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Tender Touch

4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  44 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Staging her own death to escape a nightmarish marriage, Brianna Wight hires widower Columbus Nigh to help her go west and finds in him a passionate challenge that risks more than the perilous Oregon trail she follows. Original.
Paperback, First, 431 pages
Published December 1st 1994 by Zebra
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Regan Walker
Jun 08, 2015 Regan Walker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A great read from the Old West, a Wagon Train on the Oregon Trail

The story begins in 1849 in St. Louis where Brianna Wight, fleeing an abusive husband, joins a wagon train heading west to Oregon Territory. To ensure she gets there, she hires a mountain man, Columbus (“Col”) Nigh. Soon they discover her husband is in pursuit and wants revenge. Meanwhile, Col, whose Indian wife died sometime ago, finds himself attracted to the very proper woman who initially told him she was a widow.

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Dec 10, 2012 Toni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a lovely book! It’s filled with wonderful characters, all very real and human. Col may be illiterate, a man who’s lived by his wits since the age of nine, but he’s a man who can see beauty and goodness. Accustomed to the freedom and isolation of a mountain man’s life, he longs to return to the wilderness until he meets Brianna who makes him yearn for a permanent place, for the first time in his life. Brianna is immersed in the mindset of the time as to a woman’s place. She believes ...more
Kristy McCaffrey
Brianna Wight is fleeing an abusive marriage and takes the courageous step of guiding a covered wagon on the Oregon Trail. With mountain man Columbus Nigh accompanying her, she learns how capable she truly is while discovering a love she never dreamed could be hers. The characters are wonderful and well-drawn and the historical aspects immerse the reader fully into the time period. Ms. Raddon doesn’t shy from the more tragic aspects of the narrative—most notably the outbreak of cholera along the ...more
Charlene Raddon
Jun 08, 2015 Charlene Raddon added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-i-wrote
TENDER TOUCH is a romantic Oregon Trail story set in 1849. Desperate to escape her abusive husband, Briana fakes her death and joins a wagon train to Oregon. Since single women are not allowed to travel with the wagon train alone, she hires ex-mountain man, Columbus Nigh, as her guide. The journey is hard and dangerous, but Briana finds peace and love in the arms of her guide--until her husband shows up, threatening her life and happiness.
Nov 11, 2012 Dianne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first Charlene Raddon book I read and it certainly won't be the last! In fact as soon as I finished Tender Touch I purchased Forever Mine (that's what I love about ebooks if you want a book within minutes you can have it). Long after I finished Tender Touch I am still returning to it rereading my favorite bits. I loved every aspect of this book. I quickly became involved in the characters lives and hated when I was forced to put the book down. I highly recommend this incredibly good ...more
Jun 02, 2012 JadedlilFecker rated it really liked it
I recall this being a lovely little read, some years back. SO glad I found this again! The hero was such a gentle-hearted fellow, and the heroine learned how to trust men again, through his keep and care. :D
InD'tale Magazine

From the first word on the first page, Ms. Raddon grabs the reader and never lets loose!

Read full review in the 2013 Dec/Jan Holiday issue of InD’tale Magazine.
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Charlene Raddon began writing western historical romance novels thirty years ago. Her book Tender Touch was a Golden Heart Finalist. Forever Mine received a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award nomination. Her books have received other awards and won or placed in several contests. She loves hearing from readers. When not writing, Charlene loves to travel, do genealogy, create digital scrapbooks, ...more
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