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Heartland Wedding (After the Storm: The Founding Years #2)

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Rebecca Gunderson's fresh start in High Plains, Kansas, is destroyed when a deadly tornado wrecks the immigrant's new home--and her reputation. Everyone knows Rebecca rode out the storm with the town's blacksmith, and no one believes her time with Pete Benjamin was totally innocent. To protect her, Pete offers Rebecca his hand in marriage...but the grieving widower can't g ...more
Paperback, 277 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Harlequin
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Debbie
Mar 23, 2010 Debbie rated it really liked it
This is the 2nd book in the After the Storm series. I had a hard time putting this book down! It kept getting better and better the further I read into it, and it kept my interest until the very last page. I liked the character development and the plight of the characters.
Michelle
Mar 01, 2016 Michelle rated it it was amazing
I have read and loved many of Renee Ryan's books and this one was another excellent work!

This is the second book in a three book series in the LI Historical line: After the Storm. It is a continuing series, so to fully appreciate and understand what's going on, they should be read in order.

A tornado hit the land a month ago (it happens in the first book). The citizens are still trying to recoup from the devastation and aftermath. The twins are still missing, yet some can just not give up hope th
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Judy
Oct 27, 2010 Judy rated it it was amazing
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SheLove2Read
Mar 10, 2010 SheLove2Read rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011
This is a Love Inspired Christian romance set in the 1800s Kansas. It was a decent read, but I had a few problems with it.

Pete was very much a beta hero, which is not my thing. He was also very back and forth with his feelings and could have done a much better job in dealing with his wife Rebecca. Hot and Cold are just cruel to a woman, but especially a woman who has been done wrong by society, and even more so to a woman who is truly good inside. I also thought his coming to his senses was a l
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Jennifer
Jan 11, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Totally in love with this series! I think this one is my favorite so far. I just love the fact that redemption is seen throughout the whole story...actually the whole series. The characters are so loveable! Forgiveness is an issue we all struggle with and have to come to terms. The hardest forgiveness comes in forgiving ourselves and I think Renee portrays that beautifully in this story. Rebecca's patient loving finally does get through Pete in the end. Despite the fact that their marriage wasn' ...more
Natalie
Mar 28, 2010 Natalie rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this novella. Heartland Wedding is about a young lady who moves to High Plains to be with her brother. A tornado comes through the town and forces her to share a storm cellar with the town's blacksmith. A month later, the town has gossips going everywhere about that afternoon. The gossips becomes so intense that the blacksmith marries the lady to stop the gossips. But after they are married, Pete reveals that they can only have a marriage in name. Rebecca wants a real marriage ...more
Jeanne
Apr 06, 2012 Jeanne rated it liked it
Rumors force a man to propose to a woman. He's a widower with lots of baggage. She's an immigrant with lots of . . . okay, only two bags, but emotionally, she's a bit of mess. She wants to marry someone to love her, to include her in his life in a way she has been left out of in her other relationships. Nothing like looking to a man to fulfill all your emotional needs.

Not a bad story, I guess, though the rumor mill and the trouble-making boys seem like straw men. "Oh, there's a problem," but it
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Veronica
This book was cute but not amazing. It was very different from the norm of the romance books I read and I liked it better then the "After the Storm" books of "today". I had a few problems with a few of the scenarios in the book but if given the chance I may actually reread it.
It made me grateful that we live in a day and age where you can spend time alone with a guy and not have people speculate that you were doing anything wrong. Even if they do it would not create the kind of chaos like what
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Kristen
Mar 17, 2013 Kristen rated it it was ok
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Krissie
Dec 27, 2014 Krissie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Rebecca Gunderson's fresh start in High Plains, Kansas, is destroyed when a deadly tornado wrecks the immigrant's new home--and her reputation. Everyone knows Rebecca rode out the storm with the town's blacksmith, and no one believes her time with Pete Benjamin was totally innocent. To protect her, Pete offers Rebecca his hand in marriage
Barbara
This was a very satisfying, enjoyable book to read; it held my interest from start to finish. The characters were well developed, and the historical details and background seemed authentic. The touches of Norwegian culture were a nice addition. I didn't want this saga to end, and plan to read the other two books in the series.
Robin Sweitzer
Apr 26, 2014 Robin Sweitzer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second in the series

Very good second book in the series! Strong characters, well written plot, read in one day. I rooted for the characters to find each other and love each other through the entire book!
Michele Benchouk
Oct 22, 2015 Michele Benchouk rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable and quick read. The two main characters were very likable and easy to understand. The female lead was strong and bold and inspiring. She really did go after what she wanted in a Godly, "mannerly" way.
Jenna
Nov 11, 2010 Jenna rated it really liked it
This was a fun, pure fluff read. There were a lot of loose ends that didn't get tied up because it's part of a mini-series but I enjoyed it.
Shawn
Sep 05, 2012 Shawn rated it really liked it
Loved this series
Maureen Timerman
Sep 12, 2010 Maureen Timerman rated it really liked it
A sweet book! What gossip brings about ends in Love!
groundmar
Jul 03, 2012 groundmar rated it liked it
It was a quite story with a happy ending, with enlugh sappiness to do a Hallmark movie proud.

Cute, clean, sappy
Fay Risner
Jun 11, 2015 Fay Risner rated it it was amazing
A good historical romantic read and part of a series titled After the Storm. The story takes place in the Kansas frontier.
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Renee Ryan grew up in a small Florida beach town. Surfing didn’t work for her, but that didn’t keep her from watching others tackle the waves. To entertain herself during those countless hours of “laying-out”, she read many of the classics. It wasn’t until the summer between her sophomore and junior years at Florida State University that she read her first romance novel. Hooked from page one, she ...more
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