Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Try Kindle Countdown Deals
Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Learn more.
The story starts in a blizzard, but the heat smoldering between the heroine and her Indian escort is better than any coal fire. I absolutely love the detail in Ayers' novel. --USA Today Recommended Reads
About the Author
Born and raised with wealth, E. Ayers turned away from all of it and married a few days after turning eighteen, to the shock and dismay of family and friends. A firm believer in love conquering everything, there was never cause to look back. The newlyweds life-long love became the springboard for many future novels. Fascinated with the way people deal with everyday problems, E. Ayers has always been an observer and a listener. A simple problem for one person is a mountain for another. Utilizing those common predicaments, the subsequent novels have touched many lives. Today finds E. Ayers writing while living in a pre-Civil War home with a dog and a cat. Rattling around in an old money pit provides one s muse with plenty of freedom. A perfect day is spent at the keyboard, coffee in hand, and everything in the house actually working as it should. As the official matchmaker for all the characters who wander through a mind full of imagination and the need to share, E. Ayers enjoys finding just the right ones to create a story.
I have just finished A Rancher's Woman. I will have to admit to being biased, though. My husband was an American Indian. So, I was in awe of this story. Not many people could fit our past with romance the way it was told in this book. This author should be praised and APPRECIATED for the history she wrote while intertwinning romantic interludes. I would not have stayed up this late reading unless the book was dang good. Was it ever. These last few hours of reading left me with a sense of satisfaction and enjoyment. It is impossible for me to use words here, becaus there is no words to descibe just how much this book filled me with just feelings. Ms. Ayers, thank you for sharing this story. I will always remember this book and look forward to rereading it again. t
Looking to escape an abusive marriage, Malene jumps at the chance to leave home with her sister and the man her sister is planning to marry. Along the way, Malene meets a Native American man named Many Feathers who from the beginning is determined to court and marry her, but Malene has a lot of growing up to do and needs time to change her ideals before she can accept what her heart knew from the first moment she met Many Feathers. I loved this story! Parts of it are sad, other parts are frustrating, and it doesn't sugar-coat the hardships facing a Native American man in that time period, or the difficulties of a Native American man living as man and wife with a white woman, but I loved Many Feathers and his determination to succeed, his freedom from society's unnecessary restrictions, and his ability to show Malene happiness and gift her with a bit of her own freedom from proprieties. In a stiff and formal world, Many Feathers was like a breath of fresh air, and by the end Malene was a strong woman who was worthy of him. Great Read! This book is a sequel to A Christmas Far From Home, a short story that was included in the Sweetwater Springs Christmas collection.
The book started a little slow for me; but about 1/4 the way thru the story line picked up and from there forward it was a really good read. The biggest complaint that I have about the Books that are written several books to a series; it is really hard to determine the sequence of the books in the series. This book seems to be a "stand alone book"; however I found a Book#1 - A snowy Christmas in Wyoming to be the first book of a series named Creed's Crossing; but could not find a book #2; but found #3 and #4. I wish that Amazon or the author or publisher would be a little more thorough regards listing of the sequence of books in a Series. I think you would sell more books plus it is very beneficial to your customer; the person buying the book. Also think you would sell more of the series. This is the first and only book that I've read by this author - but will check out more of her Historical Fiction.
This fictional romance offers a positive but honest view of the treatment of Native American's, but it's focus is on the a romance and the strong and fascinating characters.
Pregnant Malene was abused by the man she thought was her first husband, so when she asked to chaperone her sister and future brother-in-law to his home in Creeds Crossing, she agrees. Not far into the journey, she discovers that the father of her child is already married. As Many Feathers accommpanies them from the reservation to their knew home, Malene is both attracted and repelled by this man whose life and customs are so different from her own..
After a long and tough journey in a wagon they arrived to the open arms of wonderful family from who they learrn much, including the respect of all people.
I found this book to be enthralling, in as, it portrayed the plight of the Indians and the ranchers alike. I found it very factual and well written. I would love to see this story continue, centered around the other characters. I was sorry to see the story end. I picked this book up and couldn't put it down.
This was a historical fiction love story that was unique to what I usually read. I liked the conflict created by getting one's heart and mind to match up. I like books that show courage and people who are willingly to go against the ridiculous parts of cultures without trying to eliminate the good. I only gave this 4 stars because in parts it moved slowly, and I felt Malene was a little too naive. Other than that, I enjoyed the book. Reader L
I have a rule: If I buy a book, I have to read it. There may be a good story in A Rancher's Woman, but at the half way mark slogging through the poor writing and construction, at best elementary, is a test.
Thin plot. Not very interesting or well developed characters. I think the author may have been over whelmed by the research and had a hard time selecting smaller parts to develop more fully. For example, an entire plot line could have been made of the tribe members or the earlier settlers or the heroines escape from the bad husband.