Item description for Love Finds You in Valentine, Nebraska (Love Finds You #3) by Irene Brand ...
Overview A thoroughly modern young woman is drawn into an ancient feud that has nothing to do with her?or so she thinks. When Kennedy Blaine inherits Circle Cross Ranch in Valentine, Nebraska, her first impulse is to sell it. Her second impulse is to travel to Valentine, a town that seems to have come right out of the pages of an old western, and visit the ranch.
Not only does Kennedy find herself charmed by the ranch, but also by its attractive manager, Gage Sterling. She questions her decision to sell Circle Cross, especially when her cousin, Smith Blaine, mysteriously conceals the identity of the person who wants to buy it.
Once Kennedy decides to spend the summer in her ancestral home, she?s subjected to a series of harassments. When Kennedy and Gage try to discover who?s behind the offenses, they?re drawn into a feud that just might divide the town and place Kennedy?s own life in danger.
Publishers Description Love Finds You in Valentine, NebraskaWhat can a California girl do with a few dusty acres of land in rural Nebraska? So Kennedy Blaine wonders after she inherits a ranch in the small, western-style town of Valentine, Nebraska. As Kennedy makes arrangements to sell the property, she finds herself drawn to the ranch and to its attractive manager, Derek Sterling. She decides to spend the summer in her ancestral home and reconnect with family members. But soon Kennedy is subjected to harassment by someone who clearly wants her to leave Valentine. Depending on God?'s protection and Derek?'s assistance, she sets out to discover who is behind the offenses. But when her search reveals painful details about her family and raises questions about Derek?'s own past, will Kennedy still want to know the truth? Love Finds You is a series of full-length romance novels that give readers a peek into the flavor of local life across the United States. The novels are uniquely named after actual American towns with quirky, interesting names that inspire romance and are just plain fun This means that each fictional story draws on the compelling history or unique character of a real place.Our fresh, original love stories will feature everything from romance kindled in small towns, to old loves lost and found on the high plains, to new loves discovered at exciting vacation getaways.
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Studio: Summerside Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2008
Publisher FaithWorks/Send The Light
Series Love Finds You
Series Number 3
ISBN 1934770388 ISBN13 9781934770382
Availability 0 units.
More About Irene Brand
She has written Sunday School curriculum, edited a two-year series of mission curriculum, and her works have appeared in five program-material anthologies. Her publishers include Zondervan, Standard Publishing, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Fleming-Revell, Barbour Publishing Mountaineer Dreams: True Love Stands Strong Kregel Publications, Steeple Hill (inspirational imprint of Silhouette), and Summerside Press. She has had 3 non-fiction books published, and 17 fiction works.
Her first inspirational romance was published in 1984. Her other romance titles include, Kentucky Brides and Love Finds You In Valentine Nebraska.
One of the series of Love Finds You books, including Love Finds You in... Love Finds You In Hershey Pennsylvania or Love Finds You In Romeo Colorado or Love Finds You In Charm Ohio or Love Finds You In Miracle Kentucky
In 1990 Mrs. Brand retired after 23 years of teaching in public schools to devote full time to freelance writing. She is married to Rod Brand.
AB Degree in Secondary Education in the fields of Social Studies and French; Master's Degree in History, plus 15 hours beyond the MA - all received at Marshall University, Huntington, WV.
• General Federation of Women's Clubs West Virgina presented the 2001 Celebrate Women Award to Irene B. Brand for Outstanding Accomplishments in the category of ARTS.
• West Virginia Women's Commission proclaimed Irene B. Brand 1st Runner Up in the category of ARTS in their 2001 Celebrate Women Awards."
• Mason County Teacher of the Year 1973-74
• West Virginia DAR History Teacher of the Year, 1984
• Inspirational Romance Loving Cup Award of Excellence, Blue Ridge Christian Writers Conference, 1986 for historical novel, WHERE MORNING DAWNS
Annual Koala Award for a historical novel, Christian Writers Fellowship, 1991, THE HILLS ARE CALLING
Annual JUG (Just Uncommonly Good Writing) Award, annual conference, West Virginia Writers, Inc., June, 1997.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Love Finds You In Valentine Nebraska?
