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Simply Heaven by Patricia Hagan


To Love a Stranger

Connie Mason - 1997
    Unfortunately, Samson not only wants her ranchland, but he wants Zoey as well. When Pierce is falsely accused of a heinous crime and then shot by a Montana vigilante while escaping, he finds refuge in Zoey's root cellar. Zoey removes the bullet and saves his life, but when Willoughby's threats loom larger, she forces Pierce to marry her at gunpoint and rescue her from Willoughby's clutches. But Zoey didn't plan on falling in love with her reluctant bridegroom, and Pierce certainly didn't plan on finding a wife quite so enticing. Just when Pierce and Zoey think they've resolved their difficulties, tragedy strikes and Willoughby surfaces to threaten their lives once again. Before Pierce can claim Zoey forever, he must first save her from the evil forces that seek to claim her for their own. Readers who love Mason's historical romances will be delighted with this addition.

Brave Heart

Lindsay McKenna - 1993
    Yet as a washerwoman for Blackjack Kingston in a Dakota mining camp, she knew only slavery and submission. Until she risked her life rescuing a group of Sioux women, and entered a world filled with love and respect - and Black Wolf.A Lakota medicine man, Black Wolf yearned for the day the red-haired Serena would stop fearing him. For he was determined to show her that a man could be a friend as well as a lover.

Wild Ecstasy

Cassie Edwards - 1992
    Echohawk is the handsome, daring Chippewa brave sworn to avenge the wrongs done to his father and his people. But when Mariah and Echohawk meet, something wonderful happens: suddenly their bloodlines do not seem to matter, their differences are swept away. The two are inseparable...until a fiercely guarded secret is revealed and the shattering truth tears them apart. A future together would seem impossible, yet nothing can diminish the smoldering heat of their desire...the pure intensity of their passion that propels them over all barriers and lifts them to a love that defies all odds.

Too Tough to Tame

Deborah Camp - 1996
    But an attraction develops as Tess Summar fights to save her reluctant patient's life. When she is attacked for her actions on his behalf, the brave rescues her and together they retreat into their love.

Dueling Hearts

Kat Martin - 1989
    Nineteen-year-old Molly James fights trouble at every turn. Her uncle wants to sell the ranch and her handsome neighbor wants to buy more than just Molly's ranch!

Prairie Embrace

Rosanne Bittner - 1987
    Then, out of the blue, she met the heated gaze of a bronze-skinned, jet-haired Indian and suddenly the dry, barren landscape was lifeless no more. Her flesh tingled with his nearness; her blood sang through her veins as he leaned even closer. The gorgeous pioneer reminded herself that he was a savage heathen and beneath her regard but deep inside she knew her fate was forever bound to his!When the powerful Sioux warrior Tohave spotted the lone wagon trespassing on reservation land, he raised his lance and charged, intent on punishing the palefaces for invading his territory. But where he expected to see an ugly white-eyes, he found the creamy-skinned temptress who had haunted his dreams. He pulled her close so she wouldn't run away; he traced her lush curves to make sure she was real. Tohave hated her for coming West, but couldn't stop the swell of love that filled him with primitive passion, as he took her in his Prairie Embrace.

Lucas's Lady

Caroline Lee - 2018
    So he's sent off for a mail-order bride who won't ask questions and wants a baby as much as he does.He just doesn't expect to fall for her.Shannon Montgomery is not a solution. She's spent her life knowing she's ugly, thanks to the large birthmark on her face. Becoming a mail-order bride to a man who's never seen her seemed the ideal answer, but she's eaten up with guilt for not confessing her imperfection to him ahead of time. See, she didn't expect to arrive at Sunset Valley and give her heart to her husband quite so soon.And now they're out of luck.Lucas's problem doesn't go away with his marriage; if anything, it gets worse. Now Shannon is in danger too, and Lucas learns he's willing to do anything to protect her. But Verrick, the notorious gunslinger Lucas hires, is nothing like he seems, and turns Lucas's world on its head in more ways than one. Between Shannon and Verrick, Lucas needs to earn how to open his heart to his past...and his future. Heat level 3/5: contains violence, minor cursing, and sex behind closed doors

Boaz's Wager

Ruth Ann Nordin - 2014
    But in order to get them back, he needs to marry a woman who’ll be their mother. Eva Connealy left Omaha, Nebraska to be a school teacher. While in Montana, her stagecoach is attacked, and the men decide to sell her. While the men in Lewistown post bids for her, Boaz makes a wager of his own and wins the right to marry her. Despite the shaky beginning, Boaz is sure she’ll adjust to her new life as his children’s mother. But she wants to be more than a mother. She also wants to be a wife and vows to figure out how to take their marriage of convenience into something much, much more.

