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Winds Across Texas
The Bellamys of Texas, Book 1
Susan Yawn Tanner
Kris Faulkner Faulkner
Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 55 Min.
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The Comanches named her Fierce Tongue; Texans called her a white squaw. Once the captive of a great warrior, Katherine Bellamy found herself shunned by decent society, yet unable to return to the Indians who had accepted her as their own. Slade was a hard-riding, hard-hitting lawman, out to avenge the deaths of his wife and son. Blinded by anger and bitterness, he would do anything, use anyone to have his revenge.
In 1900 a steadfast and feisty young woman, Jocelyn Belle Royal, joins a mule drive to earn back her Kansas farm lost to the bank. Entanglements over the mules, outlaws, women’s suffrage, and a disagreement over the governor’s mansion test her mettle to the limit. Jocelyn can’t give up if "home" can ever again be more than a few belongings tied in a shawl - all that she owns.
During a stormy festival at a mountain lake, a retired sergeant, on a painful quest to find a daughter he never knew he had, joins forces with two cattle ranchers (a retired Fed on assignment and a lovelorn musician/part-time deputy) as they find themselves tangling with an eclectic collection of characters: a murderous con man who will stop at nothing, a widowed young mother with no history, and a wealthy family with a shameful secret.
Sepp Amsel, a fabulously successful gambling hall and saloonkeeper entrepreneur, is about to become the bridegroom in the most public wedding ever to take place in wild and woolly Spokane, Washington. He wants to engage China's detective services when his fiancée’s sister is kidnapped and a substantial ransom demanded. There's just one problem. The client thinks it's possible he's being bamboozled because things don't quite add up.
The exciting sequel to A Time Too Late. Mattie Jo Hunter doesn't fit the norm of gently bred females of the late 1800s - she dares to run her ranch her way. And she does it alone because the love of her life, Jesse McDade, is doing time in prison for murder - the murder of her own husband.
They called her "that hunter woman". On the Texas Panhandle frontier a woman was seen as either a whore or a helpmate. Mattie Jo Hunter was neither. Determined to build a ranching empire on the the desolate plains, she went her own way and asked no quarter from nature or man - including her weakling husband. She would do what she must to realize her dream and secure her own self-respect. As Mattie’s bond with her ranch manager and former Texas Ranger, Jesse McDade, grew stronger, they risked both their honor and their dreams.
A child custody battle turns deadly on a windswept winter prairie in 1878. A man begins a quixotic search for lost love in an effort to mend his shattered life. A sacred Native American shrine is about to be defiled, but not if one determined woman can stop it. These three seemingly unrelated stories collide at the Solomon Springs natural wonder held sacred for centuries because of its legendary healing properties. Murder shatters the spiritual calm that is Solomon Spring.
On the day after Thanksgiving, 1868, George Armstrong Custer and the Seventh Cavalry attack a sleeping Cheyenne village on the banks of the Washita. Amidst the heartless and senseless slaughter of men, women, and children, the Seventh Cavalry discovers a white woman living among the Cheyenne. Her name is Eden Murdoch, and she was presumed dead years before.
When an unusual picture called a spirit photograph, which some Victorian spiritualists claimed was a photograph of the dead, sells at auction, Flynn Keirnan is determined to discover the story behind it. She soon learns the ghostly figures in the picture were the subjects of a sensational murder trial in 1875 Chicago. Flynn tracks the story through many sources, including the trial transcript, a journal kept by one of the victims, and notes from a jailhouse interview with the husband conducted by feminist firebrand Victoria Woodhull for her radical newspaper.
As women seek political equality with men, an unlikely heroine steps forward to make history. When her father's death forces Laurel McBryde to leave her beloved childhood home in the Flint Hills to live with the Hartmoors, a prosperous banking family, she feels like a lonely outcast among the prim and proper Victorians of Chisholm, Kansas. Soon a growing attraction to radical politics and to Carey Fairchild, a tenant farmer on Hartmoor land, change Laurel's life forever.
