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?
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?
Rusty Flanagan has always wanted a piece of land to call his own.
After years as the foreman on Ryan’s Ranch, he’s ready to work for himself. When the perfect property becomes available near Hidden Springs, he discovers to his dismay that he isn’t the only party interested. He has no idea of the challenge he is about to face.
Sponsored by a wealthy matron, Charlotte Drake moved out West with hopes of becoming a dancer. What she never imagined was ending up as a dance hall girl, having to work off her debt on her back. Unwilling to resign to her fate, she meets the one man who could change her life.
While Charlotte struggles to find a way out, and Rusty fights against a greedy land baron, the last thing they expect to discover is love. As they grow closer, each makes a sacrifice that could destroy their chance of happiness.
Can they make their dreams come true or will they stay dancing in the dark?
**Mature themes - sex and violence**
"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.
She travels to Come-By-Chance to meet young fur-trapper Henry Miller, who has agreed to marry her if she will come - but Henry knows nothing of Rose's baby, or even her seven-year marriage.
Can Rose expect such a young man to accept not just herself, but her baby daughter Minnie as well?
Might Rose and Henry find love amidst all the troubles that threaten to tear them apart?
And what is Rose's secret - a secret so terrible she can see no other future than to live with the shame of it, each and every day for the rest of her life?
It's time to catch up with the Come-By-Chance townsfolk: the strapping Wilkinson brothers Ben, Matt and Toby; recently wed Ruby, Emily and Violet; the Beans, the Hearts, the Milligans, the Carmichaels and of course, the feisty Kate and incorrigible Wally Davis.
So hold onto your hat and settle in for another Come-By-Chance story of True Love and True Adventure!
While this book is part of a series, it can definitely be read as a standalone book.
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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