Release date September 2019
Proxy Bride Books (Round 1-peach covers)A Bride for Jeremiah by Christine Sterling
A Bride for Clay by Marianne Spitzer
A Bride for Nathan by Barbara Goss
A Bride for Abel by Cyndi Raye
A Bride for Finn by Linda Ellen
A Bride for Carter by Wendy May Andrews
A Bride for Sterling by Parker J. Cole
A Bride for Henry by P. Creeden
Proxy Bride Books (Round 2-lavender covers)
A Bride for Elijah by Christine Sterling
A Bride for Travis by Barbara Goss
A Bride for Sam by Linda Ellen
A Bride for Valentin by Parker J. Cole
A Bride for Mason by Marianne Spitzer
A Bride for Calvin by Cyndi Raye
A Bride for Ransom by Wendy May Andrews
A Bride for James by P. Creeden
Proxy Bride Books (Round 3-green covers)A Bride for Logan by Barbara Goss
A Bride for Benjamin by Christine Sterling
A Bride for Wen Hui by Parker J. Cole
A Bride for Bode by Marisa Masterson
A Bride for Alastair by Wendy May Andrews
A Bride for Harper by P. Creeden
A Bride for Mason by Marianne Spitzer
A Bride for Dalton by Caroline Clemmons
A Bride for Tobias by Linda Ellen
And there will be more! More authors have signed on and there will be a round 4 with blue covers! Stay tuned and don’t miss a one!
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COMMENTS FROM EARLY READERS
With Linda Ellen’s magnificent writing, it truly felt like I was sitting on the train with her latest heroine, Pauline, and coming home to Brownville. Much like her deeply developed characters, the once small town has boomed with life thanks to the steamboat trade. And to my great delight so has Toby Keller, now a deputy marshal!
I loved immersing myself in this vibrantly written world and could feel myself walking into the Larson’s boarding house, strolling down the walk past the jail, smell the water where the steamboats come in, and hear that nine o’clock whistle as the train pulled into the station.
Not to mention peeking in on old but dearly beloved characters, for which Linda has a knack for creating with warm souls, big hearts, and a bright light that will have you grinning from ear to ear.
With all the excitement of a western dime novel, and a romance made for the silver screen, A Bride for Tobias will definitely keep you on your toes.
~Venessa Vargas, Editor and Author
When Pauline needs an escape from a potentially dangerous situation, a friend offers an unusual solution. Time will tell if her acceptance will be a blessing or lead to more heartbreak. Well written story full of romance, intrigue and humor. There are twists that I did not expect but a very welcome surprise. A must read for anyone who craves romance without explicit sex or foul language.
~Judy Glenn, Beta Reader
Linda Ellen has never disappointed her readers when it comes to producing interesting, original stories that are both delightful and well written. Book 26 in the popular Proxy Brides series, A Bride for Tobias, plays on the theme of a marriage by proxy, all the while giving it her own unique spin. Tobias/Toby is a character loyal Proxy Bride readers will be familiar with, as we’ve gotten to “watch” him grow up through Linda’s first two Proxy books. I enjoyed seeing Toby get his own story and was very happy to see that he turned out to be a lawman.
~Liz Austin, Poet, Blogger, Pre-Reader
Eight years ago, Toby Keller had been a clumsy, shy adolescent when he left his hometown of Brownville, Nebraska to go live with his grandfather, the famous Marshal Hampton Gibson. Now confident, mature and handsome, twenty-five-year-old, Deputy Tobias Keller has come home to visit his family. Once there, he finds out about a young woman under the employ of mutual acquaintance, in a city six hundred miles away, who is in dire need of a hero. Although they’ve never met, he takes it upon himself to volunteer to give her the protection of his name.
When Pauline Christiansen, a beautiful twenty-year-old, living in Louisville, Kentucky, overhears her suitor discussing with another man a crime they were committing, she finds herself in need of protection when he threatens to extort her into an unwanted marriage. Her family and friends propose an outrageous plan—she’ll wed, by proxy, a man she has never laid eyes on, from a small town she’s never heard of, somewhere in Nebraska. Would this even be legal? Assured that annulment papers would be drawn up to safeguard the temporary marriage, she reasons that not much could go wrong.
But once Pauline travels to the faraway hamlet of Brownville and gets off the train—sparks fly! The attraction between the two is as immediate as a bolt of lightning. However—as time passes, each one invariably believes the other is simply biding their time until Pauline’s family gives her the all-clear to come back home.
Will they be able to overcome problems, dangers, outlaws, and over-protective brothers to stay together? Or will they let a marriage made in heaven slip through their fingers due to stubbornness and pride?
This is a clean, inspirational romance. The story contains themes of real life, but is suitable for all ages, as it contains no illicit sex or profanity.