Dr. Ben Kincaid is content to spend his days and nights
treating the people of Hidden Springs.
Not even his closest friends know the heartbreak that haunts him. Ten years earlier his wife left him, taking
their only child with her. Ben vowed to
never again trust anyone with his heart.
Shiloh Bishop came to Hidden Springs looking for a fresh
start. Having been forced into an
arranged marriage with an older man, she’s lived a life of misery. When she finds herself suddenly widowed and
expecting her first child, she looks forward to starting a new life.
Ben is captivated by Shiloh the first moment he sees her but
he is unwilling to let go of the chains of mistrust that are wrapped around his
heart. Shiloh is determined to rebuild
her life and has no intention of ever becoming another man’s wife.
When a deadly illness strikes the town, they have no choice
but to rely on each other. Admiration and
respect soon turn to passion, but will it be enough for them to take a chance
**Mature audiences - sexual content; violence**
Abby Prescott is a proper young lady who has never ventured far from home. She travels West to attend her aunt’s wedding and suddenly finds herself captivated by the beautiful, rugged landscape as well as the attention from not one, but two men.
Malcolm ‘Boots’ Dunn is a young man who is on top of the world. He has re-opened Cooper’s Mine – a gold mine that has been closed up for more than twenty years. Fun-loving and easy-going, pretty Abby Prescott catches his eye and he knows that she is the one for him.
Simon Archer is a solemn, hard-working man who spends his days apprenticing as a blacksmith and his nights dreaming for a woman to share his life with. When he meets Abby, he knows that she is the woman of his dreams and he will stop at nothing to have her.
As both men vie for Abby’s affections, she innocently encourages their advances with disastrous consequences. When the dust settles, which one will win Abby’s heart?
Olivia Thatcher spent her life living up to other people’s expectations.
The town’s only schoolteacher, she conducts herself as a proper lady, never revealing that underneath her reputable exterior lies a soul aching with desire.
Dallas Trent lives life on the edge, always on the lookout for the next game of chance. A gambler by nature, he’s ready to take any risk…except when it comes to his heart.
Butting heads the first time they meet, both are surprised to discover they have common interests. Forming an unexpected bond, their friendship quickly grows into passion, much to the disapproval of the town’s busybody. Rumors fly, and when Dallas is accused of murder, their relationship is put to the test. For the first time in her life, Olivia must make a choice between her heart and her home.
Will falling in love be worth the gamble?
Carly Fitzpatrick had married the love of her life…and lost him in a tragic accident.
With no intention of ever falling in love again, she prefers to rely on herself to provide for her two young sons. She doesn’t count on meeting the one man who could change her mind.
Will Buchanon is a man on a mission. For twelve years he has been tracking an imposter; and the trail leads to Hidden Springs. His only objective is to bring the criminal to justice. Falling in love is not part of his plan.
Sparks fly from the first moment they meet but Carly resists Will at every turn, refusing to surrender to her desires. When her life is put in jeopardy, he risks everything to save her, and in the process proves that he is worthy of her love.
Can he win the heart of the woman who has a will of her own?
"Love doesn't have to be old-fashioned"
Read the Hidden Springs series - historical romance with a contemporary twist
Sam Mackenzie rode into the town of Hidden Springs looking for a place to belong. He takes a job at Ryan’s Ranch and is immediately attracted to the ranch’s pretty, female, owner.
Kate Ryan is a woman determined to make it on her own. Chafing at the thought of having to hire help, she nonetheless falls for the handsome stranger who answers her ad.
When they meet, sparks fly and they are drawn to each other. But life in 1867 Arizona Territory isn’t easy. When a secret from Kate’s past comes to light, they are each faced with the challenge of making a difficult decision.
Will they turn and run or are they here to stay?
**Mature themes. This story contains sex and violence, including violence against women. May not be suitable for all readers.
But for the longest time, Emmy-Lou’s rich banker father refuses to consider it. He plans to marry Emmy-Lou off to the vain, foppish son of a powerful railroad owner, to forge an alliance between the two families.
Unable to get Emmy-Lou to see things his way, her father consents to travel with the girl and her kind aunt to Come-By-Chance, to meet Gilbert for himself, and find a way to discredit the boy.
But along the trail from Billings to Come-By-Chance, their party is held up by the desperate outlaw Slim Jim Murdoch!
Will Gilbert lose his dear Emmy-Lou before she even arrives? Will Slim Jim hold the girl and her dear aunt for ransom? Or will some other dastardly plan be set in motion, a plan that will put everyone in the entire town in deadly peril?
The Come-By-Chance series consists of:
Come-By-Chance Brides of 1884
Book 1. Ruby
Book 2. Emily
Book 3. Violet
Book 4. Kate
Book 5. Rose
Book 6. Emmy-Lou
Come-By-Chance Brides of 1885
Book 1. Opal – The Outlaw and the Sheriff Who Loved Her
Book 2. Coral – The Widow and the Man Who Loved Horses
Book 3. Ava & Ina – The Twins and the Fist-Fightin’ Cowboys
Book 4. Lillie – The Orphan and the Grief-Stricken Groomsman
Book 5. Pearl – The Divorcee and the Wedding-Shy Dabster
Book 6. Jane – The Modern Miss and the Preacher's Mighty Conundrum
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?
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