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Land of Promise
Carol Cox - 2004
But sometimes love shows up when you least expect it... Elizabeth Simmons longs to escape the mold society has for her and realize her dreams of independence. When offered a job caring for an injured family acquaintance, Elizabeth gladly leaves her pampered life in Philadelphia behind and sets off for the newly-formed Arizona Territory. However, she soon discovers the awful truth behind her new arrangement. Michael O'Roarke stepped away from bright prospects back East in order to keep tabs on his unprincipled father in frontier Arizona. That burden, along with the demands of starting his own freighting business, claims all his attention...until he finds himself captivated by the feisty Elizabeth. Will losing her heart to Michael undermine the independence Elizabeth has worked so hard to achieve? Or could this land of danger and hardship also prove to be her land of promise? Land of Promise is the first book in Carol Cox's ARIZONA TERRITORY BRIDES, four sweet, inspirational stories of strong women with bold faith who played a part in taming the Western frontier. If you like wholesome, historical Western novels grounded in faith, you won't want to miss a single title in the ARIZONA TERRITORY BRIDES series. Scroll up to grab your copy of Land of Promise and start reading today! Also available in the ARIZONA TERRITORY BRIDES series: Book 1: Land of Promise Book 2: Refining Fire (pre-order now to receive your copy on October 18, 2016) Coming soon: Book 3: Road to Forgiveness Book 4: Copper Sunrise CAROL COX is the author of 30 inspirational novels and novellas. With over one million copies of her books in print, those titles range from historical romantic suspense to contemporary romance and cozy mysteries, often set in her native Southwest. When she isn't busy researching or writing about the Old West, Carol spends her time helping her husband (a pastor who also operates a saddle shop) and working on a never-ending series of crochet projects. She and her family enjoy rural life in northern Arizona, where the deer and the antelope really do play--often within view of the family's front porch.
Texas Angel: Texas Angel / Heaven's Road
Judith Pella - 2008
But that did little to save her when it was discovered that her deceased mother was a runaway quadroon. Disowned and shamed by the Hearne family, Elise and her baby find themselves on their way to the wild frontier of Texas--as slave.When Elise inadvertently meets Benjamin Sinclair, a fiery evangelist determined to convert the lawless Texans, their lives become intertwined in the midst of tragedy--shattering their fragile existence and forcing them to discover the faith that sustains.This volume also includes the full-length novel Heaven's Road, the story of Micah Sinclair, the reckless but courageous stepson of Elise.
Lone Star Trail
Darlene Franklin - 2011
So when the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas (the Verein) attempts to colonize a New Germany in his country, he takes a stand against them.After Wande Fleischers' fiancé marries someone else, the young fraulein determines to make a new life for herself in Texas. With the help of Jud's sister Marion, Wande learns English and becomes a trusted friend to the entire Morgan family.As much as Jud dislikes the immigrant invasion, he can't help admiring Wande's character. She is sweet and cheerful as she serves the Lord and all those around her. Can the rancher put aside his prejudice to forge a new future? Through Jud and Wande, we learn the powerful lessons of forgiveness and reconciliation among a diverse community of believers.
The Cranbury Papermaker
Maureen Lang - 2015
. . or save it? Arianne Casterton is devastated when her father and his new wife are killed in a train accident. Despite her faith in God, Arianne’s grief soon turns to despair when she discovers one-third of everything her father owned has been transferred automatically to his wife's son and heir, Jonas Prestwich—someone Arianne never knew existed. Jonas's mother married a backwoods papermaker much too soon after becoming a widow, embarrassing Jonas who lives among Philadelphia's elite. Though he's distressed by his mother's death within a year after losing his father, receiving a portion of the papermaker's inheritance feels like justice. God has blessed Arianne with the passion and talent for papermaking in her family's tradition, but the demands of keeping the business going are nearly overwhelming. When Jonas offers to expand her efforts into something more modern and profitable, Arianne is suspicious, reluctant to give up the art of handmade papermaking. But she realizes without his unwanted help she might lose everything anyway. The Cranbury Papermaker is the 2015 release from award winning writer Maureen Lang, author of thirteen previous Christian romance novels and novellas.
