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Mail-Order Mishaps: 4 Brides Adapt When Marriage Plans Go Awry PDF, ePub eBook Dreams of Finding Mr. Right Go Wrong in the Old West   The Bride’s Dilemma by Susan Page Davis Wyoming, 1883 Eve Martin arrives in Cheyenne to learn that man she came to marry is in jail, accused of a violent murder. Should she get on the next eastbound train, or has God brought her here to help save Caleb Blair’s life?   Romancing the Rancher by Linda Ford Montana, 1886 Ame Dreams of Finding Mr. Right Go Wrong in the Old West   The Bride’s Dilemma by Susan Page Davis Wyoming, 1883 Eve Martin arrives in Cheyenne to learn that man she came to marry is in jail, accused of a violent murder. Should she get on the next eastbound train, or has God brought her here to help save Caleb Blair’s life?   Romancing the Rancher by Linda Ford Montana, 1886 Amelia expects a safe home for herself and her niece as mail-order bride to Zach Taggerty. Only Zach has never heard of her, and the last thing he needs is more complications in his life.   The Marriage Sham by Vickie McDonough Texas, 1888 Mail-order bride Zola Bryant is devastated. Her newlywed husband is dead. But even worse, they were never truly married because the man who wed them was an outlaw not a preacher. What will she do now that her life and reputation are in tatters?   The Galway Girl by Erica Vetsch Kansas, 1875 A mail-order mix-up sends Irish lass Maeve O’Reilly to the Swedish community of Lindsborg, Kansas. Will Kaspar Sandberg consider it a happy accident or a disaster to be rectified as soon as possible?  

30 review for Mail-Order Mishaps: 4 Brides Adapt When Marriage Plans Go Awry

  1. 4 out of 5

    Deanne Patterson

    Mail order bride stories are so much fun to read, especially if there is a funny mishap or two in the story. In the long run after putting faith in God and putting all in his hands things work out beautifully. A true life lesson to learn, we need to let go and let God more often! Published May 1st 2019 by Barbour Books I was given a complimentary copy. Thank you. All opinions expressed are my own.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Literary Soirée

    Another Barbour treasure, with four engrossing tales of finding love, circuitously, in the Old West. 5/5 Pub Date 01 May 2019. Thanks to the authors, Barbour Publishing, Inc. and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinion are mine. #MailOrderMishaps #NetGalley

  3. 5 out of 5

    Maureen Timerman

    Knowing that with four authors I was being offered novellas, and I can take a break for a while and consume one, which I love, well, let me warn you, once you finish one you will begin cheating and before you know it you engaged in the next. I love how these author’s minds worked and these all seem to have a different twist to them, and meant page-turning for answers and sure to get your attention. A don’t miss sweet read! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Barbour, and was n Knowing that with four authors I was being offered novellas, and I can take a break for a while and consume one, which I love, well, let me warn you, once you finish one you will begin cheating and before you know it you engaged in the next. I love how these author’s minds worked and these all seem to have a different twist to them, and meant page-turning for answers and sure to get your attention. A don’t miss sweet read! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Barbour, and was not required to give a positive review.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Karen R

    Four young women find their situations turned upside down in this unique collection of mail order bride stories! A brave group of women in desperate circumstances demonstrate faith, ingenuity, and a 'can-do' attitude to finally get their home-sweet-home. Set in the Midwest during the last quarter of the 1800's, when men were men, and women worked really hard to keep everything going smoothly on the home front. They all suffered huge losses, men and women both, driving them to risk a relationship Four young women find their situations turned upside down in this unique collection of mail order bride stories! A brave group of women in desperate circumstances demonstrate faith, ingenuity, and a 'can-do' attitude to finally get their home-sweet-home. Set in the Midwest during the last quarter of the 1800's, when men were men, and women worked really hard to keep everything going smoothly on the home front. They all suffered huge losses, men and women both, driving them to risk a relationship with a stranger based on letters. I can hardly imagine the courage that would take! It was a good set up for faith lessons, as they learned that God is faithful, he does not abandon his own, he has a plan and it is for good. "The circumstances of our lives change. Sometimes they are almost more than we can bear. But God doesn’t change... God will never leave us or forsake us.” I enjoyed all of these shorter tales, especially the last one by Erica Vetsch pairing a big, stoic Swedish farmer with a spunky Irish immigrant. It was a bit more complex with an extra bride-to-be showing up unexpectedly! All of the stories were well written, but a few felt like they ended rather abruptly with an 'instalove' type romance; that was a place to begin a long term relationship though. Fans of clean historical romances with some faith should enjoy these quick, entertaining tales. (An e-book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Emily Yager

