A Newspaper Ad for Husbands Brings a Wave of Men to a Small Kansas Town
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Seven women seek husbands to help them rebuild a
Meet seven of Turtle Springs, Kansasâ€™, finest women who are
determined to revive their small town after the War Between
the States took most of its men. . .and didnâ€™t return them.
The ladies decide to advertise for husbands and devise a
plan for weeding out the riff raff. But how can they make
the best practical choices when their hearts cry out to be
Abigailâ€™s Proposal by Cynthia Hickey
When her father never returned from the war, Abigail Melton
stepped into his role as town mayor. The town needs men, and
she needs a husbandâ€”and she has a big idea how to find
bothâ€”but her first duty is to hire a sheriff. And drifter
Josiah Ingram will do just fine.
The Kidnapped Groom by Susan Page Davis
Riding through the Flint Hills on his way to Dodge City,
cowboy Sam Cayford finds himself the kidnapping victim of
two children. When he meets their lovely mother, Maggie
Pinerâ€”whom the kids insist he should marryâ€”Sam starts to
question Godâ€™s plans versus his own.
A Clean Slate by Susanne Dietze
Schoolmarm Roberta â€śBirdyâ€ť Green wonâ€™t marry any of the
prospective grooms flocking to town. After losing her fiancĂ©
in the war, the only love her broken heart can bear is for
her students. But then she takes on a new pupilâ€”Drew Cooper,
one of the gentlemen drawn to Kansas by the advertisement
Sunshine of My Heart by Darlene Franklin
Debbie Barker longs to bring beauty to her new home on the
prairie, where her family moved after the war, and seeks a
husband to help her father run the ranch. Zack Gage returned
home from the war to a life in ruinsâ€”family dead and
business bankrupted. He answers the mail-order husband ad to
seek a fresh start. But neither Debbie nor Zeke know what
they are doing when it comes to ranching. . .or love.
Come What May by Patty Smith Hall
Chardy Stevens is at the end of her rope. Between running
her late fatherâ€™s store and tending to her four younger
brothers, she barely has time to breathe, much less look for
a husband to help her. The boys scare off most of her
prospects and throw Chardy together with her childhood
friend Luke, a disabled veteran who seeks her happiness
above his own.
Dime Novel Suitor by Carrie Fancett Pagels
Widow Caroline Kane is the proprietor of a restaurant and
innâ€”and responsible for her five teenaged siblings. But she
has no plans of finding a mail-order groom. Britisher Barden
Granville IV is on a â€ścowboy holidayâ€ť when he finds himself
flat broke in Kansas. When he answers an old â€śhelp wantedâ€ť
ad, Caroline misconstrues Barden is there as a potential
husband. Will the beautiful and fiesty widow cause the new
vicar to make Kansas his home?
Louder than Words by Gina Welborn
After years of writing abolitionist pamphlets and
chronicling soldier life during the war, J.R. Lockhart is
bored and jumps at the opportunity to investigate an
advertisement for husbands for an article in Godeyâ€™s Ladyâ€™s
Book. Jane Ransome would like to help the
charming-but-oblivious-to-life-out-West man chronicle the
courtships developing in town, but she has her own husband
to findâ€”one who will fit perfectly in her picket-fenced
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