Ruby – Book 1 Come By Chance Mail Order Brides: Sweet Montana Western Bride Romance (Volume 1)

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:
Book 1 – Ruby
Book 2 – Emily
Book 3 – Violet
Book 4 – Kate
Book 5 – Rose ~ Due out December 2014 ~
Book 6 – Emmy-Lou ~ Due out January 2015 ~

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3 Comments

  1. Like many reviewers I was a little shocked at the … Like many reviewers I was a little shocked at the graphic rape scene, yet I continued to read and I am glad I did. I think the shock of the scene, in contrast to the character of the rest of the characters, was really needed in order to show just how evil that character was. I totally disagree with people who have said that this is porn, it sure isn’t because the effect of porn is to excite a person, and if you are excited or turned on by a rape scene, then you are in need of serious help. I…

  2. Good series launch This launches the series and hooks the reader. The three brothers are great heroes and Slim Jim is a despicable villain. Ruby makes a good naïve bride-to-be who grows more savvy quickly. Don’t want to give too much away, but I cheered when she was rescued.

  3. This book kept me turning the pages. Although the … This book kept me turning the pages. Although the romance aspect was played down, the story and plot are very interesting. I am looking forward to read about Emily story.

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