The Oregon Trail Romance Collection
Nine romantic adventures take readers along for a ride on the Oregon Trail where daily challenges force travelers to evaluate the things that are most precious to them—including love. Enjoy the trip through a fascinating part of history through the eyes of remarkably strong characters who stop at famous landmarks along the way. Watch as their faith is strengthened and as love is born despite unique circumstances. Discover where the journey ends for each of nine couples.
During the Nineteenth Century, thousands of migrants made the journey by wagon train over 2,000 miles from Missouri to Oregon or California. These nine novellas include the stories of remarkably strong characters who bravely face the challenges and are rewarded with love along the way.
About Myra Johnson’s novella, Settled Hearts: Two years have passed since Emma Clarke’s father set out on the Oregon Trail. But there has been no word, and now with her mother near death, Emma is desperate to find out what happened to her father and—God willing—bring him home.
John Patrick needs to get as far away as he can. Learning his orphaned niece and nephew were being ill-treated by their adoptive parents, John has “kidnapped” the children and plans to take them west to start a new life. He and Emma strike a bargain: for her help tending the children, he’ll do his best to help find her father.
What neither of them bargains for is falling in love, or the heartbreak that follows when their separate goals take them in opposite directions. Only with courage and faith will they find their way “home” to each other’s arms.
About the Authors:
Although currently residing in North Carolina, Myra Johnson proudly claims her heritage as a native Texan, and she sorely misses real Texas barbecue! Myra is a two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist, winner of the 2005 RWA Golden Heart, and winner of the 2014 Christian Retailing’s Best Award for historical fiction. Married since 1972, Myra and her husband have two bright, beautiful daughters, two mission-minded sons-in-law, and seven amazing grandchildren. The Johnsons share their home with a couple of very pampered rescue dogs.
Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels. A former Easterner, she’s happy to now be living in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with the Oregon Trail and Fort Laramie just a short drive away.
Two-time Carol Award winner and bestselling author of fourteen novels, Melanie Dobson is the former corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family and owner of Dobson Media Group. Because of her husband’s work in the film industry, their family has lived in multiple states as well as Germany, but the Dobson family is settled for now in a small town near Portland, Oregon. Melanie loves connecting with readers via her website at www.melaniedobson.com.
Award-winning author Pam Hillman, a country girl at heart, writes inspirational fiction set in the turbulent times of the American West and the Gilded Age. She lives with her family in Mississippi. Contact Pam at her website: www.pamhillman.com.
Amy Lillard is a 2013 Carol award-winning author who loves reading romance novels from contemporary to Amish. She was born and raised in Mississippi, but now lives in Oklahoma with her husband and their teenage son.
Amy can be reached at email@example.com and found on the web at www.amywritesromance.com
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.
Anna Schmidt is the author of over twenty works of fiction. Among her many honors, Anna is the recipient of Romantic Times’ Reviewer’s Choice Award and a finalist for the RITA award for romantic fiction. She enjoys gardening and collecting seashells at her winter home in Florida.
Ann Shorey has been a full-time writer for over twenty years. The Oregon Trail Romance collection is a perfect fit for her, as Ann’s great-grandparents came west over the Oregon Trail as part of one of the last wagon trains. According to her grandfather’s memoirs, “there were thousands of covered wagons on the road.” This novella is the story of one of those wagons.
Jennifer Uhlarik discovered the western genre as a preteen, when she swiped the only “horse” book she found on her older brother’s bookshelf. A new love was born. Across the next ten years, she devoured Louis L’Amour westerns and fell in love with the genre. In college at the University of Tampa, she began penning her own story of the Old West. Armed with a BA in writing, she has won five writing competitions and was a finalist in two others. Jennifer lives near Tampa, Florida, with her husband, teenage son, and five fur children.