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A Man for Temperance

A Man for Temperance

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by Gilbert Morris
     
 

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In 1850, Temperance Peabody, age 32, is a plain yet beautiful woman who has yet to know the thrill of romantic love. Raised in the Oregon territory where her parents established a strict religious colony, she was never allowed to have a suitor but now longs to have a family of her own. 

After her parents die and a cholera epidemic wracks the colony,

Overview

In 1850, Temperance Peabody, age 32, is a plain yet beautiful woman who has yet to know the thrill of romantic love. Raised in the Oregon territory where her parents established a strict religious colony, she was never allowed to have a suitor but now longs to have a family of her own. 

After her parents die and a cholera epidemic wracks the colony, Temperance feels called by God to take the surviving orphaned children back East to their extended families. But the only man available to accompany her on the dangerous journey is Thaddeus Brennan, a hard-edged drifter with good reasons of his own to get out of town. 

Despite the mismatch of Temperance’s purity with Thad’s hot temper, heavy drinking, and distaste for kids, the intensities of their trek help the two find common ground, perhaps enough on which to build a lasting relationship. But life and love are unpredictable. And when another man and woman join the journey, and a shock awaits two of the orphans, this hearty story of faith and new desires duly follows.

Gilbert Morris is among today's most popular Christian writers, his books having sold nearly six million copies worldwide. A former pastor and English professor, he specializes in historical fiction and won a 2001 Christy Award for the Civil War drama Edge of Honor. Morris lives with his wife in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805464221
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Series:
Wagon Wheel Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
52,501
File size:
749 KB

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“Who is that blasted woman?” Brennan said. His mind was

not working at full speed, but he was at least alert enough to

see that building roads for a year was not the most appealing

thing in the world.

“She’s a good Christian woman and she needs help, but the

choice is up to you. I’ll make you a deal. I won’t sell your horse

and your gear, and I’ll get the judge to cut back on the fine. A

couple of months’ work won’t hurt you none.” Meek grinned

at Brennan, adding, “But it’s your say. If you’d rather bust rock

for a year, that’s fine with me.”

Silence prevailed for a moment, then Brennan cursed loudly

and said, “I’ll have to do it, but it don’t go down good.”

“Well, now you’re getting smart, but let me make this clear

to you, Brennan. You try to soldier on the job, I’ll be out, and

you’ll think the roof fell on you. You try to run, I’ll run you

down. You ask around town what Meek is like when somebody

crosses him. You got me?”

Brennan took a step closer. He was an extremely tall man,

two inches taller than Meek, who was a big man himself. “I’ll do

the work without any sermon from you, Meek.”

“Now you’re being smart. I’ll work out the deal with the

judge. You’ll be out at the Peabody place in time to do the

afternoon chores!”

Meet the Author

Gilbert Morris is among today's most popular Christian writers, his books having sold nearly six million copies worldwide. A former pastor and English professor, he specializes in historical fiction and won a 2001 Christy Award for the Civil War drama Edge of Honor. Morris lives with his wife in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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