    Mail-Order Bride stories are usually a hit or miss for me. But when a newspaper ad incites a few misunderstandings with moving and sometimes hilarious moments. These four sweet stories make for a fun and enjoyable weekend read.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Marvy Herrera

    I received an ARC of this book from Barbour Publishing, Inc. via NetGalley, this review is my personal opinion. Mail Order Mishaps   I have read many books of mail order, but to read a collection where each story has a mishap well. That sounds interesting. What I like about this collection is that all of them had plans, specific ones. But somehow they just go wrong. On the Bride’s Dilemma by Susan Page Davis we have Caleb and Eve story, everything was supposed to be easy and simple. They were suppo I received an ARC of this book from Barbour Publishing, Inc. via NetGalley, this review is my personal opinion. Mail Order Mishaps   I have read many books of mail order, but to read a collection where each story has a mishap well. That sounds interesting. What I like about this collection is that all of them had plans, specific ones. But somehow they just go wrong. On the Bride’s Dilemma by Susan Page Davis we have Caleb and Eve story, everything was supposed to be easy and simple. They were supposed to get married and live on Caleb’s ranch. But when a man is a murder with Caleb’s knife. Eve finds herself in a difficult situation, who she will believe. The men she been known for several months now or these new events?. I like that both of them not only believe but trust in God to help them to prove his innocence. An unexpected twist, a second chance and an opportunity to love. Now, in Romancing the Rancher by Linda Ford, what is the name of a mail order bride that was actually never ordered?. Amelia decides to accept the marriage proposal from Zack Taggerty. But he is not the person how wrote to her, he has difficult on his ranch, her father health had been declined and he also has to take care of his sister of twelve years old. He decided to accept her help for a time on the ranch. I like that even in the midst of this change, Amelia is focusing on God and fighting her fears with God say. The main characters in the story are both young but have to grow up faster due to unexpected situations. What is interesting is how Zack is so sure that he can’t marry yet for the previous complications mentions before. This story reminds us, God always knows better and never make a mistake. On the Marriage Sham of Vickie McDonough, we have Zola. In the beginning, she is in a terrible condition and we learn that since she had no family, decide to post a mail order bride, the man she thought was the man God has chosen it for her end up been a bad man. And after a different situation, she sees herself in a precarious condition and in a serious need of a decent job. I like that even in her sorrow, she looks out to God. And we have Evan who recently loses his parents and only her sister survive the accident. He is looking for someone to take care of her and do the house works. Amy is hurting, but she also won’t open about how she is feeling. We see little by little how Zola’s heart start to heal and it’s open to a new chance a new possibility. Her attitude makes an impact and Amy start to change for good. We have an unexpected situation that puts Zola in momentary danger, a sure oh my God moment!. This story reminds us we are forgiven and on God, we have a second chance. And finally we have The Galway Girl by Erica Vetsch, we first meet Maeve O’Reilly working as a scullery maid on a house in Boston. Since she is Irish her position is very delicate and for that moment the work positions were few. The son’s of her employer was harassing her and making her indecent proposals. So, far she has managed to get away. One day her best friend mention her about mail order brides and she has no option but to write to a man in order to go from that place. She receives by mistake the answer and the tickets from another mail-order groom, but since she needs to go. Decide to go to Kansas, Kaspar it is determined to marry well with a good Swedish woman familiar with his costume, someone who can help in her home. Especially with her grandmom, since there a convention he had no other option but to accept her proposition to work for him fas housekeeper for a month as payment for the ticket she used. But things don’t usually go I we thought they should. All this story tell me this, God is always in control. Even doesn't seem that way. If you like good clean historical fiction collection, romance, faith, family and second chance I am sure you will enjoy this story.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Marvy Herrera

