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Kansas Home: Hearts Adrift Find a Place to Dwell in Four Romantic Stories (Kansas Home #1-4)
by Tracey Bateman (Goodreads Author)
Meet four survivors who've tossed social convention to the prairie winds in order to make their way on the frontier. Cassidy Sinclair is alone with a niece to care for--"and extreme times call for daring measures. Tarah St. John's life changes drastically when she reaches out to two abused boys. The impetuous Laney Jenkins is determined to hold on to the reins of her desti...more
Paperback, 478 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Barbour Publishing
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plot summary: what happens, when & where, central characters, major conflicts[return]four interlinked romance stories follow the generations of the st. john family as they find love and hardship on the kansas prarie. set mostly in harper, kansas in the late 1800's, the stories feature pioneer women who sometimes have to throw off the conventions of the day to sruvive on the frontier. the first of these is cassidy, who sents out west with alone with her neice but finds herself in dire straigh...more
These four stories of women of the St. John family through a couple of generations is heart-warming, wholesome fiction. I'm not always as interested in historical fiction as I am contemporary, but the first story drew me in, and then I wanted to know more about this family. They are all quick reads. I just wished I picked them up sooner.
Having just read Kansas Brides by Denise Hunter, I was intrigued by the similarities with this book when I saw it on the shelf at the library. As with the other book, I enjoyed the format of 4 separate, but related stories, and the Kansas setting.