- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Barbour Books (June 1, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 168322132X
- ISBN-13: 978-1683221326
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 49 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #579,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection: A Newspaper Ad for Husbands Brings a Wave of Men to a Small Kansas Town Paperback – June 1, 2017
|New from||Used from|
All Books, All the Time
Read author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more at the Amazon Book Review. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
About the Author
Susanne Dietze began writing love stories in high school, casting her friends in the starring roles. Today, she's the award-winning author of a dozen new and upcoming historical romances who's seen her work on the ECPA and Publisher's Weekly Bestseller Lists for Inspirational Fiction. Married to a pastor and the mom of two, Susanne lives in California and enjoys fancy-schmancy tea parties, the beach, and curling up on the couch with a costume drama and a plate of nachos. You can visit her online at susannedietze.com and subscribe to her newsletters at eepurl.com/bieza5.
Top customer reviews
A wonderfully sweet story! I loved how the Sheriff couldn't decide what he wanted but God kept pushing him in the right direction! The Mayor knew what she wanted from the beginning but had to trust God to fulfill her heart's desires! I'm looking forward to enjoying the rest of this anthology! This was a great way to start it!!
The Kidnapped Groom By Susan Page Davis
I laughed a lot during this book and even had to share a bit of the story with my husband to explain my laughing out loud!! A great story that pulled me in right away! Those boys were perfectly described and I could see my own son responding that way! Truly a great novella and I love the whole concept of this anthology!
A Clean Slate by Susanne Dietze
A brilliant story full of forgiveness, and growing in both mind and spirit! I loved the loose piglet escapade and the secondary romances going on all around them! Of course the final schoolhouse scene was my favorite!
Sunshine of My Heart by Darlene Franklin
So sweet! I loved how they knew right away they were meant for each other and trusted God on the timing! Just a beautiful story of tender love that grows and strengthens!
Come What May by Patty Smith Hall
Stubborn men! Oh, this Luke frustrated me to no end! He loves her but doesn't feel worthy enough for Chardy because of his disability from the war! I just want to strangle this guy! Sure glad this story finally had a happy ending!! The brothers on the other hand impressed me with their wisdom beyond their years and their love for their sister! I love books that make me emotional! And this one definitely did that!!
Dime Novel Suitor by Carrie Fancett Pagels
A wonderfully funny case of misunderstandings let's a British nobleman take on the role of fiance unbeknownst to him. But God leads them down the right path despite their confusion! I really enjoyed this book! And I look forward to reading more of hers!
Louder than Words by Gina Welborn
I had a harder time getting into this book with so much detail in the beginning but it was worth the effort and was a wonderful book! I especially loved the private picnic and the ending (although it did end rather abruptly)! That Jane is an amazing woman who deserves a man like him! Two people who are quite opposite of traditional roles make a wonderful couple together!
Not all of the brides and grooms meet at the auditions. Some were not even looking but found love anyway. There are happily ever after endings, there are some very suspenseful moments, funny moments and heart-tugging moments as well. There's even a kidnapping or two.
This book is one you can read over and over and still love each character. I loved the strong minded Abigail and Josiah in "Abigail's Proposal".
The Piner boys stole my heart in "The Kidnapped Groom". "A Clean Slate" found me rooting for more than one relationship. Debbie had a clever question of the men at the audition in "Sunshine of My Heart" and proved that a woman can get what she wants. "Come What May" had me reaching for tissues more than once. I loved the misunderstanding at the center of "Dime Novel Suitor". Barden was one of my favorite characters. The soldiers coming through town added a nice historical touch to the story as well. I enjoyed "Louder Than Words" because of Jane Ransome she was so helpful behind the scenes of so many people's lives yet she seemed to be somewhat overlooked because of the color of her skin. It was also the story of a reporter looking for more out of his life, and what lengths he went to when he finally decided what it was he truly wanted.
*I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy from NetGalley. I also received a beautiful print copy as a gift from one of the authors that I will treasure (see attached photo). The opinion expressed is entirely my own. I have this book on my Kindle wishlist too.
Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection: A Newspaper Ad for Husbands Brings a Wave of Men to a Small Kansas Town by Cynthia Hickey, Susan Page Davis, Susanne Dietze, Darlene Franklin, Patty Smith Hall, Carrie Francett Pagels, and Gina Welborn, © 2017
Thank you, author Carrie Fancett Pagels, for having a print copy of Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection sent to me. I will be reviewing her novella, Dime Novel Suitor, and continue on to other Turtle Springs, Kansas happenings. The Collections are so interesting in theme and the opportunity to meet new authors possibly too.
Turtle Springs, Kansas
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper
you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Dime Novel Suitor by Carrie Fancett Pagels
Widow Caroline Kane is the proprietor of a restaurant and inn—
and responsible for her five teenaged siblings. But she has
no plans of finding a mail-order groom.
Britisher Barden Granville IV is on a “cowboy holiday”
when he finds himself flat broke in Kansas. When he
answers an old “help wanted” ad, Caroline misconstrues
Barden is there as a potential husband. Will the beautiful
and feisty widow cause the new vicar to make Kansas his home?
How did I ever come into this? Caring for the Tumble Inn and my five younger siblings. Now that Pa's died, my older sister declares she is making decisions for us to better my situation. She has entered my name as a sponsor for bringing the ragtag (my words) to town for weddin'. And... she has offered the Tumble Inn for all of the commotions!
Caroline Kane has an adventure ahead of her. Have you ever been put in a situation, not of your own doings, that got you so wrapped up in it there wasn't even time to think about what was coming next?
Barden Granville has come to town for a cowboy adventure before continuing on to his British home. His first venture in Kansas City didn't work out exactly as he thought it would.... Innocence sometimes could turn ~ almost ~ deadly.
Spunky Caroline may have unknowingly met her match. Told the "auditions" are over, Barden finds he has arrived late. Has he missed his chance for the job he has come to apply for at the inn? Thankfully, Caroline says she needs help in the kitchen and Barden has declared he has been tutored as a cook by her friends in Kansas City. My, how that worked out well, filling both of their needs! And a room to boot!
Caroline is convinced her friends would not have sent him on if they did not approve. My, the advertisement all the way to Kansas City...
A comedy, indeed. This is what is known as a double-meaning.
"I'm Barden Granville, and I'll be responsible for dinner preparations here." He gave them what he hoped was a winning smile. "For the next six weeks at least."
--Dime Novel Suitor, 323.
A trial period to see if he fits in...
The thrilling stories Barden had read in Beadle's Dime Novels carry him forward to his desire to find a cowboy experience in Turtle Creek on his holiday. Especially then finding there is a ranch nearby, and it is owned by... Caroline's sister and her husband!
"And I should have told you why I'd come to America."
This is a fun story with a lot of action and moving on as the family comes to seek advice from Barden. He has support from other kitchen staff as he prepares culinary feats for boarders and those stopping by to eat at the inn restaurant. He has other skills that endear him to those in Turtle Creek.
Most recent customer reviews
Abigail’s Proposal by Cynthia Hickey
This is the first story in the book and sets up the whole book.Read more