Protected

Protected

Can God help the two young lovers find trust, faith, and forgiveness on the hot Texas plain?

Disaster strikes a wagon train en route to Texas, leaving 18-year-old Abby in charge of the survivors, all children younger than her. After an attempted kidnaping, the others convince her to disguise herself as a boy. Initially reluctant, Abby soon realizes life on the trail is much easier without bulky skirts. The disguise allows her to do things as "Abner" she couldn't do as Abby. It's intoxicating.
Disfigured by fire as a child, Manny, a young cowboy, is lonely and yearns for companionship. His scars and the judgment of townspeople make it difficult for him to trust others. He intercepts the wagon train and agrees to help the children finish the trip to San Antonio. A new friendship cracks the protective walls built around his heart. Hope blooms when he meets "Abner," and Manny's fear of rejection slowly dissolves.
As the weeks on the trail go by, Abby develops romantic feelings for Manny, and he values his first new friendship in years. When Manny discovers her deception, it destroys the fragile bond of friendship growing between them.

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Protected is book one in the San Antonio series. Follow the lives of nine children orphaned on the Texas plains.

Disaster strikes a wagon train en route to Texas, leaving 18-year-old Abby in charge of the survivors, all children younger than her. After an attempted kidnaping, the others convince her to disguise herself as a boy. Initially reluctant, Abby soon realizes life on the trail is much easier without bulky skirts. The disguise allows her to do things as “Abner” she couldn’t do as Abby. It’s intoxicating.
Disfigured by fire as a child, Manny, a young cowboy, is lonely and yearns for companionship. His scars and the judgment of townspeople make it difficult for him to trust others. He intercepts the wagon train and agrees to help the children finish the trip to San Antonio. A new friendship cracks the protective walls built around his heart. Hope blooms when he meets “Abner,” and Manny’s fear of rejection slowly dissolves.
As the weeks on the trail go by, Abby develops romantic feelings for Manny, and he values his first new friendship in years. When Manny discovers her deception, it destroys the fragile bond of friendship growing between them.
Can God help the two young lovers find trust, faith, and forgiveness on the hot Texas plain?

 

Details
Genre: Inspirational
Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.
Publication Year: 2022
Format: paperback and eBook
Length: 327 pages
ASIN: B09XLW7Q9K
ISBN: 1649495544
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List Price: 15.99
eBook Price: 5.99
Endorsements
Protected is an experience along the pioneers’ trail of heartache to suspenseful moments of danger and a love story built on courage. Woven throughout the pages are life lessons on their dependance and praise to God for his hand of protection. A very well written novel. Billie Fulton, award-winning author, Faith Is Not Silent and Just A Moment—Changes Life Forever.
Endorsements Paula Peckham is a fresh new voice in Christian fiction. Protected is her debut novel. Set in Texas in the 1860s, true authenticity to the time period filled the story. I really appreciate that in a historical. The unique storyline grabbed me from the first page and didn’t let go until the very last page. Her characters are well-developed. They rose up from the printed page and took up residence in my imagination until “The End.” —Lena Nelson Dooley, award-winning, best-selling author of the Love’s Road Home series Paula has written an excellent book. I am impressed with how she grew Addy and Manny’s love story after heartache and challenges. I enjoyed how she wove their dependence and praise to God throughout the story.
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