A Bundle of ComplicationsGroomed for high society, Rebecca Sterling now has a new mission-to help the orphans coming to Evans Grove. Yet just before she's due to return to New York, she faces two unexpected challenges. There's the tiny infant abandoned on her orphanage steps...and the big, gruff cowboy who found him.Colton Hayes knows nothing about babies and even less about pampered socialites. But as he and Rebecca work together to watch over little Gabriel, he comes to care deeply for them both. What can a rough-and-ready cowboy offer a woman made for city living? Except, perhaps, the dream dearest to both their hearts-a family built on faith and love.
From Pregnant Widow to Cowboy's Bride For widow Louise Porter, a temporary marriage to cowboy Nate Hawkins seems the only solution to protect her unborn child. Especially when she's threatened by her late husband's business partner. She needs a safe haven-and Eden Valley Ranch, where Nate works, is supposedly just the place. And yet, in Nate's care she feels secure and cherished as never before. The protection of his name is all Nate can offer Louise. He's not cut out for family life long-term. However, he'll risk anything to keep Louise safe during their perilous journey. Perhaps an early Christmas arrival will show them both just how precious-and how permanent-their new family can be...
JUST THE COWBOY SHE NEEDED? The last thing Cora Bell wants is a distracting cowboy showing up on her family's farm seeking temporary shelter. Especially one she is sure has something to hide. But she'll accept Wyatt Williams's help rebuilding her family's barn-and try not to fall once again for a man whose plans don't include staying around. Since leaving his troubled past behind, Wyatt avoids personal entanglements. He just wants to make a new start with his younger brother. But there's something about Cora that he's instinctively drawn to. Dare this solitary cowboy risk revealing his secrets for a chance at redemption and a bright new future with Cora by his side? MONTANA MARRIAGES: Three sisters discover a legacy of love beneath the Western sky
For His Son's Sake Caleb Craig will do anything for his son, even ask his boss's enemy for help. Not only does Lilly Bell tend to his son's injured puppy, but she offers to rehabilitate little Teddy's leg. Caleb knows that getting Teddy to walk again is all that really matters, yet he wonders if maybe Lilly can heal his brooding heart, as well. Precocious little Teddy-and his devoted father-steal Lilly's heart and make her long for a child and husband of her own. But Lilly learned long ago that trusting a man means risking heartbreak. Happiness lies within reach-if she seizes the chance of love and motherhood she never expected... Montana Marraiges: Three sisters discover a legacy of love beneath the Western sky
Falling for the enermy Newly returned Duke Caldwell is the son of her family's enemy-and everyone knows a Caldwell can't be trusted. Yet when Duke is thrown from his horse, Rose Bell puts her misgivings aside to help care for the handsome rancher. And soon there's no denying that her childhood nemesis isn't the scoundrel she thinks he is. Duke keeps telling himself that his reasons for wanting to spend time with feisty Rose have to do only with ending their families' feud-and not with how captivating he finds her. But though Rose might be willing to mend fences with the enemy, could she ever believe Duke worthy of her love? Montana Marriages: Three sisters discover a legacy of love beneath the Western sky
A Haven Out West After witnessing her fiancé's murder, Jayne Gardiner won't let herself be caught on the wrong side of a gun again. But a disastrous first lesson in self-defense has left her with a wounded cowboy. She insists on nursing the handsome stranger back to health-whether he wants it or not! Getting waylaid by a wild shot has definitely put a hitch in Seth Collins's step-and plans. Duty may call him home, but Seth can't resist lingering on Eden Valley Ranch to teach the English beauty to shoot. And when a shadowy figure from Jayne's past resurfaces, Seth's sudden urge to protect her has nothing to do with duty. Cowboys of Eden Valley: Forging a future in Canada's west country
Security and a home of her own-that's Sally Morgan's dream. And a new job could offer both. Her employer will marry her if she proves her worth as housekeeper. A sensible-if unromantic-plan. Until a lean, laid-back cowboy moves in next door...and "sensible" moves right out!Linc McCoy and his family left town years ago under a cloud of suspicion. A cowboy with a tarnished name has nothing to offer a woman like Sally. Except for a spark of kinship neither can deny. And the growing hope that two guarded hearts might learn to trust in a power greater than them both.
