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Sophie’s Daughters Trilogy by Mary Connealy {Review}

Saddle up for sure-fire fun when three sisters meet their opposites in a collection of Old West romances. Alex Buchanan is a wanted man. Beth McClellan is an idealistic nurse. When the two cross paths, will they find enough common ground for a future together? Sally McClellan is a tomboy through-and-through. . .until she’s rescued by Logan McKenzie. But will the lady within flourish before a pair of outlaws end her chances for good? It’s a battle of wills when Tom Linscott tries to save self-sufficient widow Mandy McClellan Gray from outlaws. But will love or the outlaws win out?

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Valley of Dreams by Lauraine Snelling in stores now!

Exciting New Series by Beloved Author Lauraine Snelling Addy Lockwood’s mother died when she was little, so Addy traveled with her father’s Wild West Show and became an amazingly skillful trick rider, likened by some to the famous Annie Oakley. When her father died, she continued to work with the show, having nowhere else to go. Now Addy has discovered that “Uncle” Jason, the show’s manager, has driven the show into debt, and he’s absconded with what little money was left. Devastated, Addy decides to try to find the hidden valley where her father had dreamed of putting down roots. She has only one clue. She needs to find three huge stones that look like fingers raised on a giant hand. With Chief, a Sioux Indian who’s been with the show for twenty years, and Micah, the head wrangler, she leaves both the show and a bundle of heartache behind. . .

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The Bride’s Prerogative by Susan Page Davis

The Bride’s Prerogative by Susan Page Davis Ladies Shooting Guide Series Omnibus Genre: Christian Historical Romance Date Published: November 2011 Publisher: Barbour Books Enjoy all three of Susan Page Davis’s Wild West novels in one jumbo book. Gert Dooley organizes target practice for the women of Fergus, Idaho, but the shooting club soon becomes an integral part of solving a murder—and bringing the sheriff and Gert together. A string of mysterious events has the women trying to restore peace while coaxing Libby Adams and the shy gunsmith together. Vashti Edwards dream job as a stagecoach driver becomes especially dangerous when a band of robbers begins to attack the stagecoach line and threatens her chances with the town’s blacksmith.   [iframe http://www.youtube.com/embed/bO0WrMqpkgg?rel=0 600 305]   A murder in Fergus, Idaho, has the town’s women scared. But the men don’t seem able to stop the rash of thefts, assaults, and vandalism that. . .

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Idaho Brides by Erica Vetsch {Preview}

Justice is demanded from the McConnell brothers who are tainted by association with their abusive father. Can Alec show that he’s worthy of the boss’s daughter? Can Trace help a distraught woman trust again? Will Cal prove his innocence to a U.S. Marshal in disguise?

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Under a Desert Sky by DiAnn Mills in stores now!

When Eva Fortier’s grandfather is murdered, her attorney urges her to leave New York and take refuge in the high desert area of New Mexico. Leaving her life of wealth behind, Eva attempts to make sense of the tragedies in her life. Navajo David Benally has his hands full taking care of his people’s medical needs. But when his father asks him to help fulfill a vow made to Eva’s father, he has no choice but to oblige. He views Eva as a spoiled rich girl…until he sees her strength in the midst of life threatening danger. DiAnn Mills DiAnn Mills believes her readers should “expect an adventure.” She combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels. Currently she has fifty books in print with over a million and a half copies sold. She lives in Houston, Texas. Contact Information Website: www.diannmills.com

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The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck in stores now…

The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck by Kathleen Y’Barbo Charlotte Beck wants to go to college, but her father would rather she get married. Alex Hambly’s aristocratic family is in financial trouble, and he has two options: either sell off the family’s Colorado silver mine or marry a rich heiress. Charlotte’s father makes them a deal: he’ll allow Charlotte to go to college and be the instrument of Alex’s financial salvation on one condition–that they agree to get married. They agree that they’ll have the marriage annulled as soon as possible and go back to their own lives. Except soon Alex isn’t sure he wants the annulment. He sets out to woo his wife for real, and Charlotte suddenly finds that her marriage has become very inconvenient indeed. June, 2011

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To Win Her Heart in stores now…

To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer Having completed his sentence for the unintentional crime that derailed his youthful plans for fame and fortune, Levi Grant looks to start over in the town of Spencer, Texas. Spencer needs a blacksmith, a trade he learned at his father’s knee, and he needs a place where no one knows his past. But small towns leave little room for secrets…. Eden Spencer has sworn off men, choosing instead to devote her time to the lending library she runs. When a mountain-sized stranger walks through her door and asks to borrow a book, she steels herself against the attraction he provokes. His halting speech and hesitant manner leave her doubting his intelligence. Yet as the mysteries of the town’s new blacksmith unfold, Eden discovers hidden depths in him that tempt her heart. Levi’s renewed commitment to his faith leads Eden to believe she’s finally. . .

