Books for the Romantic at Heart
Pioneer Series - being written
Wagon Trail Bride (Book 1)
Richard Larson has secretly loved Amanda for years, but it wasn’t until she had nowhere else to turn that he had the courage to propose a marriage of convenience. Now as they make their way to Omaha, Nebraska for a new life, he wonders if she might ever come to return his feelings.
When Amanda married Richard Larson, it wasn’t for love. It was because he was rescuing her from a painful situation. When they married, they agreed to a marriage of convenience. She didn’t realize he secretly loved her until after the vows were exchanged. Now she doesn’t know how to act around him. And worse, a young man from her past is the one leading the wagon train to Omaha, and he has plans for them to run off to start a new life elsewhere.
The Marriage Agreement (Book 2)
Jesse Palmer headed to Omaha with his expectant wife and his mother-in-law. When his wife dies in childbirth, his mother-in-law blames him. And worse, she refuses to let him take care of his son. In order to get his son back, he needs to marry someone–and fast. And who better than the one who makes the offer?
Laura Rufus volunteers to marry Jesse so he can have his son, knowing full well he’s still mourning the loss of his first wife. The last thing she plans on is falling in love with him, but day by day, his tenderness toward his son makes her wish she hadn’t been so quick to propose a marriage of convenience. Will there ever be something more between them, or will she be stuck with the marriage agreement they made?
Bonus story to go with The Marriage Agreement:
(a flash fiction piece)
This is a flash fiction story. It is 1,200 words long. Think of this as the unofficial epilogue to The Marriage Agreement. For those of you who wanted Laura’s mother to get her happy ending after years in a miserable marriage, this one’s for you!
Since this is flash fiction, I can’t put it on Amazon since I can’t guarantee Amazon will price it at free.
Groom for Hire (Book 3)
When asked to lead another wagon train West, a man makes an unusual request of Joe Otto. He offers Joe money to marry his daughter so she won’t have to go on the trails without the protection of a husband. Once she reaches her destination, Joe’s free to annul the marriage. Since Joe can’t imagine loving anyone by the young lady he left in Omaha, this seems like an easy arrangement. But as in other areas of life, few things are ever so simple.
(It is on iBooks, but I don't know the direct link.)
Forced Into Marriage (Book 4)
After getting drunk one night, Brandon Herman wakes up the next morning with vague recollections of being forced to marry a young woman against his will. And as much as he wants out of the marriage, he can't bring himself to abandon her and the child she's carrying.