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April 25, 2016

It’s April, and that means four new stories from

Love Inspired Historical are on the shelves.


This week I’m shining the spotlight on

Mail Order Mix-up by Christine Johnson,

the first book in the Boom Town Brides series.


Learn more about the story below, and then

scroll down to enter a giveaway for one print copy.


Mail Order Mix-Up




Groom Not Wanted  


When Pearl Lawson sees an ad for a mail-order bride, she leaps at the opportunity to find a husband for her best friend. But the town’s most dashing bachelor has caught the eye of several aspiring brides-to-be…and even Pearl is drawn to him. Though the schoolteacher has no intentions of marrying, her instant connection with Roland Decker cannot be denied.


Roland doesn’t know how an ad seeking a wife for his brother found its way into print. But now he has to handle the hopeful applicants—women who think he’s the future groom. Not to mention the feisty, matchmaking schoolteacher who is just as determined not to marry as he is. Will this mix-up push Roland and Pearl to forget their plans of staying single and allow love into their lives?


Boom Town Brides: Taking a leap of faith for love




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April 20, 2016

I’m honored to feature Julie Gilmore Graves. She posts reviews at her fun site, My Favorite Pastime.


Julie was born and raised in my home state of California, but she’s lived in Oklahoma the last eighteen years. She spends her days with her sweetheart of thirty years, who retired three years ago. Before she retired herself, Julie worked as a library assistant, first in an elementary school and later in a middle school. Although they’re Empty Nesters now, Julie and her husband raised two beautiful daughters. Their oldest daughter is married to a youth pastor, and they have three children. Those grandchildren make Julie’s “eyes sparkle.” Their youngest daughter works as a manager at a Barnes and Noble store. It’s clear a love of books runs in the family.


I asked Julie three questions about her reading and review process. After that, you’re in for a treat, because you get to learn three fun things about the woman behind the reviews. And don’t miss Julie’s giveaway at the bottom of the post.


My Favorite Pastime”=


Reading and Reviewing

You’ve reviewed hundreds of novels.

What makes a story stand out and become one of your favorites?


So many things contribute to making a story stand out and become a favorite of mine. If a story grabs my attention from the very beginning, it has a good chance of becoming a favorite. If I connect with the characters in some way, that helps. If there is a strong spiritual aspect (in the Christian books I read) that is believable and offers redemption of a favorite character, that story becomes a favorite. If I remain engaged throughout the entire story and don’t want to put the book down until the end, that book becomes a favorite. If I think about the story for a while after I finish and I miss the characters, it becomes a favorite.


I have to say that I also like a polished story. If there are a lot of editing issues, even though I may like the story, it probably won’t become a favorite for me because those types of issues take me out of the story and disrupt the flow. Does each story I read have to have ALL of those elements to become a favorite? No, each story is unique in some way and has the potential of becoming a favorite.


If there’s an aspect of a story you don’t care for, you address it, but you do so with kindness and respect. How do you balance a reader’s desire for an honest review with your heart for the author of the work?


Such a good question! I’ve struggled with this off and on throughout my blogging experience. I have written some scathing reviews (when I first started blogging) that, when I look back, I think how awful that was of me to say. The more mature (older) I have become, the more I have learned that there are ways of saying things that aren’t hurtful but do get the point across and offer an honest opinion. I don’t feel the need any longer to tear an author’s work apart.


I’ve kind of adopted the policy that if I don’t like a book then it is okay to set it aside. I don’t need to rip it apart in a scathing review. Honestly, I’ve seen too much of that, and over the years I’ve decided that I’d rather not review a book than go for the jugular of an author who has put their blood, sweat and tears into a book. Not every book is for me, not every book is going to be my cup of tea, so when one isn’t, I set it aside. Again, there are ways of saying things without attacking, and I think that comes with age, experience and, dare I say, wisdom?


When and where do you do most of your reading?


A fun question! I have a book with me pretty much wherever I go. I have a Kindle and I have the Kindle App on my phone. So I can read anywhere! My most favorite place to read is in bed. That is why I love my Kindle so much! Before I had a Kindle I couldn’t read in bed because my husband would go to bed early and no light could be on. NOW I can read as long as I want, and the light from my Kindle doesn’t disturb his sleep. So I do most of my reading at night from about 8-11:30 or so.


I try to read some during the day, but I get distracted with other things and can’t concentrate as well as I can when everything is quiet. With the Kindle App on my phone, I can read when I go to appointments, when we are sitting and waiting to pick up our grandchildren at school or basically any time I have time on my hands but am not at home.


