Mail Order Misfit (Bargain Book)

A woman with a broken past, a man with a fragile heart, two people who realize they can be the salve for each other’s wounds.

After tragedy destroys Cara McGregor’s family, her only choice is to become a mail-order bride to a widower in the Dakota territory. When she arrives, she’s thrust into taking care of three resistant children and a distant man.

James Cassidy doesn’t want a new wife, but he needs a mother for his children and helpmate around his farm. Since the jobs go hand-in-hand, he reluctantly takes out a mail-order advertisement to acquire what his family needs. What neither of them expect is the attraction or the affection that develops between them. Their budding romance is interrupted, however, when Cara is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit.

Will James find a way to save Cara? Will they decide their marriage is worth fighting for? And will this family find a way to have a happy life together?

MORE MAIL ORDER BRIDE ROMANCES BY JENNA BRANDT

MAIL ORDER MIX_UP SERIES
Mail Order Misfit
Mail Order Misstep
Mail Order Miscast
Mail Order Misaim
Mail Order Misplay
Mail Order Mister
Mail Order Mishap


WIDOWS, BRIDES, AND SECRET BABIES SERIES
Mail Order Miranda
Mail Order Miriam

SECRET BABY DILEMMA SERIES
Mail Order Madeline



Meet Jenna Brandt

Jenna Brandt is an international bestselling and award-winning author who writes inspirational historical and contemporary romance. Her page-turning books have elements of romance, suspense and faith. She has her own best-selling historical series, Window to the Heart Saga, Mail Order Mix-Up and Civil War Brides, as well as contemporary series, Wild Animal Protection Agency, Billionaires of Manhattan and Second Chance Islands. Additionally, she has created two best-selling multi-author series, The Lawkeepers and Disaster City Search and Rescue based off the life of her husband in law enforcement. She also is the co-creator of the Billionaire Birthday Club and Border Brides series. Both of her books, Waiting on the Billionaire and Lawfully Treasured, were voted into the Top 50 Indie Books of 2018 and her book, The Billionaire’s Birthday Gift was a Finalist for The Best Books We’ve Read All Year 2021 contest.

Journey of Hope

Hardship defines Claire’s life. Her husband, Harold, dreams of greater opportunity. A treacherous journey lies ahead. 1829. Claire Appleton experiences an arduous life filled with hard work, struggle and sacrifice in the rugged British North American wilderness. In her lifetime, she hasn’t traveled more than a few miles from her hometown. Harold dreams of adventure and suggests uprooting their lives and traveling 900 miles in search of a better life. Content, Claire resists. Claire’s mind, however, changes when her drunken father-in-law threatens to the kill her family. Getting away from him is the best thing they could do, but a journey comes with risk. Many aspects could go wrong, and often do for travelers. Will the Appletons’ journey of hope end safely? Will they achieve success?

Meet Melina Druga

Melina Druga is a multi-genre author with a lifelong love of history, books and the English language. She pens historical fiction and nonfiction. Druga writes about the past because although school history classes may have been boring, the past was not. Her era of expertise, and obsession, is 1890-1920 with a particular focus on the Great War and how it affected the lives of ordinary people. Druga’s other interests and hobbies include listening to music, yoga, photography, astronomy, travel and healthy eating.

The Munich Girl

Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun. 
Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.

The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.

Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.

Eva’s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party, had Jewish friends, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35,000 Allied lives. As Anna’s journey leads back through the treacherous years in wartime Germany, it uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war.


Meet Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Phyllis Edgerly Ring’s novel, The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies
That Outlast War, explores the enduring effects of a woman’s secret
friendship with Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun. Phyllis is also the author
of the novel, Snow Fence Road, and of the nonfiction works, Life at
First Sight: Finding the Divine in the Details and With Thine Own Eyes:
Why Imitate the Past When We Can Investigate Reality? She studied plant
sciences and ecology, worked as a nurse, taught English to
kindergartners in China, coordinated programs at a Baha’i conference
center, and returns as often as she can to her childhood home of
Germany.

All That Is Hidden

“All That Is Hidden is a beautiful novel, the kind of book that sweeps you up in its story, makes you fall in love with its characters, and breaks your heart along with theirs.” — Writer’s Digest

Are secrets worth the price they cost to keep?

Ten-year-old Tina Hamilton finds out the hard way.

She always knew her father had a secret. But all of God’s earth to Tina are the streams for fishing, the fields for planting and harvesting–a world snugly enclosed by the blue-misted Smokies. Other than the seasons, nothing ever changed.

