Naomi Rawlings books in order
Naomi Rawlings is an American author of historical Christian fiction novels.
She is best known for writing the Eagle Harbor Series.
Naomi enjoys writing inspiring historical fiction novels, devoid of modern-day problems, yet with real characters who strive through the challenges of their faith to find strength and love—romantic love and the love of God.
Whereas many authors can often be found staring at their computer screens while typing like it's going out of style, Naomi spends her days homeschooling, cleaning, picking up, and trying to act like her house isn't in chaos at all.
She also assists her husband with the church where he ministers.
Naomi resides with her beloved husband and three lovely children in the rough Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where winters are as devastating as can be.
Nonetheless, despite the rugged wilderness and the twenty-one feet of winter snow, Naomi enjoys living in a place where locals produce their own vegetables and cut down their own firewood–much like in the books that she very much enjoys writing.
- The Wyoming Heir (2013)
- Love Inspired Historical January 2014 Bundle (2014)
- Eagle Harbor Series Box Set 1-3 (2016)
- Eagle Harbor Series Box Set 4-6 (2020)
- Charity House Courtship / The Wyoming Heir (2021)
Belanger Family Saga
- The Lady's Refuge (2012)
- The Widow's Secret (2014)
- The Reluctant Enemy (2015)
- Love's Violet Sunrise: A Prequel (2016)
- Love's Unfading Light (2015)
- Love's Every Whisper (2015)
- Love's Beginning: An Eagle Harbor Novella (2015)
- Love's Sure Dawn (2015)
- Love's Eternal Breath (2017)
- Love's Christmas Hope (2017)
- Love's Bright Tomorrow (2018)
- Tomorrow's First Light (2019)
- Tomorrow's Shining Dream (2020)
- Tomorrow's Constant Hope (2021)
- Tomorrow's Steadfast Prayer (2022)
Detailed book overview
The Cowboy in the Classroom
Given a choice, Luke Hayes wouldn't ever leave his Wyoming ranch. Yet when his estranged grandfather dies, leaving him everything, he'll travel to Valley Falls, New York—but only to collect his sister and his inheritance. He won't be roped into saving a floundering girls' school, no matter what mathematics teacher Elizabeth Wells says.
Elizabeth has defied social convention and her own family for the sake of her beloved Hayes Academy. Luke is pure rancher, from the tip of his Stetson to the scuff on his boots, yet he's also becoming her unlikely ally. Only he can help save her job and school…but how much will she lose when the time comes for him to leave?
Love Inspired Historical brings you four new titles for one great price, available now! This Love Inspired Historical bundle includes:
Claiming the Cowboy's Heart by Linda Ford
Lone Wolf's Lady by Ludy Duarte
The Wyoming Heir by Naomi Rawlings
Journey of Hope by Debbie Kaufman.
Love's Unfading Light
Tressa Danell is finished with men--from the wastrel who left her a widow, to the smelly trapper who keeps proposing, to the banker who wants to repossess her bakery. Lighthouse keeper Mac Oakton is tired of living in a small town that blames him for his father's actions and plans to leave within the month. But the pretty bakery owner and her endless stream of problems keep tugging at his heart. Can Mac set his own plans aside to help? And can Tressa accept his support if that means giving up her independence...and being obligated to a man again?
Love’s Every Whisper
Victoria Donnelly has finally found a way to redeem herself in the eyes of her family, but it requires returning to the small town of Eagle Harbor, where forgotten feelings for a man she can never have lie buried. Can she face childhood sweetheart Elijah Cummings again without destroying both their hearts?
Love's Sure Dawn
Rebekah Cummings is determined to help pay her family's debts, but she doesn't expect to get a job cooking on the ship of an old friend...or is he an enemy? Rebekah well remembers the pain she endured the last time she tried trusting Gilbert Sinclair. But neither Rebekah nor Gilbert can stop the forgotten feelings swirling between them—or ignore the sacrifices they'd both have to make for a future together.
