Elizabeth: A Sweet & Inspirational Christmas Romance (Mail-Order Brides of Cowboy Creek Book 1) Kindle Edition

Book 1 of 3: Mail-Order Brides of Cowboy Creek

A lonely soldier, a few interfering friends, and the mail-order bride contract they wheedle him into signing — just in time for Christmas!

Elizabeth Byrd’s friends beg her to join them in Cowboy Creek as a mail-order bride. At first, the former battlefield nurse is scandalized by the idea of marrying a man she’s never met, but the war has taken everything from her — her brothers, too many friends to count, and her fiancé. There’s nothing left for her in Atlanta but more heartache.

Seeking peace and solitude, Captain David Pemberton retreats to his hunting lodge in Texas the moment the war is over. However, the ranchers in Cowboy Creek don’t see fit to leave a widowed soldier alone during Christmas. Insisting he’s grieved long enough, they dare him to join them on a holiday venture to acquire wives for them all — a dare he accepts in a weak moment.

He never dreamed he’d recognize the woman who steps off the stagecoach to claim his hand in marriage.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: This book was previously published under my Jo Grafford pen name in the Angel Creek Christmas Brides series and has since been republished as a second edition under my Jovie Grace pen name in the Mail-Order Brides of Cowboy Creek series.


Complete 12-book series!
Hot-Tempered Hannah
Cold-Feet Callie
Fiery Felicity
Misunderstood Meg
Dare-Devil Daisy
Outrageous Olivia
Jinglebell Jane
Absentminded Amelia
Bookish Belinda
Tenacious Trudy
Meddlesome Madge
Mismatched MaryAnne


Jovie Grace

Jovie Grace

About the Author

Jovie Grace writes sweet and inspirational historical romance books filled with faith, family, and second chances. Readers can connect with her at Cuppa Jo Readers on Facebook at She also writes contemporary Christian romance as Jo Grafford.

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Loving Dory (Crescent Harbor Book 2) Kindle Edition

by Irene Onorato (Author) Format: Kindle Edition

Book 2 of 2: Crescent Harbor

Sometimes moving on means letting go…

Six years after the tragic death of her husband, Dory Devereaux is given a second chance at love. Yet, she clings to the memory of her late husband, afraid that opening her heart to another man might once again end in pain. Dory must also consider the feelings of her sixteen-year-old son, Chase, who loved his father very much. Would she ever be able to put the past aside and share her life with someone else?

Dan Logan knew there was something special about Dory the moment he met her at the Crescent Harbor dock after saving Chase from drowning. Falling in love with her came almost as naturally as breathing. However, as long as the wedding ring on Dory’s finger clings to her like a ghost, chances of winning her heart are slim.

As Dan begins to finally break through the wall Dory built in her grief, unexpected guests turn up at her doorstep. Their presence creates chaos that threatens to put a wedge in the couple’s budding relationship.

About the Author

Irene Onorato was born and raised in Bronx, New York. In 1972, a few months after graduating high school, Irene met James Onorato, a soldier who had just returned from Vietnam. After dating two weeks, they married, raised three children, and are still happily married today.

Irene and James live in Louisiana with their two cats, and a dog who was rescued by the Cajun Navy during the great flood of 2016.

Readers can visit Irene’s website at