Abby's Heart (historical western romance)

Hidden Springs

Book 3
Kristine Raymond
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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?


**Mature audiences - sexual content; violence**



Enjoy the entire Hidden Springs series - historical romance with a contemporary twist.


Here to Stay

Hearts on Fire

Abby's Heart

A Chance on Love

A Will of Her Own

Dancing in the Dark

Worth the Gamble

Coming Home

Enduring Traditions

 

 

historical western romance, historical western, western romance, cowboys, 1800s, Arizona, Arizona Territory, Hidden Springs, love triangle, romantic suspense, epic love, secrets, historical western suspense, gold mine

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Kristine Raymond
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Feb 15, 2014
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175
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Western
Fiction / Sagas
Fiction / Westerns
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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 on love?


**Mature audiences - sexual content**




Enjoy the entire Hidden Springs series - historical romance with a contemporary twist.


Here to Stay

Hearts on Fire

Abby's Heart

A Chance on Love

A Will of Her Own

Dancing in the Dark

Worth the Gamble

Coming Home

Enduring Traditions

 

 

historical western romance, historical western, western romance, cowboys, 1800s, Arizona, Arizona Territory, Hidden Springs, pregnancy, single mother, widow, romantic suspense, epidemic, doctor, historical western suspense, second chance romance,

 


In Hidden Springs, love’s come full circle.


After six years away, Elizabeth Mackenzie has arrived home for a visit. The tomboy of Ryan’s Ranch is now a lawyer who aims to open a practice back in Illinois. But as she reconnects with old friends during her stay she’s surprised to find not all relationships are as she left them.


For Jacob Fitzpatrick, the return of his best friend is something he’s looked forward to for years. When he sees Elizabeth again he’s shocked to discover the headstrong spitfire from his youth has matured into a desirable woman – one he has every intention of claiming as his own.


Convinced they should become more than friends, Jacob sets out to find a way to keep her in Hidden Springs. But obstacles such as a current beau and Elizabeth’s aversion to ranching soon interfere with his plans. It’s only after the town is struck by tragedy that each discerns what is most important to them.


For Jacob, it’s love and family. And for Elizabeth, it’s coming home.


 **This story contains mature themes and sex. May not be suitable for all readers.**



Enjoy the entire Hidden Springs series - historical romance with a contemporary twist.


Here to Stay

Hearts on Fire

Abby's Heart

A Chance on Love

A Will of Her Own

Dancing in the Dark

Worth the Gamble

Coming Home

Enduring Traditions

 

 

historical western romance, historical western, western romance, cowboys, 1800s, Arizona, Arizona Territory, Hidden Springs, horse ranch, romantic suspense, epic love, lawyer, historical western suspense, friends to lovers, fire, tragedy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 on love?


**Mature audiences - sexual content**




Enjoy the entire Hidden Springs series - historical romance with a contemporary twist.


Here to Stay

Hearts on Fire

Abby's Heart

A Chance on Love

A Will of Her Own

Dancing in the Dark

Worth the Gamble

Coming Home

Enduring Traditions

 

 

historical western romance, historical western, western romance, cowboys, 1800s, Arizona, Arizona Territory, Hidden Springs, pregnancy, single mother, widow, romantic suspense, epidemic, doctor, historical western suspense, second chance romance,

 

Four couples.  Four seasons.  A lifetime of love.

Dogwoods in Springtime

Still in mourning three years after her husband’s death, Caroline Ballard’s solitary life in rural Kentucky is disrupted by a broken water line, of all things.  As if the lack of running water wasn’t bad enough, her immediate attraction to plumbing contractor Rick Spencer unearths emotions long thought buried.  Opening her heart to love for a second time, a malicious lie told by his ex-wife threatens to end the budding relationship before it begins.

 

Seashells in Summer

Having adopted her four-year-old daughter, Lily, at birth, Taylor Brightman is suspicious when former Marine Sergeant Grant Cutler appears on her Nantucket Island doorstep claiming to be the girl’s biological father.  Wary of his motives, his good looks and charming personality win her over, but can she trust that she won’t lose custody along with her heart?

 

Aspens in Autumn

Ramsey Fiorentino is having a bad day.  On the run for her life after witnessing a murder, she’s being pursued by none other than Bishop Hamilton, a private investigator hired by the person who committed the crime.  When he catches up to her and the truth comes out, they flee to the mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona to hide, but it’s only a matter of time before their newfound romance is tested in the wake of a deadly confrontation.

 

Snowflakes in Winter

When New Hampshire State Trooper Alex Ballard becomes stranded during a blizzard in the middle of the night, he seeks refuge at a local bed and breakfast, surprised to discover the owner, Chloe Mancuso, is the sole occupant.  A passionate night spent in each other’s arms ignites feelings neither thought possible, but there’s someone else with his eye on Chloe and he’s not willing to share.

 

 

 

 Quinn’s Honor, Book Three, MacLarens of Boundary Mountain Historical Western Romance Series

“Every book of Shirleen's never fails to draw me in and make it impossible to put down until I devour it!”

Quinn MacLaren has one true love…Circle M, the family ranch. He makes it a habit of working hard and playing harder, spending time with experienced women who know he wants nothing more than their company. He buries the love he feels for one woman deep inside, knowing he’ll never be the man she needs.

Emma Pearce is a true ranch woman, working long hours to help keep the family ranch thriving. Feisty, funny, and reliable, she’s the girl all the single young men want—after they’ve sown their wild oats. Few know Emma has her heart set on one man. A man who may never grow up enough to walk away from his wild ways and settle down.

When tragedy strikes, Quinn’s right where he doesn’t want to be—as temporary foreman of the Pearce ranch. Stepping in to fill Big Jim Pearce’s shoes isn’t easy. Neither is keeping his feelings for Emma hidden and his hands to himself. Honor-bound to do what is right, Quinn meets the challenge, losing Emma’s friendship in the process.

Adding to Quinn’s worries, something sinister is working its way through the thriving town of Conviction. Unforeseen forces are at work. Debt builds, families lose their ranches, and newcomers threaten to divide not only the land, but the people—including the Pearce family.

As events unfold, Quinn faces the difficult challenge of keeping his feelings for Emma hidden and his honor intact. Doing what he believes is right couldn’t feel more wrong.

After all, what’s a man without honor? 

Quinn’s Honor, book three in the MacLarens of Boundary Mountain historical western romance series, is a full-length novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger. 

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