Cowboys and Calico by Kirsten Osbourne, Amelia C. Adams, Cassie Hayes, Kristin Holt, and Margery Scott.
What happens when you get five western romance authors together and ask them to compile an anthology? Well, in our case, you get a great collection of sweet love stories sure to sweep every reader off their feet.
Considering that I am one of the participating authors, it's difficult for me to offer an unbiased review. I happen to think it's an awesome collection, but you don't have to take my word for it - there are 70 reviews on Amazon right now that are mostly five star. (I don't mean to sound braggy, even though maybe I feel a little braggy. It's just fun to do something that people are enjoying so much.)
Here are the blurbs for each story:
MAIL ORDER MIDWIFE by Kirsten Osbourne - Widowed midwife Patsy Lawrence
spent too much time working and not enough with her young daughter. She
knew Emily's childhood would be over before she realized it, so she
responded to an ad for a mail-order bride, hoping for a better future
for them both.
Dr. Wesley Hardy needed a wife to complete him, so he sent a letter
to a mail-order bride agency back East. When he received a letter from a
widow with a young daughter, he was thrilled with everything but her
profession. Could he live with the fact that his new bride was a
midwife? Or would they be destined to live without love for the rest of
A BROKEN WING by Amelia C. Adams - Bored beyond all reason while
riding a train from Missouri to Colorado, Trinity Scott amuses herself
by imagining things about the passengers around her, including the
handsome man sitting across the aisle. With his dark curly hair and warm
brown eyes, he’s certainly intriguing, and the fact that his arm is in a
sling makes him all the more a curiosity.
But when three dangerous men board the train, her desire for
adventure and excitement takes a sinister turn, and she must call on her
inner strength to do what’s needed to survive.
THE MARSHAL’S REBELLIOUS BRIDE by Cassie Hayes - U.S. Marshal Curtis
‘Griff’ Griffith is on the trail of a wanted man. The last thing he
needs is to be distracted by the newest resident of the Dalton Brothers
Ranch. So why does he keep returning? It’s certainly not to see the
beautiful-but-bullheaded Catherine James.
Catherine has no interest in men or marriage, but there aren’t many
choices for single ladies to earn a living on a remote Texas ranch. When
she discovers that she holds the key to capturing the outlaw — and
collecting some of the reward — she doesn’t hesitate to force Griff’s
Will they kill each other before they find the murderer, or will they risk their damaged hearts for a shot at a new life?
COURTING MISS CARTWRIGHT by Kristin Holt - Courtship, by the book, is supposed to be easy…
As the daughter of an unwed mother, Felicity Percival is accustomed
to rejection. Her mother was her only family ... until she is summoned
to the reading of her father's will. To learn he was a married preacher
with a second daughter horrifies her. The stipulations attached to her
inheritance infuriate her. The last thing she expects is the emergence
of truths that destroy her life-long beliefs. The last thing she wants
is to feel the blush of first love for a man she can't have.
The road to Happily Ever After should not be rocky, especially for
level-headed, rule-following Rocky Gideon. His courtship of the
minister’s daughter is successful and on track, surviving everything
life throws at them … except the appearance of the preacher’s other
daughter. Felicity asks too many questions, forces him to evaluate his
carefully constructed plan, and somehow steals his heart.
Rocky desperately needs a solid marriage that will go the distance … so why does he yearn for the wrong sister?
WANTED: THE PERFECT HUSBAND by Margery Scott - Sybil Franklin needs a
husband—fast! In order to keep her ranch, she must be married within
thirteen days. Devin McGregor meets all her requirements and comes
highly recommended, but he has no interest in marriage.
Devin McGregor had a ranch once, a fiancée, a future. He made a
mistake, and it cost him everything. Now, even though he’d love to own
his own land again, he’s afraid to risk failure.
Sybil decides to post an advertisement for the perfect husband. As
Devin tries to protect her from being taken advantage of, his feelings
for her grow, but his fear of failing her won’t let him accept her
Both Sybil and Devin have choices, but making the right choice means they could both lose everything.
This anthology is only available until November 1st, but the good news is, it's only .99. After November 1st, the books will be released again, but separately at full price.
About the Author:
Amelia C. Adams has been having far too much fun lately researching horrible diseases and how to treat them for her Nurses of New York series. (You never know what authors will find fascinating.) She's also been bonnet shopping (see visual evidence to the right).
She spends her days frittering and her nights writing and editing. You can learn more about her at www.ameliacadams.com.
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- Reina Torres
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