Colorado PromiseeBook - 2013
1875. High-society New York belle, Emma Bradshaw, is forced to give up her dreams of college when her father gets "western fever" and moves his family out to a utopian town in Colorado Territory. Now stuck with her emotional mother and controlling father, Emma sees no way out of her lonely prison--unless her childhood friend, handsome Randall Turnbull, might perchance fall in love with her and marry her. It's not by accident he's come out to Colorado with them to work for the railroad under his pompous father. But for once Emma doesn't mind that her parents have acted as matchmakers. Randall seems the perfect man for her, and she's eager for him to court her. Lucas Rawlings, veterinarian and horse lover, has lived on the Front Range for three years at Sarah Banks's horse ranch, after stumbling down from the Rockies consumed with grief. Since losing his precious wife and baby in childbirth, he doesn't think his heart can bear ever loving again. But Sarah, a half-Cheyenne with a medicine woman for a grandmother, has a vision showing it's time Lucas married again. He scoffs until he rescues Emma in a sudden hailstorm and their lives become intricately entwined.Emma yearns for the comfort and familiarity of Randall's company, but Lucas's easy confidence and gentle ways snag her heart. And not only is he ruggedly handsome, he openly speaks his mind--which riles her father and brother. Emma finds life hard to adjust to on the Front Range, with grasshoppers and drought and blizzards. But when ranchers try to force Sarah and her boys off their land, and Emma's sister-in-law's pregnancy is in peril, Emma's worries multiply. Then, when her brother takes up dangerous company, the lives of her family and the cowboy she's come to love are threatened. It will take a miracle--and the strength of true love--to come through unscathed.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Ubiquitous Press, 2013
Branch Call Number: EBOOK SELF-E
Characteristics: 1 online resource