Saving The Mail Order Bride is the book 2 of Linda Broday’s ongoing western historical romance series, Outlaw Mail Order Brides. I’ve been enjoying this series so far, as I have some of her previously published series. Her easy, to-the-point storytelling has always managed to hook me into a story even before I knew it was happening. This new installment was no different.
The Outlaw Mail Order Brides series is connected to the author’s previous series, Men of Legend. It’s not mandatory to read that series. However, I believe you’d enjoy this new series even more if you read it as the main characters were introduced in Men of Legend either as secondary characters or made a brief appearances. Former outlaw Luke Weston Legend, one of the sons of the well-known rancher Stoker Legend, had been instrumental in making these characters known to us; whom he met while living the life of an outlaw. These men were outlaws just like him, though they wanted to leave that life for good. Motivated by that need, former outlaw—who also worked in Stoker’s ranch for a short time— Clay Colby, alongside a few of his former outlaw buddies, has been trying to build a town. Something to call their own where they can finally settle down and call it a home. But easier said than done. Interested females are hard to come by and Clay and his comrades have been having a difficult time trying to make Devil’s Crossing a habitable place. Located in Texas Panhandle, not only the place was middle of pretty much nowhere, it was a rough terrain still. Though the place was hidden enough with canyons around it, which would make it safer from unwanted snooping, it was also a far cry from the town that Clay wanted to make. This series is mainly based in and around Devil’s Crossing, which has now been renamed as Hope’s Crossing as we find at the end of book 1.