Happy Monday my friends! Next week the Prairie Roses Collection comes out, a group of stories by some talented authors. Each day this week I’ll put the spotlight on one of the books in the collection. Today we’re learning more about Patricia PacJac Carroll’s story Sadie.
About the Book
Sadie Bluhm receives the letter to confirm she had been chosen to be the mail order bride for Conrad Frazier in America. She is delighted. Growing up an orphan, Sadie relishes the idea she has been chosen to belong to someone.
Conrad lost his wife six months ago. Desperate to find another, he enlists the help of an agency to find him the proper German bride. He needs a wife to continue onto California with the company he has signed up with. He will marry this Sadie, but she will not have his heart.
Interview with Sadie
Hi Sadie! Welcome to A Baker’s Perspective!
Thanks for inviting me to your blog. I’m Sadie Bluhm, or I was until Conrad Frazier chose me as his mail-order bride. I was born in Germany. Berlin. But I worked as a nanny for an American couple, so I learned to read and write English. I believe that is one reason Conrad chose me.
Conrad sent me fare for a steamer to meet him in New York City. America! I was so excited. Then he is taking me to California via a wagon train. I couldn’t wait to meet him and see this wonderful new country.
Oh, I believe I am carrying on. Conrad says I do that. Let me answer your questions.
That’s no problem! I like talking 🙂 How’s life working out for you?
Well, I’d say it is working out quite well. Oh, I got off to a poor start. I was born into a poor family, and my parents died when I was ten. None of my aunts or uncles could take me in as times were hard, and they were all struggling, so I was sent to the orphanage.
I confess, I spent some angry years and was mad at God and the world until one day in the garden. That was the one place I felt peace. Anyway, the old gardener told me about the Lord and how He watches over those who are His.
That is the day I changed. Ask Conrad, I am full of joy and peace. At times, he gets aggravated with me because of my joy, but I know he’ll come around to seeing how wonderful life can be.
I married Conrad, but he reminds me daily that ours is a marriage of convenience. Ha! He will see things differently. Sooner or later, he will love me as I do him.
Some marriage of conveniences turn out to be wonderful love stories! What is your greatest dream?
That is an easy one. I love the earth and to grow things. From my first days in the garden, the feel of the rich dirt in my hands, I knew I wanted to have the joy of placing seeds in the earth and watching them grow. Yes, I dream of having a farm. Of course, that is in addition to getting Conrad to love me. He needs me whether he knows it or not.
I love gardens too! What is your deepest desire?
Well, like I said before, I want Conrad to love me. My deepest desire is to belong to someone. Only another orphan would understand that deep desire. I have felt all my life as if I were drifting. No roots or home to call my own. No person to say I belong with them. Yes, with the Lord, I have peace and know He loves me. But there is something about having another person care. I desire Conrad to love me. Make me feel wanted and loved. That is my deepest desire. One that I’ve not told anyone.
Well thank you for being so open and honest with us! I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to chat.
About the Author
Patricia PacJac Carroll~ I am a writer, Christian first, and blessed beyond my imagination. I live in the Dallas-Ft Worth area of Texas with my wonderful treasure of a husband, my spoiled dog, Jacs, and my awesome son, Josh. Did I say I was blessed? The PacJac is from my initials and my husbands. I wouldn’t be able to write if it weren’t for him. I love adventure and the open road. The stories of the western era have always been a favorite of mine. I enjoy writing, and my goal is to write stories readers will enjoy.