Release date April 2020
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
A Bride for Arthur by Cyndi Raye
A Bride for Jack by Susan Horsnell
A Bride for Wyatt by Barb Goss (Holiday)
A Bride for Daniel by Ginny Sterling (Holiday)
A Bride for Gabriele by Rose Castro
A Bride for Clark by P. Creeden
Proxy Bride Books (Round 4-blue covers)
A Bride for Adam by Barb Goss
A Bride for Isaac by Cat Cahill
A Bride for Silas by P. Creeden
A Bride for Luke by Caroline Clemmons
A Bride for David by Kim Grist
A Bride for Hamilton by Wendy Andrews
A Bride for Dwight by Linda Ellen
A Bride for Deke by Marianne Spitzer
A Bride for Cade by Rose Castro
A Bride for Cody by Linda Carroll-Bradd
A Bride for Levi by Laura Ashwood
A Bride for Zane by Susan Horsnell
A Bride for Harland by Marisa Masterson
And there will be more! More authors have signed on! Stay tuned and don’t miss a one!
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EiMary Robinson is in deep trouble. At the end of her rope and with no place to go, she begs Doc Reeves for help, and he comes up with an outrageous plan—find a fella and get married by proxy. Dwight, the brother of her best friend, steps in to fill the bill. Everything will be fine as long as Dwight keeps up his end of the bargain and stays away. No one will know the truth.
However, her proxy groom, Dwight Christiansen, soon finds himself in some hot water of his own back home in Louisville. A rich, young girl has designs on him and won’t take NO for an answer. Resorting to making up lies about him, she winds up costing him his job. Things escalate to an overwhelming degree and Dwight feels he has no other recourse than to go back on his word and join his wife in Brownville—for a while at least. Surely, she’ll be glad to see him…right?
Having her absentee proxy husband in town causes all kinds of trouble for Mary.
She wishes she could send him back where he came from…if only he wasn’t so darn handsome, funny, sweet, kind, and everything a girl could want in a beau.
The problem is—once their agreement is over, he’ll be gone. She simply can’t let down her guard and fall in love with him!
At the end of his first day in town, Mary’s heart is already standing at love’s door.
Oh, heaven help me! What have I gotten myself into?
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.
COMMENTS FROM EARLY READERS
This wonderful story couldn’t have come at a better time. I can’t think of a better way to deal with the current events of being self-quarantined than to get lost in Dwight and Mary’s story, and Linda’s superb way of spinning a tale allows you to do just that. If only for a while, reality fades away, as Dwight, Mary, and the now familiar town of Brownville come into focus. Soon you’re right beside earthy, relatable characters, enjoying a mix of romance and mystery. We look on as Dwight and Mary weather life’s storms, wondering if they’ll be able to ride them out together, all the while trying to puzzle out the identity of the mysterious person who has taken to stalking the town… Ah, yes, you couldn’t ask for a better story to escape headlong into.
~Liz Austin, Beta Reader, Poet, Blogger
Utterly exceptional writing by Linda Ellen! With this extraordinary approach to romance, we find within the warm hearts of her well-crafted characters the spirit of unconditional love.
I loved the depth of Mary’s inner beauty and her ability to weather her tragedies with grace, strength and unfailing sincerity. And Dwight’s unquestioning morality and chivalry as he threw himself into an uncertain situation simply to help a person in need was captivating to read.
This, laced with the mystery of an unknown outsider stalking our wonderful town of Brownville had me spun up in every word! Not to mention, the greatest treat of all, getting to revisit with my most cherished characters from books past.
A Bride for Dwight is a truly surprising and memorable read from its astounding start to its heartwarming end.
~Venessa Vargas, Editor and Author
Another great one from Linda! The reason behind the proxy wedding in A Bride for Dwight and how it played out is so different, which I found very refreshing. I like the “don’t judge others” feel to this story. It’s the story of Mary, a woman who finds herself in dire straits and a fatherly man determined to protect her at all costs. He promises to help her, but knowing how closed minded the town can be, he’s aware it may have to be by less than honest means. Add Dwight, a young man who needs to escape his own horrors and you have a marriage of convenience. But dishonesty is not in Mary’s nature and the fear of the truth coming out weighs on her constantly. And how will Dwight react when he finds out the whole truth? It’s a story of romance but also family and faith. Lots of excitement and laughter as well.
~Judy Glenn, Beta Reader