***This is a SWEET CLEAN MAIL ORDER BRIDE WESTERN CHRISTIAN HISTORICAL ROMANCE SHORT STORY with no cliffhangers***
Lucy Tharp faced a dilemma. Her abusive husband had died in a saloon barroom brawl and left her alone to raise their three small children. She had sold all of their belongings to move into a boarding house, but the clock was ticking before they became homeless. By the divine Hand of God, a copy of the Matrimonial News was left behind for Lucy to find. Becoming a mail order bride was her only way to provide a peaceful life for her children, but would her children be able to overcome the trauma of Tharp?
Meanwhile in Kimbrell Crossing…
An adult orphan whose chief prayer has been for a family to love has placed an ad in that fateful copy of the Matrimonial News. Drew Hopkins has created a solitary life for himself on the farm. Will Drew be able to be the Pa of peace that the sons and daughter of Tharp need him to be?
Can Lucy and Drew build a family out of the ashes of the wrath of Tharp? Will God sustain Lucy, the secondhand bride, through it all? Only time will tell if the children will be able to trust that they are no longer unloved hand-me-downs.
This is an 18000 word short story and also includes a preview of one of our clean collections...