Author: Ashley Merrick
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Ricky Donovan is the black sheep of the family. He's the most successful at business, but no one really understands what he does, or how he does it. He's a charming flirt and a regular at the local saloon. Work hard, play hard. That's Ricky. But he's also ambitious and wants to run for Mayor. His friends, successful businessmen themselves, think he has a good shot at it, but only if he gets married. He needs to work on his image and presenting himself as a family man, with a wife and possibly even a child, would help. Ricky can be a bit impulsive as well, and decides to ask Sarah, the newest saloon girl, to marry him. Sarah is pretty and blonde and even better, she has a young son, Andrew, who is ten. It seems like the perfect solution. And it is--sort of. Sarah is a recent widow, who accepted the saloon girl job as a last resort, when no other job opportunities were available in her native Philadelphia. The position includes living quarters for her and her son, a tiny, cramped apartment above the saloon. Sarah accepts Ricky's proposal as a business arrangement that will benefit them both. Until she realizes that not everyone in town thinks that marrying a saloon girl is a good idea, and she's afraid that she might be more of a liability, than an asset, to Ricky.
Author: Cindy Caldwell
All Sadie had ever known, or ever wanted to know, was being a baker. She'd been raised to bake in her parents' bakery, and after their deaths, she had planned to carry on the family tradition. Devastated to find out she was losing her family's business, she needed something to do to support herself. When she received a letter from her twin sister's husband in Arizona Territory, suggesting she come out to be the bride of his best friend who was opening a restaurant, it seemed like the perfect solution to her problems. Tripp had gone to the best culinary school in the country, and he knew exactly how to create the perfect meal. He spent hours and hours coming up with just the right menu for his restaurant, only to be told he couldn't get a loan for it unless he married. When his best friend came up with the solution of sending for his baker sister-in-law, it only made sense. Her ideas of the perfect menu were different than his, though. Would the two be able to stay together long enough to convince the bank he was a good risk? Would Sadie be able to convince Tripp that the two of them belonged together after all?
Author: Leigh Greenwood
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
From USA Today Bestselling Author Leigh Greenwood comes a historical Western romance filled with gritty cowboy heroes, strong-willed heroines, and a whole lot of heart in the Wild West. HE KNOWS SHE CAN NEVER BE HIS... Logan Holstock, oldest of three brothers orphaned on the Santa Fe Trail, has always been content knowing his brothers were alive and happy somewhere in the vast and brutal West-until he learns he may be dying. Certain he has little time left, Logan sets out to find them and end his days near a family he's never known...and stumbles across a strong yet vulnerable widow who makes him yearn for what can never be his. Logan knows he shouldn't love Sibyl Spencer-he couldn't bear leaving her a widow all over again. But as he finds himself drawn deeper into the lives of this small Western town, he can't escape the longing to find peace in her arms. When he discovers that his death sentence is anything but, Logan swears he will do whatever it takes to prove himself to the woman he loves...and show he believes their love is worth fighting for. Cactus Creek Cowboys: To Have and to Hold (Book 1) To Love and to Cherish (Book 2) Forever and Always (Book 3) Praise for Bestselling Historical Western Romances by Leigh Greenwood: "Leigh Greenwood has once again proven he can write a compelling and romantic Western."-Fresh Fiction "This is a solid, enjoyable western from a veteran storyteller."-RT Book Reviews "Greenwood's books are bound to become classics."-Rendezvous
Author: Kirsten Osbourne
When Maude is told she must marry a repulsive man, she instead responds to an Iowa farmer who is looking for a mail order bride. After sneaking out of town on a train, she goes to Iowa and marries. She quickly falls for the wonderful man she marries, but does he feel the same? And will she be able to escape her past? When Emily's mother decides to marry, her fiance says that twenty year old Emily needs to find a new place to live before the wedding. Emily has always been exceedingly shy and has no idea what to do. She runs across an advertisement for mail order brides and responds, hoping to find a good situation. Benjamin lost the love of his life just months before. He and his girls need a new mama in their house. Will Emily be the mama they need? Susan cannot stand living with her eleven younger siblings for another minute, so she answers an advertisement for a mail order bride, carefully choosing a man who has never married and has no children so she won't be plagued with other people's ill-behaved offspring. When she arrives in Fort Worth, she finds out her fiance has been killed, and his older brother is offering to take his place. The only problem is his brother is a widower with four young boys. Dare she do it?