Julie Graves


Three Fun Facts About Julie

I’ve always thought working in a library would be a lot of fun. What did you enjoy most about the library assistant positions you’ve held? What did you find the most surprising?


I loved interacting with the students. I loved connecting with them over a good book. I loved recommending something that I knew they would love and then hearing back from them that they actually did love it.


I worked in both an elementary library and a middle school library. The thing I loved about the elementary library was the little ones coming in and hauling out these HUGE books that were almost too big for them to carry. Most weren’t interested in a novel, most were interested in the non-fiction picture find books or information books.


When I was at the middle school, I loved that it was like talking to adults. I could tease them, I could be sarcastic with them, and they would “get” me. The thing I found the most surprising was the fact that not everyone wanted to read. I started reading books on my own when I was ten and loved it, but there were students who hated reading. I just couldn’t understand that. I still don’t understand that. I recently had an adult tell me that he has read maybe two books in his entire lifetime. Wow! Just wow! People like him are missing so much!


I noticed on Facebook that you like to bake and recently whipped up a batch of chocolate chip cookies. My husband and I met over a plate of his chocolate chip cookies–without nuts, so this particular cookie holds a special place in my heart. Do you bake yours with or without nuts? What other sweet treats do you like to make?


Well, I do like nuts in my cookies, but I usually don’t put nuts in them because I save the pecans I keep in the freezer for other desserts. Nuts are really pricey! So, no nuts in the chocolate chip cookies. When I bake for Christmas, I use nuts in different types of cookies. Usually pecans because I’ve found they are milder on my stomach than walnuts.


Our oldest daughter and her family come over for dinner on Thursday nights, and I’ve been trying out different desserts. Last week I made mini lemon pie desserts. I used lemon curd and then lemon pudding mixed with cool whip as filling. They turned out yummy. I had some leftover shells, so I whipped up some chocolate ganache and put that into the cups. YUM!


I’m always finding recipes on Facebook for different desserts and different meals to try. At one time, I maintained a blog of things that I had cooked, but I don’t do that anymore. I do make a menu for the entire month and incorporate desserts throughout.


At Christmas time I wear myself out baking. Each year I say “this is the last time,” but then the year rolls around, and I start all over again, because my family and friends start asking me to make different things for them. My favorite desserts have chocolate in them. I know you gave up chocolate years ago, Keli, I wish I had your willpower!


I discovered that you are a huge fan of a certain spy who is known by his name as well as his number. Yes, that would be “Bond, James Bond,” aka 007. Just how gone on him are you, and when did this fascination with the famous fellow begin?


This made me laugh! I do have a rather addictive nature, so series of books and series of movies are two of my addictions. Yes, I’m a huge fan of the Bond movies. In fact, I have every one of them except for the newest one, which I think is Spectre. This collection was started this last Christmas when our son-in-law bought my husband three of the older Bond movies starring Sean Connery. Then it just snow-balled from there because, of course, I had to get more, and then it became an obsession to collect all of them.


Actually there have been six men who have portrayed James Bond over the years, I think. Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig. As far as being “gone” on any of them, I would have to say that Pierce Brosnan was my favorite Bond. But that is only because I’ve had a crush on him since I was a kid and he played Remington Steele! Ha! Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig are my least favorite Bonds. I’ve always loved spy-type movies and books and had seen a few of the Bond movies while growing up, but now I have seen all but the last three with Daniel Craig.


Julie’s Question for You

Is there a movie series or book series that you have become fascinated with that made you just HAVE to collect the entire series?


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Visit her at her blog, My Favorite Pastime.


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Julie’s Giveaway

I’m honored that Julie has chosen to give away

a print copy of my latest release, A Home of Her Own.


Use the Rafflecopter entry form below.


Giveaway ends Sunday, April 25 at 12 a.m. PDT.


Winner to be announced here on April 27.


Must be 18 to enter. International OK. Void where prohibited.


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April 18, 2016

It’s April, and that means four new stories from

Love Inspired Historical are on the shelves.


This week I’m shining the spotlight on

Shotgun Marriage by Danica Favorite.


Learn more about the story below, and then

scroll down to enter a giveaway for one print copy.


Shotgun Marrige




Conveniently Wed  


Forced to wed to protect their reputations after being trapped overnight in a mine, Emma Jane and Jasper Jackson’s marriage is one in name only. Resenting the choices taken from him, Jasper’s determined not to lose his heart. But it’s not so easy to stay distanced from his new bride when a gang of bandits abducts them both.


