We all have dreams. For Florence Peterson, it was to leave her teaching position in Missouri or have her life relegated to the same thing day in and day out. On a lark, she sent a letter to a school in Oregon, never dreaming they’d answer! Now all she has to do is decide if she should take the position. Because it’s one thing to dream, another to have it come to life.
Alton Cutter had made the trip West more often than he’d like. Montana was fresh and new, and his brother was already there. With his wagons readied, the families in his wagon train readied too, all was well. Except for the crazy schoolmarm that had it in her head she could just “tag along.” He’d been planning this for too long to let some slip of a woman put a hitch in his plans. Let alone, his heart …
Jack Carlson spied for the union army for four, long years and what did he get for his trouble? Blindness. Battered by the war and lost without his sight, he seeks refuge in Cutter’s Creek, Montana. There he hopes to heal his bitter heart. But he’s going to need a lot more help than what he can come up with. His cousin, the local preacher, thinks so too and sends off for a mail-order bride for him, praying a wife will do the trick.
Willow Bennett has been in love with the same man all her life. As a young girl she followed Jack Carlson and his friends until they managed to out run her. As a young woman…well, a girl can dream, can’t she? Imagine her surprise when she becomes a mail-order bride and discovers Jack is her intended! That’s not the only surprise she gets in this story of forgiveness, hope and love.
That Healing Touch is the first book in a new series written by multiple authors. Enjoy these introductory novellas of sweet historical western romance, and get to know the folks in Cutter’s Creek, Montana!
Sarah Songan is a woman on the run.
In an attempt to find peace with their neighbors, the Apsáalooke chief has promised her hand to a soldier at Fort Smith, and Sarah’s determined not to be traded or bartered like an ornament. She strikes out on her own, leaving behind everyone and everything she has ever known. However, a woman travelling alone in 1866 Montana territory can fall prey to unscrupulous men. Sarah must confront her fears and draw on an inner strength she didn’t know she had, as well as a new-found hope in God, if she is to survive.
Bill Hanover is a tired and lonely cowboy. After four long years fighting in the War Between the States, he returns to his family ranch in Montana only to discover it’s no longer his home. He heads south to Cutter’s Creek, where he encounters a beautiful woman whose feisty spirit takes his breath away. But she’s hiding a secret, and her past is about to catch up with her. Bill turns to God for help and guidance, and encounters a new kind of love.
Set in beautiful, wild, and untamed nineteenth century Montana, this novella will take you on a journey back in time to the perilous life of a pioneer on the western frontier
Widower Caleb Jefferson is the blacksmith in Cutter’s Creek with no desire to fall in love again. But after an incident at church, he finally sees his daughter needs a mother—and a mail order bride might be his best option.
Audrey Norris has just learned her late husband had many secrets—including a house note she can’t pay. With her daughter and mother depending on her for support, her options are few and mostly undesirable. After Audrey answers Caleb’s ad and they agree to marriage terms, it seems all her worries will be a thing of the past.
When Audrey arrives in Montana, Caleb tries to make it work, but can’t seem to move past his guilt over his wife’s death. Audrey prays every day for help and guidance. God is taking His time. Meanwhile, the new family grows closer while Caleb drifts further away.
Then one simple misunderstanding severs the fragile balance they’ve created. Will this be the end of Audrey and Caleb or the beginning of a lifetime of love?
Lily used to dream of marrying her math tutor, James.
When she interrupts his wedding, her dreams die as her embarrassment rises.
Five years later, he's back and wants to know what she knew that he didn't about his wife. What had his student noticed, that he didn't?
Can the Lord bring back together two broken hearts?
Penny Hanover almost loses her life to a stray bullet. She wakes to find she can’t remember that day…or the love of her life.
Josiah Williams is keeping big secret, that means safety for a beleaguered group.
The residents of Cutter’s Creek love to speculate what he’s doing and it only gets worse when Penny has to go with him late one night to help him.
He wants her to regain her memory and return to the woman she was, with his ring on her finger. But more, he wants her to understand his secret and still love him. Will she choose to believe the rumors…or her heart?
