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Rush to the Heartland

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Rather than face a forced wedding to the father of her unborn baby, Elizabeth Lee joins her friends Jessie and Emma for a journey across treacherous land to a new life in the Unassigned Lands of Oklahoma in 1889. They never imagined the land would open with a massive horse race of fifty thousand people fighting for their own section of two million acres. Along the way, everything she ever knew about life, love, and God is questioned. When she meets Jared, she wonders, can she ever love again? Past and future intertwine as Elizabeth faces the unknown land, love, and life forcing their way into her livelihood upon the new land called Oklahoma.

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Martha Wilson

I was drawn into the story, there was suspense, history that is new to those of us from the East. I want to know morè. I felt strongly connecting with the main character. I really want to know more about the history and the characters as the story unfolds. I wish it was longer.

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Marcia Mitchell

Kelly Diehl Yates has woven an intriguing book based on an actual historical event. Her characters are well-rounded, drawing the reader into the story. This is a page-turner, causing the reader to beg for the next book.

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Barbara Moulton

I was captured from the first paragraph. Adventure, romance and faith combine to create a compelling and exciting story of a young woman’s journey to the Heartland.

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𝑅𝑢𝑠ℎ 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑 is an intriguing story of friendship, fellowship and faith, wrapped up in glimpse of Oklahoma history. Kelly Diehl Yates shares the adventures of early settlers in Oklahoma Territory during the famous and infamous land run of the late 1800s. Yates intermingles fiction and history to both entertain and inform. Her characters are very well developed and draw the reader into the story. 𝑅𝑢𝑠ℎ 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑 will leave you looking forward to the next two books in the series, 𝐷𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑 and 𝐴𝑛𝑔𝑢𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑.

Michael Stephanic