Finn is a rancher in South Texas, with a large and prosperous business. It is the early 1870s and he finally decides to find a mail order bride for himself, so the ranch has a mistress.
Irene is big, curvy and beautiful, and she arrives at his doorstep full of dreams of a new start. She is impressed by her rich and handsome groom, but he is aloof and cold and Irene can't understand how to win Finn's heart.
The marriage has an ugly start as egos clash and misunderstandings drive them apart. Only, an unfortunate disaster is at the horizon, and it will bring the new couple together as they work together and fight for their home as a team.
Will the ruthless business man find love in his heart for his wife, or is there nothing left there for Irene to win?
A Mail Order Brides Historical Western Romance
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Trapped in a terrible match, Gemma Temple tries to escape from her future husband by becoming a mail-order bride. When she thinks she has finally managed to start over, her past hunts her down and her new husband, Amos, is nothing like what she has imagined. Will she find common ground with him, or is she cursed to live a life without true love? Will she find a way out of the imminent danger that threatens her happiness?
Amos Thompson is caught up in a lie that he needs to rectify as soon as possible. Finding a mail-order bride is like manna from heaven. At first sight, he feels enchanted by Gemma's presence and intrigued by her different personality. Although his heart and mind are intrigued, his happy moments with her won't last for long. Is he willing to take a step further, no matter the consequences? As his own mistakes will keep challenging him, will he endure everything for the sake of love?
Battling difficulties of culture, while they are trying to know each other better has been much more demanding than they expected. Their efforts though will be ambushed by a threat that will almost tear them apart. Seeking God in the midst of their struggles, Amos and Gemma wonder if their desperate decisions could ever bring a happy ending. Stuck in the nightmares of their past, could they hope for a future together beyond lies? Will they manage to overcome their secrets or will they be overrun by the threats that are closing in?
"A Love Beyond Lies" is a historical romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.
Good doesn't always triumph over evil...
Fred Keenan is leading the perfect life - he's part of a successful travelling circus and engaged to the beautiful acrobat Maida Correl.
But one day, Fred's life is shattered by the arrival of Sandor Descenyi - a suspicious man who claims to be the foreman of Saddleback.
He brings news that Sam, Fred's brother, has been taken ill and is in desperate need of support. Fred and Maida promptly set off with Descenyi, but Fred smells a rat, especially when the locals at Saddleback give him the cold shoulder.
No sooner than Fred and Maida have arrived in Saddleback to see Sam and speak with his attorney Verle Stukey - having learned that Sam's contract with railroad construction boss Macgillicuddy needs to be resolved - than they are separated and attacked by Descenyi and Stukey's men.
Fred soon discovers an array of allies, in the form of old friend Dan Gibbs, Anson Wold, servant girl Thelma and Verle Stukey's kind-hearted sister Connie, but the rest of the town is against him.
It soon becomes clear Descenyi intends to collect money for the cattle delivered to the railroad and also claim the Circle X ranch for himself, and that he can't get any money from the bank without one of the Keenan brothers' signatures.
Just when Fred thought things couldn't get any worse, he learns that Descenyi is hatching a plan to frame Fred for the murders of Sam, Maida and Doctor Skelly.
Connie Stukey attempts to thwart her brother's plans by rescuing the captive Fred and sending Maida to hide at Thelma's ranch.
But things are never simple and Connie soon finds herself falling for Fred and forcing him to question his love for Maida.
Will the Keenans make it out of this nightmare sin one piece?
Can Fred and his friends outwit Descenyi and Stukey, despite the villains' tight control over Saddleback and Circle X?
And when all is said and done - if Fred, Maida and Connie make it through alive - which path will Fred decide to ...