Boston, Massachusetts – 1887
Dorothy Aldridge works diligently as a seamstress in a textile factory in Boston. She and her friends are starting to long for something new, however; they decide that they want to have an adventure out West and find husbands out on the frontier.
As they look through the advertisements in the newspaper, Dorothy comes upon an ad placed by a young general store owner named Clint Edwards, a widower with twin, ten-year-old sons. Always one for a challenge, Dorothy is thrilled to start exchanging letters with Clint. To her delight, he soon invites her out to Missoula Mills, Montana to be his bride.
It becomes clear fairly quickly that although Clint is quite smitten with young Dorothy, his twin boys, Hank and Sam, do not like the idea of a new woman coming along to take the place of their mother. They do not greet her warmly, and Dorothy begins to feel at odds with the family. Then things begin to mysteriously go missing in the general store and all eyes are on Dorothy as the culprit.
Can she prove her worth to Clint and his sons? There is so much in store for Dorothy–if she can only find a way to melt Sam and Hank’s cold exteriors.
***This is the fourth book in the Montana Valley Brides series. Each book is a standalone story and may be read in any order.
Book 1: Mail Order Bride: Eliza’s Journey
Book 2: Mail Order Bride: Virginia’s Journey
Book 3: Mail Order Bride: Margaret’s Journey
Book 4: Mail Order Bride: Dorothy’s Journey