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Martha’s Story – New Release

Martha’s Story is the first book of a new series and it is a fiction book revolving around an Amish community in Ohio. Martha’s sister fell in love with a man outside the community and she moved away. This created a big void for Martha. The book unfolds involves her vacillations between the Amish and English worlds as well as her courage, faith and search for true love.

You can pick it up here: Martha’s Story . If you belong to Kindle Unlimited, you can read it for free. (They also have a free 30 day trial to test it out).

I have gotten requests for an Amish series and have always been interested in the Amish Communities since a childhood trip to Pennsylvania with my family. Later, in college, I had a friend who grew up in an Amish family and we had many talks. Both this new series as well as the first series (Montana Mail Order Brides) deals with young women looking for answers and seeking happiness.

The show “Return to Amish” is very popular now, and shows conflicts between the Amish and English worlds and journeys of several people. My own series, will be family-friendly so that all ages can read it. I also am having each book in the series have a happy ending as people have told me that’s what they look for in their reading breaks away from daily pressures! I’m the same way, so these have a strong similarity to the mail order bride series. If you’ve never read anything before about Amish culture, I hope you will enjoy this. Each book in the series will have a different person in the Wilkes County Community featured. Some may be conflicted between the Amish and English worlds, others may temporarily want to test out the English world and finally others are very happy to stay solely within their tradition. I hope you’ll enjoy both series. If you’ve only read Amish stories and want to try Mail Order Bride novellas, I think you’ll find that there is a commonality due to the strong spiritual values, cultivated ethical principles, value of family and search for goodness, loves and true peace.

Mail Order Brides Collection Boxset: Felicity, Frank, Verity and Jessica

box_set_3thru6_small I just put books 3-6 into a boxset at a special price, so you can read Mail Order Bride Felicity, Mail Order Husband Frank, Mail Order Bride Verity and Mail Order Bride Jessica together if you are heading on vacation or just want them in one collection! You can get them here at a special summer discount: Mail Order Brides Collection: Books 3-6 Special- Click Here

These are stand-alone novellas and the boxset is also in Kindle Unlimited, so you can read it for free if you join (and they do have a 30 day free trial). Also, if you wanted to get the first two books (Mail Order Bride Leah and Mail Order Bride Tess), they are together in their own anthology: Mail Order Brides Anthology: Leah and Tess Books 1-2 Click Here . And this anthology is also in Kindle Unlimited. The books are still also available individually too as some people like to read books individually. I never read a book before on a phone and didn’t think I’d like it, but actually is was really good doing this as I waited at the doctor’s office for 50 minutes! Time went quickly and it was very enriching. So if you think you won’t enjoy that, give it a try. I am old school and love reading sweet, western romances and now can do that in public settings on the phone (yes it took me a while to get a smartphone)!

Also May’s story will be released in next few weeks (the sister of Leah’s sister-in-law Jane). Jane got this whole mail order bride letter writing going as she pretended to be May and wrote to a man in Montana! What are sister’s for? Especially when your younger sister is getting married and only wants the best for you!

Mail Order Brides Anthology: Leah and Tess

Mail Order Brides Anthology Mail Order Brides Anthology: Leah and Tess contains the first two books of the series in one volume. The stories can be read alone as each is independent. The courage it took for each of them to leave New York and the security they had was remarkable. What gave them the motivation? You can pick it up at a special price at Amazon HERE . Also, it is in Kindle Unlimited, so you can get a free trial and see how you like it and read books this summer! It’s a wonderful program and lots of awesome books are available this way.

I’m also working on the story of May (Jane’s sister) who became a mail order bride and inspired both Leah and Tess! This will be out some part of this summer. The series has six books already so you can find some sweet stories to get uplifted this summer. They are all in Kindle Unlimited. You can see the books you may have missed on my author page at Amazon.

I hope everyone is having an awesome summer too and be safe. NOTE: Books 3-6 (Felicity, Frank, Verity and Jessica) are all now bundled into a boxset too. So if you are heading on a vacation or want to have some of the sweet stories together in a boxset, you can pick them up at a special price at Amazon HERE . Remember you can read them on a phone, tablet or computer and no kindle is required. You can also get a free trial for 30 days of kindle unlimited as all the books and the boxsets are in kindle Unlimited so can read them for free that way too!

Mail Order Bride Jessica

jessicasmallbest Mail Order Bride Jessica is now released and is a sweet novella about a young lady who tried to protect her friend from disgrace. She ended up herself having her reputation damaged due to a misunderstanding! Jessica does not want to go to England to due to the town’s gossip which is her mother’s idea. She does not want to marry there and have to live a new life where she’d be alienated. The truth of the matter is that Jessica was not a “high society” type internally in many ways. She loved missing the tea parties and preferred to drink tea and have her treats curled up with a good book. What happens when she decides to answer a mail order bride advertisement from a Montana man? It’s available now at Amazon and you can find it by clicking here .

