The Promise Bride has won the Western Writers of America 2018 Spur Award in the Best Western Romance Novel category.
A Montana Brides Romance
In a booming frontier town, a heavenly match may be in store for mail-order brides seeking a fresh start . . . women of strength and spirit who embrace the challenges of life and love in the wild Montana Territory.
Determined to save her father and siblings from a crumbling Chicago tenement, Emilia Stanek becomes the long-distance bride of a Montana rancher. But when she arrives in Helena, a rugged lawman shatters her plans with the news that her husband is dead—and deeply in debt.
County sheriff Mac McCall can’t afford to be distracted by the pretty young widow, not with scandalous secrets emerging as he investigates his friend’s suspicious death. Mac’s gruff order that she leave town at once only spurs Emilia’s resolve to take ownership of her late husband’s ranch and face his debtors. But as her defenses soften, Emilia begins to accept Mac’s help, feel compassion for his own wounded heart—and learns that trust means taking a leap of faith . . .
“Hearts will be moved by the headstrong heroine as she struggles to find a better life for her family, while searching for the true meaning of love and unconditional trust. This heart-tugging story gives the reader a bit of everything—mystery, faith, and romance with a charming frontier sheriff!”
—Scarlett Dunn, author of Last Promise
“Fast-paced and enjoyable, The Promise Bride kept me engaged from start to finish. The characters pulled me into their world, and all through the book, I wondered what the denouement would bring. If you’re a fan of romance and great fiction, The Promise Bride will definitely deliver a great read!”
—Lisa Jones Baker, author of Annie’s Recipe
“The Promise Bride is a wonderful story; a delightful romance with strong characters, solid faith, and just enough mystery tossed in to make things even more interesting. You don't want to miss this jewel!”
—Amy Lillard, author of Marrying Jonah