The Montgomery Wards catalog of 1900 offered everything from shoes to live chickens... from windmills to complete houses to be shipped and built on site.  When the new catalog arrived, the old one was still valuable and was relegated to the privy out back.  

So when the children needed a new Momma, where else would Dad look but in the catalog  The story is available at http://www.historicalfictionlibrary.com in paperback or affordable ebook for immediate download.