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CHRIS ENSS. Object: Matrimony: The Risky Business of Mail-Order Matchmaking on the Western Frontier

object-matrimony-EnssCHRIS ENSS. Object: Matrimony: The Risky Business of Mail-Order Matchmaking on the Western Frontier. Two Dot. Trade paperback, 153 pages, $14.95, www.GlobePequot.com.

This follow-up to her Hearts West: True Stories of Mail-Order Brides on the Frontier chronicles the lives, trials, tribulations, and marriages of young women on the frontier. Novelists and historians will find much fodder to consider regarding actual advertisements, the roles of “marriage brokers” and stories of matchmakers looking for a buck and not a happily-ever-after ending.

A quick, informative read.