The Heart's Frontier, The Amish of Apple Grove Series #1   -     By: Lori Copeland, Virginia Smith
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Kansas,1881-On a trip to visit relatives, Emma Switzer's Amish family is robbed of all their possessions, leaving them destitute and stranded on the prairie. Walking into the nearest trading settlement, they pray to the Lord for someone to help. When a man lands in the dust at her feet, Emma looks down at him and thinks, The Lord might have cleaned him up first.

Curtis Carson, heading up his first cattle drive, is not planning on being the answer to anyone's prayers, but it looks as though God has something else in mind for this kind and gentle man. Plain and rugged-do the two mix? And what happens when a dedicated Amish woman and a stubborn trail boss prove to be each other's match?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0736947523
ISBN-13: 9780736947527
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Series: Amish of Apple Grove

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An exciting new Amish-meets-Wild West adventure from bestselling authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith weaves an entertaining and romantic tale for devoted fans and new readers.

Kansas,1881--On a trip to visit relatives, Emma Switzer's Amish family is robbed of all their possessions, leaving them destitute and stranded on the prairie. Walking into the nearest trading settlement, they pray to the Lord for someone to help. When a man lands in the dust at her feet, Emma looks down at him and thinks, The Lord might have cleaned him up first.

Luke Carson, heading up his first cattle drive, is not planning on being the answer to anyone's prayers, but it looks as though God has something else in mind for this kind and gentle man. Plain and rugged--do the two mix? And what happens when a dedicated Amish woman and a stubborn trail boss prove to be each other's match?

Author Bio

Lori Copeland is the author of more than 100 titles, including A Kiss for Cade and Under the Summer Sky. Her beloved novel Stranded in Paradise is now a Hallmark Channel Original Movie. Her stories have developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market. She lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband, Lance. Virginia Smith is the author of more than 20 inspirational novels and 50 articles and short stories. An avid reader with eclectic tastes in fiction, Ginny writes in a variety of styles, from lighthearted relationship stories to breath-snatching suspense.

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"The Heart's Frontier is one of the most compelling western romances I've ever read. The authors wove fun and laughter into the storyline, along with all the ruggedness and dangers of the frontier—specifically, the famous Chisholm Trail. This is Amish-meets-Wild West at its hoof-thundering, heart pounding, Plain old best."
—Delia Latham, author of the Solomon's Gate Series

"I was impressed with how well this book was written and researched. The characters' back stories and personalities were revealed expertly over the length of the story; I felt I was coming to know them all as naturally as if I were another character in the book. I definitely recommend this exciting, yet gentle story of the power of faith, hard work, and family in overcoming prejudice and evil."
—Cayenne DaBell

"I found this a good book to wrangle with on the patio swing, with my gal at my side."
—Alan Daugherty

"The Heart's Frontier was a great read from cover to cover. I loved the telling of the story through humor and faith."
—Patti Chauza

"Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith spin a fast-paced, romantic tale with a rich historical setting."
—Susan Kroupa, susankroupa.com

"How can you not love this book? Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith made it feel as if I was traveling with everyone on the wagon and I hated for this book to end."
—Tonya Speelman

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  1. South Australia
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Start to a New Series
    March 28, 2015
    Margot
    South Australia
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Heart's Frontier, The - eBook.
    I just love the "Englisch meets Amish" genre of Christian romance novel, and this is one of the best.All the characters were so well described and likable, the action was certainly plentiful, and the romance was delightful. Emma was most lovable, and Amish girl devoted to her faith, her family and her close-knit Amish community. Luke was also very endearing - a cocky young cowboy leading his first cattle drive with a great sense of devotion to the task. But he is also a godly man, ready to lend a helping hand to a family in need - Emma's family. Love blossoms and the story is so beautifully developed - the dilemma both young ones face as getting together across the great divide of their lifestyles seems so unlikely, but staying apart seems so impossible too. I'm already reading the next in the series! Highly recommended.
  2. Arizona
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Loved this story!
    November 22, 2012
    Michelle Sutton
    Arizona
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I'm not much of an Amish fiction fan, though I have enjoyed a few over the years. But I love love love historical fiction. So when the opportunity to read a combination of both came, I thought, why not give it a try? Well, I ended up loving it. The story was so heartfelt, and rather than making it sound like religion was the answer (the Plain life) it focused on Love being the answer. All in all, it was a warm, heart-felt novel. I had a warm glow in my chest at the end. We give up a lot of things for love, but the truth is without love, many of the things we used to care about mean nothing anyway. I loved that message in this story. It was loaded with adorable humor and distinct characters. The grandmother was a hoot, and honestly, there wasn't a character I didn't like...well, other than the bad guys. I'd highly recommend this book for people who want a feel-good read, but one that has a bit of spiritual depth to it as well.
  3. Columbus, MS
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    TEN THUMBS UP
    September 13, 2012
    kcjeanette
    Columbus, MS
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    What a great read. I do have to admit I was a bit leary about reading this book since I grew up in the area the story is taking place. However, most of the stories I heard as a kid was the same as how these authors told the story. I then passed the book on to my 90 year old mother and she loved it too. So job well done! You will not be disappointed in this great read, go out and get it today!!
  4. New Paris, IN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A nice easy fast read.
    September 8, 2012
    Nancy
    New Paris, IN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I thoroughly enjoyed the Amish in a western setting. Totally unexpected. It is the first that I have read of Amish actually leaving the faith.
  5. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Sweet Story
    September 4, 2012
    scw1217
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    I was asked to read this book by one of the authors, Virginia Smith, whose work I greatly admire. Not being familiar with the Amish or having read any Amish fiction, I was unsure how I'd react. However, I have to say with my entire heart that I loved this story. It's so sweet with such likeable characters. The aspect of two different faiths is handled carefully and respectfully. The setting places you in the old west, sweeping you out onto wide open horizons. It has a nicely handled plot and a wonderful romance. If you love a clean western romance with a Christian message, this is a great book to pick up. I highly recommend it.
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Just two, "Heart's Frontier" and "A Plain and Simple Heart".

Q: when will the 2nd book be out?A Plain and Simple Heart

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"A Plain and Simple Heart" will be released in August 2012.

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