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    • Cinders' Bride

    • Mail Order Brides of Texas, Book 1
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Julie Hoverson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    Shannon McMurphy travels to Asherville, Texas as a mail order bride expecting to marry a rancher. Instead, her intended is a saloonkeeper. Her refusal to marry enrages John Hardy and he slices her cheek with a knife so no other man would want her. She runs into the street and no one helps her until blond, blue-eyed Cinders rescues her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • book 2 plz

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-31-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Tramp's Bride

    • Mail Order Brides of Texas, Book 4
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Julie Hoverson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    Handsome cowboy Tramp Hart left his home and friends over a year ago. He's finally back to make amends and take his place on the ranch. That is until he walks into the house he designed and finds a woman living there. He needs a plan to get her out so he can move in. Mail order bride Ilene Duffy traveled from New York City to Asherville, Texas only to find out her marriage contract was no longer valid. Rancher Cinders and his wife Shannon offer her an empty house on their land. Ilene has no intentions of getting married.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartwarming

    • By Teresa on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Tattered Hearts

    • Mail Order Brides of Spring Water, Book 1
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Karen Krause
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Amid the aftermath of the Civil War, Georgie O'Rourke, the last surviving member of her family, decides her only choice is to leave her beloved state of Tennessee by answering a mail-order bride advertisement. With only a few items of rag, like clothing, she travels the Southwest Trail by covered wagon to meet up with her groom in Texas. Captain Parker Eastman, formally of the Confederate Army, travels from his cattle ranch to the Southwest Trail to intercept a woman his mother hired as a companion. He soon finds out that Georgie traveled to Texas to become his wife.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Shane's Bride

    • Mail Order Brides of Texas, Volume 3
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Julie Hoverson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Rescued from Indians, Cecily McGuinness suffers from horrendous nightmare; ones that have her running from her lodging into the woods. She'll never be normal again and most of the townspeople look at her with disdain. All she ever wanted was a family and a place to call home. Sheriff Shane O'Connor is tired of tracking Cecily down each time she takes flight. Finally he makes her an offer to keep his house and help turn it into a farm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a wonderful story!

    • By Cindy Nipper on 05-01-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Poor Boy's Christmas

    • Mail Order Brides of Texas, Book 5
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Julie Hoverson
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    It's Christmas in Asherville, Texas, and Poor Boy finally comes home. He’s no longer the waif we grew to love; he is very much a man now. As the stage coach approaches his beloved town, he spots Sheriff Shane O’Conner riding off after a pair of bank robbers. Poor Boy, the new deputy, quickly finds a horse and races after them. One of the robbers is killed, and to his surprise, the other outlaw is a beautiful young woman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Boy falls in love.

    • By Martha Dunlap on 01-09-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Autumn's Hope

    • Cowboy Seasons Series, Book 2
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Vicki Pierce
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Injured Army Veteran and rancher Jonas Barnes is too scarred inside and out to ever truly open his heart. Pregnant and alone Autumn Lavin is determined to make a life for herself but soon realizes she needs the rancher's help. Can Autumn's love wrap around Jonas and ease his doubts or will he be fated to a life alone? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Martha Dunlap on 01-11-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Winter's Embrace

    • Cowboy's Seasons Series, Book 3
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Lili Dubuque
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Ten years ago Winter’s heart was broken beyond repair by Stone McCoy. Now she is a travel agent ready to lead an Alaskan Cruise and to her surprise Stone McCoy is on her tour. A long ago phone call shattered her trust and her self-confidence. She never planned to see Stone again. While at college, Stone McCoy woke up, after a fraternity party, to find a girl in his bed. Weeks later she told him she’s pregnant. Calling Winter to break things off was the worst night of his life. Now he’s hoping for a second chance at happiness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The value of trust.

    • By Martha Dunlap on 01-13-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • We've Only Just Begun

    • Oregon Trail Dreamin', Book 1
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Tom Jordan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    Susan Farr loses her parents and her home in one swoop. She takes her horse and rides to Independence, Missouri, to join a wagon train and start a new life. Mike Todd, the wagon master, doesn’t allow single women to have their own wagons. It causes fights and distractions. Susan solves her problem by marrying Clancy Willis in name only. Unfortunately, Clancy’s true nature doesn’t take long to show, and Susan finds herself married to a drunkard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What an enjoyable listen!

    • By Janice Deane on 02-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Keegan's Bride

    • Mail Order Brides of Texas, Book 2
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Julie Hoverson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Keegan Quinn watches the passengers disembark wondering where his mail order bride is. All he sees is a woman with a husband and child. Upon approaching the young woman, he discovers she is his bride, and she has a daughter she never mentioned. As they cross the street, the little girl screams for her daddy and points to the man who accompanied them on the stage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Edearing Story, good listen.

