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Men At Arms

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ISBN 13 : 1407034901
Pages : 432 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1780962673
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ISBN 13 : 8826075956
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ISBN 13 : 0292783396
Pages : 300 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1493433792
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I Am Canada: Brothers in Arms: The Siege of Louisbourg, Sébastien deL'Espérance, New France, 1758

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ISBN 13 : 1443146757
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ISBN 13 : 9781462061334
Pages : 588 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1529000424
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ISBN 13 : 1399082221
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ISBN 13 : 1493430122
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Download Braced for Love (Brothers in Arms Book #1) PDF Format Full Free by Mary Connealy and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 2021-03-02 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Left with little back in Missouri, Kevin Hunt takes his younger siblings on a journey to Wyoming when he receives news that he's inheriting part of a ranch. The catch is that the ranch is also being given to a half brother he never knew existed. Turns out, Kevin's supposedly dead father led a secret and scandalous life. But danger seems to track Kevin along the way, and he wonders if his half brother, Wyatt, is behind the attacks. Finally arriving at the ranch, everyone is at each other's throats and the only one willing to stand in between is Winona Hawkins, a nearby schoolmarm. Despite being a long-time friend to Wyatt, Winona can't help but be drawn to the earnest, kind Kevin--and that puts her in the cross hairs of somebody's dangerous plot. Will they all be able to put aside their differences long enough to keep anyone from getting truly hurt?


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ISBN 13 : 0767918924
Pages : 320 pages
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