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About Kari Trumbo
Kari writes swoony heroes and places that become characters with detail and heart.
Her favorite place to write about is the place her heart lives, (even if she doesn't) South Dakota.
Kari loves reading, listening to contemporary Christian music, singing when no one's listening, and curling up near the wood stove when winter hits. She makes her home in central Minnesota, land of frigid toes and mosquitoes the size of compact cars, with her husband of over twenty years. They have two daughters, two sons, one cat, and one hungry wood stove.
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With control of their dating website the prize, Bailey and Camden embark on a matchmaking competition that snags on unexpected results. All is fair in a contest of love. May the best matchmaker win.
The Swedehearts Glory Quilt by Cathe Swanson
Eleanor ran away to find herself. David knew exactly where he wanted to go. Could a matchmaking agency put them on the same map?
Whole Latte Love by Kari Trumbo
Misguided Drew thinks all quiet women hide harmful secrets. While pretty, new best friend Addi's soft-spoken nature reminds him too much of past hurts to move their relationship forward. Can a matchmaking agency change his heart?
Seoul Refuge by Alana Terry
Caroline is a new believer, excited and passionate about her faith. Calvin is a Boston police detective, an atheist who can hardly believe Christians have brainwashed his wife. Caroline just wants to follow God. Calvin just wants his wife back.
Guardian of Her Heart by Carol Moncado
Signed up for a dating service by friends and brought together by a stowaway cat, Mark and Casey must decide if they want to overcome their apparent incompatibilities or go their separate ways.
Random Acts of Shyness by Chautona Havig
Heath's sister, Selby, has laid down the law. It’s time to let her take over his love life. After a series of first and only dates, Heath embarks on her new scheme to help him overcome the debilitating nervous habit that has plagued him all his life. However, between dates, each worse than the last, he tries one more time to do things his way… sort of.
Please Note: The Crossroads Collections are sets of stories that are interconnected in some way, but the collections are independent, complete, and can be read in any order.
She’s developed an aquatic therapy to help cancer patients, if only the local oncologist believed in her. Without his support, she can’t attract people to her class, but he’s not wholly invested.
Dr. Mark Evans has devoted his life to his patients.
He’s tried to be the man his father never was, a doctor with a heart. But is he being honest with himself? Is he willing to work with Claire, even if he doesn’t believe in her treatment, to give his patients something extra?
When Claire and Mark find out the truth, it could shatter the trust they’ve built. Only honesty can treat the illness of deceit, in both of them.
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Three brothers will lose their birthright if they don’t act fast.
Tender MelodyEzekiel Wagner needs the family ranch to succeed but without money for back taxes, he’ll lose everything. His aunt offers a way out, but is the cost too high? Her dying wish is to give them The Grand Opera House of Rapid City, but there’s one catch. All three brothers must wed first. When he chooses to marry the costume designer out of necessity, will a marriage of convenience ruin the crescendo building between them?
Beloved DuetSam Wagner is the forgotten son. He will do whatever he must to take ownership of the Opera House, including send for a mail order bride. When his first plan falls flat, he seeks the hand of the woman who helped him along the way. Except, she’d rather have nothing to do with him or his hand. As time runs short, can he convince her he isn’t the man she believes him to be?
Grand FinaleCaleb Wagner flees his home and his family to escape the pressure of finding a wife. He’s certain if he leaves, his aunt will relent and give his brothers their desires. While away, he meets an opera star in hiding. She convinces him to bring her back to Keystone, the perfect place to escape. Will she be the final piece the family needs or will Caleb’s delay mean silence for them all?
If wives aren’t found before time runs out three brothers will lose their birthright. Don’t miss this sweet, historical romance with perfect pacing and a final curtain you won’t want to miss.
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Conrad will lose his ranch if he doesn’t learn to read. While the arrival of a teacher seems like Providence, his heart might stand in the way.
Izzy arrives at the Broken Circle O so out of sorts she collapses in Conrad's arms.
As people he trusts stab him in the back, he must confide in Izzy. But can he teach her to live again in return?
As Izzy opens up to the handsome rancher, she’s torn by her fear of the past. When Conrad is attacked and Izzy is abducted, he can’t deny what he feels any longer.
Can Conrad and Izzy learn to trust, and maybe love? Will a man with murderous intent steal the ranch or worse?
