A Hopeful Heart (Heart of the Prairie Book #5) (Google eBook)
Dowryless and desperate, Tressa Neill applies to the inaugural class of Wyatt Herdsman School in Barnett, Kansas, in 1888. The school's one-of-a-kind program teaches young women from the East the skills needed to become a rancher--or the wife of one. Shy and small for her twenty-two years, Tressa is convinced she'll never have what it takes to survive Hattie Wyatt's hands-on instruction in skills such as milking a cow, branding a calf, riding a horse, and cooking up a mess of grub for hungry ranch hands. But what other options does she have?
Abel Samms wants nothing to do with the group of potential brides his neighbor brought to town. He was smitten with an eastern girl once--and he got his heart broken. But there's something about quiet Tressa and her bumbling ways that makes him take notice. When Tressa's life is endangered, will Abel risk his own life--and his heart--to help this eastern girl?
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Review: A Hopeful Heart (Heart of the Prairie #5)User Review - Dana Nelson - Goodreads
I really liked the premise but not enough romance for me! There were times I didn't think much of the female protagonist. Read full review
Review: A Hopeful Heart (Heart of the Prairie #5)User Review - April Suter - Goodreads
Tressa travels to Kansas and becomes a member of the first class to learn how to be a rancher's wife at Aunt Hattie's new school. She learns the life of a hardworking rancher. Abel has already been ... Read full review