RIDDLE OF THE PRAIRIE BRIDE
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the year 1878 and young Ida Kate Deming is looking forward to having her
life change. She and her father live on the prairie in Kansas and
it's been just the two of them for a couple of years now. Ida' mother
has died so she has had to stay home and take care of the house.
But last winter, her father put an advertisement in a newspaper back east
asking for a bride. Several women responded to the ad but only one
caught her father's attention. He has been corresponding with Caroline
Fairfield from Massachusetts and now she has agreed to visit to see if
they should get married. When Caroline gets off the train with her
young son, Ida gets a funny feeling that something just isn't right here.
Caroline is wonderful and fits right in but Ida just can't stop thinking
that all is not what it seems to be. Papa is very happy with Caroline
and it's looks as if the marriage is going to take place. By this
time, Ida has figured out that Caroline is an impostor and that she has
probably killed the real Caroline. Can Ida convince her father before
it's too late? Can she prove it? Come along and try to figure
out the RIDDLE OF THE PRAIRIE BRIDE.
Mail order brides -- Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas -- Fiction
Family life -- Kansas -- Fiction.
Kansas -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
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