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An Unexpected Family (Orphan Train Romance Series, Book 1): A Clean Historical Western Romance

What if you wanted to be a mother so badly, you would almost anything to make that dream come true?Craig Parker, a local farmer, has been asking widowed Amanda Drake for over a year to marry him, to which Amanda has refused each time. After all, she still loved her late husband and she didn’t feel she could ever love again. One day, they hear about a train full of orphans coming to their town in Texas. They both want to adopt a child and they are both individually given permission to adopt as a single parent. Complications arise as Amanda must make a decision; should she stay single and raise her new daughter on her own or will she find a new family?If you like sweet western historical romances, then An Unexpected Family is for you! “This well-written story is full of love for family that is built around 2 children who arrived on an orphan train.” Ruth“I loved this book! Loved Amanda and Craig’s story. WIll be reading more from Zoe Matthews.” Robin“Nice Story about real history. Gave me an opportunity to share with my children my own family’s experiences with orphans and orphanages after the Civil War.” Amazon ReaderOTHER BOOKS IN THE ORPHAN TRAIN ROMANCE SERIES Book 1: AN UNEXPECTED FAMILYBook 2: THE PROMISE OF A FAMILYBook 3: BIG SPRING BRIDES: ANNABook 4: BIG SPRING BRIDES: SERENABook 5: BIG SPRING BRIDES: KATRINABook 6: WESTERN PROMISESBook 7: WESTERN SKIES

A Lady of Esteem (Hawthorne House): A Novella

Miss Amelia Stalwood may live in London at her absent guardian's townhouse, but she's never actually met any nobility; instead of aristocrats, her closest friends are servants. Quite by happenstance, she's introduced to the Hawthorne family and their close family friend, Anthony, the reformed Marquis of Raebourne. They welcome her into their world, but just as she's beginning to gain some confidence and even suspect that she may have caught Anthony's eye, she's blindsided by an unexpected twist in her situation accompanied by nasty rumors. Will she lose her reputation when the world that has only just accepted her turns its back on her, or will she rest in the support of the friends who've become like family and the man who's shared his faith and captured her heart?

A Search for Refuge (Haven Manor): A Haven Manor Novella

Margaretta Fortescue desperately needs to disappear from London society, and her only hope is to follow the rumors of another young woman who recently made a life for herself away from the glare of society. Her search leads her to the market town of Marlborough where, in spite of her efforts to avoid attention, she can't seem to elude local solicitor Nash Banfield. All Nash wants is a quiet, sedate life--no risks or surprises. When Margaretta, clearly on the run and unwilling to answer questions, interrupts his solitude, his curiosity and his principles won't let him leave this determined woman without assistance.But will discovering the truth about Margaretta make him think twice about finally taking a risk on love?A Search for Refuge is an e-only novella that gives an exciting introduction to Kristi Ann Hunter's new Regency historical romance series, Haven Manor! Includes an extended excerpt of the first full-length novel in the series, A Defense of Honor.

Kim

Do you like classic novels? You´re going to love it this one! Kim is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author Rudyard Kipling. It was first published serially in McClure's Magazine from December 1900 to October 1901 as well as in Cassell's Magazine from January to November 1901, and first published in book form by Macmillan & Co. Ltd in October 1901. The story unfolds against the backdrop of The Great Game, the political conflict between Russia and Britain in Central Asia. The novel made the term "Great Game" popular and introduced the theme of great power rivalry and intrigue.In this book you could find:Great literary speechesHistorical fiction IndiaAction and adventureThis is a book you must have in digital version, so just clic on buy to get it!

