From bestselling author Rachael Herron comes at long last, Eliza Carpenter's story.
Home isn't always a place...
It's 1945, the war is over, the GIs are returning , and Eliza is on the run. At least, she would be if her truck hadn't broken down in the middle of nowhere and her money hadn't, quite literally, flown out the window. So when Joshua Carpenter, a cowboy with the most brilliant blue eyes she has ever seen, stops to offer her help, Eliza can't afford to say no... Joshua, it seems, is single-handedly building a home for himself on farmland just outside the town of Cypress Hollow. And as Eliza is about to discover, sometimes running away is the only way to come home...
For much of reconstruction times, Rolland Murray's widower father, Dorian, owned a large sugarcane plantation across the bayou from New Orleans. He spent years trying to recover from financial loses he suffered as a plantation owner during the civil war.
He and his wife struggled to avoid losing the place to carpetbaggers all
through reconstruction. They still managed to keep the place for many years. Then their children, Lynn and Rolland, were fully grown.
A young man, Ozzie Simone and his sister, Denise, rode to the Murray mansion. Lynn Murray greeted them, inviting them to sit with her and have some cold drinks.
Denise Simone was strikingly beautiful with creamy-skin, slender body, luxuriant dark hair and a warm glow in her green eyes when she smiles. Her skin is lightly tanned, even though she did little to protect it from the hot sun in the deep south.
The sheriff's boat and high powered rifle were well hidden in the maze of the swamp. If you did not see the reflection of the boat in the moon light or whatever, you would never find it.
They began searching for the sheriff's boat through out the bayou in the late morning when it was discovered missing.
Sheriff Edwin and his boat had not returned to its slip. They were reported missing over night. A
few days later, Lynn Rolland Murray' reported that Rolland was missing too. It was assumed that he went into the maze while in a bayou passage, and he got lost.
Also Herb Peterson came out of hiding from Rolland Murray. He rode off on the skipper's crew members lost horse. He crossed the Mississippi River and drifted west.
Harris Earner was tall with dark hair. He grew up in the northern peninsula of Michigan. He was an awkward and slow man in his late twenties. His characteristic motions did not affect his gun fighting skills. Earner was basically a mountain man that trapped furs for a living. He also spent a lot of time as a riverboat gambler on the Mississippi River. He was not dressed like one of those high roller gamblers from the river.
Then Harris and Kathleen returned to Fort Worth. They were married there. The wagon folks prepared to continue their journey west toward Santa Fe. None of the wagon folks needed much in the way of wagon repairs to continue their trek to Santa Fe. They just resupplied and followed other troops out of the fort on an old Spanish trail after waiting a week for a patrol that was dispatched there. The wagon folks joined a large wagon train out of Santa Fe headed through the desert. There were concerns for Apaches while on that trail. So that train was occasionally escorted by troops from Santa Fe or California. They did that to complete the last part of their journey west to enter California.
"Crazy" Clyde Reed is waiting to hang for killing a deputy sheriff in Trinidad regardless of the fact the federal government wants him for killing a deputy US marshal. When he escapes the night before his hanging, the county is happy to let the US Marshal's office hunt him down. After he kills the town marshal in the little town of Eagle Junction, Stone is on his trail.
Love has a way of blossoming even at the darkest hour...
Irma Evans always had bright plans for the future.
But when her uncle makes a bet during one of his gambling sprees, she doesn't pay the price; she is the price. Sold to a complete stranger, she runs away, leaving everything behind. Little does she know, she is about to fall into love's embrace.
Having lost his parents at a young age, Anthony Maynard would do anything to keep his grandma happy. Even stay betrothed to a woman he doesn't love. But when the lovely Irma arrives, he's about to find out the true meaning of love...
As they find themselves closer to happiness, dangerous threats are thrown their way. A man called the Predator is after the women of the town, causing chaos in his wake.
When Irma gets a strange letter from the unknown, Anthony confesses his attraction, promising her protection.
And just when they are about to solve the puzzle, Irma is nowhere to be found...
*This is Cassidy's 12th novel, a Western historical romance novel of 80,000 words (around 400 pages). No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a strong happily ever after.
Pick up "A Blossoming Love In a Time of Peril" today to discover Cassidy's wonderful new story!
