"Finding Home Series" Collection:
Cry of the West: Hallie
Rescue on the Rio: Lilah
Missouri Challenge: Daisy
In CRY OF THE WEST, recently widowed Hallie Wells is facing a difficult situation. The sudden demise of her husband after selling their farm and just about everything they owned to travel west on the Oregon Trail, has left her stranded with an eight year old son. Dare she ask Cooper Jerome, recently returned from the War of the States, if he would put his life on hold for, say, five months to drive her wagon; and that doesn't include his return trip. At this point, she's out of options.
In RESCUE ON THE RIO, Rush Garrett is hired by his friends, Cooper and Hallie Jerome (from book one), to find Hallie's sister, Lilah Parker, and persuade her to return to Oregon with him. The sisters parted ways twenty years earlier and Hallie longs to be reunited with her only sibling.
Lilah yearns for her family, but in her infrequent letters to her sister, she has lied about her occupation. Her sister believes her to be a seamstress, when, in truth, she is a wealthy man's mistress. Lilah's shame and fear that she will be disowned by her loved ones, causes her to reject the offer of Mr. Rush Garrett of his escort to Oregon. However, fate has other plans and plenty of adventure waiting for these less-than-likely lovers!
In MISSOURI CHALLENGE, Daisy Smithson and Tim Wells are reunited after seventeen years. They first met in Missouri at the age of eight and became fast friends. However, the night before Tim departed for Oregon with his recently widowed mother, Daisy dreamed they would one day marry. After she told Timmy her dream, he couldn't get away fast enough. Now, he has returned to Missouri to appease the constant tug in is spirit. His intent is to visit the farm he was raised on so as to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. Little does he realize he's about to discover a love that most people only dream of.
Trent Garrett reconciled with his brother, Rush Garrett, five years earlier for sins he committed with his brother's first wife, but the past still haunts him. Although attracted to Arizona Cayson, a squatter on his land, he makes no effort to deepen their relationship. The arrival of Tim and Daisy Wells only serves to enhance the loneliness he always feels. Fate is about to come knocking on his door with a wake-up call.
Excerpt from Missouri Challenge:
Even as Tim glanced around the poorly cared for grounds, nostalgia made him weak. He remembered his father and mother sitting on the porch in the evenings discussing the day's happenings. The old swing on the white oak remained, its wooden seat almost completely decayed. He looked toward the barn and outbuildings where he'd often run errands because of his pa's inability to walk long distances, having suffered infantile paralysis.
The sound of the front door opening brought him back to the present. A small woman with unruly dark red hair stepped onto the porch. She pointed a shotgun at him.
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