Other young women might be ecstatic to land Leadville’s wealthiest bachelor. But Emma Jane would rather have Jasper’s love than his family’s money. A true bond with her handsome husband seems impossible…until their ordeal leaves Emma Jane caring for an orphaned baby. In reach now is the one thing neither expected—the chance to turn a convenient marriage into a forever family.




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April 11, 2016

It’s April, and that means four new stories from

Love Inspired Historical will be hitting shelves.


This week I’m shining the spotlight on

Want Ad Wedding by Cheryl St.John,

the first book in the Cowboy Creek Continuity series.


Want Ad Wedding


 



Second Chance Bride  


When Daniel Gardner convinced the residents of his Kansas boomtown to advertise for mail-order brides, he never expected the woman he once loved to respond. But Leah Swann steps off the bride train…pregnant and widowed and in need of a husband. Drawn to protect his fragile childhood friend, Daniel proposes a marriage of convenience.


Seeing her onetime best friend waiting to meet the bride train is a wonderful shock for Leah. After her first rocky marriage, a practical partnership with Daniel sounds perfect—as long as her heart doesn’t get involved. But when she starts to fall for her husband, will her plans of a fresh start be ruined…or is a real marriage to Daniel exactly what she needs?


Cowboy Creek: Bringing mail-order brides, and new beginnings, to a Kansas boomtown.



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April 4, 2016

It’s April, and that means four new stories from

Love Inspired Historical will be hitting shelves.


This week I’m shining the spotlight on

The Cowboy’s Baby Bond by Linda Ford,

the second book in her Montana Cowboys series.


The Cowboy's Baby Bond


An Honorable Cowboy  


Determined single mother Willow Reames has one goal: to reunite with her sisters and begin a new life with them and her infant son. But when she’s unexpectedly stranded in the Montana wilderness—with her siblings nowhere in sight—she needs to rely on the kindness of Johnny Harding.


It’s more than honor that compels the half Native American cowboy to help the beautiful widow and her adorable baby. The little family evokes his masculine instincts to protect them. Soon woman-wary Johnny is cradling baby Adam in his arms and offering to assist Willow in finding her missing sisters. As their hearts slowly thaw, can Johnny convince Willow to trust him with the secret she’s keeping so, just maybe, they can have a future together?


Montana Cowboys: These brothers live and love by the code of the West


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March 1, 2016

A Home of Her Own - mediumMy second Love Inspired Historical,

A Home of Her Own, releases this month!


You’re cordially invited to join the fun.


Digital copies of the story are showing up

on e-readers everywhere today. The print

release date is March 8. Paper copies will

hit the shelves soon after that.


I love the cover, which shows the heroine,

Becky, standing in the apple orchard

owned by the hero, James O’Brien.


As you might expect, apple growing plays

a role in the story. I blogged about that

over at the Craftie Ladies of Love Inspired.


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The other March LIH authors and I are hosting a Facebook Launch Party on March 3. We’d love to have you join us. In addition to lively discussions, there are some great giveaway prizes to be won.


March 2016 Love Inspired Historical Launch Party

* * * * *

I’ll be holding a local book signing on March 19

and look forward to visiting with readers then, too.


A Home of Her Own Book Signing Flier


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January 4, 2016

I’m blogging at Love Inspired Authors today.

Find out how a Little Orphan Annie view relates to change.


Change


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November 10, 2015

Looking a sweet historical romance? Check out this deal…


In celebration of ten years in digital publishing,

Harlequin is running an e-book sale.


From November 10 to November 17, a whopping

10,000 e-book backlisted titles will be priced at $1.99.


Over 225 books from the Love Inspired Historical

line are included in the sale, making it a great time to

grab any stories you might have missed, check out

new-to-you authors or introduce a friend to the line.


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The discounted titles will be available from Amazon.com,

Barnes and Noble, Nook, Google and Kobo (US only).


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The following Love Inspired Historical

titles are included in the sale.


(Click on a title to view/order that

book in Amazon’s Kindle format.)


