Author: Jillian Hart
"Willa Conner learned a long time ago that love is only in fairy tales. Left widowed, pregnant and penniless, Willa's last hope is the stranger who answers her ad for a husband. Austin Dermot, a hardworking Montana blacksmith, doesn't know what to expect from a mail-order bride. It certainly isn't the brave, beautiful but scarred young woman who cautiously steps off the train ... . Trust won't come easily for Willa--it's hard for her to believe she's worthy of true love. But she doesn't need to worry about that, because this is just a marriage of convenience ... isn't it?"--Publisher.
Dowryless and desperate, Tressa Neill applies to the inaugural class of Wyatt Herdsman School in Barnett, Kansas, in 1888. The school's one-of-a-kind program teaches young women from the East the skills needed to become a rancher--or the wife of one. Shy and small for her twenty-two years, Tressa is convinced she'll never have what it takes to survive Hattie Wyatt's hands-on instruction in skills such as milking a cow, branding a calf, riding a horse, and cooking up a mess of grub for hungry ranch hands. But what other options does she have? Abel Samms wants nothing to do with the group of potential brides his neighbor brought to town. He was smitten with an eastern girl once--and he got his heart broken. But there's something about quiet Tressa and her bumbling ways that makes him take notice. When Tressa's life is endangered, will Abel risk his own life--and his heart--to help this eastern girl?
Author: Faith Parsons
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Selena Hensley has dedicated herself to caring for the girls at the Lady of Our Sorrows orphanage. Especially twins Mary and Maggie, eight-year-old sisters traumatized by an abusive uncle. There's nothing Selena wants more than to help these emotionally-damaged twins heal. But Selena is running out of time-the orphanage has run out of money and the church has found places for all of the children except the twins. There's no way Selena will find another job that will also allow her to give Mary and Maggie the extra care they need. Logan McCord wants nothing more than to start a family with Selena, whose compassion and down-to-earth personality are everything he wants in a woman. He's not sure he's ready to be a father, but Selena's clearly capable of caring for children, so he should be fine, right? Only after Selena responds to Logan's offer of marriage with a counter-proposal does he realize he might be in over his head: she'll only marry him if he's willing to adopt Mary and Maggie. Will Logan and Selena find a way to put these shattered girls back together? Or will the strain of caring for the traumatized twins destroy their marriage? SELENA'S DUTY is a Blessed with Twins Mail-Order Bride Series book. It's part of a collaboration with the seven authors of the SWEET & CLEAN BOOK CLUB, all women, each of whom write sweet and clean romance, and stories that make you go "aww." The Blessed with Twins Mail-Order Bride series books tell the story of seven young women who travel to the western frontier to start new families. Will each of them find the love they seek? While these books are part of a series, each of them can be read separately as a stand-alone story. Don't miss the other books in the Blessed with Twins Mail-Order Bride Series! Book 1: Valerie's Miracle, by Annie Boone Book 2: Helen's Promise, by Kate Cambridge Book 3: Mary Lou's Bride Gift, by Trinity Bellingham Book 4: Saved by Grace, by Lorena Dove Book 5: Selena's Duty, by Faith Parsons Book 6: Elizabeth's Unfolding, by Jackie Marie Stephens Book 7: Annabelle's Journey, by Christina Ward Visit the Sweet Clean Book Club Facebook page for links to all the author's pages or visit http: //www.SweetCleanBookClub.com/Facebook
Author: Owen Wister
The Anonymous Bride
Author: Vickie McDonough
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Luke Davis finds himself the “prize” in an outrageous competition for his hand. Is this any way to find a wife?
