A Love Most Worthy


She didn’t know which was colder, an Arctic winter or her new husband’s heart.

Hallie Russell believes life should be lived to the fullest. For that reason, she sails to the gold rush town of Nome, Alaska to take her cousin’s place as the mail-order bride of a respected shopkeeper. But when her aloof husband’s wedding-night announcement rocks her plans for their marriage, Hallie sees her desire for a family to call her own vanish as quickly as the dreams of hopeful miners.

Tragedy led Rance Preston to repent of his rowdy ways and open a general store for the miners in Nome. He’s content in his bachelorhood, but his two orphaned nephews deserve a proper and serious-minded mother. Duped once by a vivacious female, he’s determined to never again let his heart overrule his head…until the high spirits of his new bride threaten his resolve.

When a misunderstanding comes to light, will they allow the gale force winds of insecurity to destroy what they each need most?

What others are saying about A Love Most Worthy:

“Sandra Ardoin spins an endearing story of love and faith in this sweet historical novella. A Love Most Worthy is filled with authentic characters, a marriage-of-convenience that tugged at my own heart, and a lovely ending certain to satisfy fans of historical romance.”
~ Heidi Chiavaroli, Carol Award-winning Author of Freedom’s Ring and The Hidden Side

“I usually don’t read novellas as I generally find them unrealistic or rushed. This one was great. The pacing of the story was very good. The characters were developed well and the plot was good.” 
~ Joan Nienhuis of Book Reviews from an Avid Reader

“From the beginning, I loved Hallie, with her sweet care for Rance’s nephews and her growing feelings for Rance. … Rance was more difficult to like … for almost the entire novella. … That said, he redeemed himself in the end!”
~ Becky at Christian Chicks Thoughts

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