Wilted Dandelions

Catherine Ulrich BrakefieldDandelion Cover

The Second Great Awakening has stirred a young woman’s soul. High-spirited Rachael Rothburn is eager to leave her luxurious life in Buffalo, New York, to share the gospel with Native Americans in the Oregon Territory. But the missionary alliance requires their missionaries to be married and Rachael has no husband or suitors.

When Dr. Jonathan Wheaton, another missionary hopeful, learns about the restriction, he is desperate to find a wife. He offers Rachael a marriage of convenience and she agrees.

After a hasty wedding the pair sets off for the west knowing little about each other. Together they battle raging rivers, hostile Indians, sickness, treacherous mountain trails, and more. But as the seeds of love begin to grow, Jonathan’s jealousy and pride threaten to be an even greater danger than anything they find in the west. Can they overcome the challenges and discover a true and lasting love? (CSPA Book of the Year 2016, Eric Hoffer Award winner 2016)

Wholesale Price: $17.99 (plus S/H)
Release Date: May 2015
Page Count: 284
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-936501-23-6

Brakefield Catherine VCATHERINE ULRICH BRAKEFIELD says, “My readers inspire my writing!” She is an ardent receiver of Christ’s rejuvenating love, as well as a hopeless romantic and patriot. She skillfully intertwines these elements into her writing. She is the author of the inspirational historical romances Wilted Dandelions and Swept into Destiny, the first of a four-part series. Her other books include The Wind of Destiny, and the pictorial history books Images of America: The Lapeer Area, and Images of America: Eastern Lapeer County. Her short stories have been published in Unexpected Answers and Desires of Your Heart (Guidepost Books Extraordinary Answers to Prayers), The Dog Next Door (Baker Books, Revell), and The Benefit Package (CrossRiver Media). Catherine enjoys horseback riding, swimming, camping, and traveling the byroads across America. She lives in Michigan with her husband, Edward, of forty years and her Arabian horses. Her children grown and married, she and Edward are the blessed recipients of three wonderful grandchildren.