Darcie Desires a Drover, book seven in the Brides with Grit series was just released so I'd like to tell you about it.
This sweet wholesome romance series is set in 1873 near Ellsworth, Kansas.
Darcie Robbins is the sister to Millie Wilerson (Millie Marries a Marshal, book 2) and mother of Tate, the two-year old who has gotten his share of attention in the book series.
The “drover” is Reuben Shepard, all-around cowhand and cook at the Bar E Ranch. Reuben left the ranch during Cora Captures a Cowboy (book 4) to visit his family in New York.
Here's the story line
Darcie Robbins fled St. Louis to protect her two children from their bad father. Now divorced, she’s temporarily working on the Bar E Ranch in central Kansas. She needs a permanent job—or a trustworthy husband—to help provide for her family.
Reuben Shepard went home to his family in New York after the Civil War, to find his wife had declared him dead—so she could wed another. In shock, Reuben didn’t contest her claim and wandered south, spending years as a cattle drover on western trails until settling down to work on the Bar E Ranch.
Spending time with Darcie’s toddler, Tate, makes Reuben miss his own son, Gabe. Reuben travels to New York, hoping to visit his son, and ends up bringing Gabe back to the Kansas because the boy’s step-father had just died.
When Reuben proposes marriage to Darcie for their children’s sake, the couple falls in love as they learn to trust and support each other while planning for their future. But their wedding is stalled when Reuben’s former wife arrives, stating she and Reuben are still married.
What’s the truth and what’s best for the children is their concern now instead of a wedding date. How can they clear the past so they can have a future together?
Here's the link's where the book is available. Please enjoy and share with others who like reading clean western romance books.
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Thanks! Linda Hubalek
I wish you all the best with your new release, Linda.ReplyDelete
This sounds like an intriguing story, Linda. I know many men were declared dead in the Civil War only to turn up alive. This is a new twist on that fact.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on another story in your series. Sounds like it has lots of conflict.ReplyDelete
Thanks, ladies. I did a lot of research on the Civil War when writing my Trail of Thread series. My ancestors came to Lawrence, KS area in 1854, and were involved in the Bleeding Kansas, Quantrill raids and the Civil War. Very scary times to live in, so no wonder some soldiers didn't "go home" after the war.ReplyDelete