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The Rails to Love Romance Collection, 9 Historical Love Stories Set Along the Transcontinental Railroad,
by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, Amanda Cabot, Lisa Carter, Romana K. Cecil
Join nine couples as they encounter adventure, danger, and disappointment aboard the transcontinental railroad! From short sightseeing excursions to life-changing journeys, orphan trains to circus caravans, can blazing love develop in a world of cold hard steel? Find out in this collection of historical romances set in the late 1800s.
Number of Pages: 448
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 1.00 (inches)|
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Christian author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer writes historical and contemporary romances about women choosing to challenge their fears to become the strong women God intends. Author of A Mind of Her Own, A Brides Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee and Were Not Blended Were Pureed, a Survivors Guide to Blended Families. Sign up for her newsletter and get free stuff. www.dianabrandmeyer.com
RAMONA K. CECIL is a wife, mother, grandmother, freelance poet, and award-winning inspirational romance writer. Now empty nesters, she and her husband make their home in Indiana. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers and American Christian Fiction Writers Indiana Chapter, her work has won awards in a number of inspirational writing contests. Over eighty of her inspirational verses have been published on a wide array of items for the Christian gift market. She enjoys a speaking ministry, sharing her journey to publication while encouraging aspiring writers. When not writing, her hobbies include reading, gardening, and visiting places of historical interest.
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 38 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, but it is my responsibility to develop that gift."
Some of her other interests are photography, camping, cooking, and boating. Having grown up on Marthas Vineyard, she finds water to be very exciting and soothing. She can sit and watch the waves for hours. If time permitted she would like to travel.
She makes her home in Keystone Heights, Florida, where her husband of 42 years serves as pastor of Friendship Bible Church. Together they are blessed with three children, two living and one in glory, and eight grandchildren.
Connie Stevens lives with her husband of forty-plus years in north Georgia, within sight of her beloved mountains. She and her husband are both active in a variety of ministries at their church. A lifelong reader, Connie began creating stories by the time she was ten. Her office manager and writing muse is a cat, but shes never more than a phone call or email away from her critique partners. She enjoys gardening and quilting, but one of her favorite pastimes is browsing antique shops where story ideas often take root in her imagination. Connie has been a member of American Christian Fiction Writers since 2000.
Liz Tolsma is a popular speaker and an editor and the owner of the Write Direction Editing. An almost-native Wisconsinite, she resides in a quiet corner of the state with her husband and their two daughters. Her son proudly serves as a U.S. Marine. They adopted all of their children internationally, and one has special needs. When she gets a few spare minutes, she enjoys reading, relaxing on the front porch, walking, working in her large perennial garden, and camping with her family.
MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Fun journey back in timeFebruary 15, 2017MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5All aboard for a memorable historical journey on this railway to love. Nine talented authors contribute unique novellas to complete this collection. Some are favorites and others new to me. I enjoyed each story, which included outlaws, amnesia, orphans, and much more. The characters and settings and details are well developed, and the railway connection ties the book together. The contents are much more than romances, which is not my usual genre to read. I like the dramatic unfolding of a well-told tale, especially historical. I received this copy from Netgalley. All opinions are my own.
Claudia5 Stars Out Of 5Truly a delightful read!December 1, 2016ClaudiaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Truly a delightful read! The Rails to Love Romance Collection obviously has romance, but these delightful stories also have adventure, mystery, history and a bit of circus. Nine stories by nine different authors. From Mary Owen, who longs to be an adventurous single woman like her aunt, while her father encourages her to settle down with a husband to Ellen Myer wardrobe mistress for Ringling Bros Circus, who just wants to keep her job so she can pay for her mother's medical bills--there is a story that will put you on the trains of old and take you places you've never been.
Robin Willson5 Stars Out Of 5A good long read with a strong Historical Christian Romance theme throughout.October 22, 2016Robin WillsonQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A series of short stories with a railroad theme.
