Iowa, 1958. Nelda Hanson, a successful young designer in Chicago, has come home to sell the family farm. Here, just eight years ago, she was a pregnant teenage bride, torn from the arms of her new husband minutes after the ceremony. Nelda wouldn't see him again, not even after she bore his child. Now suddenly-and dangerously- Lute Hanson is back in her life. The thin, blue-eyed boy with the shy smile has become a rugged and handsome, yet distant and angry man. He's someone who has reason to hate her. But all Nelda can hate is her own weakness in loving him, as if she could have ever stopped, as if all the hurt over so much time could not return to consume them both. ...
On a hot summer day in 1932, Andy Connors, who owns a garage that serves Route 66, finds himself in major trouble: He's been bitten by a rabid skunk. Fortunately, Yates, a man whose life Andy had once saved, is stopping by for gas and immediately takes control of the situation. After driving Andy to Oklahoma City for treatments, he returns to manage the garage while Andy recovers. Yates is also there to help Andy's two daughters and Leona, the woman who tends them-and who is the town scandal because she's not married to Andy. Drawn to this tough and tender woman, Yates is soon defending her against the local residents and her brother, who's intent on punishing Leona for disgracing him. Caught in the turmoil of gossip and threats, Yates and Leona will find their love tested at every turn-especially when her brother is murdered.
Katy suddenly knows that she, her sister, and her tiny niece are the only people left in a desolate Montana ghost town. Without a horse or a rifle, they hadn't a chance of crossing a wilderness crawling with outlaws, Indians, and grizzlies. All Katy had was a steely will to survive and a Derringer in her pocket. Then a stranger named Garrick Rowe rode down the empty main street. He wasn't a desperado; he was a rugged frontiersman with a daring scheme to bring this town back to life--and some personal plans for Katy. Gazing boldly into her lovely blue eyes, he proclaimed her his woman--a declaration that only made Katy more independent than ever! Yet his words intrigued her, and his insistent kisses whispered that her destiny was to fight for this wild land . . . and to surrender to a man with the strength, the courage, and the passion to make her dreams come true.
Called the Voice of America's Heartland, "New York Times" bestselling author Dorothy Garlock delivers her 50th novel--an exciting new romance set in a small Arkansas town, filled with intrigue, suspense, and adventure.
The small town of Rainwater, Oklahoma, has become a notorious boomtown now that a gusher has flooded its streets with drillers, welders, and roustabouts of every description. Jill, a spunky and hard-working young woman who runs the hotel for her aunt, is unprepared to cope with the attention she receives from the woman-hungry men. Despite her attempts to thwart their advances, she finds herself cornered by a group of men on the street one afternoon when Thad Taylor, a young neighbor, comes to her rescue. Believing Jill to be a street flapper, Thad makes it his duty to curb her wild ways. Jill wants nothing to do with Thad until a woman is murdered in town. Now, Jill's finally accepted Thad's protection...but is she willing to accept more?
Tawny-haired Rosalie and a handsome stranger ignite ecstasy's smouldering fires together.
Spritely, auburn-haired Letty Pringle had been forbidden by her hell-and-brimstone preacher pa to see Mike Dolan, but the young sweethearts had whispered their vow to someday be man and wife. Then a cruel betrayal tore them apart and left Letty on a windswept Midwestern farm to raise their son alone. Struggling to build a future over the years, she learned to harden her heart to desire . . . until big, dark-haired Mike marched into town, looking for his woman and his dream--and ready to fight the world to have her in his arms again.
The bestselling author of Lonesome River and Dream River creates her most compelling love story to date. In this final novel of the Wabash Trilogy, a bold young woman must overcome the harsh reality of the frontier before she can dare to love. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
April Asbury comes to Fertile, Missouri, to work for the town doctor, Todd Forbes. On her way into town, her car gets stuck in the mud during a rainstorm and she has to walk for help. She ends up on the doorstep of Joe Jones, who falls instantly in love with the young nurse. Meanwhile, the widow of Ron Poole, who was killed after raping several women in town, has found papers documenting all the children whom Ron fathered, including names and birth dates. The widow Poole sets out to prove that Joy Jones isn't Joe's younger sister but his niece, the product of the rape of one of Joe's sisters. Suspecting that the widow isn't mentally stable, April tries to get some help for her but also finds herself caught between the affections of both Todd Forbes and Joe Jones and eventually has to make a choice.
