Wait For Me by Jo Huddleston

WAIT FOR ME (Book 1 in the West Virginia Mountains Series)
A sweet Southern historical romance
by Jo Huddleston
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Can Julie, an only child raised with privilege and groomed for high society, and Robby, a coal miner’s son, escape the binds of their socioeconomic backgrounds? Set in a coal mining community in West Virginia in the 1950s, can their love survive their cultural boundaries?

Wait for Me is a tragically beautiful love story of a simple yet deep love between two soul mates, Robby and Julie. The American South’s rigid caste system and her mother demand that Julie chooses to marry an ambitious young man from a prominent and suitable family. Julie counters her mother’s stringent social rules with deception and secrets in order to keep Robby in her life. Can the couple break the shackles of polite society and spend their lives together?

A Review:

“Jo Huddleston’s characters come to life as does this sweet and wonderful mid-century love story about two young people who come from different spectrums of society. Julie’s mother, a rather snobbish socialite, has her mind set on Julie marrying someone of wealth and prominence; however, what Julie’s heart dictates regarding the man with whom she’s falling in love, Robby, a coal miner’s son, and what her mother deems acceptable by no means match up. This author writes with colorful detail, setting us body and soul into the story. This is the first in a series titled “West Virginia Mountains.” I already look forward to the subsequent installments.
–SharleneMacLaren, Award-Winning Author & Speaker, author of sixteen published novels, including her two most recent historical series, “Tennessee Dreams” and “River of Hope.”

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Mistletoe Lake #11 in the Mail Order Angel Series

lynette Mistletoe LakeMatthew Thomas cooked up the whole idea of the Mail Order Angels, but when his own angel appears in the form of Sophia Webster, at first his feet get colder than a Wyoming blizzard. Sophia tries to make a new start in Wyoming by staying true to her word and helping Matthew establish the newspaper, but come spring, it’s back East for her–unless Matthew’s change of heart can convince her otherwise




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lynetteLynette Sowell is the award-winning author of over 15 titles for Barbour Publishing, Harlequin, and Abingdon Press. Lynette was born in Western Massachusetts in the shadow of the Berkshire Mountains, raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, but makes her home on the doorstep of the Texas hill country. She loves reading, cooking, watching movies, and is always up for a Texas road trip. When she’s not writing fiction, she works as a reporter for her city newspaper and has a weekly column called My Front Porch.

Christmas Blessing #10 in the Mail Order Angel Series

martha christmas blessingAnnelle Pugh is the daughter caretaker of her retired sea captain father who is in poor health. As she approaches age thirty, he smothers any of her attempts at a social life, and Nelle becomes discouraged and fearful she’ll never have a home of her own. While her aunt is visiting and taking of the Captain, Nelle grabs the chance to go west and become one of the Mail Order Angels requested by a group of men in Wyoming. Riley Thornton is a rancher mourning the death of his wife and desperately needs someone to care for his three children. After several nanny attempts fail, Riley signs up for one of the Angel Brides who consented to come to Wyoming. Riley almost back out when he sees how short and petite Nelle is and doubts she’ll be able to handle two growing daughters and a barely walking son as well as take care of the cooking and cleaning. Despite her doubts, Nelle begins to love Riley, but at every turn her fear of being sent back East keeps her from letting her feelings be known. As they work together, Riley comes to realize Nelle is special and truly his blessing from God at Christmas.

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Martha Rogers is a free-lance writer and was named Writer of the Year at the Texas Christian Writers Conference in 2009 and writes a weekly devotional for ACFW. Martha and her husband Rex live in Houston where they enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. A former English and Home Economics teacher, Martha loves to cook and experimenting with recipes and loves scrap booking when she has time. She has written three series, Winds Across the Prairie and Seasons of the Heart and The Homeward Journey. Book three in that series, Love Never Fails, released in November, 2014.

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A Home For Christmas #9 In the Mail Order Angel Series

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All of her life, Margaret Cobb has kept to herself, the port wine stain on her cheek a punishment for her mother’s death according to her father. But she dreams of a home and family. When the opportunity arises to be a mail order bride for a man in Angel Vale, Wyoming, Margaret risks everything familiar for her chance at happiness, only to be rejected once again. That is until assayer Avery Walwin offers to marry her.

Or the answer to Avery’s prayers?

Avery Walwin needs a mother for his young niece, even if it means marrying a woman he’s never met. A marriage of convenience was all he’d hoped for, but there’s something about kind, Godly woman that draws him to her.  As the Christmas season approaches, both Avery and Margaret discover there’s only one present they want from each other—the gift of love!

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Patty grew up just outside of Atlanta, hearing family stories of gallant men and gutsy ladies. Those early tales whetted her appetite for history and by the age of eleven, Patty had plowed through all the history books and biographies in the county library. At age fifteen, Patty wrote her first novel, a satire of a Gothic novel, for her tenth grade English class. She received an A plus, but even more, her teacher encouraged her to keep writing.

