Book Description: Pleasance’s First Love


Book #5 in Grandma’s Wedding Quilts Series,

A Multi-Author Series brought to you by the Sweet Americana Sweethearts Authors:

USA Today Bestselling, Award-winning, and Bestselling Authors of sweet Americana romance ~

Twelve Novellas (including the prequel), one for each of Grandma Mary’s Grandchildren.

Each a stand-alone sweet, clean romance, set in 19th Century America.

Each will publish in January, 2017.

Pleasance’s First Love: January 13, 2017.


Pleasance's First Love: A Six Brides for Six Gideons Novella (Book 3) (Grandma's Wedding Quilts 6)

See 5-star Review on Katie’s Clean Book Collection


Pleasance’s First Love is also Book #3 in the Six Brides for Six Gideons Series.

Pleasance’s First Love is Jacob Gideon.

Keep in mind that as the Six Gideon brothers, separated when children have yet to find one other and reunite, the books in this series may be read in any order.

Book #1: Gideon’s Secondhand Bride

Book #2: Courting Miss Cartwright

Book #3: Pleasance’s First Love

Stay tuned for much more information to come, including multiple blog articles containing information about background, research, characters, the family tree, and so much more!


Colorado, 1878

His worst mistake was letting her go.
His second-worst mistake? Bringing her home.

No one will ever know how badly Pleasance Benton’s abandonment threw Jacob Gideon. He landed hard, hard enough he didn’t care to find a replacement. Now that he needs a woman, he figures the safest way is to order one from a catalog.

Pleasance is back to reclaim her rightful place at Jacob’s side. One way or another she’ll remind him theirs is a match made in heaven…once the shock wears off. The teensy-weensy problem? Jacob doesn’t know that she–his first love–is his catalog bride.

PLEASANCE’S FIRST LOVE is a sweet and wholesome western historical mail order bride romance novella. This title is Book 5 in the multi-author series Grandma’s Wedding Quilts, but is also Book 3 in the Six Brides for Six Gideons Series. Jacob Gideon is one of the six Gideon brothers separated when they were young, and as this is the first story in which the men make inroads toward finding each other, there is no need to read the other titles in this series first.

#1: Gideon’s Secondhand Bride by Kristin Holt (available now)
#2: Courting Miss Cartwright by Kristin Holt (available now)
#3: Pleasance’s First Love by Kristin Holt (coming January 13, 2017)

#1: The Prequel, by Kate Cambridge: January 1
#2: Kizzie’s Kisses by Zina Abbott, January 9
#3: Jessie’s Bargain by Kay P. Dawson, January 10
#4: Meredith’s Mistake by Amelia C. Adams, January 11
#5: Monica’s Mystery by Kate Cambridge, January 12
#6: Pleasance’s First Love by Kristin Holt, January 13
#7: Zebulon’s Bride by Patricia PacJac Carroll, January 14
#8: Ione’s Dilemma by Linda Carroll-Bradd, January 16
#9: Josie’s Dream by Angela Raines, January 17
#10: Chase’s Story by P.A. Estelle, January 18
#11: Gloria’s Song by Kathryn Albright, January 19
#12: Tad’s Treasure by Shanna Hatfield, January 20

Each book in this series are sweet, clean (wholesome) romances, and each complete with its own happily ever after. Books in the series are loosely connected and may be read in any order. We do recommend reading the Prequel first. Thank you for your interest in Grandma’s Wedding Quilts.


Franklin Benton & Delia Robbins (Pleasance’s Parents, a short history)

Pioneer Quilting Bees and Grandma’s Wedding Quilts Series

A Double-Topped Quilt: Remembering a Love of a Lifetime

New! Grandma’s Wedding Quilts Series

Cowboy Quilts: Sugans

Pleasance? Is that a real name?

Pleasance’s Flying Geese

New Release: Pleasance’s First Love (What Did Pioneers Use for Quilt Batt?)

Release Day: PLEASANCE’S FIRST LOVE–on Sweet Americana Sweethearts

No Matter How You Say It…

Sweet Americana Sweethearts Presents: GRANDMA’S WEDDING QUILTS (on Romancing the Genres)

Second Chances Romance Trope



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