Item description for Nebraska Legacy: Mail Order Husband/Temporary Husband/Kiowa Husband/Renegade Husband (Heartsong Novella Collection) by DiAnn Mills...
Overview This beguiling collection of four stories involves American settlers who became husbands in the most unusual of circumstances. Gabe Hunters leaves Philadelphia and his book studies to answer an ad for a husband and father on a Nebraska farm. Riley O'Conner's marriage proposal is a woman's ticket out of jail and into a battle of perspectives. The scout Painted Hands marries a young woman--for propriety's sake--on the Oregon Trail. Caleb Windsor attempts to waylay his twin's outlaw lifestyle by arranging a marriage for his brother. Will these restless men be able to find peace within a marriage?
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Studio: Barbour Publishing, Inc
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5" Height: 1.5" Weight: 0.725 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2006
Publisher Barbour Publishing Company
ISBN 1597891061 ISBN13 9781597891066
Availability 0 units.
More About DiAnn Mills
Best-selling author DiAnn Mills combines adventure with unforgettable characters to create suspense-filled novels. In addition to publishing more than fifty books, DiAnn is also the Craftsman mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.
DiAnn Mills currently resides in Houston, in the state of Texas.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Nebraska Legacy: Mail Order Husband/Temporary Husband/Kiowa Husband/Renegade Husband (Heartsong Novella Collection)?
lovely anthology of four romantic novellas Nov 26, 2007
DiAnn Mills' "Nebraska Legacy" is a lovely anthology of four romantic novellas.
"Mail Order Husband" is the story of Lena, a widow who places an advertisement for a husband to help run her farm and raise her two sons. Gabe Hunters answers the ad and moves from Philadelphia to Nebraska. Unfortunately, Gabe was raised in the city and knows nothing about farming. He is definitely not Lena's dream come true. Lena isn't Gabe's dream girl, either. He has always been ridiculed by pretty women! Can the two of them learn to live with - and maybe even love - each other?
"Temporary Husband" is the tale of Nettie, a woman who spent her "marrying years" caring for her ill parents and has resigned herself to the fact that she will never have a husband and the children she desperately desires. She feels her calling is to passionately oppose the horrors of drink, and is thrown in jail when she becomes a nuisance to the saloon owner who also happens to be the town judge. Riley is a changed man. Once prone to drink and carouse, he has now devoted his life to the Lord and wants to thank the man who introduced them. Unfortunately, that means returning to the town where the judge has sworn to throw Riley in prison if he ever laid eyes on him, again. And that's where Nettie and Riley are reunited. A condition of their mutual release from jail is that they marry. Will what the judge intended as punishment actually be a blessing in disguise?
Painted Hand, a white man raised by the Kiowa Indians, agrees to remain behind the wagon train with Sarah, whose parents are dying of an infectious disease. Their story is told in "Kiowa Husband". For the sake of propriety, the two must wed before they are left alone to care for her dying family. Will this marriage of inconvenience blossom into something beautiful on the Oregon trail?
A case of mistaken identity and manipulation is at the heart of "Renegade Husband," which tells Caleb and Audra's story. Audra has come to town to marry the local preacher. Caleb is the preacher's twin brother, and an accused outlaw. Unfortunately, Caleb has been covering for his brother's crimes for too long. Will he be able to clear his name and win his lady love before she marries the wrong man?
A good read Oct 17, 2007
I agree with another reviewer: It is sure nice to read about the man. I found all three stories fun and worthwhile.
All of the books showed a need for love, acceptance, and patience as well as compromise. It is hard to imagine being thrust into any of these circumstances. Well, Mills puts it all together very well. I found Kiowa Husband to be my favorite- it had plenty of excitment in it. I found the characers to be very likeable and the descriptions of their emotions-- well, you really felt what they did. What a great writer.
Nebraska Legacy May 8, 2007
I enjoyed reading this book about the grooms/men instead of the brides/females all the time. Very good book
I absolutely loved this book Jul 4, 2006
I was strolling through a book section, and literally picked this one up, not knowing a thing about it, and I have to tell you, I AM SO GLAD I DID. This book just captured my heart. The stories come alive as you read their amazing stories. I am definitely going to buy more of her books. What a delight!