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The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride

(Outlaw Mail Order Brides #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  219 ratings  ·  76 reviews

When the West was wild
And man's law favored the few
These extraordinary women could be the heart of an outlaw.

Former outlaw Clay Colby is abuzz with his mail order bride's expected arrival. He's fought long and hard to drag Devil's Crossing out of when his homestead is set ablaze by a bitter rival, he's heartbroken. There's no woman in the

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Published January 29th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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The Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride, by Linda Broday is a 2019 Sourcebooks Casablanca publication.

Fast-paced adventure with strong, well-drawn characters!

Clay Colby is a former outlaw trying to live his life on the up and up. He’s worked tirelessly to bring law and order to Devil’s Crossing. But just when his new bride is set to arrive, his homestead is set ablaze by a bitter enemy. Now, he’s sure his future wife will decide he’s not worth sticking around for.

Talley Shannon’s life has been very har
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4.5 Mondays Stars

The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride was my first time reading Linda Broday and I loved it. Linda Broday has been on my TBR list for a while now and I can't believe I waited so long to read one of her books. This book has some of my favorites in it. You got the mail order bride, the reformed bad boy, cute children, and the villains got their comeuppances! When it comes to historical romance early American Western historical is my favorite. It is also the one genre that is hard to f
Kristy K
Another good book of Broday's to escape into. One of the things I love about her writing is how she makes the West come to life. I could really picture in my mind the town Clay and the other outlaws were building.

Although I didn't like Tally as much as I have Broday's other heroines, her story was still tragic. This seems to be a prevalent theme in Broday's books and it works well in tandem with the harshness of the West. I liked that female friendship played a small role in her evolution and th
Lover of Romance
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

The Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride is the first book in the outlaw mail order bride series, which is connected to some of Broday’s previous series so it was really fun to see old favorites that connected to this story. This story was a unique twist on mail order brides and I really liked that it wasn’t your average mail order bride romance but with all the aspect of the “wild west” that you can admire and Linda Broday has always done a wonderful
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**


"She was tired of settling. She wanted to be all of someone's world, not just a small part. She yearned to fill a man's heart so full that his love for her spilled out all over the place."

The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride is about Clay, who I was introduced to in The Heart of a Texas Cowboy. He was a bit mysterious in that book, and that made me curious about him. I am always happy when side-characters get their own story/HEA. And I think
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes you see the title of a book and you just hafta. Outlaw + Mail Order Bride... yeah, that caught my fancy and I was eager to jump into the next exciting Western Historical romantic adventure by an author who has written some of my favorites in the genre. And, it was a good call. This book gripped me from page one and I was engaged with the characters and their struggles and wanting them to find their happiness nearly more than they did.

The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride is the start of a new
Tonya Lucas
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As Texas as bluebonnets growing on hillsides, cattle grazing lush pastures, or cowboys riding for the brand and longing for a place to belong, Ms. Linda Broday has an extraordinary place in The Lone Star State and the hearts of her fans.

Outlaw Mail Order Brides is the 1st in a epic new trilogy from such a talented story teller. Ms. Broday never ceases to amaze her readers with her picturesque ways of telling a story.

“You didn’t have to be born to someone to be family. The one you chose is often
Glenda Kinard
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride once again proves that Linda Broday has a God given talent at writing page turning, edge of your seat, nail biting books. This is certainly such a book. Trying to put this book down at times was like trying to get off of a high speed roller coaster the kind with twist, turns and even loops it's just impossible .
Clay, Tally and Little Violet just burrowed up in the corner of my heart. Even cigar smoking Dr Mary and a host of the other characters in this book plucked
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When all you want is a second chance…

The town of Devil’s Crossing was a haven for men looking for redemption and a second chance. They also wanted family…. Soon, their town was growing. Each man, woman and child with a past they wanted to make up for or escape from. Sometimes both. Tally and Clay, and the people they would soon call neighbors and friends, had hope

This was a sweet, get lost in the past, western historical romance! Tally and Clay were damaged souls searching for purpose and someo
Kelsie Maxwell
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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The Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride by Linda Broday is book one in her Outlaw Mail Order Brides series. This historical western romance is a spinoff of Broday’s Men of Legend series. The author is well-known for her bestselling western romances and this one will undoubtedly be another bestseller.

