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About Sophie Dawson
Sophie does all kinds of needlework and was a professional machine quilter in the past. She loves to travel, read, garden and now write.
In her books, Sophie shares the wisdom God has taught her in stories of faithful living. Her hope is to demonstrate how acting and reacting in the way the Bible teaches can bring a positive impact on her readers.
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Redeeming Trail follows Nathan and a wagon train full of easterners and freed slaves as they head to Redemption New Mexico. Not only do they have to learn to get along and work together overcoming prejudices, but they have to contend with another outlaw after The Preachers reputation. How will things end on the Redeeming Trail?
Redeeming Grace picks up six months after Redeeming Trail and now Nathan and Grace both have to overcome their pasts. Nathan when his judgemental father comes to town and joins forces with a local widow to have Nathan removed as pastor. Grace in the form of the owner of the Gentlemen's Club she worked for in New York. Will the people of Redemption remember God's Grace or will they jump to conclusions and judge harshly? Only Redeeming Grace can cover the past but is it too little too late?
Griff Picard transferred from the Chicago office after the Great Chicago Fire. He isn’t thrilled to have a partner - especially one inexperienced and female. When he’s told he must marry her or be out of a job, he reluctantly gives in.
Delaney and Griff have to learn to work together, but first, they have to learn to live as husband and wife. Can true love be found by two people so different? And will the detectives be able to solve the case before more people die?
Redemption Comes to Cottonwood
˃˃˃ Deputy U.S. Marshal Timothy Dillion has had a terrible two years.
First one, then a second love dies of a bullet wound in his arms. He is broken and afraid to love again for fear of causing another woman to die. Imagine his surprise when traveling with Marshal Nathan Ryder, aka: The Preacher, he ends up in Cottonwood chasing an outlaw from his past. One who caused the death of his first love. Add to that he's tasked with protecting Nell Shaw, the towns only nurse and a beautiful woman in her own right, from Dales attacks.
˃˃˃ Nell Shaw doesn't need a man
Nell hasn't felt safe with a man since the night she ran away from her fathers advances. She has been living with Aggie Cuttler, Nathan's aunt, since she was fifteen. Now in the course of a few months she is kidnapped by Diamond Dale, forced to let the young and handsome deputy be her constant shadow, and had to deal with the return of her fatally ill father. She is drawn to Tim but doesn't want to belong to any man.
˃˃˃ Attracted but Conflicted
Can these two overcome their separate pasts to find happiness with each other? Can Nathan Ryder and his wife find the healing they need from the betrayal the suffered in Redemption? Will Aggie finally get to take her knife to Leonard Shaw like she wanted to when he came to claim Nell the first time? Or is there healing in the Redeeming Love of Christ?
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Denver Hughes, Silverpines new City Developer, arrived to see that his plans for Silverpines just went up in smoke, literally. He is confident he is up to the task, but he might need a little bit of help. He never expected Belle Stewart.
Widow and mother of two children, Belle Stewart’s day was supposed to be spent applying for a job. Instead she’s surveying what little is left of the downtown. The offhand remark of the new City Developer gives her an idea.
Will hiring Belle as his assistant make his job easier or harder? Will the changes wrought by an unexpected fall add more complications to their lives? Can these two find love in the midst of rebuilding Silverpines?
Millie Messer is exhausted and overwhelmed with raising her children and running the mercantile after the death of her husband in the earthquakes that devastated Silverpines. She does what many of the young widows and daughters are doing: Advertise for a Mail Order Husband. She thinks she’s found the perfect man to become her helpmate and new father for her four children.
Clay Cutler has a secret, two actually. One will be revealed when he steps off the train in Silverpines. He only hopes Millie doesn’t renege on marrying him when she finds out. The other he’ll keep to himself until it’s necessary to reveal it.
Millie is shocked when not only Clay steps off the train but five children with him. All she wanted was a shopkeeper. Now there are nine children in the family. All she knows is that there are lots of meals to cook and laundry to do. That and the outlaws, conmen, and swindlers who’ve come to town. Plus, she knows he’s keeping something from her.
Will a new husband and nine children be too much for Millie? Will Clay’s secret keep her from trusting him? Will it help protect the town from those who want to cause harm? What mischief can nine children get into? Is Clay the Wanted: Shopkeeper who will heal Millie’s broken heart?
Reece Galway is a veteran agent who has worked from the Denver office since the end of the Civil War. When his boss tells him his future employment hinges on marrying a woman aspiring to be an agent he nearly quits. He’s never had a partner and doesn’t want one, especially some rookie woman who knows nothing about how to be a detective.
There’s something about his new wife. She seems to attract danger, yet is able to stave it off. She’s stiff and overly polite and sometimes rather sarcastic. And she doesn’t like his attitude.