Until the summer of 1968.

Tina’s life changes forever. Trouble erupts when northern exploitation threatens her tiny southern Appalachian town.

Some folks blame the trouble on progress, some blame the space race and men meddling with the moon’s cycles, and some blame Tina’s father.

A past he has hidden catches up to him as his secret settles in like an unwelcome guest. The clash of progressive ideas and small town values escalates the collision of a father’s past and present.


Meet Laura DeNooyer-Moore

Laura DeNooyer thrives on creativity and encouraging it in others. She spotlights creatives of all kinds on her blog, Journey To Imagination, and highlights authors and their novels in her Standout Stories blog. A Calvin College graduate, Laura taught middle school and high school for nine years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and currently teaches writing to home schooled students. Between those two jobs, she and her husband raised four children as she penned her first novel, All That Is Hidden. An award-winning author of heart-warming historical and contemporary fiction, she is president of her American Christian Fiction Writers chapter. When not writing, you’ll find her reading, walking, drinking tea with friends, or taking a road trip. Visit Laura at https://lauradenooyer-author.com or on Facebook, BookBub, and GoodReads.

Rebellion Book II: Book of Soung: SAMPLE CHAPTERS

What if the person you could trust the least was yourself? Qing Dynasty, China. While Lady Choi loved her husband with everything she had in her, she would never be foolish enough to trust him again, would put nothing past him. When new enemies and old ones ally to seek revenge, the very foundations of their faith in one another is shaken to the core. As old lies unravel, new deceptions are revealed and old insecurities resurface, can a love without trust survive?

Meet Grea Alexander

Grea (pronounced Gray) Alexander is a female writer of African American, Native American and French descent who does not write her profiles in the 3rd person. Born and raised in Houston, TX, I have successfully wormed my way across many a border and have, in effect, managed to infect all that I survey with my particular brand of grea-ness. My books are very character-driven with a focus on flawed, dynamic, culturally-diverse characters and strong, smart female protagonists.

Annie’s Journey

Annie was fourteen at the time when her parents took their five children across the land and the Atlantic Ocean to New York City. This historical fiction reminises the trials all immigrants made in the early 1900s.

Meet N. A. Nation

I enjoy writing stories that make the reader feel like they are part of the story. I’ve written 20 novels and several novellas. This tale is based on true events.

JUDAS: Hero Misunderstood

Judas Iscariot, the man we love to hate. But who would Jesus have been without him? In this unique short story we journey with the man who Jesus chose to be one of the original twelve disciples, who was with Jesus throughout his entire three-year ministry. Going beyond his worth, which always seems to start at thirty pieces of silver and suicide, dare to step outside the boundaries of one-dimensional thinking and tradition and ask yourself: “In the grand scheme of things, did Judas have a purpose?”

Meet Jason E. Royle

Captivated by the spiritual component of life, Jason loves to read everything from the Greek classics to the Sunday comics. Unafraid to tackle topics many people don’t want to talk about, Jason has a concise, lighthearted style of writing about difficult subjects. From the serious to the humorous, Royle weaves stories that make you grin, ponder, and perhaps plunge anew into your own leaps of faith.

A Return of the Wicked Earl

A mistake she will regret for a lifetime… Lady Annalise was a wide-eyed debutante when she fell in love and married Blake, the Earl of Payne. But their time together was ill-fated and brief. After being treated poorly by her new husband, soon Annalise’s love for Blake is shattered. When he disappears entirely, their marriage seems to have ended as soon as it began. A terrible betrayal… Blake, the Earl of Payne, had it all: a hefty inheritance, a respectable title, and a beautiful wife. But it all crumbles when he is abducted, tortured and almost killed three months after his wedding. Now that he’s back he is determined to win back his wife and take revenge on whoever is responsible for his abduction. Neither task is going as planned, especially since his wife has moved on and his abductors have a plan of their own. A love that is stronger than hate… As suspicions flare, dark secrets emerge, and old passions are rekindled, Blake and Annalise must decide if they can trust each other again… or let go of one another forever. This work of fiction contains adult content, strong language, violence, off page death, bullying, nightmares and other situations that might be offensive. Reader discretion is advised.

