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Publication Order of Big Sky Country Books

Montana Cowboy Daddy (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montana Cowboy Family (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montana Cowboy's Baby (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montana Bride by Christmas (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montana Groom of Convenience (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montana Lawman Rescuer (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Buffalo Gals of Bonners Ferry Books

Glory and the Rawhide Preacher (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mandy and the Missouri Man (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joanna and the Footloose Cowboy (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Christmas in Eden Valley Books

A Daddy for Christmas (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Baby for Christmas (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Home for Christmas (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Circle A Cowboys Books

Publication Order of Cowboys of Eden Valley Books

The Gift of Family (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cowboy\'s Surprise Bride (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cowboy's Unexpected Family (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cowboy's Convenient Proposal (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claiming the Cowboy's Heart (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winning Over the Wrangler (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Falling for the Rancher Father (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dakota Brides Books

Temporary Bride (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Abandoned Bride (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second-Chance Bride (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reluctant Bride (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dakota Books

Publication Order of Depression Books

The Road to Love (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Journey Home (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Path to Her Heart (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Glory, Montana Books

Loving a Rebel (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Love to Cherish (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Renewing Love (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Love to Have and to Hold (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cowboy Father (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cowboy Groom (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cowboy Preacher (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rancher's Bride (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunter's Bride (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Bride (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Great War Books

Publication Order of Montana Cowboys Books

The Cowboy's Ready-Made Family (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cowboy's Baby Bond (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cowboy's City Girl (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Montana Mail-Order Brides Books

Mail-Order Bride Mommy (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mail-Order Bride Surprise (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mail-Order Bride Substitute (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mail-Order Bride Runaway (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mail-Order Bride Secret (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mail-Order Bride Promise (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mail-Order Brides Wishes (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mail-Order Bride Matchmakers (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mail-Order Bride Trouble (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mail-Order Bride Family (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Montana Marriages Books

Big Sky Cowboy (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Sky Daddy (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Sky Homecoming (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Montana Skies Books

Forever in My Heart (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cry of My Heart (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everlasting Love (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inheritance of Love (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Romancing the West: Cowboys of Coulee Crossing Books

Jake's Honor (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cash's Promise (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blaze's Hope (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Levi's Blessing (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Heart's Yearning (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Heart's Blessing (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Heart's Delight (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Heart's Promise (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Three Brides for Three Cowboys Books

The Cowboy Tutor (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cowboy Father (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cowboy Comes Home (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Timeless Love Stories Books

The Sun Still Shines (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Western Brides (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
When It's Springtime in the Rockies (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peace in the Valley (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wagon Train Romance Books

Wagon Train Baby (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wagon Train Wedding (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wagon Train Matchmaker (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wagon Train Christmas (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Renewed Love (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rescued Love (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reluctant Love (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Redeemed Love (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wagons West Books

Wagon Train Song (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wagon Train Hope (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wagon Train Promises (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wagon Train Dreams (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wagon Train Honor (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wild Rose Country Books

Crane's Bride (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chastity's Angel (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hannah's Dream (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cowboy Bodyguard (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Heart Seeks a Home (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darcy's Inheritance (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dreams Of Hannah Williams (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cowboy's Baby (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prairie Cowboy (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unchained Hearts (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glory and the Rawhide Preacher (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden Years and Silver Linings (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Alaskan Brides Books

by Allie Pleiter, Dorothy Clark
Klondike Medicine Woman (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yukon Wedding (By: Allie Pleiter) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gold Rush Baby (By: Dorothy Clark) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Journey West Books

Wagon Train Reunion (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wagon Train Sweetheart (By: Lacy Williams) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wagon Train Proposal (By: Renee Ryan) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Knotty Pines Books

The Christmas Journey (By: Winnie Griggs) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Proper Wife (By: Winnie Griggs) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Chance Family (By: Winnie Griggs) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Upon a Thanksgiving (With: Winnie Griggs) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lone Star Cowboy League: Multiple Blessings Books

The Rancher's Surprise Triplets (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nanny's Temporary Triplets (By: Noelle Marchand) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bride's Matchmaking Triplets (By: Regina Scott) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Orphan Train Books

with Allie Pleiter, Christine Johnson
The Baby Compromise (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Lessons (By: Allie Pleiter) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marriage Barter (By: Christine Johnson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sunny Ridge, Montana Books

