A Texas Brides Collection: 9 Romances from the Old West

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Find Love in the Lone Star State

The Lone Star State was settled by both the lawful and the lawless. In this collection of dramatic short stores, nine romances are formed between fiercely independent Texans. Texas Rangers turn from chasing outlaws to courting women who are determined to remain independent. . . . Outlaws attempt to change their ways, but love seems to ask a higher price of them than crime once did. . . . It’s a wild ride through...

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Overview

Find Love in the Lone Star State

The Lone Star State was settled by both the lawful and the lawless. In this collection of dramatic short stores, nine romances are formed between fiercely independent Texans. Texas Rangers turn from chasing outlaws to courting women who are determined to remain independent. . . . Outlaws attempt to change their ways, but love seems to ask a higher price of them than crime once did. . . . It’s a wild ride through Texas history, but can the lawful, the lawless—and the lonely—find love?

Penned by an exclusive selection of Christian fiction authors, this collection of historical romance will become an instant favorite of fans of inspirational fiction.

Serena’s Strength by DiAnn Mills

The Reluctant Fugitive by Darlene Mindrup

Saving Grace by Kathleen Y’Barbo

An Inconvenient Gamble by Michelle Ule

Angel in Disguise by Darlene Franklin

Reuben’s Atonement by Lynette Sowell

The Peacemaker by DiAnn Mills

Outlaw Sheriff by Kathleen Miller

A Gamble on Love by Tamela Hancock Murray

Front flap: (30-word blurbs for 5)

Serena’s Strength by DiAnn Mills

Serena Talbot seems small and frail. In fact, for the two years Ranger Chet Wilkinson has known her, he believed her to be a young teenager. Suddenly Serena has proved herself to be a woman of uncommon strength, and Chet has taken notice. But Serena’s very protective father won’t hear of a ranger courting his only child.

The Reluctant Fugitive by Darlene Mindrup

Caught up in a bank robbery, April Hansen finds herself the prisoner of Ranger Yellow Wolf Jackson and under suspicion for aiding a band of gangsters. How then can April feel peace in the midst of stormy weather and pending trial? And what is this undercurrent she experiences every time Wolf looks at her, a plain seamstress?

Saving Grace by Kathleen Y’Barbo

Captain Jedadiah Harte is ready to walk away from his old lifestyle as a Texas Ranger and serve only God. A stray bullet, though, has thwarted his trip to Galveston to start a ministry, and it seems to be the answer to Grace Delaney’s prayers. Jed may be willing to help her keep her river supply landing running for a while, but can he make an even greater commitment when asked?

An Inconvenient Gamble by Michelle Ule

After yellow fever takes her parents and husband, Jenny Duncan is left to manage the family and horse ranch on her own. Civil War veteran Charles Moss has left many regrets behind and become both a surveyor and teacher. His newfound religious convictions falter, however, when he meets the pretty Jenny and is drawn into advising her in business matters.

Angel in Disguise by Darlene Franklin

Owen Cooper investigates a series of bizarre burglaries among San Antonio’s wealthiest citizens. When charming newcomer Rosie Carson crosses his path, will his search end in jail—or love?

Back flap: (30-word blurbs for 4)

Reuben’s Atonement by Lynette Sowell

Reuben Wilson returns home with a load of regrets. As a young man, he led his brothers down a path of crime and broke the heart of Charlotte Jeffers. Now with his debt to society paid, he tries to atone for the past and reclaim what he has lost. Charlotte wants to believe Reuben has changed, but an accusation threatens to destroy his plans for their future.

The Peacemaker by DiAnn Mills

The day Huntsville Prison cut loose Colt Wilson he thought the answer to his problems was money—until he met his ex-partner’s widow and her spunky daughters. It doesn’t take long for Colt to see he’s met his match with Anne Langley. But a murderer stalks the Langley ranch, and Colt and Anne fear for her daughters’ safety. 

Outlaw Sheriff by Kathleen Y’Barbo

When former outlaw turned law-abiding Christian Caleb Wilson wanders into town, the townsfolk think he’s the new sheriff. Caleb is happy to accept the honor, until Lydia Bertrand arrives with the news that she is the sheriff’s mail-order bride. Will the new sheriff admit his true identity to the citizens and his reluctant bride-to-be, or will he keep the job and gain a wife in the process?

