Boston, Massachusetts – 1887
Years of working at a textile mill in Boston, Massachusetts, has made young Virginia Campbell absolutely restless. She begins to yearn for love, marriage and dreams of one day, starting a family of her own.
One lovely morning, she and her friends Eliza, Margaret and Dorothy purchase a newspaper and begin searching through the advertisements for mail order brides. Virginia is immediately drawn to an ad placed by a handsome young rancher named Archie Monroe who lives in Missoula Mills, Montana. Her heart leaps in her chest as her thoughts become flooded with what the future could hold. In no time, she gathers up everything she owns and bravely embarks on a train bound for the western frontier.
Upon her arrival, Virginia comes face to face with the dashing man in the ad, and is instantly struck by his incredible warmth and charm. She quickly settles into life in Montana during their courtship and takes a job at a nearby orphanage that desperately needs her help, while Archie spends his time tending to the day to day duties that come with owning a vast ranch.
Before long, danger rears its head in the form a tribe of Indians who seem to want to destroy the ranch and everything Archie has worked all of his life to achieve. As tensions rise and come to a crescendo, Virginia has a moment of clarity and realizes that perhaps the very key to restoring peace between the tribe and Archie lies with a young Indian orphan under her care.
***This is the second 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 (coming Fall 2016!)
Book 4: Mail Order Bride: Dorothy’s Journey (coming Fall 2016!)