Love’s Eternal Breath
Lindy Marsden once dreamed of having a husband, a house, some children, and maybe even one of those fancy treadle sewing machines. But since she grew ill five years ago, those dreams have become too much to hope for. Dr. Seth Harrington knows God made a mistake sending him to the northwoods town of Eagle Harbor. Treating everyday patients with their mundane list of complaints is far different than healing people at the prestigious Boston hospital where he once worked. When the plight of a young abandoned boy brings Lindy and Seth together, Seth finds himself in the most difficult situation of his career. His expertise can help him heal the sick, but will his love be enough to soothe Lindy's wounded soul?
Love’s Christmas Hope
When Jessalyn Dowrick’s husband left her and their three daughters to head west five years earlier, she had no choice but to pick up the pieces of her broken life and continue without him. She had no idea that her husband was busy building a better life for them, or that he regularly sent her letters and money hoping that she would come to him in South Dakota. When Thomas finally returns to Eagle Harbor, he wants Jessalyn to give him a second chance and move west where he’s established a new home for them. But what if moving forward has more to do with facing past mistakes than starting all over again? And what if a happy future can only be found in turning to the God who first brought them together?
Love’s Bright Tomorrow
Aileen Brogan wants a place to call home. After leaving surviving the long boat journey from Ireland to America, she feels lost and alone. However, Sheriff Isaac Cummings is determined to help her fit in—into town and into his arms. But when a band of criminals threatens the town’s safety, Aileen ends up caught in a dangerous situation, and to survive it, both Isaac and Aileen will need to face their past mistakes.
Trusting an unlikely hero
Charity House Courtship by Renee Ryan
Laney O’Connor knows the struggles faced by the offspring of society’s most desperate women. These young innocents need a safe place, which Laney seeks to provide at Charity House. When foreclosure threatens her haven, she’ll let nothing stop her from keeping the orphanage open. Not even handsome hotel owner Marc Dupree. But a secret from the past could ruin everything…
The Wyoming Heir by Naomi Rawlings
Elizabeth Wells has defied social convention and her own family for the sake of her beloved girls’ school, Hayes Academy. Luke Hayes is pure cowboy, from the tip of his Stetson to the scuff on his boots, yet only he can help save her job and school. But how much will she lose when the time comes for him to leave Valley Falls, New York, and return to his ranch in Wyoming?
Belanger Family Saga
Can two people in need of hope find it in the darkest of times?
Isabelle La Rouchecauld wants nothing more than to be safe. A revolution has torn her country apart, costing her not just her home, but also her family. Giving up on the hope she can ever be safe in her beloved France, she resolves to travel to England, but her aristocratic upbringing makes the journey dangerous. When soldiers discover her in the woods near the English Channel, she has little chance of survival.
Michel Belanger has every reason to hate aristocrats. They flaunted money and threw extravagant balls while people across France suffered and starved. But when he discovers an aristocratic woman left for dead in the woods, he finds himself torn. With the French Revolution raging, harboring someone from the aristocracy means danger for both himself and his ailing mother. But his conscience won’t let him leave the woman behind.
As Isabelle heals from her attack, she and Michel discover that though they come from clashing worlds, their differences are no match for the feelings growing between them. But the violence of the revolution lurks even in the scenic countryside, and soon Isabelle and Michel will need to decide how much they mean to each other, and how much they are willing to sacrifice for a future together…
NB: This book was previously published as Sanctuary for a Lady.
She needs a new beginning, but what if starting again costs more than she can bear?
With five children to care for, Brigitte Dubois struggles to find a way to support herself in order to keep her children out of the dangerous criminal underworld of her late husband’s family. When her father-in-law forces her hand, she’s sent to a farm on the outskirts of Abbeville, France, where she needs to gather information on a former soldier who may have played a role in her husband’s death.
Jean Paul Belanger knows firsthand the suffering that hunger and starvation can bring. That’s why he’s back on his family farm, working to feed the town’s hungry—and avoiding thinking about his past. He knows God has forgiven him for past wrongs, but forgiving himself has proven harder than he thought. When a beautiful, auburn-haired woman appears asking for a job, she and her children prove just the distraction he needs.
