A Sensible Arrangement – Book 1
Marty Dandridge Olson is a widow looking for a way out of Texas. Widower Jake Wythe has secured a job as a bank manager in Denver, only to discover that the bank board wants him to be a married man. With Texas in his roots, he advertises for a Lone Star bride, and Marty answers the call. They both agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience.
Marty works to carve out a new life in high-society Denver as Jake works to guide the bank through a collapsing economy. But when money goes missing at the bank and accounting discrepancies point to Jake, he must find a way to prove his innocence. Yet all he wants to do is go back to Texas and own his own ranch. Marty, on the other hand, owns a ranch–one she’s never told her husband about. She hates Texas because it represents the losses in her life. But as the couple grows closer and love begins to bloom, Marty realizes she needs to tell Jake the truth. Can she come to terms with the past and her anger toward God in order to make room for love?
A Moment in Time – Book 2
Alice Chesterfield is a woman pursued. Having survived an attack that left her scarred and her father dead, she is never free from the fear and memories of the man who is responsible. Texas seems to be an answer to Alice’s prayers, and when she has the opportunity to relocate to a ranch near Dallas, a new man captures Alice’s attention. Robert Barnett is unlike any man Alice has ever known: He doesn’t seem to mind the scar she bears, nor does he worry about the obstacles that stand in their way–including Jessica Atherton, the woman he’s supposed to marry.
But there are storm clouds gathering, and Alice’s peaceful sanctuary is threatened when she learns the truth about her father’s dishonest dealings and the mother she thought was dead. Disillusioned, Alice must learn to place her trust in God as she seeks a measure of peace for her future…and for her heart.
A Matter of Heart – Book 3
Texas born and raised Jessica Atherton is a wealthy young woman whose heart was broken when the man she intended to marry wedded another. But her world is upended when two men come into her life and both manage to stir her heart. Harrison Gable is a rich young lawyer who intends to travel the world and live a life of opulence. His ambitions match Jessica’s dreams, but her heart has begun to change.
Austin Todd, former Secret Service agent, enjoys working now as a Texas Ranger cattle inspector. But learning of forged gold certificates and missing printing plates, he’s drawn back into the world of intrigue and agrees to help solve the case. Austin is well-thought-of and admired in the community. Jessica is drawn to his kind nature and the unspoken pain she sees in his eyes. Will Jessica choose financial security or follow her heart?
Special 3-in-1 Edition of Bestselling Series
In the 1890s, three women with secrets hope to find a home for their hearts. With her future uncertain, Marty leaves her Texas ranch to marry a man she’s never met. While Texas seemed like the answer to Alice’s prayers, her peace may be shattered at any moment. And Jessica’s plans take a sharp turn when she finds that her Texas fortune can’t protect her from a broken heart. Lone Star Brides combines three of Tracie Peterson’s well-loved novels in one heart-stirring package.
A Sensible Arrangement
Marty Olson is ready to leave behind the pain of her past. Answering an advertisement for a “Lone Star bride,” she leaves her Texas ranch and heads to Denver to marry a man she doesn’t know.
A Moment in Time
Alice Chesterfield is a woman pursued. Having survived an attack that left her scarred, she is never free from the fear of the man who is responsible. Will a secluded ranch in Texas provide the sanctuary she longs for?
A Matter of Heart
Jessica Atherton’s elaborate dreams were dashed when the man she intended to marry wedded another. But more than her dreams will be put to the test when two very different men vie for her affection and manage to stir her once-broken heart.
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