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Too Rich for a Bride in stores now…

Too Rich for a Bride by Mona Hodgson In this charming historical romance, Ida Sinclair comes to the western mining town of Cripple Creek to establish her career. As the business-savvy Sinclair sister, Ida has never wanted to settle down. Instead of love, she craves success. But while searching for one, she just might find the other. May, 2011

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The Daughter’s Walk in stores now…

The Daughter’s Walk by Jane Kirkpatrick In 1896, in order to save the family farm, Clara Estby reluctantly accompanies her mother on a cross-country journey that redefines a mother’s tragedy and a daughter’s desire. Over two decades, friends and faith help Clara move through a family betrayal and into a future of her own design. But will the tentacles of the past keep her from finding the real joy in forgiveness? April, 2011

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The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund

Historical Romance from the Author of The Preacher’s Bride Priscilla White knows she’ll never be a wife or mother and feels God’s call to the mission field in India. Dr. Eli Ernest is back from Oregon Country only long enough to raise awareness of missions to the natives before heading out West once more. But then Priscilla and Eli both receive news from the mission board: No longer will they send unmarried men and women into the field. Left scrambling for options, the two realize the other might be the answer to their needs. Priscilla and Eli agree to a partnership, a marriage in name only that will allow them to follow God’s leading into the mission field. But as they journey west, this decision will be tested by the hardships of the trip and by the unexpected turnings of their hearts. Jody Hedlund is a debut historical romance novelist. . .

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When All My Dreams Come True in stores now!

When All My Dreams Come True by Janelle Mowery in stores February 2011 from Harvest House Publishers Bobbie McIntyre dreams of running a ranch of her own. Raised without a mother and having spent most of her time around men, she knows more about wrangling than acting like a lady. The friendship of her new employer awakens a desire to learn more about presenting her feminine side, but ranch life keeps getting in the way. Ranch owner Jace Kincaid figures the Lord is testing his faith when a female wrangler shows up looking for work. Bobbie has an uncanny way of getting under his skin, though, and he’s surprised when she finds a home next to his heart. But when his cattle begin to go missing and his wranglers are in danger from some low-down cattle thief, can Jace trust God, even if it may mean giving up on his. . .

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2010 Top Ten Christian Historical Fiction Picks!

Ahhh yes it’s that time of year again, snow flakes are flying and holiday preparations are in full swing.  You know what that means right? it’s almost time for a New Year but before 2011 comes I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite CHF books of 2010. It’s always hard to choose just ten, especially this year since I have read so many terrific books. I tried to pick some of my favorite “5 star” books but I know there are some great ones that I missed. 🙂 Here are my picks in no particular order. Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad Wrangler in Petticoats by Mary Connealy Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz The Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell Hearts Awakening by Delia Parr Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren A Distant Melody. . .

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A Tailor-Made Bride up for Western Romance Award

Our very own Karen Witemeyer is a finalist in the 2010 Best Western Romance contest hosted by the Love Western Romances blog site. This site focuses mostly on general market titles, but they are open to inspirational as well, and Karen’s debut novel, A Tailor-Made Bride, was selected as one of the finalists. The winner is decided by popular vote, so please take a minute and visit the website to vote. http://www.lovewesternromances.com/2010BestWesternRomance.html Everyone who votes will have a chance to win a goodie basket full of books plus a $25 gift card from Barnes & Noble. Three other Christian authors were also named finalists, so if you haven’t read Karen’s book, stop by anyway and vote for Vickie McDonough, Tamera Alexander, or Margaret Brownley. How fabulous would it be for a Christian novel to win this award?

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Wrangler in Petticoats by Mary Connealy

*Originally posted at Creative Madness Mama* Wrangler in Petticoats by Mary Connealy I am not sure why I seem surprised. Reading a story from romantic comedian Christian Historical Fiction author Mary Connealy always sends me through a whirl of emotions. Wrangler in Petticoats is another one in a long line of entertaining reads with big messages. Through the pages a reader will be taken into a romance that is full of blushes and shy grins, but also giggles and plain out chuckles. Yet you also get deep conversations on topics of discussion like marriage, family, and true love. That’s what this book is about. Marriage, good ones and bad ones. Marriage for love and marriage for convenience. Family that means nothing and family that means life as well as family that just happens to exist. Then love. Love on the offsets of a lie, love that thrives in truth and. . .

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