Digging up Jean Paul’s secrets isn’t easy. He offers food to all who need it, insists on helping her and the children, disarms her with his kind heart and caring ways—and won’t say a word about his past. But her father-in-law is growing impatient, and if she doesn’t find a way to appease him, the price might be greater than she and Jean Paul can afford to pay.
NB: This book was previously published as The Soldier’s Secrets.
The only thing more dangerous than helping the enemy might be finding love…
When Lord Gregory Halston’s older brother is captured in Napoleonic France, Gregory devises a plan to free him. He’s rather good at making plans and following through with them. That’s one reason he’s the most sought-after man of business in London. The trouble is, his plan doesn’t quite go...as planned.
When Danielle Belanger happens upon a group of Englishmen camped secretly in the woods, she has every reason to turn her back on them. She could be tried as a traitor for helping them, and her brother is dead thanks to England’s terrifying navy. Yet something compels her to aid the band of needy men.
As they travel toward the coast, neither Danielle nor Gregory can stop the forbidden feelings swirling between them. But with war tearing their two countries apart, can two people with differing loyalties find a way to be together?
NB: This book was previously published as Falling for the Enemy.
Coming to a new country is difficult for everyone, but for German immigrant Mabel Krause, coming to America is about to get a whole lot harder...
With her brother facing trial for a murder he didn't commit, Mabel needs a lawyer who can help prove her brother's innocence. The only trouble is, she can't afford one. Good things there's a law student in town who's making a name for himself by helping the unfortunate. Now if she can just convince him to help her brother...
Hiram Cummings needs money to return to law school, and the fastest way to earn it is by working as a legal clerk for the powerful and rich Rhett Vandergriff. When a desperate immigrant comes to him for help, he knows he should refuse her. He can't afford to take on charity cases when he needs money himself.
Yet Hiram was raised knowing the importance of doing right and living his faith. His commitment to justice and integrity means he can't quite bring himself to turn away from Mabel, and Hiram soon finds himself on a mission to prove a man's innocence.
But all is not as it appears, and Hiram soon learns that not only is his job at risk, but he's also in danger of losing his heart--if he and Mabel don't lose their lives first.
Tressa Danell is finished with men—from the wastrel who left her a widow, to the smelly trapper who keeps proposing, to the banker who wants to repossess her bakery. Every hour is spent working to pay off her late husband’s debt and keep a roof over her son’s head, though it’s doubtful she can do both for very long. But one thing’s certain—she’ll never be beholden to a man again.
Tired of living in a small town that blames him for actions his father committed ten years ago, Mac Oakton is scheduled to leave Eagle Harbor. So why does the pretty widow at the bakery keep tugging at his heart? He can’t get involved in her predicament when he’ll only be around for two more weeks.
But when Tressa’s burdens overwhelm her, they both face a decision. Can Mac set his own plans aside to help? And can Tressa accept his support if that means giving up her independence...and being obligated to a man again?
Victoria Donnelly wants to do something right at least once in her lifetime. With five years of failed courtships behind her and the calendar inching closer to another birthday, she's finally found a way to redeem herself in the eyes of her family. But her plan requires her to return to her home town of Eagle Harbor, where forgotten feelings for a man she can never have lie buried.
Elijah Cummings has loved Victoria for fifteen years. But fishermen’s sons don’t marry shipping barons’ daughters. He knows it. She knows it. The entire town knows it. Resolved to keep his distance from Victoria, Elijah focuses on establishing a much needed life-saving station, risking his own life by rescuing sailors stuck aboard shipwrecks... until he learns she's about to make an irreversible decision, one she'll spend the rest of her life regretting.
He knows how to save drowning sailors—but how is he to save the woman he loves from the biggest mistake of her life…without destroying both their hearts in the process?
As a ten-year-old boy, Elijah sees Gilbert Sinclair bully the other school children day in and day out. As far as Elijah figures, it’s going to be a long school year if somebody doesn’t show the rich kid a thing or two, so it might as well be him. If only his sister wasn't around to mess up his plans.
And why does he care so much what Victoria, the pretty girl with a house fancier than Gilbert's, thinks of their fight?
