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Adventure in the Wilderness: The Journey to Cincinnati's Frontier (Barbour Book's The American Adventure, Book 13)by Veda Boyd Jones
Everything is changing. Betsy Miller and her cousin, George Lankford, are moving with their families to the river city of Cincinnati, a journey that will take weeks of traveling on ships, wagons, and flatboats. As they explore America's big cities, meet a Native American, foil a thief's plans, and narrowly escape drowning, Betsy and George just can't seem to get along. Facing one adventure after another in the wilderness, will Betsy and George ever learn to work together?
[from the back cover] "Evergreen by Rebecca Germany. To fill the void of her first holiday alone, Nora, a string reporter for the local paper, agrees to do a story on the homeless shelters--accompanied by a certain rakishly handsome photographer. Is Rick Thompson too good to be true, or is he the man of her dreams? Search for the Star by Mary Hawkins. To Jean Drew, Christmas is a time to work, not spend with family. Until this year, that is, when she's invited to spend the holidays with her niece--and then to witness her wedding. Also on the guest list is Dr. Jonathan Howard, a man who once embodied all of Jean's dreams. Could they have another chance at love? The Christmas Wreath by Veda Boyd Jones. Jennifer Faucett is dwelling in the past, not dreaming of the future, as she prepares to spend one last Christmas in the home of her recently deceased grandmother. Next door, Mike Shannon, now a successful novelist, has come seeking peace and quiet--and finding neither when he encounters the woman of his dreams. Christmas Baby by Melanie Panagiotopoulos. Christmas amid the ruins in Athens, Greece, on the arm of a modern-day Adonis, sounds like a dream vacation. But there's a much more poignant reason for Christina Raffias visit: She's come to meet her birth mother. Christina's Christmas dreams seem destined to come true... until she realizes she may have to make an unthinkable sacrifice."
Four christmas romance novellas
Henry knows Rachel's secret. Henry Lankford survives the biggest flood Cincinnati has seen. Then, as he and his cousin Rachel Farley spend time with Dr. Daniel Drake, they learn that the dreaded disease cholera is headed toward the city. Many people who get the illness will die. When cholera finally strikes, Father sends the rest of the family to stay on the Farleys' farm. While in the country, Henry learns Rachel's biggest secret and promises not to tell. Will he be able to keep his word? And what will the two cousins do when news comes that Henry's father has cholera?
A Christian romance set in Kentucky between broadcaster/anchorperson Kate Malone and multi-millionaire Tyler Sinclair. A taste of intrigue and suspense make this a good read.