Marisa Masterson

Sweet Historical Romance


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Renie Hunter gladly accepts Harland McGregor's proposal before he leaves to join the Army of the West. Two years pass before he finally sends for her. Her uncle, the man who raised her, insists the young couple marry by proxy before she leaves. After all, he argues, Wyoming is far form the world they know.

The proxy marriage might prove to be a bad idea. When Renie arrives in the small Wyoming town, the husband who meets her train seems different from the sweetheart who slipped the small ring on her finger years earlier. Will she still be able to reach the tenderness Harland's buried deep inside?
The novel is loosely based on the Lincoln County War.



Ruby's Risk
Westward Home and Hearts 2

A man might homestead, but it takes a woman to turn that place into a home! 


A Farmer

for Christmas

Will Myra’s new husband let her give four motherless girls a happy Christmas?


A Shadowed Groom

for Christmas

Married to a man in a mask, Kitty begins to wonder about her husband. 


A Keeper

for Christmas

People say he crazy. His mail-order bride says the whole town must be blind! 


A Strongman

for Christmas

Stranded at the circus, what will this mail-order bride do? 


Detective to the Rescue

Her first case was a disaster!
Pinkerton Agent Charity Melrose has one more chance to prove her worth and the life of a woman to save. With few clues to the victim's whereabouts, this could be her last case. And what to do with her fake husband?


A Bride for Darrell
Can a man who never agreed to marry the proxy bride and a woman pursued by murderers make a life together?

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A Bride for Bode
All thoughts of annulment disappear when Bode meets his proxy bride. The girl of his dreams! 


A Bride for Boss

The surprise child given to her is not Frankie's, so why does she risk her marriage to keep the little girl? 


A Bride for Harland

Renie Hunter fell in love. Too bad the man who sends for her as proxy wife no longer resembles the man from before


Grace for a Drifter

Will a grieving husband get the answers he needs to understand why he recognizes his dead bride leaving a hotel? faked her death?


Teacher's Star

Rustlers and a mystified marshal. A treasure map and a missing child. Why does nothing make sense to this smart school teacher?


A Snowy Delivery

for Christmas

Two lonely people in a cold rooming house. A good thing for them that their landlady has Christmas magic at her fingertips.



Aloha My Love: Christmas in July

Two sneaky mothers and an appearance by Elvis add up to a Christmas in July that this couple won't forget in this quick, fun contemporary romance!


Ginger Snap

True love picked a terrible time to grab Ginger Snap’s heart. She saw the man she would love forever. He saw only a scruffy boy.


A Nurse for Niall

The surprise waiting for the young, crippled nurse will lead Alice into an unwanted marriage and a rivalry that threatens her only hope for a career and a home.


Wistful in Wisconsin

He was her rescuer. Would he also be the love of her life? Not if he has anything to say about it!


Hart's Longing

Sometimes a girl needs a hero to inspire her to action rather than merely being her rescuer.


Manny's Triumph

Will Carlene’s determination and Manny’s desire to save her be enough to give them a happy ending?


Massachusetts Bride

While the North and the South war, the battle of married strangers stuck in an old farm house involves unfulfilled love and tormenting nightmares. But what can a man do when his beloved wife prefers the cow’s company?

About The Author

Marisa Masterson and her husband of thirty years reside in Saginaw, Michigan. They have two grown children, one son-in-law, a grandchild on the way, and one old and lazy dog. 

She is a retired high school English teacher and oversaw a high school writing center in partnership with the local university. In addition, she is a National Writing Project fellow and a regular contributor to the Sweet Americana Sweethearts and Sweethearts of the West blogs.

Focusing on her home state of Wisconsin, she writes sweet historical romance. Growing up, she loved hearing stories about her family pioneering in that state. Those stories, in part, are what inspired her to begin writing.


Contact Marisa

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