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Heart Of Stone: A Heart Wish Mail Order Bride Novel Volume One by Cynthia Woolf

Caitlyn Larrabee was a modern woman before she died. Now she’s an angel in waiting. Offered a chance to have a happy life back on Earth if she can answer a deserving man’s Heart Wish, she agrees to travel back in time to meet the man who needs her as much as she needs him. Of course, there are rules. She has just seven days to get Lucas Ramsey, a bonafide cowboy, to fall in love with her. And she can’t tell anyone, especially her new husband, that she’s an angel. On top of all that, she must avoid, at all costs, the Angel Hunters that will be stalking her — or risk losing not only her angel powers, but Lucas.

Breaking horses for the Army and running cattle on a ranch doesn’t keep the darkness at bay for Lucas Ramsey. He’s ready to start over. Try again after losing his wife and children to influenza six years ago. So he sends for a mail-order bride. When Lucas meets Caitlyn, he knows she’s special but he can’t put his finger on why. She’s beautiful, yes, but it’s more than that. Little does he know that her time is limited. When he realizes her very life is in danger, he will do whatever it takes to save her. They may find true love and their happily ever after, but not without sacrifice. Courage. And a love so powerful even a Heart of Stone will beat again.

Review by Linda Tonis (Member Of The Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team): 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A new take on mail order brides loved it.

I love Ms. Woolf’s mail-order bride series but now I have a whole new take on them. I have often reviewed her books and stated that I loved visiting the old West but definitely would never want to live then and now we have a story of a modern woman from 2020 waiting in Purgatory for her wings but being sent back to 1880 Golden, Colorado to become a mail-order bride.

Caitlyn Larrabee was not happy to return to Earth, a place where she suffered pain at the hands of her husband who eventually beat her to death, sending her to Purgatory. Now she is told that she has one week to get Lucas Ramsey a rancher to love her without revealing who she really is. If successful she will remain on Earth with her new husband and if she fails will remain in Purgatory forever. In addition to having to be a bride with fear that she will face the same pain she did with her ex she has to evade Angel Hunters whose sole purpose is stealing an angel’s powers.

It has been six long years since Lucas Ramsey lost his wife and two small sons to influenza. After years of burying himself in a bottle he pulled himself out bringing the ranch back to a success and finally deciding he wanted a wife and a family. Gabriel heard his heart wish and sent Caitlyn a woman without a clue of surviving without modern conveniences, no cell phone, no bathroom with running water growing up without these perks is not a problem since you don’t know any difference but having known all these things and suddenly having to milk a cow when you never saw one up close and in person is scary.

It only took Caitlyn one day to realize that she loved Lucas; he was everything she could have hoped for but as much as he seemed to care for her, he never uttered the magic words “I love you” and time was running out. It didn’t take long before an Angel Hunter appeared and she knew it not by looks but by the extreme head pain she suffered when one was near and one was very close. Protecting Lucas and the others at the ranch was her primary concern and she would use the one power Gabriel gave her to destroy those that threatened all that she held dear.

I loved this book just as much as all the others I have read and watching as Caitlyn tried to adjust to 1880 was quite a kick and I don’t know if I would have handled it quite as well. What happens I will not reveal, if Caitlyn gets to remain on Earth with the man she loves, if the Angel Hunters win in the end and if Purgatory is where she will spend eternity, I leave for you to discover. This was a book I read in one sitting and I look forward to more Heavenly mail order brides.

Product Details:
A Heart Wish Mail Order Bride Novel Volume One
Paperback: 176 Pages
Publisher: Firehouse Publishing (May 25, 2021)
Language: English
Global Library: Romance (Western)
Global Library: Romance (Paranormal)
Global Library: Romance (Time Travel)

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Brides Of The Oregon Trail Series

Hannah (Brides Of The Oregon Trail Book 1) by Cynthia Woolf

Desperate times call for desperate measures, so when Hannah Granger’s little sister takes off for Oregon with a group of mail-order brides to meet her new husband, Hannah has no choice but to follow. She expects her sister to find trouble, and she does. But what Hannah doesn’t expect is to fall for the hired gun traveling with the wagon train as they make their way along the treacherous Oregon Trail. The bounty hunter is tall, dark and dangerous, everything she’s avoided her entire life. But when she begins to suspect criminals are riding just four wagons back, she’ll do just about anything to convince him to listen…and to protect her fragile younger sister from the truth about what this trip is costing them both.