Teach Me to Love is the first book in the realistic Brothers of Belle Fourche historical Christian romance series. If you like well-developed characters, emotional journeys, and faith-based happily-ever-afters, then you’ll adore Kari Trumbo’s touching story.
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Destiny Leo has found out she has a potentially terminal diagnosis. She wants to close herself off from the world, but her job and her friends keep interfering. One particular radio producer keeps popping into her life and making himself indispensable. But will he run when he finds out there may be no future?
Jason is devoted to his mother after the loss of his father.
There's no one else to take care of his mother and he takes on the burden willingly. He was gone when his father passed away, leaving his mother alone. Now, he's all she has left. When a routine trip to the library puts him in the path of a beautiful librarian with haunting eyes. It's no longer books he's after.
Can the man who's taken on the mantle of protector save Destiny from her loneliness, and maybe more?
Pick up where the first boxed set left off: Follow Frances, Lula, Nora, and Daisy as they find love across the great state of South Dakota.
Frances Arnsby has only three weeks to learn about romance.
That’s all the time she has before the stagecoach whisks her back to Deadwood. Excited about a glowing future as a romance dime novelist, her hopes are dashed when her manuscript fails to connect. She hasn’t lived enough. Her dream will be over before it even starts if she doesn’t add life, love…passion.
Chief reporter Clive Davidson is intrigued by the vibrant woman submitting her work to the paper. But when his plan to help goes horribly wrong, he must decide if teaching her about romance is worth the risk…to his career and his heart.
As Frances enters a world of upper crust dalliances and deception, she discovers that perhaps Clive was right all along: romance in the stories are just that…fiction. Her career means the world to her, but if she can’t learn what true love really means, it could cost more than she ever thought possible.
Lula never wanted to be just a wife.
At the Spearfish Normal School, Lula Arnsby is ready to begin a whole new chapter of her life. When a bully from her past strides into her class as the new teacher’s assistant, she wants nothing to do with the handsome prankster but his aim isn’t to torment her anymore.
Barton Oleson wants to be noticed by the pixie-haired beauty, Lula. He’s spent the last two years making sure she thinks of him every single day, but he’s running out of time to get her to notice him. Only one school term until she will be a teacher and out of his reach.
Is it enough time to make up for two years of hurt and can Lula forgive all that he’s done?
Nora had an inkling of doubt...
...Her lawyer wasn't telling her everything. If she signs the contract, she could make her dream come true.
But if he's lying...
Mathias watches the new milliner move in, and his gut tells him something isn't right. As he gets to know her, the attacks against her mount, and it's more than worry he feels.
Nora's life is in danger, and only he can stop it.
But can he keep his heart intact?
You'll love this sweet historical romance because everyone loves a happily ever after.
He conned her into a marriage of convenience.
Daisy Arnsby is the ugly duckling of the large Arnsby family. Destined to be alone. When a handsome schoolmate asks her to sign a promise that she’ll wed him on her twenty-fifth birthday, she jumps at the chance. She hopes, but never dares to dream, that he’d come back.
Elias Laury fears his towering height excludes him from ever convincing Daisy to return his love, so he tricks her into waiting for him. But when he returns to collect his bride, he finds that she’s not willing to settle for a marriage of convenience.
Can the two of them learn to see each other through the eyes of love?
Prequel A Ruby Glows
Ruby’s heart froze as she threw her dead husband over the cliff.
When Beau walks into her life, one glance has her running from her past. He couldn’t want someone like her. It should be easy to avoid his quiet charm.
If he can convince her she’s a prize, not prey, he might have a chance. Beau’s captivated when Ruby scrambles from him whenever he gets too close. Her sweetness is an allure he can’t fight.
Can Beau convince Ruby she is beloved?
Book 1 Dreams in Deadwood
He has a vice as bad as her father.
Jennie Arnsby wants nothing more than to turn around and go home. Her family is on their way to Deadwood, SD, when Aiden finds his way to their small wagon train. His teasing and banter leave her wanting to toss him out the back and in the dust. When they are separated outside the city, she is left wondering if she’ll ever see him again.
Aiden Bradly wants to find his gold and return home. Nothing more. He can’t afford to get tangled with a woman. He’s doing just that until he meets the feisty Jennie. She gets him thinking about his past and forgiveness, but what’s more important, his past or his new future?
