Jessica Donnelly is the daughter of a wealthy family living in Rochester, New York. Through a misunderstanding, her reputation became compromised and her parents feared she would no longer be eligible to marry into a high society family. Her mother decided it would be best for her to go to England and meet a man who would not be familiar with the local gossip. However, Jessica did not want this for herself and in fact was much more comfortable with a life of reading, being around animals and spending time outdoors than attending card parties and fancy events.
She decided to take matters into her own hands and browse the advertisements in a matrimonial newspaper to find a man out west who might be kind and love her for who she is instead of her dowry.
Jessica writes to Timothy Lane, the sheriff in Billings, Montana. She hides her wealth from him as well as her reason for desperately wanting to move out west. Can Sheriff Lane, a man who lives with stray animals in his house, be a match for someone who wears lace and was raised with etiquette lessons, musical instruction and tea parties? How does he deal with his awkwardness around her and his discomfort with her upbringing? Can Jessica adjust to Montana Territory and a man who keeps a raccoon and other animals in his home plus has a few secrets of his own?
This is a 31,000 word stand-alone novella and can be read independently, but it is also book six in the series. It is a clean romance with no cliffhanger and can be read by all ages. Martha's Story is the beginning book of the second series which is an Amish Love Journey. If you belong to Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime, these books can be read for free and they can be read in any order. Note: Mail Order Brides Anthology: Leah and Tess Books 1-2 is available at a discount for those wishing to read the first two book in the series.