***Previously titled Heartland Joy
Bridgett Rawlings is known in her small town of Prairie Rose, Iowa as The Bad Luck Widow. She just lost her father. Before that it was her second husband, and before that, her first. Every man Bridgett has ever loved has been killed on her family farm, but it is all she owns and the basis of her livelihood. It seems there is no escaping the curse laid upon her.
So, when Shawn Barclay, the son of an old friend of her father’s, shows up to help on the farm, Bridgett tries to deter him. She explains the curse and how the town has shunned her. She tells him to go back to Arkansas, where he came from.
But Shawn doesn’t believe in curses. When he looks at Bridgett, he sees a kind and thoughtful woman forced to endure incredible grief alone in a community that should be showering her with support. The least he can do is stay on the farm to help her.
As they work alongside one another, Shawn begins to see Bridgett in a different light, as a woman of incredible strength with more capacity for love than anyone he has ever met, a woman he is falling in love with.
Bridgett is falling for him too, but what if the locals are right? What if she is bad luck? She is not willing to risk Shawn’s life to prove them right.
But will she be giving up a heartland of joy by not daring to prove them wrong?
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★★★★★ “Great start to a new series!” – Sandy
★★★★★ “Very inspirational with wonderful characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this one highly recommend it.” – Lucia
★★★★★ “It amazes me how Jessie show her faith and give lesson in live and faith without effort. You fall in love with her characters, feel their struggles and make you want to be a better person, a better Christian.” – Nati
★★★★★ “I just can’t say enough about this story. Jessie has created wonderful characters and a storyline that is filled with God’s love and blessings. It really touched my heart. Can’t wait for the next story.” – Kathy
★★★★★ “This is a wonderful overtly Christian story. It’s not just the town that thinks Bridget is cursed, but Shawn doesn’t believe it. He knows God is in control. He’s not scared away.” – MaryEllen
Books in A Heartland Cowboy Christmas:
- Accidental Fiancé with the Heartland Cowboy
- Second Chance with the Heartland Cowboy
- Best Friends with the Heartland Cowboy
- Snowed In with the Heartland Cowboy
- Wrong Sister with the Heartland Cowboy
- Convenient Marriage with the Heartland Cowboy
- Marriage Contract with the Heartland Cowboy
- Mistaken Identity with the Heartland Cowboy
- First Love with the Heartland Cowboy