The Gentleman's Quest by USA Today bestselling author Camille Elliot
When a man's body is found in the stables of Heathcliffe Manor, all evidence points to Christopher Creager as the culprit. The only one who can help him is the woman he hasn't let himself go near: Honoria Dunbar. But when he enlists her help he discovers Honoria is facing a life-sentence of her own...
The Road Home by Winnie Griggs
Anisha's life is just beginning, and Wyatt feels like his is over. How can a displaced, exotic beauty and former surgeon help two grieving orphans find a forever home?
The Trail Boss's Bride by New York Times bestselling author Erica Vetsch
Trail boss Steve Ketchum hates river crossings, but before he can get his cattle started across he's got to move an abandoned wagon out of the ford. He goes to haul it away--and discovers the last thing he ever expected. The wagon contains a newly-minted widow-and she's expecting, too.
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About the Author
Camy writes Christian contemporary romance and romantic suspense as Camy Tang and Regency romance under her pen name, Camille Elliot. She grew up in Hawaii but now lives in northern California with her engineer husband and rambunctious dog. She's a staff worker for her church youth group and leads one of her church's Sunday worship teams. She also loves to knit, spin wool into yarn, and is training to (very slowly) run a marathon. Visit her websites at http://www.camytang.com/ and http://www.camilleelliot.com/ to read free short stories and subscribe to her quarterly newsletter.
About Winnie Griggs:
Winnie Griggs is the multi-published, award winning author of Historical (and occasionally Contemporary) romances that focus on Small Towns, Big Hearts, Amazing Grace. She enjoys cooking, browsing estate sales, and solving puzzles. She is also a list maker, a lover of dragonflies and exotic teas, and holds an advanced degree in the art of procrastination. Winnie loves to hear from readers - you can connect with her on facebook at www.facebook.com/WinnieGriggs.Author or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Erica Vetsch:
Erica Vetsch is a transplanted Kansan now residing in Minnesota. She loves history and romance, and is blessed to be able to combine the two by writing historical romances. Whenever she's not immersed in fictional worlds, she's the company bookkeeper for the family lumber business, mother of two, wife to a man who is her total opposite and soul-mate, and avid museum patron.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is my first effort at writing a review on a novella collection. I don't think I could have started with a better collection because I enjoyed all three. The first by Camille Elliot was set in old England and was quite different from what I normally read. I prefer early American history over English history so the ways of the characters in the book were not as familiar to me. However, that did not detract from an interesting tale about a woman on the verge of being forced into a marriage she did not want simply because her uncle was tired of supporting her and her mother. In fact, he had not cared for the responsibility from the time they came to live with him. The twists and turns in the plot were very entertaining and challenging to track. It kept me interested and I was finished before I realized it. In the second novella by Winnie Griggs the setting is Texas around the late 1800s or early 1900s. The hero is responsible for accompanying two children from Indiana whose parents died to Texas to live with their great-uncle. At one of their train stops, the children wander off with a young woman and her pet parrot after telling her they need to get away from the man. The interaction between the children, the woman, the man, and the great-uncle is fascinating to envision. I cannot imagine escorting two children that far on a train with no experience around children. I think I would have been the one wandering off in hopes someone else would take care of the children. The third novella by Erica Vetsch is about a cattle drive in the old West but the excitement level mounts drastically when they come on a covered wagon on the far bank of the river they need to cross. The problem is that the wagon is in the middle of the crossing and needs to be moved out of the way. Discovering a woman in labor all alone in the wagon is not what they need to deal with on a cattle drive. The hero of the story constantly finds himself in one predicament after another as I tries to maintain his integrity while dealing with his crew, 2500 cattle, and a woman and her newborn baby. It's hard to envision a cattle drive with more issues to handle than this one. All three novellas are historical romances with a lot of action and suspense thrown into the mix. I received this collection from one of the authors for my honest review.
