Wallace, Kansas – 1890
Young and beautiful Carrie Nelson is on her way westward to marry a young rancher in California when she is handed an advertisement flyer for a “waiter-girl” position in Wallace, Kansas. No longer content to move to California and just be a housewife in an unknown land, she decides to change plans and to apply for the position. She begins to work for the Stewart House restaurant, quickly making some wonderful new friends including the shy Annie and the wise Rita.
When handsome and charming coach driver Leeroy Jackson befriends her, Carrie grapples with thoughts of marriage again. She is unsure at first, but with the support of her waitress friends, all that’s left is for her to say “yes.”
Is it worth it for her to break her contract at the Stewart House and give up on her newfound independence? Is it possible that Mr. Jackson could love her all the more for her independent spirit?
Mail Order Bride Carrie is a 20,000 word clean and wholesome historical romance novella.