Mail Order Bride Verity Preview

verity_small Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas weekend too. I wanted to mention that I’m getting the book Mail Order Bride Verity finished up and edited. It is the fifth book in the series, but they can be read in any order and don’t require reading other ones. But, if you’ve read Mail Order Husband Frank, I want you to know that Charlotte (the woman that is Frank’s sweetheart) is the cousin of Verity. So, you’ll get to read about her as well as a few others from past books (but again, I want to emphasize, this book is a standalone novella and doesn’t require a knowledge of the other ones).

Verity is a teacher at a girls’ academy, but finds out that she is going to be replaced by a woman from England with a stronger background in other languages and French literature. Although, the academy will not be firing Verity, she will have to teach instead composition and the mechanics of writing. She is unhappy about this change and coincidentally received a letter from Charlotte on the day she found out this news. Here’s the beginning of the first chapter and I will be announcing both on this blog and the newsletter when the book is published on Amazon. You can sign up for the newsletter at the bottom of this page to be notified as well as find out about updates and specials. You an also always write me at to say hello! To read the beginning click Continue reading Mail Order Bride Verity Preview

Mail Order Husband Frank

Frank_small Mail Order Husband Frank can be read by itself, but also is book 4 in the series. He is an intelligent, but somewhat blunt person in his speech! He runs the local newspaper in town and we see him dealing with problems of printing quite often! If anyone saw the movie, “Office Space”, you can appreciate this (though obviously this was before that technology)!

Charlotte has a secret identity in Albany and was a student of Leah’s (from Book One). Don’t worry, if you haven’t read book one, it isn’t necessary to do that to enjoy this book. Leah herself wrote to a man in Albany hoping to leave her life in Albany, NY behind her. Charlotte identified with her and also respected her as a teacher. Please feel free to write me or leave comments if you’ve read the book, Mail Order Husband Frank . You can read the reviews as well as preview the book at Amazon by clicking the “look inside” feature.

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Albany Girls Will Be Meeting

I am working on book 4 and there will be a little reunion of the Albany girls in Montana so wanted to let you know this! There will be a new couple in book 4 too that develops their own relationship. I am hoping it will be out by end of August or very early September. If you haven’t signed up for the newsletter, please do as I will announce it there when it’s out (and of course on the blog too).

It is so nice to see so many people enjoying sweet romances and feel free to comment or write me at with any thoughts you have.

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mail order bride felicity

Mail Order Bride Felicity New Book

Felicity_small_versionI am very happy to announce that Mail Order Bride Felicity was just released! It is Book 3 in the series but they are each stand alone novellas so you can read it first if you’d like. It is about Felicity, who works in a millinery shop and was crushed when a letter arrived telling her that the man she was engaged to married another woman.

However, after much sadness, Felicity looks at some mail order bride ads and starts to write to a doctor in Montana. They have a good connection and the story shows the various issues they run into as their journey together unfolds. You can find it at Amazon CLICK HERE for .99 temporarily.

I like to write about women who love to read and are intelligent, but also want a traditional family. Felicity is also special due to her interest in herbs and healing. Please let me know what you think. The other books in the series are Mail Order Bride Leah and Mail Order Bride Tess.

In fact, there is a very sweet letter from Tess to Felicity in this new book that brought her to tears.

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Mail Order Bride Leah

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Mail Order Bride Leah I’m a fiction writer, Rose Jenster, and love to write books about women seeking happiness in love by┬áleaving their difficult circumstances. My books are focusing now on the 19th century and the trials of women on the east coast who adventure out west to Montana. This took tremendous courage and often created a rift with one’s parents and family.

Not only is a young woman dealing with fears of being alone her whole life and the apprehensions of going west, but also there can often be rejection from one’s family for taking this kind of leap. This will be four or five stand-alone books, but also with some connections between characters as the series develops. Each book however can be read without reading the other ones.

In the first book of the series, “Mail Order Bride Leah” (click here) , we meet Leah who is a school teacher in Albany. She is saddened by the death of her mother and the decline mentally of her father (which resulted in his business failing). Leah does not want to live at her brother’s family’s home and be a burden. Her brother’s wife, Jane, told Leah that her sister found happiness by answering a mail order bride ad. We watch Leah’s journey in reading and answering ads and developing feelings for a man she corresponds with from Montana.

Leah did not expect her brother’s disapproval about meeting the man she developed strong feelings for and we get to experience her dealing with his rejection, adventure out west and the physical and emotional trials that she goes through in sorting out this new experience. Why does the man that she felt so close with by mail change in person? What creates his distance and can this gap be bridged? Who is the person from the past that haunts him? Read more about Leah’s trip out west and how it turns out for her HERE.

If you’ve already read about Leah’s story, Book 2 is also available. It is here, “Mail Order Bride Tess“. I’ll describe it more in the next post. The second book involves another woman from Albany, NY and her journey to find love and happiness.


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