyn shakes up his bachelor life with her innovative spirit and unexpected marriage proposal. As much as David would like to say yes to the beautiful widow, he’s thinks Marilyn would be better off with the town’s dapper new lawyer. But when real danger closes in, only Marilyn can decide whom to keep close to her side forever.

THE KITCHEN MARRIAGE

 Spring 1888 // Helena, Montana

A bright future awaits the women of courage and faith who boldly chase their dreams across the wide-open Montana Territory, prepared to embrace adventure and forge their own destinies . . .
 

When French immigrant Zoe de Fleur is forced out of her position as household cook for a high society New Yorker, the pretty and talented chef seizes an unexpected chance to head west for a new beginning. She pursues what she thinks is a prestigious job in the frontier’s “finest kitchen,” but instead finds herself in a matchmaker’s agency . . .
 
Isaak Gunderson is one of Helena, Montana’s most eligible bachelors, but he’s too focused on running for mayor and his family’s business to think about a wife and family. His twin brother, Jakob, is supposed to be too busy as well, yet sends for a mail-order bride anyway. Isaak doesn’t want to fuel an ongoing rivalry with his twin, but this tempting newcomer can’t be ignored. If only she’d come to Helena a different way and loving her wasn’t a betrayal . . .

ANYWHERE WITH YOU

Summer 1888 // Helena, Montana & Denver, Colorado

From the Montana Territory to the farthest railroad stops across the magnificent West, love has a way of finding those who need it the most . . .
 

Heiress Colette Vanderpool-Vane needs to prove she’s outgrown her impetuous ways before her parents will allow her to open her beloved art museum. But when the solutions she proposes aren’t enough, her father tasks her with a mission that demands she keep her life in Denver a secret. It’s a clandestine train adventure that brings her face to face with an intriguing stranger . . .
 
Jakob Gunderson has always come in second in matters of the heart. Hired to protect young ladies rescued from the streets of Helena as they journey to a better life, he is drawn to their lovely, free-spirited chaperone. He’s finally someone’s number one. When their train ride ends, Jakob proposes marriage. But then he learns the secrets Colette’s been forced to keep.
 
How can Colette say yes? But—with their hearts on the line—how can she say no?

THE TELEGRAPH PROPOSAL

Fall 1888 // Helena, Montana

In the rough and rugged Montana Territory, the journey to true love is filled with unexpected twists—and sweet rewards—for daring frontier women who faithfully believe every heart has a home . . .
 
With the help of the Archer Matrimonial Company, Yancey Palmer has finally put

Hale Adams, the man she’s loved for ten years—sometimes not wisely or well—behind her. Yancey is so sure of her love for the man the agency matched her with, she readily promises a friend that she’ll help Hale with his mayoral campaign without chasing him.
 
Hale has also engaged the services of the matrimonial agency. He’s so pleased with one lady, he requests that she join him in Helena to commence a sixty-day courtship. But instead, the Archer ladies arrive in town to reveal the true identities of both

Hale’s and Yancey’s matches: each other. Can they look past their misunderstandings and hurt to see that they are still a perfect match?

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