Brady Hawke was a half breed and knew what it was like to have prople turn away from you. When he advertised for a wife, Holly Jordan's letters tugged at his heart. It didn't matter that she was a widow. She was young yet, and her honesty about the scar on her cheek hooked him. He knew how cruel people could be. Christmas was the season for miracles and he prayed he could make miracles happen for Holly.
Caleb Morgan couldn't believe he had a mail order bride. She was beautiful and quiet too. He just hoped she would be happy with him. He was his own man and wouldn't let any woman disrupt his life, but his Pa wasn't in good health and wanted a grandchild. He felt it his duty to make his Pa as happy as he could for what time he had left.
Sissy Drake had no choice but to become a mail order bride. Her Pa was dead for a year when her aunt passed too, taking away her home with no other options available to her. When she met Caleb, she found him to be domineering and gruff, but she was determined to tame him and be the wife he needed.
Little did both of them know that her brother, Lawson, followed Sissy to Caleb's ranch determined to find the stagecoach money their Pa hid. He had an old score to settle with Caleb too and wouldn't let anything stand in his way.
Breed's Mail Order Bride
Breed Morgan didn't want a bride, but his sister-in-law, Sissy Morgan, arranged for his mail order bride just like she promised his Pa she would. Being the man he was, when Breed read Susan Bradley's letters and the abuse she was living through at her uncle's hand after her father's death, he couldn't turn his back on her. Vowing he would marry her, but in name only, to protect her from her uncle and Benton Giles, he promised himself he would send her back home when all was settled.
Susan Bradley was thankful that Breed and his family helped her escape the nightmare she was living. She felt free for the first time since her father's death. When she met Breed, he took her breath away. He was strong, handsome, but refused to conssumate their marriage, vowing to keep her safe until she could return home.
Kato's Christmas Bride
Kato was determined to pick his own bride and found the one he wanted. When he brought Cassie and her grandma to his teepee, he knew Cassie wasn't ready to accept him and thought he had ulterior motives for his kindness to them. He vowed to change her mind and give her the life she always dreamed about.
Cassie was at a loss to understand Kato and his motives for bringing her and her grandma to his teepee to live with him. He provided well for them and took them away from the outlaw's hideout where they lived after the outlaw band broke up. She was grateful they had a warm place to stay and plenty of food, but if he thought she was going to fall in love with him, he must be loco.
J. T. Morgan's Mail Order Bride
Annie Gainer agreed to marry J.T. Morgan sight unseen. His mother, Sissy Morgan, assured her that J.T. was a good man and would treat her right. Annie hoped she done the right thing, but she had no choice. Being an orphan, she was too old to stay at the orphanage any longer and didn't have any other options. When she first laid eyes on J.T. Morgan, he seemed bigger than life, just like his mother said he was and Annie found him intimidating to say the least.
Jacob Taylor Morgan had always wanted a mail order bride and when his ma asked him to marry Annie Gainer from the orphanage, he agreed without hesitation. Annie was a wee slip of a woman and pretty as a picture with her doe like eyes. He just didn't like the fact that Annie wanted him to move back home or that his mother showed up at the wedding with a boy from the orphanage. Not only did he get a mail order bride, but a ready made family, but he vowed he wasn't going back to the ranch for Christmas.
Tessa Rayker was unsure how Flint would feel about her arriving with Susan and Mandy, but was happy he still wanted to marry her. When problems arose, she felt like Flint regretted marrying her and there was a woman in town who wanted to takeTessa's place. Tessa wasn't a woman to give up her husband or let another woman scare her off. Would their newfound love be strong enough to keep their marriage together?
Danni Dayton was ready to marry Donald Brewton even when she knew she didn't love him, nor did he love her. He only wanted to possess her like he did everything else in his life. When her father gave her, her great, great grandma's cameo ring, she slipped it on and found herself transported back through time a hundred and twenty three years to find the man she was destined to love.
Joshua Carson had his hands full taking care of his grandpa and building up their ranch. When his dog, Bear, found a woman in a wedding dress in the bushes, he scooped her up into his arms and took her home with him. He and his grandpa vowed not to let anything happen to Danni and welcomed her into their home and into their hearts, but was it enough to keep Danni with them when her father showed up to take her home?
Nora Crandle travels west to meet her future husband, Clay Denton. She's a little nervous about being a mail order bride, but figures it's the only option she has, or be an old maid. She's also concerned that she will never be able to replace Clay's late wife in his heart.
Clay is anxious to meet his future bride. After his wife passed, he put life on hold for five long years, shutting out family and friends. He wants a wife at Christmas to bring the holiday to life again and hopes to put his late wife's memories in the past where they belong.
When Liza Crammer went through her great, great grandmother's desk after her father passed, she couldn't believe the stories her father had told people were true. Her great, great grandmother arranged marriages for mail-order brides.
When she read the letter from Cody Hawke demanding he be sent a mail order bride posthaste and her grandmother's remarks penned on the letters that no decent woman would marry him, she was intrigued. She found his picture and he was was so handsome it took her breath away. Inside the envelope was a gold and ruby pin and when she picked it up, it pricked her finger. The next thing she knew, she was face to face with Cody Hawke.
When Cam Holden turned over his badge to a new U.S. Marshal, he wasn't sure what he was going to do with the rest of his life. When a Mr. Barker sold him a thousand acre ranch in Bell's Creek, he was happy that he was finally settling down. When he arrived in town, all people could talk about was the ghost of Christmas Ranch. He didn't believe in ghosts and swore the first thing he was going to do was re-name the ranch. Yet, once he arrived, strange things started happening, and for the life of him, he couldn't figure out why. One thing he knew for certain was there wasn't a ghost called Mr. Christmas, but it seemed the magic of Christmas surrounded him no matter how hard he tried to deny it.
When she arrived to marry Cole, a woman kept seeing her husband and talking to him. Betsy was sad that maybe Karen Dormont meant more to him than just an acquaintance and Cole only married her because he promised her grandpa he would and take care of her.
After they married, a little neighbor girl, Jenny Foster lost her ma and had no living relatives and the Sheriff would probably send Jenny to an orphange. Betsy's heart went out to the girl, knowing how it felt to lose the most important person in your life. She prayed that God help her to help Jenny and to straighten out the relationship between her husband and Karen. When she married Cole, they were married for life, and she wasn't one to share her husband.
Hallie was grateful to Jayce and Millie for helping her, but she feared her pa would come and get her and make her go home with him. Her pa arranged for her to become a mail order bride to a gunslinger and she swore she'd never marry him or any strange man.
Brett Connors was tired of his life working for his father. He needed wide open spaces and a woman to love and care for. He wanted a home and family and not living his life stuck under his father's thumb. When he saw Mindy's advertisement for a mail order husband, he felt she was the right woman for him and she owned a ranch.
When Cade Lawson sent for his mail order bride, Maggie O'Malley, he didn't know what to expect. He and his twin sons needed a woman in their lives, the babes a mother to take the place of their dead mamma, and he needed a woman to love. He prayed Maggie was the answer to his prayers and that this holiday season would be a happy one for them all.
Maggie was anxious about becoming a mail order bride, marrying a man she'd never met, but once she laid eyes on Cade and his twin sons, she knew she found the husband and family she prayed for. She just hoped her new husband didn't mind her being headstrong and bossy, a trait her pa always told her a man wouldn't take kindly to.