In Kirsten Osbourne's captivating novel, "Mail Order Mayhem," the life of a 1880s farmer comes alive with a fiery tale of love, resilience, and unexpected twists. When Maude, a determined young woman from Beckham, Massachusetts, finds herself at a crossroads, she embarks on a courageous journey to Iowa as a mail-order bride, hoping to find love and fulfillment in a rugged land brimming with opportunity.
Refusing to marry the man her father has chosen for her, Maude answers the letter of John Powers, a farmer in Iowa. She immediately agrees to marry him and sneaks away in the dead of night to catch a train and leave for her adventure.
John Powers is happy in life, but he's lonely. Sending for a mail-order bride seems to be the perfect solution. When Maude arrives, she's everything he hoped for.
Will the two of them find their happily ever after? Or will the man her parents wanted her to marry find her?