Sarah, My Beloved (#02 in Little Hickman Creek Series)
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About "Sarah, My Beloved (#02 in Little Hickman Creek Series)"
Sarah Woodward has come to Kentucky as a mail-order-bride. But when she steps off the stage coach, the man who contacted her through the Marriage Made in Heaven Agency informs her that he has fallen in love with and wed another woman. Sarah is disappointed, but she feels that God led her to Little Hickman Creek for a reason. With her usual stubborn determination, she refuses to leave until she finds out what that reason is. Rocky Callahan's sister has died, leaving him with two young children to take care of. When he meets the fiery Sarah Woodward, he proposes the answer to both their problems- a marriage in name only. Sarah soon comes to love the children, but Rocky is afraid that she'll never survive as a farmer's wife with her priveleged upbringing. Can he let go of the pain in his past and trust God's plan for his life? Will she leave him or will they actually find a marriage made in heaven?
Meet the Author
Born and raised in western Michigan, Sharlene MacLaren attended Springý Arbor University. After graduating, she traveled, then married one of herý childhood friends, and together they raised two lovely daughters. Nowý happily retired after teaching elementary school for thirty-one years, "Shar"ý enjoys reading, singing in the church choir and worship teams, traveling,ý and spending time with her husband, children, and precious grandchildren.ý The acclaimed Through Every Storm was Shar's first novel to be publishedý by Whitaker House, and in 2007, the American Christian Fiction Wr
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Benjamin Broughten left mail order bride, Sarah Woodard practically standing at the altar in Loving Liza Jane. Determined to make her place in Little Hickman, despite becoming fodder for the gossip mill, Sarah finds herself suddenly married to widower Rocky Callahan with the full time care of his motherless niece and nephew. Still grieving his wife, Rocky protects his heart by keeping his feelings locked inside, presenting a harsh demeanour to the children and keeping his new wife at arms' length. Even when Rocky and Sarah's hearts begin to soften, pride and presumptions interfere, perhaps ruining their relationship forever. Sharlene MacLaren has once again made an old story new! Rocky and Sarah are drawn with a deft touch, their vivid personalities engaging the reader regardless of the familiarity of their circumstances. Sarah, My Beloved returns the reader to Little Hickman, a welcoming yet simple community struggling to survive. Sarah's wealthy suitor provides humourous moments especially his interaction with the practical and rugged Rocky. The Broughtens, Pastor Jon and boarding house proprietor, Emma Browning return in anticipation of the final installment, Courting Emma which I have a feeling may be my favourite! If you love a gentle tale overflowing with engaging characters and themes of faith and romance interwoven seamlessly, you can't go past Sharlene's Little Hickman Creek series.