Ride with Me
Author: Janith Hooper
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
When Clint's vow to never marry and his attraction to Jessie square off, Clint finds himself at a life-altering crossroads. Will he take her innocence . . . or her heart, and change both their lives forever. He is her dream come to life. She is invisible to him. Jessica Harper is a sweet but innocent woman, held back from a life of her own. She only daydreams of escaping her demanding family. So when her Uncle Roy begs her to come to his large cattle ranch in Montana to help Mabel, his cantankerous cook, she jumps at the chance. Once Jessica arrives, the cook isn't her only problem. Right out of the chute she meets the compelling, handsome ranch foreman. Though she recognizes him as her life-long dream, she must face the fact that they are not a matched set. He's much too . . . everything, for her. Yet, Jessica can't seem to keep her mind or her eyes off him. Her desire runs rampant, her faith is tested, her courage fails her, and that's all before an unforeseen disaster strikes. Clint Wilkins, the rugged, stand alone foreman—and Gallatin County's most sought-after bachelor—has successfully fought off marriage for years. But, before he knows it, Jessica's sweet nature and strong character burrow under his skin, blazing a path straight for his philandering heart. When he finds himself poleaxed by the wholesome Jessie, he must re-evaluate his calloused lifestyle. But, as he tries to change, he is reminded how damaged and used up he is, and how pure she remains. Yet, he can't seem to resist her powerful tug on his reins. An inspirational romance story full of allure and affliction, but also of soul-tying love.
Bobbie dreams of running a ranch of her own, and is working as a wrangler until that dream comes true. Jace figures the Lord is testing his faith when a female wrangler shows up looking for worth. When cattle start going missing, and the wranglers are in trouble, will Jace trust God, even if it means giving up his dreams?
Dreaming of building a better life, Stephen and Jane set out across the American frontier in search of a place to call home. But as they bravely plunge through the unexplored formidable wilderness, will this strange land tear the family apart?A robust blend of adventure and action, heartache and humor, with romance and passion, this riveting tale by award-winning historical romance author Dorothy Wiley breaches the walls of time, bringing readers to a young America, where romance and danger are as powerful as the wilderness. Set in 1797, on America's romantic frontier, this gripping journey is the story of Stephen Wyllie, and his heroic and breathtaking quest for land--across a thousand perilous miles to the Kentucky wilderness--a new world for the brave. Stephen wants only one thing more than land--to keep his wife Jane and their young daughters safe. But he needs land to make a better future for his family, and the frontier lies open to settlement in the new state of Kentucky. The decision to go is not an easy one, and Stephen carefully weighs the risks before undertaking what he knows will be a dangerous journey.His courage is undaunted, her passion is deep, but the wilderness is full of terror. Two lives, one great love, torn apart by a frightening wilderness that challenges everything Stephen and Jane Wyllie care about. When the harsh demands of the frontier nearly tear apart their great love, Stephen and Jane must find a path through more than the wilderness. Will Stephen's dream cost him what he values most--Jane's love? WILDERNESS TRAIL OF LOVE is the first book in author Dorothy Wiley's award-winning American Wilderness Series, however each book may be read independently. Like her other three novels in the series, set in what was then America's West, this inspiring tale captivates readers by balancing the hardships of the frontier with amusing, romantic, and vivid characters that come to life on every page. Wiley's American Wilderness Series--epic love stories of the frontier--captivate readers of westerns, historicals, and romance. Spell-bound by horrific events and heinous villains, readers of westerns fear for her valiant characters--the brave first-wave settlers of the untamed West. And charmed by the beauty of Wiley's love stories, romance lovers cheer for her endearing heroes and heroines. But all readers appreciate Wiley's ability to take them on a thrilling journey to a new world for the brave--the American frontier. With her singular voice, passionate narrative, and thrilling plots, Wiley has written an enthralling, romantic, and timeless western series."This romantic adventure takes the reader on a thrilling journey...the light and easy style of writing compliments an engaging story-line. I have no hesitation in recommending...an enjoyable and exciting romantic adventure."