A Valentine’s Sorrow
For Mary Beth life has been nothing but cruel, becoming a mail-order bride is her last hope. Or would it be another cruel disappointment?
After her mother passed, Mary Beth spent her entire childhood taking care of her alcoholic father. His last act as a father was to marry Mary Beth off to the man to whom he was indebted due to his gambling addiction. Married at the age of seventeen to a man in his sixties, Mary Beth is repulsed. But she soon finds Arthur to be a kind and gentleman. Over time she learns to love him, only to lose him unexpectedly on Valentine’s Day.
After a year of mourning, she sees no other choice but to take her own life. Standing on the railing of the Brooklyn Bridge she receives a message from God and makes the decision to become a mail-order bride. God promised her a prosperous future, now all that is left for her is to go out and find it. Thomas is a rancher and a prospector, promising Mary Beth a new life in Gambler’s Creek. With no better prospects, she boards a train out west.
When she arrives in the West, it’s only to learn that Thomas Hickok doesn’t exist. She’s stuck in a small town, destitute with no hope outside of the sheriff who brings her the bad news. The sheriff is kind enough to help her secure room and board, but will Mary Beth ever find that future she dreamed of?
A Valentine’s Sorrow is a sweet romance that will touch on every aspect of life. Join the adventure and heartbreak as Mary Beth learns that life can be cruel, but with patience and prayer the rewards are great.
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