Author: Caroline Fyffe
MAIL-ORDER BRIDES OF THE WEST is a new series created in collaboration by USA Today Bestselling Authors Caroline Fyffe and Debra Holland. The well-educated daughter of a lawyer, Trudy Bauer arrives at the St. Louis based Mail-Order Brides of the West agency full of excitement for an adventure of a lifetime. She befriends the agency's maid, Evie Davenport, and the two form a strong and lasting friendship. They vow to stay in contact through letters when Evie takes hold of her destiny and arranges a marriage on the sly. Each brave young woman is ready to face whatever an unknown groom and life in Montana can throw her way. In Fyffe's Novel, house servant Evie Davenport travels by stagecoach to Y Knot, Montana in a McCutcheon Family Novel. In Holland's book, bride-to-be Trudy Bauer rides the train to Sweetwater Springs, in a Montana Sky Novel. Through their correspondence, the friends keep each other abreast of their hardships, trials and tribulations-some of heartbreak, some of love. Watch for more exciting Mail-Order Brides of the West books to come....
Author: Ashley Merrick
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Colleen Shea thought she was over the man who broke her heart. The man who invited her out for an elegant dinner, and instead of proposing informed her that he needed to marry someone else. That had been devastating enough, but running into him a year later, with his wife and new baby, was too much for her to bear. She decides to leave Boston, and to follow her good friends, Emma and Julia, to Bozeman, MT. Emma and Julia are both happily married to Ethan and Liam, two of the many Donovan brothers. Julia is thrilled to have Colleen join them and shares the good news that not one but two brothers, David and Paul, are both interested in meeting her. Colleen is excited about the possibility being courted by two eligible men....and then, she meets another Donovan, cousin Ricky, the black sheep of the family.
Author: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Baker Books
Bestselling Author Tracie Peterson Launches Exciting New Series Set in 1890s Montana Emily Carver wants a home where she can put down roots instead of following her gold-hungry father from one mining camp to another. She also longs for tenderness and love, both of which are missing in her life. Yet when she realizes she's losing her heart to the intriguing new man in camp, she fiercely fights her feelings, afraid that love will only result in disappointment and heartache. Caeden Thibault, a young geologist, comes to Montana to catalog minerals indigenous to the state. He's a serious and guarded young man trying to escape the pain of his past. He has avoided all romantic entanglements, fearing he might become like his abusive father. But something about Emily Carver has caught his attention, something he never expected. . . . Will these two broken souls allow God to bring healing and hope to their hurting hearts?
Author: Dorothy Garlock
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author follows Charlotte Tucker, the young girl from Garlock's most recent novel, Stay A Little Longer, into adulthood. As a child, Charlotte Tucker was raised in small town Minnesota where the only real company was the people who came to her aunt Louise's boarding house. Several years later, Charlotte is a young woman and thirsty to get out of her hometown and see the world. When a teaching position opens up in Oklahoma, she jumps at the opportunity to take a room on John Grant's ranch in Sawyer, a small town to the north, to begin her new career. She soon befriends Owen and Hannah Wallace, a brother and sister who have come from Colorado following the death of their mother. Abandoned at an early age by a father they never knew, they are set on revenge against the man who left them -- a man they believe is John Grant. As the summer heats up and a brutal storm wreaks havoc on the town, a secret is revealed that threatens to change Charlotte's life -- and her new friends -- forever.
