Comes the Winter

Comes the Winter

by Samantha St. Claire

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In the fall of 1886, Alena Sommer leaves behind a life fraught with disappointments and loss only to arrive in Sawtooth City and find the man she'd pledged to marry has been killed. To return east is unthinkable; to stay is ill-advised, but she resolves to remain and manage the man's lodging house despite the warnings. More than her stubborn nature influences her decision. From her first glimpse of this mountain valley she falls captive to its wild beauty and begins to sink her roots into its rich earth. Sharing her love of literature with her lodgers before a warming fire, she builds a family of lonesome souls, where dreams awaken.
However, one man stands apart, disturbing her peace with ominous warnings to leave before winter comes. Evan Hartmann knows from personal loss that winter snows bring to these mountains both unimaginable beauty and death. He is also a man conflicted, because as much as he'd like for Lena to leave the mountains, his heart longs for her to stay.

"Rich descriptions and entertaining characters bring to life the beauty and struggle of life in the 19th-century West. This cozy tale grounded in the everyday will surely delight historical romance fans." – Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Lush landscapes, relatable characters, and compelling stories of courageous women are the hallmarks of Samantha St. Claire's historical fiction.

Be inspired. Fall in love. Discover your next favorite author with COMES THE WINTER.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161331989
Publisher: River's End Books
Publication date: 01/10/2018
Series: The Sawtooth Range , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,120
File size: 602 KB

About the Author

Samantha St. Claire is the alter-ego and pen name of an author of historical fiction born a few decades earlier. She's found her niche in western historical fiction, served up sweet. Never faint of heart, her signature protagonists face the hazards of the frontier with courage, wit, and a healthy pinch of humor.

The road from college graduation led due west where teaching in a small Arizona town fulfilled childhood fantasies on multiple levels. Hiking and backpacking the canyons and desert fed her imagination with the landscapes she would use later in life as an author. Moving to California opened new vistas, but Idaho sparked her interest in the history of the magnificent central mountain ranges.

Follow to read more about the research that has helped develop the characters, towns and stories of the Sawtooth Range Series.

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Comes the Winter 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 3 days ago
I loved this story about how the characters came to be like a big family and the hardships that faced them living in hard times. Lena and Even were the two who seemed to side step each other, afraid to show their feelings. Both gave of themselves to help others and through trials of their own, found that they both wanted the samethings.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Well written, great cast of characters. Call it 4.5 due to a few editing errors. Recommend highly! pbn