Five stories of love and faith. These historical romance stories will leave you yearning for the simpler, sweeter times of yesteryear. Enjoy!
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Healing the Widower's Heart by Darlene Carson
He would do anything for Johanna. Except forget his first wife.
Nelson Deere is a widower still haunted by his first love. After years of living alone, however, he meets Johanna and his world is turned upside-down. She's lovely, smart, and kind – in other words, just the type of woman he needs. But is he ready for a new love, when he can still feel the old one?
When Johanna looks at Nelson, she doesn't just see a good man. She sees a man who needs her help. She knows that her love could make him whole again, but almost as soon as they're married, his guilt starts driving a wedge between them. How can she mend her husband's heart when he won't let her love him?
A Fallen Woman Finds Grace by Darlene Carson
Against all odds, a fallen woman finds true love – until her past comes calling.
Rita is on the run. After escaping from an Omaha bordello, where she'd been held captive for months, Rita takes refuge in a hotel with her captors hot on her trail. The only thing that saves her from being returned to her former life is rancher Joe Marks, who steps out of his room and into her life.
When Joe sees a woman in trouble, he helps out. In this case, it got him more than he bargained for, since Rita needs more than just some momentary assistance. He gives her shelter on his ranch, and soon he begins to feel more than just charity for this mysterious beauty. But will her past destroy their future?
Hearts Upon a Midnight Clear by Lucy Evanson
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Except at Harper Farm.
Emily Harper had it all: a caring, devoted husband, a comfortable home, and a baby on the way. Her family's future in the Territories looked bright indeed, until an unspeakable tragedy robbed her of her husband. Now, on Christmas Eve, she can find little reason to rejoice. As the winter tightens its grip, she's all alone with a baby, and to top things off, her son is sick.
Alex Sullivan only had one more visit to make before heading home for Christmas. When the young doctor finds himself snowed in at Harper Farm, however, he discovers that Emily's son isn't the only one who needs help. He knows how to heal the body. But will he be able to heal Emily's spirit as well?
Second Chance to Fall in Love by Darlene Carson
He swore to love his wife forever. He just doesn't remember who she is.
Polly Wilson had a loving marriage and a growing family. But when an accident steals her husband Theo's memory, she finds herself completely erased from his life. Her husband has become a stranger.
Now, with a baby on the way and Theo inexplicably drawn toward the East, Polly has to figure out a way to keep him around and make him fall in love with her. All over again.
The Outlaw Valentine by Darlene Carson
He was used to robbing banks. Then she stole his heart.
Sadie Osbourne had only loved one boy: Hoyt Mathers, who gave her a kiss and a promise to return. Then he was gone, never to be heard from again – until the stories started showing up in the newspaper.
As part of the Perry Gang, Hoyt had robbed some of the biggest banks in the Midwest, and now on Valentine’s Day they were about to pull off their biggest heist yet: the National Bank of Nebraska. He just needed to lay low for a while, and where better than Osbourne Farm?
She loved him then. He says he loves her now. But will he give up his life of crime in exchange for a devoted wife?