9 couples find love on the wild frontier.
Where the Heart Is, tells the tale of Leah and Blake as they meet in church and follows them back to Wisconsin where they go to make a life together, learning more about each other everyday.
Polly in The Midwife's Apprentice goes along on the wagon train to help a woman when her baby is being born, but she also helps everyone else in their time of need, in order to survive. She beings her mother's journal along for comfort, and reads it often. She is one of my favorite heroines in this series, strong and always ready to help others, in this amazing, poignant tale.
Murder or Matrimony is a mystery that takes place on a wagon train. Megan notices the new guy, Bernie, who seems to be watching her. As Bernie get's know Megan, he has questions, but he doesn't jump to conclusions. Will they be able to solve the mystery together?
Bride in the Valley follow the same wagon train as the previous story. Penny though raised in a life of privilege, sees Dillon as a great guy. I liked her relationship with her dad, and how she encourages Dillon to be more confident.
New Garden Inspiration is one of my favorite stories, Leah agrees to marry Caleb the day before he goes to war and take care of his two young sons. She is industrious and keeps bees, and knows how to use their honey for it's healing properties. A wonderful story, with great interaction between the characters.
In A Tender Branch when Jesse shows up on Mary;s doorstep with surprising news, she doesn't know what to think but before she knows it she is on a cross country train trip. I liked how Mary prayed and sought God's guidance with an open mind.
Knight and Day is about Evelyn and her sisters who agree to marry men in Wyoming, but when they get there and Evelyn and Gareth meet, they found that they both have been keeping something from the other--their children! But as they get to known each other, they find themselves becoming a family.
On a White Charger is about Evelyn's sister, Emmiline, who is looking forward to marrying a cowboy. But Joe isn't like anyone that she's read about in the dime novels. Will Joe be able to win her over with his steady faith and patience? I loved Joe, by far my favorite hero, he is patient, kind and sticks to his convictions.
I loved the humor in The Wonder of Spring, Charlene writes stories about her grandfather, Jed, under the name Charlie Martin. But when the new owner of the newspaper comes to town, they are all in a sticky situation. Charlene knows something is up when her grandfather invites Matt to stay with them. Will it all be untangled in the end?
Overall a wonderful collection, of interesting and entertaining stories by various authors.
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