The Homestead Brides Collection: 9 Pioneering Couples Risk All For Love And Land by Mary ConnealyThe Homestead Brides Collection: 9 Pioneering Couples Risk All For Love And Land by Mary Connealy

The Homestead Brides Collection: 9 Pioneering Couples Risk All For Love And Land

byMary Connealy

Paperback | February 1, 2015

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Through nine historical romance adventures, readers will journey along with individuals who are ready to stake a claim and plant their dreams on a piece of the great American plains. While fighting land disputes, helping neighbors, and tackling the challenges of nature the homesteaders are placed in the path of other dreamers with whom romance sparks. And God has His hand in orchestrating each unique meeting.
Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Carol Award winner, and a RITA®, Christy, and Inspirational Reader's Choice finalist. She is the bestselling author of the Wild at Heart series, Trouble in Texas series, Kincaid Bride series, Lassoed in Texas trilogy, Montana Marriages trilogy, Sophie's Daughters trilogy, and ...
Title:The Homestead Brides Collection: 9 Pioneering Couples Risk All For Love And LandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.32 inPublished:February 1, 2015Publisher:Barbour Publishing, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1630586862

ISBN - 13:9781630586867


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Join these homesteaders as their hearts blend into all that is waiting for them. Thursday, March 19, 2015 Proving Up, A Novella by Carla Olson Gade, © 2015 I love the texture of the collection books with the rippled page edges! The Homestead Brides Collection: Nine Pioneering Couples Risk all for Love and Land by authors Mary Connealy, Darlene Franklin, Carla Olson Gade, Ruth Logan Herne, Pam Hillman, DiAnn Mills, Erica Vetsch, Becca Whitham, Kathleen Y'Barbo. Timber Culture Act March 3, 1873 "An Act to encourage the Growth of Timber on the Western Prairie" Many hoped that giving settlers deed to public lands in return for growing trees would reshape the environment of the West, giving the claimant possession of 160 acres of public land for no cost in exchange for making improvements to the land if a person planted and nurtured the growth of trees on forty of their 160 acres for ten years, they could claim the land. In 1878, the Timber Culture Act was amended again. This time, the amount of land that had to be covered in trees was reduced from forty acres to ten and also made exceptions for trees that had been destroyed by harsh climate or grasshopper plagues. --statistics reference ~* Review of Carla Olson Gade's Proving Up *~ "Proving Up" by Carla Olson Gade ~ ~ Elsa Lindstrom applies her scientific theories to growing trees on the Nebraska plains, intruding on a handsome homesteader's hard work and experience. Will their dreams come to ruin, or will love prove their success? Swedeburg, Nebraska, April 1885. "I'm read to prove up, Nettie." Nils Svensson spoke out loud, his only audience his grove of trees...and God. The hearty cottonwoods, with their leafy branches, reached into the sky above in agreement. --Proving Up, 107 With trees on 30 acres, triple the claim requirement for his 160-acre section, Nils has been hard at work beneath the Nebraska skies. This is a sweet story of hope and love beyond all that could be imagined! Join these homesteaders as their hearts blend into all that is waiting for them. ~*~ ***Thank you to author Carla Olson Gade for sending me a copy of The Homestead Brides Collection for review of her novella, Proving Up. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.*** For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. --Isaiah 55:12
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great collection Nine authors equal nine stories in this wonderful collection that celebrates the pioneer spirit. I understand that novellas aren't every reader's cup of tea but I love the opportunity to meet new authors in this unique way. So this was definitely a win/win read for me. Not only did I get to bask in the glory of tried and true authors I can always count on to deliver a spellbinding story, but I'm thrilled to have new authors to add to my 'must read' arsenal. I will confess to finding nine novellas a bit daunting -- I usually prefer novella collections to be four stories or under -- but I wasn't about to miss some of my favourite authors' stories so I braved it out and am glad I did. It wouldn't be practical to review each individual novella so I'll just give my overall impression. Think the Little House books for grownups. Gave me the same kind of thrill and fascination with a lovely dash of romance added in. I'm amazed anew at the backbone and courage of pioneer women and these stories are a lovely tribute to that heritage.
Date published: 2015-02-12

Editorial Reviews

The Homestead Brides Collection is filled with novellas that grab and keep hold of the reader's attention. Humor, love, and the fight to survive give the reader a glimpse into the struggle of the past with hope for the future.