A sizzling novel of love and revenge on the wild frontier. In an Idaho logging camp, Dory bears a child by the handsome son of a rival mill owner--but the child's father dies before they can be married. Then rugged Benton rides into her life, a man who ignites both gunfire between the feuding families and passion in Dory's heart. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
The 'Voice of America's Heartland,' national bestselling author Dorothy Garlock presents the final book in her Route 66, Depression-era trilogy. Widowed, pregnant, and penniless, Marilee returns home to Cross Roads, New Mexico, only to find that her father has been dead for six months and that her mother hasn't been sober since. But Marilee's determined to make a good life for herself and her baby. Her first order of business: fix up the family's Wayside 66 Motor Court, now rundown and overrun by outlaws. It's dangerous with bootlegger Jeb Pierce around; he'd taken charge of the place and wants nothing to change. When his actions become frightening, Marilee finds an unexpected ally in another resident. Hank Sloan was a hell raiser for years but is now making something of himself. Together he and Marilee will face danger in the fight for their newfound dreams.
Rachel Watkins has her hands full. Her mother had been the town midwife, but after her daughter Alice died under her care, she refused to assist in a childbirth ever again. Since then Rachel has assumed the work. She also takes care of Alice's six-year old, Charlotte, because the child's father was lost in World War I. But Rachel's principal job is running the boardinghouse that is the family's main source of income. One day, Charlotte befriends a stranger ill with influenza, a man who has taken refuge in an old cabin in the woods nearby. Although badly scarred by wounds suffered in the War, he is strong and slowly recovers. When he gradually takes on odd jobs around the house, Rachel accepts his help. She is drawn to him despite his disfigurement, and his voice is comforting, vaguely familiar. . .
Jenny Gray wondered if she could survive a day in an isolated cabin in the Wyoming Territory, and she needed to stay five years to make the land hers. Local rancher Trell McCall thought of her as proud and beautiful. When a crooked Indian agent tries to drive Jenny out, she needs help. And when she finds the land's real riches include loyal friends and a rugged man to stand by her side, Jenny is ready to fight. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
"There is nothing better than Dorothy Garlock at her best" --Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author New York Times bestselling author Dorothy Garlock brings us the next hreat-warming installment of her series the Voice of America's Heartland.
Nurse Jesse Forbes delivered babies & tended the sick in the rural hills of Harpersville, Tennessee. But her gentle courage was about to spell life or death for a stubborn rebel named Wide Simmer. The powerful Harper family called him a troublemaker, yet Jesse saw him as a symbol of the untamed land; fiercely independent, unshakably honest, & dangerous to his enemies. Now an entire town shadowed by fear blamed Wade for a crime of perversion & cruelty, forcing Jesse to prove just how strong her love really is
Katherine Tylers cross-country train trip is unexpectedly derailed when she is kidnapped by an unscrupulous band of outlaws. Her worried father calls out the Texas Rangers, but only a cowboy named T. C. Castle knows the bend of south Texas well enough to catch the ringleader whos responsible. After freeing Katherine, T. C. spirits her away to his remote ranch, where he lives with his 5-year-old handicapped daughter Emily. As their attraction blossoms and with the kidnappers closing in, T. C. and Katherine must risk love and limb to save the ranchand a future Katherine never could have imagined back on the TRAIN FROM MARIETTA.
Growing up poor and largely abandoned on the streets of 1920s Chicago, Anna Finnegan has struggled her entire life. Until a talent manager discovers her and brings her into the world of theater. Now years later she's about to start shooting her first movie. Arriving on location in Redstone, Texas, in 1932, Anna steps off the train and collides into Dalton Barnes. He's lived in Redstone all his life and hates how the big city out-of-towners are gawking at the small-town locals like him. It doesn't take long, though, for Anna and Dalton to discover fireworks of a different sort between them. But the movie is plagued by one trouble after another, including a fire that destroys an elaborate set and costumes ruined by huge splashes of paint. Who is sabotaging the film and why? To what lengths will they go? When Anna finds herself threatened, how will she and the love blossoming between her and Dalton survive?
