Cheryl's first book, RAIN SHADOW was nominated for RWA’s RITA for Best First Book, by Romantic Times for Best Western Historical, and by Affaire de Coeur readers as Best American Historical Romance. Since then her stories have continued to receive awards and high acclaim. In describing her stories of second chances and redemption, readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real life situations.
Second Chance Bride
When Daniel Gardner convinced the residents of his Kansas boomtown to advertise for mail-order brides, he never expected the woman he once loved to respond. But Leah Swann steps off the bride train…pregnant and widowed and in need of a husband. Drawn to protect his fragile childhood friend, Daniel proposes a marriage of convenience.
Seeing her onetime best friend waiting to meet the bride train is a wonderful shock for Leah. After her first rocky marriage, a practical partnership with Daniel sounds perfect—as long as her heart doesn't get involved. But when she starts to fall for her husband, will her plans of a fresh start be ruined…or is a real marriage to Daniel exactly what she needs?
Cowboy Creek: Bringing mail-order brides, and new beginnings, to a Kansas boomtown.
When I love a song, I often buy more than one version, so you will notice Can’t Help Falling In Love by three artists. There are more, but I didn’t include UB40’s or U2Bono’s versions. (This is a true playlist on my ipod.)
Vision of Love, Mariah Carey
The Long and Winding Road, The Beatles
Can’t Help Falling in Love, Ingrid Michaelson
Songbird, Fleetwood Mac
Make You Feel My Love, Adele
Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion
Can’t Help Falling in Love,
Evan Rachel Wood & Sam Palladio, Strange Magic soundtrack
I Knew I Loved You, Savage Garden
All My Life, Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville
Just the Way You Are, Bruno Mars
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