An epic action novel of adventure and personal discovery through the eyes of a young man fleeing from a rich and powerful family. Luke Canfield is born into a ranching dynasty but is subjected to horrible abuse by his fanatically religious father.
The redemption wall is the place where Luke's father inflicts corporal punishment on him, almost daily, and Luke endures it for years until the only person left to defend and protect him, his grandmother, suddenly dies.
Finding the courage to escape his persecution, he is offered a way out, but must travel alone, quickly maturing as he gains experience along the way, across the U.S. from Oregon to Florida, in an attempt to meet up with a family offering him protection on a sailing vessel in the Caribbean, but he must arrive before the family sails away.
His odyssey is a tale of fear, hunger, abuse, adventure and courage through the eyes of a quickly maturing young man. Set in 1967, in a world experiencing drugs, free love, and racial tension and in a time when the words, child abuse weren't spoken out loud.
Courtney has it all on her father's ranch but she wants more out of life than just lazing around. Seeking a life of service, she looks into the prospect of heading further west until her mother intervenes. Discovering that the son of a politically connected rich man is coming into town, her mother plans a ball and sets Courtney up with the eligible bachelor.
But a humble rancher from down the road named Hunter has eyes for Courtney. She begins to realize she has feelings for him as well and the two begin a flirtation... But Hunter doesn't feel as if he is good enough for the well-to-do Courtney. Neither do her parents. Can he overcome his lack of self-esteem and win over both her and her parents? Or will the rich man come into town and sweep them both off their feet?
To save my father's life, I have to marry a man I hate.
He is arrogant and self-absorbed.
He only wants me as a trophy.
He only sees me as a prize.
But I can't say no.
I look down at the diamond on my left hand and walk down the aisle.
That's when I see him.
He's the man who showed me that love can petrify you to your core.
What happens when I have to make a choice?
What happens when the right thing to do is all wrong?
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"This series is just so intense and delicious. The stunning twists, raw emotions and nerve wracking tension just keep increasing as each book in this enticing series unfolds. I am so invested in Nicholas and Olivia. These characters really worm their way into your heart, while also totally consuming your mind. The gripping story quickly captivates and pulls you back into this couple's world."
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In the distant future, on the planet Fortune, tech is low, treason high, and heroes unlikely.
Wrongly convicted of treason, Gideon Quinn has spent six years harvesting crystal under the killing suns of the Morton Barrens.
But when a general of the Colonial Corps arrives with an offer of freedom, and a chance to clear his name, Gideon doesn't have to think twice. He takes her offer and, with his pet draco Elvis on his shoulder, boards an airship for the city of Nike in search of revenge... and justice... but mostly revenge.
What he finds is street-wise dodger on the run, a city steeped in corruption, and a calculating enemy determined to stop Gideon -- by any means necessary -- from discovering their deadly purpose.
Now Gideon has to survive long enough to uncover the true menace at the heart of the Corps, before Fortune's new and fragile peace comes to an explosive end.
Soldier of Fortune is the first standalone novel set on the engineered planet Fortune. If you like down-at-heels heroes, quippy sidekicks, and roller-coaster action, you'll love this free-wheeling science fantasy adventure.
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Clara had always imagined a blissful future for herself. Her road ahead is forever changed, though, when her beloved husband is killed in a disastrous robbery. As if that wasn't enough, she will soon have to face another horrible truth: the fact that he was living a double life as a vicious criminal. Grappling with loneliness, as well as the upbringing of her disabled son, she feels completely desolated. Under the pressure of everyone treating her as an outcast, Clara will have to make a bold decision: travel west to become a mail order bride. Will leaving for the unknown help her escape misery?
Andrew never got over the terrible loss of his dearest wife. Spiraling into despair over the last three years, he leads a sheltered life in a ranch in Texas, along with his only son. When his best friend realizes that Andrew has completely given up on himself and his child, he is determined to take matters into his own hands: behind his back, he answers a Mail Order bride ad for a widow with an only son. Will Andrew reject this secretly taken initiative or will he seize this opportunity and finally leave the sorrowful events behind?
With Clara's arrival in Texas, they will quickly realise they share something common: their hearts are both shattered in million pieces. Will they be able to work through their critical differences and let their trauma go? Or will they never manage to get away from their wounded past?