Get the next installment in this sweet, stand-alone continuity series, by bestselling Author, Kari Trumbo.
Jemma Braithewaite is dealing with tragedy, injury, and a desire for a different life. She's forced to make a heartbreaking journey to the Idaho Territory to take care of her orphaned niece and nephew. Just when she needs a friend the most, God puts Janine Hewitt in her life. The two women bond on their train ride from Chicago to Cutter's Creek, Montana.
An unexpected invitation to stop and visit the Hewitt family in Cutter's Creek gives Jemma some time to ease herself and the children into life together.
Nick Jansen seems like the man Jemma has waited her whole life to meet. He's practically perfect. He seems to be just as taken with her as she is with him. Jemma soon makes a decision that will change their lives forever. When a simple misunderstanding causes a heart wrenching scare, Jemma starts to question everything. Had it been a mistake to try to reinvent her life in Cutter's Creek? Had she been too selfish to see what was right before her eyes?
Lady Charlotte Beaufort of Beaufort Manor, England, is accustomed to the finer things in life. She’s used to everything going her way. But it’s all about to change.
When her parents force her into an engagement with the Duke of Notherington, a man she barely knows, she runs away – traveling aboard a steamer to the New World.
Harry Brown, a silversmith’s apprentice from Greyburn, doesn’t stand a chance with the beautiful Charlotte. Then he runs afoul of the local thug, and he and his sister have to leave town. When Charlotte and Harry cross paths, the attraction is undeniable – but can they overcome generations of social barriers to admit their true feelings for one another?
Take a journey from the beautiful Lakes District of England to untamed Cutter's Creek, Montana Territory, where the rules of love are bound to be broken.
Lucius Judrow was good at his job, maybe too good. Hired by Jack Carlson of Cutter’s Creek to track down and retrieve his sister Emma, Lucius got more than he bargained for. The free-spirited Emma wasn’t what he expected, nor was the family she’d taken refuge with.
Emma Carlson, in hiding from her brother so she could marry a man of her own choosing, kept a watchful eye on those that passed through White’s Stage Stop in case one struck her fancy. And lo and behold, one did! He was handsome. He was strong. He was mysterious! He was also sent by her brother Jack to find her! (So much for romance.) And if the tall, dark, devilishly handsome Mr. Judrow thought he could take her back to her brother, well, he had another think coming!
Kit Morgan’s second installment in the Cutter’s Creek Series, Love is Blind is the story readers have been waiting for! These sweet, clean, wholesome stories are a delight to read! Mail-Order Brides, western settings and the town of Cutter’s Creek make them special. Enjoy Emma and Mr. Judrow’s story!
Camilla Brown always wanted a family of her own. But it seemed destiny had other plans. She’d begun to feel as though she'd always be in the background, helping others build their families, leaving her dreams to wilt and die.
That is, until the handsome Winston Frank comes courting at the church picnic. But then, Sheriff Clifford Brentwood sweeps her off her feet, literally! Both men make her pulse race. Both are determined to claim her love. Only one can win her heart.
When an unexpected danger threatens her very life, Camilla will have to make a choice. Who will she choose?
Eldon Judrow searched for his brother Lucius for years, during which, he just happen to strike it rich. Imagine Lucius’s surprise when Eldon shows up in Cutter’s Creek! But even though Eldon’s bank account makes it appear he has everything a man could want, his brother has something far more precious. A wife. Can Eldon find the same happiness? After all, the pickings in Cutter’s Creek aren’t just slim, they’re practically non-existent!
Agatha Shrewsbury has lived with the Bridger family for five long grueling years. More a slave than a member of the family, she finally reaches the breaking point. Will she ever know happiness? Or only toil and ridicule at the hands of her “keepers”?
A lonely man, a desperate woman, one Christmas festival, a mean-spirited family, and one … well, you’ll find out. Mix them together and you have a Recipe for Christmas! Enjoy this clean and wholesome, sweet historical, holiday romance!
