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Bess McBride

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Georgette Heyer, Mary Stewart, Phyllis Whitney

Member Since
April 2008

I've been writing romance fiction since 2006 and have published 20 books. I write time travel romances, contemporary romances, romantic suspense, and light paranormal romances (lovelorn ghosty stuff).

A gypsy at heart, I've lived in Aruba, Venezuela, Arizona and California (thanks to my parents, and in Guam, Wyoming, Washington State, Belgium, Washington D.C., Maryland, Montana, Turkey and Alaska (thanks to my time in the U.S. Air Force. Since then, I've lived in Idaho, Nebraska and Alabama in addition to visiting many more countries and states, and I'm determined to Goodreads friend everyone from all those places plus many more!

Please stop by visit my website at and my blog at

I'm so pleased to announce the release of my newest time travel romance, A Home in Your Heart ! Sometimes, I have to slog through a book, fighting for every word and line, and sometimes the book just flows. This one flowed! Inspired by my four-month stay on historic Fort Huachuca in southeastern Arizona, A Home in Your Heart  is my tribute to the legends of the Cavalry, Apaches and the roman... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: Aggie has done what no mental health therapist should do. She’s fallen in love with her mysterious client, Bill. Aggie has recently purchased an old Victorian house on a hillside overlooking Commencement Bay in Tacoma, Washington; where she finds an old photograph of a Victorian era couple and a love letter written in 1885. The letter speaks of another love that can never be—that of Louise, the daughter of a wealthy English family, and her Irish lover, William. Heartbroken, Aggie soon begins to dream of the forbidden love between Louise and William, but in her dreams, William’s face mirrors that of her beloved, Bill. Bill is in love with Aggie, and he can’t figure out how to get close to her. If only he hadn’t entered her professional doors as a client. How is he going to fix this?
A Trail of Love (Romance)
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Description: Kerrie is on the run from a painful past, and she hides in plain sight as a summer employee in the majestic setting of Glacier National Park. Lonely and isolated from the family and friends she left behind, she dreams of the day when a kind and gentle man will say to her: “I fell in love with you the first time I saw you across the room.” Dace Mitchell could be that man! The handsome bear ranger rescues Kerrie from her own foolish behavior--more than once--and she finds herself drawn to him against her will...until she discovers he’s already involved with someone else. When Kerrie begins to get mysterious silent phone calls, it seems the past has caught up to her. Can Dace save her from a violent man who will stop at nothing to have her?
A Train Through Time (Romance)
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Description: College teacher Ellie Standish thinks she’s on a sleek modern train heading to a conference on women’s studies in Seattle, but she awakens from a night’s doze to find herself on a bizarre historical train full of late Victorian era reenactors who refuse to come out of character. When the leader of the group—one handsome, green-eyed Robert Chamberlain—finally convinces her the date is indeed 1901, a skeptical Ellie decries any eccentric theories of time travel and presumes she is smack dab in the middle of a very interesting historical dream. She turns the directorial reins of her dream over to one smitten and willing Robert, only to realize that dreams cannot last forever. Someday, she must wake up to reality, though Ellie no longer has any idea what reality is. She only knows that Robert must play an important part in her future. But how can he...if he’s only a figment of her imagination or worse yet...a man who belongs to an era long past?
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Description: Abbie has airline tickets to Alaska to meet a man with whom she has been corresponding by phone. She's all set to go...until he dumps her at the last minute, that is. What's a girl to do with nonrefundable tickets to Alaska?
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Description: : Daisy and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Lily, are embarking on a Caribbean cruise. She isn't looking for anything special on the cruise other than a pleasant break from her humdrum existence as long-time divorced single mother to a busy teenage girl. She certainly isn't prepared for an enigmatic man named Peter whose idiosyncrasies in dress and speech mark him as an eccentric person to avoid. But Daisy can't avoid him. In fact, she begins to obsess about him from the first moment she catches him staring at her in the cruise ship terminal. Peter remains elusive and mysterious throughout the cruise. She catches sight of him occasionally, never often enough to please her, and they connect one wonderful night as he sweeps her into his arms for a waltz. A waltz? On a Caribbean cruise ship? While Daisy's dinner companions share nightly tales of the legends of cursed pirates, Daisy dreams of the mysterious man who has captured her heart.
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message 28: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Bess. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)

Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

message 26: by Valerie

Valerie Thanks, Bess for adding me as a friend!

message 25: by Terry

Terry Odell Thanks for adding me as your Goodreads friend. I hope you'll check out my romantic suspense titles.

message 24: by Liane

Liane Spicer Hi Bess! Thank you for the friend invitation. I see we're Caribbean neighbours (sort of) and we write similar books!

Christine Hi from down under, thanks for being a friend.
Blessings CJ
Died and moved in. by Christine Jones

message 22: by Pamela

Pamela Thanks for adding me as a friend!

message 19: by Holly

Holly Jacobs Hi, Bess!

Thanks for friending me!



message 18: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads!

message 17: by Susan

Susan Heim Hi Bess,
Thanks for adding me to your friends! I love that you publish romance books. I've had five nonfiction books published, but would love to venture into fiction soon. Phyllis A. Whitney and Georgette Heyer are also favorites of mine, as was Victoria Holt and Madeleine Brent. Congratulations on your success!
Warm wishes,
Susan Heim

Massimiliano Mauriello Hi Bess,

many thanks for the add !

Have a great week !


message 15: by Cheryl

Cheryl Hi Bess,

I hope you're finding many a spectacular setting!

message 14: by Wendy

Wendy Laharnar Hello Bess,
Great to see you here. Thank you for the friendship invitation. I notice your birthdate is fictional but please tell me your place of birth isn't. Aruda, how romantic. No wonder you are a prolific Romance author.
Best wishes,
Wendy Laharnar
The Unhewn Stone - coming soon

message 13: by Michele

Michele Hi there Bess
thanks you for inviting me to be your friend. Michele Marchetti
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message 12: by Barbara

Barbara It's nice to meet you, too, Bess! And you're welcome! But, it's no big!;) Keep in touch and hope all is well!

message 11: by Barbara

Barbara Hey Bess!
Just wanted to say "hi" and to say "Thank you for the friend request and I hope you have an awesome day!" :p

message 10: by Dianne

Dianne Ascroft Good luck with your current writing projects! You have enough on the go to keep you busy for a while.

Dianne Ascroft,
author, 'Hitler and Mars Bars'

Bradley I hope you are having a good day. =)

message 8: by Mary

Mary Thanks for the friend request, Bess. I look forward to exploring your book selection.



Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi there Bess. Hope you're having a good day. I'd like to invite you to visit my web site, I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too!

message 6: by Lee

Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Bess!

My new romantic suspense, The Twist is a Bookstrand #1 Bestseller! A story of mind-bending control and unnerving metamorphosis, The Twist unravels the tale of a hotshot consultant as he struggles to foil a plot to steal $12 million and to rescue the feisty, female scientist who has stolen his heart.



Lee Silver
"Romance With a Twist"
THE TWIST, BookStrand #1 Bestseller

message 5: by Joyce

Joyce Hey there! I love Georgette Heyer, too! :-)

Cheryl Norman Hello, Bess. Hope you're enjoying the national park this summer. Happy travels!


HiBess, I've added Love Of My Heart and your other e-book to my to-read list.

Rosemary Bess, thanks for the invitation. Your mention of Georgette Heyer brought back a memory for me--one summer, when I was sooo queasy during pregnancy, I escaped into Heyer's historicals (while eating Twinkies).

Sandra Hi Bess. So nice to see you here at Goodreads. I think you'll enjoy it.

Sandra Kay

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