"Salvation for the Wounded Hearts" is a historical western romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.
In this CHRISTIAN FICTION, you'll experience a vivid Native American setting and a weighty romance that will render you breathless.
On a moonless night in 1813, Adela McGirth encounters a set of wolves and the steely eyed warrior who slays them, searing himself on her heart. When he returns, it's with a brand of a different sort--the flaming arrow that destroys her life.
In the copper-haired captive, Totka Lawe finds the other half of his spirit. He vows he would die ten deaths to protect her, and he would kill any who tried to steal her away. With bluecoat soldiers pursuing him, a jealous cousin pursuing her, and the woman herself pursuing home, that vow stands a serious chance of being called into action.
In the first of this three-part, inspirational story, award-winning author April W Gardner brings to vibrant life an obscure event and the noble people who once dominated the Southeast, but are now forgotten. NOTE: Elements of this story continue into book 2.
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The Red Feather is part one of Beneath the Blackberry Moon, a single novel with three, full-length parts. If you love sagas that are deep and bold and aren't afraid to take their time unfolding, this is the one for you. Enjoy!
About the Creek Country Saga, a Christian Historical Romance Series
Beneath the Blackberry Moon (books 1-3) is one story consisting of three complete parts plus a novella-length compilation of bonus scenes. Drawn by the Frost Moon (books 4-6) continues the series but begins its own trilogy. Each of its books can stand alone.
1. The Red Feather
2 The Sacred Writings
3. The Ebony Cloak
The Untold Stories (supplemental reading)
4. Bitter Eyes No More
5. Love the War Woman
6. Finding Pretty Wolf (TBA)
Genre: Westerns Length: 444 Pages (2,500 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 27th, 2020
After tragedy blew Sunny Harlowe's world apart, she left her old life behind, strapped on a six-shooter and became the most notorious bounty hunter in California -- a gun-toting, flashing-eyed beauty who could out-shoot and out-ride any man... even a seductive silken-tongued rogue like Price Ramsey. Never mind that he's the handsomest devil this side of the Rockies -- Sunny has been hired to bring him in... dead or alive!
Rugged, rough-and-ready Price Ramsey has always had his way with the fairer sex... until he crossed paths with Sunny Harlowe. As her prisoner on a wild and rollicking run across the west, Price lives for only two things: his freedom, and Sunny hot and eager in his bed. What he gets is a woman of stormy, sizzling desires -- and a love that is bigger than both of them.
Centuries have passed since the world was broken and billions died. Man has slowly rebuilt but not everything and everyone is how it once was.
The Cloud Wars have ravaged the land, scorched the sky and all but annihilated mankind. There are no countries, no borders, only survivors.
Stone, the wasteland soldier, has emerged from the Southern Deserts, leading a rag-tag collection of companions to the peaceful village of Dessan. They are offered food and shelter in return for helping to construct a wall around the settlement.
Growing close to one of the villagers, Stone learns that a dark shadow hangs over Dessan. Determined to put things right he and his companions make a stand against a criminal gang known as the Collectors, a violent group trading humans to a terrible facility called Tamnica.
But when they are captured and encarserated behind Tamnica's brutal walls, Stone and his companions will be pushed to breaking point as they scrape together a plan of escape.
Yet escape is only the beginning...
With memorable characters such as the Map Maker, the Brute and the Thinker, Escape from Tamnica is the thrilling and dramatic sequel to A Fractured World.
Two teens, one outlaw, alone in the wilderness
Joshua and Ruth Brookings are traveling by stagecoach to finally join their parents in Montana. Attacked by murderous outlaws, the teens barely escape with their lives and must survive in the barren Wyoming and Montana territories and escape the man who's hunting them.
Seven years ago, Jed Stuart ran away from home and joined Tom's gang. Jed is tired of the lawlessness and wants out. The only problem? He is the boss's right-hand man and will never be able to leave. And what's one more stagecoach robbery, anyway?
Can Joshua lean on God's strength to keep himself and his sister alive until they find a town? Will Jed be able to face his anger or will it consume him completely? All three are running -- the hunter and hunted. What will happen when they meet again?
