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The Preacher's Paramour(2013)
(The second book in the Roses of Ridgeway series)
A Novella by Kianna Alexander
The Preacher's Paramour: A Roses of Ridgeway Historical Romance
by Kianna Alexander
American Historical Romance
Historical Romance Western and Frontier
Kindle Short Reads: 90 minute romance
Heat Level: Sweet (love scenes take place off page, behind closed doors)
Setting/Time Period: Victorian America- California, US, 1881
-Explore love, life, and the challenges of a bygone era.-
Ridgeway, California: A fictional, mixed race settlement founded by abolitionists in 1853, after the madness of the California gold rush died down. Located near present-day Oakland, California, the town is home to a little less than 500 citizens. In Ridgeway, everybody knows everybody else- which can be a good thing- or a bad thing.
The Roses of Ridgeway: The feisty, determined female citizens of the settlement. They are intelligent, loving, and know their own minds- but they are far from perfect.
A Woman Who Knows Her Own Mind
Prudence Emerson doesn't have time for romantic entanglements. She's taken a job at the mercantile, and is saving money to attend school at Oberlin. That is, until the Reverend Derrick Chase rides into town to start a new church. Her good friend Lilly Warren invites her to a service at Enduring Faith Moravian church, and the die is cast. She can't deny her attraction to him, and the handsome mulatto preacher obviously returns the feelings. Should she change her plans to explore a relationship with him? Or will being the preacher's paramour lead to nothing but pain?
A Man of The Cloth- With A Past
Reverend Derrick Chase, a Moravian pastor, is newly settled in Ridgeway, over 3,000 miles away from where he grew up in North Carolina. He came to California hoping to put distance between himself, and a dark past he has no desire to revisit. But the tall, beautiful Prudence Emerson gets his heart pounding every time she's near. She's an honorable woman, and he won't soil her reputation. But another thing he won't do is let her slip through his fingers. Can he love her without drawing her into the dangerous web of his secret past?
Roses of Ridgeway Series Chronology
This is book #2 in the Roses of Ridgeway historical romance series by Kianna Alexander. Below is the series chronology:
Book 1: Kissing the Captain- Lilly and Ricardo's story
Book 2: The Preacher's Paramour- Prudence and Derrick's story
Book 3: Loving the Lawman- Valerie and Noah's story
Book 3.5: A Ridgeway Christmas- Visit your favorite couples for the holidays
Book 4: Electing to Love- Angel and Gregory's story
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April 2013 : USA Paperback
December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition