This novella is the first of a new series based on a group of children from the Children's Aid Society, a New York orphanage who travel on an orphan train to Texas. Each story will feature some of the children and what happens to them as children and adults, while throwing a little sweet and inspirational romance into the mix.
In this story, Craig Parker,a local farmer, has been asking widowed Amanda Drake for over a year to marry him, to which Amanda has refused each time. They hear about a train full of orphans coming to their town in Texas and both want to adopt a child as a single parent. When meeting with the Town Council, they are both individually given permission to adopt.
Complications arise as Amanda must make a decision that will affect her future and the future of her crippled adopted daughter. Will a marriage of convenience to Craig be the right step to take or should she stay single and raise her daughter on her own? Will she find an unexpected family?
The Orphan Train Romance Series are a collection of clean western romances. Each book is a complete story with a sub-story of the orphans as children.
Book 1: An Unexpected Family
Book 2: The Promise of a Family
Book 3: Big Spring Brides: Anna
Book 4: Big Spring Brides: Serena
Book 5: Big Spring Brides: Katrina