Romance can be sweet or sassy with several new books!
First, for the sweet, a story of two mail order brides promised to the same man comes in Maggie Brendan's "Twice Promised."
Gretta and Cora are as different as can be. But both's circumstances have led them to accept the offer to be a mail order bride to a storekeeper out in the wilds of Colorado. But little do they know it will not be Jess Gifford meeting them at the train station, but his brother, Zach! Zach put in the ad to get his brother a wife, despite his reluctance. His plan is to see which one his brother falls for as the two women work at his store, and send the other back home or wherever else she wants to go. With no other options, the two women agree. They never counted on becoming friends, and Zach never counted on falling for one of them himself!
This is a fun story of romance, faith and second chances.
"Twice Promised" is published by Revell. It is $14.99 and 332 pages long.
Serena B. Miller tells the story of a young woman who weds a farmer to help him keep his children in "A Promise to Love."
Ingrid is tired of the abuse heaped on her by her spoiled employer. When a handsome farmer witnesses it and actually steps in to help, Ingrid is grateful. When she learns the farmer is being put to an inquest into the death of his wife, she finds herself agreeing to marry him so he can keep custody of his passel of daughters from their grandparents' determination to take them. Ingrid soon bonds with her new family and comes to love her husband. But can she hope he will ever love her back, as he is still in love with the memory of his troubled wife?
A warm story of one young woman's courage, this is sweet romance that is about family and forgiveness.
"A Promise to Love" is published by Revell. It is $14.99 and 352 pages long.
For a spicer read, check out "The Trouble with Cowboys" by Melissa Cutler.
After competing in a cooking reality show, chef Amy is ready to retire home and lick her wounds and try to open her own restaurant. Played by a "cowboy" cook, Amy vows never to trust anyone with a cowboy hat and winning smile again. That is until she meets Kellan. The owner of a local ranch, Kellan charms Amy right off her feet, but Amy doesn't want a relationship with him since she's been hurt before. And yet she can't break free of him either. But when she discovers a secret about Kellan, things change between them? Is Kellan just like the other cowboys Amy has loved and lost? Or is he the one who is meant to stay?
This is a hot romance that will heat you up on cool fall nights.
Amy and Kellan's chemistry is undeniable and will make the pages sizzle!
"The Trouble with Cowboys" is published by Kensington. It is $6.99 and is 320 pages long.
Rosalind Lauer returns to her Seasons of Lancaster series and the King family in "A Simple Autumn."
Two of the King brothers look for romance in this new book in the popular Amish series. Jonah has always loved Annie Stoltzfus, but her eyes have only been for Adam, his older brother. Now that Adam has married, Jonah hopes Annie's attentions will turn to him, but is too shy to speak up. Can he ever find his nerve to claim his love?
Meanwhile, Gabe is going through rumspringa, a time in the young people's lives where they turn outside the community to experience the outside world to make sure their life is what they really want. While Gabe is having fun doing that, he is still courting the schoolteacher Emma Lapp. Emma is choosing the Amish way, and wants to be with Gabe, but it seems as if he is pulling farther and farther away and into the outside world. Will their love stand a chance?
This is a sweet, simple series that will warm your heart with characters who charm.
"A Simple Autumn is published by Ballantine Books. It is $15 and 377 pages long.
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