No matter how hard she tries to help, Rebekah Cummings always ends up causing more problems than she solves. This time, though, things will be different. She'll find a way to pay her family's debts, even if doing so requires leaving Eagle Harbor. Maybe then they'll start treating her as a capable woman who makes her own choices.
Gilbert Sinclair is going to marry an heiress. With his latest business venture sunk at the bottom of Lake Superior, he needs money to replace the steamship he lost, so he heads to Chicago where his father's business connections should land him a suitable wife. Like most things in his meticulously planned life, everything goes as expected—until he discovers Rebekah Cummings working as the new cook on his ship.
Rebekah well remembers the pain she endured the last time she tried trusting Gilbert, and Gilbert can't afford to pursue the love of a working class woman. But they can't stop the forgotten feelings swirling between them—or ignore the sacrifices they'd both have to make for a future together.
Lindy Marsden once dreamed of having a husband, a house, some children, and maybe even a sewing machine. But since she grew ill five years ago, those dreams have become too much to hope for. Now she just wants to provide for herself and help the abandoned children she found living in the woods until their father returns… and avoid doctors for the rest of her life. Their medicine never leads to any good, and she has the scars to prove it.
Seth Harrington loves being a doctor, but treating patients in the small town of Eagle Harbor is nothing like working at a prestigious Boston hospital, especially with the other doctor in town trying to steal Seth's patients. When he's called to treat a reluctant woman, Seth finds Lindy Marsden's fiery dislike for him rather insulting. He has the ability to help her, but she wants nothing to do with him. Until she shows up on his doorstep one night...
When the plight of a young abandoned boy brings Seth and Lindy irrevocably together, Seth finds himself in the most difficult situation of his career. His expertise can help him heal the sick, but will his love be enough to soothe Lindy's wounded soul?
Can faded memories and forgotten love lead to a Christmas full of hope?
When Jessalyn Dowrick’s husband left her and their three daughters to head west five years earlier, she had no choice but to pick up the pieces of her broken life and continue without him. She had no idea that her husband was busy building a better life for them, or that he regularly sent her letters and money hoping that she would come to him in South Dakota.
When Thomas finally returns to Eagle Harbor intending to collect his wife and daughters and head west before winter sets in, he doesn’t find a happy family waiting for him. Instead he finds a woman who thought him dead.
With Christmas quickly approaching, Thomas desperately wants Jessalyn to give him a second chance. But what if moving forward has more to do with facing past mistakes than starting all over again?
What if a happy future can only be found in seeking forgiveness from each other…and turning to the God who first brought them together?
NB: This book is also known as Love's Winter Hope.
Aileen Brogan wants a place to call home. After leaving Ireland for America and losing her father and brother within a year of each other, she feels lost and alone. No matter how hard she tries, she just doesn’t seem to belong in the quaint town of Eagle Harbor. However, Sheriff Isaac Cummings is determined to help her fit in—into town and into his arms—if only she'll say yes to his courtship. But if he knew her secrets, he'd surely rescind his offer.
Isaac is determined to serve the people of Eagle Harbor in a way that will do his family proud, but he’s haunted by past mistakes. When a band of criminals threatens his beloved town’s safety, he doesn’t want to fail the people he loves like he did four years earlier. But if he doesn't turn out to be the hero the town needs, what chance does he have of winning Aileen's resistant heart?
When old wounds reopen, can Isaac and Aileen figure out how to move past their brokenness and find the promise of a bright tomorrow?
Marrying a stranger to keep the woman's siblings out of an orphanage is one thing, but when more children than expected pour out of the stagecoach, what’s a man to do?
Nervous about meeting her fiancé for the first time, Ellie Spritzer’s lifelong hope of finding love is about to end—or rather, begin. She never imagined her quest for love would take her to the other side of the country with all eight of her siblings in tow, but after her mother dies unexpectedly, what choice does she have? At least the man she’s been writing for the past year is still willing to marry her and take in her siblings…or so she thinks until she arrives in the dusty town of Twin Rivers, Texas.
Growing up an orphan, Sam Owens never had a place to call home or a family to love. So if his wife-to-be needs to bring three of her siblings with her, he has no complaints about having a ready-made family. But his mail-order-bride doesn’t arrive with three. She arrives with eight.
