A clean, sweet historical romance set in 1873. Widowed ranch woman Cate Wilerson's four children are now all married and she's enjoying being a grandma. But, she's only in her forties, so she could be married again for many years. Cate's ready to tie the knot again and she has already picked her groom. Cattleman Isaac Connely bought a ring for Cate almost thirty years ago, but Moses Wilerson, a friend to both of them, asked Cate to marry him first. After serving in the Civil War, Isaac followed the Wilersons to Kansas and builds a cattle empire with his inheritance. He respected Cate's and Moses' marriage, comforted her through the loss of her husband and remained a friend of the Wilerson family. Now he's ready to propose-with the same ring-but someone from his past appears on his doorstep, dredging up a dark secret making him doubt his worth to be Cate's husband. Can Cate let go of past hurts and help Isaac realize he is not to blame, so he will finally ask her to marry him? Brides with Grit Series in order: Rania Ropes a Rancher (Rania and Jacob) Millie Marries a Marshal (Millie and Adam) Hilda Hogties a Horseman (Hilda and Noah) Cora Captures a Cowboy (Cora and Dagmar) Sarah Snares a Soldier (Sarah and Marcus) Cate Corrals a Cattleman (Cate and Isaac) Darcie Desires a Drover (Darcie and Reuben) Tina Tracks a Trail Boss (Tina and Leif release 3/2016) Also read Lilly: Bride of Illinois, a spin-off book in the American Mail-Order Brides Series.
Linda Hubalek grew up on the Kansas prairie, always wanting to be a farmer like her parents and ancestors. After earning a college degree in Agriculture, marriage took Linda away from Kansas as her husband worked in engineering jobs in several states. Meanwhile, Linda wrote about pioneer women that homesteaded in Kansas between 1854 to the early 1900s, especially her Swedish immigrant ancestors. Her historical fiction book series are Butter in the Well, Trail of Thread, Planting Dreams and the Kansas Quilter. She also has a historical western romance series called Brides with Grit. Linda and her husband finally returned back to Kansas, where they raised American buffalo (bison) for a dozen years. www.LindaHubalek.com www.Facebook.com/lindahubalekbooks