A Gamble on Love by Tamela Hancock Murray

Benjamin Wilson and Pearl Hubert team up to swindle gamblers—until she leaves to tend her dying ma. Moral Mama will have no sinning in her house. Will they hit the road again together, or will they find more reward in love, prayer, and a miracle from God?

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Editorial Reviews

Novel's Corner - Rebekah Haynes

Tender Romances form between fiery and independent women and handsome rangers and sheriffs in this interesting collection of stories. If you love western romances these stories will be sure to touch your heart as romance blooms in the west.
babsbookbistro.net - Barbara Hightower

The book is wonder and I would recommend this read to anyone who likes romance and western romance.
blogspot.com - Lisa Johnson

These stories are very enjoyable and entertaining when sitting outside with a soft drink, some shade with some time on readers’ hands.  They each are faith-filled as well as unique in some ways, but there is something else that ties them together.
Britt Reads Fiction - Brittany McEuen

This is a very sweet collection of many different types of love stories. I enjoyed the many different stories set out in the old west of Texas as these men and women found love through their struggles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620294635
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 599,537
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning author and speaker, Darlene Franklin recently returned to cowboy country—Oklahoma. The move was prompted by her desire to be close to her son’s family; her daughter, Jolene, has preceded her into glory. Darlene loves music, needlework, reading, and reality TV. Talia, a Lynx point Siamese cat, proudly claims Darlene as her person. Darlene has published several titles with Barbour Publishing.

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She currently has more than fifty-five books published. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won placements through the American Christian Fiction Writer's Carol Awards and Inspirational Reader's Choice awards. DiAnn won the Christy Award in 2010 and 2011. DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Romance Writers of America, Faith, Hope & Love, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and International Thriller Writers. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

DARLENE MINDRUP is a full-time homemaker and home-school teacher. Once a 'radical feminist,' she fanned her independent streak in the army, then turned into a 'radical Christian' after a heart changing encounter with the Lord. Darlene lives in Arizona with her husband and two children. She believes 'romance is for everyone, not just the young and beautiful.' She has a passion for historical research, which is obvious in her detailed historical novels about places time seems to have forgotten.

TAMELA HANCOCK MURRAY lives in northern Virginia with her two daughters and her husband of over twenty years. She keeps busy with church and school activities, but in her spare-time she's written seven Bible trivia books and twenty Christian romance novels and novellas.

Lynette Sowell is an award-winning author with New England roots, but she makes her home in Central Texas with her husband and a herd of five cats. When she’s not writing, she edits medical reports and chases down stories for the local newspaper.

Navy wife Michelle Ule is a writer, genealogist, and Bible study leader. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in English Literature and married a submarine officer whom she followed all over the world with their four children. Michelle lives in northern California with her family.

Bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo is a multiple Carol Award and RITA nominee of more than fifty novels with almost two million copies of her books in print in the US and abroad. A tenth-generation Texan and certified paralegal, she has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award as well a Reader’s Choice Award and several Top Picks by Romantic Times magazine.
 
A member of Romance Writers of America, American Christian Fiction Writers, and a former member of the Texas Bar Association Paralegal Division, she is currently a proud military wife and an expatriate Texan cheering on her beloved Texas Aggies from north of the Red River.
 
To find out more aboutKathleen or connect with her through social media, check out her website at www.kathleenybarbo.com.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Tiffany on the book: The Texas Bride Collection

    This was a great book couldn't put it down once I started reading it! Loved the characters and the stories just wish that the stories were a little longer! It took me only 3 days to read! This is a great book for those who love to read inspirational romance novels like I do! This book is also great for those who love old time western romances too!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Interesting stories and an easy read.

    Good book but just wish the stories were longer and more detailed.

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  • Posted December 21, 2013

    This is a very sweet collection of many different types of love

    This is a very sweet collection of many different types of love stories. My very favorite was Serena's Strength. There were a couple of stories that I just didn't get as connected to the characters as I would have liked. However, overall, I do recommend this book as a good choice for readers who like bride stories (as I do).

    The strength that many of these characters in the various stories exhibited and the growth of many of the characters in their walks with God was refreshing. I enjoyed the many different stories set out in the old west of Texas as these men and women found love through their struggles.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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