Surrender A Dream

Jill Barnett - 1991
    After the bustle and crowds of the growing city, the news that her aunt and uncle had left her their California farm was like a dream come true. But Addie's idyll was shattered the moment she reached California, and learned there was another claim on her land. Montana Creed was tall, headstrong much a part of the rich and rugged California terrain, as the fields and valleys that dotted its majestic landscape. As a boy, Montana had watched his father slaughtered, his land stolen -- and he had vowed that, one day be would fulfill his father's dream. Addie soon discovered that Montana's stubborn streak ran as deep as her own...and that his seductive smile was almost impossible to resist. As his reluctant bride, she came to cherish Montana's tender, passionate caresses. But she knew that one day he'd have to face the demons of his past -- or lose the bright and loving promise of their future!

Midnight Lover

Barbara Bretton - 1989
    Fans of Joan Johnston and Rebecca George will love this combination of romance, adventure, and the wild, wild West.

Lakota Renegade

Madeline Baker - 1999
    But the rugged half-breed isn't used to innocents like Jassy McCloud who curtsy and make ginger snaps. Then Creed is falsely jailed for a crime he didn't commit and Jassy is determined to take Creed for better or worse--even if she has to spend the rest of her days dodging bullets and bounty hunters.


Jill Marie Landis - 1988
    Ravaged by the men who killed her family, she was determined to raise her half-breed son alone on the Iowa prairies.Caleb: A handsome stranger who appeared half-dead at her doorstep, his gratitude turned to love as Analisa nursed him back to health. But Caleb had a terrible secret; Caleb himself was a half-breed.SunflowerShe was a strong and independent woman. He was a man whose brutal heritage challenged every feeling in her heart. And yet, their love was as inevitable as the sunrise...and as powerful as the prairie winds.

Brides of Beckham

Kirsten Osbourne - 2013
    Included are: Mail Order Mayhem, Mail Order Mama, Mail Order Madness and Mail Order Mix-up. Harriett Long, a widow in Beckham, Massachusetts, begins her journey as a matchmaker by matching up four brides with grooms in the West. Follow her and her butler, Higgins, as they give desperate women their happily ever afters.Mail Order MayhemWhen Maude is told she must marry a repulsive man, she instead responds to an Iowa farmer who is looking for a mail order bride. After sneaking out of town on a train, she goes to Iowa and marries. She quickly falls for the wonderful man she marries, but does he feel the same? And will she be able to escape her past? Mail Order MamaWhen Emily’s mother decides to marry, her fiancé says that twenty year old Emily needs to find a new place to live before the wedding. She runs across an advertisement for mail order brides and responds, hoping to find a good situation. Benjamin lost the love of his life just months before. He and his girls need a new mama in their house. Will Emily be the mama they need? Mail Order MadnessSusan cannot stand living with her eleven younger siblings, so she answers an advertisement for a mail order bride, choosing a man who has no children so she won’t be plagued with other people’s ill-behaved offspring. When she arrives in Fort Worth, she finds out her fiancé has been killed, and his older brother is offering to take his place. Mail Order Mix UpWhen Ellen and her sister are forced out of the only home they’ve ever known by a local banker after the death of their father, they answer an advertisement placed by Harriett Long for mail order brides. Ellen chooses to marry the sheriff of a town in Colorado while Malinda agrees to marry his brother, a banker. Each sister is immediately drawn to one of the brothers….too bad it’s the wrong one!

Distant Thunder

Lisa Bingham - 1992
    "DISTANT THUNDER is a story of sensitive, tender emotions and awakening passion—pure joy on every page.”—Affaire de Coeur A haunting truth too terrible to share drives beautiful Susan to live as a nun, hiding the reality of her past even from her lifelong friend, Daniel. Growing up, Daniel was her protector and savior, yet when he returns to town, her orderly life is abruptly thrown into disarray. No longer is he the boy from her childhood, but a striking lawman, both dangerous and desirable. Determined to make Susan his wife, Daniel arouses her deepest passions and unlocks her darkest secrets. But before they can embrace the promise of the future, Susan must confront the past she worked so hard to keep hidden. “Lisa Bingham’s beautiful tale of a childhood love that grows into an adult passion... will appeal to anyone looking for a romance that is not only brimming with delightful characters and sweet love, but also deep with meaning.”—Romantic Times  “Ms. Bingham has written a captivating tale of two people burdened by the past; two people who care deeply for one another but who hesitate to share their deep pain... A truly enjoyable read.”—Inside Romance


Margery Scott - 2017
     John Weaver needs a mother for his five-year-old twin daughters. He has no intention of falling in love again, and as long as the woman who agrees to marry him understands that, they can have a good life together. So why is John suddenly thinking about changing the rules? And why is Miranda willing to do whatever it takes to become the kind of woman John could love? Can John and Miranda find a way to come together and build a real family?