Laura Abbot, Author

Into the Wilderness ~ Jul 2013

The Gift of a Child ~ Sep 2014


Hannah Alexander, Author

Hideaway Home ~ Mar 2008

Keeping Faith ~ Sep 2013


Janet Lee Barton, Author

Somewhere to Call Home ~ Nov 2012

A Place of Refuge ~ Sep 2013

A Home for Her Heart ~ Sep 2014

A Daughter’s Return ~ Feb 2015


Cheryl Bolen, Author

Marriage of Inconvenience ~ Oct 2012


Jo Ann Brown, Author

The Dutiful Daughter ~ Sep 2013

A Hero for Christmas ~ Dec 2013

A Bride for the Baron ~ Mar 2014

Promise of a Family ~ Aug 2015


Victoria Bylin, Author

The Bounty Hunter’s Bride ~ May 2008

The Maverick Preacher ~ Feb 2009

Kansas Courtship ~ Mar 2010

Wyoming Lawman ~ Oct 2010

The Outlaw’s Return ~ Feb 2011

Marrying the Major ~ Oct 2011


Carla Capshaw, Author

Second Chance Cinderella ~ Jul 2014


C.J. Chase, Author

The Reluctant Earl ~ Feb 2013


Dorothy Clark, Author

Family of the Heart ~ Sep 2008

The Law and Miss Mary ~ Aug 2009

Prairie Courtship ~ Oct 2010

Gold Rush Baby ~ Jun 2011

Frontier Father ~ Jul 2011

Wooing the Schoolmarm ~ Jul 2012

Courting Miss Callie ~ Feb 2013

Falling for the Teacher ~ Sep 2013

A Season of the Heart ~ Dec 2014


Lyn Cote, Author

Her Captain’s Heart ~ Dec 2008

Her Patchwork Family ~ Dec 2009

Her Healing Ways ~ Dec 2010

Their Frontier Family ~ Nov 2012

The Baby Bequest ~ Aug 2013

Heartland Courtship ~ Feb 2014


Janet Dean, Author

Courting Miss Adelaide ~ Sep 2008

Courting the Doctor’s Daughter ~ May 2009

The Substitute Bride ~ Feb 2010

Wanted: A Family ~ Mar 2011

An Inconvenient Match ~ Jan 2012

The Bride Wore Spurs ~ Apr 2013


Clari Dees, Author

The Marshall Meets His Match ~ Jan 2013


Jan Drexler, Author

The Prodigal Son Returns ~ May 2013

A Mother for His Children ~ Aug 2014


Judy Duarte, Author

Lone Wolf’s Lady ~ Jan 2014


Shannon Farrington, Author

Her Rebel Heart ~ Dec 2011

An Unlikely Union ~ Oct 2013


Danica Favorite, Author

Rocky Mountain Dreams ~ Nov 2014


Linda Ford, Author

The Road to Love ~ May 2008

The Journey Home ~ Aug 2008

The Path To Her Heart ~ Jan 2009

The Cowboy’s Baby ~ Apr 2010

Dakota Father ~ Jan 2011

Prairie Cowboy ~ Mar 2011

Klondike Medicine Woman ~ May 2011

The Cowboy Tutor ~ Jan 2012

The Cowboy Father ~ Feb 2012

The Cowboy Comes Home ~ Mar 2012

Merry Christmas, Cowboy (2-in-1) ~ Oct 2012

The Cowboy’s Surprise Bride ~ Jan 2013

The Cowboy’s Unexpected Baby ~ Mar 2013

The Cowboy’s Convenient Proposal ~ May 2013

The Baby Compromise ~ Jun 2013

Claiming the Cowboy’s Heart ~ Jan 2014

Winning Over the Wrangler ~ Mar 2014

Falling for the Rancher Father ~ May 2014

Big Sky Cowboy ~ Oct 2014

Big Sky Daddy ~ Dec 2014

Big Sky Homecoming ~ Feb 2015

Wagon Train Reunion ~ Apr 2015


Lily George, Author

The Temporary Betrothal ~ Sep 2012

Healing the Soldier’s Heart ~ Aug 2013

A Rumored Engagement ~ May 2014

The Nanny Arrangement ~ Oct 2014


Rhonda Gibson, Author

The Marshall’s Promise ~ May 2012

Groom by Arrangement ~ Feb 2013

Taming the Texas Rancher ~ Oct 2013

His Chosen Bride ~ May 2014

A Pony Express Christmas ~ Nov 2014


Louise M. Gouge, Author

Love Thine Enemy ~ Jul 2009

The Captain’s Lady ~ Mar 2010

At the Captain’s Command ~ Apr 2011

A Proper Companion ~ Jun 2012

A Suitable Wife ~ Dec 2012

A Lady of Quality ~ Jul 2013

Cowboy to the Rescue ~ Aug 2014

Cowboy Seeks a Bride ~ Jan 2015

Cowgirl for Keeps ~ Jul 2015