    I received an ARC of this book from Barbour Publishing, Inc. via NetGalley, this review is my personal opinion. Mail order mishaps   I have read many books of mail order, but to read a collection where each story has a mishap well. That sounds interesting. What I like about this collection is that all of them had plans, specific ones. But somehow they just go wrong. On the Bride’s Dilemma by Susan Page Davis we have Caleb and Eve story, everything was supposed to be easy and simple. They were suppo I received an ARC of this book from Barbour Publishing, Inc. via NetGalley, this review is my personal opinion. Mail order mishaps   I have read many books of mail order, but to read a collection where each story has a mishap well. That sounds interesting. What I like about this collection is that all of them had plans, specific ones. But somehow they just go wrong. On the Bride’s Dilemma by Susan Page Davis we have Caleb and Eve story, everything was supposed to be easy and simple. They were supposed to get married and live on Caleb’s ranch. But when a man is a murder with Caleb’s knife. Eve finds herself in a difficult situation, who she will believe. The men she been known for several months now or these new events?. I like that both of them not only believe but trust in God to help them to prove his innocence. An unexpected twist, a second chance and an opportunity to love. Now, in Romancing the rancher by Linda Ford, what is the name of a mail order bride that was actually never ordered?. Amelia decides to accept the marriage proposal from Zack Taggerty. But he is not the person how wrote to her, he has difficult on his ranch, her father health had been declined and he also has to take care of his sister of twelve years old. He decided to accept her help for a time on the ranch. I like that even in the midst of this change, Amelia is focusing on God and fighting her fears with God say. The main characters in the story are both young but have to grow up faster due to unexpected situations. What is interesting is how Zack is so sure that he can’t marry yet for the previous complications mentions before. This story reminds us, God always knows better and never make a mistake. On the Marriage sham of Vickie McDonough, we have Zola. In the beginning, she is in a terrible condition and we learn that since she had no family, decide to post a mail order bride, the man she thought was the man God has chosen it for her end up been a bad man. And after a different situation, she sees herself in a precarious condition and in a serious need of a decent job. I like that even in her sorrow, she looks out to God. And we have Evan who recently loses his parents and only her sister survive the accident. He is looking for someone to take care of her and do the house works. Amy is hurting, but she also won’t open about how she is feeling. We see little by little how Zola’s heart start to heal and it’s open to a new chance a new possibility. Her attitude makes an impact and Amy start to change for good. We have an unexpected situation that puts Zola in momentary danger, a sure oh my God moment!. This story reminds us we are forgiven and on God, we have a second chance. And finally we have The Galway girl by Erica Vetsch, we first meet Maeve O’Reilly working as a scullery maid on a house in Boston. Since she is Irish her position is very delicate and for that moment the work positions were few. The son’s of her employer was harassing her and making her indecent proposals. So, far she has managed to get away. One day her best friend mention her about mail order brides and she has no option but to write to a man in order to go from that place. She receives by mistake the answer and the tickets from another mail-order groom, but since she needs to go. Decide to go to Kansas, Kaspar it is determined to marry well with a good Swedish woman familiar with his costume, someone who can help in her home. Especially with her grandmom, since there a convention he had no other option but to accept her proposition to work for him fas housekeeper for a month as payment for the ticket she used. But things don’t usually go I we thought they should. All this story tell me this, God is always in control. Even doesn't seem that way. If you like good clean historical fiction collection, romance, faith, family and second chance I am sure you will enjoy this story.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Maria Thomas

