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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

14 Best Christian Anthologies 2016

THE LASSOED BY MARRIAGE ROMANCE COLLECTION| 9 Historical Romances Begin After Saying "I Do" by Angela Bell, Angela Breidenbach, Lisa Carter, Mary Connealy, Rebecca Jepson, Amy Lillard, Gina Welborn, Kathleen Y'Barbo, and Rose Ross Zediker

Come along on a romantic journey jam-packed with all the angst of marriages founded upon practical choices as well as coercion. Meet nine couples who barely know each other before they find themselves suddenly married to please family, to stem the tide of gossip, to save the land and joined for life. But can love grow when duty comes before romance? CLICK HERE TO BUY THEBOOK

12 BRIDES OF SUMMER COLLECTION  | 12 Historical Brides Find Love in the Good Old Summertime by Mary Connealy, Amanda Cabot, Miralee Ferrell, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, Margaret Brownley, Susan Page Davis, Pam Hillman, Maureen Lang, Amy Lillard, Davalynn Spencer, Michelle Ule, and Vickie McDonough

Meet 12 adventurous Victorian era women—a beekeeper who is afraid of bees, a music teacher whose dog has dug up a treasure, a baker who enters a faux courtship, and six more—along with the men they encounter while making summertime memories. Will these loves sown during summer be strengthened by faith and able to endure a lifetime? CLICK HERE TO BUY THEBOOK

THE COWBOY'S BRIDE COLLECTION | 9 Historical Romances Form on Old West Ranches by Susan Page Davis, Vickie McDonough, Susanne Dietze, Nancy J. Farrier, Miralee Ferrell, Darlene Franklin, Davalynn Spencer, Becca Whitham, and Jaime Jo Wright

Ride onto the open range alongside cowboys and cowgirls who embrace the adventures of living in the Old West from Kansas to New Mexico, Colorado to Texas. Whether rounding up cattle or mustangs, training horses, fending off outlaws, weathering storms, competing in rodeos, or surviving drought these cowboys work hard each day. But when hardheaded men have their weaknesses exposed by well-meaning women will they stampede away or will a lasting love develop? Find out in this exciting collection of nine historical romances. 

THE COURAGEOUS BRIDES COLLECTION | Compassionate Heroism Attracts Male Suitors to Nine Spirited Women by Johnnie Alexander, Michelle Griep, Eileen Key, Debby Lee, Rose Allen McCauley, Donita Kathleen Paul, Jennifer Uhlarik, Jenness Walker, and Renee Yancy

Ride into adventures alongside nine determined women of yesteryear whose acts of compassion and bravery attract male attention. Marcy helps displaced Indians. Emmy tends wounds at Fort Snelling. Ronnie stows away on a cattle drive. Daisy disguises herself as a Pony Express rider. Elinor becomes an abolitionist. Mae tames wild horses. Hannah gets help for accident victims. Lucy’s curiosity unnerves criminals. Kate nurses soldiers on the battlefield. Will real dangers douse the sparks of love? CLICK HERE TO BUY THE BOOK

THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH ROMANCE Collection | 9 Stories of Finding Treasures Worth More than Gold by Amanda Barratt, Angela Bell, Dianne Christner, Anne Greene, Linda Farmer Harris, Cynthia Hickey, Pam Hillman, Jennifer Rogers Spinola, and Jaime Jo Wright

Rush to California after the 1848 gold discovery alongside thousands of hopeful men and women. Meet news reporters, English gentry, miners, morticians, marriage brokers, bankers, fugitives, preachers, imposters, trail guides, map makers, cooks, missionaries, town builders, soiled doves, and more people who take advantage of the opportunities to make their fortunes in places where the population swelled overnight. But can faith and romance transform lives where gold is king?

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN TEXANS ROMANCE COLLECTION | The Hart Brothers Must Marry or Lose Their Inheritance in 7 Historical Novellas by Amanda Barratt, Susan Page Davis, Keli Gwyn, Vickie McDonough, Gabrielle Meyer, Lorna Seilstad, and Erica Vetsch

Seven brothers must marry within 1874 or lose their inheritance.

Meet the seven Hart brothers of the 7-Heart ranch in central Texas. Each man is content in his independent life, without the responsibilities of a wife and children—until their father decides 1874 will be the year his grown sons finally marry, or they will be cut from his will. How will each man who values his freedom respond to the ultimatum? Can love develop on a timeline, or will it be sacrificed for the sake of an inheritance? 

THE BLUE RIBBON BRIDES COLLECTION | 9 Historical Women Win More than a Blue Ribbon at the Fair by Cynthia Hickey, Jennifer AlLee, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Angela  Breidenbach, Darlene Franklin, Niki Turner, Tiffany Amber Stockton, Becca Whitham, and Gina Welborn

Meet nine men and women whose competitive goals take them to state and county fairs between 1889 and 1930. From baking pie to polishing pigs, from sculpting butter to stitching quilts, everyone has something to prove to themselves and their communities. But in going for the blue ribbon, will nine women miss the greatest prize of all—the devoted heart of a godly man?