Margaret Hutchins has been alone since her parents died of influenza in Chicago a decade earlier. When she moves to Cutter’s Creek in Montana Territory for a fresh start, as the new teacher for the little school, she discovers a cozy community where she’s welcomed and appreciated.
Heath Moore had his heart broken by Charlotte Beaufort years ago, and he’s hesitant to court again. Until, that is, he runs into Margaret just before Christmas – she’s beautiful, intelligent and compassionate. But when she makes a decision that changes her life forever, it threatens to drive a wedge between them.
Enjoy spending a white Christmas in Cutter’s Creek, as a season of love unfolds in the most unlikely way.
elicity Lipscomb has loved Josh Garrett almost as long as she can remember. She thinks he’s nothing short of amazing. She doesn’t have the confidence to let him know, so she longs for him quietly, hoping one day he’ll notice her.
When she overhears a conversation just before Christmas, Felicity gets an idea she’s sure will help her finally snag her dream man. To make her plan work, she needs to learn to cook. The Christmas Festival Cider Competition is the perfect opportunity for her to prove her kitchen skills to the handsome cowboy.
Then the festivities begin. Secrets are revealed. Tempers flare. Nasty words are exchanged. All at a time when people should be joyful. In the blink of an eye Felicity’s happiness shatters. Can the stranger from New York make things better? Will his purpose for being there bring people together when they’ve been torn apart?
Pick up a copy to find out if renewed Christmas Spirit comes to the sweet little town of Cutter’s Creek just when they need it most.
Carol Williams will have nowhere to go when her ill father dies. She’s desperate to find a husband to take care of both of them. When Dr. Manning Gentry comes to help her father, it’s like providence is smiling down on her, except her father doesn’t approve of the match.
Dr. Gentry is taken with the young Carol, daughter of his patient, but she’s far too eager to throw her life away with just any man. Can he convince her that what she’s offering is precious before he has to go back to Boston, or will his meddling destroy any chance they have at a future?
Lana Garrett has met the man of her dreams. As luck would have it, there's a problem. He lives across the country. Will that keep them apart forever? Maybe.
When Lana met Max Tolbert, she was intrigued. When he met her, he fell for her right away. But alas, they only had a short time together before he left Cutter's Creek to return to New York, his job, and his life. They promised to write and they did. For almost a year they poured their hearts out in letters back and forth.
Then, the letters stopped. Lana's heartbroken. She has no idea why her love would just drop her with no warning and no explanation. She decides that maybe she should move on. Her family reminds her that the relationship wasn't likely to work, anyway, since they lived so far apart. When she does finally agree to spend time with another man, she's sorely disappointed.
Then, a suitor she had discarded does her a favor that will change her life. The information he shares leads her to places she never thought she'd see and into a world that changes who she is.
Find out how love for a soulmate, love for sweet stories, and a caring heart leads Lana to her future.
Ruby’s heart froze as she threw her dead husband over the cliff.
When Beau walks into her life, one glance has her running from her past. He couldn’t want someone like her. It should be easy to avoid his quiet charm.
If he can convince her she’s a prize, not prey, he might have a chance. Beau’s captivated when Ruby scrambles from him whenever he gets too close. Her sweetness is an allure he can’t fight.
Can Beau convince Ruby she is beloved?
Don’t miss A Ruby Glows, the fifteenth romance in the Cutter’s Creek Series, by Kari Trumbo. If you like engaging, sweet stories that leave you wanting even more, then this historical Christian romance is just for you!
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Bartholomew Brown had been a successful business man in his day, a very fine one. But after serving in the war, he sold his business and ran off with his father and brother to mine gold, even though they were years late to the gold rush. But, they had to give it a try. After all, what did they have to lose? Unfortunately, Bart lost plenty. But he did gain a friend.
Elizabeth Cornell dreamed of going on a grand adventure one day. Her husband had been a tailor, and they set out west with their dreams and everything needed to make a new life. Too bad her husband died on the way. Heartbroken yet determined, she forged on and settled in Cutter’s Creek Montana, where dreams really can come true …
Enjoy this, sweet, clean, historical romance set in the lovely little town of Cutter’s Creek, Montana.
