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?

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 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 spent three weeks driving across the western part of the United States, meeting her extended family of Americans. This trip inspired her inspirational historical romance, Wilted Dandelions, which was released by CrossRiver in 2015. Her other books include The Wind of Destiny, an inspirational historical romance, the Images of America: The Lapeer Area, and Images of America: Eastern Lapeer County. Catherine, former staff writer for Michigan Traveler Magazine, has freelanced for numerous publications. Her short stories have been published in Guidepost Books Extraordinary Answers to Prayers, Unexpected Answers and Desires of Your Heart; Baker Books, Revell, The Dog Next Door; CrossRiver Media, The Benefit Package. 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.