Here are the books in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series:
- Book 1: The Bride Price
- Book 2: The Rejected Groom
- Book 3: The Perfect Wife
- Book 4: I haven’t picked a title yet, but this will be Annabelle’s romance
The Rejected Groom is Tony Larson’s romance. Remember in The Bride Price when the three mail order brides came into Omaha and realized Mr. Dodson was going to sell them off? Those women were Angela, Velma, and Natalie. The Bride Price was Angela’s story. Now we have Velma’s story in The Rejected Groom.
Since Sep married Angela, Mark and Tony Larson (the twin brothers) were asked to pick either Velma or Natalie to marry. Mark wants to marry Natalie, and Tony wants to marry Velma. The problem? Both Velma and Natalie want to marry Mark, but for different reasons. Natalie has fallen in love with Mark, but Velma is terrified of being a farm so she would rather marry Mark. Mark runs a successful business. She’s grown up in the kind of environment Mark lives in. She knows how to entertain guests and host dinner parties. She doesn’t know the first thing about cooking, sewing, or any other chore a farmer’s wife is expected to do. Tony, as it so happens, is a farmer.
Mark, realizing that Velma and Natalie will continue to stall on making a decision, takes matters into his own hands and arranges it to that Velma thinks she’ll be marrying him. As it turns out, she really marries Tony, and that’s when things get really interesting.
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With that out of the way, I wanted to share a couple more things…
1. Dumb Laws
During the course of writing this book, I came across a fun site that pointed out some dumb laws in each state. Since The Rejected Groom takes place in Nebraska, I went with the ones in that state. So when Sheriff Owen Russell talks about it being illegal to whale fish in Nebraska and it being illegal to sneeze or burp during church in Omaha, he’s right. Those laws are actually on the books. I lived in Nebraska, and there are no whales there. Nebraska also has no mountains. There is another state law that says you must drive with caution on a mountain. This (naturally) came into law after the time period The Rejected Groom was set in, but I thought I’d mention it here because I found it funny.
2. Annabelle’s book won’t be a mail order bride story.
When I started this series, I planned to do three books. That’s why I had three brides coming in. But then, Tony and Mark’s little sister popped up, and I realized I want to do her story to. I try to make the books consistent with the theme of the series, but in this case Annabelle’s going to break this rule. I don’t want her to leave Omaha, so she can’t be a mail order bride.
3. I am going to start working on books for the other Larsons.
After I finish up the Misled Mail Order Brides Series, I want to start on Tom and Jessica Larson’s four daughters. I know Sally and Rick Johnson’s son and daughter are technically next in line, but the pull is to write Tom and Jessica’s daughters, so I’m going with that. I’m thinking of making the story idea I had for Wanted: Mail Order Husband (which was supposed to take place in Ft Benton, Montana) and transfer the plot to one of Tom’s girls. The plot is basically a young man who just lost his wealth is going to look for a woman to marry whom he believes to be rich. As we know, Tom’s family isn’t rich, so the man has to learn how to run a farm. It’s a “fish out of water” type of story, and I’m hoping it’ll be funny.
After I finish up with Tom and Jessica’s daughters, I’m not sure where I’ll go with the Larsons. I have plenty to choose from, though.
Well, that’s all I can think of for now. I hope everyone is having a great February!