Evidence of Trust (Colorado Trust Series Book 1) by Stacey Joy Netzel and Stacy D. Holmes

COLORADO TRUST SERIES
Trust makes all the difference when love and danger collide.

EVIDENCE OF TRUST, Book 1

Having grown up under the excessive expectations of her CEO father, Brittany Lucas is as resistant to authority as the mustang she’s training for her boss. It’s a fault that lands her in more danger than she bargains for while camping in the back-country of the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Ranger Joel Morgan is used to having the upper hand in all his cases—until he runs into the headstrong blond while investigating disturbing incidents of poaching in the park. Brittany’s imprudent lie of omission awakens ghosts in his past, making the sizzling attraction between them unwelcome.

As he searches for evidence he can trust her, the monster mutilating wildlife turns his sights on Brittany, and Joel discovers he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her—even give his own life.

EXCERPT:

“Find anything interesting up there?” Randy Gifford asked.

“Just a camper in a restricted area.”

“You think it could be the guy you’re looking for?”

“It’s a woman. Camping where she shouldn’t be. I’m going to make sure she leaves in the morning, then return to my original route.”

“You may want to reconsider. That storm front I mentioned earlier is moving a lot faster than expected. It’s over the Never Summer Mountain Range and will reach your area tonight. Temperature’s dropping, too, so be prepared.”

Joel surveyed the heavy, gray clouds he’d noticed earlier. “What are they forecasting?”

“If it keeps moving, a couple inches. If it stalls, up to a foot.”

He muttered a curse. That would be a problem. “If that happens, we could be up here for a few days, so yeah, scrap the original route. The closest trailhead is Longs Peak, can you get someone to drop off my truck and trailer over there in the morning?”

“Will do.”

Five minutes later, he rode back into Brittany Lucas’s camp as she threw a couple pieces of wood on the campfire that’d been nothing but banked coals when he left. She brushed off her hands before bracing them on her hips.

“Now what?”

He dismounted to unpack his gear. “I’ll be camping here with you tonight.”

“Ranger Morgan, let me assure you, I have every intention of leaving in the morning.”

“And until then, I’ll make sure you stay safe.”

“I don’t need you to babysit me,” she insisted, irritation flooding her voice as she sat by the fire.

Ignoring the fact she’d heard him earlier, he met her stare over the top of Nobel’s saddle. “You got a gun?”

Her gaze faltered. “No.”

“Well, the poacher does, so I’m staying.” That shut her up, until he tossed his sleeping bag inside her tent.

COLORADO TRUST SERIES
Evidence of Trust, book 1
Trust by Design, book 2
Trust in the Lawe, book 3
Shattered Trust, book 4
Dare to Trust, book 5

Other Romantic Suspense by Stacey Joy Netzel
ITALY INTRIGUE SERIES
Lost in Italy, book 1
Run to Rome, book 2

Author: Stacey Joy Netzel and Stacy D. Holmes

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
345 reviews

Adam (Farraday Country Book 1) by Chris Keniston

Welcome to Farraday Country, a twist on the favorite 7 Brides for 7 Brothers theme set in cattle-ranching west Texas, with all the friends, family and fun that fans have come to expect from USA TODAY Bestselling author Chris Keniston.On a barren road in the pre-dawn hours, Adam Farraday, the oldest of seven siblings, happens upon a disabled sports car and an angel in white searching for a disappearing dog. What is it about this secretive redheaded beauty that intrigues him as no woman has before?After learning her fiancé’s true nature minutes before her wedding, Meg O’Brien drives as fast and as far away from her world as she can. Stranded with no money, and nowhere to go, the city girl must learn to fit in to small town life and all its quirky trappings. Too bad falling in love with her handsome rescuer is not an option.More Books in the Farraday Country Series:Adam Brooks – Book 2Connor – Book 3Declan – Book 4 – Coming November 2016Ethan – Book 5 – Coming December 2016Finn – Book 6 – Coming January 2017Grace – Book 7 – Coming February 2017For more books by multi-time USA TODAY Bestselling Author Chris Keniston, check out www.chriskeniston.com/books.html

Author: Chris Keniston

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
1181 reviews

Six Months in Montana (Montana Sweet Western Romance Series, Book 1) by Pamela M. Kelley

Molly Bishop loves living in Manhattan and managing a boutique luxury hotel. She’s about to be promoted to her dream job of General Manager, the role she’s been striving for her entire career.