    This is a nice collection of mail order bride stories gone wrong. If you like Christian lit and mail order bride stories you are likely to enjoy these. I liked that in each story the mishap was very different from the others. Each novella was a unique story. And each was enjoyable. Plus I love the cover. The Bride’s Dilemma by Susan Page Davis Likable characters though it feels that we spend most of the time with Eve. Caleb spends most of the story in jail but we learned quickly in the first chap This is a nice collection of mail order bride stories gone wrong. If you like Christian lit and mail order bride stories you are likely to enjoy these. I liked that in each story the mishap was very different from the others. Each novella was a unique story. And each was enjoyable. Plus I love the cover. The Bride’s Dilemma by Susan Page Davis Likable characters though it feels that we spend most of the time with Eve. Caleb spends most of the story in jail but we learned quickly in the first chapter or so what his character is made of. He's obviously a good man in a stinky situation. There is a little mystery to figure out who really dunnit and I didn't figure it out until the reveal. Probably not enough clues in the story but the mystery isn't the point of the story anyway. It is just the means to tell the story. Romancing the Rancher by Linda Ford This one also has a bit of a mystery of how they got in this position. Again I didn't figure it out until the reveal. But I enjoyed the characters and could relate with Zach stresses about taking care of his father with dementia. It was pretty realistic from my experience. Amelia was very sweet with Pa and I enjoyed Daisy as well. The Marriage Sham by Vickie McDonough I can't imagine going through what Zola went through in the premise of this story. I'm grateful to live in a time and society that would be more accepting of such things because how she was treated was totally unfair. I loved how she was able to navigate the difficulties she endured even with the obnoxious little sister she was caring for. The Galway Girl by Erica Vetsch Fun story. I'm Swedish so it was fun for me that they were dealing with a town settled by Swedes and then throwing in an Irish woman. I liked these characters too. I would have liked for her to confess the reason she arrived as she did so she didn't look quite so flaky but other than that it was good. Sex: no Language: no Violence: attempted sexual attack, references to previous abuse, kidnapping, threatening situation

  9. 4 out of 5

    Vibliophile

    (3.5 stars) - mail order brides encounter Murphy's Law These are all decent reads about mail order brides whose match doesn't turn out as expected. As is typical in short story collections, some of the stories are better than others so I'll rate them individually. The Bride’s Dilemma (3 stars) A simple but sweet story that seemed a bit stiff. I didn't really understand why the bad guy went after Eve since she didn't seem to be getting anywhere close to finding out whodunnit. Romancing the Rancher (3 (3.5 stars) - mail order brides encounter Murphy's Law These are all decent reads about mail order brides whose match doesn't turn out as expected. As is typical in short story collections, some of the stories are better than others so I'll rate them individually. The Bride’s Dilemma (3 stars) A simple but sweet story that seemed a bit stiff. I didn't really understand why the bad guy went after Eve since she didn't seem to be getting anywhere close to finding out whodunnit. Romancing the Rancher (3.5 stars) I really liked this story, but a twist to the plot providing a jealous spur to the hero was unbelievably contrived which made it hard to maintain my enthusiasm. (And had she even told Jacob about Daisy? He might have rejected her!) The Marriage Sham (3.5 stars) Zola showed a lot of confidence in dealing with Amy & talking to the hero that didn't seem to fit her character up to that point. The romance is kinda insta-love but sweet. The Galway Girl (4 stars) A woman like Mrs Kemper would certainly have fired Maeve for her insolence. Maeve's attraction to the hero is also an insta-love, & I doubt a real Helva would've been willing to give up a ranch owner for his mere employee, but I still enjoyed the story & would say this one was the best of the group Clean Romance Level: sweet kisses Religion: Christian characters who explicitly talk about their beliefs

