This week's blog Tour Tuesday features
by Shanna Hatfield
About the Book:
He’ll do anything to keep his saloon open…
A childhood traumatized by the effects of alcohol in her home left Millie Matlock convinced she doesn’t need a man in her life. No longer able to stand by and watch drunken men terrorize the women in town, Millie forms a local committee of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Little did she know the one man who could turn her head owns one of the most successful saloons in Pendleton.
Desperate to keep the WCTU from closing his saloon and the others in town, Gideon McBride agrees to a crazy plan hatched by the saloon owners. His objective is to woo the leader of the local temperance union, keeping her so distracted the committee disbands. However, he didn’t count on the beautiful, effervescent Millie working her way into his cynical heart.
Romantic, funny, and full of moments sure to warm hearts, this sweet historical romance is a wonderful example of second chances.
Gideon yanked open the door, startling the women so thoroughly their song ended mid-chorus.
A smile that would have charmed a matronly spinster right out of her corset filled his face, highlighting the dimples in his cheeks. “Ladies, it’s far too cold for you to stand out here tonight. Please, come in and have a cup of hot coffee. If you’d like to sing for us, we’d be happy to listen.”
He held the coffeepot out toward Millie Matlock with an entreating look. “Maybe you’d even take a few requests.”
Her gaze narrowed. “Thank you for that generous offer, sir, but we prefer to remain outdoors.”
The smile on his face never wavered as he took a mug from Abel and poured it full of the steaming, richly brewed coffee. “I insist on at least providing a hot drink for you ladies. You’ll freeze out here on a night this cold.” He offered the cup to Millie.
Rather than accept it, she tilted her chin upward and glared at him. “No, thank you, sir.”
“Are you certain?” Gideon moved closer to Millie and leaned forward, blowing the steam so it wafted around her face.
“Positive,” she said, stiffening her already straight posture. “That won’t be necessary.”
When this hopeless romantic isn’t writing or indulging in rich, decadent chocolate, Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
Contact the Author:
Find Shanna’s books at:
Shanna loves to hear from readers. Follow her online at: