A Christmas Comfort for Elsie
A Christmas Candle for Eleanor
A Christmas Miracle for Marjory
Orphaned at just one-year-old, with her newborn sister, Elsie has grown up scrubbing and cleaning the orphanage for room and board. Her eighteenth birthday comes with the shocking announcement she has a husband waiting and she must board the train at once to go meet him.
The headmistress insists on sending Elsie away without allowing her to bid her sister, Eleanor, farewell. Riding the train to Colorado, Elsie’s stomach is in knots, and she wonders what will happen to her sister.
Dr. Clark has had his nose in books ever since he could read. Helping the sick and the injured has been his passion, and it has held his focus over finding a wife or creating a family. In the booming Georgetown, Colorado, there are plenty of miners, but there are few marital prospects for the good doctor. When Elsie shows up, he does not know why she’s come to be his bride, since he specifically told his nephew to find him an assistant for his medical practice.
Will the pulse of love beat between the doctor and Elsie, or will she run away to find her sister?
A year after the headmistress sent her sister away from the orphanage, Eleanor turns eighteen and is subjected to the same treatment—sent away without bidding the other children farewell. And sent to where? Colorado. To marry a man she knows nothing of. The ray of sunshine for Eleanor is learning that the train is carrying her to Colorado. If she was told correctly, her sister is in Colorado, as well.
Calvin Clark is a candlemaker—a trade he learned from his father. Along with making candles, he owns a general store in Central City, Colorado. Sending for a mail-order bride made him uncomfortable, but there were no eligible women in Central City. And his nephew assured him it was a perfectly reasonable thing to do.
Will a spark of love flicker between the handsome candlemaker and Eleanor? Or will the desire to find Elsie take her far away from the booming town in Colorado?
Marjory knew two of the girls she’d been close with had been shipped to Colorado as mail-order brides, so when her turn was coming up, she switched out the chosen ad and ticket so she would also go to Colorado. A snowy mountain mining town makes for a beautiful view but doesn’t do much to thaw the heart. Will Marjory be able to overcome the things she’s been through to embrace her new life?
Sebastian’s father has his eyes on a woman for him to marry, but Sebastian has other plans. His uncles both found wonderful, loving women by ordering brides, and so that’s what he sets out to do. He feels like he knows enough about the process to jump in with both feet… and makes a giant mess of everything.
Will Marjory and Sebastian come to care for one another, or will Marjory be stranded with no one to help her, in a town she doesn’t know, with no friends or family to call on?