Mail Order Roslyn

Mail Order Roslyn

With her blonde hair and blue eyes, Hannah Atwell, a Kansas farmer’s daughter, knows she is pretty—and she enjoys pretty things. She spent her life striving to be the perfect, obedient daughter. She feels she is destined for something more than being a farmer’s wife living in a soddie.

While at a party held at Fort Riley, Kansas, to celebrate the end of the Civil War, Hannah begins to question if always doing what she is told is to her advantage. The special event, complete with dancing with handsome young officers and a chaste kissing fundraiser for the Sanitary Commission, opens Hannah’s eyes to possibilities for her life as surely as Lieutenant Jake Burdock captures her heart. She impulsively offers him her handkerchief as a token of her regard. Missed connections, parents who want her to marry locally and warn against the intentions of some Army officers, and dealing with those close to her who have suffered combat injuries conspire to drive her away from Jake. Only the letters they exchange seem to keep them connected.

Not long after the dance, Jake, who works under Captain Prescott, the quartermaster at Fort Riley, is assigned to duty at the frontier forts in western Kansas. There, many of the living quarters are more primitive than a Kansas soddie. Supplying the uniforms, supplies, horses and mules the soldiers need is challenging at best. In spite of the hardships involved, the Army is Jake’s chosen career. With his life constantly at risk, must he sacrifice his chance to share his life with the young woman who had won his heart?

Title:Mail Order Roslyn
Edition Language:English
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    Mail Order Roslyn Reviews

  • Earlene Click

    Elam and RoslynThis is a sweet, loving short story written by Zina Abbott. Roslyn was assaulted by a group of ruffians and ended up with a child as the result of that assault. Elam lost his leg as a r...

  • Lori D

    A wonderful story set in Kansas in 1866. Roslyn, a young woman travels to Kansas as a mail order bride to a man her aunt had corresponded with. What she finds is not what she expected. The older man o...

  • Randi

    So GoodI recently found this series and have been working my way through. This book was about different from the others and I absolutely loved it! So well written! Lots of adventure, lots of little my...

  • gary c lehn

    Great Series......The woman in the main character role, is a special , frontier role. The woman played a role in the the settling of the west. The author has done a great job of telling her story....

  • Lyngay

    Break free of gender limits and dealing with un-honest people make survivors.Roslyn's Aunt Mena wrote the letters pretending to be Roslyn- the mail order bride. The groom only want her to grab more la...

  • Sandra Bagwell

    GoodAnother good read from Zona Abbot. The story begins so sad for the young lady who was abused by her Aunt and raped by three thugs that beat her. This young lady instead of turning sour gets strong...

  • Sydnee Walsh

    This book was one of the sweet tales. Roselyn and baby Emmy need to find a place to belong. Elam needs this also. The two get together in a way they thought wouldn’t happen for either of them. The s...

  • Dorothey Thompson

    Mail order RoslynI enjoyed this mail order bride story. Roslyn was forced to travel to Junction City, by her aunt. The aunt had communicated with the prospective groom. Mr. Belcher was not planning on...

  • joy mansion

    The Secret boyRoslyn was a big build girl.She help in the library stable with her dad and brother. When her dad died and her brother was killed in the war . She dressed in her brother clothes so she c...

  • Sandra Aaron

    This is an OK mail-order bride romance, with mostly likable characters, but I did have a few issues with it. It gets 3 stars from me.First, it was just too short to have enough character development. ...