Romantic Love Stories at JudithBronte.com
Hi, I'm Sarah Fall, and I've been writing free love stories under the pen name of Judith Bronte since 1998. You'll find over a million words of free romantic fiction here, visited monthly by thousands of returning readers. I hope you'll be one of them.

MONTHLY CHAPTER installment for the historical romance currently in progress:

"Steadfast"
Last updated: 04/15/2014

April's installment is entitled "Chapter Five: Neighbors."

A newly written chapter is published on the 15th of EVERY month. I have maintained an unbroken deadline since the chapter installment deadline first began in 2001. As of 2013, the deadline includes an annual one month writing vacation every July (i.e., no chapter for July).

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After a tragic day years ago, Beth Carter was left to pick up the pieces and move on with her life. But she hasn't. She's shut herself to the world, and has vowed never to love again.

Matt Taylor is looking for work, but nothing more. His life is complicated enough with three burdens and a difficult past that won't go away. When Matt arrives at Beth's Garden Nursery to ask for a job, he meets its beautiful owner, and over time, finds something he hadn't expected. Surrounded by plants with fancy names, all Matt has to offer is a scarred heart-- that, and homegrown dandelions.


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Original Love Stories: (Listed in the order in which they were started & completed. The newest are at the top.)
"Steadfast"
A Historical Romance
  • When it was started: Chapter 1 was posted in December 2013. Story in progress...
As foreman of a Wyoming Territory cattle ranch, Mitchell Everly is no stranger to trouble. He's weathered rustlers, stampedes, and one stubborn cowpuncher with a long memory-- himself. Slow to trust, Mitch braces for the worst when he learns his boss's ailing wife has hired the widow of an outlaw to work as a housekeeper at the main house. The foreman has known trouble before, but this time, it's wearing a sunbonnet.

Jane Pearson has come to live on the High Plains with her young son, to work at a lonely homestead ranch where the wind never stops. With everyone gossiping about her husband's hanging, no one wants to hire her, except for kind Mrs. Franklin. As Jane settles into her new life, she works to win Mitch's friendship while keeping careful guard over her heart. For her heart has been wrong before.

When love unexpectedly finds a home, it's time for the brave to stand steadfast.
What others are
saying about
"Steadfast"...
"Oh my! You had me hooked on this new story in the first paragraph. Of course, it is my favorite genre [historical romance]. When I got the announcement that the first chapter was ready, I wondered what you were writing. Having read Mountain Wild, I can tell right off that this will be wonderful. I can hardly wait until next month on the 15th. Congrats on a great start!" - Dorothy
"I am LOVING it!

I know it's gonna be a good one!

Thank you!" - Avid Judith Bronte reader :)
"Another great book by you, Judith. I couldn't wait until it was all completed before starting to read [Steadfast]. I love historical novels and I really enjoy your books, so I will read each chapter as you post them and thank you for sharing your talent. Such great books, I have read them all, God bless you." - Jean
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"Terry's Journey - A Sequel to Abigail's Journey" (3rd in the Journey series)
A Contemporary Romance
  • Total word count: 525,974
  • When it was started and completed: Chapter 1 was posted in December 2009, and ended November of 2013.
As a survivor of abuse, Terry Davis is determined to make a difference in someone's life the way his best friend, John Johannes, had changed Terry's so many years ago on a school playground. Having seen John's daughter, Abigail, rescue Jake Murphy from Jake's tortured past, Terry is more intent than ever to offer a lifeline of his own to someone in desperate need. But it won't be easy.

Protective of Terry's wounds, John has tried to keep his friend from helping anyone too much, knowing from Terry's former experience as a volunteer hotline crisis counselor that Terry's nightmares would return. Then she arrived in all her painful helplessness-- Madison Crawford with the haunting gray eyes and secretive past, needing to be rescued while claiming to need no one. As Terry tries to help Madison and then becomes involved with her on a more personal level, John's concerns deepen for the dear friend he loves like a brother.

This may be Terry's journey, but Terry won't be making it alone.
What others are
saying about
"Terry's Journey"...
"I admit that I do not get involved with many stories and only once have I ever looked forward to reading an author's next book. But Miss Bronte, I have to admit that over the last 2.5 years, I checked every month, 5 days, 4 days, 3 days, 2 days early for the next installment of your stories in hope that it came out a little early and so disappointed when it is only on time. I grew tired of researching, dissecting and evaluating writings for literary value and content. I have grown to love the feeling that you incorporate into your stories and Terry's Journey promises to move you further into a skill that is becoming so very honed. Thank you for you efforts. Thank you for your heart. Thank you for sharing your talent. I am sure you have heard this before but it holds true for me. You have a fan for as long as you care to write or I can see to read. God Bless you..." - Dwayne
"My whole world came to a full stop, when I opened up my email and saw that the 1st chapter of Terry's Journey was ready. I sat ready fighting the urge to scan down to the bottom of the page. Had me on pins and needle, LOVE IT!!!!" - Doris
"Dear Sarah Fall, I know you must've heard this many a times, but still I would like to say that I love your full-length novels. I have been enjoying your monthly written chapters for the past 3 years and I love it! My favourite novel till now is Abigail's Journey. Every month on the 15th, no matter how much of a tough study schedule I have, I would make time to sit on the computer and read another much anticipated chapter of your thrilling novels. I really appreciate your free novels and I really hope that you would stay by your word and continue to post free novels on this site. This is just a way to tell you that you and your works are duly liked and appreciated and you should continue doing so. =)" - A Reader
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"Homegrown Dandelions"
A Contemporary Romance
  • Total word count: 246,333
  • When it was started and completed: Started writing in August 2008, and posted the first chapter in November 2008. The novel ended in May 2011.
Love can thrive in unlikely places...

