- Publisher: Jenny Creek Tanner Books & Fire Up Your Goals LLC
- Available in: Kindle
- Published: August 16, 2015
Bettie Cummins sat with her sisters as Pastor Victor Cullen preached about Joseph and the blessings God worked through him, but her mind wandered to whether his recent attentions were more than just an interest in her faith. . .
She was bound to her newly claimed land, and she knew he was bound to his church. But neither knew the blessings God would work to bind them together.
It’s 1862, and four orphaned sisters find themselves in the bustling city of Yankton in the Dakota Territory when one of them accepts a marriage proposal from a young man who needs to marry to stake a homestead claim. In this clean Western romance series, author Jenny Creek Tanner weaves a heartwarming tale of the love the sisters have for each other, and the love they find with the rugged men of the homestead prairies of Dakota.
˃˃˃ Meet Bettie Cummins. . .
Bettie’s decision to claim a homestead for her and her sisters seemed like the right thing to do at the time, but she realizes now that her decision has bound her to that land for at least five years. Her sister Winnie is married and expecting, and she knows her other two sisters will likely be courted and marry before her.
But the emptiness she feels is short-lived when Pastor Victor Cullen helps to fix the leaky roof and she feels something more in his kind gaze. . .
˃˃˃ Meet Pastor Victor Cullen. . .
Pastor Cullen’s passion is for his church, but he yearns for a blessing from the Lord that would fill the ache in his heart for a companion, a wife. When troubles at the Cummins homestead seem like a sign from God, he takes the opportunity to help Bettie and her sisters out of compassion for his flock.
But the troubles run deeper than a leaky roof. The evil, land-hungry Bart Goodrich has stepped over the line to try to force Bettie and her sisters, and Russell and Winnie Hanson, from their land.
Will Bettie discover that her decision to homestead is a blessing in disguise, and that her feelings for Pastor Cullen are stronger than she realizes?
Will Victor learn that God has more in store for him than being the faithful leader of His church, and that the feelings he has for Bettie are the gift he’s yearned for?
And will the evil Bart Goodrich strike a blow to the young Hanson family, Bettie, Callie and Essie Cummins?
The “Dakota Mail Order Brides” series includes:
Book 1 – “Homestead HEART: Winnie’s Story”
Book 2 – “Homestead FAITH: Bettie’s Story”
Book 3 – “Homestead COURAGE: Callie’s Story”
Book 4 – “Homestead HOPE: Essie’s Story”
This book is the second in a series, but can be read as a stand-alone book as well.