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Publication Order of Brides Of Montclair Books

Yankee Bride (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rebel Bride (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valiant Bride (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ransomed Bride (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fortune's Bride (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destiny's Bride (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Folly's Bride (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gallant Bride (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Bride (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jubilee Bride (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hero's Bride (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mirror Bride (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Senator's Bride (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daring Bride (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Courageous Bride (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Montclair Homecoming (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Brides Of Montclair Books

Publication Order of Orphan Train West Books

Homeward the Seeking Heart (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreams of a Longing Heart (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quest for Lasting Love (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart's Lonely Secret (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Orphan Train West Books

The Heart's Lonely Secret(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Homeward the Seeking Heart(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quest for Lasting Love(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreams of a Longing Heart(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Westward Dreams Books

Runaway Heart (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Promise of the Valley (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Tomorrow Waits (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Distant Dawn (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undaunted Spirit (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tangled Web (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of American Quilt Books

Publication Order of Edgecliffe Manor Books

Shadow of Fear (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Web of Deception (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Perilous Bargain (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thread of Suspicion (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Sinister Silence (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Orphan Train West (Young Adult) Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Spanish Masquerade (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Portrait in Shadows (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Takes Flight (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scent of Heather (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Autumn Encore (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sign of the Carousel (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret at Octagon House (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Haunted Dreams (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Risk of Loving (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Promises to Keep (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Circle of Love (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sandcastles (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Holiday Blessings(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Jane Peart was an award-winning and bestselling American writer of romance, inspirational, historical romance, and religious novels. Her novels were most popular in the Christian markets. Some of them were also popular among secular readers. Peart had written multiple book series in her career, including the Brides of Montclair series, Westward Dreams series, Orphan Train series, Edgecliffe Manor Mystery series, and the American Quilts series. The former is the most popular of her series and was a long-running series. Altogether, Peart had penned more than 60 titles, many of which were translated into multiple foreign languages and sold in the international markets.

In addition to her well-known book series, Peart had also written several standalone novels in her literary career. She had also contributed to several omnibus collections in collaboration with many authors such as Brenda Knight Graham, Lois Richer, Irene Hannon, Debbie Macomber, Sandy Dengler, Sara Mitchell, etc. Peart was the co-author for the 1985 book called Rebel Bride that formed a part of the Serenade Saga series, which was written as a collaborative effort by multiple authors. Peart was born as Jane Johnson Peart on August 12, 1925, in Asheville, North Carolina. She grew up in her hometown as well as in the Marin and Humboldt counties of California. During the last years of her life, Peart lived in Hawaii. She breathed her last on June 2, 2007.

Peart’s novels can be categorized into the suspense, romance, and historical fiction genres. They have touched the minds and hearts of a large number of readers across the globe. In return, they showered their love and support for her books and helped her become widely successful. Author Peart contributed numerous mind-blowing novels throughout her career and was held in high regard among the prominent critics of her time. They used to rate her books very well and praise her writing style. Many noted critics have also spoken kind words about Peart’s character descriptions, plots, storylines, and settings. They were surprised by the response received by her books from readers all over the world. Today, she is remembered through her works, even after so many years of her demise.

The Brides of Montclair series written by author Jane Peart is comprised of a total of 15 novels and 3 novellas released between 1985 and 2000. Every book of this series is set in the town of Montclair and features a different set of primary characters. The stories mostly revolve around the female characters, who go on to become brides in different situations. Some of the most essential characters depicted in the books of this series by Peart include Noramary, Winnie, Duncan Montrose, Aunt Betsy, Cam, Graham Montrose, Avril Dumont, Lucie, Sara, Garnet Cameron, Malcolm Montrose, Jonathan, Rose, Blythe Dorman, Randall Bondurant, Druscilla Montrose, Alair Chance, Faith Devlin, Jeff Montrose, Kitty, Cara, and several others. An exciting novel of this series is entitled ‘Shadow Bride’. It was released in 1991 by the Zondervan publication. The book opens by showing the second meeting of Rod and Blythe.

Seeing the beautiful Blythe standing before him made Rod go crazy. She was as tall, beautiful, slender, soft-skinned, and shiny-haired as Rod had seen her for the first time in Montclair when she was just 16. At that time, Blythe was more of a shy girl, who wanted to be loved and accepted. Now, she has turned into a self-confident, poised, and fashionably dressed woman. Rod could still see the love for him in her eyes. He wonders if it would be possible for them to not think of all those years that they were separate. Blythe and Rod wonder if they have changed a lot over the years. They also think if too much has happened that has made them different from what they were at the time they had developed a soft corner for each other in their hearts.

Something bothers Rod a lot and makes him question if it is already too late to cherish the love of the woman he has always craved for. This book follows the story of Malcolm Montrose’s bride, Blythe Dorman, who struggles to save her marriage, but could not prevent its tragic end just before the birth of her son. After experiencing despair, sorrow, and heartbreak, she gathers the pieces of her life and heads for England to look for new opportunities. It is here that she comes across her past love and is forced to confront an important truth that she had overlooked in the past. The new experience with her old love enables her to find her true identity and overcome the challenges that lie in her path.

Another wonderful novel of the series is known as ‘Destiny’s Bride’. It was also published by Zondervan in 1988. The main characters featured in this novel include Randall Bondurant, Alair Chance, and Druscilla Montrose. Initially, it is depicted that Randall Bondurant first meets Druscilla Monstrose at his wedding to Alair Chance, Druscilla’s cousin. The two meet again after eight years following the mysterious death of Alair Chance. The chance encounter sets into motion a series of strange events that Druscilla tries her best to ignore. She rejects Randall’s offer many times, but is forced to accept the position that Alair’s widower offers her in the end.

Against the advice of her dear ones, Druscilla becomes the governess to the two motherless children of Randall. This decision was a very difficult one for her as there were accusations and suspicions laid down friends and family members that Randall might be responsible for Alair’s death. Later, Druscilla Montrose travels to Italy with Randall and his kids to live with them as a family. Sometime later, she is given two offers that she did not expect at all. One offer requires her to accept the love of Randall and give up her heritage and the other requires her to make a decision that seems more important and difficult than she has ever made in her life before. The choices made by Druscilla Montrose bring her loyalty conflicts, faith & duty challenges, danger, and romance. With each passing day, her confusion grows deeper and makes her wonder if she should put her trust in the man whose every activity makes her suspect him even more.

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