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The Widowed Bride
Mail Order Bride
Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
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Virginia has endured much heartache in her life. Orphaned at 16 and widowed at 23, she longs to escape poverty, start a new life, and find true love. When she corresponds with mercantile owner Jake, she feels drawn to him. But Jake only wants a marriage of convenience and a helper in his store.
Ava's stepfather has arranged a marriage for her, and she must quickly get away. Colorado rancher, Wyatt, seems the perfect choice. Ava puts her distrust of men aside and travels to meet him. Former bounty hunter Wyatt has settled in Colorado, hoping for a new life on his ranch. While he doesn't believe in love, he needs heirs for his ranch. Ava seems the perfect woman for him. But when Ava finds out Wyatt was once a bounty hunter, she fears for his safety, especially when trouble follows him to town.
The fire destroyed her but saved her from marriage to a cruel man. Nelly knows no man will ever love her as she bears horrific scars from a fire where she was hailed as a hero. The loveless marriage she was destined for broke apart when the man couldn't bear to look at her. But Boyd's ad has her heart fluttering and hope ignites in her soul. Boyd wants a woman to take care of his house. The handsome sheriff wants only a marriage of convenience, nothing more.
An unsavory man has taken a worrisome interest in Abby. Fearing for her safety, she agrees to marriage with Phil and travels to South Dakota, hoping that she has found love. But fate deals Abby a cruel blow when Phil leaves her stranded and heartbroken. Widowed rancher, John, wants to find a mother for his children but refuses to let his heart get involved. He wants only a business arrangement. Until he meets Abby. Can Abby open her heart to trust John and find true love? Can John face heartache again to gain Abby's love?
Emma is all alone and struggles to support herself in Chicago. Out of desperation, she posts an advertisement and begins a correspondence with a widowed farmer, Thomas. Desperate to escape her grim situation, she accepts his marriage-of-convenience proposal, looking forward to a fresh start in Nebraska.
When Becky Wade's husband dies unexpectedly, her world is turned upside down. With no means to support herself, and having discovered she is pregnant, she answers an ad in the Matrimonial Times, hoping for a fresh start for herself and her unborn child. Dr. Karl Madden wants a marriage of convenience where emotions do not come into play. He's looking for a woman to take care of his house and help him in his clinic. Having his heart broken once, Karl does not intend to open his heart to anyone again.
Macy longs to find love and believes that widower Jake is the perfect man for her. As Christmas approaches, Macy travels to Wyoming to meet Jake and his twin girls. All Jake's girls want for Christmas is a mother, but all Jake wants is a marriage of convenience where love will never exist. The house is alive with the Christmas spirit, but Jake's heart will never belong to Macy, and he regrets having her come to Wyoming.
Ruby hopes to escape her abusive father by moving to Utah to meet the rancher she has been corresponding with. Owen is a widower whose heart is still broken from his wife's death. While guilty at bringing a new woman into his home, he knows his children need a mother. He makes it clear to Ruby that the children need her, but he will never love her. While Ruby accepts their arrangement, her heart longs for something more, and she realizes too late that she has escaped one bad situation for another.
Eighteen-year-old Grace yearns for a life away from New York and accepts a marriage of convenience. Believing in total honesty, she tells Wade that her life will never be dictated by a man, and to her surprise, he supports her wish. When she arrives in Wyoming, Grace is stunned to encounter a cold and distant Wade who only wants an heir to the ranch.
Clara longs to escape from her abusive father and longs for a man who will accept her and not see her as damaged due to a childhood accident. Nate is a Kansas cowboy who's looking for a wife to help him on his farm. As Clara leaves Chicago and travels to Kansas, she worries what Nate will do when he sees her. Although the accident has left her scarred, she prays he will be able to overlook that and see her heart. But Nate is shocked when he sees her and refuses to go through with the marriage, leaving Clara heartbroken and fearful she will have to return to her father.