Rodeo and Juliet (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A New Year's Kiss to Remember (By: Lacy Williams) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Prairie Romance Collection(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Under Western Skies(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Linda Ford is an American author best known for writing popular contemporary Christian fiction. Among her novels include the “Wild Rose Country”, “Montana Skies”, “Big Sky Country”, “Dakota Bride”s, and the “Depression Series” among several others. As a child, Ford had a dream that was surprisingly not to be an author, but rather to run an orphanage and have a huge family with twelve children. As such, it was not a surprise when she got married, got four children and adopted ten more to live her dream. Nonetheless, while she never grew up wanting to be an author, she has come to be one of the best contemporary Western fiction authors of our times. She grew up reading about pioneers, horses, cowboys and romances in the Wild West, which has made her so good at recreating such scenarios in her novels. Moreover, she was lucky enough to find a husband that loves westerns just as much as she does. In fact, they would watch so many westerns when they were dating that the era became imprinted into her blood and subsequently led to a successful career in writing westerns. While she acknowledge that the Western prairies were some of the toughest of worlds, she also knew that they had some of the most powerful and desirable of cultures. These cultures that are prevalent in her novels feature men that value their word and honor, and where family units still had strong roots.

She always thought that she would have the perfect family, but this was not to be as some of her adopted children came into her home with a lot of baggage. Try as they would with discipline and kindness, nothing seemed to work making what had seemed like a dream at one time turn into a nightmare. It was during one of these times when her teenage children were being awful and weird that Linda Ford was invited to a writers meeting. Learning how to write a nonfiction work through organizing thought was a welcome relief from all the chaos she had left at home. She went home that evening and was immediately given to the idea of becoming an author. Within a day she was hooked as she loved the idea of being fully in control. Making up stories in her head is something she had always done but now she would stay up late at night creating tall rancher heroes with a never ending smile and a rolling swagger. It was her writing that kept her sane during those difficult times, when everything seemed to spin out of control. While she has now been writing for several years, she still finds her fictional worlds to make more sense than her real life situations.

Linda Ford lives with her husband who happens to be a double amputee paraplegic and also a rancher. She likes to think that she got her dream of marrying a tall rancher with a never ending smile even if he later lost the use of his legs. She lives and cares for her husband, a son, and a chirpy grey African parrot who the family has taught far too many curse words. She still maintains an open door policy to all of her family. As such, she often has those large family gatherings where her children and grandchildren come together for get together dinners she prepares. She does this to share the trials and joys of her family in the old ways of the west and does some family counseling. In addition, her family also provides some much-needed material for her contemporary and historical novels which focus on the themes of joy of family, foreverness, power of faith, and commitment.

Linda Ford’s “Depression” novels are set in the 1930s Great Depression where people are seeking a better life amidst all the chaos of the collapse of the economy. It is a trying time when family abandoned family to go find a better life going against all the ethics and ethos that they had lived with for years. Sometimes it seems that strangers rather than family may be the best source of comfort and love in difficult times. Despite the desperate situation that the characters are faced with, they still manage to find love to make for touching and beautiful love stories. The love stories come with the natural empathy and irresistible feminine and masculine nature of the men and women and a love that develops naturally over time. Introducing themes of racial diversity and being kind and welcoming to strangers and avoiding prejudices, they are an excellent novel that speaks to modern issues of love, marriage and interracial relationships, even if set in the past. The author does introduce the characters in a fun and creative way and allows the reader to get to know them slowly over time making them even more endearing.

“The Road to Love” is an exciting romance set in the Great Depression. The lead in the novel is Kate Bradshaw, a lonely and young widow that is raising two children and also struggles with keeping her hold on the family farm. With only her faith to turn to, her door seems to be one of the loneliest in town until a mysterious and handsome drifter comes walking down the lonely winding road and knocks on her door. Hatcher Jones has a horrible secret in his past that have haunted him for years though the acts of generosity he shows to the young widow exhibit strong values and a good heart. She is falling in love with the drifter and longs to make him come to believe that redemption could be found for anyone even as broken as he is. Could his wanderings and her longings have finally come to an end?

“The Journey Home” the second novel of the Depression series is a worthy sequel to the first. Kody Douglas had drifted along and found himself guided by an unseen hand into a windswept and bleak farmhouse. Douglas is a half white half Indian cowboy who is unable to find a home among white or the Indians on the reservation and had been consigned to a life of loneliness. But then he had ran into the vulnerable, young, and lovely woman that owned the desolate farm. She is lonely and alone in the darkest days of the depression. Even as he has his own problems he cannot leave her to continue in her suffering. Despite his hard and embittered demeanor, she follows him to his homestead. Initially reluctant and hesitant, she finds that the more she learns about the man and his dark past the more she is convinced that she can make him her own and offer him the comfort he needs. Can they find love in the heartless and cold world in which the only thing they share is their faith and history of hard times?

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