A Home for Christmas by Julia Ridgmont
They’re willing to risk everything for a new life together. But are they ready to take a chance on love?
The only way of life that spinster Leah Ackerman has known for the past several years is one of poverty and servitude. When a chance encounter with a woman looking for a bride for her brother thrusts Leah into an entirely different world out west, she knows she’ll either have to either buck up or back down. If only she didn’t feel so inferior to everyone else around her, including her betrothed…
As a fairly young pastor of the congregation in Hope Hollow, Oregon, Blake Jefferies has his hands full. And now that he’s a widower with a four-year-old daughter, he has more than he can handle. He’s tired of depending on the good graces of the women in town to take care of her, especially when it seems all the single females want is a chance to win his heart in return. What he needs is a good, hard-working woman who can be a mother to his daughter and provide a way for him to care for his parishioners. When he meets his mail-order bride, Leah, for the first time, he’s not only struck by her beauty, but by her charm. But she’s hiding something that may cause the tenuous relationship they’re forming to totally unravel.
Will Leah and Blake learn to trust each other? Can they break the social barriers before them? Will they find a love worth fighting for, or will they turn from each other when things get hard?
Enjoy this companion novella to Julia Ridgmont’s new series, Brides of Hope Hollow as well as each standalone story in the Spinster Mail-Order Brides multi-author series! Each of them is sweet historical romance at its finest!