Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
We need a heart for the lost

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sealed With a Kiss---Mail Order Sunshine Bride

This is a novella so today I'm writing a review on the first story, Mail Order Sunshine Bride by Janet Tronstad. I loved this story. I really like mail order bride stories and Janet's are some of the best. I can't imagine being that desperate that I would be willing to marry a complete stranger. Although people do it everyday with online dating services. I know people who have been truly blessed but some have had real disasters. This story is well written and quite humorous. I enjoyed her characters.

Widow Eleanor O`Reilly is desperate after the death of her uncle. She puts an ad in the newspaper calling herself the Sunshine Bride. She's been told by her family that she isn't pretty but she considers herself with a sunny disposition. She and her young son use their last pennies to board a train and head out to Miles City, Montana but when they arrive her new husband is no where to be found.

Sheriff Patrick MacDonald goes to meet the young widow. He hates this part of his job. He introduces himself and then escorts her and her son to the jail to get them out of the blizzard.The woman doesn't even have a decent coat. They just arrive when her intended shows up along with the mountain man who won her in a poker game.

Shocked she tries to figure out what to do now; alone in a strange city, no way to return even if she had a place to return to, no money to live on, plus she owes her intended the money for the tickets to come. Nellie, as she is called, becomes faint as she hasn't eaten for days. Patrick steps up to protect the woman. A great journey of two lonely people and a plan that God works out for them.

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