Welcome to Poppy Valley, where romance is in the crisp mountain air! Meet four special women who overcome their own unique obstacles to find true love in the rustic gold mining town of Poppy Valley, California.
Clara and Henry: Can a prim schoolmarm put aside her preconceived notions to find love with a lowly miner?
Annabelle and Silas: A beautiful belle finds a beau who can look past her disability to see what is in her heart.
Eleanor and Nathaniel: The ghosts of relationships past threaten to keep two lovebirds apart.
Ada and Bart: She loves his horses, but can she open her broken heart to the horseman who loves her?
This book is a collection of four previously individually published stories: The Schoolmarm's Surprising Suitor, The Blacksmith's Beloved Belle, The Banker's Mail Order Bride, and The Hand-Me-Down Mail Order Bride.
Note from the author: I hope you enjoy this collection of sweet, clean, romance stories set during the California gold rush!More info →
Ada Shipley is headed for an uncertain future. When her father answers an advertisement for a mail order bride, promising her to a gentleman she's never met, she finds herself on a train west to California.
Bart Callan has always found pleasure in his horses and his work running the livery in Poppy Valley. It had never crossed his mind to think about marriage.
When Ada finds herself alone at the train station with her mail order husband-to-be nowhere in sight, Bart offers her a ride to Poppy Valley to spend time with the only person she knows in California, her cousin Amelia. While Ada makes attempts to track down her wayward betrothed, Bart finds himself drawn to the sheltered farm girl from Indiana. But when she finds out the truth about why her fiance failed to meet her at the station, she flees Poppy Valley in shame.
It's time for Bart to tell Ada how he feels, but first, they'll have to weather some dangerous obstacles.More info →
For a sweet, clean romance that will make you smile, take a trip to Poppy Valley.
Nathaniel Barclay has been unlucky in love, and in a mining town full of men his prospects aren't promising. In a desperate attempt to find a wife, he places an ad for a mail order bride.
After the tragic death of her fiance, Eleanor Swann fears she might spend the rest of her life alone and unmarried until a newspaper advertisement catches her eye. Dare she take a chance on a stranger?
Eleanor heads West to meet the man who will be her husband, but there is something Nathaniel isn't telling her. It will take some doing for these two wounded hearts to heal, but in the end true love can make it all worthwhile.More info →