The only thing bounty hunter Joe Stanton wants is to avoid trouble. He’s tagging along on this trip to the Oregon Territory to put a little extra cash in his pocket and take a break from the hunt. The only woman he ever loved broke his heart and his last bounty cost an innocent man his life. Joe’s had enough blood, death and betrayal to last a lifetime. So why, then, does he make Hannah’s secrets his own? Why does he lie to protect her? And why does the stubborn woman’s dogged attempts to help him track down criminals drive him insane with worry.

Maybe because he’s falling for the red-headed beauty. Maybe because if he doesn’t keep her close, they’ll both end up dead.

Product Details:
Series: Brides Of The Oregon Trail (Book 1)
Paperback: 242 Pages
Publisher: Firehouse Publishing (January 28, 2019)
Language: English
Global Library: Romance (Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Victorian Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Western)

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Lydia (Brides Of The Oregon Trail Book 2) by Cynthia Woolf

Lydia Granger thought she left a life of struggle and poverty behind. As a mail-order bride on her way to Oregon City, a secure future is assured. But when the wagon train arrives in Oregon City, she discovers her fiancé is dead and her dream of a safe future is shattered.

Moments after her dream is stolen from her, a gift arrives. Her wealthy fiancé left her everything he had. Life for Lydia should be easy, but the truth is much darker and more terrifying than she could imagine, for her fiancé’s death was no accident, and the man who took his life wants everything, all the dead man’s riches.

Detective Max Caldwell lost his wife to a brutal killer, a man who will stop at nothing to take what he wants from the world. He killed in Chicago. He killed in Oregon. It’s only a matter of time before he strikes again. Max seeks not only justice, but vengeance for his wife’s death and has no qualms about asking the innocent Lydia to help him hunt for her fiancé’s murderer. Because Lydia, and her inheritance, are the bait Max will use to lure evil into the light. Too late he realizes Lydia, with her soft heart, beautiful smile, and collection of rescued animals is not only powerful enough to take down a killer, but she just might melt the ice around his heart.

Product Details:
Series: Brides Of The Oregon Trail (Book 2)
Paperback: ‎216 Pages
Publisher: ‎Firehouse Publishing (April 1, 2019)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Romance (Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Victorian Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Western)

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Bella (Brides Of The Oregon Trail Book 3) by Cynthia Woolf

A Marshal. A Beautiful Thief. An enemy she can’t outrun. “Fantastic romantic adventure…”

5 Stars ANOTHER FANTASTIC STORY IN THIS SERIES…Verified Purchase, 5 stars

What an intriguing story with adventure, danger, and romantic suspense…

5 Stars Bella Devereaux dreamed of being a restaurateur, not a thief. But life had other plans. Forced to compromise her principles to survive, Bella always gives half of her ill-gotten gains to the French émigrés in New Orleans and saves the other half to fulfill her lifelong goal of opening her own French café. A priceless cache of jewels was supposed to be her last job, but the police are on to her, and so is another criminal—Jack Pasquin.

He’s more than a thief, he’s a murderer, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to force Bella’s hand—including kill her. Taking the jewels and fleeing to Oregon City as a mail-order bride seems to be her only hope.

Marshal Robert McCauley never forgave himself for being on the job when his first wife passed away. Guilt has kept him from falling in love again, but a mail-order bride seems to be the perfect answer. When Bella arrives, not only is she beautiful and intelligent, but her mysterious ways intrigue him more than he cares to admit. Neither of them wants to admit they have fallen in love, but when Bella’s past catches up to them, Robert will have to choose—once more—between the woman he loves and the duty he serves.

Can Bella save the husband she’d fallen in love with? Or will she become a widow before she becomes a real wife?

Product Details:
Series: Brides Of The Oregon Trail (Book 3)
Paperback:  208 Pages
Publisher: ‎Firehouse Publishing (June 9, 2019)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Romance (Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Victorian Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Western)

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Eliza (Brides Of The Oregon Trail Book 4) by Cynthia Woolf

Avoiding love and entanglements has been easy for Hank Barringer since losing his wife and young son to influenza.

An outrider on the wagon train, his only job is to keep the mail order brides and passengers safe until they reach their destination. Then he meets Eliza Tanner. She’s different than other women. Seemingly fearless—her feisty manner disrupts his well-ordered idea of how a woman should behave. He doesn’t approve, so why can’t he stop thinking about her?

Eliza has secrets and a past that could destroy any chance she has of building a new life. When an opportunity arises to join a wagon train full of mail-order brides headed to Oregon City, she flees from her old life.

Little does she know that danger from her past stalks her, or that a killer’s obsession will be strong enough to follow her to the other side of the country.

When Eliza’s past catches up with her, she’ll need a real hero…a man who can accept the truth, and love her despite the circumstances of her past.

