Spring for Susannah

Author: Catherine Richmond
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1595549846
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Hundreds of miles from home, Susannah faces an uncertain future as a mail-order bride on the untamed Dakota prairie. When her parents die suddenly, and no suitors call, Susannah resigns herself to the only option available: becoming a mail-order bride. Agreeing to marry her pastor's brother, Jesse, Susannah leaves the only home she's ever known for the untamed frontier of the Dakota Territory. Her new husband is more loving and patient with her than she believes she deserves. Still, there is also a wildness to him that mirrors the wilderness surrounding them. And Susannah finds herself constantly on edge. But Jesse's confidence in her—and his faith in God's perfect plan—slowly begin to chip away at the wall she hides behind. When she miscarries in the brutal Dakota winter, Susannah's fledgling faith in herself and in God begins to crumble. Still, Jesse's love is unwavering. Just when it seems like winter will never end, Susannah finally sees the first tentative evidence of spring. And with it, the realization that more than the landscape has changed. She looks to the future with a renewed heart. Yet in her wildest dreams, she couldn't predict all that awaits her.

Colorado Hope

Author: Charlene Whitman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780991389469
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While traveling to the Western town of Fort Collins, Colorado, a new bride watches in horror as her husband is swept away in a flash flood. She fears she'll never see him again, but a year later, he walks into town-with a beautiful woman on his arm . . . A new sweet Historical Western Romance by best-selling author Charlene Whitman-Book 2 in The Front Range Series 1875 Beset by a sudden spring storm on the Front Range, newlywed Grace Cunningham watches in horror as her husband, Monty, is swept downriver. Pregnant and despairing, she stumbles into Fort Collins and tries to make a life for herself, praying that one day the man she loves will walk into town and back into her life. Montgomery Cunningham wakens on the bank of a river with no recollection of who he is or how he got the gash on his head. A woman named Stella, who claims to be his fiancee, nurses him back to health. Plagued by images of a faceless woman who he is certain is the key to his past, Monty concedes to Stella's pressure to marry him and move to Fort Collins, but he quickly regrets his actions. A year after Grace's tragic loss, Monty walks into the dress shop where she works-with a woman on his arm. Shocked that Monty has no recollection of her, Grace is determined to win back his heart. Somehow she must help him regain his memories and his buried love for her-and not just for her sake but for the sake of their infant son, Ben. Monty, miserable in his marriage to a woman he hardly knows, is inexplicably drawn to Grace. Every time he's near her, memories surface, but they are hazy and troubling. He's torn between his vows and the desires of his heart, for he cannot stay away from Grace. Grace's hope is sparked when Monty starts recalling glimpses of his past. But when murderous outlaws come to town, she is thrust into grave danger. Monty risks his life to rescue her, only to face even greater perils in the treacherous mountains. Can she truly hang on to hope when she is about to lose all she loves? This new full-length Historical Western Romance novel takes readers on a heart-wrenching journey of love, loss, and hope amid the dangers and challenges in Colorado Territory's wild frontier. Don't miss Colorado Promise, Book 1 in The Front Range series (Historical Western Romance) The Examiner says of author Charlene Whitman: "An adequate writer of historical fiction will include minor bits and pieces about the setting of their story. A good writer will do a bit of research to make sure there are historical facts included in the pages of their novel. A superb writer will create characters that could have actually lived during the time in which the story takes place and allows them to act as people in that time period would have really acted. Charlene Whitman is a superb writer."

Colorado Promise

Author: Charlene Whitman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615909264
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"1875. When Emma Bradshaw's father gets 'Western fever' and moves his family to the utopian town of Greeley, Colorado, she sees no way out of her lonely prison--unless her childhood friend, handsome Randall Turnbull, might perchance fall in love with her. Randall, having moved to Greeley to work for her father, seems the perfect man for her, and she's eager for him to court her. Lucas Rawlings, veterinarian and horse lover, has lived on the Front Range for three years at Sarah Banks's ranch, after stumbling down from the Rockies consumed with grief. Since losing his precious wife and baby in childbirth, he doesn't think his heart can bear ever loving again. But Sarah, a half-Cheyenne with a medicine woman for a grandmother, has a vision showing it's time Lucas married again. He scoffs until he rescues Emma in a sudden hailstorm and their lives become intricately entwined. Emma yearns for the comfort and familiarity of Randall's company, but Lucas's easy confidence and gentle ways snag her heart. Facing a new life beset by grasshoppers, drought, and blizzards is hard enough. But when murderous ranchers try to force Sarah off her land, and her brother takes up dangerous company, the lives of her family and the man she's come to love are threatened. It will take a miracle--and the strength of true love--to come through unscathed in this untamed land."--Back cover.

