The well-educated daughter of a lawyer, Trudy Bauer arrives at the St. Louis based Mail-Order Brides of the West agency full of excitement for an adventure of a lifetime. She befriends the agency's maid, Evie Davenport, and the two form a strong and lasting friendship. They vow to stay in contact through letters when Evie takes hold of her destiny and arranges a marriage on the sly. Each brave young woman is ready to face whatever an unknown groom and life in Montana can throw her way.
In Holland's book, bride-to-be Trudy Bauer rides the train to Sweetwater Springs, in a Montana Sky Novel. In Fyffe's novel, house servant Evie Davenport travels by stagecoach to Y Knot, Montana in a McCutcheon Family Novel. Through their correspondence, the friends keep each other abreast of their hardships, trials, and tribulations - some of heartbreak, some of love.
A sweet change of pace
Historic Romance is not a genre I tend to read but this was such a sweet read and a nice change of pace. I wasn't sure how I felt about the idea of a series written about mail order brides but the process was so clearly organized by the author, the characters going in to the arrangements only after being monitored, trained, etc. and the requirements of the suitors put me at ease and I was able to take the adventure for what it was. I fell in love with Trudy's sense of adventure, sweet disposition and her ability to read just what everyone needs in order to put them at ease. I took to Seth and read as his character grew with the love of a good woman. This story has sweet romance, a little adventure and takes you back to a life style long forgotten.