Courageous Brides Romance Collection by Johnnie Alexander, Michelle Griep, Eileen Key, Debby Lee, Rose Allen McCauley, Jennifer Uhlarik, Jenness Walker, Renee Yancy, and Donita K. Paul ~ Review

The Courageous Brides Collection: Compassionate Heroism Attracts Male Suitors to Nine Spirited WomenLucie's Review:

Nine women step out in faith and courage despite their circumstances.

Marcy Whitt in The Healing Promise cares about the native Indians, and is willing to help a sick girl in the doctor's absence.
Joel Ellison accompanies her and encourages her along the way, even though she is promised to another.

In The Doctor's Woman Emmy Nelson rushes to the fort to help the new doctor, but Dr. James Clark isn't planning on staying for long. Dr. Clark is only there for a short time before returning home to report his findings and a prestigious position at Harvard. Will Emmy change his mind?

In An Everlasting Promise, Veronica Fergus stows away on Seth McKenzie's cattle drive. Seth isn't happy when he discovers her, but Veronica quickly proves that she is worth her salt, and wins all the cowhands over with her good cooking. And she proves to be a good hand when they run into many adventures along the way.

Daisy Hollister in Love on the Run wants to ride for the Pony Exress, and make money to help her deceased friend's family. Not only that but also to get away from the man who killed her parents. So she convinces the stationmaster, Billy Cook to let her ride. But that's just the beginning...

In Hidden Courage,  Ellinor Peck discovers other young women who want to fight against slavery, and she bravely stands up for her convictions despite her family being slave holders. William Chandler admires her spirit. He is in town to take up an apprenticeship under her uncle, who is doctor. He refuses to make promises he can't keep, and I admired how he prays and waits.

The Encumbered Bride is a favorite of mine because of the humor.  Grant wakes up to giggles with no idea where he is, and he can't ask because he is too wounded to speak. He learns about the family by listening to them interact with each other, but he soon discovers that he never hears an adult. The eldest of the ten, Mae, is in charge and she's doing her best to keep everything running smoothly without letting others know that their parents are dead, so that they can all stay together.

In Mountain Echoes, Hannah Rose rises to the occasion and saves everyone on the stagecoach with her strength and tenacity, taking care of her young charge, and the injured stagecoach driver.

Letters From Lucy is like one of the dime novels that Lucy refers to derisively in the beginning of the story. Lucy writes imagined news stories to her friend Amelia in Boston.  Sam has a secret and doesn't know if he can trust her, miscommunication and conclusions are jumped to, in this adventure.

In Battlefield Bride, Katherine Wilkes begins helping at the makeshift church-turned-hospital, she manages to feed and clean the wounded before the doctor, Major James Logan, even know they are there. James goes from insisting she leave, to finding her services indispensable. James teaches her about Christ, and helps to understand His sacrifice.

A wonderful collection, with fantastic characters--I loved these stories about Courageous Brides, and how they stood up for their beliefs and rose to the occasion to help others.

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