Friday, December 2, 2022

Look what our authors published in November!

Our authors have been busy writing and publishing books this past month. Here is what we published in November, 2022

Henrietta's Hope: Thanksgiving Brides Book 4

By P. Creeden

Henrietta has always been described as a workhorse. Her tall, strong frame has made men dismiss her as a suitable match the moment they meet. But when she heads to Silver Hills to replace her cousin as nurse there, where eligible bachelors abound, will things be any different?

Dr. Richard Emerson never had a good relationship with his father, who was a cold, calculating man. Unfortunately, he’d grown up to be just like him. As such, he’s never had feelings for a woman before… until he meets Henrietta. But is he good enough for her? Doesn’t she deserve love and romance? Doesn’t she deserve better than he can provide her?

Released November 1, 2022


Olive : Christmas Quilt Brides Book 1

 Kimberly Grist

A woman running from her past, a confirmed bachelor determined to protect his heart, and a town committed to sharing the Christmas spirit by matchmaking. Can a Christmas quilt be the spark that ignites their love, melts their stubborn resolve, and uncovers their hidden desire?

Twenty-one-year-old Olive is sick of living her father's lifestyle as an itinerant preacher turned peddler. The latest tar-and-feather incident has made her desperate enough to enlist in a matchmaking venture, of all things—anything to escape further humiliation. Olive accepts a job as a seamstress in Carrie Town, Texas, where single men outnumber women thirty to one. But the last thing on her mind is matrimony. No man is going to tell her how to live her life. Olive would rather spend the rest of her life chained to a sewing machine.

Released November 11, 2022


Marigold: Christmas Quilt Brides Book 2

By Zina Abbott

She never wanted children of her own.
He never wanted a wife.
Without a family to care about him, he could end up in an orphanage.

Content with being a spinster schoolteacher, Marigold Calloway never thought she was the kind of woman who wanted her own children. She never suspected she had a maternal bone in her body until, after her younger sister, Rose, whom Marigold had raised from the time the girls were orphaned, married. Rose wishes to stay close to Marigold and enjoy her sister’s company on occasion, but she no longer needs Marigold to order her life.

Marigold discovers one of her young students is in dire straits. It soon becomes apparent the boy needs a new home. Caring for him and his dying mother fills the void in her heart. Unfortunately, the law requires that she must be married before she can apply for guardianship.

After mustering out of the Army, George Jenson is unsure about his future. The only skill he gained he might find useful in civilian life was constructing housing and other buildings for the forts dotting the frontier West. A confirmed bachelor, he moves in with his brother, who claimed a homestead parcel in the 1893 Cherokee Outlet Land Run. Located near booming Ponca City, surely, with all the new homes and businesses that need to be built, he should be able to find work. He accepts a job to help the take-charge schoolmarm build her house. Will something greater build between him and Marigold?

If you enjoyed reading about Rose Calloway’s romance in Joshua’s Bride, you will also enjoy reading about her older sister’s romance.

Released November 18, 2022

Cherishing Caitlin : Thanksgiving Brides Book 6

By Linda Carroll-Bradd

Returning from caring for a sick aunt, Caitlyn O’Mara travels back to the ranch, anxious to return to her horse breeding program. A charming stranger boards the stagecoach, and she enjoys a flirtation. When a broken wheel rolls the coach, everyone is injured and alone on the Texas prairie.

Mateo Beltran is on his way to investigate specially trained horses. He’s on the lookout for cutting horses to give him the edge for the roping event in the newly established professional rodeo. An accident leaves him injured with his future career in jeopardy.

Determined they are the most physically fit, Caitlyn and Mateo lean on each other to reach the next stagecoach stop. Trust develops but will it last when they discover an unknown connection?

Released November 21, 2022


Victoria Sponge by Vicki: Old Timey Holiday Kitchen, Book 18

By P. Creeden

Victoria Clarke has always been considered willful and stubborn, a woman with a mind of her own. So when her family moves from Virginia to Colorado, they bring her cousin Thomas to help her have at least one friend as she adjusts to life in the west. At the request of her father, she begins work as a baker’s assistant, and soon finds herself enamored with their last customer of the evening, Sam Cohen?

Sam Cohen is a miner, though he’s always felt the calling on his life to become a preacher. Still, in his position, he does what he can to do the work of the Lord, to help those in need around him, and to take care of his mother. He’s been much too busy to consider himself or to take on a wife. He’s never even seriously thought of doing so until he meets the baker’s assistant. But she’s also the banker’s daughter, and could never be asked to live as the wife of a miner, could she?

Released November 22, 2022


Charming the Widow: Sweet Western Romance. Love in Apple Blossom Book 3

By Kit Morgan

 A Suspicious Widow
A Reluctant Englishman
And Two Mischievous Children ...

When Six Englishmen come to Apple Blossom, they turn the town upside-down by not leaving. Instead, they take it upon themselves to help a few poor folks out by sprucing up their houses! Next on their list: The Widow Crawford. But Sarah Crawford didn't trust the newcomers, and was it any wonder? The last strangers that came through town killed her husband. They appeared to be decent men, just like the Englishmen. So far they'd fixed things up for a rancher and Apple Blossom's own lady sheriff. But just because they trusted them didn't mean Sarah had to. After all, she had to protect herself and her children.

