A Family for Christmas: A Mail Order Bride Christian Western Romance

Porete Press
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Widower Frank Motherwell made it clear in his ad that he wanted a bride in name only. The sudden death of his beloved wife left his heart broken and shattered his faith in God. He isn’t looking for love, just a woman to act as a mother towards his children, and someone to help out on the farm. 

As a poor orphan, there are few decent propositions for Holly, who has always wanted to be part of a family. When she sees Frank's ad for a mail order bride, she jumps at the chance. She understands that Frank doesn’t want love and is fine with it…until she arrives in Oregon to find a shell of a man and two children who look as lost as orphans. 

It may take a miracle to heal their wounded hearts, but Holly refuses to give up. This Christmas, she is determined to remind them of the greatest gift of all: family.

Keywords: inspirational romance, clean romance, sweet romance, clean cowboy romance, clean mail order bride romance, christian romance, christmas romance, holiday romance, widower, single father, family, faith, prayer, redemption, redemptive love, loss and forgiveness, christian women's fiction.

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About the author

Like her parents and grandparents before her, Birdie Stewart has lived in Oregon all her life. She enjoys gardening, cooking for her family, and, as the family historian, reading the letters and journals of her pioneer ancestors. Birdie writes tales of good, hardworking people who strive to enrich their communities. She considers it a blessing to share her writing with the world.

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Publisher
Porete Press
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Published on
Dec 25, 2018
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Pages
189
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Christian / Romance
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Holiday
Fiction / Romance / Western
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"Melissa Jagears is a stand-out talent! Her fresh new voice is strong, stylish, and makes A Bride for Keeps a page-turner for anyone who fancies a stirring love story."
-Rosslyn Elliot, author of Fairer Than Morning and Sweeter Than Birdsong

"A Bride for Keeps treats readers to an engaging, prairie romance...delivering a heartwarming, satisfying read."
-Maggie Brendan, CBA bestselling author of The Heart of the West and The Blue Willow Brides series.

"Melissa Jagears has penned a tender tale of a mail-order bride who takes both the groom--and herself--by surprise when love comes softly...quietly... to heal their broken hearts."
-Julie Lessman, author of Love at any Cost

"A Bride for Keeps is just beautiful. It put me in mind of Janette Oke's sweet prairie romances but with a bit more edge, which I found compelling...I loved it."
-Mary Connealy, author of Fired Up


Everett Cline will never humiliate himself by seeking a mail-order bride. Not again. He's already been jilted by three mail-order brides and figures a wife just isn't in his future. However, a well-meaning neighbor hasn't given up on seeing him settled, so she goes behind his back to bring yet another woman to town for him.

Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiance. A mail-order marriage in faraway Kansas is a last resort, but she'll do anything to leave her life in Massachusetts and the heartbreak she's experienced there.

Although Everett doesn't see how a beautiful, cultured woman like Julia could be happy sharing his simple life, he could really use a helpmate on his homestead. Determined to prove she's more than just a pretty face, Julia agrees to a marriage in name only. Faced with the harsh realities of life on the prairie and hesitant to explore the tentative feelings growing between them, can Everett and Julia ever let each other in long enough to fall in love?
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