Middle-aged, Pearl King heads to Come-By-Chance, hoping for a quiet life of gentle female companionship and time to dedicate to the causes she believes in – Equality for All – regardless of gender, race or religion. However, when she arrives in town, the town is in an uproar – a preacher who won't preach, a Mayoral election campaign rife with corruption and Gold Rush Fever!
And added to all that, it seems her friend, Beryl, has matchmaking on her mind too – involving Pearl and builder, "Uncle" Maurice Carlson, who has been commissioned to build Beryl a grand home in the center of town. But it's complicated. Fearless campaigner, Pearl, and normally fearless dabster, Maurice, both live with the shame and scars of a failed marriage.
As if all that isn't enough trouble, the town's popular Kate Davis finds herself up against Slim Jim Murdoch for the position of Mayor – and it's hardly what you'd call a fair fight. And dearly beloved Preacher, Ernest James Coy, comes clean with his past and must deal with the consequences.
The Come-By-Chance books are jam-packed with gun-totin' adventure, intrigue and true love, all set in 1880s frontier America.
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
Book 6. Jane – The Modern Miss and the Preacher Who Had to Decide