There’s only one thing standing in her way.

The will of her childhood friend, Christian Ford’s grandfather. She hasn’t even seen Christian in over ten years, but a recent run-in with his grandfather during a rare visit home, resulted in a new condition to the will. Christian will only inherit the ranch he’s been running and the real estate development business that he has expanded, if he marries Molly and stays married for at least six months.

This is what I would call a cozy romance, it’s romantic and sweet and is set in a small fictional town about 30 miles from Bozeman, MT. Warning, if you prefer your stories with the bedroom doors wide open and the windows steamed up, you may be disappointed. :)

I love to cook and try new recipes and if you do too, you may want to check out the recipe I included at the end of the book, for Lazy Lobster Casserole, the dish that Molly serves her guests at the Rose Cottage Inn’s first wine dinner. It’s a recipe I know by heart and have made a million times and is great for special occasions. It’s a holiday tradition in our family to have it every Christmas Eve. :)

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Q & A with the Author

Q-This is a sweet western romance set in Montana with a marriage of convenience plot. Why Montana? Why a marriage of convenience? Hasn’t that been done to death?

A-The setting of Montana is actually what came to me first. I was inspired by a close friend who moved to Bozeman in her late 30’s because she’d visited the area once and it felt like home. She bought a kayak and joined a local kayak club to make friends and ended up meeting the love of her life. A year later married and now have a five month old baby boy. So now, to me, Bozeman means romance. :)

I grew up reading Harlequin category romances, and have always loved the marriage of convenience stories. I knew they were popular with western romances, with all the mail-order brides, and I wanted to put a modern spin on it. I loved the idea of a meddling grandfather who plays match-maker from the grave. Having the stipulation that Molly and Christian have to stay married for six months made the premise even more fun. I also have a soft spot for the idea of best friends (in this case former childhood best friends) who end up together.

There’s only one thing standing in her way.

The will of her childhood friend, Christian Ford’s grandfather. She hasn’t even seen Christian in over ten years, but a recent run-in with his grandfather during a rare visit home, resulted in a new condition to the will. Christian will only inherit the ranch he’s been running and the real estate development business that he
Q-What writers have influenced you?
A-Where do I start? There are so many! There’s a few main ones that come to mind who I really admire. Debbie Macomber is one. I love the sweet romances that she writes and the family focused women’s fiction and continuing series. I first discovered her when she was writing for Silhouette and fell in love with her voice. I bought every Debbie Macomber book as soon as they were released. Maeve Binchy is another favorite. I love the warm cast of characters that populate her stories. Danielle Steel is another writer I really admire. My sister and I read all of her books as soon as they are released. We always know exactly what we are getting with her books, a sweet escape with likable people and a story you can’t put down.

Q-What’s next?
A-I just released a cozy mystery, TRUST, which was really fun to write and is the first in a new series set in a seaside town in Massachusetts. I’m also working on MISTLETOE IN MONTANA, which is the next book in this sweet western romance series. This is Dan and Traci’s story and we first meet them here, in SIX MONTHS IN MONTANA. It will be out in early Februa