Let Your Heart Beat Again (A Breath Without Life Novel Book 1)

~The year is 1960 when men could be men, and women kept the faith.~ One lone woman, four grown sons, one absentee father.After four months on the job, twenty-four-year-old Rebecca Harper has become something of a jack-of-all-trades on the Cooper Bar-6 Ranch...except for her cooking. But the four strapping sons who run the ranch in their father's absence need wise counsel more than unburnt bread, and Rebecca is perfect for the job. Whether dealing with the driven eldest, the belligerent youngest, or the personalities in between, she recognizes the source of each young man's pain is a lifetime of a father's indifference. As soon as the rogue returns, Rebecca aims to give "Mr. Cooper" a thick piece of her mind. Not that dishing out hard truth will make her feel any more alive. Past betrayal has taught her to live at arm's length from anyone who might mean too much to her. So she cooks and cleans and counsels, at once harboring anger against a man she has never met and numbing herself against the life she has forgotten to desire. Until one night, one thunderstorm, and one heroic stranger changes it all. In that fleeting moment, Rebecca Harper dares to hope her heart will beat again. * * *Breath Without Life novels portrays seven bachelor ranchers, each so broken down by old wounds that he cannot conceive of ever finding love. Be there when one Cooper after another meets the one incredible woman who can make him whole again. Every book within this series is a stand-alone love story, though ranch life circumstances run chronologically through all six novels.

A Rose Blooms Twice (A Prairie Heritage, Book 1)

Faith-Filled Fiction at Its Best!Rose Brownlee has suffered more loss than most people can endure. Now she must find a purpose and a way to move on with her life. Will she bow to conventional wisdom or will she, like Abraham of old, choose to follow where God leads her . . . even to a wild and strange land she does not know?Set in the American prairie of the late 1800s, this story of loss, disillusionment, rebirth, and love will inspire, challenge, and encourage you. One woman’s courageous journey to redemption and new love!A Prairie Heritage:Book 1: A Rose Blooms TwiceBook 2: Wild Heart on the PrairieBook 3: Joy on This MountainBook 4: The Captive WithinBook 5: StolenBook 6: Lost Are FoundBook 7: All God's PromisesBook 8: The Heart of Joy: A Short Story“Vikki writes the kind of faith-filled fiction that hooks you within the first few pages, will not let you go until you have finished, and leaves you wishing for more.”—Janis Braun, Seattle, Washington“Her books are not just for 'chicks'! I was amazed how engrossed I became in the lives of Vikki's characters, and how much I could relate to their situations.”—Ed Dunne, Los Angeles“Be prepared to put life on hold. That's all I have to say!”—Rebecca H., New Jersey“You will laugh, you will cry but, most of all, you will be uplifted.”—LaTisha Holland, St. Augustine, FL

Finding Love in Montana: Triple J Ranch Prequel

What happens when the ugly duckling doesn't realize she's become the beautiful swan?Mimi Bensen has thought herself to be ugly her entire life. And why not? In high school when she wasn't slighted by the pretty girls, she was ignored by everyone else.Now that she's all grown up, everything has changed, but she doesn't see it. At least not until she begins to see how God sees her instead of how the world saw her when she was a gangly teenaged girl with bad acne and braces.When Hank Walton comes to Beacon Creek on ranch business, he sees an angel. When her shy behaviour and waterfall of hair get in the way of his speaking with her, he's not deterred. Hank is bound and determined to learn more about the beautiful woman.Can Mimi learn to like herself enough to accept Hank's attentions? Or will her self-doubt get in the way of the handsome cowboy's attempts to court her?Get your copy of Finding Love in Montana today and discover the power of God's love.All the books in the Triple J Ranch are standalone novels set in a small Montana town. While they can be read in any order, you might enjoy starting with Second Chance Ranch, or Finding Love in Montana.Triple J Ranch Books:Finding Love in Montana – Prequel ASIN: B0851PKZ56Second Chance Ranch – Book 1 ASIN: B083346B6FCowboy Ranch – Book 2 ASIN: B08543ZSS3Runaway Cowgirl Bride – Book 3 ASIN: B087QWC46GFaith of a Cowboy – Book 4 (Coming Soon)

Daughters of the Heart (Texas Romance Book 5)

