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The Rails to Love Romance Collection

The Rails to Love Romance Collection Author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
ISBN-10 9781683220329
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 448
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Courage and Romance Rides the Historic Transcontinental Railroad 9 Historical Romances Under a Beautiful Cover to Treasure Journey the Transcontinental Railroad along with nine unlikely couples who encounter all the dangers and disappointments of traveling the rails in the late 1800s. From sight-seeing excursions to transports toward new lives, from orphan trains to circus trains, can romances develop into blazing love in a world of cold, hard steel?



Empire Express

Empire Express Author David Haward Bain
ISBN-10 9781101658048
Release 2000-09-01
Pages 816
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After the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad was the nineteenth century's most transformative event. Beginning in 1842 with a visionary's dream to span the continent with twin bands of iron, Empire Express captures three dramatic decades in which the United States effectively doubled in size, fought three wars, and began to discover a new national identity. From self--made entrepreneurs such as the Union Pacific's Thomas Durant and era--defining figures such as President Lincoln to the thousands of laborers whose backbreaking work made the railroad possible, this extraordinary narrative summons an astonishing array of voices to give new dimension not only to this epic endeavor but also to the culture, political struggles, and social conflicts of an unforgettable period in American history.



Nothing Like It In the World

Nothing Like It In the World Author Stephen E. Ambrose
ISBN-10 0743203178
Release 2001-11-06
Pages 431
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Chronicles the race to finish the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s and the exploits, sacrifices, triumphs, and tragedies of the individuals who made it happen.



Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection

Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection Author Susanne Dietze
ISBN-10 9781683222651
Release 2017-07-01
Pages 448
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Love Flourishes during America’s Gilded Age Journey along in nine historical romances with those whose lives are transformed by the opulence, growth, and great changes taking place in America’s Gilded Age. Nine couples meet during these exhilarating times and work to build a future together through fighting for social reform, celebrating new opportunities for leisure activities, taking advantage of economic growth and new inventions, and more. Watch as these romances develop and legacies of faith and love are formed. Union Pacific Princess by Jennifer Uhlarik - Cheyenne, Dakota Territory, 1867 In the hell-on-wheels rail town of Cheyenne, grieving Boston socialite Dara Forsythe must choose between her estranged father; Connor, a bigwig with the Union Pacific Railroad; and Gage Wells, a former Confederate sharpshooter bent on derailing the Transcontinental Railroad’s progress. The Right Pitch by Susanne Dietze - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876 Guarded industrialist Beck Emerson agrees to sponsor his sister’s all-female baseball team. But when pretty pitcher Winnie Myles throws a curveball that makes him team manager, it challenges his plan to play it safe in life and love. A Gift in Secret by Kathleen Y’Barbo - New Orleans, Louisiana, 1871 May Bolen offers Sam Austin a marriage of convenience. He will get to run the company that drove his into bankruptcy, and she will be free from her father’s rule to travel the world. But when Sam meets May, he knows the offer is too good to be true—or convenient—when hearts become tangled. For Richer or Poorer by Natalie Monk - Newark, New Jersey, 1885 In order to bring her starving family to New Jersey, Polish immigrant Marcella Lipski must marry wealth. So she takes Americanization lessons from the poor-but-mysterious cart driver teaching her English—and loses her heart in the process. A House of Secrets by Michelle Griep - St. Paul, MN 1890 Ladies Aide Chairman, Amanda Carston resolves to clean up St. Paul’s ramshackle housing, starting with the worst of the worst: a “haunted” house that’s secretly owned by her beau—a home that’s his only means of helping brothel girls escape from the hands of the city’s most infamous madam. Win, Place, or Show by Erica Vetsch - New York City, 1890 Beryl Valentine, a socialite with a passion for horses, finds herself falling in love with her riding instructor, a man her parents will never accept. Will she follow her parents’ wishes, or let Gard Kennedy ride away with her heart? The Fisherman’s Nymph by Jaime Jo Wright - Flambeau River, Wisconsin, 1890 The reclusive daughter of a fly-fisherman guide must read the waters for a wealthy gentleman’s sport and send him back where he belongs before he hooks her heart and takes her away from the river she was born to love. The Gardener’s Daughter by Anne Love - Bay View, Michigan, 1895 When the nephew of a prestigious Chautauqua resort founder sets his eye on the new library assistant believing her an academy student, it will take more than reciting poetry for love to bloom when he learns she’s the humble gardener’s daughter. A Tale of Two Hearts by Gabrielle Meyer - Little Falls, Minnesota, June 1899 Reputations and jobs are on the line when lady’s maid, Lucy Taylor, and neighboring footman, Elijah Boyer, compete against each other for a place of honor during the annual community appreciation event hosted by their wealthy employers.



Brothers of the Outlaw Trail

Brothers of the Outlaw Trail Author DiAnn Mills
ISBN-10 1597893528
Release 2006
Pages 345
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Reuben turned his three younger brothers into outlaws and fugitives. Now he's found the Lord. Can the brothers discover faith in God and the love of four amazing women?



