February 11 - 16
A BRIDE FOR CODY
Mistaken Identity Mail Order Bride Series
By Caroline Clemmons
Sweet Western Historical Romance Novella
Imagine the chagrin of a hero who eagerly awaits the arrival of his bride-to-be. Only, a very different woman than the one he’s asked for steps off the stage. Even more surprising, she brings a child and an uncle. Can you blame him for feeling cheated?
About the Book
What would you do to save the life of an orphaned child?
Complications arise for Orlena Worth when her uncle rescues a three-year-old boy from the men who killed the child’s parents. The killers spotted her uncle, and are searching for the child, heir to a fortune, and for her uncle. To escape, Orlena takes a friend’s place as a mail-order bride. Orlena brings her uncle and the boy with her to Montana Territory—but what will she do if her groom refuses to accept three of them?
Freighter Cody Hudson has a dangerous profession. He’s built his business and is ready to start his family, so he sends for a mail-order bride. Orlena not only turns out to be the opposite of what he requested, she brings an uncle and an orphaned child. Cody’s conscience won’t allow him to reject her, yet he isn’t sure how he feels about a substitute bride. As he feared, his life is turned upside down.
Will Orlena get her happily-ever-after? What will be required to make Cody realize that the wrong bride might be the right one for him?
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(Hugo is almost four and calls Orlena by the abbreviated Orla)
Hugo held out a drawing with strange markings. “See, Orla. I drew a horse.”
She accepted the scratches he’d made. “I see, Hugo. I had no idea you were an artist. Give me your paint crayon so you can see what Cody has for you.”
Hugo turned to Cody, who’d squatted eye level with him. “I heard about a boy who loves horses. Do you know who that could be?”
Hugo put his hand on his chest. “I do. I love horses.”
Cody untied the string and pulled it from the package before handing it to Hugo. “See if this is something you’d like.”
Hugo quickly peeled away the brown paper to reveal the wooden horse on wheels. His eyes were round as he held the toy with both hands.
“A horse!” He hugged Cody, almost toppling him.
Wearing an odd expression, Cody sat on the floor watching as Hugo dropped beside him and rolled the horse along the braided rug.
Hugo glanced over his shoulder. “Look, Orla, Cody gibbed me a horse.”
“It’s grand. Did you remember the special words?” She suspected the hug meant more than mere words.
Hugo glanced at Cody. “Thank you.” He returned to his play.
Orlena watched him bumping over the rug’s coiled braid. “Your horse will roll more easily if you move off the rug.”
Cody watched the boy also. “Maybe the horse is traveling on hills.”
She sent him what she hoped was a scornful stare. “Thanks for your support.”
He ignored the glare and smiled. “Always happy to be of help.”
“You won’t be so glib when the rug is damaged.”
He lay back on the rug and crossed his arms beneath his head. “You think a child’s horse will ruin it? Ah, well, no matter. My wife will braid another, I’m sure.”
She leaned forward. “Oh, are you? And what makes you think your wife knows how to do such things?”
His bright blue eyes looked at her. Though he grinned, his eyes gave the impression he was serious. “I get the feeling she can do anything she sets her mind to.”
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