The Oregon Trail Romance Collection has nine romantic adventures that take readers along for a ride on the Oregon Trail and the daily challenges that force travelers to evaluate the things that are most precious to them. Enjoy the trip through the eyes of nine remarkably strong women who work to overcome the hardships on the trail.

Melanie’s latest novella, Beckoned Hearts, is about a young woman named Molly who lost her husband to an accident on the Oregon Trail. After working for a year at Fort Hall, she has decided to return east before the fort closes. On a stormy, summer night, a stranger knocks at Molly’s door, and together Molly and Patton work save the ill woman in his arms. Patton tries to convince Molly to finish her journey west with their wagon train, and she must decide whether or not she’s going to fulfill her dream of traveling to Oregon or give up her dream forever.