Amazon Bestselling Author Faith-Ann Smith’s Nurses Of The Civil War Series follows the struggles and triumphs of four volunteer nurses seeking a new lease on life and love after caring for our country’s wounded war heroes.
This collection features the following four heartwarming historical mail order bride romances:
Mail Order Bride: Mary’s Secret
Since returning to her uncle’s home after volunteering as a nurse during the Civil War, Mary had rejected numerous suitors, but finally, she was given an ultimatum: she would either marry Mr. Wendell–the infamous rake–or find herself homeless and without a penny to her name. Brave and quick-thinking, Mary decides to respond to an advertisement for a mail order bride, but surely, no sensible gentleman would care to wed an already-betrothed woman. Out of sheer desperation, Mary is forced to concoct an entirely different persona for herself through her letters to Caleb Knight. But how long can Mary keep up her pretenses before the truth finds its way to the surface?
Mail Order Bride: Annika’s Courage
Young Annika Neville bravely volunteers as a nurse in the Civil War after her father and only living relative, William Neville, takes his place amongst the Union soldiers. William isn’t leaving anything to chance, however—especially not his daughter’s happiness. So, when a strapping young Union soldier named Gabriel Cole crosses his path while serving in the War, a plan quickly takes shape in his mind. William takes it upon himself to ensure that the young man, who plans on heading West, finds his way into his daughter’s New England heart after the war comes to an end. But does father always know best, or will Annika’s own hopes and dreams for her future thwart his plan?
Mail Order Bride: Grace’s Second Chance
When young Grace Williams decides to courageously volunteer as a Civil War nurse in the City Point tent hospitals, little does she realize that treating her most obstinate patient yet will prove to be rewarding in more ways than she could ever imagine. Major Michael Cade demands for his injured men to be seen before himself, yet, the selfless man can barely stand, suffering from several life-threatening wounds. As his men are tended to, Grace boldly recommends a risky treatment to save his leg against the recommendation of the attending doctor, and is forced to treat the Major on her own. As the Major convalescences under Grace’s care, the two begin to form an incredibly special bond through sharing stories about their pasts. But one morning, when Grace finds the Major has been suddenly discharged from the hospital without her knowing, Grace is left heartbroken. Will her heart ever reunite with the Major’s, or will their blossoming relationship be left on the war fields forever?
Mail Order Bride: Cate’s Change Of Heart
As Cate McLachlan boards a westbound train to meet her betrothed in Nebraska, the former Civil War nurse will soon learn her plans for love are about to be derailed. Her train is forced to come to a screeching halt when a group of sinister bandits decides to wreak havoc on its passengers. Cate narrowly escapes her demise when one of the outlaws captures her in a rush, throws her over the back of his horse and flees the scene.Cate quickly realizes the bullet that was intended for her missed its target, hitting her captor instead. She selflessly comes to the bandit’s aid and slowly nurses him back to health in the wilderness, but will Cate ever make it to the altar in Nebraska? Or does God have another plan in store for her?
Other short stories in this collection include:
A Mail Order Bride For Daniel
Mail Order Bride Hannah
Mail Order Bride: Adeline’s Story
Mail Order Bride: Eliza’s Journey
Mail Order Bride Eleanor
A Mail Order Bride For Richard
Mail Order Bride: Jane’s Story
Montana Mail Order Bride: Madeline
A Mail Order Bride For Jeremiah
Mail Order Bride Willow
Mail Order Bride Sarah