After a tragic day years ago, Beth Carter was left to pick up the pieces and move on with her life. But she hasn't. She's shut herself to the world, and has vowed never to love again.

Matt Taylor is looking for work, but nothing more. His life is complicated enough with three burdens and a difficult past that won't go away. When Matt arrives at Beth's Garden Nursery to ask for a job, he meets its beautiful owner, and over time, finds something he hadn't expected. Surrounded by plants with fancy names, all Matt has to offer is a scarred heart-- that, and homegrown dandelions.
What others are
saying about
"Homegrown Dandelions"...
"Let me just say that through this story [Homegrown Dandelions], I have found myself enraptured by the trials and struggles these seemingly real people face. By putting them in real situations with wants and needs and not unnatural desires but with the will to fight them, I have the urge to become more like the characters who I so admire. You're brilliant and remind me of God's touching hand in every person's life. I love ALL your stories!" - Laura (California)
"You know I've pretty much read all of your free reads and each one captivates me beyond comprehension. I love your writing style and how all of the books are hard to turn away from. This book in particular [Homegrown Dandelions] has me sitting on the edge of my seat. Keep it up." - A Reader
"A chance google search one lazy afternoon had me stumble onto this website years ago...now it's safe to confess that you've officially got me hooked, gal! I'm presently reading -Homegrown Dandelions- and what can I add, except that the story's A-W-E-S-O-M-E!! I'm looking forward to learning a lot from the lives of Matt and Beth...Now I find myself double checking the website for any updates (inspite of subscribing to your announcement list) even during work hours =) What's amazing is that these stories are based on the Word of God! It has been a blessing to me...Appreciate it! Waiting to read the next installment...Y-A-Y, S-A-R-A-H!!" - A homegrowing dandelion, Vincy (Mumbai, India)
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"Mountain Wild"
A Historical Romance
  • Total word count: 235,534
  • When it was started and completed: March 2007, I started my first historical romance. Chapter 1 was posted July 2007, and the novel ended November 2009.
Josiah Brown is a half-breed Blackfoot mountain man, trapping the Rocky Mountain streams for beaver and fur. In the process of saving the daughter of an immigrant from raiding Blackfoot Indians, Josiah decides to take the white woman as his wife. Hardened by the wilderness and his own past, the trapper wrestles against change and the gentle ways of a woman who threatens to tame his heart.

Through circumstances beyond her control, Emma Perkins suddenly finds herself the wife of a wild and leathery mountain man. His rough and tumble temperament go against her upbringing, and Emma struggles to keep her faith and survive in a land where the animals, and the people, are mountain wild.
What others are
saying about
"Mountain Wild"...
"I've read the first 2 chapters of Mountain Wild and was drawn in immediately. I remember reading the first chapter and thinking this is definitely off the beaten path for Sarah [plot spoilers removed]!! The life described is so different from what we live today and yet so alike in all its struggles and issues. The story intrigues and pulls you in and leaves you wanting to read more and more. I began reading Abigail's story around the time Sarah was halfway through it, and I remember wondering later whether people who had read the first chapter when it was put up had been drawn in by it and whether they had wanted to come back and read more since I'm sure not one of them had any inkling of the fantastic story that was about to unfold. Being here for Mountain Wild since the beginning, I now know that they probably were." - Esther (India)
"I found this website when looking for something to read online in the summer and truly these stories are just amazing! You hardly get novels like these on the Internet... I don't think I am going to stop until I have read all your stories. No matter at what part of the story you are you don't want to stop reading!! Thank you for sharing these books online." - A Reader
"Judith, there is a strength and hope in this chapter [28] that by far outweighs the dim echo of trouble coming from outside Josiah's encampment. The scenes were so real that in my mind's eye I could see them gathered around [plot spoiler removed].. I could literally smell the smoke of the campfire and feel the movement of the wind.. thanks for bringing these characters to life for us, and using them to show the mercy of the Lord in our lives!!!" - Myra (Western Canada)
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"Abigail's Journey - A Sequel to Journey of the Heart" (2nd in the Journey series)
A Contemporary Romance
  • Total word count: 249,271
  • When it was written: Between March 2004 and July 2006.
Abigail Johannes wasn't interested in romance.
Jake Murphy couldn't stand physical contact.
They were perfect for each other.