Aiden will either redeem his past or claim a treasure greater than he could ever imagine, but he must choose one.
Book 2 Kisses in Keystone
Hattie Arnsby’s been a slave to men and whiskey for the last year.
She’s drowned herself in drink to avoid her life at the Red Garter Saloon in Keystone, SD. When a handsome deputy finds her after a year of searching, she finally sees a sliver of hope.
Hugh Bradley is deputized to find Hattie and bring her home, but her captors aren’t ready to set her free. He must help her be rid of the drink and the binds of the brothel.
But when Hattie’s handed temptation, will she run back to her past or embrace the love growing between them?
Book 3 Love in Lead
He found her at her worst, can she love him at his?
Eva Arnsby can’t stay indoors, her need to draw the woodland creatures around her home near Lead, South Dakota gets her in a heap of trouble. And none more troublesome than a shadowy stranger who steals her notebook and her spirit.
Ranger, Captain George Roth, is suspicious when he finds a small woman in man’s trousers sneaking around in the woods. Determined to discover the woman’s secrets, he takes on an assignment, ready to investigate her under the guise of a harmless town dandy.
A chameleon in a suit, Mr. George Roth is asking too many questions, and wearing too many masks. Despite Eva’s reluctance, they work together, and soon, she sees parts of George she can’t resist. Shouldn’t she follow her heart? But when the mask slips, and Eva realizes George isn’t who she thinks he is, the damage to her heart may never be mended.
One lie will break them apart, and George must convince her that the man she fell for in Lead is the same man who loved her in the woods.
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When radio station KDWJ gives her the opportunity to be their new ad executive, that’s just the pick me up she needs! The only problem is she likes the interaction with other people that feeds her creativity. Advertising is all about connecting people and Tom Higgs, the owner of the radio station, is impossible to pin down.
Except by email.
Sure, he runs a radio station, but he’s at his best as a DJ. Stuttering has always made face to face communication almost unbearable and talking to people he can’t see allows him to relax. Why couldn’t his new ad executive just communicate with him by email? So what if he might seem a little eccentric? He works in radio and people already think of him living in a zoo cage locked in a both. Then again, Liberty really knows what she’s doing, but he’s not sure he can handle the risk of sounding like a stumbling buffoon in front of her.
So, email it is.
Struggling to understand him, Liberty listens in to his radio show. On a lark, she calls in and blurts out a fake name. Just her luck that they connect from the first. Now, she has to wonder if her innocent lie might make her lose her contract and Tom.
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Charlotte escaped a terrible match, but has she jumped from the frying pan into the fire?
Jacob Lokken is looking for a sturdy bride to help him raise his son.
The woman who arrives to fill the need is anything but. She is frail, bookish, and frightened.
He agrees to give her one month, until Christmas, to decide if she wants to stay. But when their time is up and her past comes to call, will he be able to let her go?
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Honore has been on the run from the man who hanged her husband. Now he’s found her.
In the bleak dead of winter, Honore heads back to Redemption Bluff. It’s one of two places where she’s accepted for who she is, even if they don’t exactly know who that is. When she arrives back in town, she finds her enemy at the doorstep.
Charles the Black, dreaded hangman of Boston, will not be denied the chance to fulfill his duty. When Honore Carter escaped his clutches with a dastardly lie, the hunt was on. But now a town full of outlaws may just impede his justice.
Honore is stuck with Charles in the dead of winter. When tempers flare, there’s nowhere to turn. The only thing keeping him from meting out justice is the snow between him and the gallows. The longer the storms keep them, the more he sees her as human and not just a verdict unkept.
But is that enough to save her life?
Don’t miss the sweet, action-packed Redemption Bluff series. Featuring Old-West romance and western grit.
Can a week-long blizzard trample the spirit of Christmas in Redemption Bluff?
When winter settles in early and brings snow storm after snow storm, isolating Redemption Bluff and cutting off supplies, what else is there to do but plan a Christmas celebration? Catch up with some of your favorite characters from Redemption and fall in love with these redeemed outlaws all over again.
Written by four of the Redemption Bluff authors, you'll reconnect with the people you love and find out what they're doing for Christmas before another leg of the Redemption Bluff journey begins.
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