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Gideon's Secondhand Bride: A Sweet Historical Mail Order Bride Romance Novella

Gideon's Secondhand Bride: A Sweet Historical Mail Order Bride Romance Novella [Kindle Edition]

Kristin Holt
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A Sweet Historical Mail Order Bride Romance Novella (Rated PG)

Kansas 1870

The last thing John Gideon wants is another wife.

Mere weeks have passed since John buried his wife, but he must trudge forward. For the sake of his three little ones, he has no choice but to remarry. His mail order bride must agree-- this marriage will be strictly business.

Permilia is desperate to flee the bonds of marriage...

The War Between The States cost Millie her kind, gentle husband. He came back in body, but his soul was ravaged by war. To save herself and the life of their toddler son, she leaves her abusive husband though she has nowhere to go, no money, no family. A single option surfaces-- a farmer has sent for a mail order mother, housekeeper, and help-meet. It's a marriage in name only, so she justifies disappearing into the west and keeping her secrets.

...a marriage her husband vowed she'll never escape.

Oliver Owens warned Permilia the only way she'd leave him would be through the undertaker. It's only a matter of time before he catches his runaway wife.

He doesn't want a wife.
She doesn't want a husband.
Marriage of convenience?

Novella-length (approx. 35,000 words, 126 paperback pages) sweet/wholesome historical romance complete with a hard-won happily-ever-after.

About the Author

About the Author Kristin's love of books and reading began as a preschooler. She arrived home after her first day of Kindergarten frustrated to tears that they hadn't taught her to read (though her parents already had). Today, she devours several books a week, always searching for more authors to add to her keeper shelf. The advent of eBooks made that keeper shelf take up significantly less room, thus ensuring her husband is less aware of the book addiction. Kristin has worked as a Registered Nurse (Labor and Delivery, Maternal-Child), Childbirth Educator, magazine article writer, Weight Watchers Territory Manager and Leader. Through it all, writing remained her first love. She lives north of Salt Lake City with her husband of twenty-five years, three college-age kids who haven't completely moved out, a daughter dancing her way through high school, and a Vizsla named Snickerdoodle. Find her at

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2292 KB
  • Print Length: 124 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 149937061X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Kristin Holt, LC; 2 edition (6 Aug 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,663 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I recall the winter of my first grade year, basking in the heat from our fireplace in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dad read aloud Madeline L'Engle's A WRINKLE IN TIME and Mom peeled orange segments for us to enjoy. That was the definitive moment I fell in love with fiction.

I write sweet (wholesome) romances set in the 19th Century American West. I'm newly active in a fantastic Facebook group for authors and readers of Western Historical Romances: Join the fun at

Please stop by at and say hello!

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars a thourally enjoyable book 21 July 2014
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this was a lovely clean read the romance was loving and sweet a story of a battered wife escaping her violent husband damaged by war who. finds love again whilst not intending too i lloved this book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Heartstrings tale of how love creeps up on you 23 July 2014
By Leelee
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Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was a sweet romantic yet realistic love story about discovering self worth through second chances of love. I read it it one sitting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sweet story 21 July 2014
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loved this story... was a fab and easy read. Great characters.. read this all in one go!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 19 July 2014
By pejay
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a really gentle story with not too much sex in it!!!!
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