John Everett Sage was a man without a legacy. He'd spent his life wandering, working in cow towns and frontier outposts, usually as a law man. He was hoping to re-connect with his family in Wyoming, when a run away horse led him in a new direction, one that would pull all the disparate elements of his life together. John will find his family only to see them go in search of their own destiny.
As a law man, he will see the high country and track killers in the night. Sage will be reunited with old friends who will help him face times of violence and danger, his personal limitations, political imperatives, and the evil intentions of men whose souls are lost to greed.
Along the way he'll win the trust of a community, the support of a governor and the love of a woman.
Hold on tight, the industrial revolution is moving faster than the newest locomotive, faster than a horse can run, and faster than the fastest gun.
John Everett Sage will handle whatever comes at him, with grace, humor, lightning fast reflexes, and his personal faith in God.
Nellie Wallace is a young widow with two children. In post civil-war New York, the men are scarce and none want the burden of a wife with children. Her dead husband's family is wealthy, and cruel. Desperate to escape their influence, and eager for a home, a husband, and a stable life for her children, Nellie decides to make a new life in San Francisco as a mail order bride.
Saloon owner Blake Malone is a bachelor and likes it that way. He worked hard for everything he has, but the San Francisco City Council won't approve his plans to build a family emporium unless he is a family man himself. The solution? A mail order bride from New York who will bring him a ready-made family, stability, and the council's approval.
Blake expects his future wife to care for his home and, other than helping him impress the city council, to stay out of his business. He expects life as usual. What he gets is an unexpected desire to win Nellie's heart, a dangerous threat to his new bride, and a rich benefactor determined to steal his new family out from under him. Blake believed his battle for success a hard one. But he will discover that the battle to win Nellie's heart and keep his family safe is going to take everything he's got.
She craves excitement. His children need a mother. Can they overcome secrets to let love ride off into the sunset?
Tessa O'Connor's longing for adventure is unsated by the boring men in her high-society circles. So the bold young woman plots her escape by answering the eloquent courtship letters of a Montana rancher. Fleeing her wealthy family on a midnight train, she's delighted the man is handsomer than she imagined but perplexed by his dour demeanor.
Dean Samuels doesn't know where to turn. Raising two kids and running the ranch after his wife's untimely death has become a mountainous task. Captivated by Tessa, he dreads the day when he must confess his younger brother wrote every word of his heartfelt correspondence.
While wedding bells duly chime, Tessa is devastated when she discovers the betrayal of her most intimate moments and demands they sleep apart. And with his children now firmly attached to her, Dean worries he's damaged more hearts than just his own.
Will Tessa and Dean find their way back to trust and grow a beautiful future?
Mail Order Bride: Westward Winds is the first book in the charming Montana Mail Order Brides historical Western romance series. If you like strong-willed characters, star-crossed lovers, and family drama, then you'll adore Linda Bridey's heartwarming tale.
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Montana Mail Order Brides Reading Order
Westward Winds #1
Westward Dance #2
Westward Bound #3
Westward Destiny #4
Westward Fortune #5
Westward Justice #6
Westward Dreams #7
Westward Holiday #8
Westward Sunrise #9
Westward Moon #10
Westward Christmas #11
Westward Visions #12
Westward Secrets #13
Westward Changes #14
Westward Heartbeat #15
Westward Joy #16
Westward Courage #17
Westward Spirit #18
Westward Fate #19
Westward Hope #20
Westward Wild #21
Westward Sight #22
Westward Horizons #23
It's never too late to give love a second chance... even for a hard-working cowboy.
From USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield, an emotional, sweet romance with a beautiful happily ever after.
Callan Matthews awakens one day to the realization her husband has taken a nose dive off the pedestal where he's resided since the moment they met. As Clay unwittingly tugs at the last few threads keeping her from completely unraveling, she has to choose between walking away or running back into his arms.
Easygoing cowboy Clay Matthews works hard and plays even harder. He's the last person to wade into emotional turmoil, but he's up to his neck in it trying to decipher his wife's suddenly frosty feelings toward him.
When tragedy strikes and a life-altering secret is revealed, this tender, sometimes humorous sweet romance embraces the beauty of letting go of the past and daring to fall in love all over again.
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Heart of Clay
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