A bride most begrudging (2005): a British lady who is taken to the colonies against her will as a "tobacco bride." The colonial farmer who "wins" her realizes he has gotten more than he bargained for in the ensuing battle of wills. Courting trouble (2007): In 1890s Texas, being a single woman at 30meant you were practically a spinster. Tired of leaving it up to providence, Essie takes matters into her own hands, casting her sights on the towns remaining bachelors and widowers. Surely with one of them she can find a match made in heaven, even if shes decides to leave God out of it. Deep in the heart of trouble (2008): Essie Spreckelmeyer is the last woman anyone in Corsicana, Texas, expected to see with a man on her arm. Independent and outspoken, she's known more for riding bicycles in outrageous bloomers than for catching a man's eye.