This is a lovely collection with a wide range of settings and historical time periods and plot lines.
The Cost of a Heart-- Lily Mongomery is a rich, high society widow, she befriends her driver Nathan, talking to him about her daily life. When she discovers that the man she is courting is only after her money, she makes a bold choice.
The Advocate-- Hannah Davis comes to Riverton for two reasons. 1) To write for her aunt's newspaper, 2) To meet the legendary, Mitch Kincaid. Neither of her plans work out the way that she had planned. So helps Mitch by writing anonymous letters to the paper to get him re-elected, because he is too stubborn to do it himself. One of my favorites of the collection with great characters, action, interaction, and a fantastic ending!
Too Many Secrets -- Abigail agrees to be a mail-order-bride to give her 4 younger siblings a chance at a better life. But her groom-to-be never mentioned his age, and things don't go as planned, as rumors begin to run rampant. Will Abigail find a happily ever after?
Love in a Store -- Janet writes letters to Adam and leaves them hidden in his store. Adam has no idea who is ending him the notes. He also finds faith, as he begins reading the Bible for himself.
The Last Letter-- Emilia keeps her promise to her fiance even after his death in the war, after receiving his last letter she travels to Kansas to start again. Along the way she meets an orphan boy, who is deaf. Cyrus is the sheriff, and he does what he can to help them. But Cyrus has a secret, but he fears that it will change the course his growing friendship with Emilia. A great story with well developed characters, a lot going on, and a dramatic rescue!
The Outcast's Redemption -- Maisie has some mysteries to solve, as she tries to unravel the past of what happened when her father was sheriff, who is really behind the crimes that the sheriff is accusing Lucky of, and who is leaving gifts for her porch. Lucky really likes Maisie, but he get's tongue tied around her. But when the time comes will he be able to find his voice and help Maisie get to the bottom of everything?
Beside Still Waters -- John is a former Texas Ranger looking for a fresh start homesteading in Oklahoma. He does his best to make friends and help his prickly new neighbor, Sarah. She doesn't trust men. John keeps offering, and he's there for her when strange things start happening.
The Princess of Polecat Creek-- A series of mishaps bring Pearl Barrett and Deke Wyatt together though, despite the fact that their families have been feuding for years. I liked Pearl's determination, and that Deke doesn't stop looking for the truth. A great ending, and surprises along the way!
Love from Afar-- This was one of my favorites. I like that Meridith's sister, Tillie and Gabe's sister, Lula, plot to get their siblings together. Gabe needs all the help he can get because when he is around Meridith, he loses the ability to speak. This was a sweet and humorous read, and I enjoyed every minute.
This is a great compilation, with strong men of faith, and women who make bold choices and follow their hearts.
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