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Morgan McBride is tough as nails – but a surprise mail-order bride is enough to have him quaking in his cowboy boots in this laugh-out-loud historical romance.

The oldest of the McBride siblings, Morgan has had to look after his siblings since Ma died and Pa ran off. It hasn’t always been easy, especially when his heart longs for the solitude of the wide open road. But now that his brother Kit is married and settled, the time is right for Morgan to leave in search of adventure. Little does he know that Junebug, his hellcat of a little sister, is dead set on keeping him at home – all with one honest advertisement in The Matrimonial News.

Pip Hopgood has always been good at doing the wrong thing. She’s too tall, too loud, too opinionated, and too contrary for polite society. Staring down the barrel of spinsterhood, she decides to answer a seemingly straightforward ad for a bride.

But when Pip shows up to meet her betrothed, she finds that Morgan McBride is not the husband she expected. In fact, he doesn’t even want to be a husband. Unwilling to return to her unsupportive family, Pip is determined to take control of her own future – with or without Morgan McBride ...

About The Author

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Amy Barry writes sweeping historical stories about love. She’s fascinated with the landscapes of the American West and their complex long history, and she’s even more fascinated with people in all their weird tangled glory. Amy is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Flinders University in Adelaide, where she lives with her family. For more, visit @amybarryauthor on Instagram.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (July 3, 2024)
  • Length: 336 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781761425981

Raves and Reviews

‘Barry loads the entertaining plot with convincing twists and turns, genuine laugh-out-loud moments, and spitfire characters … Readers will hope for a quick return to Buck’s Creek.’

Publishers Weekly

‘An unstoppable force meets an immovable object in Marrying Off Morgan McBride. I absolutely loved spending time in Buck’s Creek with the boisterous McBride family. There’s nothing better than watching a couple crack each other’s hardened exteriors to discover the softness underneath. This is a book to savor like a fresh batch of cornbread.’

Jen DeLuca, bestselling author of Well Traveled


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