Wanted: Women with religious upbringing, high morals, and a strong sense of adventure, willing to marry decent, God-fearing men. Applicants may apply by mail. Must allow at least two months for an answer. A lighthearted story of romance and faith from award-winning author Lori Copeland Patience Smith only intends to wear Lenore's wedding dress for a few minutes, but when a kidnapper snatches Patience away in a case of mistaken identity, she finds herself lost in the mountains of Colorado. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she escapes her kidnapper and stumbles onto an abandoned mining dugout and a lonely orphan. Patience has found herself a gold mine! Now if she can just get Denver City sheriff Jay Longer to help, she can mine the gold that will mean a whole new future for Patience and the rest of the mail-order brides. But Jay has plans of his own, and someone is trying to keep them away from that gold. Can Patience and Jay work together, escape the outlaws, and strike gold? And can they do it all without losing their hearts in the process? Lori Copeland lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband, her three sons, and their families. During her career, Lori has published more than sixty books and has been the recipient of numerous awards. Faith, the first book in the Brides of the West series, received the prestigious HOLT Medallion Award. Brides of the West #5: Ruth was a 2003 RITA Award finalist.Copeland, Lori is the author of 'Patience Brides of the West 1872' with ISBN 9780842319386 and ISBN 0842319387.