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33 books of Laurie Kingery

With beaux scarce in post-­Civil War Texas, practical Milly Matthews and her "Spinster Society" friends have their hands full protecting their ranches. Their only hope: advertising for mail-­order grooms. But aristocratic British cavalry officer Nicholas Brookfield isn't exactly Milly's idea of a cowboy-­or a man she can trust. And the more Nick proves himself as a ranch hand, the more he must hide his past from the woman he longs to make his own. Now Milly and Nick will need all their courage to face hidden dangers...­and believe in a love that can answer all their prayers.

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Claiming Their FutureFor the Thornton brothers, the Oklahoma Land Rush is the perfect opportunity to finally put down some roots. A new start, a new community--­what more could preacher Elijah Thornton need? Not a wife--­not after the pain of losing his fiancé­e. But something draws him to the pretty nurse whose eyes are clouded by trouble.­Only by claiming her own homestead can Alice Hawthorne avoid an unwanted marriage. Even Oklahoma may not be far enough away from New York to escape her past. Yet with courage--­and the handsome reverend's support--­can she forge a loving future?­Bridegroom Brothers: True love awaits three siblings in the Oklahoma Land Rush

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A Baby of Her Own Maude Harkey is resigned to a loveless life until a baby is born--­and orphaned--­at her boardinghouse home. She'll never be a wife...­but she can still be a mother. Yet a boardinghouse is no place for a newborn. Enter Jonas MacLaren--­a handsome, exasperating rancher with an offer too good to refuse. Jonas can handle running a ranch--­but handling his cantankerous mother is another matter. Maude matches his mother's stubbornness so she'll be a perfect live-­in companion. But she's there for his mother, not for him. He'll just have to keep his wounded heart closed to her beauty, her humor, her warmth and strength--­and her irresistibly adorable baby. Brides of Simpson Creek: Small-­town Texas spinsters find love with mail-­order grooms!

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When her little brother died, Faith Bennett lost her trust in God. She'­s kept this secret from the good people of Simpson Creek, yet she can'­t deceive Gil Chadwick. She'­ll be Gil'­s friend, but without a faith to match his, she can never be the handsome new preacher'­s bride. Though Gil cherishes Faith'­s friendship, he wants a wife. And in kind, upright Faith, he'­s convinced he'­s found her. The secret heartaches of his past fade as he watches her nurse his father. When danger finds her, he'­ll risk everything to save her. For where there'­s Faith, there'­s love...­and the promise of a new beginning together.­Small-­town Texas spinsters find love with mail-­order grooms!

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Man on a Mission... Nate Bohannan won't let anything stand in the way of his grand plans in California. Even if it means traveling there with unreliable huckster Robert Salali. But after a destructive bender in Simpson Creek, Texas, the unscrupulous Salali runs out, leaving Nate to carry the blame--­and the debt. He can fix broken furniture...­but can anything fix the despair in café owner Ella Justiss's eyes? When her café was destroyed, Ella felt sure she'd lost her dreams along with it. Yet somehow Nate's cheerful care and optimism fill her with hope again. Painful secrets from her childhood make Ella wary of men. When danger threatens, will Nate be the hero Ella can finally trust--­and love? Brides of Simpson Creek: Small-­town Texas spinsters find love with mail-­order grooms!

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He needs to turn his life around...­And Simpson Creek, Texas, is the perfect place to do it. On the run from his dangerous past, Sam Bishop is happy to find a town seeking "marriage-­minded bachelors.­" A wealthy wife is just what he needs to make his gambling problems disappear. But when Prissy Gilmore catches Sam's eye, she proves to be much more than a rich match. Sam wants to deserve her, wants to become sheriff and protect her hometown—­wants to be the man she believes him to be. Yet the true test is waiting, when his past returns to challenge his future.

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Though Caroline Wallace can't have a family, she can still have a purpose. Becoming Simpson Creek's new schoolmarm helps heal the heartache of losing Pete, her fiancé, to influenza. Then Pete's brother arrives, trailing a herd of cattle and twin six-­year-­old girls.­Jack Collier expected Pete and his bride to care for his daughters until he was settled in Montana. But bad weather and worse news strand Jack in Texas until spring. It's little wonder Caroline grows fond of Abby and Amelia. But could such a refined, warmhearted woman fall for a gruff rancher…before the time comes for him to leave again?

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Overnight, Delia Keller went from penniless preacher's granddaughter to rich young heiress. She's determined to use her money to find the security she's always lacked. And building herself a new house by Christmas is her first priority. But handsome Jude Tucker is challenging her plans and her heart.... The former Civil War chaplain hasn't felt peace in a very long time, and he has a hard time letting go of his past. But as Jude gets to know the spirited Delia, he longs to show her what true Christmas joy means. In the rugged Texas Hill Country, he'll reach for a miracle to restore his faith...­and give Delia his love for all seasons.

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