Ruth and my anthology, Bride by Arrangement, is in e-book and is released in paperback Feb. 1. The anthology includes two novellas where two women meet on a train, traveling from Virginia to Lincoln, Neb., in 1876. The characters keep in contact but live separate lives.
My novella is She Came by Train, and Ruth’s story is The Purchased Bride. Hers is a mail-order bride story. After crying the whole trip, Ada steps off the train to meet her husband, Pete Kelly. Who is this quiet man and what is her future? Here is an excerpt: