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Colorado Promise
     

Colorado Promise

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by Charlene Whitman
 

Colorado Promise

Book One in the Front Range series - Historical Western Romance

In this passionate sweet Western Historical Romance, author Charlene Whitman introduces Emma Bradshaw-a high-society young woman from New York, who is forced to move out to the untamed Front Range in Colorado and finds that true love can withstand all the

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Colorado Promise

Book One in the Front Range series - Historical Western Romance

In this passionate sweet Western Historical Romance, author Charlene Whitman introduces Emma Bradshaw-a high-society young woman from New York, who is forced to move out to the untamed Front Range in Colorado and finds that true love can withstand all the dangers the West can throw at her.

Greeley, Colorado, in 1875 is a town built on a promise . . .

. . . but to Emma it is a desert prison in the middle of a hostile and dusty prairie. Emma had hoped to go to Vassar College, to pursue her dreams of becoming a botanical illustrator. But when her father, struck with "Western fever" moves the family out West, Emma's dreams are shattered. Her only consolation is that her childhood friend, handsome Randall Turnbull, has moved to Greeley to work for his railroad baron father. Her heart sparked by his comforting presence, she hopes Randall will fall in love with her and marry her.

But promises often turn bitter . . .

. . . as Lucas Rawlings, veterinarian and horse lover, well knows. Lucas 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 must choose-and fight-for the man she loves, at the risk of all she loves . . .

Emma yearns for the comfort and familiarity of Randall's company, but Lucas's easy confidence and gentle ways snag her heart. Facing a new life beset by grasshoppers, drought, and blizzards is hard enough. But when murderous ranchers try to force Sarah off her land, and her brother takes up dangerous company, the lives of her family and the man she's come to love are threatened. It will take a miracle-and the strength and promises of true love-to come through unscathed in this untamed land.

Colorado Promise is the first book in the Front Range series-a rich full-length novel full of sweet, heartwarming, and chaste romance. Watch for Colorado Hope and Colorado Dream in 2014!

*Best-selling romance author Marylu Tyndall says about this Historical Western Romance:
"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 amid the wildflower-dotted fields, rushing rivers, and panoramic Rocky Mountains. Fans of Historical Western Romance will not soon forget Colorado Promise."

*Historical romance author Lillian Gafni says this about sweet Western Colorado Promise:

"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 warm ranch fires in the evenings, and cattle mooing in the background. A most enjoyable book that merits five stars! I didn't know I could fall in love with Western Romance, but I did. This beautifully written story is a breath of fresh air."

Historical Romance Book Categories:

>Sweet Historical Western Romance

>Historical Western Romance

>Western Love Stories

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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615909264
Publisher:
Ubiquitous Press
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
993,132
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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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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Colorado Promise 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really wonderful story! I hope we get to see more from this author. Loved the development of the characters and their relationships. There really is a lot that went on in this story - it had no slow moments at all. Very descriptive writing - you could almost "see" the scenery the author was painting with her words. I think all readers of this book will find themselves anxiously waiting for more from this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this author. Intense drama and romance without gratuitous sex.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a first historical novel this was well researched without being encyclopedic. You really felt that Emma could give up her high class lifestyle and marry a cowboy . But Lucas isn't just any cowboy , he is a trained vetranarian and has been raised As a gentleman in the south before the Civil War . The treatment of the Indian situation was sensitive without being overly judgemental . Emma ' s family and friends are all interesting and even though this is the first in a series it is ah stand alone novel. I'm anxious to read the next installment .
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Suzy38Qkid More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy books about historical fiction. This was a really good book. MUST READ!!
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
COLORADO HOPE by Charlene Whitman is an exciting Historical Western Romance. #2 in "Front Range" series, but can be read as a stand alone, set in 1875, Fort Collins, Colorado. See, "Colorado Promise". Grace Cunningham, suddenly finds herself alone, and pregnant after watching her beloved husband, Montgomery Cunningham, swept away in a flash flood. A year later, enter Monty walks into Fort Collins, with another woman on his arm. A beautiful woman named Stella, at that, who claims to be his fiance. Grace is determined to help Monty find his lost memories of their time together, and their love, not just for herself, but for their infant son, Ben, as well. Filled with loss, grief, outlaws, dangers, mystery, suspense, challenges of the wild Colorado territory, and a journey of love. "Colorado Hope" is a heart- wrenching tale of love and loss. But it is also heart warming, where love is put to the test, danger lurks around the bend and the characters are faced with challenges everyday. Can love re-surface, after a year? Please, pick up "COLORADO HOPE" to find out how Grace and Monty, and their infant son, Ben, come to grips with the life they once had, the dangers that lurks and challenges they face. A sweet Western Historical Romance, which is fast paced and drama filled with danger and challenges. Well done! I can't wait to read the next installment. *Received for an honest review* Rating: 4 Heat rating: Sweet Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, looking forward to more.
gram3 More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a very good book, really enjoyed reading one without all the sex and bad language. Would read more from this author.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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??????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Nothing to write home abot. Ihad to skip ahead - was getting boring!