 Patty received her degree in nursing from Kennesaw State University and worked in various areas such as research and high risk infant care. But even with her love of nursing, Patty still studied the craft of writing, listening to writing tapes during her daily commute. With the birth of her daughters, her attention shifted to her home life and raising two busy little girls. Between church activities, volunteer work and extended family, her life was full.

 But the desire to write never wavered. In 2000, with her girls growing up and life settling into a routine, Patty began studying the craft of writing. She first found publishing success with her short stories in the God Allows U-Turns series as well as Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul; a Second Dose and Guidepost magazine. Her debut novel, Hearts in Flight, won the 2008 American Christian Fiction Writer’s Genesis Award in historical romance and was picked by Publisher’s Weekly as a top inspirational read for the 2011 spring and summer season.

 Patty lives with her husband of 31 years in North Georgia and finds her greatest joy in spending time with her family and friends.

A Christmas Belle #8 in the Mail Order Angel Series

a christmas belleAmanda Geoffrey, transplanted Southern belle, left desperate at the altar by her Southern fiancée signs up to be a Christmas Mail Order Angel. She plans to wed a Wyoming cowboy. She hates Southern men. Frank Calloway rode for the South during the Civil War but now seeks gold in Wyoming’s Gold Rush. He has no interest in finding a wife until a note with a baby left on his claim’s shanty porch names Frank as father. As a new Christian Frank strives to do the right thing and find a mother to help raise the child. He contracts for a Mail Order Angel.

When Amanda and Frank meet, attraction sizzles. Until Amanda hears Frank’s deep Southern accent. But there’s no way out of the contract she signed. Frank is sheriff of Angel Vale as well as gold miner and often rides out for days into the countryside in pursuit of gunslingers and robbers, so he desperately needs that wife he paid for. Can he overcome Amanda’s deep hostility and disappointment?

Amanda struggles to swallow her prejudice, and the problem of Frank’s being Sheriff sets another stumbling block before her. The man has a dangerous job which could end his life at any time. She yearns for peace and security, not danger and uncertainty in her life.She had enough peril living with her father on-the-run from revengeful criminals.Can these two people with such different goals, dreams, and purposes find their happy-ever-after?

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ANNE GREENE delights in writing about alpha heroes who aren’t afraid to fall on their knees in prayer, and about gutsy heroines. Her Women of Courage Seriesspotlights heroic women of World War II. The first book, ANGEL WITH STEEL WINGS is available on Amazon. Her private investigating series, Handcuffed In Texashas the first book, HOLLY GARDEN, PI, RED IS FOR ROOKIE, availableon Amazon. A visit to Scotland resulted in her award-winning Scottish historical romances, MASQUERADE MARRIAGEand MARRIAGE BY ARRANGEMENT. Anne makes her home in McKinney, Texas. Anne’s highest hope is that her stories transport the reader to an awesome new world and touch hearts to seek a deeper spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus. To learn more of Anne, visit her at http://www.AnneGreeneAuthor.com. andwww.anneswritingupdates.blogspot.com.

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Evergreen Wreath #7 in the Mail Order Angel Series

tayna the evergreen wreathTwenty-year-old Levi Harper needs help. Life was difficult enough after his father and brother died in a mine cave-in but when pneumonia takes his mother, Levi can barely manage the mine and his four younger brothers and sisters. He signs up for a mail-order-bride from Maine.

Virginia Pepper is determined to escape her father’s unrelenting anger and all-too-ready fists. She’ll do anything to get away…even agree to marry what she believes is an ugly, old widower with four children. But she has no intention of trading one abusive man for another. Paper marriage or not, she’ll be on her way first chance she gets.

As Christmas approaches, Levi counts down the days of his mother’s favorite season of Advent with a waiting, hopeful spirit. Can the Christmas season create a path  for  Levi into Virginia’s heart?

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Tanya Stowe is an author of Christian Fiction with an unexpected edge. She fills her stories with the unusual…gifts of the spirit and miracles, mysteries and exotic travel, even an angel or two. No matter where Tanya takes you…on a journey to the Old West or to contemporary adventures in foreign lands…be prepared for the extraordinary.


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Cooking up Christmas #6 in the Mail Order Angel Series


cooking up christmasWhen Henrietta agrees to become a mail order angel for Benjamin Capel, she moves to Angel Vale Wyoming eager to begin working in the town’s eatery. Although happy with her job and attracted to her husband-to-be, she discovers that Benjamin has several secrets. What does he do for a living, why does talking about money upset him so much and who actually owns the Angel Vale Eatery. Will these questions be answered so she can freely say I Do or does God have a different plan for her life in Angel Vale?

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Teresa Ives Lilly lives in Texas with her husband, near her grown children. She loves to write Christian Historical Novellas, although she dabbles in contemporary as well. You can see all her books at www.teresalilly.wordpress.com. She loves to hear from her readers at teresaiveslilly@yahoo.com