Product Details:
Series: Brides Of The Oregon Trail (Book 4)
Paperback: 188 Pages
Publisher: Firehouse Publishing (July 27, 2019)
Language: English
Global Library: Romance (Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Victorian Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Western)

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Rebecca (Brides Of The Oregon Trail Book 5) by Cynthia Woolf

Rebecca Taylor traveled the Oregon Trail for one reason, to provide for and protect her younger siblings.

Having lost her mother years ago, the care and raising of the younger children fell to her and her brother. Oregon was supposed to be a new beginning, a fresh start. But the house they acquire needs more work than it’s worth, and a wealthy and powerful man has taken more than a passing interest in having Rebecca for his wife.

Add to her confusion a simmering attraction to Ian Stanford, the carpenter hired to repair their home, and Rebecca is in way over her head. After losing his wife–in a still unsolved murder–Ian Stanford has been raising his twin boys alone.

Work fixing up the Taylor’s old home is exactly what he and his boys need, but the enchanting young woman in charge of the household is driving him to distraction. His two boys want a new mother, but the only thing Ian is interested in is catching his dead wife’s killer.

When a new discovery leads him to a startling truth, everyone is in danger…his boys, the family he’s grown to care too much about, and the beautiful Rebecca, who had can’t stop thinking about.

When the truth about his wife’s killer is revealed, he’s shocked to discover his first need is not vengeance but to protect his new family. But the stubborn Rebecca isn’t the type to sit idly by when her family is in danger. Ian has no choice but to work with Rebecca to lure the killer into a trap.

The real trap, he soon discovers, is the one Rebecca placed around his heart.

Product Details:
Series: Brides Of The Oregon Trail (Book 5)
Paperback: ‎198 Pages
Publisher: ‎Firehouse Publishing (October 6, 2019)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Romance (Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Victorian Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Western)

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Charlotte (Brides Of The Oregon Trail Book 6) by Cynthia Woolf

Travis MacGregor came to Oregon City to start over. Determined to put his past behind him, he believes a proper wife is all that’s missing from the proper life he’s always wanted. He has worked hard to establish his formal reputation as an upstanding and no-nonsense lawyer. However, the moment he meets Charlotte Taylor, he can’t fight his attraction despite her unconventional, hell-raising ways.

Charlotte “Charlie” Taylor has been dressing like a man and wearing guns since her father kicked her out of the house when she was seventeen. She is perfectly happy with her life until she meets the insufferable Travis MacGregor. He claims to desire her, but how can she trust the new lawyer in town when he makes it no secret that he needs a proper wife to make his dreams come true. Charlie isn’t the “proper” anything, but that doesn’t stop her wayward heart from feeling things she never imagined possible.

But can he accept her as she is, or does he want her to change? To adapt? To become the proper, dress-wearing hostess of his dreams? And when the villain stalking Charlie comes to town, will the danger bring them together or tear them apart forever?

Product Details:
Series: Brides Of The Oregon Trail (Book 6)
Print Length: 196 Pages
Publisher: Firehouse Publishing (December 9, 2019)
Language: English
Global Library: Romance (Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Victorian Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Western)


Amanda (Brides Of The Oregon Trail Book 7) by Cynthia Woolf

Amanda Winters is traveling from Independence, MO by wagon train to her mail-order groom. Though she is warned that he is a mean and brutal man with a quick temper but she is determined to live up to her promise. She was engaged and left at the altar and she will not treat anyone else like that.

When she meets her fiancé, she tells him she wants to wait to get married until they know each other better. The suggestion does not go over well with her mail order fiancé.

Jamie Kilbride traveled to Independence from Oregon City to collect his mail-order bride. As luck would have it, she’d fallen in love with someone else and broke her contract with Jamie. This bothers him not at all since, as they travel the Oregon Trail together, he falls in love with Amanda.

Jamie insists he doesn’t care what people say, but she does. She will not marry him and bring his name down into the muck and mud with hers.

But her former fiancé has plans of his own that don’t include her safety.

Product Details:
Series: Brides Of The Oregon Trail (Book 7)
Print Length: 196 Pages
Publisher: Firehouse Publishing (March 18, 2020)
Language: English
Global Library: Romance (Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Victorian Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Western)


Brides Of Golden City Series

A Husband For Victoria (Brides Of Golden City Book 1)
by Cynthia Woolf

New York Governess Victoria Coleman survives an attack but finds herself in a family way. When her employer finds out, the kind man tells her she is safe there. But his wife has other ideas.

Believing her husband is the child’s father, she threatens Victoria. Needing to escape, Victoria becomes a mail-order bride as far away as possible—Golden City in the Colorado Territory.

