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Love Finds You in Valentine, Nebraska
     

Love Finds You in Valentine, Nebraska

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by Irene Brand
 

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Love Finds You in Valentine, Nebraska What can a California girl do with a few dusty acres of land in rural Nebraska? So Kennedy Blaine wonders after she inherits a ranch in the small, western-style town of Valentine, Nebraska. As Kennedy makes arrangements to sell the property, she finds herself drawn to the ranch and to its attractive manager, Derek Sterling. She

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Love Finds You in Valentine, Nebraska What can a California girl do with a few dusty acres of land in rural Nebraska? So Kennedy Blaine wonders after she inherits a ranch in the small, western-style town of Valentine, Nebraska. As Kennedy makes arrangements to sell the property, she finds herself drawn to the ranch and to its attractive manager, Derek Sterling. She decides to spend the summer in her ancestral home and reconnect with family members. But soon Kennedy is subjected to harassment by someone who clearly wants her to leave Valentine. Depending on God’s protection and Derek’s assistance, she sets out to discover who is behind the offenses. But when her search reveals painful details about her family and raises questions about Derek’s own past, will Kennedy still want to know the truth? Love Finds You™ is a series of full-length romance novels that give readers a peek into the flavor of local life across the United States. The novels are uniquely named after actual American towns with quirky, interesting names that inspire romance and are just plain fun! This means that each fictional story draws on the compelling history or unique character of a real place. Our fresh, original love stories will feature everything from romance kindled in small towns, to old loves lost and found on the high plains, to new loves discovered at exciting vacation getaways.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934770382
Publisher:
Summerside Press
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Series:
Love Finds You Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

In a writing career spanning three decades, Irene has won numerous awards and published 45 books with sales of more than two million copies. Irene primarily writes inspirational romances, but she has also published non-fiction books, devotional materials and magazine articles. Before she became a full-time writer, Irene taught for 23 years in public schools. Her other passions include traveling (she and her husband have visited all 50 states and 35 foreign countries) and history (she holds a Master’s Degree in the subject). Her published titles include Where Morning Dawns, Listen to Your Heart, and the Kentucky Brides collection. Irene is an active member of her church and is affiliated with several writing organizations. She is a lifelong resident of West Virginia, where she lives with her husband, Rod.

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful story, written so well that it takes hold of you and keeps your interest from the start. I grew up in Nebraska and have been to Valentine many times. I still found the story believable and the characters were so likeable. It's nice to read a love story that is actually about love!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED THIS BOOK! I'll admit I was a little skeptical when I saw it in the bargain bin at a Christian Book Outlet, but at 3 for $10 where can you go wrong. I am so glad that I have found this series! This was one of those chance finds that do not happen often. I enjoyed this book from start to finish! The book is a love story and so much more. No steamy sex scenes here! Just a clean romantic read that captures the heart and shares the faith! The characters were all unique and fresh. The details in the book made me feel as if I were standing beside Kennedy looking at the beautiful Nebraska countryside. Now I am looking for the rest of the books in this series! Cannot wait to read them all!
SharonALavy More than 1 year ago
A poor woman inheriting property and finding she has to struggle to make the property profitable is an oft told tale. But this one by Irene Brand is different. The woman is not poor. But her cousin has taken advantage of her father for years and he thinks she will be a push over.

I fell in love with this character because she is tough when she needs to be but she is entirely feminine throughout.

This is a story that will warm your heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great, It has romance, mystery and cowboys. I love reading about the lifestyle on the ranch This is an inspirational romance and I am glad that new publishers are taking an interest.
www.DebraUllrick.com More than 1 year ago
Irene Brand is a gifted and talented romance writer.

Love Finds You in Valentine Nebraska, by Irene Brand is a sweet romance story. What I love about this story is that the romance starts at the very beginning and continues throughout the whole book. I also love the reversal role. What I mean is, Kennedy Blaine is a California rich girl, and Derek Sterling is a poor Nebraska ranch manager. In Love Finds You in Valentine Nebraska, the rich girl wants the poor boy, but he doesn¿t want a relationship with her because he is poor and doesn¿t feel good enough. Plus he believes he can never fit into her world, nor she his. There¿s a reason why he feels this way¿several actually, but one is major¿for him anyway. If you want to know what that reason is, read the book. It¿s awesome.

Love Finds You in Valentine Nebraska, is a delightful romance with amazing characters.
It has a little bit of the ole Hatfield and McCoy feud theme woven throughout. But is the feud between the hero and the heroine, or someone else? What started this feud anyway? And who all has it effected?

What is Kennedy doing at the Circle Cross ranch in Valentine, Nebraska anyway? And why is someone threatening her? Are the threats somehow linked to Derek¿s shady past? Or is it a case of a real estate deal gone bad? Does it have anything to do with the family feud thing? How does this effect Kennedy and Derek¿s relationship? Will the threats finally send Kennedy back to California? Thus dividing Kennedy and Derek forever.

To find out the answer to these questions¿you guessed it¿buy the book.

If you love sweet romance with a bit of suspense, then this book is for you. So make haste and buy, Love Finds You in Valentine Nebraska. You won¿t be sorry.


Debra Ullrick
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Audrey4j More than 1 year ago
When Kennedy Blaine steps out of her rental car onto the ranch she¿s inherited, she meets a Matt Dillon look alike and it¿s love at first sight. But there¿s a problem¿she¿s a millionaire and Derek Sterling is the ¿lowly¿ manager of her ranch. She decides to spend the summer at the ranch and reconnect with her ancestral home. Rather than selling, as she planned, she is drawn to the peaceful atmosphere and the people who inhabit the area.

Kennedy finds herself embroiled in old family issues, requiring forgiveness. Someone who obviously wants her to leave Valentine also harasses her. Could it be the person who wants to buy the ranch although she doesn¿t want to sell? She depends on God¿s protection and Derek¿s assistance as the tangled threads unravel. The two lovers are able to reconcile important issues in the midst of some interesting quirks and turns in the plot, especially during the marriage proposal.

Brand accurately portrays the solitary ranch country in the Sandhills of western Nebraska, with its unique customs and prejudices, along with small town Nebraska life. She imports a crook or two and sets up some local criminals for plenty of adventure. You will love Wilson, the wonderful dog.

Irene Brand has built a wide readership over the 24 years she¿s written inspiring, faith-based novels. Her husband is a native Nebraskan, and the couple has visited Valentine from time to time. They now reside in West Virginia.
Marta_Perry More than 1 year ago
Popular inspirational romance author Irene Brand has penned a lovely story of two people who are polar opposites finding that love can overcome any differences. City girl Kennedy Blaine expects that her trip to Valentine, Nebraska will be a short one--just long enough to sell the ranch she inherited from her estranged grandfather. But circumstances draw her to the compelling ranch manager, Derek Sterling, and long-hidden family secrets demand her attention. She's determined to face the past, but finds it's much harder than she'd imagined. Only her dependence on God sustains her on the difficult journey to the truth.