Winnie Griggs, Author

The Hand-Me-Down Family ~ Mar 2009

The Christmas Journey ~ Oct 2009

The Proper Wife ~ Mar 2011

Second Chance Family ~ Jul 2011

A Baby Between Them ~ Jun 2012

Handpicked Husband ~ Sep 2012

The Bride Next Door ~ Jun 2013

A Family for Christmas ~ Oct 2013

Lone Star Heiress ~ Jun 2014

Her Holiday Family ~ Nov 2014

Second Chance Hero ~ May 2015


Deborah Hale, Author

The Earl’s Honorable Intention ~ Jun 2013

The Duke’s Marriage Mission ~ Nov 2013

The Gentleman’s Bride Search ~ Jun 2014


Patty Smith Hall, Author

Hearts in Flight ~ Jul 2011

Hearts in Hiding ~ Jul 2012


Valerie Hansen, Author

Frontier Courtship ~ Feb 2008

Wilderness Courtship ~ Aug 2008

High Plains Bride ~ Jan 2010

The Doctor’s Newfound Family ~ Jun 2010

Rescuing the Heiress ~ Jan 2011


Stacy Henrie, Author

Lady Outlaw ~ Sep 2012


Milinda Jay, Author

Her Roman Protector ~ Feb 2014


Christine Johnson, Author

The Marriage Barter ~ May 2013

Groom by Design ~ Jul 2014

Suitor by Design ~ Oct 2014

Love by Design ~ May 2015


Debbie Kaufman, Author

The Doctor’s Mission ~ Nov 2011

Journey of Hope ~ Jan 2014


Laurie Kingery, Author

The Outlaw’s Lady ~ Aug 2009

Mail Order Cowboy ~ Nov 2010

The Doctor Takes a Wife ~ Jan 2011

The Sheriff’s Sweetheart ~ Apr 2011

The Rancher’s Courtship ~ Nov 2011

The Preacher’s Bride ~ Oct 2012

Hill Country Cattleman ~ May 2013

The Preacher’s Bride Claim ~ Apr 2014

A Hero in the Making ~ Jul 2014

Hill Country Courtship ~ Mar 2015


Karen Kirst, Author

The Reluctant Outlaw ~ Sep 2011

The Bridal Swap ~ Mar 2012

Smoky Mountain Christmas (2-in-1)~ Oct 2012

His Mountain Miss ~ Apr 2013

The Husband Hunt ~ Nov 2013

The Horseman’s Frontier Family ~ May 2014

Married by Christmas ~ Oct 2014

From Boss to Bridegroom ~ Apr 2015


Noelle Marchand, Author

Unlawfully Wedding Bride ~ Oct 2011

The Runaway Bride ~ Jul 2012

The Texan’s Courtship Lessons ~ Aug 2015


Rachelle McCalla, Author

The Secret Princess ~ Oct 2013


Sara Mitchell, Author

Legacy of Secrets ~ Apr 2008

The Widow’s Secret ~ Mar 2009

A Most Unusual Match ~ Jan 2011


Mary Moore, Author

The Aristocrat’s Lady ~ Sep 2011

Beauty in Disguise ~ Jan 2013


Ruth Axtell Morren, Author

Hearts in the Highlands ~ Apr 2008

A Man Most Worthy ~ Oct 2008

A Gentleman’s Homecoming ~ Mar 2011


Noelle Marchand, Author

A Texas-Made Match ~ Mar 2013

The Texan’s Inherited Family ~ Mar 2015


Angel Moore, Author

Conveniently Wed ~ Dec 2014


Kerri Mountain, Author

The Parson’s Christmas Gift ~ Dec 2008

Wyoming Promises ~ Apr 2014


Bonnie Navarro, Author

Instant Prairie Family ~ Aug 2012


Jessica Nelson, Author

Love on the Range ~ Apr 2012

Family on the Range ~ Jun 2014


Catherine Palmer, Author

The Briton ~ Feb 2008

The Maverick’s Bride ~ Sep 2009

The Outlaw’s Bride ~ Sep 2010

The Gunman’s Bride ~ Jan 2011


Barbara Phinney, Author

Bound to the Warrior ~ Mar 2013

Protected by the Warrior ~ Aug 2014


Allie Pleiter, Author

Masked by Moonlight ~ Jun 2008

Mission of Hope ~ Aug 2010

Yukon Wedding ~ Apr 2011

Homefront Hero ~ May 2012

Family Lessons ~ Apr 2013

The Lawman’s Oklahoma Sweetheart ~ Jun 2014


Naomi Rawlings, Author

Sanctuary for a Lady ~ Apr 2012

The Wyoming Heir ~ Jan 2014

The Soldier’s Secrets ~ Apr 2014

Falling for the Enemy ~ Jan 2015


Christina Rich, Author

The Guardian’s Promise ~ Mar 2014