The cover of this book drew me in when I first saw it. Without even knowing what the stories were about, I knew I had to read them. I throughly enjoyed each one, and they were as different as night and day. My enjoyment progressed with each one. The first one by Camille Elliot takes the characters on a journey to search for the meaning of a map found in a puzzle box. The box belonged to the deceased brother of the heroine in the story. It was found under some hay next to a murdered man in a barn. Does the map lead to a treasure? Who is the murdered man and why was he killed? The Hero and Heroine go in search of the answers. Intrigue and danger follow them on their search. Winnie Griggs carries you on a journey involving a man escorting two orphaned children to their uncle, their only living relative. The scared children keep running away and the last time are found by an unusual woman with a parrot on her shoulder. How does she fit in with their journey? Does the uncle accept the children or balk at the new responsibility? The final story by Erica Vetsch was by far my favorite of the three. The author has a special gift of writing a story so descriptive that you actually feel like you are there right along with the characters in the book. The trail boss has the job of getting his cattle to market and sold before the mortgage on his ranch is due. He, along with his brother and a group of ragtag Cowboys, find all kind of obstacles hindering their journey. The weather, deep river crossings, a cook that leaves them in a lurch, not to mention a wagon caught in their pathway that houses a pregnant widow in labor. Do they make the deadline in spite of all the hinderances? How does a woman fit in with a cattle drive full of men that don't want her there? One of my favorite parts was how the heroine came up with the name for her baby girl. So fitting!
Journeys of the Heart tells three stories of three women's journey to find love. They are each great stories & I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has taken a journey to love, found love & just love the idea of love. I have read Winnie & Erica before but had never read anything from Camille but will be looking for more stories by her.
It was such a pleasure to read and review this collection of three novellas! Each story is by a different author and I really enjoyed the variety of storylines. Another thing that I enjoyed about all three of these novellas was their length. Each story felt full and complete to me. The characters and plot were all completely developed and I did not really have the feeling of reading a shorter novella, because the writing was so thorough in each book. The Gentleman’s Quest by Camille Elliot was a superb regency read. I have enjoyed other regency books by this author and this one was no exception. There is mystery, danger, and quite the journey of faith for Christopher. There was also tense attraction between the two main characters that kept me enthralled right up to the satisfying conclusion. The Road Home by Winnie Griggs was also an enjoyable and unique story pairing two people who appear, at first glance, to be opposites. I have to admit that I was frustrated with Wyatt and the pity party he had throughout much of the book. Anisha was a fascinating character and I loved watching her manipulate situations and solve problems. The author did a great job showing much growth in Wyatt’s character and faith by the end of the book. The Trail Boss’s Bride by Erica Vetsch introduced me to a new author. I can say with certainty that I plan to read many more stories written by Erica Vetsch. This novella was definitely my favorite of the three. The harrowing situations and the strong attraction between Steve and Kitty were riveting. I also enjoyed the realistic depiction of life on a trail ride while taking care of a newborn. Just wonderful! I definitely recommend these three great historical tales.
I found this collection of 3 historical romances delightful! I definitely couldn't choose which one was my favorite. They were all so good, yet different. GENTLEMAN'S QUEST by Camille Elliot Honoria Dunbar and her mother are living a horrible life with a cruel relative after being banished there after the death of her brother. There doesn't seem to be any hope for a brighter future unless Honoria can marry and she's basically a spinster so she'll have to marry someone awful! Her childhood friend, Christopher Creager, whom she's adored forever, suddenly arrives needing help deciphering a treasure map belonging to Honoria's brother! I so enjoyed this book!!! THE ROAD HOME by Winnie Griggs Wyatt is escorting two young, orphan children to their great uncle in Texas on the train. His livelihood as a surgeon is over after an accident has robbed him of doing surgery anymore and he's at odds with what to do with his life. The children are always getting into mischief and find an interesting woman, Anisha, and her parrot, at a train stop. They travel together to Texas and Wyatt asks Anisha to stay with them at the great uncle's because the children love her. I loved Anisha's character! Both she and Wyatt are complex characters but both need each other and in the end, I loved how they changed the children's lives and the great uncle's! THE TRAIL BOSS by Erica Vetsch This was a very fun story also. Steve Ketchum has a lot going on in his life! He's on a big cattle drive, his young brother doesn't like him, he's afraid of river crossings and suddenly there is a wagon in the middle of a place where the cows need to cross and what?? an abandoned pregnant woman inside who is about to give birth! He has to deliver a baby (which he's never done) and then drag a woman and new baby along on this big cattle drive! Can it get any worse? Oh yeah, the men don't want a woman along! There are big storms, stampedes, a whiny younger brother and all kinds of adventures but love does blossom along the trail. So fun to see a tough trail boss fall in love with a newborn baby! ***I would highly recommend all 3 books! Guaranteed to be enjoyed!