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River Ford


River Ford is the romance pen name of Science Fiction writer Charity Bradford. She's always loved the sweet (and sometimes cheesy) Hallmark movies. One day she decided to give it a try and fell in love with the characters she created to live in Eureka Springs, AR. They were so real, with problems she could understand. It didn't hurt that she could drive to the historic town in an hour and immerse herself in all things Eureka Springs.

River now specializes in contemporary romances centered around women searching for where they belong. Whether it is in a small town, big city, or simply in the arms of a man that sees them for who they truly are, each story brings out the feels. Life isn't perfect, but when you find your heart's desire, it can be pretty darn good.

All books are sweet, wholesome reads with a bit of spice but no on-page physical intimacy. Each story is more about building emotional connection and the start of a beautiful relationship.


My favorite romance is my own. I met my husband when we were twelve and we've stuck by each other ever since. This photo was at his MBA graduation. We already had three kids and I was pregnant with our fourth. 



"I fell in love with the town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas and I cannot wait to read more romance books by River Ford because she truly brings the characters to life." Lori, Amazon Review for CHOCOLATE KISSES and the Eureka In Love series.

"Cute sweet romance! I LOVED how you could feel the emotions from Kristen. Definitely has a happy ending! One thing I LOVED about this story is that there is the love/romance side to it and then there is the culturing friendships aspect that is outside or Brett. Beautiful story of personal growth and pushing your boundaries." ~Lindsey, Amazon Review for DISCOVERING HER HEART: KRISTEN and the Wishful Hearts Collection

"A Home for Christmas is a beautiful and emotional story.... It was such a sweet story, one that I felt deeply... The way the more emotional moments were woven into all the lighthearted, fun events made sure the book didn't sit too heavy. But, the more emotional aspects were definitely given enough space. The way grief was portrayed felt so real." ~Ashley, Book Bub Review for A HOME FOR CHRISTMAS 

Seasons of Sugar Creek Series

 Coming soon to Amazon for Kindle Unlimited 
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Memories of Summer
10 Things NOT To Do This Spring
New Year's Without You
April 2024
Jan 2025
October 2026
 Currently available on Amazon for Kindle Unlimited and audiobook.
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Short Stories for Kindle only

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 Currently available on Amazon for Kindle Unlimited, Audiobook is in wide distribution.
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InD'tale Magazine

2022 Whitney

Award Nominee

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