Mail-Order Bride Mommy by Linda Ford EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: Linda Ford
- Language: English
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Gwen Humber again scanned the train platform of Crow Crossing,
Montana where she expected to be greeted by her future husband—a
man she’d never met.
Four cowboys crossed the planks, their heels thudding on the wood. But
none of them looked in her direction. Nor did they match the mental picture
she had of Matthew Shannon. They’d exchanged three letters and in one he’d
described himself as being of medium height, medium build with brown hair
and brown eyes. On second thought, two of the four might have fit that
description but they showed no interest in her presence.
“Miss Humber, Miss Humber.”
Gwen turned toward the sound of her name. A trim, older woman in a
navy dress and navy hat hurried toward her. Gwen’s hand tightened on her
satchel. Her breath caught in her throat. Had this woman been sent to inform
her that Matthew Shannon wasn’t coming? Had he already changed his mind
and decided she wasn’t a suitable candidate for his requirements? She no
longer had a home back east.
Everything she owned accompanied her. Her
funds would allow her a few nights in a boarding house and then what?
Limited funds. No home. The lump in her throat settled into her heart as
she admitted her predicament. She had no choice but to stay in the West.
Pushing her shoulders back and pulling in a deep, steadying breath, she faced
the future. Even if her prospective groom had changed his mind, she’d find a
way to make a life for herself in this wild, beautiful country. Though her
determination proved unable to suggest a solution.
“Miss Humber?” The breathless woman reached her side. “I’m Mrs.
Ingram, friend to Mrs. Strong.”
Gwen put on her best smile knowing it didn’t reach her eyes. “Yes, I’m
she.” Mrs. Ingram was the preacher’s wife whom Mrs. Strong worked with to
help single young women find husbands in the west. No doubt she would
“Let’s get you home.” Mrs. Ingram signaled a porter and asked for
Gwen’s trunks to be delivered. “To the parsonage.”
The parsonage? Further proof of her being rejected? She forced a breath
into her struggling lungs and told herself to stay calm.
“Matt should have come himself, but he said he wished to have a chance
to meet you in private.” Mrs. Ingram fluttered her hand as if her
announcement was of no significance. “Now come along.”
A tiny doubt embedded in Gwen’s thoughts. Perhaps she shouldn’t have
been so eager to accept this escape from her life back East. Three letters from
him did not provide much information. He was a rancher with three brothers
and he needed a wife. She dismissed her uncertainty as quickly as it came. He
waited at the parsonage which indicated he still seemed interested in
marrying her. She relaxed as she followed the older woman.
A dog raced in front of them, almost tripping her. She dodged a boy who
tore after the dog, kicking up dirt in his wake. A pebble stung Gwen’s face.
She chuckled at the absurdity of her life at the moment. A mail-order-bride
without a groom, in a strange town, following a woman she’d never met
Mrs. Ingram gave her a quizzical look. “You’ll do just fine if you can find
the humor in things.”
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