God’s perfect plan is sometimes so hard to determine.Gwendolyn, Cecelia, and the youngest, Bonnie, make a pact never to break their father’s heart like their big sister did. Then their determination is sorely tried when suitors show up, and he gets so pigheaded with his rules. Will Henry survive his daughters coming of age? Will they endure and keep their promises to each other? From one man asking to court her—who Daddy sends packing—Gwen goes to three! How can she ever decide? Cecelia knows exactly who she wants, but she’s still a year away from Daddy’s acceptable courting age. What if her beau doesn’t know or won’t wait? And Bonnie hates being the baby and wants to be grown-up more than just about anything…except her man. She is for sure and for certain in love. In his life, Henry Buckmeyer has never been so beside himself. His little girls are so young, just babies, too young. He hates the whole idea of men coming to take them away and is inclined to shoot every one of them, but praise God for a level-headed, loving wife and step-mother! She helps keep him sane amidst the female chaos. Packed with fun, romance, deception, action, heartbreak and tears, this delightful Christian novel keeps the twists and turns coming. Will the Buckmeyer home ever be settled and peaceful again? Will any of his daughters find true love…a man he'll approve and to whom he can give his blessing?

Love's Harvest (Wartime Brides Book 1)

Can the solution be found among strangers?Noreen Hirsch loses everything including her husband and two sons. Then her adopted country goes to war with her homeland. Has God abandoned her? Rosa Hirsch barely adjusts to being a bride before she is widowed. She gives up her citizenship to accompany her mother-in-law to her home country. Can Rosa find acceptance among strangers who hate her belligerent nation? Basil Quincey is rich beyond his wildest dreams, but loneliness stalks him. Can he find a woman who loves him and not his money? Three people. One God who can raise hope from the ashes of despair.Inspired by the biblical story of Ruth, Love's Harvest is a tale of hope and redemption.

At His Gates

"At His Gates" is a novel by Mrs. Oliphant first published in 1872. This carefully crafted e-artnow ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.Extract: "Thus they were happier, more hopeful, more at their ease. They went more into society, and received more frequent visits from their friends. The new studio made many social pleasures possible that had not been possible. Of itself it implied a certain rise in the world. It gave grace and completeness to their little house. Nobody could say any longer that it was half a house and half a workshop, as Helen, under her breath, in her impatience, had sometimes declared it to be. The workshop phase was over, the era of self-denial gone—and yet Robert was not driven from the art he loved, nor prevented from putting on his old coat and stealing away in the evenings to visit the mistress who was dearer to him than anything else except his wife."

West Montana Rancher: Book #2 of My Times Are In Your Hand

This thrown together family from back east in 1865 is hurling toward their first Montana winter. But the winter storms ahead seem small in the light of the problems the family faces as the birth of Clare's illegitimate child draws near, since the mother is living with him and his new bride. What does God think about all of this? Are there answers that will help them? Hope lies just around the corner. Former orphan Edie is raising her twelve-year-old sister Janey, heading west to Montana in 1865. When she loses her job at Fort Benton, she agrees to marry a first time rancher Clare DuMaer who is raising his orphaned nephews and niece. Will they be able to form themselves into a family as they struggle to prepare themselves for winter in Helena Montana? Does God care about such things? And who is Mel? And why has she showed up on their doorstep? ( Book #1 Westward to Montana cannot stand alone without Book #2 West Montana Rancher)

The Heart Hears: Kansas MacPhersons (MacPherson Brides Book 4)

She needs protection from the man hunting her.He needs to banish his distrust of women.War widow Salina Meier Moffett Dunham doesn’t trust men. Shamefully treated by her father and husband, she is on the run with her children to escape a forced marriage or worse—death. In Ainsley, Kansas, she shortens her name to Lena Meier to hide from the man pursuing her. She finds a position as a clerk in the mercantile with the grouchy storekeeper. But there is something within that grumpy man that her heart hears and draws her. She isn’t sure what that thing is until she discovers a book in the storeroom of the mercantile.Returning from the war, Angus MacPherson takes back the running of his mercantile and keeps his distance from the young women in Ainsley. After a run-in with Lena Meier—literally, his buggy ran into her cart, leaving him injured, he agrees to let her work in his store. After all, his MacPherson family creed is to help and protect all widows and orphans. But this woman, this stranger in town, irritates and interests him as no woman has since Amelia, the woman who betrayed him to marry his rich cousin. Matters get worse when his former fiancé, who is now a wealthy widow, returns to Ainsley and wants Angus as her new husband. Can love weave its way through the heart by things unspoken?