The Mail-Order Brides Collection:
9 Historical Stories of Marriage that Precedes Love


What kind of woman would answer an advertisement and marry a stranger?


Escape into the history of the American West along with nine couples whose relationships begin with advertisements for mail-order brides. Placing their dreams for new beginnings in the hands of a stranger, will each bride be disappointed, or will some find true love?


Perfect for the Preacher by Megan Besing

1897, Indiana

Fresh from seminary, Amos Lowry believes marriage will prove to his skeptical congregation that he’s mature. If only his mail-order bride wasn’t an ex-saloon girl, and worse, pregnant.

Writing Accolades


Unpublished Stories:

ACFW 2016 Genesis Finalist: Novella & Speculative Categories.


ACFW 2016 Genesis Semi-Finalist: Novella, Short Novel & Speculative Categories.


Love Inspired 2016 Historical Manuscript Matchmakes, Betrothal Stage.


ACFW 2015 Genesis finalist: YA Category.


MCRW’s 2014 Melody of Love Contest, 1st place, New Adult Category.


RWA FHL 2015 Touched by Love Award, 2nd place, Short Contemporary Category.


NTRWA 2015 Great Expectation, 2nd place, Inspirational Category. 



For the Love of Taffy

Splickey Love Magazine, August 2015



The Cost

Splickety Love 1.2 Issue




Splickety Love 1.1 Issue







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