A Hopeful Heart (Heart of the Prairie Book #5)

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Bethany House, Jun 1, 2010 - Fiction - 352 pages
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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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Another Fantastic Offering From Kim Vogel Sawyer

User Review  - Margot - Christianbook.com

As always, Kim Vogel Sawyer has based her story on historical fact and shown us inside Hattie Wyatt's Herdsman School, where young women learn to become useful rancher's wives in Kansas in 1888. We ... Read full review

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User Review  - judyg54 - LibraryThing

The year is 1888 and Tressa Neill finds herself stepping off a train in Barnett, Kansas. She has come to this town, along with several other young ladies, to attend the Wyatt Herdsman School. Tressa ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
15
Section 3
25
Section 4
35
Section 5
45
Section 6
55
Section 7
63
Section 8
73
Section 21
205
Section 22
215
Section 23
223
Section 24
231
Section 25
241
Section 26
249
Section 27
259
Section 28
269

Section 9
83
Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
111
Section 13
123
Section 14
133
Section 15
143
Section 16
153
Section 17
163
Section 18
173
Section 19
185
Section 20
195
Section 29
277
Section 30
287
Section 31
297
Section 32
303
Section 33
311
Section 34
319
Section 35
327
Section 36
335
Section 37
345
Section 38
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About the author (2010)

Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of fourteen novels, including several bestsellers. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. She and her husband, Don, reside in Central Kansas, and have three daughters and six grandchildren.

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