Lantern In The Window by Bobby Hutchinson
Ever wondered what it might be like to be a mail order bride? Or the groom, already married to a woman he’s never laid eyes on? On the Canadian prairies in 1886, having a mail order romance wasn’t unusual. Noah Ferguson desperately needs help on his farm. Annie Tompkins knows she can't go on working in Lazenby’s cotton mill. Her little sister Betsy will die if they stay there. So she’s been a little less than honest in her letters to Noah, is that really so terrible? It's unforgivable, Noah fumes. He wanted an older widow, and Annie is a young virgin. But even that isn't the full extent of her lies. Problem is, Noah hasn’t exactly been straight with Annie, either, and his secret has the power to break Annie’s heart. Can time and even a special Christmas gift make their marriage work? * * * This is a standalone story, a mail order brides western romance.
Book Length: Novella - 60-150 Pages