-Historical Novel Society EDITOR'S CHOICE"An exciting historical romance that captivates and amazes. Heart pounding conflict from the start, excitement that carries through to the very end, and many situations that keep you on the edge of your seat. Characters that love deeply, but also have room to grow and evolve, Stephen and Jane share a tender and heart melting bond of love. Their strength and determination to make it through their journey for themselves and each other is inspiring. The rest of the cast are strongly written. I enjoyed every minute of this book and recommend it."-Readers' Favorite 5-Star Award"Wow, what a great read. My emotions were totally engaged. I look forward to reading other books this author pens!"-JoAnne, Romancing the Book"Get your copy of this fabulous book and prepare to be totally captivated. This book has an epic feel to it that will appeal to men and women. Be prepared to laugh, cringe in fear, feel consumed with anger, cry, and finally, cheer."-Author Deborah Gafford"Once you pick up this well written saga, you won't want to put it down until the last page is turned.- Author B.J. Scott
The Heart Answers
Author: Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Jessica DuBois likes to be in control. But a future she hadn't planned for may teach her to let down the walls around her heart. Jessica Dubois knows all about men. After all, men have been flocking around her for her entire life, irresistibly attracted to her beautiful face and glorious red hair. Jessica never met a single one she couldn't wrap around her little finger. When she first meets Clay Cole, Jessica assumes he will fall in line with the other adoring men around her. To her amazement, though, Clay seems immune to her charms. He sees straight through them, and she is furious. But when Jessica and Clay both want to adopt the same orphaned child, Jessica assumes the obvious solution is for them to marry. Clay, however, makes it clear that he would never dream of marrying someone as selfish as Jessica. In fact, he's not sure Jessica is even a good influence for a young child. To Jessica's surprise, she finds herself wanting to change for the first time . . . if only God can forgive her for all she's done . . . and if only God will change Clay's heart.
The Rancher Next Door
Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker
She'll Run The Ranch—And Her Life—Her Way! Rebecca Carrigan is determined to run an alpaca ranch in the middle of Texas cattle country, and succeed on her own! What she doesn't count on is constant interference from Trevor McCabe, the bossy rancher next door. Rebecca figures his nose is out of joint because she's bought the property out from under him. And because she's friendly with Vince Owen, Trevor's archrival from college. Trevor knows Vince has ulterior motives for spending time with Rebecca. He won't let his beautiful neighbor—or the ranch she's worked so hard for—be hurt by the vindictive Vince. The problem is convincing Rebecca that Trevor's on her side—and not because he's been influenced by her meddlesome family. But because he's fallen for her…
Can true love strike twice in a lifetime?Peter Johnson met the love of his life when he was nineteen. Three years later, she was gone, leaving him to raise their son alone. Knowing he would never love another woman the way he loved his wife.But when a new doctor arrives in town ten years later, bringing with him his smart, beautiful, funny, opinionated sister, desires Peter never dreamed he'd feel again begin to surface.Malinda Wilson, however, is fiercely independent and doesn't want a husband. Which is good, because Peter doesn't want another wife. He's almost sure of that.Christian historical romance The Blacksmith's Heart is the first in a prequel trilogy to the bestselling Escape to the West series. Lose yourself in the romance of the old west with this heart-warming, uplifting novella!
Author: Chris Rojek, John Urry
It is becoming ever clearer that while people tour cultures, cultures and objects themselves are in a constant state of migration. This collection brings together some of the most influential writers in the field to examine the complex connections between tourism and cultural change and the relevance of tourist experience to current theoretical debates on space, time and identity.
Dancing on Coals
Author: Ellen O'Connell
After escaping robbers intent on murder, Katherine Grant says, "I jumped from the frying pan into the fire. Before long I'll be dancing on the coals." The highwaymen were the frying pan; the handsome young Apache who saved her from them was the fire; and the coals? Gaetan.Rage against the enemies of his people has consumed Gaetan from boyhood. The only use he ever found for any white was to test the sharpness of his knife. Forced by his brother to endure Katherine's company, Gaetan tries to deny what he sees - the white woman has a man's temper and a lion's courage. She has an Apache heart.In spite of hate, distrust and fear, surviving in the rugged country of southern Arizona and northern Mexico forges a strange bond between Katherine and Gaetan. When the bond turns to love, can they admit it? Can they bear the consequences?
The Amazing Marriage
Author: George Meredith
Publisher: George Meredith
George Meredith, OM (12 February 1828 – 18 May 1909) was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era.