WAIT FOR ME (Book 1 in the West Virginia Mountains Series)
A sweet Southern historical romance
by Jo Huddleston
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?
“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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When 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Next wonderful story in the collection
Farrier David Esterly expected the woman he’d corresponded with to be his mail order bride. Instead, he finds that she’s changed her mind, and someone else has taken her place. Tragic circumstances forced Caroline Buchanan to join the group of mail order brides heading to Wyoming. As these two strangers work through secrets and past hurts, can they make it through the fire and find the gift God has for them?
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Jennifer AlLee was born in Hollywood, California, and grew up living above a mortuary one block away from the famous intersection of Hollywood & Vine. Now she lives in the grace-filled city of Las Vegas, which just goes to prove she’s been blessed with a unique life. An ECPA best-selling author and Carol Award finalist, she’s worked with four different publishing houses in the genres of Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Romance, and Historical Romance. When she’s not busy spinning tales, she enjoys playing games with friends, attending live theater and movies, and singing at the top of her lungs to whatever music happens to be playing. Please visit her at http://www.jenniferalleesite.blogspot.com & http://www.inkwellinspirations.com
The fourth book, as lovely as a Rose.
A Christmas Rose:
Rosalie Chalmers is in dire straits after losing her job as a ladies maid and the death of her dear aunt. Figuring she has nothing left to lose, she responds to an inquiry for a mail order bride service and makes the long journey from Maine to Angel Vale, Wyoming. She hopes she can start anew out west. But she learns quickly that the harsh frontier may not be the place for her after all.
Isaac Baker is happy to be matched with the lovely Rosalie. As the only black man in Angel Vale, he nearly gave up hope of finding a wife. Yet despite his efforts to make Rosalie feel at home, she remains withdrawn and unhappy. Will they have a true marriage by Christmas or will his new wife leave him for good?
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Brandi Boddie writes historical and contemporary romance. She resides in Texas, where she loves spending time with her husband and dogs, a cocker spaniel and a schnauzer who both aspire to be food critics. She holds a juris doctorate from Howard University School of Law and a BA in political science from Youngstown State University. She has worked for the Office of the Attorney General in Washington DC and traveled extensively across the country as a military wife. When she isn’t writing, Brandi enjoys fencing and swing dancing.