  10. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    I've really enjoyed reading this novella collection. I read one story per week (that was hard for me! The mishaps the authors put these poor girls through were certainly entertaining. I liked how each bride showed some spunk and did the best they could in the situation they found themselves in. Eve gets busy trying to find out what really happened. Amelia takes charge and helps Zach care for his father and sister. Zola, despite all she went through in a few short months, helps Evan with his siste I've really enjoyed reading this novella collection. I read one story per week (that was hard for me! The mishaps the authors put these poor girls through were certainly entertaining. I liked how each bride showed some spunk and did the best they could in the situation they found themselves in. Eve gets busy trying to find out what really happened. Amelia takes charge and helps Zach care for his father and sister. Zola, despite all she went through in a few short months, helps Evan with his sister. But she really helps Amy the most. Last but not least, we have Maeve. She escapes a terrible situation by becoming a MOB but is not at all what Kaspar ordered. Maeve gets busy cleaning and cooking and caring for grandmother right away. It's not spoiling anything that I say these all have happy endings. It's how those happy endings come about that I liked so much. One of my favorite quotes is from Romancing the Rancher. "It's a shame to let disappointments and challenges rob us of happiness. Life and love and laughter are meant to be enjoyed." *I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. I was under no obligation to post a review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sandra

    I enjoy reading mail-order bride novels. I found this collection, Mail-OrderMishaps even more delightful. The stories are about four young ladies in the late 1800's who have responded to an ad in the Matrimonial News paper. Things did not turn out as expected for them. All have had family lose and are facing desperate consequences. By answering the ad, each hope to find a descent man, settle down out west and start a family. By facing the obstacles thrown at them, they demonstrate what brave, st I enjoy reading mail-order bride novels. I found this collection, Mail-OrderMishaps even more delightful. The stories are about four young ladies in the late 1800's who have responded to an ad in the Matrimonial News paper. Things did not turn out as expected for them. All have had family lose and are facing desperate consequences. By answering the ad, each hope to find a descent man, settle down out west and start a family. By facing the obstacles thrown at them, they demonstrate what brave, strong, and courageous women they are. The stories all have a thread of faith throughout the entire story. I had read one of the stories before, but enjoyed it as much the second time around. If you like clean western romance, you will love these. It is so refreshing to read a book that I can pass on to my daughter and granddaughter and not be afraid of the content. Vickie McDonough, Linda Ford, Erica Vetsch and Susan Page Davis are authors I can always count on for clean, wholesome content. Thank you ladies. I received a copy from Barbour Books through NetGalley. The opinions in the review are my own.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kimmie

    Great book about using the situations God puts you in for good :) The fisrt story in this book is about a bride who steps off the trail and finds her soon to be husband in jail. Definitely a mishap. I loved how the lead character wasn't afraid to help and go out of her comfort zone. The second book is one of my favorite books in the series. Its about a young couple set upon by a matchmaker. A wonderful about healing families. The third book is about a bride who was tricked and had to make her Great book about using the situations God puts you in for good :) The fisrt story in this book is about a bride who steps off the trail and finds her soon to be husband in jail. Definitely a mishap. I loved how the lead character wasn't afraid to help and go out of her comfort zone. The second book is one of my favorite books in the series. Its about a young couple set upon by a matchmaker. A wonderful about healing families. The third book is about a bride who was tricked and had to make her way again, a great story. Finally the forth book, what a lovely way to end a series!!! A fiery Irish red head who needs to escape her situation and uses the opportunity God gave her to escape. When she gets there she meets a Swedish man .... so cool. I would highly recommend reading this book :) I volunteered to read this book from Barbour Publishing in return for my honest feed back. The opinions expressed within are my own. #greatread

  13. 5 out of 5

    Robin Willson

    Neat set of stories set in the 1800s. Christian Historical Romance. Girls and guys who are looking to marry, to make a better life for themselves in America. So well told, you slip easily into their lives and feel their struggles. In one a bride arrives to find her match in jail, in another a bride who wasn't, then found a new place to fit in, then in another an Irish girl who got tickets to go to a groom by mistake. Barbour books are always a wonderful read! Disclosure of Material Connection: I Neat set of stories set in the 1800s. Christian Historical Romance. Girls and guys who are looking to marry, to make a better life for themselves in America. So well told, you slip easily into their lives and feel their struggles. In one a bride arrives to find her match in jail, in another a bride who wasn't, then found a new place to fit in, then in another an Irish girl who got tickets to go to a groom by mistake. Barbour books are always a wonderful read! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher and NetGalley book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” #MailOrderMishaps #NetGalley #BooksYouCanFeelGoodAbout

