Brides of Adoration

From Mail-Order Brides gone wrong to second-chance love stories, these women are in for a bumpy, heart-warming journey through the Old West.

Maid in the West

A new start… in someone else’s life? 

Fed up with being despised for her unfortunate parentage, impulsive hotel maid, Elise Miller, runs away from home. She regrets her decision the moment she’s on the train, but when she is mistaken in the next town for a mail-order bride, she trades in her identity for a chance in a better life.

Kindly but stern hotelier, Daniel West, is appalled when his mother announces that she is ‘bringing’ him a bride to help manage his growing business, and he’s even more appalled when he meets Elise. The girl is awkward, uncouth, and manages to interfere in nearly everything she puts her hand to. Worse yet, she seems determined to stay, is making friends—and as they grow closer, it’s becoming harder and harder to turn her away. It seems inevitable that the two will give into their budding feelings for one another, but when Daniel’s real fiancé turns up, will the trust between Daniel and Elise be shattered for good? 

Maid in the West is the first story in the Brides of Adoration series. Each story is clean and sweet, with zero cliff hangers and a lovely Happily Ever After that is sure to make you smile!

Cowboy, Take Me Away

Be careful who you pretend to be… You might forget who you are. 

Sweet but pragmatic Rachel Mueller takes a chance to do something exciting when she travels from Milwaukee to Adoration to become a mail-order bride. When the arrangement ends in disaster, Rachel is determined to make her own way in Adoration—she has absolutely no interest in returning to the drudgery of housework on the family farm, or the ridicule of her five brothers. In the few weeks she’s been in Adoration, she’s tasted freedom and she never wants to go back. Disguised as a man, Rachel is able to earn far more than she ever could as a woman, and when she secures a position as a stable hand on a local ranch, her future—at long last—is hers for the living. However, she finds her growing feelings for the handsome rancher, Adam Roberts, much harder to conceal than the fact that she is a girl!

Cowboy, Take Me Away is the second book in the Brides of Adoration series. Each story is clean and sweet, with zero cliff hangers and a lovely Happily Ever After that is sure to make you smile!

The Arms of a Stranger

Becoming friends was chance. But falling in love is far beyond their control. 

The eldest in a family of seven, Hannah Cook’s position as a maid at The West Hotel is essential. When the owners offer her an opportunity to advance, the role of hostess seems like a dream come true—that is, until the hotel is robbed on her very first day on the job! 

Jonathon Stone has been alone since his mother died when he was a boy. The only spark of happiness in his life? His childhood best friend, Hannah. When he sets out to empty the coffers of The West Hotel, he never expects to find her there, and he never anticipated taking her hostage… Holed up together in a remote cabin, will old sparks be enough to bring Jonathon back to life? Or will the man he has become break Hannah’s heart all over again? 

The Arms of a Stranger is the third story in the Brides of Adoration series. Each story is clean and sweet, with zero cliff hangers and a lovely Happily Ever After that is sure to make you smile!

Nursing His Heart

He’s the kind of man that she really shouldn’t want… 

Pretty and privileged, Marylee VanHorn is the toast of Adoration society. As such, her strange desire to go to nursing school shocks her parents and her friends, who think she should concentrate on her society debut—and the courtship of Robert Kent, a young man who seems to have persuaded everyone but Marylee that they are set to wed.

Marylee is thrilled when the local doctor, Neil Lavan, takes her on as his nursing assistant. However, he drives her positively mad—in more ways than one, but can she really be falling in love with her stoic, overbearing employer? What sort of future could they possibly have together? 

Nursing His Heart is the fourth story in the Brides of Adoration series. Each story is clean and sweet, with zero cliff hangers and a lovely Happily Ever After that is sure to make you smile!

Sweet Love of Mine

She thought she knew what it was to love 

The sprawling Cook family has always had to pinch pennies, but a terrible harvest has the homestead in dire financial straits. Desperate to help, Abigail Cook takes up a position at a neighboring ranch, caring for an orphaned infant that quickly steals her heart. In her eagerness to contribute to the family coffers, she neglects to mention the fact that she knows almost less about babies than the child’s bewildered uncle! 

James Taylor was successful at everything from a very young age— and his arrogance shows it. The early deaths of his brother and sister-in-law have been the only piece of hardship he’s ever known, and it shook him to the core. To complicate matters, he’s now the sole guardian of his tiny niece. In a moment of absolute panic, he takes on young Abigail Cook. He has no idea how to care for a baby, after all. His niece needs a woman about the house… and so does he! However, when tongues begin to wag about Abigail’s motives, can their budding relationship survive under the scrutiny of the entire town?

Sweet Love of Mine is the fifth story in the Brides of Adoration series. Each story is clean and sweet, with zero cliff hangers and a lovely Happily Ever After that is sure to make you smile!