Prudence Fairchild went from riches to rags. The world she knew was swept from under her with the death of her parents. Destined to a life of servitude, she realizes the struggles of being poor comes with the risk of being taken advantage of.
She uses everything in her to ward off the advances of her employer. His threats to have her on his return from a business trip drives Prudence into action. She must get away and protect her virtue at any cost. It's all she has left. As a last resort, she answers an advertisement to be a mail order bride.
Austin Alwin is not happy about the condition placed on him in his uncle's will. If he is to keep the only home he's ever known, he must find a wife within a few weeks or lose it all. As time is of the essence, he forgoes all the usual protocols in obtaining a mail order bride and will only have a few short days to make up his mind once he meets her.
Both Prudence and Austin are about to have a life altering decision to make as they are faced with an unexpected addition to their pending nuptials.
Will this bundle of joy pull the couple together or tear them apart?
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The best laid plans just may not work
A sweet mail order bride romance
I loved the story of the mail order bride who ran away from a bad situation, and ended up with a man who misunderstood what he was getting himself into.
One of the most memorable moments for me, was when Austin found out that Benji was not Prudence's son by birth, but by that time he had already fallen in love with both Prudence & Benji.
At the end, when the two main characters finally admitted their love to one another, out loud. Beautifully done!
I thought the narrator did a great job of changing his voice just enough to let us know who was speaking, and yet it sounded like someone telling me this wonderful story. Great job!
- Valerie Garcia