The Pershing sisters expected to have made good matches for themselves by now. Being daughters of the mayor should have put them in good position to snag the most eligible and promising young men in Cutter's Creek. So far, their prospects look slim.
Mary was determined to marry before her younger sister. She couldn't allow the disgrace of being second choice when she was the oldest, prettiest, and most stylish of the two. This spring would be the perfect time to get her future set with the appropriate husband to give her the life she deserved.
June's concern about getting married had waned. She no longer thought that a husband was her ticket to a happy and successful life. While she wasn't closed to love, she just didn't expect to find it - especially when her dreams were starting to drift toward a career that her family wasn't supportive of.
Zeke Miller has just come back to Cutter's Creek. He's finished college and decided it was time to go back home to be with his widowed mother - even if it was just for a short time. He knew he'd be able to find some sort of work to help him make a little money to set him up for the next phase of his life.
Zeke finds himself in quite a unique situation. Meeting beautiful sisters from a prominent family was causing him joy and pain. How would he handle this situation delicately and still get what he wanted? And was he really sure Cutter's Creek was the place for him?
Maria Holloway is a captive.
Abducted by Lakota, and forced to live with the people who killed her husband, the pioneering woman refuses to give up hope that one day she’ll be saved.
Far from civilization, and everyone she knows and loves, she’s given in marriage to a Lakota warrior. Full of bitterness and despair, she turns to God for help, wondering if even He has abandoned her. She tries to escape, but is returned her enemy over and over again.
Bodaway is angry and alone. His wife died and left him to raise three young children on his own. With no plans to remarry, he prefers to lead a solitary life, keeping to himself. That is, until Maria Holloway is thrust into village life.
Suddenly, he finds himself saddled with a new wife, one he never wanted. He doesn’t know what to do with her, or how to act. And feels like a stranger in his own home. But when tragedy strikes, and he thinks she is lost to him forever, his true feelings come flooding to the surface.
Can love blossom between two avowed enemies?
Journey back once again to the quaint little hamlet of Cutter’s Creek, Montana Territory. Where love is true, and no one’s a stranger.
Ivy Masters is done running from her dead husband and haunting memories, but how can she start over again without money or family to help her?
Levi Towne has known heartache and disappointment, and is now determined to find a wife who’ll meet his needs but leave his heart out of it. When his letter to the mail-order bride service goes missing, he figures it’s a sign he’s just meant to be alone. But fate has other ideas.
Ivy can’t believe her luck when she stumbles upon a letter to the Bride Gazette. She meets all Levi’s requirements, and doesn’t mind his desire to keep things simple. As the days pass and she gets to know Levi, Ivy can’t help but want a true marriage. But when Levi and Ivy’s troubled pasts unravel, the tangle of secrets they both hide can either strangle their future or make love bloom in their hearts.
An Ivy Tangles, by Kari Trumbo, an emotional love story that will keep you turning the pages. Get your copy today!
Merritt Petroff is staring spinsterhood in the face, that is until a stranger shows up in town. Problem is, her matchmaking grandparents (not to mention the rest of the town) can't leave well enough alone. Wouldn't it be better if they let nature take its course? Not when there's a living, breathing man of marriageable age in Cutter's Creek they deem perfect for Merritt. Much to Merritt's dismay ...
Rafe Trent didn't intend to stay in Cutter's Creek. In fact it would be best for all concerned if he didn't. But there was something about the little town, not to mention the townsfolk, the brought to mind a life he could only dream of. After all, a dream is all a wanted man could hope for.
Enjoy this clean and wholesome tale of two dreamers with the promise of love. This is a sweet, clean historical western romance.
Mary Pershing's quest for the perfect man to complement her elite status as the mayor's beautiful daughter has stalled. Embarrassed that her younger sister will be married before her, she feels lost. Practically hopeless. Her failure to find a worthy husband has dampened her spirit. Almost.