Author: Pamela M. Kelley

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
1251 reviews

Twins for the Cowboy (Triple C Cowboys Book 1) by Linda Goodnight

“There were regular men and then there were real men. Nate Caldwell was the latter.” Linda Goodnight is a RITA award-winning, New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of more than 3 million books sold.About TWINS FOR THE COWBOY:Her daughters are everything to her…Single mom Whitney Brookes needs this fresh start. A long-lost relative passed away and left her the ranch that’s going to be her saving grace. The only problem–it’s full of tiny critters that Whitney has no idea how to care for. She refuses to fail–her twin toddlers need the safety and security… and most of all, a place to belong. He’s been burned before.As rugged as the land, Nate Caldwell grew up on the 11,000-acre Triple C Ranch. He’s well acquainted with city women and is certain his new neighbor Whitney will bail as soon as her inheritance is settled. But that doesn’t stop his traitorous heart from leaping every time the determined redhead gets near. And those twins… they fill up the dormant places in his heart.When Whitney’s livelihood is threatened, Nate realizes just how deep his feelings for her have gotten. But will his help come too late…?Twins for the Cowboy is Book 1 in the Triple C Cowboys series. Other books include:*A Baby for the Cowboy

Author: Linda Goodnight

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
153 reviews

Katie: Clover Springs Mail Order Brides Book 1 by Rachel Wesson and Cindy Caldwell

Be sure to check out my new release, EMER is now available. http://amzn.to/1TaO9xm

When Katie O’Callaghan left Ireland in search of a better life in America, she never dreamed that she’d end up having to flee Boston and head West less than a year later. But after suffering at the hands of her greedy Uncle, she is forced to take the only way out she can … marry a stranger out west.

Daniel Sullivan is in need of a wife if he wants the bank to lend him money for his new business. Too bad the only girl he’s interested in – one he met during a train robbery – is already taken.
Katie is determined to honour her promise to marry her fiancé despite losing her heart to Daniel.

Author: Rachel Wesson and Cindy Caldwell

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
198 reviews

The River Girl’s Song: Texas Women of Spirit, Book 1 by Angela Castillo

Zillia Bright never dreamed she’d be orphaned at sixteen and left to care for her baby brother and Papa’s farm. With only a mule and a hundred-year-old shotgun, she must fight to protect what’s hers. Countless dangers lurk on the Bastrop Texas riverside. Zillia must rely on the help of her best friends, Soonie and Wylder, to hold her world together. With Zillia’s struggles come unexpected miracles, and proof that God might just listen to the prayers of a river girl.
Clean, Christian fiction with a romantic element.

Author: Angela Castillo

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
329 reviews

Fried Chicken and Gravy: A Christian Romance by Sherri Schoenborn Murray

Missy Stuart is humiliated when she burns dinner for the cute, yet outspoken new auto parts rep. But, when he suggests to her father that she should take cooking lessons from the old ladies down at his church, she wants to crawl under a car and die.

Missy is perfectly happy working in their auto repair shop and has no intention of spending more time in the kitchen. When she dutifully accompanies her father to church, she finds that she has more to learn than a bunch of recipes. This quirky Christian romance is set in Ridgefield, Washington, in the late seventies.

Author: Sherri Schoenborn Murray

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
146 reviews

Forever Cowboys Six Pack Omnibus by Hope Whitley

This is a six pack omnibus containing books one through six in the Forever Cowboys series. 1. Cowboys are Forever2. The Color of Forever3. Two Times Forever4. Cowgirls are Forever5. Love You Forever6. Finding ForeverYou will find a recurring cast of characters in all of these books, but each one is a complete, stand alone book with no cliffhangers. Every book has its own hero and heroine. This is a special promo price for a limited time, so take advantage of it to get yourself six western romance books at a bargain!

Author: Hope Whitley

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
118 reviews

A BRIDGE UNBROKEN (A Miller’s Creek Novel Book 5) by Cathy Bryant

Christian Contemporary Romantic Mystery/Suspense

Not all scars are visible…

A frightened runaway wants her painful past to disappear. Her plan to start afresh is derailed when she co-inherits her late grandfather’s farm with her high school sweetheart, the one responsible for the scars on her heart. But he isn’t the only ghost from the past. Someone else is out to get her and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Will Chance and Dakota lay aside old wounds and grudges to restore the old farmhouse and bridge, or will evil forces sabotage their attempts to forgive?

