By Anna J. McIntyre
The start of the Coulson Empire, 1918:
Mary Ellen’s father didn’t alternate her for a house–exactly. Marrying the rich and good-looking Randall Coulson isn't really whatever Mary Ellen desires to do, yet being the obedient daughter she consents to the marriage.
Randall Coulson desires Mary Ellen for one reason–to supply him sons. He has no wish to shape a bond of affection or friendship along with his younger bride. His personal center is already taken.
A bittersweet tale of affection, lies and relatives secrets and techniques, occurring in the course of a turbulent interval of yank heritage, whilst the conception of ladies and their function in society replaced in a single woman’s lifetime.
THE COULSON SERIES
Coulson's spouse (Book 1)
Coulson's Crucible (Book 2)
Coulson's classes (Book 3)
Coulson's mystery (Book 4)
Coulson's Reckoning (Book five)
(Although this is often the 1st e-book within the Coulson sequence, it's a standalone e-book – an entire tale inside itself. an identical is correct for the entire books within the Coulson Series.)
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Admission to convinced institutions was once merely allowed while the feminine was once observed by means of a male chaperone. Edward Browning used to be the unquestionable head of his household—as have been different males from his iteration. He labored over fifty five hours per week to help his becoming kinfolk, incomes below $600 a yr. on the time, a pound of red meat went for 10 cents, a dozen eggs bought for 12 cents, and a pound of espresso expense 15 cents. there have been nearly 8,000 registered vehicles within the nation and people autos had fewer than one hundred fifty miles of paved highways to force on. the electrical icebox had but to be invented, however the phone, whose patent have been issued 24 years previous, was once bringing the realm nearer. bankruptcy One via the summer season of 1918, the area used to be virtually 4 years into what used to be termed the good struggle. the us of the USA, now with forty eight states, were within the clash for a bit over 365 days. To preserve metal for the warfare attempt, the us warfare Industries Board requested ladies to forestall procuring corsets. not just did the hassle support free up adequate metal to construct battleships, it was once a releasing second for ladies. In the USA, an increasing number of states have been giving girls the suitable to vote. a brand new lady was once emerging—one who dared to chop her hair, drove cars, sought monetary independence via employment and not wore confining corsets. a few males welcomed this new lady, but many have been horrified and sought brides who have been extra traditional—and potential. “The lady is barely seventeen,” William Hunter reminded Randall Coulson. Randall, who sat perched at the leather-based wingback chair consuming a pitcher of brandy, waved his hand dismissively and took one other sip of the amber liquid. From his chair, he watched his company associate velocity backward and forward within the parlor. William used to be evidently frustrated with Randall’s declaration. Lace curtains, disturbed by means of May’s night breeze, fluttered inward from the outlet and infrequently touched the facet of William’s correct, after which his left arm as he paced the room in a healthy of agitation. Twenty mins previous, he’d stopped by way of Randall’s Philadelphia property to welcome his pal domestic after a business journey to their plant in Virginia. He didn’t count on to be greeted with information of an approaching marriage with a woman who used to be essentially a baby. “Seventeen is a decent age for a lady to marry. And reliable lord, guy, sit. You’re making me dizzy! ” “I don’t are looking to sit! ” even with his protest, William sat within the empty wingback chair. Randall chuckled after which reached out and collected a moment glass of brandy that sat at the small oak desk keeping apart the 2 chairs. He passed it to his longtime pal and enterprise companion, who took it with no remark. William in a timely fashion downed part the contents from the glass. “Why are you so disenchanted that I’m marrying this lady? I’ll be thirty subsequent yr; it’s approximately time I begin a kinfolk. you might want to think of it your self, you recognize. You’re older than me and never getting any more youthful. ” “I’m excited by you marrying, yet strong lord, marry a girl, Randall, now not a woman!