Colorado Promise [NOOK Book]

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1875. High-society New York belle, Emma Bradshaw, is forced to give up her dreams of college when her father gets “western fever” and moves his family out to a utopian town in Colorado Territory. Now stuck with her emotional mother and controlling father, Emma sees no way out of her lonely prison—unless her childhood friend, handsome Randall Turnbull, might perchance fall in love with her and marry her. It’s not by accident he’s come out to Colorado with them to work for the railroad under his pompous father. But...

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Overview

1875. High-society New York belle, Emma Bradshaw, is forced to give up her dreams of college when her father gets “western fever” and moves his family out to a utopian town in Colorado Territory. Now stuck with her emotional mother and controlling father, Emma sees no way out of her lonely prison—unless her childhood friend, handsome Randall Turnbull, might perchance fall in love with her and marry her. It’s not by accident he’s come out to Colorado with them to work for the railroad under his pompous father. But for once Emma doesn’t mind that her parents have acted as matchmakers. Randall seems the perfect man for her, and she’s eager for him to court her.

Lucas Rawlings, veterinarian and horse lover, has lived on the Front Range for three years at Sarah Banks’s horse ranch, after stumbling down from the Rockies consumed with grief. Since losing his precious wife and baby in childbirth, he doesn’t think his heart can bear ever loving again. But Sarah, a half-Cheyenne with a medicine woman for a grandmother, has a vision showing it’s time Lucas married again. He scoffs until he rescues Emma in a sudden hailstorm and their lives become intricately entwined.

Emma yearns for the comfort and familiarity of Randall’s company, but Lucas’s easy confidence and gentle ways snag her heart. And not only is he ruggedly handsome, he openly speaks his mind—which riles her father and brother.

Emma finds life hard to adjust to on the Front Range, with grasshoppers and drought and blizzards. But when ranchers try to force Sarah and her boys off their land, and Emma’s sister-in-law’s pregnancy is in peril, Emma’s worries multiply. Then, when her brother takes up dangerous company, the lives of her family and the cowboy she’s come to love are threatened. It will take a miracle—and the strength of true love—to come through unscathed.

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Marylu Tyndall
A fresh new voice in Historical Romance, Charlene Whitman captured me from the beginning with characters I won't soon forget, a sizzling-sweet romance, a love triangle, spiteful villains, heart-throbbing heroes, and a plot full of intrigue that kept me guessing. Ms. Whitman's magnificent research transported me to the Colorado plains and left me longing to join the characters amidst the wildflower-dotted fields, rushing rivers, and panoramic Rocky Mountains.
Amazon - Lilian Gafni
Ms. Whitman's writing on the page pleases the senses and the mind. Words roll on the tongue and fill the reader with wonders of the countryside and olden times of living wild on the frontier. You can feel and smell the scents of wild grass, the ranch warm fires in the evenings, and cattle mooing in the background. A most enjoyable book that merits five stars!
Amazon - Michelle Weidenbenner
This well-edited western romance made me sigh and quickly turn the pages....I felt sorry for Emma and the way women were treated during this era, and loved Lucas Rawling's character--the perfect gentleman and hero. He's the kind of man every girl dreams of loving. Randall was quite a catch too. You'll have to read the book to discover which one wins her heart. I recommend this novel to romance lovers.
The Examiner - Cindi Rose
"With her debut novel "Colorado Promise," the first of the Front Range series, Charlene Whitman is sure to become a favorite among fans of historical romantic fiction. Well-drawn characters, a solid plot and just the right mix of action and romance makes this story set in Greeley, Colorado a page-turner....Charlene Whitman is a superb writer."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045331630
  • Publisher: Charlene Whitman
  • Publication date: 11/1/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 217,553
  • File size: 466 KB

Meet the Author

Charlene Whitman spent many years living on Colorado's Front Range. She grew up riding and raising horses, and loves to read, write, and hike the mountains. She attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins as an English major. She has two daughters and is married to George "Dix" Whitman, her love of thirty years. Colorado Promise is her first Historical Western Romance novel.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    Great story!

    I really liked this book! I'm hoping for a sequel! The characters are believable and the research done by the author is so interesting and accurate! Can't wait to read more from her....maybe Lucas and Emma start a family??????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Wonderful read

    Loved this story! Thank you. I heartedly disagree it was boring. Maybe there will be a followup with Violet? Perhsps even Randall finding his spine, becoming a publisher and finding love?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    It was okay.

    Nothing to write home abot. Ihad to skip ahead - was getting boring!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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