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Number of Pages: 448
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Journey along in nine historical romances with those whose lives are transformed by the opulence, growth, and great changes taking place in Americas Gilded Age. Nine couples meet during these exhilarating times and work to build a future together through fighting for social reform, celebrating new opportunities for leisure activities, taking advantage of economic growth and new inventions, and more. Watch as these romances develop and legacies of faith and love are formed.
Union Pacific Princess by Jennifer Uhlarik - Cheyenne, Dakota Territory, 1867
In the hell-on-wheels rail town of Cheyenne, grieving Boston socialite Dara Forsythe must choose between her estranged father; Connor, a bigwig with the Union Pacific Railroad; and Gage Wells, a former Confederate sharpshooter bent on derailing the Transcontinental Railroads progress.
The Right Pitch by Susanne Dietze - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876
Guarded industrialist Beck Emerson agrees to sponsor his sisters all-female baseball team. But when pretty pitcher Winnie Myles throws a curveball that makes him team manager, it challenges his plan to play it safe in life and love.
A Gift in Secret by Kathleen YBarbo - New Orleans, Louisiana, 1871
May Bolen offers Sam Austin a marriage of convenience. He will get to run the company that drove his into bankruptcy, and she will be free from her fathers rule to travel the world. But when Sam meets May, he knows the offer is too good to be trueor convenientwhen hearts become tangled.
For Richer or Poorer by Natalie Monk - Newark, New Jersey, 1885
In order to bring her starving family to New Jersey, Polish immigrant Marcella Lipski must marry wealth. So she takes Americanization lessons from the poor-but-mysterious cart driver teaching her Englishand loses her heart in the process.
A House of Secrets by Michelle Griep - St. Paul, MN 1890
Ladies Aide Chairman, Amanda Carston resolves to clean up St. Pauls ramshackle housing, starting with the worst of the worst: a "haunted" house thats secretly owned by her beaua home thats his only means of helping brothel girls escape from the hands of the citys most infamous madam.
Win, Place, or Show by Erica Vetsch - New York City, 1890
Beryl Valentine, a socialite with a passion for horses, finds herself falling in love with her riding instructor, a man her parents will never accept. Will she follow her parents wishes, or let Gard Kennedy ride away with her heart?
The Fishermans Nymph by Jaime Jo Wright - Flambeau River, Wisconsin, 1890
The reclusive daughter of a fly-fisherman guide must read the waters for a wealthy gentlemans sport and send him back where he belongs before he hooks her heart and takes her away from the river she was born to love.
The Gardeners Daughter by Anne Love - Bay View, Michigan, 1895
When the nephew of a prestigious Chautauqua resort founder sets his eye on the new library assistant believing her an academy student, it will take more than reciting poetry for love to bloom when he learns shes the humble gardeners daughter.
A Tale of Two Hearts by Gabrielle Meyer - Little Falls, Minnesota, June 1899
Reputations and jobs are on the line when ladys maid, Lucy Taylor, and neighboring footman, Elijah Boyer, compete against each other for a place of honor during the annual community appreciation event hosted by their wealthy employers.
Erica Vetsch is a transplanted Kansan now residing in Minnesota. She loves books and history, and is blessed to be able to combine the two by writing historical romances. Whenever shes not following flights of fancy in her fictional world, shes the company bookkeeper for the family lumber business, mother of two, an avid museum patron, and wife to a man who is her total opposite and soul mate. Erica loves to hear from readers. You can sign up for her quarterly newsletter at www.ericavetsch.com
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rkfall5 Stars Out Of 5America's Gilded AgeJanuary 5, 2018rkfallQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What a great group of historical Christian fiction books. All of these authors combined write a great book at a time in history that's exciting to see penned about. It starts with a great story about a woman who has not really had a present father in her life but now she faces time with him, a great story premise to start it all off. There's another story about a man who tries to save women from lifestyles that were unfortunate because he watched his sister go through it. All together I would have to say that my favorite of all 9 was the Gardener's Daughter by Anne Love because it's set in Michigan and as I was reading I could picture its beauty. It's a story about seeing a person for who they truly are, with no pretense and loving them.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
BitsymcRed Lion, PAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Don't Miss This Collection of Stories!November 15, 2017BitsymcRed Lion, PAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A delightful novella collection of rags and riches romances by nine different authors. Its a fantastic way to discover new authors. The stories complimented each other, and each was a quick read. Set during the Gilded Age of the late 1800s, you will discover stories of faith and love. A wonderful gift idea for yourself or a friend!
joyful334209FLAge: 45-54Gender: Female1 Stars Out Of 5JESUS can change you from rags to richesOctober 1, 2017joyful334209FLAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 0Of Rags and Riches is a vagabond bag full of 9 Novellas. The stories have race cars, gentlemen, competitions, railroad, newspapers, native Americans, orphanages, adventures, Suspense, danger, baseball, forced marriage, mystery, righting wrongs, horses, mishaps, turmoil, College Romance and believe it or not there is a ton more. This book was abounding in mystery intrigue, fun, romance and love. Some of these stories can be very plausible today if you added modern day conveniences to things. These authors made a monumental feet - they blew me out of the water with each and every story being so intrinsically. These stories are stark and also lighthearted as well you cannot beat all that.
joyful334209FLAge: 45-54Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5GOD makes rags to riches.October 1, 2017joyful334209FLAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Of Rags and Riches is a vagabond bag full of 9 Novellas. The stories have race cars, gentlemen, competitions, railroad, newspapers, native Americans, orphanages, adventures, Suspense, danger, baseball, forced marriage, mystery, righting wrongs, horses, mishaps, turmoil, College Romance and believe it or not there is a ton more. This book was abounding in mystery intrigue, fun, romance and love. Some of these stories can be very plausible today if you added modern day conveniences to things. These authors made a monumental feet - they blew me out of the water with each and every story being so intrinsically. These stories are stark and also lighthearted as well you cannot beat all that.
RobbyeFayeAnniston, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Gilded Age RomanceSeptember 30, 2017RobbyeFayeAnniston, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection is a delightful set of nine novellas chronicling the lives of nine couples from a variety of socio-economic stations in life. The stories are set between the years 1867 and 1899, during a time in US history known as the Gilded Age (The term was coined from a satirical Mark Twain novel, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today).
I enjoyed each of the stories in the compilation-some, of course, more than others, but each had its own endearing qualities. I learned a few new words (which, by the way, I love to do when reading). For example: faille, a word defined by Wiktionary as a fabric woven from silk, cotton, or rayon with slight ribs.
I was so engrossed in the story of the all-female baseball team in Susanne Dietze's The Right Pitch that I was startled when members of the team were transported by carriage. The story is such a captivating and timeless saga that I forgot it was set in the 1800s!
Debut author Natalie Monk does an extraordinary job with her novella, For Richer or Poorer. I was drawn to Marcella Lipski and her plight in wanting to find a way to bring her family to America.
Each novella has a sweet story with messages of faith, hope and love; some have stronger messages than others, but all complement their stories well.
If you want a quick read or would rather spend more time lost in history, Of Rags and Riches is the perfect book to curl up with and get lost in the Gilded Age.
I received this book from NetGalley. However, I was under no obligation to post a review.