By Janette Oke
Responding to an commercial, She Crossed an Ocean to fulfill a complete Stranger and have become a Mail-Order Bride-Kathleen O'Malley stood at the deck of the Barreth Lily and watched the land she'd referred to as domestic for greater than a dozen years slip from her view. She had inspiration she will be happy to determine the final of it, yet she used to be now not. feelings in turmoil, her entire being yearned to slide from the send and go back to what she knew. even if Kathleen had no longer been pleased with her scenario, it was once all she had ever recognized. because the coastline light into the morning mist, her in simple terms sure bet used to be that she used to be sure for the USA to marry a guy whose identify she didn't even recognize and whose face she had by no means seen.On the opposite facet of the Atlantic, Donnigan Harrison anxiously awaits Kathleen's arrival on a prairie farm faraway from her port of arrival in Boston. He has identified the sweetness of a dream fulfilled a comfortable body cabin, the stable log barn and outbuildings, a great herd of farm animals, and plants within the box that made his eyes sparkle. but Donnigan felt a loneliness at the western frontier that pierced his very soul. With so constrained possibilities for locating a spouse, the suggestion of ordering a spouse that after appeared unthinkable had come to make a few experience. Now that the time has come, Donnigan appears like a small boy anticipating Christmas.But Donnigan's anticipation is overshadowed with terrifying uncertainties What have I performed? And that question is echoed in Kathleen's middle as she nears the po
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You order one? ” The thought was incredulous. “Now just hold on, Harrison,” said Lucas, and for the first time his eyes held some emotion. ” asked Donnigan, his face flushed. Lucas laid aside his pencil and leaned forward. “It gets awfully lonely on the frontier,” he explained as though he were talking to a child. Donnigan stirred restlessly in his chair, an expression of disgust and annoyance threatening to escape his lips. “We need wives. We deserve a wife just as much as the next guy. But where do we get one?
Wonderful. And only a couple passage tickets left. If you want one you—” “No,” said Kathleen, shaking her head nervously. ” The man stepped forward and reached out a hand to tip her face toward the light from the lamppost. Kathleen felt a moment of panic. “It’s a shame,” he said candidly. ” Kathleen angrily twisted away from his hand. He seemed to sense her annoyance. “Pardon, Miss,” he said, but his words and his tone contradicted each other. ” Kathleen stepped back, her Irish temper quickly cooling.
See for yourself, sir,” she flung back over her shoulder. And she began to clump her way, exaggerating her limp in order to convince the man. ” the man called after her. “In America we allow people to be—different. ” Kathleen wheeled to give him a piece of her mind, but she saw that he was not teasing her. His face looked serious. His hand was stretched out to her. Her rage subsided in spite of herself. She stopped, swallowed, and took a deep breath. ” she asked almost in a whisper. “In a fortnight” he answered.
A Bride for Donnigan by Janette Oke