Our authors have been busy writing and publishing books this past month. Here is what we published in May:
By Linda Carroll-Bradd
Amity Grenville is set on reaching Oregon’s Sweet Home
Valley, where her aunt and uncle have a farm. They were part of the Great
Migration of 1843, and Amity saved every letter Aunt Beitris wrote, complete
with advice on the journey preparations. Amity is eager for a fresh start, in
the hopes that her husband, Garvey, will find a new vocation in farming and
leave behind his drinking and gambling ways.
Newly finished with his apprenticeship, blacksmith Shawe Creighton can ply his trade just about anywhere so he agrees to throw in with his best friend’s family on the trek to Oregon. With no family ties, he heads west, thinking Oregon is as good as any place to establish a shop. Fun loving by nature, he’s also looking forward to what the adventure will bring.
In St Joseph doing last-minute preparations for the journey, Amity receives the bad news that Garvey was caught cheating and killed over a poker game. Now men are seeking to claim the wagon and team as their recompense. She barely removes her belongings in time but is faced with either marrying a stranger to comply with the wagon train’s rules or remain behind. Taking pity on her plight, Shawe offers marriage and is immediately faced with her two demands--no drinking or gambling. Intrigued by the outspoken woman, he figures the trip won’t be boring. Will a decision made in haste bring disaster, or will the journey forge bonds neither Amity nor Shawe can imagine?
Releases May 1, 2022
Amelia's Proposal: The Reclusive Man Series, Book 11
By P. Creeden
Can an invisible man find the love and acceptance that he's
As a halfbreed, Angus Macawi has never been accepted by his native tribe, or the townsfolk of Fort Pierre. He's lived on the outskirts both literally and figuratively. No one wants anything to do with him--he's invisible to everyone--until he meets Amelia Fletcher. This irksome female refuses to leave him alone, even though he does everything he can to stop her from visiting him, he can't help the feelings she's stirring within him. Would it be okay for him to feel hope for the first time?
Released May 24, 2022
A Match for the Banker: A Sweet Historical Western Romance (Pettigrew Matchmakers Book 4)By Kit Morgan
A poor woman.
And a ruse ...
Tangie Sullivan had a problem. Two actually. Her family's business was failing and worse, the cause was pushing her parents for her hand in marriage. The lout ran the neighborhood, forcing business owners to "pay for his protection". It was only a matter of time before he got what he wanted.
Mason Pratt didn't plan on rescuing a damsel in distress, especially a feisty florist from one of the poorest neighborhoods in Denver. But once he knew her family's predicament, he had to do something. Unfortunately, the only thing he could come up with was to pretend he was said damsel's betrothed. Now both their lives were in danger. Can he save everyone before it's too late? Find out in this fun romp as only Kit Morgan can deliver!
Released: May 24, 2022
Not all of our authors put their books on pre-order. For those who do, advance sales help their sales ranking and are greatly appreciated.
Pre-orders for June:
Joshua's Bride: Land Run Mail Order Brides Book 1
By Zina Abbott
As arable farmland grows scarce, the United States opens up former sections of Indian Territory for homesteading. Those who want to claim land must make a run for it.
Should she claim her own land when he has a claim on her heart?
Rose Calloway feels guilty about living off her sister, Marigold’s, meager schoolmarm’s wages. In spite of taking in sewing, it is not enough to support herself. She sees little future for marriage in a town where people are still struggling from the latest economic depression. She responded to a matrimonial advertisement, and after corresponding for several months, sees great promise for her future with Joshua Kent.
Joshua Kent, landless and working as a farrier, sees promise in the land run planned for the Cherokee Outlet in Oklahoma Territory. Knowing once he claims his land, he will need a wife, he places a matrimonial advertisement. He soon decides Rose Calloway is the woman he wishes to marry. However, once he realizes there might be more applicants than there is available land, he writes and warns Rose he can only marry if he is successful claiming his own homestead.
Marigold, realizing the land run will bring new families, sees there will be a need for teachers and a chance to achieve her dream. She decides to make her own land claim and insists Rose is welcome to join her.
Rose is homeless unless she marries or goes with her sister. She holds a certificate for the latest Oklahoma land run in one hand and the final letter from Joshua Kent in the other. Her dream is to marry Joshua, not own land. What will she do now?
Releases June 3, 2022
Bolton's Bride: Land Run Mail Order Brides Book 2 Kindle Edition
By Kimberly Grist
Orphaned as a young girl, Ellie longs for a life she’s only
read about in books. To escape a desperate situation, she heads west as a
mail-order bride, narrowing her choice of spouse to three brothers, a
millwright, a businessman, and a horse trainer, all searching for a marriage of
convenience which will provide the inheritance that will finance the family’s
business venture in Oklahoma.
Newspapers claim the unchartered territory is a land where streams flow with milk and the heavens rain down a supply of honey. Will her road lead to the Promised Land?
Releases June 6, 2022
Brewster's Baby: The Land Run Mail Order Brides Book 4
By Marisa Masterson
He wants her, needs her. But, will he ever trust her?
Hetty Fields must find a home after her father's sudden death. Michael Brewster needs a wife as he sets up a new business.
Should she have warned him about the baby? And
why didn't he tell her they were rushing into Oklahoma to claim land?
If you enjoy sweet romance set against historical events, this book is one for you to read!
Releases June 13, 2022
Pre-Orders for July:
Rosie's Gamble: Land Run Mail Order Brides, Book 9
By Linda Carroll-Bradd
After seeing her mother die in childbirth, Rosabelle Ardmore decides to become a doctor. Her self-funded education takes longer than she’d hoped. When she returns to the job promised upon her graduation, she discovers the hometown doctor has died. His replacement has no use for a female doctor. Nor do two other offices where she applied. Rosie takes a chance on answering an ad for a mail-order bride for a man intent on the Cherokee Strip Land Run. Surely, people populating a new town will accept medical care wherever they can get it.
Beck Shepherd returned empty-handed from the 1889 Oklahoma land run. Trying it alone didn’t work. He vows to win a plot this time, but he needs a partner to achieve his dream of opening a mercantile. The easiest way is to arrange for a wife so he places an ad in a matrimonial newsletter. Ideally, level-headed Beck would like more time to decide, but Rosie’s two letters reveal the heart of a woman as determined as he is for a new start. But her bold plan for securing a claim might be the act that tears them apart…forever.
Releases July 1, 2022
Ainsley: Sweet Historical Western Romance (Love Train Series Book 8)
By Jo-Ann Roberts
Some people come into your life as lessons…
Unexpected fatherhood finds former bank detective, Lucas Harmon desperate for a woman to care for his orphaned nieces. A governess…perhaps? A housekeeper…maybe? A wife…definitely not! Six years ago the wealthy Chicago socialite he planned to wed, publicly spurned his affections. Despite his determination to guard his feelings, a meddling matchmaking conductor and an encounter with a past acquaintance threatens to upend his heart.
…some come as blessings
Anxious to leave behind the whispers and stares of two failed engagements, Boston socialite, Ainsley MacKenzie hopes for solitude on her way to New Hope, Kansas. But when the kindly conductor enlists her help to care for two orphaned girls, she couldn’t say no. Little did she know their uncle and guardian was the one man she couldn’t forget… Lucas Harmon.
Taking a chance, Ainsley offers Lucas an unusual (some might say, scandalous!) arrangement. She’ll look after the children, read them stories and cook their meals until Christmas, giving Lucas time to find a permanent replacement. Yet, the longer she cares for the family the more she longs to be part of it—whatever the risk to her heart.
Releases July 15, 2022