Friday, June 26, 2020


Kathleen Lawless is very excited by the launch of her first ever Mail Order Bride Book, MAIL ORDER OLIVIA.

About the Book

Who to believe?

Olivia thought Robert was dead. A year-and-a-half later and newly widowed, she comes across Robert's ad for a mail-order bride. Seeking his protection for herself and her daughter, she goes after the truth, and gets more than she bargained for.

Robert believed Olivia never wanted to see him again, and is finally ready to move on from the heartbreak. When Olivia shows up claiming to be his mail-order bride, the sight of her brings back all the pain of losing her the first time. Seeing her with another man's child adds salt to the wound.

Can this couple move past the pain and betrayal to find new happiness?


            Robert Fulsom paced the train platform in Yuma, practicing what he would say to his mail-order bride when she arrived.  Sorry for dragging her across the country didn’t seem adequate.  He had to make sure she realized it was nothing to do with her—it was him.  He simply wasn’t ready to take on a wife.
            He glanced again at the telegram in his hand.  Olive Brown.  He had no idea what she looked like, but even her name sounded drab, poor thing.  He’d heard many of these mail-order brides were either homely or plump, forced to marry a stranger sight-unseen because they had no suitors back east.  He had to tactfully ensure she didn’t think he was rejecting her because of her appearance. 
            In the cramped train seat, Olivia cradled her sleeping daughter to her chest, grateful for the respite after more than a week of trying to keep Chloe entertained, when all the little bundle of energy wanted to do was crawl around and try to walk.  At thirteen months, Olivia expected Chloe would be taking her first step any day. 
            She deliberately hadn’t used her real name in her telegram to Robert. At first, she’d been overjoyed to learn he wasn’t dead as she’d been led to believe.  Then doubt set in.  Why had he not returned for her as promised?  And why was his ad for a bride tucked into a coat pocket of her deceased husband?

Kathleen Lawless, Author

Kathleen Lawless blames a misspent youth watching Rawhide, Maverick and Bonanza for her fascination with cowboys.  Historical or contemporary, cowboys continue to resonate with her today. 
With close to 30 published novels to her credit, she enjoys pushing the boundaries of traditional romance into historical romance, romantic suspense, women's fiction, and stories for young adults.

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Kara O'Neal said...

Oh! This sounds so good! I loved the snippet. I enjoy mail-order brides stories so much. Thanks for sharing!

Marcia King-Gamble said...

On my must read list. Sounds fascinating and meeting like this is more promising than today's dating apps.

Liz Flaherty said...

This story sounds so good!

Nancy Fraser said...

Another wonderful romance from the talented Kathleen Lawless I'm sure.

Thank you for sharing.

kathleen Lawless said...

Caroline, thank you so much for having me here, as well as your part in getting me involved with the Widows, Babies, and Brides series.

Maddie James said...

I can't wait to read Olivia's story!

Joan Reeves said...

Your biography always makes me smile, Kathleen. Good luck with the new book.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Best wishes, Kathleen. I love the cover and the snippet and description caught me. Best wishes with sales!