The Farmer's Bride Collection: 6 Romances Spring from Hearts, Home, and Harvest

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A Season to Sow, a Season to Reap, a Season to Love

Homesteads fueled the expansion of America, and these farms depended on families to run them. In this collection of six down-on-the-farm stories, marriages are formed often with the ...

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Overview

A Season to Sow, a Season to Reap, a Season to Love

Homesteads fueled the expansion of America, and these farms depended on families to run them. In this collection of six down-on-the-farm stories, marriages are formed often with the future of the land in mind before romance.

One Little Prayer by Kimberley Comeaux

The Tie That Binds by Susan K. Downs

A Homesteader, a Bride, and a Baby by JoAnne Grote

The Applesauce War by Ellen Edwards Kennedy

Sunshine Harvest by Debby Mayne

New Beginnings by DiAnn Mills

From Minnesota to Florida, New York to Kansas, and Ohio to Louisiana, heroic men and women make sacrifices in order to create a home, bring in the harvest, and secure a future for the next generation. But will love, friendship, and faith also flourish out of the land God entrusts to them?

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One Little Prayer by Kimberley Comeaux, an author in full-time ministry with her husband in Louisiana.

Louanne Wise, a precocious nine-year-old girl, yearns for someone to call “Dad” since her own died in the War Between the States. Her mother has been running their Louisiana farm alone for too long. So when Louanne finds a man wounded in her woods, she feels her dreams could come true. But her mother may not be as easy to convince.

The Tie That Binds by Susan K. Downs, an author and editor from Texas.

A band of fifteen orphans have arrived in Kansas on a train from New York City, including Anna and Andrew Clymer who are determined to stay together. Luck has it that each child is adopted by a single parent, but it will take a miracle to get the stubborn widowed seamstress and the arrogant wheat farmer together to form a family.

A Homesteader, a Bride, and a Baby by JoAnn A. Grote, a multi-published author and Minnesota native.

Diphtheria has robbed Lorette Taber of her only sister and left her to care for her infant nephew. The Minnesota homestead the child inherited isn’t profitable, even if Lorette could manage to run it alone. How can a single woman earn a living and raise a child? And, how can she avoid ugly rumors that plague her friendship with a helpful homesteader?

The Applesauce War by Ellen Edwards Kennedy, author of mysteries and romances from North Carolina.

In a mischievous attempt to match their children together, Verity McCracken’s and Pete Delorme’s fathers have created a real rift between the families. The McCrackens need help to harvest their bountiful apple crop, but the Delormes won’t lend one hand this year. Verity and Pete work together to try and decipher how the problem ever started between Christians, but that only makes the fathers madder. How can this rotten feud be mended?

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Sunshine Harvest by Debby Mayne, a multi-published author from Florida.

What is a young woman to do when her father suddenly dies, her mother goes into depression, and a large crew of citrus harvesters are depending on her for their livelihood? Anna Drake is not a quitter and she won’t accept charity. But Daniel Hopkins is not deterred from showing Christian kindness, and soon Anna is surrendering segments of her stubborn heart.

New Beginnings by DiAnn Mills, a bestselling and award-winning author from Texas.

Betsy Malone is living a lie. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Nicholas, and moving to an Ohio farm, Betsy tries desperately to hide her horrible secret: She no longer loves him, if she ever did. Always perceptive, Nicholas can’t be fooled for long, and Betsy fears what will happen when he discovers the truth.

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Editorial Reviews

Splashes of Joy - Joy Hannabass

...I enjoyed all of these stories. I love having the short stories to read when I don’t have time for a full book. And I love the enjoyable stories in The Farmer’s Bride Collection. Each story is very well written and Barbour Books does an amazing job of packaging these stories into a beautiful book that you can proudly display in your home. I want to encourage you to pick up a copy of this collection of stories for many hours of joyful entertainment.
Seeking with All Your Heart - Lisa Johnson

Enjoy this collection of six special tales that will touch your heart and keep you turning pages late into the night!
NetGalley - Larik Burci

Enjoy this Collection, its an easy read that will sail you through waves of emotions and while you laugh or cry or both they will teach You some unique ways in which God works.
blogspot.com - Grace Wells

I enjoyed reading the stories. If your looking for something to read that won't take a lot of time, I would recommend this book.  It has lots of shorter stories that you don't have to read all at once.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781624162312
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2013
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 359,255
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Kimberley gets her inspiration from all sorts of places: travel, history, dreams and once over hearing (okay...eavesdropping on)  a conversation between a couple arguing in the grocery store line.  She not only is the author of 13 Inspirational romance books, but also writes and produces church musicals. She has been married for 28 years to her best friend, Brian, and has one son, Tyler, and a brand new daughter-in-law, Kellie! Kimberley resides with her family near New Orleans.

Adoption has played a big part in Susan’s life. She and her minist

JoAnn lives on the Minnesota prairie which is a setting for many of her stories. Once a full-time CPA,  JoAnn now spends most of her time researching and writing. JoAnn has published historical nonfiction books for children and several novels with Barbour Publishing in the Heartsong Presents line as well as the American Adventure and Sisters in Time series for children. Several of her novellas are included in CBA best-selling anthologies by Barbour Publishing. JoAnn’s love of history developed when she worked at an historical restoration in North Carolina for five years. She enjoys researching and weaving her fictional characters’ lives into historical backgrounds and events. JoAnn believes that readers can receive a message of salvation and encouragement from well-crafted fiction. She captivates and addresses the deeper meaning between life and faith.

Ellen grew up in the Adirondack region of New York State where The Applesauce War takes place. A former award-winning advertising copywriter, she is the author Irregardless of Murder and Death Dangles a Participle, the first two books in the Miss Prentice Cozy mystery series from Sheaf House Publishers. She and her husband live in North Carolina, where they are the happy grandparents of five
little answers to prayer.

DEBBY MAYNE has published more than 30 books and novellas, 400 print short stories and articles, more than 1,000 web articles, and a slew of devotions for women. She has also worked as managing editor of a national health magazine, product information writer for HSN, a creative writing instructor for Long Ridge Writers Group, and a copy editor and proofreader for several book publishers. For the past eight years, she has judged the Writers Digest Annual Competition, Short-Short Contest, and Self-Published Book Competition. Three of Debby’s books have been top ten favorites by the Heartsong Presents book club. One of Debby's romance novels earned 4-1/2 stars from Romantic Times and was awarded a "Top Pick" in the Inspirational category.

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. She 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.

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