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.
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?
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?
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...
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?
Dr. Jacob Calloway was the answer to her prayers-whether he liked it or not. Teena Crow is desperate to learn his scientific healing methods to help her people. But Jacob is too suspicious of Teena's native remedies to allow her near Treasure Creek's clinic. So she decides to earn his respect-and teach the good doctor to see beyond surface differences to their common goal. But it's not just Teena's medicines that render Jacob uncomfortable. Her warm gaze and determination dare him to open his heart. But can their fledgling love weather a town's disapproval, or the secrets they both hide?
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This Love Inspired Historical bundle includes Winning Over the Wrangler by Linda Ford, Wolf Creek Homecoming by Penny Richards, A Bride for the Baron by Jo Ann Brown and The Guardian's Promise by Christina Rich.<P> WINNING OVER THE WRANGLER: The only thing Brand Duggan's outlaw kin ever gave him was an undeserved reputation. Once he's through breaking horses, he'll leave Eden Valley. Staying means risk--and heartache. And he has no business falling for a refined English miss like Sybil Bannerman. The rugged cowboy who rescues her from a stampede is just the kind of man Sybil Bannerman's editor wants her to write about. Yet she has no idea how big a secret Brand Duggan carries, until her life is threatened. Despite the evidence against him, Sybil can't walk away--for the man who lassoed her heart is the one she'll love forever.... <P> WOLF CREEK HOMECOMING: Gabe Gentry used to live entirely in pursuit of carefree pleasure. It cost him his relationship with his brother, and with the one woman who believed in him. Now, with newfound faith, he's coming home to Wolf Creek, Arkansas, hoping to find redemption and forgiveness, and maybe even a second chance at love. Physician Rachel Stone never thought she'd lay eyes on Gabe again. After their brief time together, Gabe disappeared, leaving Rachel devastated and secretly pregnant with his son. His return stirs up her bitterness...and her attraction. But Gabe's already burned her once; how can she trust him again, now that her son's heart is on the line, as well?<P> A BRIDE FOR THE BARON: Gabe Gentry used to live entirely in pursuit of carefree pleasure. It cost him his relationship with his brother, and with the one woman who believed in him. Now, with newfound faith, he's coming home to Wolf Creek, Arkansas, hoping to find redemption and forgiveness, and maybe even a second chance at love. Physician Rachel Stone never thought she'd lay eyes on Gabe again. After their brief time together, Gabe disappeared, leaving Rachel devastated and secretly pregnant with his son. His return stirs up her bitterness...and her attraction. But Gabe's already burned her once; how can she trust him again, now that her son's heart is on the line, as well?<P> THE GUARDIAN'S PROMISE: An evil queen and her royal guards will stop at nothing to find--and kill--the rightful heir to the throne of Judah. When their pursuit leads them to Mira's village, only her father's bond servant, Ari, a man shrouded in secrets, can keep Mira safe. Abandoning his life as a temple guard and becoming an indentured servant was the only way Ari could protect young Joash, the true King of Judah, from Queen Athaliah. But his sacred duty prevents him from confessing his feelings for his master's daughter. With the future of their nation on the line, Ari and Mira will risk everything to save their people.
Season of Bounty by Linda Ford At first glance, privileged Kathleen Sanderson and cowboy Buck Donahue couldn't be more different. Yet the bond between Buck and his adopted son awakens a wish in Kathleen for a family of her own-and a future they can build together. Home for Thanksgiving by Winnie Griggs All that stands between Ruby Anne Tuggle and a fresh start is an escort to Tyler, Texas. Rancher Griff Lassiter is too kind to refuse, but too wary of being hurt again to offer anything but friendship. Then a fever forces an unexpected detour and a chance to find the place they both belong...
But a widowed father struggling during the Depression doesn't have much faith in either--until he meets Emma Spencer in the South Dakota boardinghouse they share. She's a dedicated nurse who could love his boy and heal his own heart. But how can Boothe trust a profession he blames for his greatest loss?Emma understands Boothe Powers's pain. She has her own secret anguish and believes her dreams of a husband and child are beyond reach. Still, she can pretend when he asks her to play his temporary fiancÉe to protect his son. And if God would grant her one miracle, He knows exactly what her heart is yearning for. . . .
Too pretty by half-that's Miss Virnie White's problem. Conor Russell has seen what prairie living can do to a delicate female. That's why he's raising his daughter, Rachael, to be as tough as any boy. The new schoolteacher may have good intentions, but harsh reality will make her hightail it out of here soon enough. Delicate-pah! Virnie's not budging. Little Rachael needs nurturing and guidance, in and out of school. And Rachael's daddy. . . ;well, the headstrong cowboy needs to learn that strength comes in many forms. Yet Virnie isn't expecting the lesson God has planned for her-that with faith, two wounded souls can build a real family together.
The road that led to Kate Bradshaw's door sometimes seemed the loneliest in the world. In the depths of the Depression, the young widow was struggling to hold on to the family farm and raise two small children. And she had only her faith to sustain her--until the day Hatcher Jones came walking up that long, lonely road. The handsome, mysterious drifter was clearly haunted by some terrible secret from his past. But the simple acts of kindness he showed Kate and her children spoke of a good heart and strong values. And she longed to make him see that there could be redemption for anyone, even him--and that all his wandering had brought him home at last.
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