Stand Alone Novel
By: Elaine Shields

A Choice of True Love: A Historical Western Romance

Elaine Shields

Ruth loves her family dearly, but she also dreams of adventure and yearns for more than her daily, mundane routine. After her father forbids her from getting a proper education, she becomes desperate to control her own life. Despite the big risk involved, she answers an ad looking for a bride in Wyoming, not realizing just how much her life is about to change. When she eventually meets her fiancé, in an unexpected twist of fate Ruth finds herself developing feelings for his best friend instead. Trapped in a terrible dilemma, she’s forced to question her very values… Will she trust the true calling of her heart or will she resign herself to marrying a man she doesn’t love?

Kit Franklin has always been hurt by love in the past, but he finally feels ready to open his heart again and settle down. Determined to find someone to love, he goes along with his best friend’s idea to find a wife a mail-order bride ad. With two fiancés on their way, Kit is very excited to start a new chapter and anxious to meet his intended. When the two women arrive though, Kit is astonished to realize that he is slowly falling for Ruth, the bride he chose for his friend. Mesmerized by her beauty and bravery, he’s overwhelmed by the chemistry blossoming between them… When confusion and guilt assail Kit, will he risk following his heart even if it means he might lose his best friend?

Kit and Ruth struggle against their blooming feelings for one another, facing obstacles that challenge their honor and even their lives. Meanwhile, their love for one another threatens to tear their families and life-long friendships apart. Will Kit and Ruth be able to ignore what’s between them forever? Will they accept the life set before them or will they find the courage to embrace what lies deeper in their hearts?

“A Choice of True Love” is a historical western romance novel of approximately 60,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.

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