The Front Range, Book One / Volume 1eBook - 2013
Book One in the Front Range series - Historical Western Romance
In this passionate sweet Western Historical Romance, author Charlene Whitman introduces Emma Bradshaw-a high-society young woman from New York, who is forced to move out to the untamed Front Range in Colorado and finds that true love can withstand all the dangers the West can throw at her.
Greeley, Colorado, in 1875 is a town built on a promise . . .
. . . but to Emma it is a desert prison in the middle of a hostile and dusty prairie. Emma had hoped to go to Vassar College, to pursue her dreams of becoming a botanical illustrator. But when her father, struck with "Western fever" moves the family out West, Emma's dreams are shattered. Her only consolation is that her childhood friend, handsome Randall Turnbull, has moved to Greeley to work for his railroad baron father. Her heart sparked by his comforting presence, she hopes Randall will fall in love with her and marry her.
But promises often turn bitter . . .
. . . as Lucas Rawlings, veterinarian and horse lover, well knows. Lucas has lived on the Front Range for three years at Sarah Banks's horse ranch, after stumbling down from the Rockies consumed with grief. Since losing his precious wife and baby in childbirth, he doesn't think his heart can bear ever loving again. But Sarah, a half-Cheyenne with a medicine woman for a grandmother, has a vision showing it's time Lucas married again. He scoffs until he rescues Emma in a sudden hailstorm and their lives become intricately entwined.
Emma must choose-and fight-for the man she loves, at the risk of all she loves . . .
Emma yearns for the comfort and familiarity of Randall's company, but Lucas's easy confidence and gentle ways snag her heart. Facing a new life beset by grasshoppers, drought, and blizzards is hard enough. But when murderous ranchers try to force Sarah off her land, and her brother takes up dangerous company, the lives of her family and the man she's come to love are threatened. It will take a miracle-and the strength and promises of true love-to come through unscathed in this untamed land.
Colorado Promise is the first book in the Front Range series-a rich full-length novel full of sweet, heartwarming, and chaste romance. Watch for Colorado Hope and Colorado Dream in 2014!
*Best-selling romance author Marylu Tyndall says about this Historical Western Romance:
"A fresh new voice in Historical Romance, Charlene Whitman captured me from the beginning with characters I won't soon forget, a sizzling-sweet romance, a love triangle, spiteful villains, heart-throbbing heroes, and a plot full of intrigue that kept me guessing. Ms. Whitman's magnificent research transported me to the Colorado plains and left me longing to join the characters amid the wildflower-dotted fields, rushing rivers, and panoramic Rocky Mountains. Fans of Historical Western Romance will not soon forget Colorado Promise."
*Historical romance author Lillian Gafni says this about sweet Western Colorado Promise:
"Ms. Whitman's writing on the page pleases the senses and the mind. Words roll on the tongue and fill the reader with wonders of the countryside and olden times of living wild on the frontier. You can feel and smell the scents of wild grass, the warm ranch fires in the evenings, and cattle mooing in the background. A most enjoyable book that merits five stars! I didn't know I could fall in love with Western Romance, but I did. This beautifully written story is a breath of fresh air."
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