Irving Darlington (Darling to the folks in Apple Blossom) carried a heavy burden. If his older brother Sterling decides to stay in Apple Blossom for good, the title and estate would fall to him once their father passed on. But Irving wasn't sure he could handle things properly. Sterling was the one prepared by their father to take things over, not him. The prospect looming, he does his best to avoid the Widow Crawford's suspicious looks. How can he prove to her he's trustworthy and has only her best interest in mind? How will he prove it to all those he'll be responsible for back home in England? And how can he work on the Widow's house without losing his heart completely? Was he willing to give the widow a second chance at romance? Find out in this fun, sweet romance as only Kit Morgan can deliver!

Released November 22, 2022


Noelle:  Christmas Quilt Brides Book 3

By Jo-Ann Roberts

A widow reluctant to love again…
A deputy determined to win her heart…

Two years ago, Noelle Prentiss lost her husband to an outlaw’s bullet. With two children to raise, a small farm to tend, and a job making quilts to sell at the mercantile, she’s doing her best to keep her property and life intact…until a man claiming to be the new deputy rides into her life captivating her children with his dog, his smile, and his easy-going charm.

When Coleman West agrees to stop by the Widow Prentiss’ home on his first day as a deputy in a small Kansas town, he has no way of knowing obeying the sheriff’s order will change his life. Spurned by love years before, he became a lawman, dedicated to protect and serve. Yet, here in Harmon he had no idea the widow and her children would call to his heart like no one before.
With Christmas looming, will the growing attraction between Noelle and the deputy to reveal the gift of a second chance?

Or could a stranger from the deputy’s past threaten the man who captures her heart?

Released November 25, 2022  


Bethel: Runaway Brides of The West - Book 19

By Kimberly Grist

She’s shaking off the dust of her well-worn boots, not looking back and hoping for a transformation. All she needs is a new dress, a new town, a husband, and a fresh start.

Daughter of a traveling merchant, Bethel is tired of peddling her Daddy’s Special Sauce and being run out of town by every sheriff east of the Mississippi. That’s why she’s heading west. She just needs to sell a few more bottles to help fund her trip. After all, who wants to meet their new husband looking like a gypsy? If only she could shake off this pesky sheriff waiting at the stage stop.

Released November 28, 2022


Wilhemina: Sweet Western Historical Romance (The Snows of Clear Creek Book 1)

By Kit Morgan

An Angry Woman
An Unsuspecting Cowboy
And Two Inept Matchmakers...

Wilhemina Snow never wanted to leave her comfortable home in New York nor her friends. So when her father moves the family to a nothing of a town in Oregon called Clear Creek, she’s beyond furious, Unfortunately, there’s nothing she can do about it. Her father runs a tight ship and mutiny was not an option. He wanted his children raised in a small, out of the way town and that was that. But the Snows weren’t your normal family, and Clear Creek, they soon learned, wasn’t your normal town. The Snows kept exotic animals. Clear Creek had strange residents. How could they make a life here? And how was she to get past her anger at the entire situation?

Baird O’Hare had seen some shrews in his day, but none as bad as Wilhemina Snow. She was driving everyone in Clear Creek plumb loco! What was her problem? True, the Snows were a little different and had some interesting pets, but Wilhemina was just plain angry and was taking it out on anyone within reach. What could have happened to her to make her so disagreeable? And why was he becoming so attracted? Find out in this sweet historical western romance as only Kit Morgan can deliver!

Released November 30, 2022


Not all of our authors make their books available on pre-order. However, for those who do, those advance sales go a long way toward boosting their sales rankings. Here are future releases:

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Holle: Christmas Quilt Brides book 4

By Linda Carroll-Bradd

In Holle Lambrecht's experience, love is a curse. She's been engaged twice but remains unmarried. Her first fiancé died, and the second one jilted her two days before the wedding. Then the man who paid for her train ticket to bring her to Montana as a mail-order bride rejected her because of her partial deafness. Abandoned, she must find a job and settles in a working-class neighborhood just like the one she hoped to escape.

Widower Eduard Lambrecht discovers his late wife's Christmas quilt suffered in storage since the last season. He takes it to a seamstress shop, where he learns the woman with the skills to repair it is also the mail-order bride his cousin rejected. Unaccustomed to facing open hostility, he works to gain the woman's trust. A near tragedy draws them close, but is it enough to base a future on?

Releases December 2, 2022

The Christmas Kiss: A Sweet Historical Holiday Romance (Hardman Holidays) Book 10

By Shanna Hatfield

He’s a devoted single dad still grieving the loss of his wife. 

She’s an outrageously fun female with a temper that runs as hot as a teakettle.

Will the two of them find a way to work together to give his son a Merry Christmas?

When Gracy Randall returns to Hardman after almost six years away, she can’t wait to see the look of surprise on her parents’ faces. But the surprises are for her, it seems, as everything she thought she could depend on turns out to be different than she expected. The family ranch? Sold. The fabulous job she lined up for her return? Gone. The life she left behind? Memories. Now what will she do?

