Ruby – Book 1 Come By Chance Mail Order Brides

Come-By-Chance Mail Order Brides

Book 1
Silky Oak Press
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It's 1884, and love is in the air in the town of Come-By-Chance!

In this much-loved series strong women risk everything to rise above their desperate circumstances, find true love, and wed real men who'll treat them right.

Meet Ruby - She's lost her Ma, and struck out into the world on her own. The good news is she's traveled to Pittsburgh and found a good job as a schoolmistress. The bad news is, the school's owner, the portly, whiskey-breathed Mister Murphy, has developed wandering hands, and Mrs Murphy's preparing to leave to visit her sister for a month in New York.

Ruby sees an advertisement in the Matrimonial News and takes a desperate chance, writing away to the handsome Six-feet-four James Drinkwater.

Will James be the answer to Ruby's plight? Is the handsome Montana man all that he seems? Or will someone else come to Ruby's rescue, so together they can find true love?


The Come-By-Chance series consists of:

Come-By-Chance  Brides of 1884

Book 1.  Ruby

Book 2.  Emily

Book 3.  Violet

Book 4.  Kate

Book 5.  Rose 

Book 6.  Emmy-Lou

Come-By-Chance  Brides of 1885

Book 1. Opal – The Outlaw and the Sheriff Who Loved Her  

Book 2. Coral – The Widow and the Man Who Loved Horses 

Book 3.  Ava & Ina  – The Twins and the Fist-Fightin’ Cowboys

Coming Soon:

Book 4. Lillie – The Orphan and the Grief-Stricken Groomsman

Book 5. Pearl – The Divorcee and the Wedding-Shy Dabster

Book 6. Jane – The Modern Miss and the Preacher Who Had to Decide

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In the early hours of an icy Montana morning, the recently widowed Rose Gray wraps her baby up tight in a blanket, and escapes from the home that now belongs to her greedy and powerful in-laws.

She travels to Come-By-Chance to meet young fur-trapper Henry Miller, who has agreed to marry her if she will come - but Henry knows nothing of Rose's baby, or even her seven-year marriage.

Can Rose expect such a young man to accept not just herself, but her baby daughter Minnie as well?

Might Rose and Henry find love amidst all the troubles that threaten to tear them apart?

And what is Rose's secret - a secret so terrible she can see no other future than to live with the shame of it, each and every day for the rest of her life?

It's time to catch up with the Come-By-Chance townsfolk: the strapping Wilkinson brothers Ben, Matt and Toby; recently wed Ruby, Emily and Violet; the Beans, the Hearts, the Milligans, the Carmichaels and of course, the feisty Kate and incorrigible Wally Davis.

So hold onto your hat and settle in for another Come-By-Chance story of True Love and True Adventure!

While this book is part of a series, it can definitely be read as a standalone book. 

The Come-By-Chance series consists of:

Come-By-Chance  Brides of 1884

Book 1. Ruby

Book 2. Emily

Book 3. Violet

Book 4. Kate

Book 5. Rose

Book 6. Emmy-Lou

Come-By-Chance  Brides of 1885

Book 1. Opal – The Outlaw and the Sheriff Who Loved Her  

Book 2. Coral – The Widow and the Man Who Loved Horses 

Book 3. ​Ava & Ina – The Twins and the Fist-Fightin’ Cowboys

Book 4. Lillie – The Orphan and the Grief-Stricken Groomsman

Book 5. Pearl – The Divorcee and the Wedding-Shy Dabster

Coming Soon:

Book 6. Jane – The Modern Miss and the Preacher's Mighty Conundrum

Feisty intelligent widow Kate Munro has a good life in Pittsburgh - until the corrupt Samuel "Bullyboy" Murphy causes her to unfairly lose her position as a postmistress. Kate is to be cast out into the street! 

With no other options, she must accept an offer of marriage from a mature man who lives near the town of Come-By-Chance, Montana. 
Can she sacrifice her independence for a man? Or is it possible Kate can find freedom within a good match? 

It's time to catch up with the Come-By-Chance townsfolk: the strapping Wilkinson brothers Ben, Matt and Toby; recently wed Ruby, Emily and Violet; the Beans, the Hearts, the Milligans, and of course, the animal-loving perennial bachelor Wally Davis. 
You'll also be introduced to the Milligan's son Gilbert, and Kate's beau Horace, a man of great charm, who has quite a reputation.  

So hold onto your hat and settle in for another Come-By-Chance story of True Love and True Adventure!  

While this book is part of a series, it can definitely be read as a standalone book. 

The Come-By-Chance series consists of:

Come-By-Chance  Brides of 1884

Book 1 – Ruby

Book 2 – Emily

Book 3 – Violet

Book 4 – Kate

Book 5 – Rose 

Book 6 – Emmy-Lou 

Come-By-Chance  Brides of 1885

Book 1. Opal – The Outlaw and the Sheriff Who Loved Her  

Book 2. Coral – The Widow and the Man Who Loved Horses 

Book 3. ​Ava & Ina – The Twins and the Fist-Fightin’ Cowboys

Book 4. Lillie – The Orphan and the Grief-Stricken Groomsman

Book 5. Pearl – The Divorcee and the Wedding-Shy Dabster

Coming Soon:

Book 6. Jane – The Modern Miss and the Preacher's Mighty Conundrum

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Silky Oak Press
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Oct 18, 2014
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Pages
180
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Christian / Western
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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It's 1884, and love is in the air in the town of Come-By-Chance!

