A Mending at the Edge
by Jane Kirkpatrick
"Of all the things I left in Willapa, hope is what I missed the most." So begins this story of one woman s restoration from personal grief to the meaning of community. Based on the life of German-American Emma Wagner Giesy, the only woman sent to the Oregon Territory in the 1850s to help found a communal society, award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick shows how landscape, relationships, spirituality and artistry poignantly reflect a woman s desire to weave a unique and meaningful legacy from the threads of an ordinary life.
A Sensible Arrangement
by Tracie Peterson
Marty Dandridge Olson is a widow looking for a way out of Texas. Widower Jake Wythe has secured a job as a bank manager in Denver, only to discover that the bank board wants him to be a married man. With Texas in his roots, he advertises for a Lone Star bride, and Marty answers the call. They both agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience.
by Cathy Marie Hake
Like a dandelion in the wind, Hope Ladley blows from one farm to the next, helping cook for the field hands during the harvest. Illiterate and often twisting cliches and Bible verses into mind-boggling observations, Hope leaves widower Jakob Stauffer baffled by her unconventional ways. But her sunny disposition and unstinting love make changes of a different kind around the place. His little daughter and the pregnant sister he's shielding from an abusive husband adore Hope, and things are getting accomplished even if Hope's methods are unique. Then Jakob's brother-in-law shows up and threatens the newfound peace and happiness of the farm.
High is the Eagle
by Al Lacy
In this gripping final installment of the Kane Legacy series, the Kane family is caught in the midst of the Mexican-American War. After the tragic battle of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Guerrero, General Zachary Taylor sends Alamo Kane and his brothers Alex and Able home to rest and enjoy a joyous reunion with their family. Soon it becomes clear that despite hopes for peace, Santa Anna is planning an attack on American soldiers. Alamo and his brothers join General Taylor to head off the threat.
by Gilbert Morris
This mid-1800s tale begins with 17-year-old Joelle Jones fending off unwelcome advances from her predatory stepfather just after her mother has died. When the man is declared Joelle 's legal guardian, she knows he will have his way with her so she runs away in desperation. Pursued by the stepfather who offers a reward for her return, Joelle cuts her long beautiful hair, poses as a young man, and finds work as a stablehand. She meets a spiritually frustrated treasure hunter who believing Joelle to be a male invites her to join a wagon train to gold-rich California.
by Tamera Alexander
McKenna Ashford moves west with her rebellious younger brother Robert. U.S. Marshall Wyatt Caradon's well-meant attempt to help the young man brings him face-to-face with the one situation he never wanted to encounter--and the one woman who holds the key to helping him find his future.
Three Times Blessed
by Lori Copeland
Typically, Thunder Ridge, Texas, is dry as a bone. But Audrey Pride has arrived under a storm cloud, one that is deluging the shocked community with weeks of relentless, drenching rain. With travel in and out of town rendered impossible, there is much important work for her to do especially when an epidemic of violent illness spreads rapidly throughout Thunder Ridge. Caring for the sick is consuming Audrey's every waking hour...yet her thoughts keep returning to the attractive widower Eli Gray. Now, as their town sags under the crushing weight of water and disease, Audrey and Eli will need to depend on each other in ways they never imagined possible.
by Robin Lee Hatcher
When Bethany left the gentle life of Philadelphia for the raw frontier town of Sweetwater, Montana, she had no idea how much should would enjoy the freedom and danger of this wild country.