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A Hero in the Making (Brides of Simpson Creek #7)

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Man on a Mission…

Nate Bohannan won't let anything stand in the way of his grand plans in California. Even if it means traveling there with unreliable huckster Robert Salali. But after a destructive bender in Simpson Creek, Texas, the unscrupulous Salali runs out, leaving Nate to carry the blame—and the debt. He can fix broken furniture…but can anything fix the despair in...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Love Inspired (first published January 1st 2014)
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A Hero in the Making by Laurie Kingery (Brides of Simpson Creek #7)


This seems to be a good series I have only read the last two books, but I would love to go back and read the first 5 of them. This was a nice story. Some things you could see what was going to happen but others had no idea of.

Nate did not have much left but skills his father taught him. He did not have to make right the wrongs is boss Robert Salali did. He was talented and wanted to help others.

Ella Justiss was a good co...more
Sonya Heaney
I have NO idea why I accepted a review copy of a book written by an evangelical Christian, but I'll try to keep an open mind!
I love historical westerns and this one has a number of unique twists that make it stand out. I love that Nate really is a hero in the making. He has a noble heart but that doesn't always translate into noble actions. He has a somewhat dubious job when we first meet him. He knows it, but justifies away his misgivings until it's nearly too late. His journey toward becoming a true hero makes for a satisfying read. Mind you -- he's never perfect and makes plenty of mistakes but his brash, cheerful...more
This is book #7 of The Brides of Simpson Creek. This story takes place in Simpson Creek, Texas in 1869. Ella Justiss runs a cafe in the back room of a saloon. Her wish is to save enough money that one day she can build a building for her cafe. Nate Bohannon is an assistant to Robert Salali in his traveling medicine show. Nate has dreams of saving enough money for a ticket to San Francisco. Nate rescues Ella from the unwanted attention from a drunk drifter. After the medicine show Nate is knocked...more
Ella is trying to make her own way. She operates a café in the back room of the local saloon. One evening a stranger saved her from an unruly man. Soon after her café and the saloon are trashed and the stranger stays to help repair the damage when it’s figured out it was his boss who did the damage. As much as Ella wants to trust Nate her past keeps her from embracing a future with him.

What I liked: Nate and Ella were very likeable and the towns people made this book interesting. I have not read...more
“A Hero in the Making” by Laurie Kingery is her seventh book in her 'Brides of Simpson Creek' series but it is a perfect stand alone book. We do get to see a few of the prior book character's but in the way of people who live in the same community, and see how they are faring after so many books.

In this book we get to see Ella and learn a whole more about her as well as what drives her to work so hard not to mention her tendency stay off to the side so much of the time. She holds a secret so clo...more
I love this town, so I am always happy to go back for a visit! I really enjoyed this story. It flowed just beautifully, loved the pace and the character development. It was a great one to tide me over until the next time I can come back to Simpson Creek! :)
Harlequin Books
"This addition to the Brides of Simpson Creek series is a wonderful look at how the love of God and the caring of others can redeem a soul. The hero and heroine are well matched and their developing romance is a joy to observe" (RT Book Reviews). 4 1/2 stars

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Laurie Kingery is a central Ohio author and veteran E.R. RN who wrote 16 historical romances as Laurie Grant and now writes inspirational historicals for Steeple Hill. She won the Reader's Choice for short historicals in 1994. Her website is Country Christmas was her first inspirational historical in Oct. '08; her next release from Steeple Hill was The Outlaw's Lady i...more
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