Texas Bride (Mail-Order Brides #1)
She May Be His Last Chance
Miranda Wentworth never imagined becoming a mail-order bride. Now marriage to a stranger is her only hope of finding a home where she and her two younger brothers can escape the brutality of the Chicago orphanage where they live. With any luck, she can even start a family of her own, once the three of them are settled at Ja...more
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Miranda Wentworth and her five siblings are forced to live at an orphanage after their parents die in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Having lost everything, they have no choice but to su ...more
Texas Bride is the first book in Joan Johnston's Mail Order Bride series, a sub-series of her Bitter Creek stories, and focuses on the lives of the Wentworth Children.
I think the history of mail-order brides is very co ...more
The whole mail-order bride/marriage of convenience thing has become a real weakness for me since starting to read historical romances more often. I loved it in this work as well. Both Miranda and Jacob come from ...more
WARNING! Gushing ahead!!!
Without a doubt, this is a character-driven story which, combined with fast pace and more than one couple to root for, will take you on a journey of self discovery for all characters. Ms. Johnston made sure that her writing was so good that as a reader, I just ‘wanted’! This multidimensional story left me laughing, crying, and definitely wanting more.
I wanted to know about all the kids that were left behind, and I wanted to know what happe ...more
Miranda Wentworth is simply in need of saving. Saving herself and her five younger siblings from the horrid o ...more
Whether three or four though, the point is, I really liked this book. I'd never read anything by this author before but this won't be my last read by her. The story was well developed and it was truly heartbreaking in certain parts. Both the MCs had suffered so much loss ...more
Knowing she had little chance of keeping them all together once she was out and and with a low-wage job at a hotel, Miranda agrees to go along with her sister Josie's crazy scheme and become a mail-order bride fo ...more
Love the simple life it portrayed, the hardship of the people back in the days and love when heroes are not your typical alpha, super rich, super good looking..Right, onto the next one.
The Wentworths throwed to the orphanage after their parents died in the Chicago Great Fire 1875. As the oldest, Miranda promise to take care of her siblings. So when she turn eighteen and had to go from the orphanage, she decided to be a mail-bride and go to San Antonio with her two younger brothers-left her three other sisters- to meet her soon to be husband. She hope her husband will have house big enough to fit all her siblings and eventually her husband w ...more
Anyway, di novel ini saya menemukan spoiler dari cerita di novel lain di series yang berbeda punya Joan Johnston--dimana Hero dan Heroinenya adalah ortunya Jake. Wah, jadi kecewa ban ...more
For more sensitive readers:
This book is not clean. There were a couple different explicit scenes that lasted several pages. I skipped over most of it because it was WAY to ...more
Miranda is the oldest daughter of 6 children. After their parents died in the Great Chicago Fire, the children became orphans with a horrible woman who treated them horrible. So to save themselves from the streets Miranda decided to become a Mail Order Bride.
Jake needed wife and because of the feud between himself and his STEP ...more
Johnston was the third of seven children born to an Air Force sergeant and his music-teacher wife. She received a B.A. in theatre arts from Jacksonville University in 1970, then earning an M.A. in theatre from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1971. She received ...more