Book 1, The Brides of San Francisco
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Nellie Wallace is a young widow with two children. In post civil-war New York, the men are scarce and none want the burden of a wife with children. Her dead husband's family is wealthy, and cruel. Desperate to escape their influence, and eager for a home, a husband, and a stable life for her children, Nellie decides to make a new life in San Francisco as a mail order bride.
Saloon owner Blake Malone is a bachelor and likes it that way. He worked hard for everything he has, but the San Francisco City Council won’t approve his plans to build a family emporium unless he is a family man himself. The solution? A mail order bride from New York who will bring him a ready-made family, stability, and the council's approval.
Blake expects his future wife to care for his home and, other than helping him impress the city council, to stay out of his business. He expects life as usual. What he gets is an unexpected desire to win Nellie's heart, a dangerous threat to his new bride, and a rich benefactor determined to steal his new family out from under him. Blake believed his battle for success a hard one. But he will discover that the battle to win Nellie's heart and keep his family safe is going to take everything he's got.
Loved it from the beginning to end💕
An extremely captivating and great book!
I didn't think I would like this book because it takes place in the 1800s, but it still seemed to fulfill its role in being a great book! 5 stars, nothing less.
Ehhh... It was just ok
A bit too sappy for my taste, and a little too focused on the soft porn that's so often overdone in so many "romance" novels. Not much plot or character development leading to getting bored by the third chapter, and lots of punctuation errors and typos. I'll skip the rest of the series.
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