The four McBride brothers have their worlds turned upside down when their precocious younger sister secretly places an advertisement for a mail-order bride.
Kit McBride knows that Buck's Creek, Montana, is no place to find a wife. Between him and his three brothers—plus little Junebug—they manage all right on their own, thank you very much. But unbeknownst to Kit, his sister is sick to death of cleaning, cooking, and mending for her big brothers, so she places an ad in The Matrimonial News to get them hitched.
After Maddy Mooney emigrated from Ireland, she found employment with an eccentric but poor widow. When her mistress decides to answer an ad for a mail-order bride, Maddy is dragged along for the ride to Montana. But en route to the West, Maddy is suddenly abandoned and left to assume the widow's name, position, and matrimonial prospects….
With no other recourse in the wilderness, Maddy must convince Kit she’s the wife he never knew he needed.
About the Author
Amy Barry writes sweeping historical stories about love. She's fascinated with the landscapes of the American West and their complex long history, and she's even more fascinated with people in all their weird tangled glory. Amy also writes under the names Amy T Matthews and Tess LeSue, and is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Flinders University in Australia.
"A sweet, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy set in the wilds of Montana, Kit McBride Gets a Wife will have readers smiling from ear to ear and set their hearts all aflutter. Maddy Mooney is a plucky, endearing heroine, and Kit McBride is the ideal frontiersman hero. With a cast of delightful secondary characters, including the irrepressible younger sister, Junebug, this charming romance is guaranteed a place on your keeper shelf.”—Elizabeth Everett, author of A Perfect Equation
“Heartfelt, humorous, and sweetly romantic, Kit McBride Gets a Wife kept me smiling to the last page.”—Mimi Matthews, USA Today bestselling author of The Siren of Sussex
“This first installment in a planned series from will leave fans ready for a return trip to Buck’s Creek.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Barry’s snappy prose and standout scene setting make Buck’s Creek a destination readers will want to return to.”—Publishers Weekly