    • By HAAS on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Scarlett

    • The Settlers, Book 3
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Tracey Rooney
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    After being jilted at the altar, Scarlett Settler can't show her face in town. She becomes a mail-order bride to a blacksmith in Silver Falls, Oregon. She only skimmed the letters that she and her intended exchanged and was very disappointed to find he was a blacksmith always covered in soot. Dillon Stahl built a huge house and now he wants to fill it with a wife and children. When his friend Smitty Settler writes to him about his daughter, Scarlett, he's intrigued and proposes. He expected a sweet biddable wife that he can build a life with. Instead he ends up with an opinionated woman who does not know the word compromise.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Whispered Love

    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Evan Schmitt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In Whispered Love, best-selling author Kathleen Ball takes you to the wild Pacific Northwest, a land bristling with handsome, well-muscled lumberjacks. Foreman Samuel Pearse has only one rule: no women allowed. Until he finds one asleep in his bathtub - Pat Clarke, the company cook. With her secret revealed and her virtue at stake, Pat turns to the only man who can help her...the one man who sets fire to her heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Things are not always as they appear

    • By Sherry k on 11-17-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Callie's Heart

    • Lasso Springs, Book 1
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Callie Daniels' mother has one dying wish. She wants neighboring rancher, Garrett O'Neill, to marry her 17-year-old daughter. It's not supposed to be a conventional marriage. Garrett O'Neill would keep Callie's ranch safe, and Callie would go away to college. Four years later, Callie comes home with stars in her eyes and happily ever after in her heart. She plans to make their marriage real until she finds the new housekeeper, Sylvie, in Garrett's arms.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I really tried to like it

    • By J. L. on 12-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Stetson's Storm

    • Lasso Springs, Volume 3
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Vicki Pierce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Five years ago, hunky rodeo star Stetson Scott left town, never looking back, convinced he had no reason to stay. He unknowingly left behind more than just a love...so much more. Storm McCrory's heart was ripped out that same day. Now Stetson is back in town. He's shocked to find not just Storm McCrory living in poverty, but his son, the son he never knew, both shunned by most of the town. Will Storm allow Stetson to help her and be a father to his son, or will her stubborn pride get in the way of their true love?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • narration of young child ruins this book

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-14-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Texas Haven

    • Dawson Ranch Series, Book 1
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Terri England
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Everything in Annie Douglas' life has taught her that men can't be trusted. Although Burke is big, strong, and not seemingly gentle, Annie feels drawn to the handsome Texas cowboy. Upon discovering Burke's advertisement for a wife, Annie shyly asks if he might consider her. Burke Dawson wants children; unfortunately, that also includes a wife. His first wife was a citified hellcat who stole half of his ranch. Now Burke's determined to find an honest country girl with no expectations of love. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Amazon Customer on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Summer's Desire

    • Cowboy's Seasons, Book 1
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Tom Sleeker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    When 26-year-old cowboy Holden O'Leary uprooted his brothers from Texas to Montana, the new vet advertised for a nanny. No woman alive would deny the Doc was as handsome a specimen as the sleek, hard-bodies horses he rescued. And that included Summer Fitzgerald, the voluptuous, honey-haired young woman who applied for the job, and was stunned to find her three arges ranged from 12 to 18 - charming, immature, irresponsible, and capable of winning a piece of her shattered heart. With his stubble, his six-pack and his tousled hair, she thought Holden was sexy as hell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my Favorites

    • By Martha Dunlap on 01-10-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Greg

    • The Settlers, Book 1
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Caroline Turner Cole
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    A handsome man, Greg Settler, decides to go and make his own mark on the world. He travels to California to try his luck at gold mining. From the first day he realizes he knows nothing about gold mining. Luckily for Greg, his claim is next to Hugo Watkins and his daughter Mercy’s mine. Mercy Watkins has grown up traveling from mine to mine. Her father, a dreamer, always believed they’d make it big at the next mine. Unfortunately, her father dies, but not before he asks Greg to take care of his daughter. In order to save Greg from hanging, Mercy marries him.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gold mining...female style

    • By Sherry k on 12-29-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • I'm Forever Yours

    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Lee Ann Simpson left the Big M Ranch for the bright lights of San Antonio but now she’s back disillusioned by the underhanded tactics of her boss. Handsome Rancher Gunther Marlboro washed his hands of Lee Ann the day she left him behind but now she’s back looking defeated by the world. Can Gunther show Lee Ann how to trust again and most importantly how to love again? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lee Ann and Gunther’s Story by Kathleen Ball

    • By Gramma’s10 on 05-20-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Ryelee's Cowboy

    • Dawson Ranch Series, Book 2
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Lili Dubuque
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Twenty-year-old Ryelee Snyder is pregnant and alone. Fortunately, she finds a job as a nanny to precocious four-year-old Rheenie Maloney. Life is perfect except for horse trainer Clint Maloney. Ryelee feels his disapproval and is in constant fear of being fired. Clint Maloney needs help with his daughter but he never bargained on Ryelee Snyder. The tall, gangly girl is a menace. Clint spends too much of his time rescuing her from her latest mishap. Upon finding out about her pregnancy, Clint's feelings begin to change. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprises

    • By Martha Dunlap on 01-09-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Juan

    • The Settlers Series, Book 2
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Sarah L. Colton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Sonia Wist was just a young girl when the lecherous Peddler promised to marry her. He left town and took all of her life’s dreams with him; leaving her with child. Her enraged parents buy her a husband who is an abusive drunk and his father is even worse. Two years later, Sonia is a widow with a son. She has nowhere to go and she’s broke. She happens upon Juan Settler’s cabin and upon finding it empty, she hides there for a few days. Juan Settler is a one of the best horse wranglers around. He has a gift for training wild horses. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A Lifetime to Share

    • Oregon Trail Dreamin', Book 2
    • By: Kathleen Ball
    • Narrated by: Tom Jordan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    Eli Todd is a tall, handsome captain of a wagon train bound for Oregon. Life has taught him if he allows people into his heart, he ends up losing them. Amelia Cruthers is a pretty, young woman with a limp. She’s a hard worker who starts out the trip to Oregon with her parents, until they try to leave her behind. In shock, she watches them cross a river by ferry without her. Thankfully, the kind, strong Eli Todd takes her with him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Wester Story

    • By Jocelyne on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $19.95

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