Mail-Order Brides of the West is a collaborative series by New York Times best-selling author Debra Holland and USA Today best-selling author Caroline Fyffe.
When Lina Napolitano's nanny position ends, she has no desire to return to the crowded family compound in St. Louis and endure the pressure from all her boisterous and overbearing Italian relatives to marry a local man. After eight years of living away from her family, she's accustomed to making her own decisions. Lina wishes to be a wife - just not of the local garbage man or fishmonger. Traveling as a mail-order bride to Sweetwater Springs, Montana seems like the perfect solution to escaping her smothering family and forging her own life.
After childbirth robs Jonah Barrett of his Indian wife, he is left to raise their toddler Adam alone. When Adam falls into the fireplace and burns his hand, Jonah becomes desperate to find the boy a mother - one who'll care for him and accept the child's half-breed heritage. And a woman who doesn't know Jonah's whole past.
Will outgoing, demonstrative Lina fit into his solitary world and want to stay? Or will this mail-order marriage be over before the relationship really begins?
Mail-Order Brides of the West: Lina takes place simultaneously with Mail-Order Brides of the West: Heather and is set seven years before Wild Montana Sky. See Caroline Fyffe's companion book, Mail-Order Brides of the West: Heather to find out what happens to Lina's friend and fellow mail-order bride when she travels to Y Knot, Montana to become the wife of lumber mill owner Hayden Klinkner.
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Based in the past with issues that still ring true today
This story deals with so many issues that are still relevant today. The problems faced by Lina and Jonah range from alcoholism, depression, racial tensions, bigotry, suicide, and blended families to the hardships of love, loss and life. It touched me so deep in my heart! This was my favorite by far of the Mail-Order Brides of the West series because it had so many layers. I love the characters that Debra Holland and Caroline Fyffe but Lina has been the one I relate to the best. She overcomes so much to find her HEA! I also love how we get to see Trudy and Seth throughout Lina's story as well as keeping tabs on Evie and Heather. The Mail-Order Brides of the West series has taken me by surprise and brought a love of a new (to me) genre of books that I did not think I would find to be so amazing! I recommend these stories to any one who loves a great love story, with amazing, strong, loving women, great characters and a new adventure with each new book!!!