Meet Sadie Bosque

Lords of the Desert

Mehen Pet Tha, and Melcazar El Sharif flee Babylon, to travel to Egypt, where Ramses the Great awaits them. Traveling with those they love, they face danger, despite Melcazar’s desert tribe journeying with them. For Melcazar, the journey is painful. Grieving all he’s left behind, he must navigate his way across vast stretches of desert with followers and tribe. For Mehen, who looks forward to reuniting with Ramses, he must put his trust in the man whose actions have brought them to this journey. For the others; there is a feeling of both anticipation and fear as well as grief and anger at setting forth into the unknown. As they journey, each finds their own challenges. For Raxafar El Sharif, Melcazar’s brother, there is the daily reminder of the love affair that resulted in a child. Nepthys, caught between Mehen and Melcazar, finds solace in Dinni, who himself is finding that his destiny is changing. Galia welcomes the journey, and is intrigued by the compelling and mysterious Rax, but can she put behind her the pain of her past and find happiness again? Love, danger, new allies and adventure await as the Lords of the Desert face a new life ahead. But will all that has befallen them bring them to what they seek? Or will unexpected circumstances bring to each revelation about themselves and an unexpected parting? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09M7DSKRN?ref_=dbs_m_mng_rwt_calw_tkin_1&storeType=ebooks

Meet Debra Hoffmann Knowles

Deb Hoffmann Knowles is a poet, writer, artist and Cat mom, rescuer, and foster parent. She’s from Queens, New York and lives in Bay Minette, Alabama with her husband Jim, Cat Dad and Chef, and her 30 something cats. When she’s not writing, she’s cuddling with her cats and thinking about her next book. She is thankful for the support of her husband James, the comfort of her cats, and the wonder of the rescue community she considers her second family.

Elisabeth Samson, Forbidden Bride: Based on the true story of the first black woman in 18th century Suriname to get legal permission to marry white.

“Hamilton’s novel centers on a fascinating, little-known figure from history – Elisabeth Samson emerges as intriguing and distinctive. An intriguing fictionalization of circumstances with an ample romantic angle. Hamilton’s prose style is warm, even, and voice-driven.” – The BookLife Prize In the 18th century Dutch plantation colony of Suriname, where wealth is measured by the number of slaves one owns, the educated Free Negress Elisabeth Samson, owner of several flourishing coffee plantations, desires the one thing her wealth cannot buy: a legal marriage with her consort, a White colonial officer. But can she overcome the strict Dutch laws forbidding marriage between Black and White against the powerful forces of the colonial Governor, the White planters who make up the Court of Justice, and the Society of Suriname, who covet her property, call her “whore” and accuse her of treason? Based on a true story, Elisabeth Samson, Forbidden Bride paints a rich and thought-provoking portrait of a time when opulence reigned, Black people owned slaves, family was most important, and human cruelty was part of the norm. “Historical fiction readers who look for strong female protagonists and compelling backgrounds will relish Elisabeth Samson, Forbidden Bride… a revealing, complex story that probes intention and attitude. Hamilton brings Elisabeth’s story to life with a solid attention to rich details that both educate and involve.” – Midwest Book Review “Enjoyable and enlightening. There is opulence and brutality, human kindness and primitive madness.” – Nevada Woman Magazine

Meet C.V. Hamilton

Carolyn V. Hamilton lives the U.S. expat life up in southern Ecuador’s Andes mountains in the Spanish colonial town of Cuenca, one of five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ecuador. When she’s not struggling with “Spanglish”, she likes to write books, create art journals, cook, and paint photo-realistic watercolors from her personal photo collection. She also likes chocolate, Border Collies, comedy, alpaca shawls, adult coloring, and lunching with girlfriends. Raised as a nice Lutheran girl from Seattle, in the rainy Pacific NW area of the United States, she has no problem with lockdowns because as a child she learned to play quietly in her room. Gray, rainy days feel normal, and she regards sunshine with suspicion. In addition to writing memoir, fiction and non-fiction, she loves to lead writing workshops, and coach aspiring memoir writers. Having published two memoirs (and a third “in the drawer”), she’s learned a lot along the way about the process. Professionally trained as an illustrator and graphic designer, she spent over three decades working as a marketing executive and copywriter in the real world of Mad Men. Her BA, in Liberal Arts, is from Antioch University Seattle (where she discovered she could get legitimate credits for “life experience.”) Carolyn’s other adventures have included two years’ service as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Suriname (chronicled in part in her memoir, HELP! I Married an Alien A Comedian), and a stint—in her “younger days”—as a Playboy Bunny. And it’s true that she now shares her fifth-floor, penthouse-like condominium with that ex-husband, the stand-up comedian from Las Vegas.