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Linda Ford Books In Order

Publication Order of Wild Rose Country Books

Crane's Bride (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chastity's Angel (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hannah's Dream (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowboy Bodyguard (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Great War Books

Grace (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Irene (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Montana Weddings Books

Cry of My Heart (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Depression Books

The Road to Love (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Journey Home (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Path to Her Heart (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dakota Books

Dakota Child (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dakota Cowboy (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dakota Father (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Three Brides for Three Cowboys Books

The Cowboy Tutor (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cowboy Father (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cowboy Comes Home (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cowboys of Eden Valley Books

The Cowboy's Surprise Bride (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cowboy's Unexpected Family (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cowboy's Convenient Proposal (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claiming the Cowboy's Heart (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winning Over the Wrangler (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Falling for the Rancher Father (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Honor-Bound Cowboy (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Montana Marriage Books

Big Sky Cowboy (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Sky Daddy (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Sky Homecoming (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Christmas in Eden Valley Books

A Daddy for Christmas (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Baby for Christmas (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Home for Christmas (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Montana Cowboys Books

The Cowboy's Ready-Made Family (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cowboy's Baby Bond (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cowboy's City Girl (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Big Sky Country Books

Montana Cowboy Daddy (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Cowboy Family (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Cowboy's Baby (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inheritance of Love (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Bride by Christmas (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Groom of Convenience (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Lawman Rescuer (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dakota Brides Books

Temporary Bride (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abandoned Bride (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second-Chance Bride (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reluctant Bride (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Unchained Hearts (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heart Seeks a Home (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maryelle (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forever in My Heart (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darcy's Inheritance (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everlasting Love (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dreams of Hannah Williams (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cowboy's Baby (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prairie Cowboy (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Glory and the Rawhide Preacher (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lizzie (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mandy and the Missouri Man (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joanna and the Footloose Cowboy (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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