A Man for Temperance

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B&H Publishing Group, 2007 - Fiction - 331 pages
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In 1850, Temperance Peabody, age 32, is a plain yet beautiful woman who has yet to know the thrill of romantic love. Raised in the Oregon territory where her parents established a strict religious colony, she was never allowed to have a suitor but now longs to have a family of her own.

After her parents die and a cholera epidemic wracks the colony, Temperance feels called by God to take the surviving orphaned children back East to their extended families. But the only man available to accompany her on the dangerous journey is Thaddeus Brennan, a hard-edged drifter with good reasons of his own to get out of town.

Despite the mismatch of Temperance’s purity with Thad’s hot temper, heavy drinking, and distaste for kids, the intensities of their trek help the two find common ground, perhaps enough on which to build a lasting relationship. But life and love are unpredictable. And when another man and woman join the journey, and a shock awaits two of the orphans, this hearty story of faith and new desires duly follows.


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User Review  - mate - Christianbook.com

Had a Louis L'Amour western feel to the read. Wish there were more books out there like this one--real life feel without all the sappiness of many christian romance books. Read full review

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User Review  - Miranda - Christianbook.com

This is my first Gilbert Morris book, I had read the rave reviews but never read any of his myself. I enjoyed this book immensely, the male hero didn't act in honourable ways, he surely was trouble ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Gilbert Morris is among today's most popular Christian writers; his books
having sold nearly six million copies worldwide. He specializes in historical
fiction and won a 2001 Christy Award for the Civil War drama Edge of
Once a pastor and English professor who earned a Ph.D. from the
University of Arkansas, Morris lives with his wife in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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