  14. 4 out of 5

    Susan F

    This is truly one of the best mail-order bride collections of stories I have read. Each has either a comical or dramatic mishap, mounting tension and an endearing love story. The bravery women exhibited to ever embark on a life changing journey to marry a stranger is mind boggling to me. I just can't begin to imagine feeling there were no other choices for these single women. Faith in God's will leads the books' characters forward to four enjoyable endings for me. I rarely read books more than o This is truly one of the best mail-order bride collections of stories I have read. Each has either a comical or dramatic mishap, mounting tension and an endearing love story. The bravery women exhibited to ever embark on a life changing journey to marry a stranger is mind boggling to me. I just can't begin to imagine feeling there were no other choices for these single women. Faith in God's will leads the books' characters forward to four enjoyable endings for me. I rarely read books more than once but this one will be saved to savor again. Special thanks to the authors, publisher and NetGalley for my advanced reader's copy of this book. This is a well written collection.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    Mail Order Mishaps By: Susan Page Davis, Linda Ford, Vickie McDonough, Erica Vetsch These mail-order mix-ups were a fun lot to read. From getting the wrong ticket to finding she wasn’t legally married, the women of these novellas chose to trust in the Lord to find a better future. The Matrimonial Paper became a blessing rather an escape. I did not enjoy the first story but the following three were enjoyable easy reads. I was provided this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review which Mail Order Mishaps By: Susan Page Davis, Linda Ford, Vickie McDonough, Erica Vetsch These mail-order mix-ups were a fun lot to read. From getting the wrong ticket to finding she wasn’t legally married, the women of these novellas chose to trust in the Lord to find a better future. The Matrimonial Paper became a blessing rather an escape. I did not enjoy the first story but the following three were enjoyable easy reads. I was provided this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review which I’ve shared here. For more book reviews check out my blog: https://simplyannehere.wordpress.com

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mariko Tsubaki

    This was a unique twist on the Mail-Order bride theme. Each of the four novella give the reader a look at what could have gone wrong. These were well written stories showing the need to "buck" up and make the best out of the situation handed to you. The women in this book faced challenges from a finance in jail, a groom who has never heard of her, an outlaw husband who faked their marriage, and the wrong groom due to a letter mix-up, Thank you to Netgallery for providing a copy of this book for m This was a unique twist on the Mail-Order bride theme. Each of the four novella give the reader a look at what could have gone wrong. These were well written stories showing the need to "buck" up and make the best out of the situation handed to you. The women in this book faced challenges from a finance in jail, a groom who has never heard of her, an outlaw husband who faked their marriage, and the wrong groom due to a letter mix-up, Thank you to Netgallery for providing a copy of this book for my review.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

    I'm a sucker for a good mail order bride story. For me, they never get old as long as they are well written. Mail Order Mishaps is definitely well written! There are four stories in this book and each one held an aspect that I fell in love with. I did NOT feel as if I was reading the same story over and over. All four of these storytellers bring something fun and interesting to the table. The historic details were characters within themselves. Give this fun book a read and add it to your keeper I'm a sucker for a good mail order bride story. For me, they never get old as long as they are well written. Mail Order Mishaps is definitely well written! There are four stories in this book and each one held an aspect that I fell in love with. I did NOT feel as if I was reading the same story over and over. All four of these storytellers bring something fun and interesting to the table. The historic details were characters within themselves. Give this fun book a read and add it to your keeper shelf!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Mail-Order Mishaps: 4 Brides Adapt When Marriage Plans Go Awry is a collection of four stories. These stories include: The Bride's Dilemma by Susan Paige Davis Romancing the Rancher by Linda Ford The Marriage Sham by Vickie McDonough The Galway Girl by Erica Vetsch I loved loved loved this collection. I enjoyed every one of these stories and can not pick just one favorite. I am giving this fun book five plus stars.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Caroline