The Matchmaker Brides Collection

The Matchmaker Brides Collection Author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
ISBN-10 9781683220176
Release 2017-02-01
Pages 480
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Nine Meddling Matchmakers Find Love When They Least Expect It Meet nine women of the late 1800s who have found themselves in the role of matchmaker. They think they have mastered the art of recognizing romantic potential in others, but when it comes to their own lives they have been unlucky in love. In small communities from Tennessee to Colorado, Wyoming to Indiana, love unexpectedly enters the women’s lives with men they never imagined marrying. But what will it take to get these ladies to say “I do”? Home Grown Bride by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer 1876–Lebanon, Illinois Emmie Mueller thinks the only way to leave Illinois and join her family in Kansas is to play matchmaker to the boarders who stand in the way of her grandmother selling her house. But tables are turned when the boarders attempt to match her with the newest man in town, Landon Knipp. The Unmatched Bride by Amanda Cabot 1886–Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory When a confirmed spinster matchmaker accepts an unusual assignment and helps a wealthy widower choose the right mate for his daughter, more than one couple finds true love. Playing Possum by Lisa Carter 1895–Possum Trot, WY Hoping to outplay, outwit, and outlast the Possum Trot matchmakers during the harvest festival, Cage Cooper proposes a pretend engagement to suffragette Theodosia Holland. Trouble is—in playing possum, they both may have gotten far more than they bargained for. Hog Trough Bride by Ramona K. Cecil 1882–Honeytown, Indiana Hoping to save her older sister from the humiliation of having to dance in the hog trough—a local custom when a younger sister beats her older sister to the altar—an aspiring bride engages in multiple matchmaking attempts with chaotic and surprising results. The Tinman’s Match by Lynn A. Coleman 1880–On the road from Virginia to Tennessee Josephine Woodley is surprised to find Xander Russell, a matchmaker, is an honorable man. Can she soften his tin heart enough for him to consider a match of his own? Miss Matched by Susanne Dietze 1879–Emerald, Colorado Brainy Grace Perkins applies scientific principles to play matchmaker for the singles in her small town. However, her hypothesis leaves out God’s role and matters of the heart, creating tangled results. The Backfired Bride by Kim Vogel Sawyer 1889–Friendly, Kansas Can a pair of single, inexperienced but well-meaning young people convince an older man and woman that marriage is better than remaining alone? Sing of the Mercy by Connie Stevens 1876–Black Hills of Dakota Territory A newly-elected mayor teams up with a hash house cook to turn a mining camp into a brand new town. Will they be able to transform the rough-edged miners into gentlemen, persuading prospective brides to consider matrimony? A Match Made in Heaven by Liz Tolsma 1885–Detwiler, Iowa Pastor Len Montgomery receives an unusual letter that turns him into the matchmaker he never wanted to be. But the match he most wants to make, the one with the town’s sweet and charming postmistress, may be out of his reach.



The Oregon Trail Romance Collection

The Oregon Trail Romance Collection Author Amanda Cabot
ISBN-10 9781634092623
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 448
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Risking all their hopes and dreams on promises of fertile land in the Northwest, thousands set off on the Oregon Trail between 1843 and the 1890s. Despite the majestic landscape and daily opportunities for fireside chats, the trail was hardly the place these migrants expected to find romance. In these nine novellas, travelers on the wagon trains experience all the challenges and dangers of the trail. Some will lose much, settle down along the trail, and even turn back home, while others endure to the end. Readers will enjoy traveling along with the romantic adventures in which faith is honed.



A Sentimental Journey Romance Collection

A Sentimental Journey Romance Collection Author Dianna Crawford
ISBN-10 9781634093989
Release 2015-12-01
Pages 448
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Journey back to the great decade of the 1940s through nine romances that ignite despite the challenges and dangers of a world war. Couples meet under unique circumstances—during the bombing of London, at military outposts, through covert operations to save children, as well as on the home front—and the bond of love grows through shared ideals and faith.



Iron Rails Iron Men and the Race to Link the Nation

Iron Rails  Iron Men  and the Race to Link the Nation Author Martin W. Sandler
ISBN-10 9780763680411
Release 2015-09-08
Pages 224
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In the 1850s, gold fever swept the West, but people had to walk, sail, or ride horses for months on end to seek their fortune. The question of faster, safer transportation was posed by national leaders. But with 1,800 miles of seemingly impenetrable mountains, searing deserts, and endless plains between the Missouri River and San Francisco, could a transcontinental railroad be built? It seemed impossible. Eventually, two railroad companies, the Central Pacific, which laid the tracks eastward, and the Union Pacific, which moved west, began the job. In one great race between iron men with iron wills, tens of thousands of workers blasted the longest tunnels that had ever been constructed, built the highest bridges that had ever been created, and finally linked the nation by two bands of steel, changing America forever.



