The Brides of Cactus Gap Short Story Bundle #1

Anna St. James Books
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Historical Inspirational Western Romance

Four Short Stories

Sweet and Clean

THE RANCHER'S ORPHAN BRIDE

Rachel Hendricks moves to Cactus Gap, Texas, to reclaim her young brothers whom she sent out West on the Orphan Train after their parents died. She plans to reunite her family and make a home for them so they can start a new life together.

Reese Cooper takes the Hendricks boys under his temporary guardianship and provides room and board in exchange for good honest work. Even though he still mourns the death of his wife, the two boys inch their way into his battered heart. When their sister comes to claim them, Reese discovers the healing power of love.

 THE RANCHER'S OUTLAW BRIDE

 Emily Parker is an outlaw on the run. Dressed as a boy and wounded by a bullet, she seeks shelter from the cold winter's night in Jake Stewart's old barn. Barricading herself in a stall behind a bale of hay, she's ready to shoot anyone who dares enter her temporary sanctuary.

When Jake discovers an injured fugitive hiding in his barn, his only thought is to save the young man's life. When he discovers his patient is a lady in disguise, he realizes he's stumbled upon trouble with a capital T. As he nurses Emily back to health, Jake learns the true meaning of love and vows to help her anyway he can . . . even if it means marriage.

 THE RANCHER'S COMANCHE BRIDE

 While tracking and hunting game, Cal Jackson discovers a young Comanche woman hiding in his pasture. From the very first moment he sees her, a strong bond is forged between them. Cal has almost given up on finding someone he can love. Has fate brought him this Indian maiden to call his very own?

After her tribe is brutally massacred, Yanny runs for her life. Injured, weak and hungry, she welcomes a handsome stranger's offer of help. Accepted into the midst of the loving Jackson family, she slowly heals and recovers from the bloodbath she miraculously survived. But can she survive in the white man's world? Can she win the love of the man who saved her?

 THE RANCHER'S RELUCTANT BRIDE

When Sarah Monroe's abusive husband dies, all she feels is blessed relief. When she inherits her uncle's house in Cactus Gap, she moves to Texas for a chance to start fresh. Happy in her new-found freedom, she swears off men and marriage forever. Until she meets Zach Whitfield.

Zach is on a mission to find a bride. From the moment he sees Sarah, he's completely smitten. When tragedy strikes, leaving him guardian of his best friend's young daughter, Zach asks Sarah for help. Can he break down the fortress surrounding her fragile heart? Can he persuade her to become his wife?

 KEYWORDS: sweet romance, clean romance, inspirational romance, Christian romance, Texas romance, cowboy romance, historical, historical western romance, short story, series romance, anthology, bundle, box set

 

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Anna St. James Books
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Published on
Feb 19, 2015
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Pages
154
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Love & Romance
Fiction / Christian / Romance
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Western
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Desperate circumstances set Faith Wilkins on the run and straight into Sheriff Duke Grayson’s protective arms. Faith believes they can build a good life together—but their friendship is built on lies because the truth could get them killed. Will giving the dutiful lawman her heart lead to more broken dreams if her shocking secrets are revealed? He is the only man who can protect her—and the one who can hurt her the most.


·         Please Note: My Heart’s Desire is the sweet edition of Kissing in the Dark, book 5 in Wendy Lindstrom's award-winning and New York Times bestselling Grayson Brothers series.

 

·         Each book in this series is a standalone, complete novel featuring a different couple and their journey of falling in love, but the books can also be read and enjoyed as part of the series about the Grayson family.

 

CONNECTING BOOKS

Second Chance Brides series:

Book 1:  ALWAYS AND FOREVER

Book 2:  TWICE LOVED - RITA Winner! 

Book 3:  THEN CAME YOU - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

Book 4:  ONLY YOU

Book 5:  MY HEART’S DESIRE

Book 6:  A CHRISTMAS PROMISE

Book 7:  MY FOREVER LOVE

Book 8:  CHANCES ARE


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Themes: This Victorian historical romance series set in 19th century and 1800s is features sweet and clean & wholesome love stories for adults, but also appropriate for teen and young adult romance readers. Each book is a standalone complete novel featuring heartbreaking emotional romance, weddings, brides and grooms, a marriage of convenience, a love triangle, a sheriff romance, stories about hidden identity, amnesia, true gentlemen alpha heroes and beta heroes, love and laughter, stories that make you cry, and much more. These popular romance novels (romance top sellers) make up a bestselling family saga romance series about heartwarming romance and second chances.

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