A bride who needs rescuing. A single dad who’s a bit rough around the edges. Can they see past their own faults to find love?

Overwhelmed with responsibilities after the death of her parents, Lucie Croft accepts a mail-order bride contract. When she and her twelve-year-old brother arrive in Chattanooga, Tennessee, life throws another hitch into her dreams when she learns her groom is dead. Homeless and desperate, she accepts help from a handsome hotel owner.

Sebastian McCord understands what it takes to own and run a successful hotel, but he has no idea how to raise a child as a single father. When pressured by his own mother to accept the role as Lucie’s groom, he skeptically agrees. He truly needs help with his willful six-year-old girl, but will Lucie accept his offer?

Two people overwhelmed with responsibilities. Will they find love and create a family or will life conspire to keep them apart?


Lucie: Bride of Tennessee is the prequel story to the Mail-Order Brides of the Southwest series and also book 16 in American Mail-Order Brides.

Reviews:Gary Lehn on GoodReads wrote:

I loved the way author has told her touching story of a young woman's trials and hardships. Heidi (I have always loved that name) has mixed in just the right amount of romance and drama into the story.

Robyn Echols on GoodReads wrote:

This well-written romance had a well-defined cast of endearing characters, each with their own personalities and quirks.