A Marked Bride at Willow's Rest
The owner of Willow’s Rest mercantile, Ryan Delaney, was a lonely widow, left with a precocious five-year old son. When it becomes apparent that his son needs a mother, he sends for a mail-order bride.
Millie Andrews was born with a birthmark, a bright red splotch covering the right side of her face. In the east, no man would have her. Could the west hold more hope for her? Find out in this short story of times gone-by.