Taming the frontier is a daunting task-one that can't be burdened by the luxuries of life, including romance. When four settlers take on the chal lenging Colorado territory, they are surprised by how love springs up alongside their labors. Steven wanted a wife in name only to make him eligible for his inheritan ce. The former soldier and gambler is not husband material. What then is he to do with Megan when he takes her to his new mountain home? Em longs to leave a painful past in the East and work along friends to tame the wilderness. When she meets a former slave who is running from the law, will she have the strength to confront old fears? Lisa is penniless in a strange town and is desperate to return to the mountains. Will she make a bargain with a stranger to get herself home - even though a faceless enemy pursues him? Banjo thinks having a family is just a long-lost dream. When dubious bus inessmen threaten a widow, can she and Banjo overcome their independent pride in time to save her ranch? Love may seem like a frivolous addition to the pioneer lifestyle - but could it really be the key foundation stone upon which to build a new life?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5.1" Height: 1.4" Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2005
Publisher Barbour Publishing Company
ISBN 1593105819 ISBN13 9781593105815
I was excited to read this book, and very Disappointed by the time i got to the 8th chapter in the first book ( Megans Choice) I kept reading hoping it was going to get better but it never did!. I disliked it so much I put that book down and went read 3 more books that were wonderful, but thot maybe i'd give Lisa Broken Arrow a try.. Disappointed there too.. I didn't bother to read Em's only chance, and Banjo's new song. The characters were boring, and you didn't even know the people liked each other till out of no where one either kissed them, or asked them to marry them. You had no idea what either person in the story was thinking half the time. It had no emotion really.. and the lack of God wasn't that great either.. just seemed like a bunch of words to make a story that dragged on and on. I also found a few places where timing didn't add up.. One thing was said, and later another made me wonder where i was at in the book Dates weren't matching up.. at one point they said two months ago, then another it was 1 month.. i dont know but it was confuing!. I found this book a waist of time.
Great Book Sep 1, 2007
This book was so great. I especially enjoyed Megan's Choice and Lisa's Broken Arrow. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical Christian romance novels.
Great read Aug 13, 2007
These stories were very well done (with one exception that I'll get to later). I enjoyed all 4 stories. All were packed full of well developed characters, beautiful romances, and a touch of suspense (alright, more than a touch!).
It was nice to see one author write from so many different perspectives. While so many of these types of books include freed slaves, it was nice to have a story from their viewpoint, where they are the primary characters vs. the secondary. I also liked Banjo's New Song where the old guy gets the girl. After how wonderful he was in the other stories he was easy to cheer for.
The one annoyance I had wouldn't have bothered me if I hadn't been raised in Colorado. That is, I am curious as to why somebody who lived about 40 miles north of Denver would travel south to Denver to take a stage to Laramie, a city 60 or so miles NE of Denver. It irritated me to the point where I actually pretended the book was set South of Denver, more toward Castle Rock or CO springs... it's prettier down there, anyway!!
All in all, though, this book was terrific... very worthwhile.
Colorado Jan 11, 2007
This was just the kind of story I love to read. It was a good,clean story with no nasty lanaguage and a well written story line. I will be looking for more books like this one. I might add that I have already read Alabama which was a similar type of book. I very much enjoyed that book as well.
simple and nice Apr 6, 2005
The first book is about Megan and Steve and their marriage of convenience. Megan is drawn to Steve because he is always so nice to her, but at first she only feels protective of him when their ranch is attacked. Once she gets saved she realizes she loves him, but feels he will never return her love. The second book is about Em and Chance. This book gives wonderful examples of how God always gives us second chances. The thir is about Lisa and John. I loved this book probably the most. The reader can really see the change in Lisa throughout the book. The last book is about Banjo. This one was probably my least favorite simply because of the age difference between him and Sally. Nothing wrong with age differences it's just that it seemed to me in this book that Sally viewed him as a father more than a husband. But it was well written. Overall they were really enjoyable.