The Farmer's Bride Collection
A Season to Sow, a Season to Reap, a Season to Love
Love is in season as you journey into rural America’s history and witness the harvest of romance through six delightful stories. From Minnesota to Florida, New York to Kansas, and Ohio to Louisiana, heroic men and women make sacrifices in order to create a home, nurture the crops, and secure a future for the next generation, but sometimes romance is almost an afterthought. Can love also grow down on the farm?
One Little Prayer by Kimberley Comeaux--Louanne Wise,a precocious nine-year-old girl, yearns for someone to call “Dad” since her own died in the War Between the States. Her mother has been running their Louisiana farm alone for too long. So when Louanne finds a man wounded in her woods, she feels her dreams could come true. But her mother may not be as easy to convince.
The Tie That Binds by Susan K. Downs--A band of fifteen orphans have arrived in Kansas on a train from New York City, including Anna and Andrew Clymer who are determined to stay together. Luck has it that each child is adopted by a single parent, but it will take a miracle to get the stubborn widowed seamstress and the arrogant wheat farmer together to form a family.
A Homesteader, a Bride, and a Baby by JoAnn A. Grote--Diphtheria has robbed Lorette Taber of her only sister and left her to care for her infant nephew. The Minnesota homestead the child inherited isn’t profitable, even if Lorette could manage to run it alone. How can a single woman earn a living and raise a child? And, how can she avoid ugly rumors that plague her friendship with a helpful homesteader?
The Applesauce War by Ellen Edwards Kennedy--In a mischievous attempt to match their children together, Verity McCracken’s and Pete Delorme’s fathers have created a real rift between the families. The McCrackens need help to harvest their bountiful apple crop, but the Delormes won’t lend one hand this year. Verity and Pete work together to try and decipher how the problem ever started between Christians, but that only makes the fathers madder. How can this rotten feud be mended?
Sunshine Harvest by Debby Mayne--What is a young woman to do when her father suddenly dies, her mother goes into depression, and a large crew of citrus harvesters are depending on her for their livelihood? Anna Drake is not a quitter and she won’t accept charity. But Daniel Hopkins is not deterred from showing Christian kindness, and soon Anna is surrendering segments of her stubborn heart.
New Beginnings by DiAnn Mills--Betsy Malone is living a lie. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Nicholas, and moving to an Ohio farm, Betsy tries desperately to hide her horrible secret: She no longer loves him, if she ever did. Always perceptive, Nicholas can’t be fooled for long, and Betsy fears what will happen when he discovers the truth.