Coulson's Wife (The Coulson Series Book 1)
Anna J. McIntyre
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The beginning of the Coulson Empire, 1918:
Mary Ellen’s father didn’t trade her for a house–exactly. Marrying the wealthy and handsome Randall Coulson is not something Mary Ellen wants to do, but being the obedient daughter she agrees to the marriage.
Randall Coulson wants Mary Ellen for one reason–to give him sons. He has no desire to form a bond of love or friendship with his young bride. His own heart is already taken.
A bittersweet story of love, lies and family secrets, taking place during a turbulent period of American history, when the perception of women and their role in society changed in one woman’s lifetime.
THE COULSON SERIES
Coulson's Wife (Book 1)
Coulson's Crucible (Book 2)
Coulson's Lessons (Book 3)
Coulson's Secret (Book 4)
Coulson's Reckoning (Book 5)
(Although this is the first book in the Coulson Series, it is a standalone book – a complete story within itself. The same is true for all the books in the Coulson Series.)
rushed upstairs and locked herself in her room. Been crying like her heart is broken ever since.” Instead of asking what was in the letter, he took it and began to read. My dearest Mary Ellen, It is with a heavy heart I must inform you, your dear mother has left this world. You and I know she has not been quite right since the tragic news of young Ed reached her ears. Last Sunday they found her poor body floating the lake – she had drowned. One of your father’s neighbors saw her walking
take you to the train station. You’re going to Chicago and finish the deal. I’ll call you later and we can discuss the details, but you need to get moving, or you’ll miss the train.” “What about Mary Ellen?” “I just checked on her. She’s still sleeping. But don’t worry about her, she’s my responsibility now.” • • • • William felt sick inside. It was not due to the gentle swaying of the train car as it plodded down the track, but knowing he’d unwittingly abandoned the woman he loved.
bedside. Trust me on this. Will make you feel much better.” Mary Ellen sat numbly on the bathroom floor as Lily gently washed her face with a clean, wet cloth, and brushed her hair. For a brief moment Mary Ellen was reminded of her mother, who might have done the very same thing for a daughter who had spent the morning vomiting into the toilet bowl. When Lily was confident the heaving was over, she helped Mary Ellen to her feet and assisted in her dressing. Mary Ellen felt totally helpless and
couldn’t give you children.” Although I have given you a son. Silently William’s gaze swept over Mary Ellen’s face. Reaching out with one hand he brushed his fingertips along the side of her face ever so lightly. “I told you once that I intended to marry for love. But what I failed to add—if I can’t marry for love, I won’t marry at all.” The hand caressing her face slipped behind her neck and pulled her toward him. Mary Ellen opened her mouth slightly, about to say something when his lips
mother’s intuition, but I worry. Forever yours, Mary Ellen - January 1, 1937 Dearest William, We are going to be grandparents. Vera’s father came to Randall to tell him she was with child. Randall was furious with Harrison, but agreed with her father that the two must marry. The wedding was held November 3, in a private family ceremony. When I found out, I cried. He doesn’t love her, and I wanted our son to marry for love. Something we were denied. Harrison looked quite ill at the