In these nine novellas, individuals are forced to encounter romance when neighbor helps neighbor, when land ownership is debated, and when natural disaster blows them off course.
Homestead on the Range
Eleanor has been on her own with four children since her husband died five years ago. When she sees the poor doctor moving in she can’t help but to help.
Will the plains drive him away before he changes his mind?
Review: Adorable! With Mary Connealy’s usual wit and irony this cute novella is the perfect afternoon read. Don’t miss it!
Author: Mary Conneally
Review: This is a beautiful love story. There are times that it seems a bit long, but it’s just right.
Author: Darlene Franklin
No matter, Nils only has one objective to prove up on this land and buy the adjacent property. Except, it’s now owned buy the very beautiful Elsa.
Review: I really enjoyed Proving Up. It only was this a sweet romance, but I learned a lot about Nebraska, the Timber Culture Act, and Swedish Immigrants. I also loved how, even though raised with the same GOD Elsa and Nils saw Him so differently.
Author: Carla Olson Gade
Following his grandmother’s advice has given Jack O’Donnell a firm foundation and money in the bank. Well, at least that part about the land. Jack abandoned the Lord on a battle field years ago. He’s only left his holdings in order to bring his mother, Mary, back east from her Nebraska plains home before the land kills her.
Not only is she refusing to join him but her neighbor, Bridget Murphy, is dependent on his mother. How is Jack to take Mary home when Bridget looks ready to give birth any moment?
Review: So sweet. A beautiful reminder to trust God with each moment.
Author: Ruth Logan Herne
This Land Is Our Land
Fortunately, Lasso knows of a shelter nearby that should get them through the worst of the weather, but does he know a way to release them from the dire circumstances in which they’ve found themselves?
Review: I loved reading This Land is Our Land. Not only was it a beautiful romance but, it was so heartwarming to watch Mollie’s siblings grow up in this short story.
Author: Pam Hillman
Starr arrives at her amazing new property only to find Aaron Conrad and his family with a properly sealed Texas deed.
It looks like Starr will be starting over once again…
Review: I think my favorite quote is “Seems like life is a progression of always starting over.” It really sums up the story. As does wondering whether you’ll stay over alone or with the Lord by your side.
Author: DiAnn Mills
Ages: 16+ | Starr’s status as a soiled dove is discussed and remembered. Not detailed.
A Palace on the Plains
Review: I really enjoyed this but what I loved most was the advice Nan gave on marriage. It’s perfect and beautiful.
Author: Erica Vetsch
Waiting on a Promise
Karl left Marta more than fifteen months ago to claim property in the Oklahoma Territory. Sure she’s gotten letters. Letters that are missing something. Letters that aren’t explaining what’s really wrong. So, Marta is going to find out. She’s not waiting any longer.
Review: Awesome! I loved this novella. It was great to see how Karl and Marta needed each other. Plus, watching their lack of trust in the Lord and their redemption was awesome.
Author: Becca Whitham
The Bogus Bride of Creed Creek
Review: This wis a fun novella. It would have been better as a full-length novel though. Too much detail was missing because of the restraint.
Author: Kathleen Y’Barbo
Hott Review of The Homestead Brides Collection:
OH! I’m so sad it’s over! It’s definitely going on my re-reads pile! I really enjoyed each of the stories and can’t wait for more from each of them!
|Source:||Barbour Books via Netgalley|
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