By Janette Oke
Responding to an commercial, She Crossed an Ocean to satisfy a complete Stranger and have become a Mail-Order Bride-Kathleen O'Malley stood at the deck of the Barreth Lily and watched the land she'd known as domestic for greater than a dozen years slip from her view. She had proposal she will be joyful to determine the final of it, yet she was once now not. feelings in turmoil, her complete being yearned to slide from the send and go back to what she knew. even if Kathleen had now not been proud of her scenario, it was once all she had ever identified. because the coastline pale into the morning mist, her in basic terms simple task used to be that she used to be certain for the United States to marry a guy whose identify she didn't even be aware of and whose face she had by no means seen.On the opposite aspect of the Atlantic, Donnigan Harrison anxiously awaits Kathleen's arrival on a prairie farm faraway from her port of arrival in Boston. He has identified the sweetness of a dream fulfilled a comfy body cabin, the strong log barn and outbuildings, a very good herd of cattle, and plants within the box that made his eyes sparkle. but Donnigan felt a loneliness at the western frontier that pierced his very soul. With so constrained possibilities for locating a spouse, the concept of ordering a spouse that after appeared unthinkable had come to make a few feel. Now that the time has come, Donnigan appears like a small boy anticipating Christmas.But Donnigan's anticipation is overshadowed with terrifying uncertainties What have I performed? And that question is echoed in Kathleen's middle as she nears the po
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Com Bethany House Publishers is a division of Baker Publishing Group, Grand Rapids, Michigan. E-book edition created 2011 ISBN 978-1-5855-8733-9 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data is on file at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. To the special cousins I grew up with— Bob, Don, Richard, Tom, Kenneth Archie And Eva JANETTE OKE was born in Champion, Alberta, to a Canadian prairie farmer and his wife, and she grew up in a large family full of laughter and love. She is a graduate of Mountain View Bible College in Alberta, where she met her husband, Edward, and they were married in May of 1957.
Totally. “I’m gettin’ my money rounded up now. Almost got enough fer the ticket. You’ve been sayin’ thet you’d like a few hogs—well, I got a couple I’ll sell. ” He stopped for a breath and Donnigan stared at him, still in disbelief. “Well? Ya interested or not? If ya ain’t, I’ll load ’em up and take ’em into town. ” This joke has gone too far, Donnigan was thinking. ” prompted Wallis again, and Donnigan pulled his attention back to the query. “Sure. Sure,” he responded slowly. “I’m interested. ” “Good,” said Wallis, and Donnigan saw the light in the man’s eyes again.
Quickly Kathleen pushed the anger aside. She should be thankful that she had a family, a home—just as Madam was always reminding her. Daily she saw girls her age who lived totally on the streets. Their lot was not a good one. Suddenly her thin coat seemed heavy on her shoulders. She shrugged out of it and hung it on the peg by the back door. Marriage! She had never thought of the possibility. Though she didn’t know why it had not occurred to her. Madam was still a young woman. And she was still appealing—in her own sort of way.
A Bride for Donnigan by Janette Oke