The Rancher's Orphan Bride: A Historical Western Short Story

Anna St. James Books
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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.

KEYWORDS: sweet romance, clean romance, inspirational romance, Christian romance, Texas romance, cowboy romance, historical, historical western romance, short story, series romance

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Historical Inspirational Western Romance

Four Short Stories for the price of three!!!

Sweet and Clean

THE RANCHER'S BAD-LUCK BRIDE

Bad luck follows Celia Thompson into Texas where she goes with her new husband to start a new life. A tragic misfortune leaves her stranded and alone in the middle of the rugged West Texas wilderness.

When Nate Walker sees buzzards circling in the distance, he rides out to investigate. He discovers a young widow, who is ill and in dire straights. He takes her to his ranch to rest and recuperate. In time, Celia recovers her health, but can her heart heal enough to accept and return Nate's love?

THE RANCHER'S SECOND-CHANCE BRIDE

Two sweethearts torn apart . . .

 One day after school, Josh Stone and Emma Carter pledge their love to one another beneath the old kissing tree. Then Josh's life takes a drastic turn when his father dies. He must work night and day to save his ranch and has no time for courtship. Emma's father sends her to Atlanta to live with her grandmother so she can forget about Josh. But she can't.  

True love reunited . . .

After five long years, Emma finally returns to Cactus Gap. When she meets Josh again, their time apart fades away, and their love still burns strong. Can they take up where they left off? Will they be able to overcome the obstacles of pride and prejudice to find their happy-ever-after?

THE RANCHER'S BLUE RIBBON BRIDE

You know what they say:  The way to a man's heart is through his stomach . . .

Maddie Carmichael is darn near the best cook in Cactus Gap, and she has the blue ribbons to prove it. She loves Chet Grayson, but can't marry him because of a promise she made to her dying mother. Maddie's loyalty to her family only makes Chet love her more. He vows to find a way so they can be married. Will he succeed and win his blue ribbon bride?

THE RANCHER'S RUNAWAY BRIDE

When her pa promises her hand to a man older than himself, Cora Hodges has no choice but to run away. With no kith or kin to turn to, she flees the only home she’s ever known and seeks help from her good friend, Gabe Sanders. If anyone can help her out of her predicament, that rugged rancher will be more than able. But will the handsome rancher be willing?

Gabe's friendly feelings for Cora have undergone a drastic change since she’s grown into a beautiful young woman. When Cora comes to him in dire need of rescue, what’s a fella to do but offer matrimony and the protection of his name? But how will Gabe endure a marriage in name only, loving Cora the way he does?

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
Nov 2, 2013
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Pages
52
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Christian / Romance
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Romance / Western
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