He never intended to fall in love with her…
Although I thought today might never arrive, it is release day for Tad's Treasure, the twelfth and final book in Grandma's Wedding Quilts series.
It has been an honor to participate in this series with such great authors!
Tad's Treasure is available today only for 99 cents, so be sure to download your copy from Amazon today before the price increases to $2.99.
Tad Palmer makes a promise to his dying friend to watch over the man’s wife and child. Years later, he continues to keep an eye on Posey Jacobs and her precocious little boy. The only problem is that he’s not sure his heart can withstand the vow he made when he falls in love with the widow and her son.
Posey Jacobs misses her beloved husband, but her wrenching grief has given way to hope for the future as she finds herself falling deeper and deeper in love with Tad Palmer. However, the infuriating man doesn’t seem to notice her interest and treats her as he would his sister.
Throw in a goat who thinks she’s a dog, a town full of quirky characters, and this widow has her work cut out for her if she wants one handsome cowboy to give her his heart.
This series holds a special place in my heart for several reasons.
Quilts were a memorable part of my childhood. Both of my grandmothers quilted as did my mother. I have many fond memories of playing with my dolls beneath a quilt frame stretched across the living room as Mom and Granny quilted. When I was older, I helped cut out fabric pieces for quilts. And even though I never mastered the art of making those tiny, intricate stitches, I love quilts. Those I have in my possession are very precious to me. My memories of watching Mom stitch her love into quilts is one of the reasons I dedicated my book to her.
Another thing that makes this series special is that my mom is on the cover of The Prequel. If you haven't read it yet, I hope you'll check it out.
Enjoy an Excerpt from Tad's Treasure:
“What in the…” Thane’s words lingered in the air as he gaped out the window.
Tad hurried to the front of the store and threw open the door. The two men stepped outside and watched as Nate Jacobs proudly walked down the street. A flop-eared black and white dog, its bright pink tongue lolling out of its mouth, flanked him on one side while a prancing goat wearing a wreath of flowers around her head kept step on the other.
“Hi, Uncle Tad!” the boy called, waving his hand wildly in the air.
Thane chuckled. “It looks like he stopped by a circus on his way here. Good luck with your very own Pied Piper.”
“I’m convinced the goat could have her own act,” Tad said quietly, then lifted a departing hand to Thane as the man hurried down the steps and grinned at the boy and his animal pals.
Tad hunkered down and Nate ran up the steps to him, taking a seat on Tad’s bent leg. “What brings you to town, Nater?”
“Mama and I gave Agnes a bath and she wanted everyone to see how pretty she looks.”
“Agnes or your mama?” Tad teased.
“Agnes!” Nate giggled and placed a hand on the goat’s head as it moved in front of them and bleated softly.
“I see you, Miss Agnes, and that is quite a fetching flower arrangement on your head.” Tad chuckled when the goat appeared to smile at him, eating up his words of praise.
“Mama made her the crown. She said Agnes gets to be a princess today.”
“Is that right?” Tad stood and lifted the boy in his arms then waited as the dog and goat wandered inside his shop. He shut the door and herded them all to the workroom. He pumped a bowl full of water and set it on the floor. The dog slurped at it noisily but the goat took dainty sips, as though she was trying to live up to her temporary royal title.
Tad took a breath and inhaled a perfumed scent that made his thoughts immediately go to Posey. “Did you give the goat a bath with your mama’s soap?”
Nate nodded his head, accepting the glass of water Tad gave to him. “Mama wasn’t mad, but she told me to use the kitchen soap next time instead of her bath soap. But Agnes smells pretty now, just like Mama.”
“Yes, she does,” Tad said, taking another breath before realizing how pathetic it was to be so desperate to be closer to Posey that he was inhaling deep whiffs of the goat as a substitute.
©2017 by Shanna Hatfield
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USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
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