Friday, August 25, 2023

The Loving A Rancher Series by Caroline Clemmons

 By some mistake, Caroline Clemmons was not born on a ranch.  However, she frequently writes about ranchers.  In fact, she has a whole series called Loving A Rancher.  Here are the books in that series.

One desperate young woman..
A chance meeting.
A life-changing outcome.
Growing up in a brothel, Mara O'Sullivan battled public disdain and contempt, but always remained kind-hearted and gracious. After testifying against vicious bank robbers, her life is threatened and Mara must find sanctuary far from everything she knows. One train ride changes her life as she fatefully meets a half-sister and a niece she never knew existed. But when circumstances end her sister's life, Mara makes a promise that she'll raise her niece as her own and take her sister's place as Preston Kincaid's mail-order-bride. As Mara and Preston grow closer, their marriage no longer seems like a ruse, but a relationship of love, passion, and desire. Mara's past comes back to haunt her and she finds herself in danger—will her new husband forgive Mara's deceit and protect her as his own?

Vanessa Worthington didn’t know her late husband had lost their home until the notice came to vacate within six hours. Desperate for a place for her and her children, she travels from Atlanta to Montana Territory as a mail-order bride. She hopes to find a protective and kind man to help parent her children. One thing she’d certain—she will never again trust a man. Travis Boyd has overcome horrific difficulties and carved out a ranch for himself. His two cowboy hands are like family, but he’s lonely. He longs for a loving wife and children to make his house a home. He’s eager for his bride to arrive and looking forward to home-cooked meals and a tidy house. When Travis learns Vanessa has always had servants and doesn’t know how to cook, do laundry, or any household chores, he is disappointed but decides to make the best of the situation. He meant his marriage vows. Vanessa can’t believe he won’t soon lose patience with her and change from kind to domineering like the other men in her life had been.

Dead—her groom-to-be died while she was on her way to Montana!

Her escape from a bad situation sent young widow Gormlaith McGowan west as a mail-order bride. What is she to do now that she is in a strange place with almost no money, no prospect of a job, and no idea how she’ll survive? Plus, her late husband’s family wants her hung for his death, though his fall wasn’t her fault. Garrett McDonald hadn’t planned on marrying for several months. When urged by the sheriff to consider a young widow, he agreed to meet with her. One look was all he needed to convince him to wed the beautiful woman. She said she’d had experience with farming and animals and was willing to work hard. But life on a tiny Irish farm hadn’t prepared her for Montana. Gormlaith’s hard work and spirit convince Garrett she’d the one for him, but life has surprises in store.

Stranded in the snow…
Charity Kelso is accompanying her fussy Aunt Edwina from New York to Oregon when their train is wrecked and the passenger cars burn. Cottonwood Springs doesn’t have a hotel, so passengers are parceled out to townsfolk’s homes. No one wants anything to do with complaining Aunt Edwina. That also leaves Charity and their newly widowed friend Amelia nowhere to stay until the tracks are repaired. A new blizzard is headed their way, so what are they to do? Logan Murdoch and his brother came to Cottonwood Springs to restock before the next storm arrives. Against his better judgment, Logan lets the sheriff convince him to take three stranded women to Murdoch Ranch. Other than their housekeeper-cook, a woman hasn’t set foot in the Murdoch home in the twenty years since his mother abandoned them. He doesn’t expect his father to welcome these unwanted visitors. Both Charity and Logan are surprised at the events that unfold.
How could this have happened?

How can Adeline “Addie” Ryan deal with pity and sly remarks after her fiancé elopes with her bridesmaid? Usually optimistic, she suspects this event will taint her socially as long as she remains in Atlanta. At her sister’s suggestion, she visits a matrimonial consultant. One man’s letter touches her heart, but can she travel to Montana Territory to marry a stranger? Forrest Clanahan carries scars on half of his upper body he received when he tried to rescue his late wife from their burning home. The hole in his heart won’t allow him to love again, but his children need a woman’s guidance and he needs a wife. He offers kindness and consideration—but not love. Never love. Addie and Forrest unite against threats but can they develop a loving relationship?

Desperate to escape her stepfather’s threats, Zenobia Stanton becomes a mail-order bride in Montana. She wants to be the perfect bride but she’s been raised with servants and restricted from learning anything useful. After a crash course in cooking before she leaves for Montana, she can only hope for the best. Callum McFadden is eager to have a wife enrich his life. He looks forward to good meals and a well-run household—and to a wife to cuddle at night. He’s a patient man and is willing to make allowances while his wife adjusts to ranch life. He’s pleased that Zenobia is up to the challenges she meets. Until, that is, her stepfather’s henchmen enter the picture. Callum will do whatever is necessary to protect his wife.

While each book can be read as a stand alone book, you will enjoy them more if you read them in order.  Happy Reading!

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