The Story BEFORE The Story

My Story BEFORE The Story ~Maggie Kerr ~in~ Maggie’s Strength ~by~ Pegg Thomas

Hello, I’m Maggie Kerr. Joy asked me to tell you a little bit about myself, about what she calls my backstory. ’Tis not a pretty story. My earliest memories, once I unlocked them, are of Da. He was a braw Scotsman come to the colonies of America to better his future. Da loved adventure. He… Continue reading My Story BEFORE The Story ~Maggie Kerr ~in~ Maggie’s Strength ~by~ Pegg Thomas

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My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Emily Strealer ~SPIES & SWEETHEARTS by Linda Shention Machett

Hello, everyone! My name is Emily Strealer, and I’m the youngest of three sisters. We were born and raised in the beautiful state of New Hampshire which borders Canada. As a result, I became interested in the French culture and language, eventually getting my degree in education with a minor in French. As a junior… Continue reading My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Emily Strealer ~SPIES & SWEETHEARTS by Linda Shention Machett

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My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Doctor Katherine Clark ~ Courting Doctor Clark by Patty Smith Hall

Hello. My name is Doctor Katherine Clark, and I really don’t have time to talk right now. At this moment, my only concern is for the victims of a terrible train wreck that has happened on the outskirts of our small town of Hillsdale, Michigan. We were in the mist of the worst blizzard I’ve… Continue reading My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Doctor Katherine Clark ~ Courting Doctor Clark by Patty Smith Hall

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My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Jules Montgomery ~ Taming Julia

Howdy! I'm Jules Walker, I mean, Jules Montgomery. Keep forgettin' my married name. Actually my given name is Julia but I've always gone by Jules. I don't have much experience with knowin' what a mail-order bride is, but that's what I ended up being. I live in Burrton Springs, Kansas now, but didn't have no… Continue reading My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Jules Montgomery ~ Taming Julia

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Our Story Before the Story ~ Hattie Waltz and Arno Kreger ~ Three Little Things

I’m Hattie Waltz from rural Iowa. Ten locals leave for boot camp later today on the eleven o’clock train. I wish the war overseas didn’t exist, but nobody asked for my twenty-two cents on the topic. Every night, I pray for a swift end to the fighting. Every day, I knit socks to hand out… Continue reading Our Story Before the Story ~ Hattie Waltz and Arno Kreger ~ Three Little Things

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Our Story BEFORE The Story ~ Ernestine Sims & Jack Randolph ~ Mistletoe Courtship

Hi, my name is Ernestine Sims, Ernie to my family and friends. I’m the mayor of Stony Creek, Wyoming. Things are generally quiet around here, though we’re growing by leaps and bounds since the war ended back east. For now, I live with my grandmother, though I hope to one day marry. Only one problem—men… Continue reading Our Story BEFORE The Story ~ Ernestine Sims & Jack Randolph ~ Mistletoe Courtship

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The Story Behind THE LADY & THE LAWMAN

Howdy y’all. The name’s Jodie Ross, but my big brother calls me “Jo.” Now don’t go getting the wrong idea about a gal like me sitting behind bars. Sure, I may be dressed like a man and not keep the best of company, but I can explain. What the handsome new greenhorn of a marshal… Continue reading The Story Behind THE LADY & THE LAWMAN

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Our Story BEFORE The Story ~ Eva Knowles & Cal Stephens ~ Loving a Harvey Girl

After Ma died, Pa took to his bed. Sick in his heart, he was. As the oldest, I reckoned I needed to take care of my younger brothers and sisters. “Eva Knowles,” I said to myself, “everyone is depending on you now. You need a job.” So I put my next sister in charge of… Continue reading Our Story BEFORE The Story ~ Eva Knowles & Cal Stephens ~ Loving a Harvey Girl

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My Story BEFORE The Story – Mail-Order Mishaps

My name is Caleb Blair. I had no intention of getting into it with Buck Tinan. All I wanted to do that day was fetch Eve Martin at the train depot and then get married. And here I am in a jail cell, for crying out loud! Miss Martin will probably get on the next… Continue reading My Story BEFORE The Story – Mail-Order Mishaps

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Our Story BEFORE The Story ~ Lord of Her Heart

Fall of 1198 ADI am Jocelyn Ashburne and I am on the run. I’ve just escaped the convent after learning the abbess was being blackmailed to force me to either make my vows to the church or marry any man willing to part with a purse full of coin. I never thought I’d ever be… Continue reading Our Story BEFORE The Story ~ Lord of Her Heart