Other stand-alone books in the Miller’s Creek novels:
Texas Roads
A Path Less Traveled
The Way of Grace
Pilgrimage of Promise
Crossroads
And don’t miss the companion Bible study for A Bridge Unbroken:
THE FRAGRANCE OF CRUSHED VIOLETS (a Bible study on forgiveness)

Interview With The Author

Q – Why write stories about a small fictional town in Texas?

A – I grew up in a small Texas town, so I know all the pros and cons and absolute blessings of living in a place like Miller’s Creek–a laid-back, down-home lifestyle, wonderful folks, and even a few who think it’s their job to know everyone’s personal business. The stories were designed to give readers an experience of feeling like they’ve arrived at a place that feels like home.

Although the Miller’s Creek novels are technically classified as romances, they’re really so much more: southern fiction, women’s fiction (though I have a surprisingly high amount of men readers), suspense, comedy, drama, even a little bit of psychological thriller thrown in to keep readers turning pages. And each of the books carry a distinctive spiritual theme as well as an overall journey theme for the series. (Hence words like roads, path, way, pilgrimage, and bridge in the titles.)

Q – In what order should the books be read?

A – The books were created as stand-alone novels, so they can be read in any order. However, if you have OCD issues like me, you might want to read them in the order in which they were written:

-TEXAS ROADS
-A PATH LESS TRAVELED
-THE WAY OF GRACE
-PILGRIMAGE OF PROMISE
-A BRIDGE UNBROKEN (and its companion Bible study on the theme of forgiveness, THE FRAGRANCE OF CRUSHED VIOLETS)
-CROSSROADS

Q – So why will readers be interested in the Miller’s Creek novels?

A – Based on reader reviews, I’d say the books are compelling reads for these five main reasons:

1. They make readers laugh one minute and tear up the next.
2. They offer plenty of conflict and tension to keep readers turning pages.
3. The setting is compelling. (Some readers have compared Miller’s Creek to Mayberry, only Texas-style. And I’ve lost count of how many readers have told me they want to live in Miller’s Creek.)
4. The characters are endearing and relatable.
5. The books’ themes are spiritually impactful.

In addition, all the books are rated at 4.5 stars or higher.

Q – Have any plans to bundle the series into a collection?

A – Actually the first three books have been bundled. Readers can check out my Amazon author page for a full list of my book titles, including the collection. And a big shout out to my reader friends: Thanks for reading!

Miller’s Creek Novels eBook Categories:

Inspirational Fiction
Inspirational Romance
Christian Fiction
Contemporary Christian Fiction
Christian Romance
Contemporary Christian Romance
Christian Romantic Suspense
Contemporary Christian Romantic Suspense
Women’s Religious Romance
Christian Women’s Fiction
Christian Contemporary Western Romance
Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Author: Cathy Bryant

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
161 reviews

Broken Trails (The Montana Trails Series Book 1) by Bonnie R. Paulson

A lonely cowboy … a woman searching for hope. Can love bring enough healing to carry them through?

Nathan Rourke lost almost everything he holds dear. What he still has, he’ll do anything to keep. His Montana ranch is not just a place, it’s his home and what’s left of his family. He’s holding his own, making it work.
But then high-school sweetheart Emma reappears … and suddenly this cowboy’s life is as rough as a ride on an untamed bronc.
Emma Benson left high school without a word to Nate, rather than admit she was too ill to go on. Now she’s desperate to prove that she’s more than the disease that keeps her dependent on her family and friends. And she craves just one more chance at love.
Nate embodies the promise of a life free from the confines of her small world. But will loving her mean he must give up his own freedom?

No matter which path they choose, this young couple will be battling the odds

Saddle up for a ride along Montana trails you’ll never forget—lasso your copy of Broken Trails today!

clean, western romance, cowboy romance, wholesome, Montana, Trails, sweet romance

Author: Bonnie R. Paulson

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
130 reviews