With Alberta in the grip of the Depression, Louisa Morgan is desperate to bolster her family's finances. But how can she tutor bedridden Ellie Hamilton? The little tomboy is more interested in making mischief than studying sums. And the girl's bond with her handsome papa is another reminder to Louisa of the children she'll never have.For Emmet Hamilton, strength means shouldering burdens alone. He never thought he'd let himself share his child, or his heart, ever again. But before long, Louisa's kindness and optimism start to change the cowboy's mind. Maybe he can gain the courage to trust again-in Louisa, in God's grace, and in this new family....
With the mortgage due and funds scarce, Madge Morgan can't afford distractions. Especially not from Judd Kirk, her sister Louisa's meek tutor and-according to their mother's plans-suitor. Madge's focus is on her housekeeping job...little knowing Judd's connection to her employer, or his real reason for coming to Golden Prairie.At last, Judd has found the man who swindled his mother. Yet if he seeks revenge, he risks losing the one thing he wants even more: a woman with faith enough to rekindle his own. A woman with strong values and a gentle heart. A woman like Madge.
Second Chance RanchShe was a woman in need of protection. But trust is the one thing feisty Grace "Red" Henderson is sure she'll never give to any man again-not even the cowboy who rescued her. Still, Ward Walker longs to protect the wary beauty and her little sister-in all the ways he couldn't safeguard his own family.Red desperately wants to put her tarnished past behind her. Little by little, Ward is persuading her to take a chance on Eden Valley, and on him. Yet turning his practical proposal into a real marriage means a leap of faith for both...toward a future filled with the promise of love.
Traveling to Canada's Northwest Territories is a thrilling opportunity for Linette Edwards-and her chance to escape a dreaded marriage in England. She's more than eager to accept Eddie Gardiner's written invitation. How could she know that Eddie thinks he's marrying not Linette, but her friend, Margaret?Eddie planned for a well-bred bride who'd help prove his worth to his father. Instead he's saddled with a ragamuffin stranger and the little boy in her care. He'll shelter them until springtime and no longer. But before the snow clears, his heart is thawing too...and hoping this makeshift family can find a permanent home together.
Her dream-on her termsWith her own business, Cassie Godfrey is finally self-sufficient. But her plans are interrupted by four young orphans-and one persistent cowboy. If she'll care for the children until their uncle claims them, Roper Jones will build Cassie's house. To her business mind, the proposal makes sense. To her independent spirit, it's a reminder of the commitments she's promised to avoid.Roper can't help admiring Cassie's pluck, even if he's exasperated by her stubbornness. All he can offer Cassie is the love and acceptance she claims not to need. But dreams, like hearts, can change and grow...especially in a land made for brave new beginnings.
Nicole Thomas runs her antique store as she runs her life - risk-free. She's determined to protect her grandmother and sister, even if it means her own desires must go unanswered. Her father died pursuing dangerous thrills, and she'll never abandon those in her care as he abandoned her. Andrew "Ace" Conners returns to Reliance, Montana, to settle the affairs of Aunt Millie - the woman who should have rescued him eighteen years ago following the death of his alcoholic mother. Ace knows the love of family is not for him, but Nicole determines to unlock his heart. He can't help falling in love with the dynamic, compassionate woman, and yet he knows his life is full of risks - risks Nicole can't bear to take. Could their hearts be crying out for the very thing they fear most?
Cowboy to the Rescue Summoned by two little girls to help their mother in distress, Blue Lyons rushes to rescue widow Clara Weston. When the cowboy discovers the fatherless family has nowhere to go, he offers them food and shelter. But widower Blue won't get too close to the needy trio. He's lost too many people he's cared for, and he isn't about to set himself up for loss again. For Clara, any dangers she may face on the frontier are preferable to staying with her controlling father. Although she's determined to keep her independence, Blue's kindness and tenderness are hard to resist. Can two pint-size matchmakers help Clara and Blue open their guarded hearts in time for Christmas? Christmas in Eden Valley: Forging a future in Canada's west country
Trapped in a North Dakota blizzard, single mother Vivian Halliday's prayer for herself and her child is answered. Rescue comes in the seemingly terrifying form of Billy Black, the hulk of a man feared by all the townsfolk. Yet in the home he shares with his ailing mother, the handsome, gentle giant warms her baby's bottles and sings sweet lullabies that lull even Vivian to peaceful sleep. When the storm abates and it is safe to leave, will she seek the life that led her back to the village. . . or stay where she's found an unexpected family for herself and her Dakota child?