Clay Colby is an outlaw wanted for murder. He’s eagerly awaiting the arrival of his mail order bride, Tally. He’s frustrated and afraid that Tally will walk away when she arrives and sees that the town he bui
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clay Colby is a man with a past. Tally Shannon is a woman with a past.

Clay Colby, once an outlaw, is looking to start something great. He has a big dream of building a town and wants to start sharing his life with someone.

Tally Shannon, once a wrongfully accused patient in a psychiatric hospital is on the run from the ones who kept her imprisoned in the hospital. Tally only wants someone to protect her and her daughter and keep them safe. Can Clay do that?

I found Clay and Tally’s love story e
Rose Blue
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As reviewed at Roses Are Blue:

Clay Colby is searching for a new path in life, one which leaves his outlaw past behind him. He and many of his friends, most of whom are also former outlaws, are intending to build a new town where they can be free to live ordinary lives. The loneliness has driven Clay to seek a mail order bride. He hopes this third attempt will be the lucky one, as the previous two potential brides changed their minds after seeing the primitive condition of
Caitlyn Lynch
Clay Colby’s an outlaw trying to go straight. Working with other men to build a new town called Devil’s Crossing, he longs for a partner in life. His friend Luke runs a rather unusual mail-order bride service, finding brides for men who can’t advertise through normal channels, and through Luke Clay finds Tally. Betrayed by her stepmother, she was placed in a lunatic asylum and horribly maltreated before being able to escape, taking with her several other women and Violet, a blind little girl unw ...more
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in a brand-new series by Ms. Linda Broday. It might be the first, but I hope not the last.

This book by Linda Broday is a true love story. It is about the purest kind of love that lucky people get to experience. It proves that love rises above physical beauty, past experiences, and forgiveness. Clay and Tally start out as a marriage between a guy who is also an outlaw and a woman that has had some of the worst experiences we could ever dream of. It also gives you a glimpse
Teresa (Reads_Romance)
Let me correct any misconceptions you may have from the cover of this book. THE OUTLAW’S MAIL ORDER BRIDE is not a sweet or gentle romance novel. The story is gritty, it’s real, and it’s as tough as its characters. If you are bothered or triggered by difficult subjects, this is not the book for you. What Tally endured in the asylum is horrific and hard to read at times, but made for a gripping and engaging read.

The book starts at Tally and Clay’s first meeting. Tally has recently escaped from an
Books Just 4 Me
You must be in the mood for an old western and remember it was really awful in that time period. I had trouble getting into this book. The outlaw, Clay, desperately wanted a wife to start a family and have a HEA in their newly created town. The heroine, Tally, suffered horrible tragedy and endured physical, sexual, and mental abuse at an asylum. The first part of the book was filled with constant jealousy on Tally’s part over an old flame of Clay’s. The overwhelming jealousy drove me crazy but s ...more
Review to Come.
Barb Lie
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride by Linda Broday is the 1st book in her new western Outlaw Mail Order Brides series. I have enjoyed Broday’s previous books book in a couple of her other series, and I am happy to say this was a wonderful start to another good series.

We meet our hero, Clay Colby, who is in the process with some of his outlaw friends, trying to rebuild a town (Devil’s Crossing) for them to start a new clean life. Clay is waiting for the wagon train to arrive bringing him his mail orde
No offense to my friends who loved The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride, but it is not for me. I found it lacking in the feel of both historic authenticity and the feel of a western. Most western romances I have read have the survival context from the very beginning of man vs. nature or man vs. those who would drive him off the land or kill him and take what is his.

Clay’s standard English is too correct and lacking colloquialisms expected for the time and region. Tally’s use of phrases like “deal-brea
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the past I always felt "meh" about reading western historical romances. They were okay, but didn't thrill me. I do believe the talented Linda Broday has changed my position on this genre! This book had non-stop action, suspense, drama and steamy loving. I must read more of her stories, and I eagerly await the next book in this exciting new series.

