Who ever heard of such thing? Mail-Order Cowboy?! That really sparked my attention! The first chapter has got me totally engrossed! It's about this circle of friends in the 1800s. After the Civil War, many of the men that were single were killed or MIA; so there's no one for a group of friends to marry. One gets an idea to put an ad in the Houston paper for Mail-Order grooms. They all have family ranches that they can't run on their own. A cowboy reads the article, and while on his way to a job in Houston, he stops by the women's small town. When he arrives the one with the idea's ranch hand is hurt and he offers to stay until he's well again. That's the farthest I've read. But I know it will be a great read!