The Texas Women of Spirit Trilogy
Angela C. Castillo - 2016
Clean, Christian fiction set in 1890's Texas. Book 1: The River Girl's Song Zillia Bright never dreamed she’d be orphaned at sixteen and left to care for her baby brother and Papa’s farm. With only a mule and a hundred year old shotgun , she must fight to protect what’s hers. Countless dangers lurk on the Bastrop, Texas riverside. Zillia must rely on the help of her best friends, Soonie and Wylder, to hold her world together. With Zillia’s struggles come unexpected miracles, and proof that God might just listen to the prayers of a river girl. Book 2: The Comanche Girl's Prayer It's 1890. Called by God, nineteen-year-old Soonie Eckhart travels to an illegal Comanche and Kiowa settlement in North Texas to become a teacher for the children in hiding. Despite her Comanche roots, she finds many in the group, including a volatile young man named Lone Warrior, refuse to accept her. After a chance encounter in the hills with a band of dangerous men, Soonie must draw on the deepest parts of her faith and courage to survive. Book 3: The Saloon Girl's Journey Weary of the saloon girl life—and tired of being slapped around—Darla North decides to start over and let her new-found faith lead her. A friend sends her to Downs House, a place for ‘unfortunate women.’ Darla is offered a home—if she can behave herself. Old habits are hard to break, but Darla is desperate to prove to everyone that she's changed, especially Ethan Downs, the owner's sensitive and sweet son. But when Darla's past threatens to catch up with her, she must decide to face the truth . . . or run away again.
Cathy Marie Hake - 2005
Now she is determined to make sure her younger sister and two friends are not about to make the same mistake when they travel across the country, intent on marrying three brothers. Daniel Chance is a surly widower lost in grief over his wife's death years earlier. Even if he were interested in her, Lovejoy knows their friendship could have no future because she must return to Salt Lick Holler where the people depend on her training in medicinal herbs. Will Lovejoy turn from the promise of a new life and return to the safety of her past? Or will this last chance for love lead her to a future she had never dreamt possible? Fall in love with this inspiring love story and our entire collection of Christian romance novels from Heartsong Presents!
The Man from Shadow Ridge
Brock Thoene - 1990
In the East, the Civil War rages on. The mountains of California seem remote and untouched by the struggle of the young nation. Tom Dawson has found a refuge from the political and social conflicts running a small ranch with his brother beneath Shadow Ridge.This man with a restless past, his "rugged, sun-browned face creviced from the weather like a landscape," discovers some measure of peace and happiness at Shadow Ridge with his brother's little family. Then comes the news that the stagecoach has been robbed and six people murdered by a gang of rebel sympathizers stealing Union gold for the South. Without warning, the turmoil of Dawson's past returns.As he moves toward a final confrontation, the Dawson home is shattered by a second tragedy. Where will he find the courage and faith to continue?
