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BIO: Cara Grandle is an author of inspirational historical romance novels set in 1800s Oregon Territory. Her latest novels, The Ribbon and The Rock, are adventurous western romance. She loves to weave heartwarming tales where the underdog overcomes. Cara has interview and podcast experience. She is also an acquisitions editor and publicist for WhiteFire Publishing.


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The Rock

Overview of The Rock:

Set in Oregon City, Oregon Territory and ideal for readers who enjoy Mary Connealy and Karen Witemeyer novels, this romance is about settlers who cross the Oregon trail and forge a life out of the rugged west, finding love along the way.

The Rock is first in a series of Western Christian romances set in 1846.

A whiskey still explosion uncovers family secrets and sends Rebecca’s world topsy-turvy. Answers lie at the other end of The Oregon Trail. She crosses paths with Clark, a banker’s son, in her pursuit to uncover the truth and a place to call home.

Can their love take root amid secrets and danger?

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The Ribbon

After a whiskey still explosion destroys her home and nearly her life, Rebecca Packwood and her father must leave Missouri and her dear friends behind. After crossing The Oregon Trail, she sets out to discover her family’s secret history and to forge a home and community out of the raw farm land of Eagle Creek, Oregon Country, never suspecting a ruthless enemy is seeking to thwart her plans.

Hard-working banker’s son, Clark Sutherland, thought the toughest test he would face was getting out from underneath his father’s thumb. The last thing he expected was to be penniless, homeless, and smitten with a shy, dark-eyed stranger. With nothing to offer her, will he find a way to support himself and still pursue his dreams before they’re pulled apart?

When a man in shadows sets his eyes on their coveted prize, danger descends. Rebecca and Clark must act to protect the desires of their hearts before harm befalls them all. Will they learn to trust their future to the God who heals and sets the lonely in families?

Reviews & Endorsements

 “As a native Oregonian, I’ve been looking forward to reading Cara Grandle’s debut novel, The Rock. History comes to life as Rebecca, the heroine, leaves her home in Missouri and follows the Oregon Trail in search of a new life in the West. Danger and romance wait for her there, but with the help of the hero, Clark Sutherland, Rebecca’s faith is strengthened. She learns to overcome the pain of the past and trust God with her future. Readers who like novels by Tracie Petersen, Sharlene MacLaren, and Amanda Cabot will find a new author to enjoy.”

Carrie Turansky, award-winning author of No Ocean Too Wide and No Journey Too Far.

“A charming and poignant historical debut! I delighted in meeting author Cara Grandle’s lively cast of characters and admired their courage to go west and carve out a future in Oregon territory during the 1840s. It was a life fraught with hard work, struggles, and sorrows, yet for young Rebecca Packwood her chance to discover love and a place to call home and most importantly, unlock the secrets of her past. The Rock is a tale that will capture the imagination as well as the heart, resonating with a quiet faith and perseverance that is the hallmark of our human spirit. Fans of Christian historical fiction will enjoy this debut novel from newcomer Grandle!”

Kate Breslin, award-winning author of Far Side of the Sea and For Such A Time.