New beginnings aren't easy, but no one knows that better than Jake Murphy. When he rents the Johanneses' empty yellow house in Three Mile Bay, he struggles to overcome a painful past and begin a new life outside the prison walls he had known for so long.

Abigail Johanneses' future is secure-- or so she had thought. With the prospect of marriage to a childhood friend and the opportunity to attend college, her life seems already determined. Then the new neighbor arrives, and Abby finds she must learn compassion. As she befriends Jake, she wonders where her future really lies.
What others are
saying about
"Abigail's Journey"...
"[I am] an ardent fan of yours through reading your novels on the net... I really appreciate you and your writings... I have read chapter 15 of Abigail's Journey twice now and it's like I should go back to read it again. It is so interesting. Thank you for such a good read... What fascinates me about your writing is that each of your stories are unique. Even the thought pattern and the characters are distinct and very much natural. One can almost see the person in one's family or neighborhood... Telling you I enjoyed chapter 17 of Abigail's Journey is an understatement... it's like the story is real... Thanks a lot for giving me something beautiful to look forward to every month. The chapter was worth waiting for. I smiled throughout the first pages until the last when I could not be consoled..." - Clara (Nigeria, West Africa)
"Wow I have to say I never thought I'd like to read anything. The story Abigail's Journey is amazing. I'm hooked. Every month when it's updated I catch a ride to the library and use the Internet there just to find out what happens next. You are really very good..." - Arica
"Three days ago, my friend introduced me to 'Abigail's Journey'. I remember her exact words were: 'It is beyond words!'. Not stressing much on what that entailed and being a passionate reader, I eagerly ventured into page 1 and from there on, I couldn't find the heart to stop. I was eager to get to the end and at the same time I dreaded the fact that this novel that captured my heart, mind, and soul would come to a finale and leave behind it emptiness and an insatiable hunger for more. For three nights, I lived with Abigail and Jake, and walked through this incredible journey of self realization, fear, hurt, love, passion, empathy, and most importantly a reminder of how Good God Is. I cannot begin to relay the emotions that hunted me so vigorously, smiling at times and crying at others, all of which while nourishing my heart and increasing my faith in the Lord. It has renewed my faith in the Lord and how mysterious his Ways are. At many times in my life, fear and doubt presided within me, leaving so little to hope. But it is through the Lord that we find strength once more to ask of him to guide us into the light and unto a rock that is higher than where we are. May God bless you, and always give you the strength to empower and inspire others. I thank God for you and for your talent and most of all for your faith, without which this would not be possible." - Maria
"Thank you so much for your beautifully written love stories... I'm totally in love with 'Abigail's Journey.' It's totally great and I love it to pieces..." - Your # 1 fan, Shaie
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"The Greatest of These"
A Contemporary Romance
  • Total word count: 370,841
  • When it was written: The first 50 chapters of Greatest were written between 2000 and April 2005. It was placed on hold to finish Abigail, then resumed on August 2006, beginning at chapter 51. Finished June 2007.
Love is the greatest of all...

Charlotte Overholt is used to responsibilities in her teenage life, but they're quickly multiplied when she learns her father has Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. As "Charlie" adjusts to these changes, she becomes acquainted with her father's good friend, Adam Clark. When Charlie's friendship with Adam blooms into something unexpected, Adam suddenly finds himself in a situation he never dreamt possible.

Middle-aged Adam Clark is a confirmed bachelor, settled in his ways with no hope of ever changing. But this unassuming Master Plumber has a big secret that not even Charlie can anticipate, and when it comes to light, no one in their small town will ever be the same again.
What others are
saying about
"Greatest of These"...
"You've done it again used another one of your stories and reeled me in, The Greatest of These was awesome. This story was the one that drew me into your site... I was up bleary eyed trying to catch up because I started reading late... I couldn't stop (not regretting it for a minute.)" - Rakesha (New York, USA)
"I am a faithful reader of your series. I have been reading them since I happened to find them online two years ago. I was touched by these stories. I have a new view to people's life in your country. In a word, I love your novels... Your series are the first contemporary works I read. Among them, I love Greatest of These most... It fits my view about love, life and devotion. It is pure and nice." - Viola (China)
"I just finished reading 'The Greatest of These', and it is a wonderful book. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know both Charlie and Adam, and their family. I have read all of the other books you have on this site, and I have to say that 'The Greatest of These', is by far my favorite. I guess because it is not just focused on a love story, it is about life. Not only do you get to know Adam and Charlie, you also get to experience their pain and their happiness. I can't wait for your next book. Thank you so much for sharing your books online. God has given you a wonderful talent. God Bless you for sharing His Word through your books." - A Reader
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"The Harvest of Christopher Cushing" | Read Online | Download
A Contemporary Romance
  • Total word count: 7,505
  • When it was written: 1999


"Some Pass By" | Read Online | Download
A Contemporary Romance
  • Total word count: 12,693
  • When it was written: 1998


"Journey of the Heart" (1st in the Journey series) | Read Online | Download
A Contemporary Romance
  • Total word count: 22,977
  • When it was written: 1998. First in the Journey series, and the first novel I ever wrote.

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