When Maude is told she must marry a repulsive man, she instead responds to an Iowa farmer who is looking for a mail order bride. After sneaking out of town on a train, she goes to Iowa and marries. She quickly falls for the wonderful man she marries, but does he feel the same? And will she be able to escape her past?
Mail Order Mayhem is the first in the Brides of Beckham series, this first book is more novella in length at around 100 pages and introduces us not only to the heroine (the mail order bride) Maude and the hero John but most importantly to Harrett Long the mysterious woman who runs the mail order bride service. Harrett is the constant in the series the rest of the books each are about new couples.
When Maude is to be married off to a man she can't stand and is twice her age she is despondent when she runs into Harrett at the post office it is like a sign or a gift that she has been given and quickly agrees to be a mail order bride for a farmer who needs a wife in Iowa.
When John's sister in law insists it is time he take a wife and should send for one through Harrett's mail order bride agency he is extremely pleased when he meets the beautiful Maude at the train.
This is a quick book that has a little heat, a couple of plot twists and some old fashion falling in love. At times the story is a lot like the inspirational romance novels but at the same time it does have some sexual content. I enjoyed the story enough that I have continued reading the series and each one though based on the idea of mail order brides is different and enjoyable in its own way.
at the time of this posting this book was avalable at amazon for free :O)