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|Format: DRM Free ePub|
Vendor: Barbour Books
Publication Date: 2012
Relive history on the American Great Plains as penned by nine different multi-published authors. Follow pioneers, immigrants, and orphans through their adventures, heartaches, challenges, victories, and romances. You are sure to find more than one favorite among nine stories in this unique collection to warm your heart and inspire your faith.
Cathy Marie Hake is a Southern California native. She met her two loves at church: Jesus and her husband, Christopher. An RN, she loved working in oncology as well as teaching Lamaze. Health issues forced her to retire, but God opened new possibilities with writing. Since their children have moved out and are married, Cathy and Chris dote on dogs they rescue from a local shelter. A sentimental pack rat, Cathy enjoys scrapbooking and collecting antiques. "Im easily distracted during prayer, so I devote certain tasks and chores to specific requests or persons so I can keep faithful in my prayer life." Since her first book in 2000, shes been on multiple best-seller and readers favorite lists.
Lynn A. Coleman is an award-winning and bestselling author of Key West and other books. She began her writing and speaking career with how to utilize the Internet. Since October 1998, when her first fiction novel sold she's sold 30 books and novellas.
Lynn is also the founder of American Christian Fiction Writers Inc., and served as the group's first president for two years and two years on the Advisory Board. One of her primary reasons for starting ACFW was to help writers to develop their writing skills and to encourage others to go deeper in their relationship with God. "God has given me a gift," says Lynn, "but it is my responsibility to develop that gift."
Lynn has spoken at writers groups, women's groups, home-schooling organizations, church groups, conferences, workshops and retreats. "Lynn is informative, humorous, and approachable--what more can you ask for?" said one attendee.
She makes her home in Keystone Heights, Florida, where her husband of 41 years serves as pastor of Friendship Bible Church. Together they are blessed with three children, one in glory, and eight grandchildren.
In first grade, Janet Spaeth was asked to write a summary of a story about a family making maple syrup. She wrote all during class, through morning recess, lunch, and afternoon recess, and asked to stay after school. When the teacher pointed out that a summary was supposed to be shorter than the original story, Janet explained that she didn’t feel the readers knew the characters well enough, so she was expanding on what was in the first-grade reader. Thus a writer was born. She lives in the Midwest and loves to travel, but to her, the happiest word in the English language is home.
wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Some good pioneer storiesNovember 9, 2014wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I really enjoy the omnibus books with the short stories. They may take a while to read but each story tells how the pioneers had to depend on faith and even if they are afraid to step out in faith when they do it usually turns out for the good of each party involved. I just have to admire the hard work our ancestors went through to build this country and their determination to succeed.
VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A Great Collection of Prairie RomancesJune 30, 2012VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Nine authors team up in their new book, "The Prairie Romance Collection" published by Barbour Publishing Inc. to give us nine Historical Romances from America's Great Plains .
Lynn A. Coleman provides the first story, "After The Harvest" where Judith and Rylan not only find each other and learn to live in Kansas but help others find there place in town also. Mary Davis gives us "Love Notes", I just love this title, Laurel Rivers finds escape from her pain in a piece of music she finds and then she finds the composer. Lena Nelson Dooley provides "Mother's Old Quilt" where two people can find new life because Maggie has to restore an old quilt for the new stationmaster.
Linda Ford gives us "The Bride's Song" A tale where a city girl learns the joys of prairie life after she nurses a cowboy back to health. Linda Goodnight provides "The Barefoot Bride" where Emma advertises for a husband and Matt is using it to hide from his past. Cathy Marie Hake tells us about "The Provider" Will prejudice separate the Lena Swenson and Steven Halpern because of their nationality? Judith Miller gives us "Freedom's Ring" Hannah Falcrest is free from her late abusive husband but William Winslow seems to want to take his place. Kathleen Paul weaves "Returning Amanda" where Sheriff Jake Moore discovers a lost child and get Pamela Kotchis to help him find the little girls family. Janet Spaeth tells "Only Believe" Where Catherine is trying to bring in the harvest for her ill brother, by herself, and even though she refuses help her strength only goes but so far.
"The Prairie Romance Collection" is great fun to read. Each story, though different, gives you the sights and sounds and feel of living on The Great Prairie. This is a book where you wrap yourself in a cozy blanket, make yourself comfortable in your favorite chair and have warm cider to drink as you savor each story. All the stories are so well written and the romance is perfect, tender not overboard or forced. Take a look at the two fold out sleeves on the book to really give you the picture of what the prairie looked like. I enjoyed this book and look forward to more collections like this.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Barbour Publishing Inc. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."