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One Chance in a Million (California Chances #1)

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Having endured a grueling voyage from the British Islands, Mariam arrives at the Chance brothers' ranch expecting to help her sister care for two children and six men. But Miriam is shocked to learn that her sister has died and her two nieces have been neglected. When the Chance brothers order Miriam to take the next ship back to her home, she digs in her heels. Her place ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Barbour Publishing (first published December 1st 2004)
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Samantha
May 03, 2013 Samantha rated it it was amazing
Great Book A lot like 7 Brides for 7 Brothers only better! No Singing! LOL! Miriam is not only beautiful on the outside, she has beautiful Faith and Personality! She small of stature and large on back bone! Gideon is the perfect "romance" novel male lead, but with a bigger heart and faith. A good Christian historical romance. If you like Romance without the sex page after page, this is a good book for you!
Megan
A historical book that is a very speedy read - perfect for when you want to have a book you can read in one sitting. The story reminded me quite a bit of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (one of my favorite old movies)in a few different ways: 1) Miriam was a great cook - like Milly, 2) When Miriam arrived at the Chance brothers' ranch, the place was filthy and as soon as she was able, she started to clean it up, and 3) There was a scene where there was a cabin raising with a competition (but minu ...more
Gmc
Jun 26, 2014 Gmc rated it really liked it
"One Chance in a Million" by Cathy Marie Hake
Gideon's story. Miriam sails across the ocean to see her sister Hannah who is married to Daniel Chance. When she arrives she finds that her sister has died and her two little nieces are being raised by these men. Daniel is unhappy with her being there because she looks so much like Hannah. Gideon wants to send her back. Miriam is determined to stay.
Rochelle
Absolutely loved it.
Angela
I read this the first time several years ago and have read it again today!! Still a great book!! Cathy Marie Hake has a fun, witty writing style that combines smoothly with solid historical Christian fiction principles. Fancy Lady meets six cowboy brothers and circumstances cause her to move in with them?!? Yeah, makes for a great romantic adventure!! LOL!! Following the other five brothers along their romantic journeys and then the daughters of the next generation in California Brides is defini ...more
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3 1/2 stars. I liked it. Miriam and the Chance brothers are all great characters, but it was pretty predictable.
Wendy Sparkes
The first in the series, and definitely my favourite one!

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Awesome!!!
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 May 31, 2015 01:06PM  
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As a child, Cathy Marie Hake had an imaginary playmate. Now "grown up," she indulges in a host of imaginary friends as she writes. She teasingly says she decided if those voices in her head were talking, she might as well write down what they said and make a living by doing it. She met her sweetheart in the High School department at church and married him after finishing nursing school. They live ...more
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California Chances (4 books)
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