A Life Once Dreamed

A Life Once Dreamed

Six years ago, a shocking secret sent Agnes Pratt running in search of a new start. She found it in Penance, a rugged town of miners and lumberjacks in the Dakota Territory, where she became Miss Aggie, respected schoolteacher and confirmed old maid. But the past has a way of catching up with people.

When childhood friend and former sweetheart James Harris accepts a position as the town doctor, Aggie's pleasantly predictable days suddenly become anything but. James wants to know why Agnes left behind the life they had dreamed of creating for themselves--but he is the one person who can never know.

In the shadows of the Black Hills, can a healing light be shed on the past? Or will the secret Agnes can't seem to outrun destroy her chance at happiness?

Fan-favorite Rachel Fordham brings to life the dusty streets of an 1880s frontier town in this story that affirms where you come from matters far less than where you're going.

Title:A Life Once Dreamed
ISBN:9780800735395
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    A Life Once Dreamed Reviews

  • Deanne Patterson

    I absolutely loved this book, so uplifting and such a feel good read. This book will make you happy reading it. A second chance at a romance, will the main characters take it?Thinking she's doing the ...

  • Brittany

    A Life Once Dreamed was a beautiful and uplifting second chance love story that I enjoyed from the first page to the last! It was the first book that I have read by this author and I am looking forwar...

  • Staci

    Sweet tale set in 1880 Dakota Territory. Agnes Pratt is such a strong and brave young woman to leave city conveniences and the comforts of her home in Buffalo, New York. After learning a devastating s...

  • Dana Michael

    A Life Once Dreamed is a sweet and clean inspirational western. It took me a quick minute to get into it, but once I did I really enjoyed it. The ending is super sweet. I love endings like this one. I...

  • Melanie

    A Life Once Dreamed is the first book I've read by Rachel Fordham and I hope it won't be my last - I absolutely loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I started it, but from the first chap...

  • Gretchen

    This light hearted read is one that many historical fans will love. Every novel this author puts out is better than the last. It did take me a while to click with the book & while there are many aspec...

  • Jennifer

    Another great book by Rachel Fordham! As this one branched out a little from her usual setting and characters, I would highly recommend it to fans of Janette Oke and other pioneer-life books. A Life O...

  • Emma

    The beauty of this book isn’t just the cover (isn’t it gorgeous?😍),it’s what it inside that’s most beautiful. It was my most anticipated book for this year and oh, it didn’t disappoint!! ...

  • Kate

    This was my first book I've read by Rachel Fordham. I love historical romances and this was set in the Dakota Territory near the Blackhills (where my daughter lives and I recently visited so it holds ...

  • Maureen Timerman

    I enjoyed this read, and it kept me up reading for answers.There are surprise secrets that come to light here, and yes, I wasn't expecting them, but loved how the author wove and meshed this story.A y...