In this much-loved series strong women risk everything to rise above their desperate circumstances, find true love, and wed real men who'll treat them right.

Meet Emily - She's lost her Pa, can't find a job and her money's almost all gone.

After witnessing a man being strangled, the strangler gives chase, and Emily ends up on a train headed for who knows where!

She travels along with Emmy-Lou, who is running away to become a mail order bride. When Emmy-Lou's rich Aunt intercepts her along the way, they come up with a plan for the girls to switch places, and for Emily to marry the rich, handsome Montana man.

Will he be all he seems? Can Emily rise above her misfortunes and find true love and happiness?

Her Pa always told her, "The Lord moves in mysterious ways," and Emily will soon learn whether or not it's truly the case!

So catch up with the Come-by-Chance townsfolk including the strapping Wilkinson brothers, Slim Jim and his lovely wife Lettie, the newly wed Ruby Wilkinson, and of course, 18 year-old Emily.

A story of hope, romance, revenge, suspense, unrequited love, first-love, fevers and flirting.

The Come-By-Chance series consists of:

Come-By-Chance  Brides of 1884

Book 1 – Ruby

Book 2 – Emily

Book 3 – Violet

Book 4 – Kate

Book 5 – Rose 

Book 6 – Emmy-Lou 

Come-By-Chance  Brides of 1885

Book 1. Opal – The Outlaw and the Sheriff Who Loved Her  

Book 2. Coral – The Widow and the Man Who Loved Horses 

Book 3.  Ava & Ina  – The Twins and the Fist-Fightin’ Cowboys

Coming Soon:

Book 4. Lillie – The Orphan and the Grief-Stricken Groomsman

Book 5. Pearl – The Divorcee and the Wedding-Shy Dabster

Book 6. Jane – The Modern Miss and the Preacher Who Had to Decide

In the early hours of an icy Montana morning, the recently widowed Rose Gray wraps her baby up tight in a blanket, and escapes from the home that now belongs to her greedy and powerful in-laws.

She travels to Come-By-Chance to meet young fur-trapper Henry Miller, who has agreed to marry her if she will come - but Henry knows nothing of Rose's baby, or even her seven-year marriage.

Can Rose expect such a young man to accept not just herself, but her baby daughter Minnie as well?

Might Rose and Henry find love amidst all the troubles that threaten to tear them apart?

And what is Rose's secret - a secret so terrible she can see no other future than to live with the shame of it, each and every day for the rest of her life?

It's time to catch up with the Come-By-Chance townsfolk: the strapping Wilkinson brothers Ben, Matt and Toby; recently wed Ruby, Emily and Violet; the Beans, the Hearts, the Milligans, the Carmichaels and of course, the feisty Kate and incorrigible Wally Davis.

So hold onto your hat and settle in for another Come-By-Chance story of True Love and True Adventure!

While this book is part of a series, it can definitely be read as a standalone book. 

The Come-By-Chance series consists of:

Come-By-Chance  Brides of 1884

Book 1. Ruby

Book 2. Emily

Book 3. Violet

Book 4. Kate

Book 5. Rose

Book 6. Emmy-Lou

Come-By-Chance  Brides of 1885

Book 1. Opal – The Outlaw and the Sheriff Who Loved Her  

Book 2. Coral – The Widow and the Man Who Loved Horses 

Book 3. ​Ava & Ina – The Twins and the Fist-Fightin’ Cowboys

Book 4. Lillie – The Orphan and the Grief-Stricken Groomsman

Book 5. Pearl – The Divorcee and the Wedding-Shy Dabster

Coming Soon:

Book 6. Jane – The Modern Miss and the Preacher's Mighty Conundrum

Feisty intelligent widow Kate Munro has a good life in Pittsburgh - until the corrupt Samuel "Bullyboy" Murphy causes her to unfairly lose her position as a postmistress. Kate is to be cast out into the street! 

With no other options, she must accept an offer of marriage from a mature man who lives near the town of Come-By-Chance, Montana. 
Can she sacrifice her independence for a man? Or is it possible Kate can find freedom within a good match? 

It's time to catch up with the Come-By-Chance townsfolk: the strapping Wilkinson brothers Ben, Matt and Toby; recently wed Ruby, Emily and Violet; the Beans, the Hearts, the Milligans, and of course, the animal-loving perennial bachelor Wally Davis. 
You'll also be introduced to the Milligan's son Gilbert, and Kate's beau Horace, a man of great charm, who has quite a reputation.  

So hold onto your hat and settle in for another Come-By-Chance story of True Love and True Adventure!  

While this book is part of a series, it can definitely be read as a standalone book. 

The Come-By-Chance series consists of:

Come-By-Chance  Brides of 1884

Book 1 – Ruby

Book 2 – Emily

Book 3 – Violet

Book 4 – Kate

Book 5 – Rose 

Book 6 – Emmy-Lou 

Come-By-Chance  Brides of 1885

Book 1. Opal – The Outlaw and the Sheriff Who Loved Her  

Book 2. Coral – The Widow and the Man Who Loved Horses 

Book 3. ​Ava & Ina – The Twins and the Fist-Fightin’ Cowboys

Book 4. Lillie – The Orphan and the Grief-Stricken Groomsman

Book 5. Pearl – The Divorcee and the Wedding-Shy Dabster

Coming Soon:

Book 6. Jane – The Modern Miss and the Preacher's Mighty Conundrum

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