Author: B.J. Daniels
Publisher: HQN Books
When danger claims her, rescue comes from the one man she least expects A cowgirl at heart, Bo Hamilton does her best thinking in wide-open spaces. So when money goes missing from the family foundation she runs—meaning one of her trusted ragtag employees is a thief—Bo rides into the Crazy Mountains to figure things out. But a killer hiding among the sawtooth ridges takes her captive…and isn't planning on ever letting her go. Bo's disappearance gets folks thinking she's the guilty one who's run off with the money, but Jace Calder would bet his ranch that she's innocent. Not that he has any reason to trust the beautiful, spoiled senator's daughter. But she also gave his troubled sister a job when no one else would. For his sibling's sake, Jace is going after Bo and bringing her home to face the truth. But up in the mountains, he finds Bo at the mercy of a suspected murderer. As her only hope, Jace is about to find out what they're both made of.
Author: Morris Fenris
Sara in Montana - A young married woman torn between love & fear, trust & doubt and a desire for revenge. Will she make the right choice? What happens when a California girl in the middle of a crisis meets a Montana guy? Sara wished for a husband for Christmas this year and then married her boss. Now she is running for her life from him with a warrant out for her arrest and really needs a miracle to save her. To top off her week, she finds herself in the middle of a Montana snowstorm and sicker than she's ever been.Trent quit the FBI to return home and became a sheriff. As the most eligible bachelor in Castle Peaks, he's had his share of women chase him, but has been disinterested; until now. He has a sworn duty to protect the town's citizens and assist other agencies in doing the same. When faced with a suspect in a criminal case, will he make the arrest or lead with his heart?Join Sara Brownell as she runs for her life, she runs straight into the waiting arms of local sheriff Trent Harding. Throw in a life-size nativity and plenty of snow and watch the magic of Christmas come to life. See how Sara forever changes the lives of Trent as well as those around him.*****What everyone is saying about Sara in Montana:'...What an absolutely stunning read. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a combination of romance and fear, mystery and drama and coated with some Christmas Magic entangling you as the snow rains down on Sarah and Trent's parade. Morris Fenris doesn't just write novels.. for a story as brilliant as this one it must be conjured.' Helga Jacobs'This book gave me smiles, tears and a great sense of the CHristmas spirt. My best friend died last year and I was not looking forward to the holidays. This just reminds me that life is too short and to treasure all the moments we have. I recommend this to everyone who needs to be uplifted.' Lauralynn'Great book! It was hard to put it down until I finished the book as well as the previews of his additional books which continue the story of the main characters of Sara in Montana.' Joan Rhodes'This would make a great Hallmark movie. It has strong characters and a good story line. I will read more from this author.' alice lajuett'I really enjoyed reading this book...well written and great story line...I recommend this author. Remember his name...MORRIS FENRIS....I'M SURE MORE TO COME.' Robin A. Lawrence'A beautifully written Christmas romance. This book has been one of the best I have read in a long time. Please read it for yourself. Solidly written and totally entertaining.' Kindle Customer
Author: John Connell
Publisher: Granta Books
Farming has been in John Connell's family for generations, but he never intended to follow in his father's footsteps. Until, one winter, he finds himself back on the farm and begins to learn the ways of the farmer and the way of the cows. Connell records the hypnotic rhythm of the farming day - cleaning the outhouses, milking the herd, tending to sickly lambs, helping the cows give birth. But alongside the routine events, there are the unforeseen moments when things go wrong: when a calf fails to thrive, when a sheep goes missing, when illness breaks out, when depression takes hold, when an argument erupts and things are said that cannot be unsaid. The Cow Book is the story of a calving season. It is also the story of the cow itself, from its domestication and worship as a God by the Ancient Egyptians to the modern practice of mechanized herds, via the figure of the cowboy, the destruction of the American buffalo, the demise of the aboriginal jackaroos and the consequences of BSE. And, above all, it is the story of Connell's life as a farmer, of his relationship with his birthplace of County Longford, with the community around the family farm, with the animals he tends, and with his father.
