California Chances Author:Kelly Eileen Hake, Tracey Bateman, Cathy Marie Hake The Chance brothers of Reliable, California, are about to have their ranch invaded by three apparent "damsels" in need of relief from their "distress." Miriam arrives from overseas not expecting to find her sister dead and nieces living in neglect of feminine supervision. Alisa is fleeing false accusations and seeking a place of quiet refuge... more ». Delilah carries a burden of pain from her past and won't risk trusting anyone again. Will any of the rough-around-the-edges brothers stand a chance of barring their hearts from love as they offer a hand of compassion?« less
"California Chances" is the beginning of the story of five brothers building their ranch and families in the middle of the 1850's in California. Their story is laid out and a series of books. Those of you who like "Humor" in your reading will appreciate the read. A good imagination will help, also.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I love stories about families! This one is about six brothers who together own and operate a ranch on the rugged California Frontier during the mid 1800's. Only one of the brothers is married and his wife dies young leaving him with two small daughters to raise. The other brothers try to help but without a woman to guide them, the girls don't stand a chance of ever being proper young ladies. Then along comes Miriam, the sister of the wife who passed away. Miriam steps in and helps the men with the ranch and the little girls, later, Alisa and Delilah also show up!! The gentleman appreciate the help but now feel even less secure with three lovely women on the ranch. They all try hard to help each other out and get along without falling in love but God has other ideas.... Three beautiful love stories woven into one wonderful book!! Also check out Kentucky Chances, the continuing story of the other three Chance brothers and California Brides, a look at the lives of the next generation... of Chance women!!