Husbands for Hire Trilogy
Kelly Eileen Hake - 2013
Head to Hope Falls, Colorado, where three enterprising young women put an ad in the paper for healthy, hardworking husbands-for-hire, never dreaming the suitors would respond so promptly—and in person! Out of the logjam of eligible bachelors, which one will Evelyn, Lacey, and Naomi choose? Find out in the complete Husbands for Hire Trilogy from bestselling author Kelly Eileen Hake. Includes all three books from the Husbands for Hire Series: Book 1 - Rugged and Relentless Book 2 - Tall, Dark and Determined Book 3 - Strong and Stubborn
Left at the Altar
Margaret Brownley - 2016
Meg Lockwood's marriage was supposed to unite the families and finally bring peace. But when she's left at the altar by her no-good fiance, Meg's dreams of dragging her quarrelsome neighbors into a ceasefire are dashed. No wedding bells? No one-time town. Hired to defend the groom against a breach of promise lawsuit, Grant Garrison quickly realizes that the only thing worse than small-town trouble is falling for the jilted bride. But there's something about Meg's sweet smile and determined grit that draws him in...even as the whole crazy town seems set on keeping them apart. Who knew being Left at the Altar could be such sweet, clean, madcap fun?A Match Made in Texas Left at the Altar (Book 1)A Match Made in Texas (Book 2)How the West was Wed (Book 3)"
That First Montana Year
Donna L. Scofield - 2015
But she's a minister’s daughter and pregnant. To save embarrassment for the families, and hoping a fresh start will help them become the sweethearts they were before, B’Anne agrees to leave everyone and everything she knows and go with Will to the Montana Territory. They hope Will's uncle Hiram, whom he has never met, will guide them in their homesteading. Uncle Hiram welcomes Will, but treats B’Anne coolly until he realizes she isn’t a “frills and furbelows” girl. Although Will seems to care for B’Anne, she loses her confidence when she discovers a letter from Will's former sweetheart. Will's secrecy threatens to build a wall between them. Spring arrives, and with it the promise of renewal. But is B’Anne's hope for a fresh start enough to sustain the young couple through the years of hard living under that big Montana sky?
Rumors and Promises
Kathleen Rouser - 2016
Wary, self-reliant Sophie is caught off guard when meeting a kind, but meddling and handsome minister at the local mercantile. In 1900, Reverend Ian McCormick is determined to start anew in Stone Creek, Michigan, believing he has failed God and his former flock. He works harder than ever to forget his mistake, hoping to prove himself a most pleasing servant to his new congregation and once again to God. While Sophie seeks acceptance for the child and a measure of respect for herself, the rumors swirl about her sordid past. Should Ian show concern for Sophie plight, he could risk everything - including his position as pastor of Stone Creek. Now the pair must choose to trust God and forgive those who slander and gossip, or run. Will the scandals of their pasts bind them together forever, or drive both deeper into despair?
Brides of Alaska
Tracie Peterson - 2016
The bleak wilderness of America’s 49th state challenges three women in different eras: Julie, a nurse, who must serve victims of a 1925 diphtheria epidemic; Beth, whose Canadian-born husband is killed in World War II; and Rita, who takes on the ultimate test of endurance, the Iditarod dog sled race. Each must surmount the obstacles in her life, and perhaps, with God’s help, find true love as well.
Under the Distant Sky
Al Lacy - 1997
In the dangerous journey that follows, however, tragedy strikes. By all reasonable expectations they should return home. Yet to the surprise of everyone in the wagon train -- and despite great opposition -- Hannah presses onward, displaying grit, courage, and a faith deep enough to sustain her family through life's greatest trials.
Denise Hunter - 2004
when Jane wonders if her current relationship grows out of a broken heart ... when Mara collects suitors like some women collect teacups. . . when Emily says I do to fulfill her dream of having children? Can these women move beyond the reality of the moment to experience true love--including God's? Four women in historic Kansas find romance-- but have they really found love? Only God can move them beyond the desire of the moment to true love.
Patricia PacJac Carroll - 2012
A jilted bride, a wayward sheriff, a small boy, outlaws, and a gallows provide plenty of action, romance, and hope. Liberty Longstreet was left at the altar, but that wasn’t the worst of her day. She awakens to the fact that she needs to declare independence from her controlling mother. Wanting her freedom and to find a man of her choosing, Libby leaves home for faraway Denver. She just doesn't count on being robbed, falling for a wayward sheriff, or being accused of murder. Sheriff Wade Calder throws down his badge in a quest for revenge. Instead, he takes responsibility for his enemy’s young son. Wanting only to be free, Wade runs into Libby, and she wins what is left of his heart. Unfortunately, he has nothing to offer her until he picks up his badge. His honor is restored, but it may cost Libby her life. Together they learn the cost of freedom and the wealth of forgiveness.