Love between a rich woman and a poor man Jul 21, 2009
What a read? This book is one you will read in two to three days. You won't be able to lay it down. Kennedy Blaine inherits her family's ranch after her Dad passes away. She has not been in the home since she was very small. She lives in California and travels to Nebraska to see the ranch and why her Mother loved it so. You learn about family fueds and how they divide families. Also there is a story about Derek who was adopted and then abandoned and left in Chicago, Il. He runs into trouble with gangs and is in one foster home after another until finally adopted by someone who loved him. It can show you how people can change when put int he right situations. There is a surprise at the end of the book I won't share as it would ruin it for you. Derek has problems thinking he is good enough for Kennedy. In my own marriage, I always felt not good enough for my husband when I was dating him so I can relate well to this. Thank God we worked through it just like Kennedy and Blaine did in this story. I liked how Irene showed the struggles deciding in a relationship about love and how relationships grow regardless. A book about how love really grows and finally ends in marriage. Seeing Lyn Cote on here as a reviewer means a lot too as she is a fine author in her own right. Wealth, kidnapping, danger, and love all wrapped together. Life happens.
Charming Heartland Romance Jan 12, 2009
I found myself immediately sucked into LOVE FINDS YOU IN VALENTINE, NEBRASKA. The heroine was especially captivating. I liked her combination of sweetness and determination.
So if you'd like a book with a touching romance and a touch of suspense. Try this one!
Valentine Jan 6, 2009
Irene's story centers on a heroine who inherits a ranch in rural Nebraska. But she is a city girl and the adjustment just to visit are not easy. She spends the summer and while there meets and befriends a ranch hand--Derek Sterling. One of the elements that Irene offers in her Summerside book is readers get to watch a relationship grow throughout the story. (In other books, the romance is just getting started by the end of the novel.) She throws in suspenseful elements and gives readers a satisfying emotional climax near the end of the story. One more HEA for readers to enjoy coming from this new press. (HEA=happily ever after)
A story that will warm your heart Jan 4, 2009
A poor woman inheriting property and finding she has to struggle to make the property profitable is an oft told tale. But this one by Irene Brand is different. The woman is not poor. But her cousin has taken advantage of her father for years and he thinks she will be a push over.
I fell in love with this character because she is tough when she needs to be but she is entirely feminine throughout.
This is a story that will warm your heart.
A new inspirational publisher! Dec 10, 2008
This is a sweet romance with a hint of mystery, a handful of suspense and a whole lot of love. Can a wealthy heiress and a poor cowboy truly find happiness together? Especially when he has enough pride for 10 men and worries what others will think? If you're looking for a gentle read about a hero and heroine falling in love despite the odds, then this is the book for you.
Upon her father's death, wealthy Kennedy Blaine is all alone in the world. One of the properties she's inherited is a Nebraskan ranch which she hasn't stepped foot on since a toddler. Her only memories of it are in photos. She's advised to sell it, but before she does, Kennedy goes back to Nebraska to see what she'd be giving up. When she arrives, she immediately feels a kinship to the land. She wants to meet as many cousins and relatives as she can, but not the grandfather who, by her mother's reasoning, was the cause of their flight to another state.
Derek Sterling is manager of Kennedy's ranch, the Circle Cross. He loves the ranch like his own but due to circumstances of birth, he's just a poor cowboy with a past that'll scare off any woman never mind a high-society one, so he tries to hide his feelings. He knows he'll never be able to afford a ranch such as the Circle Cross but he's loyal and he'll work there as long as he's needed.
Kennedy felt an attraction for Derek the first moment she saw him. She doesn't care what's in his bank account. He's a loyal, stalwart man who gives her joy when she's with him. She decides to stick around and see what happens.
But something sinister is going on. Kennedy`s life is being threatened and suddenly, Nebraska doesn't seem so safe and comfortable after all. Whom can she trust?
This is Book #3 in the Love Finds You series by the new inspirational publisher, Summerside Press of Minnesota.