    Mail Order Mishaps was entertaining and fun! Four young women become mail order brides to escape their current life situations with many twists and turns along the way. My favorite of the 4 was The Galway Girl by Erica Vetsch about a fiery Irish redhead who gets tickets and travels to the wrong groom by mistake! I thoroughly enjoyed these novellas and highly recommend this light, enjoyable read. My thanks to the publisher and for an ARC, for this my honest review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    JoAnn

    A very good collection of historical romance novellas. I enjoyed each one. The were all well written and entertaining. My thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for my digital arc. This is my unbiased review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Linda Palmer

    A great book of four stories of mail order brides who experience hardships on the way to being a bride. Each story was new and refreshing. I loved it.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Joy Ellis

    I loved each story in this novella collection. There are four lovely stories written by 4 great authors.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Shonda

    This book was excellent! When you bring these great authors to compile stories for a book you get greatness! I loved each story and the sweet Clean romance that came with it. Each story is different but you still get a great story that resonates in your heart. I didn’t want the book to end . I loved the characters in each story. The characters showed love and compassion and pulled me into the story. There was nothing in the stories that I would change, each story kept me fully engaged. This is o This book was excellent! When you bring these great authors to compile stories for a book you get greatness! I loved each story and the sweet Clean romance that came with it. Each story is different but you still get a great story that resonates in your heart. I didn’t want the book to end . I loved the characters in each story. The characters showed love and compassion and pulled me into the story. There was nothing in the stories that I would change, each story kept me fully engaged. This is one book you will want to read, history romance and compassion will lighten your heart and have you wishing for more! Was given a complimentary from Net Galley. All opinions are my own.

  24. 4 out of 5

    BRITTANY

    Mail-Order Mishaps contains four novellas that are perfect for a rainy day and a warm blanket. Each story was simple but sweet, the dialogue appropriate for the time period. If you're looking for a quick short book to help pass time, this is it.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sandra

    I enjoy reading mail-order bride novels. I found this collection, Mail-OrderMishaps even more delightful. The stories are about four young ladies in the late 1800's who have responded to an ad in the Matrimonial News paper. Things did not turn out as expected for them. All have had family lose and are facing desperate consequences. By answering the ad, each hope to find a descent man, settle down out west and start a family. By facing the obstacles thrown at them, they demonstrate what brave, st I enjoy reading mail-order bride novels. I found this collection, Mail-OrderMishaps even more delightful. The stories are about four young ladies in the late 1800's who have responded to an ad in the Matrimonial News paper. Things did not turn out as expected for them. All have had family lose and are facing desperate consequences. By answering the ad, each hope to find a descent man, settle down out west and start a family. By facing the obstacles thrown at them, they demonstrate what brave, strong, and courageous women they are. The stories all have a thread of faith throughout the entire story. I had read one of the stories before, but enjoyed it as much the second time around. If you like clean western romance, you will love these. It is so refreshing to read a book that I can pass on to my daughter and granddaughter and not be afraid of the content. Vickie McDonough, Linda Ford, Erica Vetsch and Susan Page Davis are authors I can always count on for clean, wholesome content. Thank you ladies. I received a copy from Barbour Books through NetGalley. The opinions in the review are my own.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Byers

