A woman searching for independence. A man searching for education.
Be Mine is the prequel novella to The Route Home Series. If you like Christian historical romance with a warm-hearted cast of characters and a dash of humor, you’ll love this journey of a town moving from the frontier into the modern age.
In 1881 at the end of the Oregon Trail, coddled and protected Cassandra Parsons has set her cap for the local lumber camp owner. Her parents fear losing their only surviving child. She wants to prove she's not the china doll everyone thinks she is. But each attempt ends up in disaster.
Sy O’Malley, an educated-but-lonely orchard owner, doesn’t believe any townspeople share his intellectual interests. He’s been applying to live out his dream of a college education and leave the family orchard. Reluctantly he participates in a town event, playing his treasured violin. When Cassandra literally bumps into him, he realizes she might be the one person in town who shares his intellectual interests. On a whim, he sends her an anonymous note funneled through the town busybody, not expecting her to return one of her own.
As the letter exchange spins into an out-of-control mystery, Sy gets a glimpse of Cassandra's heart. But their dreams in life are too different.
A true romantic, Cassandra is thrilled by her secret admirer. But the quiet orchard grower is stealing her heart. Will Cassandra find out who truly wants her to Be Mine?