Author: Joe Manganiello
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Joe Manganiello first gained recognition around the world for his incredible, sculpted body while winning both popular and critical praise as the star of HBO's True Blood. Now, from the man that Magic Mike director Steven Soderbergh called “walking CGI,” comes the cutting-edge guide to achieving the perfect body and therefore enhancing your overall quality of life. With a build that men envy and women adore, Joe Manganiello is more than qualified to write the end-all guide to sculpting the perfect body. His fit physique catapulted him to the top of the list of Hollywood’s most desired male actors following his memorable performances in HBO’s hit show True Blood and in the 2012 film Magic Mike—and he will expand on that role in this summer’s highly anticipated Magic Mike XXL. In Evolution, Manganiello shares his lifetime of experience and research in terms of diet, cardio, and anatomy to bring you the only fitness book you’ll ever need in order to look and feel your best. Throughout the book are black-and-white photographs and Manganiello’s step-by-step workout routine that combines weights, intense cardio, and a high protein diet. With a lifetime of athletic achievement behind him, Manganiello was named one of Men’s Health’s 100 Fittest Men of All Time alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, Michael Phelps, Carl Lewis, and others. His Men's Fitness and Men’s Health covers consistently rank among the top selling around the globe. In 2014, People magazine named him the Hottest Bachelor Alive, and he is one of the few actors to have ever graced the cover of the #1 selling body building magazine in the US, Muscle & Fitness, not once but twice (with a third on the way). “A comprehensive yet straightforward and effective roadmap to better health and fitness” (Shawn Perine, editor in chief of Muscle & Fitness), Evolution reveals exactly how to get the body of one of Hollywood’s hottest stars—promising to turn any Average Joe into a Joe Manganiello!
Author: Suzanne Popp
A teenage girl, Myrna Chitundu, dreams of becoming a doctor someday. She dreams of leaving the dusty African town of Blancville behind her and really changing the world, but she knows it will take a lot of hard work. Her hard work pays off when she is admitted to the Royal Academy - the first girl to ever be admitted to the prestigious all boys' school.But everything changes when Myrna discovers she is pregnant. Suddenly her well-ordered life begins to unravel. When an offer of marriage from a wealthy older man is presented to her family, Myrna knows what she must do - the bride price is too great for her family to refuse. Setting her own hopes and dreams aside, Myrna accepts marriage to a man she has met only once, who will take her far from the only home she has ever known. This sweeping novel of hope and redemption follows the life of three generations of Chitundus as they discover the powerful bond of family, faith, and love is not easily broken.
Author: Trana Mae Simmons
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
When Sarah Channing's fiancé hardens his heart toward a needy child named Mairi, the New York Socialite puts her wedding on hold to locate the child's only relatives, hidden deep in the Appalachians. Arriving at Sawback Mountain, Sarah meets Wyn, Mairi's handsome older cousin, and finds herself wishing for something she doesn't have: a glimmer of beauty. Wyn had his fill of beautiful city-bred women during his time in Washington, DC, as a senator's aide. Yet he's impressed by Sarah, working hard to gain the love and respect of the mountain folks. But Sarah is making mistake after mistake as she tries to use her money and influence to improve the lives of the children. Perhaps the proud mountain folk are right: a cultured socialite, even one without beauty, has no place on their mountain or in the heart of a mountain man who's vowed to never again leave the life he loves. REVIEWS: "The mountain community... comes alive under Trana Mae Simmons' artful pen. Her romance charms." ~Gerry Benninger, Romantic Times "...a refreshing, fun-to-read American historical romance. This reviewer will gladly waltz to more tales by Ms. Simmons." ~Harriet Klausner THE HOMESPUN HEARTS SERIES, in order Tennessee Waltz Town Social Winter Dreams