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Navigating The Land

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Length: 164 pages2 hours

Summary

The Ripest Tomatoes Are The Best - An overweight woman from Maine decides to become a mail order bride to a farmer in California, because there are no suitors left where she lives. The widower with two children meets her at the train station and she thinks he is shocked by her weight, but he remains mostly silent for a long time. She begins to love his children but worries that she will never be able to crack the farmer’s tough-seeming exterior.

The Texas Rancher Tries One More Time For Love - A woman from Philadelphia decides to take a chance and answer an ad from a man who’s a rancher in Texas. He is quite rich, but homely, and needs to test out a woman’s resolve to marry him not for his money, but for his personality and other character traits. He’s given this method of finding love several other chances but the women, once they take a look at him, have run off and married others in the same small town.

The Widow & Her Baby Meet The Handyman Along The Oregon Trail - A widow tries to provide for her baby along the arduous trek of the Oregon Trail. When a mysterious stranger joins the train, carrying precious little other than his carpentry tools, he tells her that the Lord will provide, if she has faith. Bartering his services for things like food and a bright red sweater, Mary grows closer to Henry as their journey progresses, and the emotional ending of this story highlights how every human being has it within them to be generous within their souls, and that love can come easily if you just let it.

Beautiful Clara & Her Short Cowboy - A woman decides that a husband in the Old West would be a match for her quirky personality, but finds that the short yet muscular cowboy she accepts for her husband does not appreciate her sense of humor. A major event later lets her have her personality back, but things are still far from easy even several years down the road.

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