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Indiana Goes West

(The first book in the Mail Order Brides of Pioneer Town series)
A novel by

Indiana's father has just died, and as he had no sons, the inheritance has gone to her male cousins. Indiana's mother and sisters are forced to leave their San Francisco mansion.
Indiana's mother, Deborah, wants to marry Indiana to money with great haste. Without Indiana's knowledge, Deborah responds to a man advertising for a mail order bride. When Texan rancher, Cade, arrives to claim his bride, Indiana finds everything about him offensive.
Meanwhile, the rancher Morgan Chase from Wyoming has arrived in town.
Indiana sets her heart on Morgan, but will her mother break the agreement with Cade? And if so, will Indiana be able to live with the consequences? Will the 1906 earthquake change everything?

Ruth Hartzler is a #1 Christian Romance best-selling author and a multiple Kindle All-Star Awarded author. Ruth Hartzler's father was from generations of Brethren. Ruth's mother, a Southern Baptist, had years of struggle adapting to the cultural differences, and always cut her hair, which was a continual concern to Ruth's father's family. Ruth was raised strictly Brethren and from birth attended three meetings every Sunday, the Wednesday night meeting, and the yearly "Conference," until she left the Brethren at the age of twenty one. Ruth still has close friends in the Brethren, as well as the Amish, both groups having Anabaptist (literally: re-baptizers: belief in adult baptism) roots. Ruth's family had electricity, but not television, radio, or magazines, and they had plain cars. Make up, bright or fashionable clothes, and hair cutting were not permitted for women. Women had to wear hats in meetings (what others would call church meetings) but not elsewhere. The word "church" was never used and there were no bishops or ministers. All baptized men were able to speak (preach, or give out a hymn) spontaneously at meetings. Musical instruments were forbidden, with the exception of the traditional pump organ which was allowed only if played in the home for hymn music. Even so, singing of hymns in accompaniment was forbidden.
Ruth Hartzler is a widow with one adult child and two grandchildren. She lives alone with her Yorkshire Terrier and two cats. She is a retired middle school teacher and enjoys quilting, reading, and writing.

Genre: Inspirational

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October 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: Indiana Goes West (Mail Order Brides of Pioneer Town) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Ruth Hartzler
ISBN: 1-5186-7315-5 / 978-1-5186-7315-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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