Bride by Arrangement: Chapter 9 Excerpt

Bride by Arrangement anthology continues to be in the top 100 in Western romances. Thank you. The book includes two novellas – The Purchased Bride written by best-selling author, Ruth Ann Nordin, and She Came by Train written by me. Two women meet on a train traveling from Virginia to Lincoln, Neb., in 1876. Ruth’s novella is a mail-order bride story with a touching special slant. My novella is where the character, Opal, becomes a governess to two children of a widower businessman. Soon a traveling minister from Virginia vies for Opal’s affections. She came by train. Will she leave by train? Find out by reading our anthology. Amazon:; Barnes and Noble Nook:; Smashwords:


“Opal inched around the geese and the droppings they excreted to step toward the back of the house. For some reason, she wanted to look at the garden. She had weeded it and tended to it. I believe Beatrice would be proud. Seeing its beauty gave her a sense of contentment like returning home to the dogwoods and the charm of her homeland. The breeze whipped up the hem of her skirt. 

Doing the revival together, gave the reverend and Opal time to get to know each other. She believed the reverend would ask for her hand before the revival ended in three weeks. It would be difficult not to say yes. Although with each day’s passing, she became more accustomed to this new land and her employer. Alex still baffled her at times, but she liked him. His love ran deep exhibited by his past devotion to his wife and his current care of his children.  On one hand, she would hate to leave. But on the other hand, she yearned for the familiar. …”



About janetsyasnitsick

Visit blog for writing, marketing tidbits to dazzle your creative endeavors. New book: Courtships and Carriages, a sweet Christian romance, (two proposals but who wins Gwen's heart?). Other works: Ruth Ann Nordin's and Janet Syas Nitsick's anthology, Bride by Arrangement; Janet's five-star, inspiring-historical romance, Lockets and Lanterns; 10th place story, "The Silver Lining;" and Best of Year book, Seasons of the Soul. Background: former journalist and language-arts teacher.
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  1. Thank you for liking this post, Dorothy. God bless.

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