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Tattered Hearts

(2018)
(The first book in the Mail Order Brides of Spring Water series)
A novel by

 
 
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. Duty-bound to make right on his mother's promise of marriage, he marries the Southern belle. But she is unlike any pampered woman he'd ever known. She was a survivor and did what needed to be done to make a future for herself.

Reconstruction in the South is anything but peaceful. Anger and hatred are harbored on both sides. Fear and violence become the norm. People are no longer the same as they were before the war. Upon arriving at the ranch, Parker leaves Georgia in the hands of his mentally unstable mother in order to address land grabbers.

Mother Eastman thinks that Georgie is to blame for everything that was lost in the war, leaving Georgie beaten and broken.

Can Parker find the wife he'd come to love and admire beneath the terrified and untrusting woman she'd become?

This historical western romance is full of twists, suspense, and amazing romance.

Genre: Romance

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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Tattered Hearts (Mail Order Brides of Spring Water)
Author(s): kathleen Ball
ISBN: 1-72010-645-2 / 978-1-72010-645-6
Publisher: Independently published
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December 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tattered Hearts: Mail Order Brides of Spring Water, Book 1
Author(s): Kathleen Ball
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December 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Tattered Hearts: Mail Order Brides of Spring Water, Book 1
Author(s): Kathleen Ball
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Title: Tattered Hearts: Mail Order Brides of Spring Water, Book 1
Author(s): Kathleen Ball
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Title: Tattered Hearts: Mail Order Brides of Spring Water, Book 1
Author(s): Kathleen Ball
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September 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tattered Hearts (Mail Order Brides of Spring Water Book 1)
Author(s): Kathleen Ball
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