Andrew Mayfield is consumed with guilt over the death of his wife and infant son in childbirth six months ago but knows that his two-year-old daughter needs a mother and he needs to marry to provide her one. He contracts for a mail-order bride. But vengeance is a dish best served cold and the woman determined to see Victoria’s baby dead and therefore Victoria herself, is an iceberg.

Refusing to believe her husband or Victoria, Mildred Thomas follows Victoria to Golden City. Will she be able to exact her revenge for a perceived wrong? Or will Andrew be able to protect the woman who might be working her way into his heart?

Product Details:
Series: Brides Of Golden City Book 1
Paperback: ‎130 Pages
Publisher: ‎Firehouse Publishing (January 18, 2020)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Romance (Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Victorian Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Western)

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A Husband For Cordelia (Brides Of Golden City Book 2)
by Cynthia Woolf

Cordelia Jameson is left alone after her brother’s death. He left her with $5000 which she knows won’t last forever and she doesn’t want to be alone. She wants a husband and children. She decides to become a mail-order bride and goes to Brides for the West to sign up.

David Thomas survived his sociopath wife’s machinations. She was hung for attempted murder and kidnapping, though he would have divorced her in any case. He’d do anything to protect his four-year-old daughter Margie. But now that he’s moved out west, he realizes he needs someone to care for Margie and he needs a wife for himself since he wants more children, too. He’s vowed he won’t allow his emotions to get involved, not after what he went through with his first wife.

While Cordelia is living at the boarding house, waiting for her mail-order groom, her brother’s former partner, Richard Lynch, finds her. He demands the money that her brother left her. She refuses and he backhands her sending her to the floor. If not for the interference of another of the brides, he might have beat her to death.

When Cordelia leaves to marry David, she believes she’s left Richard behind her. But like a bad penny, he shows up in her new town making the same demands only this time he threatens Margie.

Cordelia knows he won’t go away and even if she does give him the money, when he finds out that David is rich, he’ll be back again and again, blackmailing them. He has to be stopped. Now. But how?

Product Details:
Series: Brides Of Golden City Book 2
Paperback: 150 Pages
Publisher: Firehouse Publishing (March 9, 2020)
Language: English
Global Library: Romance (Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Victorian Historical)
Global Library: Romance (Western)

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About The Author:  Cynthia Woolf is the award winning and best-selling author of more than forty-four historical western romance books and two short stories with more books on the way. She also has six sci-fi romance novels. She also has three boxed sets of her books available

Cynthia loves writing and reading romance. Her first western romance Tame A Wild Heart, was inspired by the story her mother told her of meeting Cynthia’s father on a ranch in Creede, Colorado. Although Tame A Wild Heart takes place in Creede that is the only similarity between the stories. Her father was a cowboy not a bounty hunter, and her mother was a nursemaid (called a nanny now) not the ranch owner.

Cynthia credits her wonderfully supportive husband Jim and her great critique partners for saving her sanity and allowing her to explore her creativity.

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  • Heart Of Stone: A Heart Wish Mail Order Bride Novel Volume One


  • A Husband For Victoria
  • A Husband For Cordelia


  • Hannah
  • Lydia
  • Bella
  • Eliza
  • Rebecca
  • Charlotte
  • Amanda


  • Thorpe’s Mail Order Bride
  • A Family for Christmas (coming soon)
  • Kissed by a Stranger (coming soon)


  • Carter


  • Mail Order Mystery
  • Mail Order Mayhem
  • Mail Order Mix-Up
  • Mail Order Moonlight
  • Mail Order Melody


  • The Dancing Bride
  • The Sapphire Bride
  • The Irish Bride
  • The Pretender Bride


  • The Hunter Bride
  • The Replacement Bride
  • The Stolen Bride
  • The Unexpected Bride


  • Genevieve, Bride of Nevada


  • Gideon


  • Nellie
  • Annie
  • Cora
  • Sophia
  • Amelia


  • Mail Order Outlaw
  • Mail Order Doctor
  • Mail Order Baron


  • Jake
  • Liam
  • Zach


  • Capital Bride
  • Heiress Bride
  • Fiery Bride
  • Colorado Bride


  • Tame a Wild Heart
  • Tame a Wild Wind
  • Tame a Wild Bride
  • Tame a Honeymoon Heart


  • Destiny in Deadwood: Three Story Collection
  • The Tame Series


  • Centauri Dawn
  • Centauri Twilight
  • Centauri Midnight


  • Jenala
  • Riza
  • Honora


  • Centauri: The Complete Series
  • Swords and Blasters

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