Come along on a romantic journey jam-packed with all the angst of marriages founded upon practical choices as well as coercion. Meet nine couples who barely know each other before they find themselves suddenly married to please family, to stem the tide of gossip, to save the land and joined for life. But can love grow when duty comes before romance?
Back cover: Lassoed by Marriage: Bridal Whispers
Maila Holmes was told at sixteen that they had too many mouths to feed and to go make her way in the world. She was given the amethyst glass tole-painted pitcher and tumbler set as her “inheritance” as she left for nursing school in St Paul. Ten years later she’s called home to help the family that pushed Maila out into the cold.
Burton Rutherford loved Rose and believed in “Till death do ye part.” But he didn’t expect it to come so soon and become a widower at 35. Maila, Rose’s cousin, hurt for Burton’s loss, and her own, after several family members succumbed to double pneumonia Christmas of 1899. But when the town gossips about the kept woman, can two very different people from very different backgrounds and beliefs become one?
If you haven’t yet seen the videos of the Lassoed by Marriage Author Events on Youtube, here’s a link to enjoy the story-behind-the-story. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLflsX7062eroexqwsCfrdAju3yxphLfN5
Check out these blog posts to see the historical artifacts that inspired Bridal Whispers in the Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection including an 1864 saddlepack Bible and the amethyst handblown Swedish pitcher.