This series is apparently a spin off of a previous one. Don't worry; this one totally stands alone. (Warning: You WILL want to go back and read the
Outlaws, asylum escapees, and saloon floozies...oh, my! As in, oh my, what an unbelievably enthralling story by the incomparable Linda Broday. This is the first book in her Outlaw Mail Order Brides series, and I can hardly wait for the next one.
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, wow, is how I start my review. I knew this was going to be a good book, and Linda Broday didn't disappoint me one bit. I pretty much read until I was done with the whole book. I didn't want to put it down.
Clay and Tally, both have things in their past that effect how they act in the present. Both have to each come to terms with the other's strength and weaknesses. Linda Broday takes you on a journey that will have you laughing, crying, angry, hope, and hopelessness all come to play in this
Clay and Tally's story delivers an emotional, heart-rocking, and hard-won happily-ever-after!

From the first chapters, my heart twisted both good and bad with all their emotions!! So much pain and confusion accompanied by longing and desire from both of them just trying to figure out who they were, what they needed and wanted, how to get it, and how to let go. You experience Tally's intense struggle with figuring out how to trust Clay, a stranger who is now her husband. You can't help but be char
Jan 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In romance novels, my favorite sub-genre is mail order brides. I was surprised with the outlaw twist and the interesting information about the genesis of a town.

The all story was quite interesting, however I did found some inconsistencies in the plot. Still, it´s a great title and I really want to read the rest of the Outlaw Mail Order Brides series.

I received a copy of this story through NetGalley for my honest opinion.
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THE OUTLAW’S MAIL ORDER BRIDE is the first title in Linda Broday’s series, Outlaw Mail Order Brides and it packs a seriously powerful punch of a kick-off story to begin a new adventure.

I was easily caught up in the world building for this series as Clay and his friends (former outlaws) set out to change a dying town into a new viable place for them all to build new lives and find happiness. We’ll meet several intriguing, fun and downright cute secondary characters tha
Jan Sikes
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I fell in love with Clay Colby's character in Broday's Men of Legend Series when he was introduced in book two as a ranch hand. Even then, I wanted him to have a happy ending and to know more of his story. In this book, Linda Broday did more than give Clay a happy ending. She gave him an unforgettable story! A character also introduced in the Men of Legend Series, Talley Shannon was a fugitive. Along with several other women, hid in a canyon and existed with the help of Luke Legend. They had esc ...more
Lori D
Be still my heart! I have fallen in love with western historical romance and just cannot read enough! Linda Broday is a master at developing a sense of time and space where you almost feel you are there and with her in depth character thoughts and descriptions, they come alive off the page. Once I started, I could not stop, so set aside some time when you begin because it will pull you in quickly!
Clay and Tally both have pasts they want to forget and begin life anew as husband and wife. Clay was
Yvonne Wohlfeil
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love, love this book! I couldnt put it down. Interesting from start to finish. You will love Clay a man with a past and Tally a woman with a past. Very emotional and heart warming. 5 STARS!!
The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride is the first book in Linda Broday’s new series Outlaw mail order brides.
Former outlaw Clay Colby is anxiously awaiting the arrival of his mail-order bride. He has worked tirelessly to drag Devil’s Crossing from lawlessness. On the eve before his bride’s arrival, he is devasted when his homestead is set alight by a bitter rival. He has nothing to offer a woman now.
Talley Shannon is no ordinary woman. Having escaped a psychiatric hospital is searching for a protecto
Amy Alvis
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed Clay and Talley's story. After meeting Talley in the Men of Legend series, I was happy to see her get her HEA!

Clay and Tally have been writing to each other and it is finally time for them to meet. Unfortunately, the town that Clay had hoped to bring Tally to has been practically burned to the ground. Clay doesn't think Tally will stay when she sees the place.

Tally is tougher than Clay realizes and agrees to stay and get married. Although both have issues stemming from their pas
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