Fans of historical romance set in the late 19th -century will enjoy stories combining, History, Humor, and Romance with an emphasis on Faith, Friends, and Good Clean Fun.
Current Books by Kimberly Grist:
Raised by her guardian and influenced by the mostly male population of Carrie Town, Texas, Rebecca benefited from a forward-thinking, unorthodox education not typical for a young woman in the late nineteenth century. As an adult, she is armed with skills that most would covet, yet she lives in a boarding house, works as a waitress, and struggles financially. Most single women in the area didn’t stay single long. Most, but not her. The one man she had said yes to was dragging his feet.
The townspeople all agree she is in need of a husband. Even the young girls in her Sunday School Class have taken action and writing an ad for the paper.
Eighteen-year-old Emma Brady, loves nothing better than working in the garden, but her cooking skills leave a lot to be desired. While other young women in the late nineteenth century are reading about proper housekeeping, she studies herd improvement. Emma's dream is to implement plans for the ranch’s profitability. Unfortunately, things are not running in her favor.
Combining history, humor, and romance with an emphasis on faith, friends, and good clean fun, Emma’s Dream is a delightful tale of love being tested by distance and reminds us how God uses adversity to strengthen us and draw us closer to Him.
Lois Weaver has been schooled to comply with society to be proper, lady-like, honest, proficient at cooking and sewing so that at the appropriate age, she would marry. She's shattered her parent's expectations and risked everything to start her own business. Now the handsome bank owner has come calling. So why isn't she happy? Moreover, why can't she forget about the farmer with big brown eyes?
Daniel Lawrence, former Texas Ranger, gained immense satisfaction when he purchased his farm and livestock. The only thing lacking was a wife and family. He was just shy of proposing to Lois when tragedy struck, and he had to bring his niece and grief-stricken widowed sister home to live with him. How could he bring a new wife home to this?
Can Lois once again go against the nineteenth-century convention of how a woman should behave? Can she summon the courage to take another risk and tell Daniel how she feels?
When Meriwether discovers her uncle left her his ranch, the one she loved to visit when she was a child, she quit her job and moved without hesitation to Trickling Springs, Texas to take over her property. But when she arrives, deed in hand, she discovers her decision has put her at odds with Jake Harrison, the man who rents property from her uncle and seeks to buy the land and water rights for his cattle. They butt heads, tempers flare, but Meriwether stands her ground. Yet she can't deny the romantic sparks that fly, and she can tell it's mutual. When he comes courting, can she trust Jake Harrison, or is his real attraction the property and the water rights he needs, and she has inherited?
A tomboy at heart, she ignores her mother's pleas to dress more appropriately. Until the son returns. A recent graduate of medical school, although handsome the young doctor is stoic and obviously put out that his father has hired her to help his mother recuperate. Sparks fly, and suddenly for the first time Maggie is concerned more about how she is perceived by others. especially the young doctor. The question is why? Can they get past their first impressions?
Leaving her lifestyle of shopping, lavish parties and holiday endeavors for a simpler life is a temporary solution until she can make a match of her own design. Carol struggles to let go of the past, embrace the present, and hope for a better future. What she doesn’t bargain for is the handsome livery-stable owner, who understands the true meaning of family and Christmas.
Tall, bearded and rough around the edges, Deputy Noah Scott would rather hunt than socialize. Garnet thinks he's a rude, insensitive drifter, and Noah's sure the last person he'd want to court is a schoolmarm- especially with her unladylike sneeze. As the needs of her students bring them together, opposites seem to attract until a certain Christmas present derails their future.
Willow craves the outdoors. Leo loves community life and wants to live in town. Can a matchmaking agency really help two independent people realize the opposing desire of their hearts? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086JBZNYS
A Recipe for love or disaster? Choosing to participate with a matrimonial agency as a mail-order bride. Magnolia proceeds methodically and uses her skills as a cook to create the perfect recipe for a husband.
A successful businessman, the idea of putting another person's needs in front of his own is foreign. He's shocked when a young cook from an orphanage intrigues him. Can he measure up?
A potter in need of a home, a businessman thirsty for the inheritance his marriage will bring; and a proxy marriage that will mold and reshape them both.