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Through Rushing Water

~*~ by Catherine Richmond Christian Historical Fiction Sophia has her life all planned out--but... Description from Goodreads: When the life she planned for herself is snatched away, Sophia's eyes open to the life God has planned for her. Sophia Makinoff is sure that 1876 is the year she's going to become the wife of an up-and-coming congressman. But when the congressman humiliates her by proposing to her mousy roommate,  Sophia wants nothing more than to disappear and avoid the wedding plans. She grasps at her first opportunity for escape and signs up for the Board of Foreign Missions. She thinks she'll be going to China . . . but even running away doesn't go as planned when she's instead sent to the Ponca Indian Agency in the Dakota Territory. It's an abysmal, primitive place for a lady of society, but as she gets to know the people, she discovers she can't abandon them. The motives that led her there were anything but pure, but sh

Dance of the Winnebagos

~*~ by Ann Charles Romantic Mystery The Jackrabbit Junction Mystery Series Description from Goodreads: When Claire's grandfather and his army buddies converge in the Arizona desert, it's her thankless job to keep them out of trouble with the opposite sex. But when she finds a human leg bone and partners with a reluctant geotechnician to dig up secrets from the past, trouble finds her. She's losing her heart. Worse, if she doesn't stop digging, she could lose her life. In Dance of the Winnebagos, the first book in The Jackrabbit Junction Mystery Series, Claire agrees to go with her grandfather to an RV park in Jackrabbit Junction, Arizona. While Gramps and his hilariously crass old Army buddies play cards and chase skirts, Claire gets herself into several precarious (and even life-threatening situations.  She befriends Ruby, the RV park owner with financial woes and a defiant teenage daughter, and ends up working for her--doing odd jobs in the Gener