Can the couple weather the embarrassment of Julip's past, or will the truth tear their marriage apart?
Jasper Kerns, a carpenter and furniture maker in Clear Creek, Kansas, is stunned when his friend, Holly Clancy, remembers a woman named Julip, back in Miller Springs, Montana Territory, when Holly lived there a few years ago.
Jasper always wondered what happened to Julip Washburn, the girl sold at a slave auction with him when they were young. He went back to the Washburn Plantation after the War, but Julip had married and left the area.
Widow Julip Washburn Grover was entertaining men in a log cabin on the edge of Miller Springs to keep her two young children from starving to death. She was close to starvation herself and was sure she'd died when her old friend Jasper Kerns stood in the cabin's doorway instead of her next customer.
Julip marries Jasper for her children's sake and moves to Clear Creek, Kansas. Love grows between the couple until a man from Julip's past stops in town and reveals Julip's sordid history.
Jasper's Wish is a stand-alone sweet romance set in 1887, but you'll want to read the whole series to enjoy the stories of the Clear Creek, Kansas community. This story was originally published in the Montana Sky Kindle World, and has been updated.
Read all these romance novels by award-winning author, Linda Hubalek.
Grooms with Honor Series
1. Angus' Trust (Angus and Daisy)
2. Fergus' Honor (Fergus and Iris)
3. Gabe's Pledge (Gabe and Iva Mae)
4. Mack's Care (Mack and Pansy)
5. Cullen's Love (Cullen and Rose)
6. Seth's Promise (Seth and Lily)
7. Adolph's Choice (Adolph and Poppy)
8. Nolan's Vow (Nolan and Holly)
9. Elof's Mission (Elof and Linnea)
10. Jasper's Wish (Jasper and Julip)
11. Tully's Faith (Tully and Violet)
12. Kiowa's Oath (Kiowa and Mary)
Brides with Grit Series
1. Rania Ropes a Rancher (Rania and Jacob)
2. Millie Marries a Marshal (Millie and Adam)
3. Hilda Hogties a Horseman (Hilda and Noah)
4. Cora Captures a Cowboy (Cora and Dagmar)
5. Sarah Snares a Soldier (Sarah and Marcus)
6. Cate Corrals a Cattleman (Cate and Isaac)
7. Darcie Desires a Drover (Darcie and Reuben)
8. Tina Tracks a Trail Boss (Tina and Leif)
9. Lorna Loves a Lawyer (Lorna and Lyle)
10. Helen Heals a Hotelier (Helen and Ethan)
11. Faye Favors a Foreman (Faye and Rusty)
12. Amy Admires an Amish Man (Amy and Eli)
American Mail-Order Bride Series
21. Lilly: Bride of Illinois
Contemporary Romance Books by Linda K. Hubalek
The Clear Creek Legacy Series, features the descendants of the Brides with Grit and Grooms with Honor families (available and future titles)
The Saddler's Legacy (featuring the Shepard families)
The Rancher's Birthright (featuring the Reagan families)
The Marshal's Gift (featuring the Wilerson families)
The Cowboy's Heritage (featuring the Hamner families)
The Soldier's Bequest (featuring the Brenner families)
Historical Fiction Books based on Linda Hubalek's family history
Trail of Thread Series
1. Trail of Thread
2. Thimble of Soil
3. Stitch of Courage
Butter in the Well Series
1. Butter in the Well
2. Prairie Bloomin'
3. Egg Gravy
4. Looking Back
Planting Dreams Series
1. Planting Dreams
2. Cultivating Hope
3. Harvesting Faith
Kansas Quilter Series
Tying the Knot