- Caroline Clemmons
- Release Date
- July 2019
Expanded from novellas previously included in the anthology Under A Mulberry Moon.
A FAMILY FOR MERRY by Caroline Clemmons
Rescuing three quirky orphans from a current orphan train was irresistible—if not quite legal. Former orphan train child now grown, Merry Murphy Bird has built a successful life operating the boarding house she and her adopted sister Polly purchased. Merry is determined to give her three children a better life than the nightmare she and Polly endured in Nebraska.
Boardinghouse resident and lawyer Blake Woolf has come to town to take over the practice of his late uncle. Weighed down by family responsibilities, Blake was the eldest of ten children. For now he wants nothing more to do with children—at least not until he has made enough to buy a home, marry, and start his own family.
A FAMILY FOR POLLY by Jacquie Rogers
Children's Aid Society authorities don't exactly know Polly Friday Bird and Merry Murphy Bird are single and neither woman intends to volunteer the information. Polly hated the life she and her sister led after they were adopted by a surly Nebraska farm couple who really wanted free drudges. She would never treat the two children she's adopted so harshly.
In fact, she believes the large boarding house she and Merry purchased is an ideal place to raise children, with a large yard, numerous rooms, and a good school nearby. Still, Polly needs a husband so she convinces Ford (Manford) Daily to marry her and be on his way. The problem is, he won't go.
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