Lone Star Love Stories: Volume I
by Kristen Iten
Eighteen-year-old Abigail Dodd has always dreamed of building a life out West. Her plans to join her older brother in Texas are put in jeopardy when he suddenly stops writing. Unsure whether he’s dead or alive, Abigail leaves for the Wild West in search of the truth.
Jake Morgan rides to the rescue when things go wrong on the long road to Sweet Creek, Texas. He vows to see Abigail safely to her destination before continuing his own journey to California. When it becomes clear that her life is in danger, Jake decides to stay as long as it takes to make sure she’s safe — even if it costs him his life.
When Abigail learns of a dark secret from his past, she realizes that she may have to let go of the man she has come to love in order to save his life.
He thought he could protect her by staying away, but his distance only invited more danger.
Boardinghouse owner Rosie Porter spent the last twenty years seeing to the needs of others, laying aside her dream of having a family of her own. But ever since the new sheriff came to town, feelings have stirred and old desires resurfaced. Unsure if romance can still blossom anew for a forty-three year old woman, she happens to attract the attention of a handsome boarder.
Sheriff Micah Lagrange’s heart belongs to the blue-eyed boardinghouse owner, but his head knows they can never have a future together. Scarred from a tragedy in his past, he’s convinced that the best way to protect Rosie is to let her to live life without him.
His internal tug of war intensifies when she’s injured in a mysterious attack on her home. Micah springs into action, determined to protect her at all costs. He soon realizes that he must let go of his fear if he ever wants to truly protect the woman he loves.
Clara Hargrove is no stranger to hardship. A loveless marriage and lean times caused her to lose all hope for a happy future. Now widowed, the expectant mother of six young children is determined to face her challenges alone, until danger drives her into the waiting arms of a man she once loved.
Hans Christoph only ever loved one woman. When Clara chose another suitor over him, the master craftsman buried himself in his work for years. Now, he’s finally ready for more out of life. Hope for a second chance at love reignites in his heart when their paths happen to cross once again.
Just weeks remain before Clara moves her young family hundreds of miles away, crushing all hope of a future together. Hans only has until Christmas to break through Clara’s walls and remind her how to love again if he doesn’t want to risk losing her for a second time.
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