Left all alone when her parents die, Sadie dreams of a new start away from Philadelphia. When she answers an ad from Alex, a widower in New Mexico, she believes she has met the man she is destined to marry. When she arrives in New Mexico to meet Alex and his infant daughter, he is cold and distant towards her. A shocked Sadie soon learns the reason for Alex's demeanor. She knows she must leave but when tragedy strikes, Sadie realizes there is no going back to the life she once led.
When her mother dies, 19-year-old Dana finds herself alone with her stepfather, a man who despises her. Desperate to find a better life for herself, she corresponds with widower, Caleb, who seeks only a mother for his son. A son who hasn't spoken a word since his mother's death. Dana lost her hearing at a young age and vows to help his son find his voice again. She falls in love with the boy, happy to be a wife to Caleb in name only. But when her feelings for Caleb begin to grow, she tries desperately to stop them. Can Caleb open his heart to Dana before he loses her?
Estella is left destitute after her husband’s passing, and accepts a proposal from a man in New Mexico. Excited for a stable home and someone to love her, her world shatters when she learns who the man is who proposed to her. Noah has been hunting the Jeremy gang for months, and unexpectedly crosses paths with Estella.
Maggie escapes an arranged marriage by accepting Utah rancher Matt's proposal as Christmas approaches. Matt is looking for someone to help tend the ranch and care for his two children. He makes it known that the marriage will be one of convenience only. Maggie is shocked when Matt's daughter tries to sabotage their marriage, which Matt turns a blind eye to.
After Abby's fiancé leaves her, she longs to escape Philadelphia. Preacher Harris seems like a perfect man for her. The preacher has been raising an abandoned baby left on the church's doorstep, and Harris seeks a woman to help him with the child. As Abby arrives in Texas, she knows that Harris wants only a marriage of convenience. As she grows to love the abandoned baby, her feelings for Harris overwhelm her. With Christmas approaching, Abby has a choice to make, stay married to a man who will never love her or leave Harris and the baby behind.
Emma is excited for a fresh start in Colorado and marriage to rancher Joseph. Emma's plans for a happy Christmas are shattered when Joseph wants nothing to do with her, and Emma is forced to leave the ranch with nowhere to go. When Joseph's mother takes her in as Christmas fast approaches, an irate Joseph plans to spend the holiday alone. But there's something about Emma that Joseph can't forget no matter how hard he tries. Will Joseph have a change of heart and make Emma his Christmas bride? Will Emma be able to forgive Joseph and heal her broken heart?
When a fire destroys all that Lily loves, the heartbroken young woman struggles to support herself. When she corresponds with Wyoming rancher Seth, Lily experiences happiness again and travels to Wyoming. Seth's life was destroyed after tragedy struck his family. When Lily arrives, a devastated Seth shuts down, refusing to get to know her.
When her husband dies, Callie's world falls apart. Alone and pregnant, she has no money to support herself or her unborn child. Desperate to provide for her child, she accepts a proposal from Wyoming rancher Nate Evans. But when she arrives in Wyoming, Nate wants nothing to do with her. Alone and scared, she turns to preacher Timothy Mays, begging him to help her. As Timothy opens his door to Callie, he must make a decision that will change both of their lives forever.
Unable to pay her late husband's debt, Belle is desperate to escape Chicago and the landlord who has taken an unsavory interest in her. A marriage of convenience with Ely is her only hope out of a desperate situation. Ely has vowed to never love again after the tragic death of his young wife. But his boys need a mother. When Belle arrives in New Mexico, hearts are broken and lives are torn apart, unable to be mended. Belle soon realizes her new life with Ely is no better than her life in Chicago, although her heart can't say no to Ely.
Emily knows she needs to get away from her father. A loveless marriage is an escape, and she prays that she will find the love she has always longed for. Doctor Todd Mayne lost his wife in tragic circumstances and wants only a mother for his children. Love has no place in his heart. When he sees Emily, he decides that he does not want to marry her. Todd says he needs time, but a heartbroken Emily is desperate for a stable home. Will Todd open his heart to Emily? Or, will Emily be forced to go back to a father who has never loved her?