The Canadian Prairies in 1898 are no place for women with a mind of their own. But the brave and determined females in Western Prairie Brides find ingenious ways to defy what society decrees for them. Annie dares to marry a man she's never met in order to save her deaf sister's life, That sister, Betsy, becomes a successful photographer as well as a beloved wife and mother. Her daughters defy convention, training as doctors and teachers. Their friend Rose publishes a lonely heart's newsletter. And somehow, in the midst of their careers, they all manage to fall in love with the most unlikely--but perfect for them--men. If you adore strong, sassy, determined women, you'll love Western Prairie Brides.