The men in Robin's life have never been anything but pushers and users. Tony's intrusion into her exhausted world both infuriates her and intrigues her. Does Tony have a chance to break through the wall of ice Robin built around her heart?To Robin Bartlett, men were nothing more than violent users. After a hair-raising childhood, Robin and her two younger half sisters battled simply to survive. Determined to give her sisters a very different life from that of their mother; to never have to rely on a man for anything, she worked two jobs and put them both through college, while accepting help from no one. Her heart had turned to ice and she had no use for men or God.Antonio “Tony” Viscolli had grown up on the streets, homeless. At seventeen, he entered a downtown church with the intent of casing it, but found himself on his knees at the altar. After being fostered by the youth minister, Tony followed God’s leading and eventually became a very successful and powerful businessman. In a fallen world, he was a gem.When Tony bought the restaurant where Robin bartended, she immediately resented his intrusion into her well ordered, but exhausting, life. She suspected his offering her special attention and constant kindness was merely his way of expecting something from her in return, something she wasn’t willing to give.Tony knew God had led him to Robin. Would she ever allow herself to trust him? Could she ever allow herself to trust God? Or would the winter of their tragic youth rise from the shadows of the past and freeze any chance at happiness?
For readers who love a heartwarming romance and a rich historical setting comes a tale of a young woman with a heavy burden, the International Cotton Exposition, and the pursuit of true love.Eighteen-year-old Laurel Millard, youngest of seven children, is expected to stay home and "take care of Mama" by her older siblings, but Laurel has dreams of starting her own family. Operating a silk loom at the Atlanta Exposition will give her the chance to capture the heart of a man wealthy enough to take care of Laurel and any children she might bear, as well as her mother.Brendan Rochester's parents have given him an ultimatum: settle down with a wife or lose his family inheritance. At the Exposition, Brendan meets Laurel. Marrying her would satisfy his parents's command, she would look lovely on his arm for social events, and in her besotted state, he believes she would overlook him continuing pursuing rowdy adventures with his unmarried buddies. Brendan decides to woo...
Three Brides For Texas1875Schoolteacher, Prudence Taylor has inherited an equal share in a Texas ranch. She’s come to the Hill Country town of Testament Creek along with the other two young women who have inherited the ranch. Becoming the co-owner of a ranch is going to be a challenge. With faith and hard work Prudence reckons she and her friends will succeed.But they’ll need all the help they can get from the expert rancher who has caught Prudence’s eye. Handsome cowboy, Cal Logan. Cowboy and ranch foreman, Cal Logan can’t believe he has, not one, but three new bosses in the form of a trio of beautiful young Kansas City women. There’s going to be trouble on the ranch, and it won’t just come from showing the women how to become ranchers.The notorious ranch owner on the nearby spread seems determined to stop Prudence and her friends from starting their new life together. And he’s willing to cause plenty of trouble to get what he wants. Cal will have to become protector to the three newcomers. And that means getting close to the one woman who has captured his heart.A Hill Country Courtship Seems Inevitable.