If you have read any mail order bride stories, you’ve probably noticed that even though the bride and groom never met each other, they are both genuinely good people. It’s a rare story that has a scam or a truly bad person either write or respond to the mail order bride advertisement. I took that rare theme and wrote three novellas about five young ladies duped into becoming mail order brides only to find out the men they were supposed to marry weren’t what they had appeared in the letters. The first of those novellas just released on June 26th and I’m excited to share more about it today.
First of all, the three novellas were inspired by five minor characters in The Solid Rock. If you’ve read the book, you probably can guess which ones I am talking about. I couldn’t just leave those young ladies without telling their stories, so I continued them. Katie and Joanna are featured in Just a Closer Walk and I had a lot of fun writing it. I hope you enjoy reading it! (Plus there’s a giveaway 😉 ).
About the Book
I am weak, but Thou art strong/Jesus, keep me from all wrong/I’ll be satisfied as long/As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.
Katie and Joanna meet on a train headed to Cheyenne, Wyoming. They start talking and find out they are both headed there to become mail order brides. They quickly become good friends. When they get on a stagecoach with three other young women, Katie becomes suspicious. What is going to happen to them? Or is it really possible that nothing untoward is happening?