A Bride s Sweet Surprise in Sauers Indiana

A Bride s Sweet Surprise in Sauers  Indiana Author Ramona K. Cecil
ISBN-10 9781607427841
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 320
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Travel to a German settlement in Sauers, Indiana, and meet Regina Seitz. Her sisters were allowed to marry for love, but Regina has been told by her father she must marry a man she has never met—just so Papa can have a German son-in-law to inherit the family homestead. Diedrich Rothhaus is as reluctant as she is, until her striking beauty and deep faith stir emotions he hadn’t expected. Against both their wills, love claims their hearts. Then a cruel family secret is revealed, and Diedrich must fight to save the most precious thing in his life—Regina’s love.



Mountain Christmas Brides

Mountain Christmas Brides Author Mildred Colvin
ISBN-10 9781634099769
Release 2016-09-01
Pages 448
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From a Wyoming ranch in 1880, to a logging camp in Washington Territory in the late 1800s, to Denver, Colorado, in 1913, meet nine couples who find that Christmas is the perfect time for climbing to the heights of romance. Watch as their faith and courage propel them through challenges that come with mountain winters to cozy fireside celebrations that lead to lasting proclamations of love. Penned by an exclusive selection of Christian fiction authors—including Susan Page Davis, Vickie McDonough, and Carrie Turansky—this collection of nine romances is one to treasure.



A Plain and Sweet Christmas Romance Collection

A Plain and Sweet Christmas Romance Collection Author Lauralee Bliss
ISBN-10 9781683222095
Release 2017-09-01
Pages 448
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Enjoy a simple Christmas, sweetened by love, in historical communities of plain faith people. Four romances develop among the Ohio River Valley Quakers of the mid-1800s. Two Mennonite couples face influences from outside their old traditions. Two Amish couples from the early 1900s are affected by world events. And in an Amana community, childhood sweethearts are reunited. Each story also includes a recipe for a sweet traditional treat.



Railroaded The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

Railroaded  The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America Author Richard White
ISBN-10 9780393082609
Release 2011-05-31
Pages 660
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"A powerful book, crowded with telling details and shrewd observations." —Michael Kazin, New York Times Book Review This original, deeply researched history shows the transcontinentals to be pivotal actors in the making of modern America. But the triumphal myths of the golden spike, robber barons larger than life, and an innovative capitalism all die here. Instead we have a new vision of the Gilded Age, often darkly funny, that shows history to be rooted in failure as well as success.



The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection

The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection Author Jennifer L. AlLee
ISBN-10 9781683220527
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 448
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Meet nine men and women whose competitive goals take them to state and county fairs between 1889 and 1930. From baking pie to polishing pigs, from sculpting butter to stitching quilts, everyone has something to prove to themselves and their communities. But in going for the blue ribbon, will nine women miss the greatest prize of all—the devoted heart of a godly man?



Bygone Christmas Brides

Bygone Christmas Brides Author Ginny Aiken
ISBN-10 9781683222910
Release 2017-09-01
Pages 400
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Light a candle in the window and sit down to a slice of fruitcake as you delight in six 19th Century romances that welcome love at Christmastide. Many traditions held dear today have their roots in the British Isles and have been practiced for over a hundred years. In these six delightful historical stories, romance is nurtured amidst baking Scottish shortbread and English mince pies, burning the yule log, and hanging kissing boughs. But each couple is also plagued by worries of the day. As Christmastide draws to a close, will faith and love endure for future celebrations?



The First Transcontinental Railroad

The First Transcontinental Railroad Author James K. Wheaton
ISBN-10 9781610427616
Release 2011
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The First Transcontinental Railroad, originally called the Pacific Railroad, was a railroad built in the United States between 1863 and 1869 that connected the western part of America with its eastern part. Built by the Central Pacific Railroad of California and the Union Pacific Railroad, it connected the Eastern terminus of Council Bluffs, Iowa/Omaha, Nebraska with the railroad lines of the Pacific Ocean at Oakland, California. In time, it would link in with the existing railway network present on the Eastern Coast of America, thus connecting the Atlantic and Pacific coast of the United States for the first time by rail. Because of this, the line received a second nickname, “the Overland Route.” The railroad was a government operation, authorized by Congress during the height of the Civil War. Congress passed the Pacific Railroad Acts in 1862 and again in 1864. To pay for it, the US government issued 30 year bonds, as well as granting government land to contractors. The construction of the line was a major achievement by both the Union Pacific (constructing westward from Iowa) and the Central Pacific (constructing eastward from California). The line was officially opened on May 10, 1869, with the Last Spike driven through the railway at Promontory Summit, Utah. James K. Wheaton looks at the history in this eBook.



A Log Cabin Christmas

A Log Cabin Christmas Author Margaret Brownley
ISBN-10 9781607428749
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 448
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Experience Christmas through the eyes of adventuresome settlers who relied on log cabins built from trees on their own land to see them through the cruel forces of winter. Discover how rough-hewed shelters become a home in which faith, hope, and love can flourish. Marvel in the blessings of Christmas celebrations without the trappings of modern commercialism where the true meaning of the day shines through. And treasure this exclusive collection of nine Christmas romances penned by some of Christian fiction’s best-selling authors.