The Warrior’s Vow ~ Jul 2014


Penny Richards, Author

Wolf Creek Wedding ~ Nov 2013

Wolf Creek Homecoming ~ Mar 2014


Renee Ryan, Author

The Marshal Takes a Bride ~ Feb 2009

Hannah’s Beau ~ Jul 2009

Heartland Wedding ~ Feb 2010

Loving Bella ~ May 2010

Dangerous Allies ~ Sep 2010

The Lawman Claims His Bride ~ Apr 2011

Courting the Enemy ~ Sep 2011

Mistaken Bride ~ May 2012

Charity House Courtship ~ Aug 2012

The Outlaw’s Redemption ~ Jul 2013

Finally a Bride ~ Nov 2013

His Most Suitable Bride ~ Sep 2014

Wagon Train Proposal ~ Jun 2015

The Marriage Agreement ~ Jul 2015


Cheryl St. John

The Preacher’s Wife ~ Jun 2009

Marrying the Preacher’s Daughter ~ Jun 2011

The Wedding Journey ~ Apr 2012


Anna Schmidt, Author

Seaside Cinderella ~ Jul 2008

Gift from the Sea ~ May 2009

An Unexpected Suitor ~ Oct 2009

A Convenient Wife ~ May 2010

Hannah’s Journey ~ May 2011

Family Blessings ~ Oct 2011

A Groom for Greta ~ Oct 2011

Second Chance Proposal ~ Apr 2013


Regina Scott, Author

The Irresistible Earl ~ Jun 2011

An Honorable Gentleman ~ Nov 2011

The Rogue’s Reform ~ Feb 2012

The Captain’s Courtship ~ Jul 2012

The Rake’s Redemption ~ Nov 2012

The Heiress’s Homecoming ~ Mar 2013

The Courting Campaign ~ Aug 2013

The Wife Campaign ~ Dec 2013

The Husband Campaign ~ Apr 2014

The Bride Ship ~ Nov 2014

Would-Be Wilderness Wife ~ Mar 2015

Frontier Engagement ~ Aug 2015


Sherri Shackelford, Author

Winning the Widower’s Heart ~ Jun 2012

The Marshal’s Ready-Made Family ~ Feb 2014

The Cattleman Meets His Match ~ Aug 2014

The Engagement Bargain ~ Feb 2015


Debra Ullrick, Author

The Unexpected Bride ~ May 2011

The Unlikely Wife ~ Jan 2012

Groom Wanted ~ Aug 2012

The Unintended Groom ~ Jul 2013


Elizabeth White, Author

Redeeming Gabriel ~ Nov 2008

Crescent City Courtship ~ Jun 2009


Lacy Williams, Author

Roping the Wrangler ~ Aug 2013

Return of the Cowboy Doctor ~ Dec 2013

The Wrangler’s Inconvenient Wife ~ Aug 2014

A Cowboy for Christmas  ~ Dec 2014

Wagon Train Sweetheart ~ May 2015

Her Convenient Cowboy ~ Jun 2015


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July 1, 2015

We have a winner!


Watching the entries for my Get in the Swing Giveaway arrive was such fun.


Get in the Swing Giveaway

Here are the lovely ladies who entered.


Get in the Swing Giveaway Entrants


The giveaway came to an end on June 30, 2015.


I went to random.org, input the number

of entrants and they picked the winner.


Get in the Swing Giveaway Winner Number


Rose Chandler Johnson was the first to submit an entry, so she won.


Congratulations, Rose!


Get in the Swing Giveaway Winner


Thanks to everyone who entered. You brightened my day.


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June 25, 2015

Have you ever wondered how a book gets into a reader’s hands?


Harlequin gives a behind-the-scenes look in their post:

An Inside Look at the Harlequin Distribution Center, Part 1.


You’ll see a description of all the steps in the process

plus plenty of pictures and the video shown below.



What’s even better is that the photos were taken when the June 2015 books were being packed. Yes, that’s the month Family of Her Dreams was released! I didn’t see my book, but I did see Her Convenient Cowboy by Lacy Williams, who is one of my shelf mates. How cool is that?


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