She’s making a run toward hope, love, and family and she’s not letting go.
Orphaned as a young girl, Ella longs for a life she’s only read about in books. To escape a desperate situation, she heads west as a mail-order bride, narrowing her choice of spouse to three brothers, a millwright, a businessman, and a horse trainer, all searching for a marriage of convenience which will provide the inheritance that will finance the family’s business venture in Oklahoma.
Newspapers claim the unchartered territory is a land where streams flow with milk and the heavens rain down a supply of honey. Will her road lead to the Promised Land?
Audie’s Audacious Bride
When disappointed hopes collide – Will a wilting mail-order bride muster enough resolve to soften a hardened rancher’s heart?
Ace’s Tenacious Bride
Can a spirited pastor’s daughter up the ante, causing a card-playing, cigar-smoking workaholic to wager his heart?
Mercy Fairchild, a pastor’s daughter, is ready for adventure. She’ll comply with her late father’s last wish—to obtain the help of a matchmaking service and find her a young pastor out west to marry. Yes, she wants God’s perfect plan for her future, but she hopes it will be an exciting plan. Perhaps a missionary in a new territory?
The Inspirational Brides of Carrie Town Texas
Boxed Sets now available:
After years of thinking about it, in 2017, I began writing my first novel, where I introduced a western town in the late 19th century filled with colorful characters and innovative young women. Inspired by my own grandmothers, from the very beginning, my objective was to combine History, Humor, and Romance with an emphasis on Faith, Friends, and Good Clean Fun.
Rebecca’s Hope – 2019 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award Finalist – Best First Western
Fans of western historical romance will enjoy this beautiful story set in late 19th-century of love and forgiveness. As the unfortunate circumstances of Rebecca’s childhood unfold, we discover a heroine who is both resilient and kind. Rebecca and Sam’s love story will have readers rooting for their happy ending.
Emma’s Dream is a continuation of this tale told from Emma’s perspective. Combining history, humor, and romance with an emphasis on faith, friends, and good clean fun, Emma’s Dream is a continuation of this tale from Emma’s perspective and reminds us how God uses adversity to strengthen us and draw us closer to Him.Now available in a boxed set
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Inspirational Brides of Carrie Town Texas Volume I
Inspirational Brides of Carrie Town Texas Volume 2
LOIS’S RISK: Lois is heartbroken because Daniel is ignoring her. Can she go against the 19th century rules of how a woman should behave and have the courage to tell Daniel how she feels?
MAGGIE’S STRENGTH: A tomboy at heart, she ignores her mother’s pleas to dress more appropriately. Until the son returns. A recent graduate of medical school, although handsome, the young doctor is stoic and obviously put out that his father has hired her to help his mother recuperate. Sparks fly and suddenly for the first time Maggie is concerned more about how she is perceived by others, especially the young doctor? The question is why?Can they get past their first impressions?
CAROL’S CHOICE: Leaving her lifestyle of shopping, lavish parties and holiday endeavors for a simpler life is a temporary solution until she can make a match of her own design. Carol struggles to let go of the past, embrace the present, and hope for a better future. What she doesn’t bargain for is the handsome livery-stable owner, who understands the true meaning of family and Christmas. Will love conquer lavish?
Inspirational Brides of Carrie Town Texas Volume 3
Twenty-two-year-old Garnet Adams longs to marry and have a houseful of children. Forced to support her widowed mother, she embraces her role as a teacher, although the Carrie Town board of education’s rules for female teachers leave no opportunity for a social life. She contents herself playing the violin at church.
Tall, bearded, and rough around the edges, Deputy Noah Scott would rather hunt than socialize. Garnet thinks he’s a rude, insensitive drifter, and Noah’s sure the last person he’d want to court is a schoolmarm–especially with her unladylike sneeze. As the needs of her students bring them together, opposites seem to attract until a certain Christmas present derails their future.
After the death of Isabelle’s father, the last few years have been difficult for Izzy and her family. Employment for women in the late nineteenth century is limited, so her job as a waitress is a godsend. Isabelle’s mother encourages Izzy to let go of the worries of the past and move forward. Why not consider the offer of courtship from one of her many admirers? The problem is—the so-called admirers at the diner are insincere flirts.
Bart Ogletree, a successful businessman new to Carrie Town, Texas, is intrigued by the lovely waitress at the local diner. Isabelle Miller is hard-working, with a ready smile for everyone but him.
And then there’s Maude. God has sent a lovable but slightly awkward angel to the rescue. Her mission is to find two worthy souls to bring together. The problem is two-fold: How will she recognize the worthy souls, and how can she cook up ways for them to be together and fall in love?
Will the difference in social backgrounds and a certain family member’s prejudice be too much for this clever-but-clumsy angel?
Opposites attract, but does this former debutante have what it takes to be wife, mother, and live on a ranch? Can a controlling cowboy who is more concerned with his axle than his wedding, find a way to steer a courtship in the right direction?
Former debutante, Victoria Wilson, hides the pain of her past behind a beautiful façade. Desiring a new start, she agrees toparticipate in a matchmaking service recommended by her pastor. Yet she wonders.What if she can’t handle a completely different lifestyle from the one her grandmother has prepared her for?
Rancher Gabe Ross needs someone to take over the care of his three young nieces – a sensible woman who isn’t afraid of hard work. Whoever he chooses has to make a quick acceptance because his housekeeper has had enough.
This couple brings a whole new meaning to the adage that opposites attract. Does this cultured beauty have what it takes to be a rancher’s wife? Will Gabe find a way to steer this courtship in the right direction?