Paperback & ebook, 288 pages
February 9th 2016 by Love Inspired
Westward Wedding Journey
Delsie Radford is going to make it to California, no matter the danger or difficulty. Her father may have kept her and her sister apart, but Delsie refuses to miss her sister’s wedding—even with only eighteen days to get there. And she’s found the perfect escort in Pony Express rider Myles Patton.
Myles can’t believe it when a pretty socialite hires him to take her cross-country through rough terrain and dangerous territory. Surely she’ll quit before they reach their destination—he’s known girls like her before. But the longer they ride together, the more Myles notices Delsie’s toughness and kindness beneath her polished exterior. And though they may be worlds apart…they might just be perfect for each other.
Take a Chance on Me – Five Reasons to Date a Pony Express Rider
- No Drama from Future In-laws
Like Myles Patton, in THE EXPRESS RIDER’S LADY, a number of Pony Express riders were orphans. In fact being an orphan was preferred if one wanted to be an Express rider. Likely this was due to the dangers and long hours inherent with this type of job.
- Young and Hale
According to one source, the majority of Pony Express riders were younger than twenty-five years of age. These young men also needed to be in good health in order to handle the rigors of long travel and the potential for danger.
- In It for the Long Haul
Pony Express riders often faced obstacles as they rode their assigned routes—and they were expected to overcome these, quickly and efficiently, in order to get the mail delivered. Inclement weather, marauding Indians, lonely stretches of trail, or delays couldn’t deter them from their course.
All Pony Express riders had to take an oath. They committed to being honest, to abstaining from profane language and intoxicating liquors, to getting along with other employees, and to being faithful in their duties.
- Adventurous Spirit
Express riders had to be adventurers at heart. To face what they did daily, in order to deliver the mail, they must have thrilled at the prospect of conquering danger over and over again. They didn’t observe life from the safety of the sidelines—they threw themselves into the fray and made a name for themselves that has endured.
- Stacy Henrie
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