    4 very enjoyable stories, that are easy to get into and hard to put down. All heartwarming and will bring a smile to your face. The Bride’s Dilemma by Susan Page Davis Eva is on her way to Cheyenne to meet up with her soon to be husband. Problem is, she finds out he’s in jail when she arrives. As she sets out to question people she finds some aren’t happy with her probing, but also makes an unlikely friend. Lovely story that keeps the pages turning as Eva goes about trying to solve who the real cu 4 very enjoyable stories, that are easy to get into and hard to put down. All heartwarming and will bring a smile to your face. The Bride’s Dilemma by Susan Page Davis Eva is on her way to Cheyenne to meet up with her soon to be husband. Problem is, she finds out he’s in jail when she arrives. As she sets out to question people she finds some aren’t happy with her probing, but also makes an unlikely friend. Lovely story that keeps the pages turning as Eva goes about trying to solve who the real culprit is. Romancing the Rancher by Linda Ford Amelia arrives in Broken Arrow planning to marry Zach. Problem is, he’s telling her he didn’t write the letters. He convinces her to write to another person seeking a mail order bride but at the same time he is convinced by the postmaster to take Amelia and her little girl Daisy back to his ranch so she has a place to stay in the interim. Loved the characters and an easy to read story. The Marriage Sham by Vickie McDonough Zola’s marriage wasn’t what she hoped. When she learns her husband of 4 months is dead, and he was a robber on top of that, she despairs of what to do. When Evan comes into town looking for a new caretaker for his sister as well as someone to keep house, he decides to risk bringing Zola into the fold. Beautiful story with likeable characters. The Galway Girl by Erica Vetsch Maeve has hired on for the kitchen help, but has troubles with the bosses son. She sends in a reply to a grocer in Chicago looking for a wife, but gets tickets from another man, written to a lady named Trudy. Things get interesting and the story keeps moving along. A fitting conclusion to an enjoyable series.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ann

    This book is wonderful!! All of the stories are very well written and hold your attention. If you like good clean christian books, you will love this one. This book has everything that makes a book great. I highly recommend this book to everybody. Thank you Barbour Publishing via NetGalley for the ARC copy. This is my honest opinion.

  28. 4 out of 5

    ShinyObject

    I received a copy of Mail-Order Mishaps by Susan Page Davis, Linda Ford, Vickie McDonough, and Erica Vetsch from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This was the first anything by all of the aforementioned authors that I have read, but the novel's summary intrigued me so I gave it a shot and was pleasantly surprised. All of the authors' stories were enjoyable and very different from one another. The dialogue between the characters (primary characters as well as secondary I received a copy of Mail-Order Mishaps by Susan Page Davis, Linda Ford, Vickie McDonough, and Erica Vetsch from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This was the first anything by all of the aforementioned authors that I have read, but the novel's summary intrigued me so I gave it a shot and was pleasantly surprised. All of the authors' stories were enjoyable and very different from one another. The dialogue between the characters (primary characters as well as secondary) was entertaining and the main characters' chemistry was believable given the time period and context.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Paula

    Mail Order Mishaps is a fun series of stories that are fun to read! In the first story, the prospective bridegroom is arrested while he awaits his bride's train! In the second, the prospective bridegroom has no clue that he has a mail order bride! (fun story) In the third, the bride marries the man, but soon discovers that not only is he abusive, but an outlaw as well. After he is killed in a robbery, she finds a job working for a man taking care of his sister. In the last story (my personal fav Mail Order Mishaps is a fun series of stories that are fun to read! In the first story, the prospective bridegroom is arrested while he awaits his bride's train! In the second, the prospective bridegroom has no clue that he has a mail order bride! (fun story) In the third, the bride marries the man, but soon discovers that not only is he abusive, but an outlaw as well. After he is killed in a robbery, she finds a job working for a man taking care of his sister. In the last story (my personal favorite) is about the bride getting the wrong reply. She meets him anyway, and she works for him for a month. Four great stories!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    My daddy worked for the postal service for thirty years and we always joked that the postal service went to pot when he retired. But according to these novellas, postal service wasn't too hot back in the late 1800s. Each of these stories revolve around a personal ads newsletter called Matrimonial News, and the mistaken notions the brides have about their prospective husbands. Each of the brides have to navigate choppy waters to come to the ends of the lines set before them. Barbour Books gathers My daddy worked for the postal service for thirty years and we always joked that the postal service went to pot when he retired. But according to these novellas, postal service wasn't too hot back in the late 1800s. Each of these stories revolve around a personal ads newsletter called Matrimonial News, and the mistaken notions the brides have about their prospective husbands. Each of the brides have to navigate choppy waters to come to the ends of the lines set before them. Barbour Books gathers some of the best Novella authors to write these stories. The four stories are comfortable and like cuddling up with an old, favorite blanket. This is a Five-Star Book, with two thumbs up, and a cup of tea to drink while you read. My thanks to Barbour Books for allowing me to read and review this book.

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