- Courted: Hyacinth Brides
Hyacinth, Washington is about traditional values. Its residents live their lives by discipline. Words like trust, honor, and kindness aren't just buzzwords. Each of the novellas (and 1 novel) in this set is the tale of a young woman and her struggle to figure out who she is while going through Hyacinth's unique courting system. On their way to meet and find that one guy, these heroines grow in ways they and their town never expect.
Courted by Discipline: Kathy just moved to Hyacinth and isn’t sure of their courting system. When she catches the eye of the town’s most eligible bachelor, Xander, her life turns upside down.
Courted by Fall: Cami’s dreams of marrying her prince died the day he left town without a word. On a downward spiral, she thinks all her dreams are going up in smoke—until Jerod comes into her life.
Courted by Trouble: After a disaster, Stephanie has no expectations about her future. Former friends pull her back into her old life in Hyacinth & she finds happiness for the first time in a long while. When newcomer, Chris, winks at her, her life takes an unexpected turn.
Courted by Understanding: Dora is dependable, realistic, and doesn’t dream about things she isn’t meant for. So when businessman, Gaelic, notices her, Dora has no idea how to handle it.
Courted by Experience: Celie returns to her childhood home of Hyacinth to take part in her courting year. Unfortunately the eligible bachelors aren’t her type. Instead, she’s attracted to a widower her grandmother is against. She has to decide: give up her dreams of courting or find a way to get Marcus on her list.
Courted by a Knight: Deeka isn’t sure she wants to take part in courting. She has a life to live. When outsider, Curtis, comes to town, she begins to hope she can have both.
Courted by Time: Passed over in her courting year, DeLynn decides to go to college nearby. When the campus chaplain shows interest in her, she doesn’t know what to do. Give up Zachary or the Hyacinth way of life?