Montana Destiny Brides: Book 1
Declan O’Bryan left Ireland to seek his fortune in the New World, but the journey was long for a man without a penny to his name. It took years of back-breaking work as a sailor and a journeyman for him to finally reach Montana, and to have enough money to his name to earn the title of proud homesteader. There’s only one thing missing from his life now, and unlike the boys in town, he’s not convinced a man should find a wife in a catalog, the same way he buys a plow.
But for Margaret McGreggor, answering an advertisement for a wife is the only way she can get out of her sister’s cramped apartment and start a new life for herself. She came to America for adventure and opportunity, and marrying a stranger just might provide her with both.
When Torsten O’Conner’s false love leaves him for another man, he decides a change of scenery just might be in order. His brother, Kieran, is now the mayor of New Hope, Montana, and the prospect of putting Ireland far behind him and starting fresh as a homesteader in America might be just the thing.
But the life of a homesteader isn’t just hard, it’s brutally lonely. At his friends’ urging, Torn writes off for a wife from the east only to have a villain from his past arrive on the train.
Can Torn let go of his old feeling and put down his demons in order to take a chance on love?
When Anna Mae Flynn passes away, leaving three small children and a husband with a harvest to bring in, the only logical answer is to find Wyatt another wife… quick. He fights everyone at first, even himself, but he knows their logic is sound and their hearts are in the right place.
But Millie Carter is nothing like Wyatt’s dear Anna Mae, a fact that his grief causes him to point out at every turn. Can Millie win over a heartbroken man, or will the next train through New Hope take her home?
When Nathaniel Russell received the wonderful news that the bride he’d written off for would be arriving in New Hope, Montana, it was the happiest he’d felt since arriving to settle his claim. And when the strikingly beautiful but somewhat exotic-looking Katia stepped off the train, his heart leapt at the fulfillment of their months of exchanging letters.
But Katia carries secrets that no one in the town expected, secrets that run deep enough to keep them apart forever.
When Lady Moira Brennan leaves her home at Brennan Castle for the wilds of her own homestead claim in the Montana territory, she had no idea that a husband awaited her. Sold into marriage by her uncle, she arrives to find a bleak landscape of scarce farmers, all desperately trying to scratch out a living on their claims.
Pryor MacAteer came to Montana himself only three years ago, and his farm has prospered. All that he needs to make it complete is a wife and family, one whose passage he paid, and whose name is on the marriage contract.
Will Moira realize her dream of owning her own land and uncover the truth behind a marriage contract with her name on it?
Kimberly Carson, the oldest of Bernard Carson’s grandchildren, is headed off to Princeton in the fall, much to her family’s dismay. Everywhere she turns, one relative or another is trying to convince her to stay a little closer to home, if she leaves at all.
But a stolen day with her grandfather will reveal more about Kimberly’s family than she ever knew, including the secrets and the love surrounding the woman they have vowed never to speak of: Sarah Carson
When Laney McGrady–popular, beautiful college student and slightly spoiled semi-princess–is forced by her family to join the Carson Hill Ranch’s annual cattle drive instead of spending her summer at the beach with her friends, she plans to make sure everyone is as miserable as she is. That includes Axel Carn, former cowboy and brother to one of Carson Hill’s own ranch hands. But Laney learns to see herself in a whole new light when circumstances spiral out of even her control, forcing her to see herself the way others do. When her little brother gets separated from the group and is alone in the open grassland, it will be up to Laney to grow up a little bit and learn to put others’ first if she ever wants to find him.
When Rose Blalock agrees to take her long-lost grandfather on a cross-country trip, she never dreamed he’d drag her to his childhood home at Carson Hill Ranch. The former foster child has a family she never knew about, one that lives, works, and loves together in a way that she could never let herself imagine as a child.
Thanks to Mason Carn, her self-appointed tour guide to the ranch, Rose begins to understand the allure of cowboy life despite brushes with danger and conniving con men.
When one of the Carsons goes missing, all eyes turn to Rose and her grandfather, eyes filled with blame. Can she redeem them, and redeem herself in Mason’s eyes? Even harder, can she ever forgive herself and move on?
A lost, bedraggled stranger walks up to large animal vet Dr. Joshanne Ryan’s cabin on Carson Hill Ranch in the middle of the night. Romney Jens has been wandering for three days since his car broke down, and Joshanne knew she couldn’t just send him on his way. After his first food and drink in days, the stranger is allowed to spend the night in the barn until someone from the main ranch can come take him to his car.
When Joshanne learns that Romney will just have to sit tight for a few days until help can arrive, what does she do? She puts him to work! With her research into a disease that plagues the herd of Carson Hill on the line, there’s no time for playing games. But the more Joshanne and Romney learn about each other, the more they learn about themselves.
It’s a race against the clock to see if love really does overcome all obstacles, especially when disaster awaits.
As the time draws near for the twice-yearly cattle drive, Mr. Carson is feeling his age. He wants to be there when his grand-kids–all nine of them–experience the magic and the history of the drive for the first time. Emma Carson enlists her best friend to come from Houston to help wrangle the kids while their parents wrangle the herd.
But from the moment Dee steps off the bus and comes face to face with a vision from her dark past, trouble begins. Can she and Hawk patch up their differences long enough to save the kids from revenge gone wrong, and is the past ever truly behind them?