It broke Jenny Archibald's heart to lose her best friend, Lena, to a fever-Jenny's not about to let any harm come to two-year-old Meggie, Lena's orphaned daughter. Jenny will take Meggie to the girl's uncle in Dakota Territory. And if Jenny's parents won't let her leave without her promise to marry a man of their choosing on her return, then that's a trade Jenny's willing to make. But she never expected to lose her heart to Meggie, to the wild beauty of the frontier. . . or to Burke Edwards, Meggie's handsome uncle. Torn between her obligation to her parents and her own dreams of happiness, which will yield-her promise. . . or her heart?
A woman who is determined to be free and make her own choices. A man who is determined to care for every detail in her life. Will God make this match work?
Holly Hope surrounds herself with romance, even at work. Her cafe, Java Moi, is a haven for people in love. She simply adores special moments, thoughtful gestures - all the charm of romantic love. Steele Davis, on the other hand, lives up to his name. As an attorney who's hardened by life and the people he counsels in divorce proceedings, he has no time for such starry-eyed silliness. So when their pastor puts Steele and Holly together as a committee of two to plan a benefit banquet, sparks begin to fly. Coming from such opposite corners, can these two find a middle ground where love--and lasting love can grow?
The Daddy Dilemma Widower Abel Borgard has his hands full raising twins and establishing a homestead. Mercy Newell's offer to care for his son and daughter seems like the perfect solution. And though it takes no time for Mercy to steal his children's hearts, Abel's is another story, because he's a single father set on stability and she's a wild-at-heart beauty searching for adventure. Joining a Wild West show as a trick rider is Mercy's dream. She never foresaw the joy she'd find caring for Abel's children. The rugged widower hardly trusts her yet. But by the first snowfall, there could be a new family-and new love-in Eden Valley.... Cowboys of Eden Valley: Forging a future in Canada's West country
Merry Christmas, Cowboy by Linda FordA wild snowstorm strands Colt Johnson in Eden Valley, where the storekeeper's daughter exudes welcome warmth. She's even offered to give the two orphans in his charge a Christmas to remember. An outcast, Colt doesn't dare hope for more-even though Becca's love would be a Christmas wish come true.Smoky Mountain Christmas by Karen KirstCole Prescott's Gatlinburg visit will be just long enough to free his wife from their mistake of a marriage. Then he meets the daughter he hadn't known he had. Little Abby needs a father, especially at Christmastime. And all Cole wants is a chance to make a life with Rachel and Abby at last...
The Cowboy's Family Missy Porter knows all too well about losing a family, so she'll do anything to keep cowboy Wade Snyder and his orphaned niece and nephew together. Even put her own plans of independence on hold-temporarily-to help care for the children during Christmas. But in helping to fix this family, she realizes she wants to be more than just the nanny. Wade has never recovered from the unexpected loss of his wife. Now he doesn't think he can be the family man that little Annie and Joey deserve. So he's determined to find the children a loving adoptive home. But with Missy by his side, his long-forgotten dream of happily-ever-after might just be within reach... Christmas in Eden Valley: Forging a future in Canada's west country
A man marries a mail order bride to give his children a mother. Christian romance
What unseen hand guided Kody Douglas's horse to that bleak, windswept South Dakota farmhouse? The half-breed cowboy--a man of two worlds, at home in neither--would never know. But when he finds a lovely, vulnerable young woman there, abandoned in the darkest hours of the Depression, he cannot simply ride away and leave her. Charlotte Porter reluctantly follows this hard, embittered yet compelling man to his family's homestead. But the more she learns about him, and the secret child who haunts his memories, the more she aches to comfort him and make him her own. Can two outcasts--brought together by hard times and shared faith--truly find love in so cold and heartless a world?
Coming soon! The Journey West Series Sampler by Linda Ford,Lacy Williams,Renee Ryan will be available Apr 27, 2015.
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