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About Sophie Dawson
Sophie Dawson has been making up stories in her head ever since she was a child. She lives with her husband on the family farm in Illinois. Two grown sons, a daughter-in-law and granddaughter round out her immediate family.
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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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?
He’s a stuck up English Lord. She’s trying to get out from under her mother’s domineering ways.
In her own apartment, Maggie revels in her independence and finally blossoms into the woman she feels God wants her to be. She doesn't want any sort of entanglement with a man.
Forced by his father to leave England, Sinjon arrives to find he’s working as a stable hand. The only good thing about the town is the beautiful woman with the golden hair he meets the first day.
Sinjon is delighted when he’s hired to teach her to drive a buggy. Maggie’s not thrilled. Maggie’s mother would love nothing more than to see them married.
Maggie worries if their faiths are too different to get what her heart desires. Sinjon wants what Sinjon wants and nothing is going to stand in his way.
When all options seem wrong, can they learn to trust God and see that he will make a way? Even when it seems impossible?
All Lydia Walcott wanted was a warm shelter after a cold escape from an impending arranged marriage, a broken arm and a wounded spirit. When she curled up in an empty livery stall, she dreamed of seeking a new life with a job, a place to live, friends, and a future. She thought she was alone.
Loved and respected, Dr. Sterling Graham braved the ice covered roads to help the people of Cottonwood. His return trip left him exhausted and he barely got his horse settled before he curled up in the next stall. He thought he was alone.
The unwelcome solution to the unfortunate predicament of waking up together was for Lydia and Sterling to get married. His reputation and career, as well as her hope for a new life, are otherwise put in jeopardy.
Can they learn to trust each other enough to mesh their lives into a successful marriage which honors God? Or will pride, epidemic, and injury make coping seem impossible? Through the dangerous Iowa winter, their reputations are the least of their worries.
Logan Scofield came to Antigua to recover from the betrayal and divorce of his wife. He just wanted to rest and heal. But all that changed when he pulls Saige Garner from the waves during her attempted suicide. His heart goes out to the young widow and mother of twins. She gave in to a moment of weakness in her grief. He understands how easy that could be. He wants to help her heal but what will helping her cost him?
Can he get over his fear of betrayal and see the family he always wanted right in front of him? Can Saige let the pain of losing her first love go and find love again with Logan? Or will their time on Antigua be but a pleasant memory touched with a bitter sweet What if?
Or is God doing something for them that they can't yet hope is real?
Rescued By Love is a sweet, inspirational Christian novelette of 16,000 words.
Rilla’s experience growing up in a traveling theater troupe, taught her that men considered women property. Now she was going to be married and she’s not going to let her temporary husband treat her that way. Then she meets Morgan.
Denver Pinkerton agent, Morgan Weston, reluctantly agrees to marry and take his wife on the case and keep her out of danger. He just hopes an event from his past doesn’t come to light.
Will they find the stolen gold they are sent to recover? If they find it, can they get it back to Denver safely? Will her beliefs about men and his issue with his past allow them to work successfully together? Will they ever reveal their thoughts about the other or keep their feelings to themselves?
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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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?
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?
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?
Joel Richards, dissatisfied living in his hometown after he’s betrayed by his fiancé, answers the advertisement and soon is heading west. He knows his banking experience will be helpful in whatever business he’ll be bookkeeper for. Besides, Tilde is beautiful. His new mother-in-law isn’t happy with the marriage. Then there are the changes Joel hopes to make at the bank. Tilde’s not happy with them.
Can Joel convince Tilde to bring Silverpines bank into the 20th century? Will Tilde be able to be the wife he wants without letting him bring even more change to her life? Will Mabel Lasek ever accept her daughter’s marriage? Will there be a Happily Ever After with all three living in the same house?
To save Drew’s newborn daughter, he has to ask Katie to do the unthinkable; nurse his daughter knowing each time will be like an arrow to her soul. Katie knows the pain of losing both spouse and child at the same time. She will do anything to keep Drew from experiencing that same pain.
Both are sure they will never love again. What starts as an arrangement to care for Drew’s children becomes a marriage of convenience.
Can love grow from the giving of themselves for each other? Will a rash of petty thefts and an interfering know-it-all cause more problems than they can overcome? Will they live their lives in a loveless marriage?
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Stones Creek, Colorado 1867
Leah, trying to flee her memories of the Civil War.
She moves after the death of her surgeon father. She had followed along as he treated Union soldiers in battle after battle. All she wants to do is forget, especially the handsome physician whose career she knew she had destroyed.
Eli, rejected by his parents because of his scarred face and arm.
He moved to Stones Creek following a war buddy and has found welcome. Eli is puzzled by the newcomer Leah's coldness and avoidance.
Each wonders about the other.
Why does Leah, who is friendly to everyone else in town, reject Eli's offer of friendship? Why does she avoid looking at his face?
How can Leah have peace knowing she is responsible for his scars? How could God have led her to a town where the one person she wanted to forget lives, works and wants to be her friend?
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From award-winning author Sophie Dawson comes the 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.