The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride
When the West was wild
And man's law favored the few
These extraordinary women could be found...in 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 lawlessness...so when his homestead is set ablaze by a bitter rival, he's heartbroken. There's no woman in the...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
"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 ...more
The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride is the start of a new ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
The book starts at Tally and Clay’s first meeting. Tally has recently escaped from an ...more
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 ...more
Clay’s standard English is too correct and lacking colloquialisms expected for the time and region. Tally’s use of phrases like “deal-brea ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
Clay and Tally both have pasts they want to forget and begin life anew as husband and wife. Clay was ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more