Adrianna Moore has just had a double shock: the death of her father and the discovery that he has left his entire estate to his lawyer. The lawyer, a repulsive social climber, tells her that to regain her inheritance, she must marry him A WEEK FROM SUNDAY. Adrianna takes off, driving desperately to a new life. Caught in a violent rainstorm, she collides with an oncoming truck. Quinn Baxter, the driver of the truck, demands repayment for his lost cargo. They reach a bargain: she will live in his home, tutor his bedridden younger brother, and play piano in Quinn's tavern to pay off her debt. Drawn to the rugged Quinn, challenged by the interaction with the tavern patrons, she also must deal with an intractable foe--Quinn's housekeeper who is scheming to become his wife. And all the while, the spurned lawyer is following Adrianna's trail, determined to find her and force her to marry him.
Berry was only eighteen--and a fresh-mouthed kid--when she left the wagon train to find her father's claim in Missouri. She was happy to be free from her father's tyranny. But now with only her gentle young stepmother beside her, she faced an unforgiving frontier--and the trappers and rivermen, riffraff and savages who stood between her and her land. Quick with a musket but slow to believe in a man, Berry was determined to prove that she was a match for them all--even the brave, hard-working trader who fell in love with her, temper and all, in the wild sweet wilderness.
Two romances from New York Times bestselling author Dorothy Garlock: With Heart and its sequel, After the Parade. WITH HEART: Tillison County, Oklahoma, 1938. Though scarcity and hardship have taken their toll on the spirit of the nation, one young woman still dares to dream. Kathleen Dolan has high hopes for her investment in the Rawlings, Oklahoma, Gazette. But the feisty newspaper woman hasn't even reached the city limits when trouble strikes. Hijackers try to steal her old Nash, and though handsome rancher Johnny Henry rides to her rescue, the attack is only a taste of the perils to come. For Rawlings is a town steeped in dirty secrets, and soon, though Johnny tries to shield her, Kathleen will find herself pitted against a powerful man and his unscrupulous cronies--men who will go to any lengths to silence this gutsy redhead and the man she loves. AFTER THE PARADE: Rawlings, Oklahoma, 1945. Johnny Henry is coming home from the Pacific, and his estranged wife, Kathleen, secretly watches him step off the train to a hero's welcome. Her heart races when she sees him; his breaks when he doesn't spot her. Misunderstanding and tragedy had destroyed their marriage before he shipped out. Now Johnny's pride will keep him from confessing how wrong he had been; now Kathleen's hurt will stop her from running into his arms. But when a disturbed stalker plunges Kathleen into a real-life nightmare, her only hope is Johnny--and a love that can bring two hearts through every battle, especially the one within.
Fiery-haired Vanessa was determined to cross the prairies, ford the mighty rivers, and climb the Rockies to reach Colorado. Her hands held the reins of the mule team with wiry strength . . . but her resolve weakened when a tall stranger, lean of body, wide of shoulder, and wild as the western wind, took her in his arms. Vanessa knew Kain DeBolt's gun and fists could protect her from the outlaws waiting on the untamed frontier . . . but his secrets could prove dangerous to a woman in love. Would her surrender to this restless roamer bring her ecstasy--or forever break her heart?
Hidden dreams - Beautiful and wealthy Margaret Anthony could by a yacht at the stroke of a pen but to her free- spirited business partner she's little more than a spoiled brat. In the rugges and dangerous world of Chip Thorn's logging camp Margaret slowly yields to his way of life and to the ecstasy she's dreamed of. She Wanted Red Velvet: When Gloria Masterson fled a terrible marriage in Cincinnatti, a man like Jack Evans wasn't in her plans. But the green-eyed, motor-cycling rebel's appearance belies his gentleness. Once before she traded her heart for a glittering dream that quickly tarnished. Is this too merely a moment of searing passion or meant to endure?
An irresistible tale of love and passion in the post-Civil-War South from Dorothy Garlock, the award-winning, bestselling author of A Gentle Giving and Sins of Summer. Addie waited four long years for her husband to return from the Civil War, but to no avail. Now deserters and drifters are making her life dangerous . . . until a mysterious stranger shows up to protect her and her children. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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