Cheyenne Summer

Author: Vella Munn
Publisher: Beyond The Page
ISBN: 1946069094
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If you like the passionate historical western romances of Rosanne Bittner, you’ll love the Soul Searchers series by Vella Munn! “Vella Munn is a major talent in historical fiction. Her stories never fail to lift the spirit and warm the heart.” —Bestselling author Susan Wiggs As an endless drought scorches the land, the Cheyenne are in a desperate hunt for survival, but as they struggle to save themselves and ensure their future, it is the battle between two proud braves that might spell their demise. Grey Bear is a courageous warrior who knows only battle and bloodshed, but he’s driven more by a need to fight and kill their enemy, the Pawnee, than to hunt food for his people. Promised in marriage to Seeks Fire, his bitter focus is slowly driving her away with fear for her own safety. Wise and thoughtful Lone Wolf understands that the Pawnee must be suffering as much as the Cheyenne, but his efforts to temper Grey Bear’s rage and find a peaceful solution to the violence go unheeded. The quiet maiden Touches the Wind looks on admiringly as she dreams of winning his heart, even while fighting for their village. When an unspeakable act threatens to tear the tribe apart, one warrior will face death, the other exile, and the women’s hope for love will turn to ash. And when things look their bleakest and the tribe’s survival seems all but lost, it will take a daring chance on love to save them all. “Vella Munn is the absolute master [at creating] superior historical romances set among Native Americans . . .” —Oregon Statesman Journal

Women s Diaries of the Westward Journey

Author: Lillian Schlissel
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0307803171
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An expanded edition of one of the most original and provocative works of American history of the last decade, which documents the pioneering experiences and grit of American frontier women.

Follow the River

Author: James Alexander Thom
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307763112
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Mary Ingles was twenty-three, married, and pregnant, when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement, killed the men and women, then took her captive. For months, she lived with them, unbroken, until she escaped, and followed a thousand mile trail to freedom--an extraordinary story of a pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her people. From the Paperback edition.

The Colour

Author: Rose Tremain
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312423100
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An epic of life in New Zealand during the nineteenth century explores the relationship between two newlyweds as they encounter the harsh realities of their chosen home in the South Pacific. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

Author: Lori Benton
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0307731502
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Frontier dangers cannot hold a candle to the risks one woman takes by falling in love In an act of brave defiance, Tamsen Littlejohn escapes the life her harsh stepfather has forced upon her. Forsaking security and an arranged marriage, she enlists frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina. But shedding her old life doesn’t come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance. Convinced that Tamsen has been kidnapped, wealthy suitor Ambrose Kincaid follows after her, in company with her equally determined stepfather. With trouble in pursuit, Tamsen and Jesse find themselves thrust into the conflict of a divided community of Overmountain settlers. The State of Franklin has been declared, but many remain loyal to North Carolina. With one life left behind and chaos on the horizon, Tamsen struggles to adapt to a life for which she was never prepared. But could this challenging frontier life be what her soul has longed for, what God has been leading her toward? As pursuit draws ever nearer, will her faith see her through the greatest danger of all—loving a man who has risked everything for her?

Ordeal by Hunger

Author: George R. Stewart
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547525605
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“Compulsive reading—a wonderful account, both scholarly and gripping, of a horrifying episode in the history of the west.” —Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. The tragedy of the Donner party constitutes one of the most amazing stories of the American West. In 1846 eighty-seven people—men, women, and children—set out for California, persuaded to attempt a new overland route. After struggling across the desert, losing many oxen, and nearly dying of thirst, they reached the very summit of the Sierras, only to be trapped by blinding snow and bitter storms. Many perished; some survived by resorting to cannibalism; all were subjected to unbearable suffering. Incorporating the diaries of the survivors and other contemporary documents, George Stewart wrote the definitive history of that ill-fated band of pioneers; an astonishing account of what human beings may endure and achieve in the final press of circumstance.