Sam can’t make himself turn away children in need. But as a beginning rancher, he doesn’t have the resources to care for so many people. When sinister forces threaten the things Sam and Ellie both hold dear, can they figure out how to keep their fledgling family together, or will they lose the very things they cherish most?
She needs to learn how to flirt. He needs to forget she exists. Then she asks him for help finding a husband…What could possibly go wrong?
Charlotte Westin has always been more comfortable in a saddle than a ballroom. That wouldn’t be a problem, except her father owns the largest ranch in Texas—and he insists she marry a wealthy city-slicker worthy of a cattle baron’s daughter. There might be someone out there who’d love her for who she is instead of her money, but she’s been fooled by a sweet talker before, and her family is still suffering because of it.
With an old friend-turned-enemy returning to town and cattle rustlers running roughshod over the county, Sheriff Daniel Harding knows the last thing he should be thinking about is a woman… especially the one woman he’ll never be able to marry. Then Charlotte Westin asks for his help, and Daniel can’t refuse. Until he finds out exactly what she wants…
When Charlotte comes to Daniel with a plan to find herself a husband, Daniel is forced to face his feelings for her—as well as some past mistakes of his own. But as the rustlers grow more dangerous, Charlotte’s father takes drastic steps to engage her to a man she doesn’t love. And Charlotte and Daniel soon find themselves caught between the burdens from their pasts and others’ expectations.
Will they let their past choices ruin their dreams? Or will Charlotte and Daniel embrace God’s forgiveness and forge a happy future for themselves?
The last thing a woman on the run needs is to find herself married to the richest rancher in Texas…
Keely O’Brien has spent the past five months on the run, but no matter what she does, she can’t seem to evade the ring of dangerous criminals that killed her brother in Chicago. When she spots an ad for a wife from the owner of a small ranch on a remote stretch of Texan desert, she knows she’s found the perfect hiding spot. The Wolf Point Ring might be searching far and wide for her, but they wouldn’t think to look in tiny, sun-scorched town of Twin Rivers, Texas. Now if she can just keep her new husband from finding out why she really married him…
Agamemnon “Wes” Westin’s feet might be firmly planted in West Texas soil, but his heart is running… Running from the loss of his first wife and stillborn daughter, and running from the fear of suffering loss again. Unfortunately, he has little choice about needing to marry, but he does have a choice about who he marries. If he has to share his roof with someone, he wants a woman who works hard and doesn’t complain. That’s why he decides to run an ad for a bride, claiming that he owns a small ranch, rather than the sprawling cattle empire he inherited from his father. After all, what woman is going to be upset when she finds out her husband is one of the richest men in Texas?
When Wes discovers Keely is hiding from criminals who want her dead, he can’t help but protect her—even if she’s irate with him for lying about the size of his ranch. When danger arrives in Twin Rivers, both Wes and Keely find themselves facing their deepest fears. Will they let their pain and past losses ruin their dreams? Or will Wes and Keely find a way to forge a new life together?
Alejandra Loyola knows she’s going to die. If having information about her uncle and cousin’s illegal cattle rustling operation isn’t enough to get her killed, then snitching on them to the law will surely mean her death—and she’s snitched more than once. The only question is, will she be able to see her younger sister provided for before she dies?
Harrison Rutherford has worked hard to establish himself as one of the best lawyers in the bustling city of Austin, Texas. But when he decides to defend a poor family against harm caused by a wealthy business owner, everything goes wrong. After his father suffers a stroke, Harrison finds himself not just kicked out of high society, but headed to the remote town of Twin Rivers where he grew up.
But all is not as it seems in Twin Rivers. Rustlers have been wreaking havoc on local ranchers and evading law enforcement for over a year. But the best way to bring the rustlers to justice just might involve Alejandra Loyola, a standoffish maid with a pretty smile and eyes that say she knows too much.
As the rustlers become more dangerous, will Harrison and Alejandra learn to trust each other enough to stop them? Or will the rustlers prove powerful enough to destroy not just the ranches surrounding Twin Rivers, but any hope for a future between them?