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Prairie Cowboy

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Too pretty by half--that's Miss Virnie White's problem. Conor Russell has seen what prairie living can do to a delicate female. That's why he's raising his daughter, Rachael, to be as tough as any boy. The new schoolteacher may have good intentions, but harsh reality will make her hightail it out of here soon enough.
Delicate--pah! Virnie's not budging. Little Rachael need
ebook, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Love Inspired Historical (first published February 9th 2011)
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Feb 15, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Virnie White is the new school teacher, and Conor Russell is the father of one of her new students. She sees some of herself in his daughter, Rachael, and knows that one of the reasons she's come to town is to give this motherless girl some love and guidance.

Conor's been widowed for years and while he might miss his wife, he knows that a person has to be tough to survive on the prairie. He's trying to raise Rae to be that tough, knowing that they need to be strong to overcome the physical hardsh
I really liked this story and at the same time I was fustraighted with the characters. Virnie White a pretty young lady comes out west to be the best teacher she can be and ends up butting heads with Conor Russel who believes pretty is weak. The first half of the story Virnie gets attached to Rachel ( Conor's daughter) and teaches her some domestic skills. In doing so Virnie shows Conor that pretty doesn't equal weakness. Then Virnie is somehow fighting with herself about thinking she's not good ...more
Shelley Chastagner
Sweet characters, good story line. Great christian values of love, acceptance and dependence on God for our sense of worth and strength. While I found Virnie frustrating, I could readily understand her reluctance to leave her hurts behind and accept love. Her fear caused her to push everyone away, thinking it would be better than disappointing them. Connor and his little girl Rachael cause her to reconsider the walls she's built around her heart.
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Sep 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book as Linda is a very good writer.
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Linda Ford grew up devouring books and making up stories in her head—often late at night when she couldn't sleep. But she hadn't planned to write. Instead, she dreamed of running an orphanage. In a way, that dream came true. She married, had four homemade children, adopted ten and lived (at times, endured) the dream.

Writing first took her to non-fiction human-interest articles for newspapers and
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