THE AMERICAN HEIRESS BRIDES COLLECTION | Nine Wealthy Women Struggle to Find Love in a Society that Values Money First by Lisa Carter, Mary Davis, Susanne Dietze, Anita Mae Draper, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Lisa Karon Richardson, Lynette Sowell, and Kimberley Woodhouse

Meet nine young women in America between 1866 and 1905 who have been blessed by fortunes made in gold, silver, industry, ranching, and banking. But when it comes to love, each woman struggles to find true love within a society where “first comes money, second comes marriage.” What kind of man can they trust with their greatest treasure—their hearts?

THE RAILS TO LOVE ROMANCE COLLECTION | 9 Historical Love Stories Set Along the Transcontinental Railroad by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, Amanda Cabot, Lisa Carter, Ramona K. Cecil, Lynn A. Coleman, Susanne Dietze, Kim Vogel Sawyer, Connie Stevens, and Liz Tolsma

Journey the Transcontinental Railroad along with nine unlikely couples who encounter all the dangers and disappointments of traveling the rails in the late 1800s. From sight-seeing excursions to transports toward new lives, from orphan trains to circus trains, can romances develop into blazing love in a world of cold, hard steel?

WHERE THE HEART IS ROMANCE COLLECTION by Andrea Boeshaar , Carol Cox , Rhonda Gibson , Sally Laity, Jane West, Claire Sanders, Pamela Kaye Tracy, and Erica Vetsch

Journey along with nine women who find themselves on the move out of their comfortable lives and into the unknown as they set up new homes, take on new jobs, seek out loved ones, and encounter romance. Will their faith endure the hardships, and will love form when life is in transition? Written by nine inspirational romance authors who have a passion for American history and faith. CLICK HERE TO BUY THE BOOK


THE SECOND CHANCE BRIDES COLLECTION | Nine Historical Romances Offer New Hope for Love by Lauralee Bliss, Angela Breidenbach, Ramona K. Cecil, Pamela Griffin, Grace Hitchcock, Pam Hillman, Laura V. Hilton, Tiffany Amber Stockton, and Liz Tolsma

Meet nine women from history spanning from 1776 to 1944 feel the sting of having lost out on love. Can their hope for experiencing romance again be renewed? CLICK HERE TO BUY THE BOOK

SMALL-TOWN BRIDES ROMANCE COLLECTION | 9 Romances Develop Under the Watchful Eyes of Neighbors

by Janet Lee Barton, Susan Downs, Darlene Franklin, Pamela Griffin, Kelly Eileen Hake, Debby Mayne, Donita Kathleen Paul, Marjorie Vawter, Kathleen Y'Barbo

Join the fun and feel the romance in various historical communities from Massachusetts to Florida, Missouri to Texas. Meet ladies who take firm stands for their work in mills, orphanages, churches, schools, hospitals, and the like as they dance through courtship with their beaus. Can the nine couples develop lasting loves under the watchful eyes of their neighbors?

THE VALIANT HEARTS ROMANCE COLLECTION | 9 Stories of Love Put to the Test by Kristin Billerbeck, Darlene Franklin, Pamela Griffin, JoAnn A. Grote, Colleen L. Reece, Janet Spaeth, Jennifer Rogers Spinola, MaryLu Tyndall, Kathleen Y'Barbo

Join brave women who take on wars, social injustices, and westward expansion, living to find love and build a legacy in these nine stories of historical romance. From Virginia west to Oregon, meet Lucy, a nurse; Helen, a bookkeeper; Permelia, a farmer; Birdie, a seamstress; Francie, a writer; Collette, a widow; Christiana, a midwife; Glorie, a nurse; and Josephine, a maid, who each have their ordinary lives disrupted by mysteries and challenge—and extraordinary love. CLICK HERETO BUY THE BOOK

LOVE IS PATIENT ROMANCE COLLECTION | True Love Takes Time in Nine Historical Novellas by Erica Vetsch, Vickie McDonough, Janet Lee Barton, Frances Devine, Lena Nelson Dooley, Darlene Franklin, Jill Stengl, and Connie Stevens

Enjoy the slow dance through the courtship of nine historical couples in the American west, including the territories of Arizona and Wyoming. Just at a time in life when they have nearly given up on finding love, romance enters their lives. But will it be true love, and will it be worth the wait? Find out in this delightful collection written by eight bestselling authors of inspirational romances. CLICK HERE TO BUY THE BOOK

Have you read any? All? Which one is your favorite?

6 comments:

  1. There are some excellent books here! A few are still on my TBR pile.

    The Regency Brides isn't out quite yet--it comes out next month. Thanks for the shout out!

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  2. Thanks for featuring THE AMERICAN HEIRESS BRIDES COLLECTION on your list, Gina. It's much appreciated.

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  3. I haven't read any yet, but I have a STACK of them TBR. :::counts::: Yikes! I have fifteen of them. Sigh. Someday. :D

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    1. Fifteen??? Yikes! (I have probably that many too, LOL. Let's take a cruise and read them. Sounds feasible, right? Sigh a girl can dream.)

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    2. be careful, DeAnna!

      I had a vacation last month and thought I'd get ONE book read. No. Because I spent that time working on marketing.

      It's great to see all of these Barbours together!

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  4. Oh, Susie, that would be SO great! I want so badly to read these stories. I'm the type of reader who gets on a tear with a particular genre or author or time period, and all I want to do is read that. All these novella collections look so great. I'd love to just get away from everything and read. :D

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