Black indie books - The Roses of Ridgeway

#TheDailyRead: The Roses of Ridgeway, A Collection of Historical Romances – Kianna Alexander

The Roses of Ridgeway
by Kianna Alexander

Ridgeway, California: A fictional, mixed race settlement founded by abolitionists in 1853 after the madness of the California gold rush died down. Located near present-day Oakland, California, the town is home to a little less than 500 citizens. In Ridgeway, everybody knows everybody else- which can be a good thing- or a bad thing.

This volume contains:

  • Kissing the Captain
  • The Preacher’s Paramour
  • Loving the Lawman
  • A Ridgeway Christmas
  • Electing to Love

Heat Level: Sweet to Sensual


Setting/Time Period: Victorian America – California, US, 1880s.

Explore love, life, and the challenges of a bygone era

The Roses of Ridgeway: The feisty, determined female citizens of the settlement. They are intelligent, loving, and know their own minds- but they are far from perfect.

Kissing the Captain

Lilly Benigno is thrown for a loop when she discovers her father’s will demands she shares the land with a man she’s never met, sea captain Ricardo Benigno. The attraction between them is instant, and they both agree that marriage is the only acceptable way they can share the land. But can two people from such different worlds learn to love each other, or will Lilly’s heart be broken if she dares to kiss the captain?

The Preacher’s Paramour

Reverend Derrick Chase, a Moravian pastor, is newly settled in Ridgeway, over 3,000 miles away from where he grew up in North Carolina. He came to California hoping to put distance between himself, and a dark past he has no desire to revisit. But the tall, beautiful Prudence Emerson gets his heart pounding every time she’s near. She’s an honorable woman, and he won’t soil her reputation. But another thing he won’t do is let her slip through his fingers. Can he love her without drawing her into the dangerous web of his secret past?

Loving the Lawman

Just as Sheriff Noah Rogers begins to woo the icy Valerie Ridgeway, a rash of crime invades the usually peaceful environment of Ridgeway. When the safety of the innocent citizens of town becomes more threatened than ever before, Noah must find a way to protect them, and the woman he loves. But when shocking violence, loss, and grief threaten to unravel their hard-won courtship, will they find a way to overcome it all, so that Valerie can truly begin loving the lawman?

A Ridgeway Christmas

The year is 1886, and it’s Christmastime in the small enclave of Ridgeway, California. As the town gathers at the Taylor Hotel for the first Ridgeway Holiday Social, memories are shared, secrets are revealed, and new attractions are discovered.

Electing to Love 

The issues of race and women’s rights are dividing the town, pitting husbands against wives and neighbor against neighbor. In the midst of it all, Angel May Lane and Deputy Gregory Simmons must decide if their budding love is worth opening their hearts and changing their minds, in a way they never imagined before.

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