Summer Literary Lighthouse Award Finalist – First Place
She was a mail order bride…
He, a strong willed man of morals and faith… a titled Duke, the heir to a vast fortune and land holdings….he was looking for his Duchess… looking for a virtuous bride and a true love. He was running out of time. Was there anyone in the kingdom, in all of England, worthy of his devotion?
When William decides to find a wife through a mail order bride advertisement in Regency England, he is hoping to find true love with someone who shares his faith. Although his relationship with his mail order bride begins as a business arrangement between himself and the lovely vicar’s daughter, The Honorable Miss Alexandra Benningham, he has great hope and faith that in time, they will both find love and happiness as they share a life built on the same foundation of Christ centered living.
This is also his last resort to meet the requirements of his father’s will in order to retain his full inheritance. He’s had more than enough of England’s finest debutantes trying to marry him for social status and wealth. He promises Miss Benningham an annulment if the marriage doesn’t work out and decides not to tell her about his title as a means of testing her motive and character. Will she be able to love him first as a mere farmer?
When Lady Catherine Duncan shows up on the scene, things really get complicated. She seems to know a lot more about William than Alexandra does, to Alexandra’s great concern. Lady Catherine claims the Duke violated a marriage contract with her and threatens to contest his marriage. Will he lose Alexandra forever because of Lady Catherine? Or will his lack of trust drive her away first?
Lisa Prysock lives in scenic, rural Kentucky near many horse farms and rolling land. She is happily married to her husband of sixteen years, Robert, who is very supportive of her writing dreams. She homeschools two children: a son, Aaron, and daughter, Courtney. Her son, Nicholas, is a college student and her two stepdaughters, Adrienne and Amanda, are grown. They have an English Cocker Spaniel named Miles Oliver and a cat, Tabitha. Lisa has three sisters, and two brothers. She spent part of her childhood growing up on a northern Minnesota farm and has many happy memories from that time in her life. She also grew up in the Ohio Valley near her grandparents. Their ministry greatly impacted her life. She is very active in her church and loves working with the children, and youth. She can often be found assisting, writing or directing a new Christmas program or attempting to choreograph a human video to minister with the kids in her church. Some of her favorite activities include: family time, sewing, crochet, cross stitching, reading, sketching, scrapbooking, cooking, gardening, walking, swimming and working out-- when she is not writing. She loves all things old fashioned and serving Christ through her writing.