Monday, May 8, 2017


Welcome Samantha Bayarr
the newest contributing author on the Sweet Americana Sweethearts blog.

About Samantha Bayarr:

          Samantha Bayarr, a former Paralegal, has written over 100 Christian Fiction Books in Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Western Romance, Amish Romance, and Amish Suspense.

          She lives in an historical home in a small town in Florida with her husband, John Foster, who writes children's books. Samantha illustrates her husband's books, the first in the series entitled: Walla Walla and the Great Pirate Adventure. Check out these wonderful stories with a Christian message and over 50 full-color illustrations in each book.

          Samantha Bayarr founded Livingston Hall Publishers in 2002. Named after her great, great grandfather, Edward Livingston Hall, who owned a publishing house in the late 1800's, until his passing; Samantha resurrected this legacy as a way of honoring him for passing onto her his love for the written word.

          Working in the production aspect of publishing has provided her with the expertise needed to produce develop and design books from the inside out. When it came time to publish her own work, her experience in the field lent her the ability to produce several genres, specializing in Christian Historical Romance, Amish Romance, and Amish Mysteries.

          Her first book series, Little Wild Flower, an Amish Romance, was borne from her up-close encounters with the Amish community she lived near in Indiana until 1995 when she moved to Florida.

Connect with Samantha:

Website ~ Blog ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram
Amazon Author Page

Samantha’s two most recent books are the following:

Western Mail Order Brides: Sweet Clean Western Historical Romance Collection

3 Book Collection:
BOOK ONE: Maddie Hawkins answers an advertisement posted at the General Store for silver mine shares being given away to women.
When she arrives in Tombstone in the spring of 1885, she is informed the only way she can collect those shares is to marry one of the miners in town, due to a shortage of women in Arizona Territory.

Broke, Maddie is unable to return home, so her only choice is to marry a complete stranger. Calamities unfold as a result of her decision, and she soon regrets putting her signature to the contract.When all the available suitors meet her at the Founder's Day picnic, she is appalled by the choices, and the only man suitable is already promised to another bride.Wanting to marry for love, Maddie fears her dreams of a happy married life will not come to pass if she accepts the conditions of the Bride Dowry.

BOOK TWO: When Belle Calhoun steps off the stage into Tombstone Arizona in the spring of 1885, she never dreamed she'd arrive just in time to witness a hanging, to get into a tussle with a saloon owner, to have to borrow a dress from a saloon girl, or to attend a stranger's funeral, all within her first hour in town.When her circumstances suddenly find her without her intended mail order groom, Belle has a hard time staying out of trouble when his brother threatens to raffle her off to the highest bidder.

Dalton, who has vowed to protect her, can't do that when he gets himself into some trouble of his own with the new deputy.

BOOK THREE: When two brothers send away for a mail order bride for domestic reasons, they find themselves with more trouble than they bargained for, and each will do anything they can to get out of marrying her!

Lizzie Ramsey traveled to Tombstone on her last dollar and a promise. When she arrives to find her dream is nothing more than a domestic nightmare, she sets out to teach the Bodine Brothers a lesson they won’t soon forget.

Purchase this book by CLICKING HERE.

Mail Order Brides: A Noose Fit for a Bride: Christian Western Historical Romance (Western Mail Order Brides II Book 1)

Stand-alone book. 
When  Alvira Prickett travels to Tombstone, Arizona, to get away from the over-bearing man her father is trying to force her to marry for his own financial benefit, she gets mixed up in the robbery of the stagecoach by mistake. Now, it's up to Sheriff Hurley Grinshaw, to keep her neck out of the noose. Will he save her, despite the fact she lied to him about being his mail-order-bride, or will he send her and her con-artist father packing?

Purchase this book by CLICKING HERE.


  1. Welcome Samantha, it is a pleasure. I'm thrilled you get to follow your passion and also to share your legacy with others. I wish you and your husband continued success. Doris

    1. Thank you. I'm thrilled to be here. I have a lot to share, and I can be long-winded sometimes :)

  2. Welcome Samantha! Wow--what a resume you have! I look forward to your posts here at Sweet Americana Sweethearts and getting to know you better.

  3. Welcome Samantha. Wow over a 100 books. That is impressive. It must be fun married to a writer, too. Although, I can see that could have some funny moments.

    1. Thank you. My husband wasn't a writer until recently when God decided to change his employment. He was a UPS driver for over 20 years, and an injury to his elbow that caused nerve damage forced him into early retirement. That's when I encouraged him to start putting down the many stories he would tell to make me laugh down on the page and make them books. God gave him a second chance career. He has a real calling for writing children's books, and it is a lot of fun brain-storming stories with him. The best part is, he's very supportive of the hours I spend writing :)