A storm the size of Texas brews when Gloria Powell and Kai Chang meet in a Ft. Worth hotel. They have come to discuss the future of Lily, the daughter Gloria adopted from China and the sister Kai hopes to reclaim. Kai is a doctor who had to give up her little sister during the Cultural Revolution and has since discovered that an inherited genetic defect may be waiting to fatally strike Lily. Gloria's relationship with her daughter is tattered and strained, and the arrival of Kai, makes Gloria fearful.
Sold to settle her husband's gambling debts, kidnapped... betrayed... and promised to the Mayan gods as their sacrificial bride. Texas-born beauty Mercy Cameron pursued one recklessly romantic dream - to be desired in all ways by the man who bought her as a bondswoman - to discover in his arms the depth of ecstasy and the consummate crest of love.
Sixteen-year-old Rebekah Silver is your average teenager living in Southern California. She worries only about learning her cheerleading routines and passing her math test. But as world dictators rise to power and devastating disasters claim millions of lives she is inspired to search for answers. Becky soon discovers her world is quickly coming to an end, just as it was prophesied. Now she must decide whether to risk her life to follow the laws of God or surrender her soul to the law of man in this action-packed thriller. Will Becky survive?
When Mairi MacDonald loses her only daughter at birth, Mairi takes Christy into the warmth and fellowship of the close-knit island community to raise as her own, but finds it hard to welcome the waif into her heart, blaming Christy for taking the place of her true daughter. Longing for a mother's love, Christy finds companionship with her cherished foster brother David. When David is crippled in a near fatal accident, Christy realizes the true depth of her feelings. But will he ever feel the same for her?
Seeking to leave her troubled past behind, nineteen-year-old Elizabeth Cameron decides to join a religious group in Belton, Texas, where she and her five-year-old Indian charge will be hidden from a cruel world. Former gunfighter and robber Caleb Martin will do anything for a governor's pardon, even if it means escorting an irritatingly prim young woman. After this assignment, he'll have his freedom. Yet along the way, he learns that there may be something he needs even more.
Rich with vivid settings - from the picturesque crofters' villages to the windswept moors and harsh seas - and filled with stunning characters you will never forget, it is the story of a remarkable people struggling to survive in a harsh and beautiful land. It is also the moving tale of two star-crossed lovers: Captain Iain MacDonald, a man torn between passion and honor, and Mairi of the Isles, the fiercely proud peasant girl who has sworn to save the land and the Gaelic traditions that are in her blood. Together, they'll embark on an adventure of the spirit and of the heart, in this powerful novel that will leave your memory long after the last chapter is heard.
Businesswoman Leigh Taylor Cole and islander Deke Kearney have nothing in common. Nothing, that is, but a sizzling chemistry that turns their lives upside down. As they fight to keep Deke's son safe from kidnappers, Leigh begins to question the promise she made her mentor to find Deke and bring him 'home' to Seattle. The provocative breezes of Maui force Leigh to unlock a secret buried so deeply in her past, she's hidden it even from herself. She and Deke discover that when love blooms - passions flower.
Brazil...lush with jungles, rich with gold...a wild and mysterious land that lured generations of men and women with visions of glory - to be caught in a crossfire of passion, danger, and betrayal as they struggled to hold on to their dreams in the turbulent land that was their heritage. One family, would pass down a mighty legacy. Rachel, a brave and beautiful orphan survived the cruel lust of a ruthless Brazilian slave owner, until a renegade sea captain set her free and claimed her passionate heart forever.
To save her son and her people from a deadly enemy, Lady Katherine Stanfield marries her former betrothed, a man she'd betrayed but has never stopped loving. Katherine has never revealed her reason for the betrayal and now, five years later, believes her secret is safe. But someone won't let the past rest. Someone with a secret of his own. And now she must stop that "someone" because he wants Katherine and her new husband dead.
Spieldauer: 2 Std.
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