Friday, December 4, 2015

American Mail-Order Brides

The mail-order brides who gave up everything they know to marry a man they knew little about is the focus of an unprecedented series of books that began over six months ago. With the help of 45 authors, 50 Brides will converge on 50 States in 50 different books, each one a stand alone story that shares a Free Prequel

My contribution to the series is Anna: Bride of Alabama.

After a warehouse fire changes her life, Anna Davis makes a desperate decision. Along with the other single women she worked alongside, she places her fate into the hands of a random stranger she found in a mail order bride catalog, the Grooms’ Gazette. But little does she know, the man she thought placed the ad has no idea he promised to marry her.
Gabriel Montgomery has more problems than any one man needs. A neglected cotton plantation, a home in desperate need of repair and Julia, his twelve year old daughter who is more mature than she needs to be. Her antics try his patience on a daily basis but nothing prepares him for her latest scheme.
When Anna shows up on his door with an infectious smile and a promise to love, honor and cherish him, he knows Julia is behind this latest development. He has no desire to marry again, even if the sweet natured Anna is proving to be exactly the kind of woman he needs. He just has to convince Julia that she doesn’t need a new mother and himself that he doesn’t want a new wife. A task that proves almost impossible, especially when Anna reminds him that every day should be savored like its your last.

To learn more about this series and to see the other 49 books, head over to the official website at 

About Lily Graison

USA TODAY  bestselling author Lily Graison writes historical western romances and dabbles in contemporary and paranormal romance. First published in 2005, Lily has written over a dozen romance novels that range from sweet to spicy.

She lives in Hickory, North Carolina with her husband, three high-strung Yorkies and more cats than she can count. On occasion, she can be found at her sewing machine creating 1800’s period clothing or participating in area living history events.

When not portraying a southern belle, you can find her at a nearby store feeding her obsession for all things resembling office supplies.

To see the dresses Lily has created, visit her Pinterest page.

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  1. I'm wishing you great success with your American Mail Order Bride story, ANNA, Lily. The series looks fantastic. Good to have another North Carolinian in the group.

  2. This idea of 50 mail order brides for fifty states is outstanding. I wish I'd been in on it. I see the authors are some of the best, and while I probably won't read all of them, I do love your stories, Lily. Best of luck and good wishes for many sales...

  3. I hope we each sell a gazillion, Lily. Mine releases December 30th.


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