2017 RONE AWARD FINALIST!
An entrancing historical romance set in 1800 Philadelphia and Kentucky! When Daniel discovers the truth of his parentage, he abandons Philadelphia for the frontier. But will the search for his biological father get in the way of his budding love for beautiful Ann?
Philadelphia cowers before a mysterious killer -- Yellow Fever. Daniel Armitage and his family are respected members of Philadelphia society. But their status cannot save Daniel's loved ones. His entire family succumbs to the horrifying disease. His mother's startling deathbed confession shakes Daniel to his soul. Another man is really his father. His search for his real father takes him to Kentucky--the edge of the western frontier. Seeking a father with a different last name, he is now considered an illegitimate bastard and is scorned by everyone, even himself. Except for the people who matter the most--his true father Daniel "Bear" MacKay and Ann Byrd.
Captivated by her beauty and fierce independence, Daniel seeks to court Ann but her father won't allow her near a man born out of wedlock. The humiliation of illegitimacy subjects Daniel to social and legal discrimination. And ruthless, back-stabbing Charles Snyder is obsessed with having Ann for himself. Snyder terrorizes Daniel's new family and the entire town. Bear's act of unequivocal love grants Daniel a chance for happiness. But only Ann's courage can save it.
Loss took everything from Daniel. Can love give him even more?
AMERICAN WILDERNESS SERIES - Wyllie family brothers
Book One -WILDERNESS TRAIL OF LOVE
Book Two - NEW FRONTIER OF LOVE
Book Three - WHISPERING HILLS OF LOVE
Book Four - FRONTIER HIGHLANDER VOW OF LOVE
Book Five - FRONTIER GIFT OF LOVE
Book Six - THE BEAUTY OF LOVE
WILDERNESS HEARTS SERIES - Wyllie brothers and their grown children
Book One - LOVE'S NEW BEGINNING
Book Two - LOVE'S SUNRISE
Book Three - LOVE'S GLORY
Book Four - LOVE'S WHISPER
WILDERNESS DAWNING SERIES - The Texas Wyllie Brothers ...
Sequel to Roping Her Texan. Sweet, novella length story.
Dan Givers, known as Breed the outlaw turned bounty hunter, rides out on his own when he learns that Deek Anders kidnaps Sunnie from Hidalgo's hacienda during an attack. He berates himself for not killing Deek when he had a chance and blames himself for Sunnie being at the outlaw's mercy. Can he save her in time or will she perish at the outlaw's hand?
Sunnie can't believe that she is at the mercy of Deek and his two cohorts. When she finds out they are selling her to a man who collects beautiful women, she figures she stands a better chance with Breck Lanson, but soon finds that she is a prisoner in Breck's home with no way to escape. All she can do is bide her time and pray that Breed finds and rescues her.
Old Bill, Farmersville's postmaster, losses his wife in a terrible fire everyone knows the Fenton's started. Left to raise his daughters alone, he struggles to keep them on the straight and narrow as they come of age. Cindy Lou, the youngest, finds herself torn between two men: Cory, a very successful, much older, friend of her father's and Jimmy Fenton, the son of her mother's killers - the town outcast. While her father's eyes and attention are focused on Cindy Lou, Esther, her older sister, takes comfort in the arms of another young man whose commitment to her is fickle and fleeting.
What's a girl to do with the best catch in town is ready and willing to marry her? How can she resist the advances of the town outcast when the very sight of him makes her and her father tremble - for very different reasons? Will Cory, the owner of the general store, win her love or will she risk everything to be with a boy whose reputation could destroy her own?
Coming of age in Farmersville proves more challenging than Cindy Lou could ever have dreamed, when an innocent crush turns her tight-knit community upside down. Nothing is simple and everything has its price.
I'm about half done with the book. You've done it again! I hate to put it down because I want to know what happens! I love the way you write--the characters are so real and I can picture them in my head, if that makes sense. Thanks! (back to reading now... :) ) Suzy
Well I finished the book. Actually a few days ago. Once I started , I couldn't put it down. I loved the play on the characters.Then there was the part where they had mood swings. It was terrific. You also got me on the ending, when I read your work I just never know how it's going to end... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was fun to watch the charters grow up mentally then some grow meaner. I really loved it and think you put so much mystery, love and even hatred in to it. Pretty hard thing to carry off!!