Cord Granger has problems of his own. The ranch he bought to make a fresh start requires far more work and time than he’d anticipated. Until he can find someone to take care of the house and his son, Bodie, he struggles to keep up with each day’s demands. Yet, the thought of letting another woman into his home, even if she is hired to be there, feels like dishonoring the memory of his wife. But he has to do something. The work? Piling up. The grief he faces every day? Staggering. The life he left behind? Memories. Who can he trust to help?

After landing on the wrong foot the moment they meet, the last thing Gracy and Cord want to admit is that the other may hold the answer to their problems. Can a little holiday hope help Gracy bring fun and joy back into Cord’s world? Will Cord’s return to the land of the living break the heart she locked up six years ago?

Find out in The Christmas Kiss, a sweet historical holiday romance brimming with the wonder of the season, a town full of humorous characters, and heartwarming story of love.

Releases December 8, 2022


Winnie's Christmas Wishes: Westward Home and Hearts

By Marisa Masterson

Winnie Simpson knows why people like her. She works hard and tries to make all their wishes come true. She's determined to do the same for her husband when she travels to be a mail order bride.

Surprisingly, her new family doesn't appreciate what she does. Her husband only smiles kindly and nods after each meal. His son does the same whenever she does something for them. Impersonal and polite. And the daughter is a terror.

Winnie is sure that giving them the perfect Christmas will win their love. This Christmas, Winnie will receive the gift of understanding the real love.

Releases December 9, 2022


Sylvia's Secret : The Suffrage Spinsters Book 5

By Marisa Masterson

Sylvia makes up her mind to no longer be the "good daughter". Not when it involves something as important as having the right to vote. Besides that, she's nearly thirty-years-old--definitely a spinster!
Seconds and third thoughts have her looking for a way to both protest and still seem like the good daughter. Her disguise is perfect. At least until one man sees past it during a protest march.
How far will Washington Frasier take his blackmail? All the way to the altar?

If you enjoy sweet romance with a historical flavor, then sink into a chair and start reading.Sylvia's Secret.

Releases December 27, 2022 

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Lauren: Rescue Me - (Mail Order Brides) Book 2

By Zina Abbott

Lauren Traylor is traveling to Rawlins, Wyoming to marry a sheep rancher she met through an advertisement. Much to her dismay, a thief snatches her reticule and runs off with her tickets and most of her money. What she still has tucked away on her person is not enough to buy a replacement ticket. She is offered a way to earn her fare plus extra funds, but it means she must delay meeting her intended.

Jeb Carter, Union Pacific Special Agent, is sent to Laramie, Wyoming, to discover who is behind a string of train robberies. He plans to work solo—he always works solo—but his boss has other ideas. He comes upon a hapless damsel in distress stuck at the Omaha Union Depot. Much to his dismay, he soon receives orders to escort her to a crossroads town on the train line. There, she will work for a busy restaurant while gathering information. He is to be her contact.

Lauren encounters an unforeseen development. Jeb joins a posse search that ends in tragedy. In the process of searching for train robbers, will they be robbed of their futures?

Releases January 9, 2023


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Elise: Rescue Me - (Mail Order Brides) Book 8

By Zina Abbott

Desperate to reach the United States, Elise Meyer is offered passage in exchange for working seven years as a nanny. Once she arrives in New York, the wife of her German sponsor decides to work her in the kitchen of their family restaurant instead. She soon realized the husband does not have honorable intentions toward her. One night when he touches her inappropriately, she grabs a knife and fights back. Realizing he is seriously injured, she runs to her small room off the kitchen, snatches up her meager belongings, and flees.

Kurt Neumann recently finished his eleven-year enlistment and is relieved to see the last of the U.S. Army. While he was in, although he fought when needed, he spent most of his time cooking for the troops. Having saved most of his earnings, he is now in limbo while he decides what to do with his future. He meets a pretty German woman who speaks limited English. The German he learned from his grandmother is limited, but enough he can communicate. Once they realize a detective is after Elise, intent on taking her back to answer for her crime, Kurt must make a decision. Will he avoid complications by walking away, or will he help her escape?

Releases February 20, 2023


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Winning the Widow's Heart (Mended Hearts)

By Jo-Ann Roberts

She was branded as a traitor to the Union.
He was her sworn enemy.
A marriage of convenience would be perilous…wouldn’t it?

In the summer of 1864 in Roswell, Georgia, war widow Sofie Bishop struggles to manage the small family vineyard on her own. The War Between the States took her husband and her way of life. Now, with the taxes due, she’s about to lose her home. Her only option? Finding work at the Ivy Woolen Mill.
Her woes only continue to worsen when the Yankees arrive on Roswell’s doorstep and destroy the mill. Branded as a “traitor” for making fabric for Confederate uniforms, she is arrested and transported north with the women and children who worked in the mill.

Captain Seth Ramsey, a dashing, surprisingly courteous officer and a gentleman, is not what Sofie expects from a Union soldier. Despite her misgivings of falling for the enemy, she finds herself drawn to the handsome officer.

She didn’t think she could lose much more to the Yankees.
But she was wrong.

Releases March 27, 2023