Mia's Misfits (Western Trails, #5)
One preacher. One teacher. Three orphans. Can they become a family?
Stepping off the train, Mia Bradley, orphan and teacher, has now become a mail-order bride. She has a new home, a new Choctaw-Creek husband, and new children of her very own. Will the scars of her past ready her for the difficult life on Indian territory?
Josiah West has scars of his own. The han...more
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MIA’S MISFITS is rich in all those small details that will make a world come alive for me and draw me deeper into the story. Mia’s youngest years will be remembered only in night terrors, yet what she experienced was far more common than anyone would like to acknowledge – even today. While her beginning was heartbreaking to read it also set the pace for a story that isn’t afraid to look at the realities of the times, at human frailties and, also, at pure evil. Wa ...more
Josiah- jobless preacher turned rancher And Mia- her brothers left her at the foundling home when she was 5 to protect her from their father.
I immensely enjoyed reading this mesmerizing, heart wretching story that had a intrigue, suspense, betrayal, danger, self discoveries, family bonding/loyalty, acceptance and love. The story is fascinating written with unforgettable and inspiring characters. Their story has an amazing HEA. Loved it!!
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A strong woman, a protective man and 3 courageous children makes this a great story. Love, family, outlaws and surprises, this story has it all.
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Josiah was of mixed Indian and white blood and lo ed in Indian Teritory. He needed and wanted a wife. He requested a .com order bride from Wigg Orphanage and School. Mia was his choice and she accepted his offer of marriage. This story has a great deal of excitement, adventure, a little humor and lots of love and trust. You will score this story and it has a very happy ending.
A brilliantly told story bringing one of the alphabet brides to Eufaula Indian territory her groom to be Josiah part Choctaw Creek and part German. Mia and Josiah find themselves looking after three children the story is intriguing heartwarming and brings us wonderful characters whom you can't help but love there is lots of bonding with the children and you watch them grow together as a family as the story unfolds.
I Love historical books. This is the first book I have read by Heidi Vanlandingham. It will not be my last. The story is of two people that fall in Love although they are from different cultures and backgrounds. They eventually find each other because of mail order brides. The two become a family when they take in children that are orphaned and needing Love.
Absolutely loved the storyline & the three young people who came into Mia's world & the way they came into it, The good Pastor couldn't help but connect the dots to believe a higher power was at work with a higher power than his. I think the kids, in their innocence, certainly knew who was in charge of their day to day lives.
It's a good book for a great plan to work; the Lord's plan. Enjoy your read. ...more
Add some bad guys and a Christmas surprise and this book is great.
This glorious story is all about building a family from the riff-raff of society.
Mia was abandoned for her own safety. Josiah lost his parents to an Indian battle. Together, they stumble across three young orphans who need love. Throw in ruthless outlaws and the heroic Bass Reeves and you have one wonderfully told story!
A very creative and entertaining story. Multiple authors came together to create this series using the alphabet to name their character and tell their stories. Mia's story is heartbreaking, heartwarming and packed with action. I highly recommend you read this story and the others in this series. ...more
Well written story of family made of people who choose to love each other and not by blood. Mia’s beginnings in life were heart wrenching and her brothers did the best they could for her. Josiah’s loss shaped him into the man he became. Together they are a force of love and caring. Loved this story.
I love all these stories I'm up to 13 now halfway there and they're clean their Christian and they're exceptionally well-written I will be continue reading them all and all the other books that you write I have a very eclectic genre of reading from sci-fi to Western mail order brides to archaeology to history your books are great continue please writing them ...more
Mia is such a sweetheart. You fall in love and can't help but notice her strength. She accepts all thrown at her and goes with her big heart. Josiah is a very sweet man full of goodness but a past of loss of his parents. He and Mia were both orphaned . This is a great story in the series. ...more
Anyone who enjoys learning about the diverse Indian tribes/nations will relate to this book. Mia and Josiah 's big heart and kindness show through when they take on the three orphans. Add a surprise at the end for a great read. ...more
Whether writing historical western romance, epic fantasy, or paranormal, Heidi Vanlandingham’s books are sweet, where characters are inspired to overcome life’s hardships and loving families build strong communities.
I grew up near the panhandle of Oklahoma—what I claim is the “treeless armpit” of the st ...more