Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of the Texas Dreams series, CHRISTMAS ROSES, SUMMER OF PROMISE and WAITING FOR SPRING. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards and the Booksellers Best. She lives in Wyoming.
In this collection of brand-new historical novellas, four young women find their lives altered after each receives a letter that sets her on a new path toward a changed life --- and perhaps lifelong love. From a Hudson River steamboat to a lush drawing room, from a carousel carver's workshop to a remote and controversial hospital, readers will love being swept into the lives of four young women who are making their way in the world and finding love where they least expect it.
When Elizabeth Harding arrives in Cheyenne to open her medical practice, she soon discovers that the town may not welcome a new physician --- especially a lady doctor. Even Jason Nordling, the handsome young attorney next door, seems to disapprove of her chosen profession. When a web of deceit among Cheyenne's wealthiest residents threatens to catch Elizabeth and Jason in its snare, they must risk working together to save one of Elizabeth's patients --- even if it means falling in love.
After the loss of her husband and the birth of her baby, Charlotte flees to Cheyenne to put the pieces of her life back together. Wealthy cattle baron and political hopeful Barrett Landry must make a sensible match if he is to be elected senator of the soon-to-be state of Wyoming. Yet he can’t shake the feeling that Charlotte holds the key to his heart and his future. Will Charlotte and Barrett find the courage to look love in the face? Or will their fears blot out any chance for happiness?
Celia Anderson doesn’t have a husband on her Christmas wish list. But when a traveling carpenter finds lodging at her boardinghouse, she admits that she might remarry if she found the right man --- the kind of man who would bring her roses for Christmas. It would take a miracle, though, to find roses during a harsh Wyoming winter. But Christmas, after all, is the time for miracles...
Though she had planned to spend the summer in Vermont with her sweetheart, Abigail Harding is concerned about the well-being of her older sister. So she heads West to Wyoming to see her. The endless prairie seems monotonous, but when her stagecoach is attacked, Wyoming promises to be anything but boring.