Heading to San Francisco to solve an insurance fraud case, Reece and Mina butt heads. Can they work together to solve the case, or will their enmity make it impossible? Will this marriage continue once they are back in Denver or will either one demand an annulment?
Widow Pearl Ward, struggling to survive, needs to sell the watch-locket given to her on her eighteenth birthday. When she learns she’s expecting, he proposes.
Will Pearl’s feelings for her late husband stand between them? Can they build a life together with his mother dead set against them?
Gema Volkovichna is one of the newest women to come to Sanctuary House in Stones Creek, Colorado. She came to find work and possibly a husband. When a spring blizzard forces them to spend three days alone in a line shack, there’s only one conclusion. She and Red must marry to salvage her reputation.
Can Gema and Red learn to be husband and wife? Will love grow from this forced marriage? Will the King Gang return to reclaim what they lost? Can Red and Gema learn to dance together to the MUSIC of HER HEART?
Stones Creek 1867 A Christian Historical Romance.
Norie is finally back on the Colorado ranch she loves. She had spent the Civil War years in Indiana going to school. Norie is eager to get back on her horse and gallop across the range. Skilled, smart and independent, there's nothing she thinks is out of reach.
Linc, her father's ranch foreman, has a different view of things. There are just certain things that a girl shouldn't do; ride unrideable horses, shoot and throw knives. He doesn’t understand his boss’ pride in her since her antics scare him spit-less.
Sparks tend to fly when the two are together. He seems to be constantly chasing after her.
Doesn’t Norie understand Linc’s only trying to keep her safe? Will her father object to his growing attraction to her? Why can’t Linc accept her for who she is, and why does he have to be so handsome? Will God show them how to understand their differences?
From award-winning author Sophie Dawson comes the second book in her popular Stones Creek series.
The Civil War has been over for two years. Two young women step off the train in Stones Creek, Colorado at the same time. One is returning to the family and ranch she loves, the other starting a new life leaving the memories which haunt her behind.
Chloe and her two children were rescued five years ago by Nugget Nate and Penny. Since then they’d lived at Nate’s mission for troubled women called Sanctuary Place. Now, with Sanctuary House ready she, and several other rehabilitated women, are moving to Stones Creek, Colorado to find a loving husband. When a person from her past is revealed she worries that her new start might be over for good. She just wants to find a Sanctuary where she and her children can feel loved, wanted, and useful. Can Stones Creek be that place or will she once again be cast aside? Will the men who abandoned her five years ago ruin her chance at a Happy Ever After? Or will she find Sanctuary in the arms of the local blacksmith?
McIlroy has a secret. He lost a wife and family to evil people during the war. He want’s nothing to do with any of the women at Sanctuary House, or so he tells himself. Yet, he’s drawn to the tall, dark-haired Chloe and her children. Can he learn to forgive himself and allow love into his life again? Or will he push the woman away out of fear and guilt?
Eight women are getting a second chance at Sanctuary House. Will they find it or is the past too strong to overcome? Will they find husbands for themselves and fathers for their children or was Nugget Nate wrong to send them here? Can the past be overcome? Is there really a chance for any of them to find Sanctuary? The answers lie in the pages of Chloe’s Sanctuary.
It is a stand alone book but reading the series in order is recommended.
Laura Duffle has come to Stones Creek, with her two young sons, hoping to find love again. She’s spent the last five years at Sanctuary Place Mission for Women after the death of her husband. She needs to set up her laundry business but doesn’t know where to start.
Hank Johnson, the town barber, is flattered by and attracted to the lovely widow who comes seeking his advice. He hasn’t been looking for a wife, but maybe he’ll begin with Laura.
Ranch foreman, Red Dickerson, would like a wife. He hopes to find one among the Ladies of Sanctuary House. He sets his sights on Laura.
Hank sets her heart on fire, but is he only interested in helping her get her business off the ground?
Red is solid and dependable, but is this enough to base her future on?
Should Laura settle for safety and security for herself and her boys?
Will she hold out for love?
Or will she just chuck both of them into the washtub and rinse the men from her life altogether?
Find out in the first book of the Ladies of Sanctuary House Series from award-winning author Sophie Dawson.
The Ladies of Sanctuary House is a spinoff of the Stones Creek Series. Many of the characters, places, and situations are from that series. I'd recommend you read those first in order to enjoy this series to its fullest potential.
Stones Creek Series - Available for Kindle, Kindle Unlimited and in print.
Leah's Peace #1
Chasing Norie #2
Chloe's Sanctuary #3
This is a short story, only 4600 words, I used to get to know Chloe Ashburn. She will be the main character in the next Stones Creek novel.