I like to read about women who can take care of themselves. They have the brains and pluck to keep going and get done what needs to be done - often putting others first. But then you add that encounter with a man who can come to her aid. And she learns that even though she is strong, it's nice to have someone around to help - and they become a team. Especially when he appreciates her qualities. I've met some consistent 'damsels in distress' who rely on a man for every whim. And the men who love to be needed and provide that constant assistance and care. But it's never been who I am or what I want. I prefer the other, strong independent type. In this book, you get all of the above. Plus those who don't think they're good enough for the one they love. And some Irish characters, a soft spot in my heart - they did play a strong part in constructing the railways. This is not a quick read, which I love. The theme is the same, but the stories are not shared.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the Barbour Publishing - Netgalley book review bloggers program. 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 Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements andTestimonials in Advertising.
MarilynCoral Springs, FLAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Nine novellas in one bookOctober 15, 2016MarilynCoral Springs, FLAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Rails to Love Collection is nine novellas all taking place in or around a train. They each have their own twist, style and romance. If you enjoy reading good clean historical romance novellas I think you will enjoy this one. I was given a copy of this collection from net galley for my honest opinion.
Outlaw on the Pueblo Excursion by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
Mary is not looking for love but adventure. Despite what her father wishes she has ideas of her own. When she finds she must rely on the handsome Wyatt for rescue will he be the adventure she is looking for after all.
Wyatt is not seeking love, he is seeking a good story. Yet when he is drawn to Mary and must rescue her from danger is there a chance for both?
The Depot Bride by Amanda Cabot
Eugenia has a love for photography even if that is not a job for women. When she is pressured to marry a man she does not love will her passion for photography lead her to the love of her life?
Mason did not know what to expect in this new job he has accepted, however the beautiful bosses daughter was never a part of the package. Will he be able to do his job, keep her safe and keep his heart whole?
Last Stop, Cordelia by Lisa Carter
I loved getting to know Cordelia and Neil in this exciting novella. Cordelia is a determined reporter, who tends to find trouble from time to time. Neil is not looking forward to having her around. He is a stubborn Irishman. I love their dialogue and banter throughout this novella. I could see this novella in becoming a series. Loved meeting many of the Irish men in this novella.
Train to Eden by Ramona K. Cecil
John has no idea what to expect when an injured woman falls into his life. Will history repeat itself or can he prove himself. John has no idea were this beautiful woman came from nor if she is guilty or innocent. I loved the unknown throughout this novella.
Love on the Rails by Lynn A. Coleman
Is a mail order bride the answer to Jeffery and Tildas problems or is there just no way to make such a marriage work. Jeffery has a lot to learn about marriage, and Tilda wonders what she has gotten herself into. Will the past tear them apart or will they learn what love actually is?
The Honeymoon Express by Susanne Dietze
This is a fun story full of surprise, Nash and and Ellen have no idea what to expect when they join a Honeymoon train. But between possible outlaws, a kidnapping and romance what will bloom.
Just for Lucy by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Amelia never imagined what would happen when she stepped off the train to deposit her charge. Amelia is a kind, loving, strong-willed woman who is not afraid of much expect allowing Lucy to be raised by unloving people. What will God have for Lucy and Amelia?
My Soul Waits by Connie Stevens
Rosemary and Jeremy both struggle to honor their fathers. When they both relent sometimes the outcome is not what you expect. Watching Rosemary and Jeremy both become the people God has for them is an exciting story. When his identity is revealed and her heart changes will they stand a chance at love?
Worlds Greatest Love by Liz Tolsma
Ellen is just tying to help her family, when things stack up against her will she be able to prove her innocence or is there just to much stacking up against her to find the truth?
Will doesnt know what to expect from Ellen. Is she telling the truth or is there more to the story. Are his feelings for her tainting his opinion.
Its About Time MamawCleveland, TexasAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Adventures on Rails to LoveOctober 14, 2016Its About Time MamawCleveland, TexasAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This collection of 9 books by 9 authors gave me a new perspective about the railroad in th late 1800's and of it's history. You can tell the characters and their stories were created with talent and from the heart of each of the authors.
I can not choose a favorite story because they each touched my heart. They revealed bravery, faith, trust, forgiveness and last but not least love. All the characters were on a path set by God.
The authors weaved scriptures through the telling of their stories. These can be more than helpful with our daily walk with God.
Now I would like to thank each one of these authors for a splendid job of putting these stories together, each story compliments, not competes with, the other.
I received an ebook copy of this book from Barbour Publishers via NetGalley for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review it is my honest opinion.