Kendrick: Too Old for Babies

Kendrick: Too Old for Babies

In late 1852, when Kendrick Denham reached Columbia, known as “The Gem of the Southern Mines,” he realized the easy-to-find placer gold was no longer that easy to find. He decided he would do better providing fresh meat to the townspeople. With extremely few women in the region, and most of the respectable ones already married, Kendrick entertains no ambitions for a wife and family. Then in 1854, the county sheriff rides over from Sonora. With a cryptic expression, he hands Kendrick a six-month-old baby girl. “The mother named you as the father.”


Now her late husband’s stepson is of age to inherit the farm left to him by his birth father, Lydia Meyer and her two young sons have been forced out of her home of over ten years. She leaves Pennsylvania headed for the wild gold fields of Columbia, California. She dreads living off the charity of her older sister who is just as disagreeable and overbearing as their late mother had been. Warned that most of the miners in California, many of whom left families back east to seek their fortunes, tend to be unsettled, uncouth, and prone to drinking and gambling, she worries it may be impossible to find a good father for her children. Even if she weds again, will it be another loveless marriage like her first?


Then there is baby Madeline, who is cast adrift in the world, all alone, with no one to love her. What will become of her?

KENDRICK is a stand-alone sweet American historical romance that is part of the multi-author series, Bachelors & Babies. Under the sub-title, “Too Old for Babies,” it is also part of the author’s own series, Too Old in Columbia.

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  • Lori D

    Columbia, California 1854Life had settled down and Kendrick Denham was making a living running his butcher shop in town. After he gave up searching for gold he figured it would work. What he didn't ex...

  • E Oygard

    The best of the series to dateThis has got to be the best in the Bachelor and Babies Series to date. The story is a simple one, but beautifully told with (for once) the baby at the forefront. Each cha...

  • Sarah B White

    An Enjoyable ExperienceI enjoyed reading Kendrick, which is the first book I have read by this author. As I was reading yesterday, I came across an advertisement for a free sample of Kendrick. I order...

  • Sandra Sorola

    Kendrick Denham. Bachelor, butcher and a man with no plans whatsoever of a wife and family. He likes his life just the way it is. His butcher shop is doing well, he raises chickens to sell for meat, s...

  • Janet Swiftbird

    Confirmed bachelorAnother wonderful addition to this interesting series of men who end up with babies and children that aren't their own flesh and blood but loved as if they where....

  • Dorothy Roller

    Great StoryThis is another wonderful story in the Bachelors and Babies Series. I really liked this one as it is so different from the others so far. Great hero and heroine. Nasty neighbor and heroines...

  • Leslie

    I loved Lydia, Kendrick, Madeline and the whole slew of characters. Very entertaining and enjoyed the book. Thank you Zina Abbott....

  • Sharon

    Great story Kendrick/Rick- a butcher who inherited a baby girl Lydia- after death of husband she and her 2 boys left Philadelphia to live with her mean sister I enjoyed reading this lovely story that ...

  • Renate

    Well crafted historical romance about single parents' dilemmas in the 1880s, especially in the Wild West. Convention dictated single women live with family. I immediately fell in love the humor of the...

  • Continent78yahoo.Com

    I highly recommend this book. Personally, I enjoy a full length story over novella length and this story does not disappoint. Meet Kendrick, the local butcher in a mining town out west. When the sheri...