Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Heartland Wedding” as Want to Read:
Heartland Wedding
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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

by
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  151 ratings  ·  21 reviews

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
ebook, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense (first published 2010)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Heartland Wedding, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Heartland Wedding

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 426)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Debbie
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.
Judy
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Krissie
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
SheLove2Read
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
...more
Jennifer
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
Fay Risner
A good historical romantic read and part of a series titled After the Storm. The story takes place in the Kansas frontier.
Natalie
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
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
...more
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
...more
Kristen
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
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
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!
Jenna
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.
kah
It was a quite story with a happy ending, with enlugh sappiness to do a Hallmark movie proud.

Cute, clean, sappy
Xondra Day
Lovely sweet romance! There's a great connection between the heroine and hero!
Megan
This is one of my favorite books from the Love Inspired series.
Maureen Timerman
A sweet book! What gossip brings about ends in Love!
Lisa
Lackluster writing--too much tedious introspection.
Shelley Chastagner
Sweet christian story. Likable characters.
Anna Elise
Anna Elise marked it as to-read
Jul 31, 2015
Claire
Claire added it
Jul 24, 2015
Keisha
Keisha marked it as to-read
Jul 17, 2015
Amanda
Amanda marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 14 15 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Kansas Courtship (After the Storm: The Founding Years, #3)
  • The Substitute Bride
  • High Plains Bride (After the Storm: The Founding Years, #1)
  • The Wedding Journey (Irish Brides, # 1)
  • Mail Order Cowboy (Brides of Simpson Creek, #1)
  • The Bridal Swap (Smoky Mountain Matches, #2)
  • Gingham Bride (Buttons and Bobbins #1)
  • Her Captain's Heart (Gabriel Sisters, #1)
  • Soaring Home
  • A Baby Between Them (Irish Brides, #3)
  • The Marshal's Promise
  • Calico Christmas at Dry Creek (Dry Creek Historical, #1)
  • The Runaway Bride
  • The Protector
2884421
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
More about Renee Ryan...

Other Books in the Series

After the Storm: The Founding Years (3 books)
  • High Plains Bride (After the Storm: The Founding Years, #1)
  • Kansas Courtship (After the Storm: The Founding Years, #3)
The Lawman Claims His Bride (Charity House, #4) Mistaken Bride (Irish Brides, #2) The Marshal Takes a Bride (Charity House, #1) Dangerous Allies (WWII Series, #1) The Outlaw's Redemption (Charity House, #6)

Share This Book