Dante Holbrook hits the sleepy town of Cutter's Creek and Mary's world is immediately brighter. The high society man from Boston was most definitely worth waiting for. Dante is handsome and successful with practically every other trait Mary desires in a man. This match made in Heaven is going to be the talk of the town - in Cutter's Creek and Boston, too!
Then there's the pesky cowboy, Luke Ripley. This rascal simply cannot take a hint. His advances are unwelcome, but Mary can't find the right words to tell him to leave her alone. So, she's simply rude to him. Until she and Dante are officially betrothed, this will have to work.
Just as Mary's life is coming together, it starts to fall apart. The shallow young woman Mary has grown into finds a conscience and ethical code she never knew she had as a dark side of Dante emerges. Mary has a choice to make. Will she act on her hunch that something isn't right about Dante or will she overlook his questionable business practices? And how will Luke play into her decision?
Enjoy another sweet love story set in Cutter's Creek where historical western romance always meets a happy ending!
When Scarlett Johnson, a sporting woman from the Rosita Saloon, is chased by a scoundrel from the only place she can call home, she boards a train bound for the western frontier. But a chance encounter with a regretful Mail Order Bride gives her an idea - what if she could impersonate the woman? Even if only for a few days - for a warm bed and a hearty meal or two. She won't marry the man, but maybe she could hole up on the ranch for a while, just until she figures out a way forward.
Joe Baker, a cowboy working on the Moore ranch, waits in Cutter's Creek for the stage coach to deliver his Mail Order Bride. But when she arrives, she isn't the woman he expected her to be. She's beautiful and colorful and makes his heart pound. But is she the bride he sent for?
Will Scarlett's ruse be exposed? Or will she beguile the man she has no intention of marrying?
When secrets from the past come back to haunt them, both Joe and Scarlett have decisions to make, and Scarlett's life will be thrust into danger. Can they find love? Or are they destined to be torn apart by circumstances beyond their control?
Journey back to Cutter's Creek where old friends await, good always triumphs over evil, and love overcomes all else in the old west.
Angel Dawsonwill die if she doesn't find help.
After the loss of her father, all she has left are his cameraand the will to survive. On the brink of starvation, she heads for the oneplace that's ever felt like home, Cutter's Creek. Though she hasn't been backin years, she has memories there of a boy named Fin.
Fin McGregor is known as the man who can fix any problem, aslong as it's someone else's. Unable to give up what he feels is hiscalling, he doesn't want to take over the family farm. When pretty Angel returns,he finds himself overcome with the need to hold her close and make her stay.
As keepsakes from the past begin to reveal the truth about Angel'slegacy, she will have to make a heartbreaking decision to determine what ismore important, her father, or a keepsake of her own.
Maisie Woodhouse loved her mother. She loved her kindness, her loving nature, her nurturing. Too bad all of it was gone. Grief-stricken and bitter, Sarah Woodhouse was making her daughter’s life miserable. And things didn’t look about to change.
Jonathan Bridger was finally free! Free from the corral of complaint, pettiness and strife of his family. And now that he was, he returned to the only place he knew of to have a fresh start, a life of his own. And when Maisie Woodhouse caught his eye, he thought everything he wanted was now at his fingertips. But then he met her mother …
Can two battered souls come together long enough to heal another, let alone find love? Find out in these sweet, clean and wholesome historical western romance!
Janine Hewitt is happy. Mostly happy, that is. She has a wonderful family, plenty of friends, and her husband adores her. But something is missing. Something big.
Thad Hewitt is a loving husband and father. He works hard to keep his family comfortable and well fed. He's a God-fearing man who thanks the Lord daily for all the ways he's been blessed. Though he can't quite put his finger on it, he knows something's wrong with his wife. He thinks he's come up with the perfect plan to cheer Janine up. Their wedding anniversary is coming and he wants to give her a special gift. A grand gesture to put a little spark back into their marriage.
The plan is set in motion and Janine is none the wiser about what her husband is cooking up. When she becomes suspicious about his odd behavior, will the wedge that's developed between them be hammered deeper? Trust and communication in a marriage is the foundation. When that foundation cracks, can it be repaired?
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