Our authors have been busy writing and publishing books this past month. Here is what we published in August, 2022
Adella: Already Home Book 7
By Kimberly Grist
In 1917 every man, woman, and child was called to civic duty as the “war to end all wars” encompassed the globe.
When the patriotic call comes, Adella begins her campaign of
encouragement by corresponding with the frightened and lonely soldiers. On the
cusp of adulthood, the young woman is tired of living a cosseted life and hopes
to gain her parent’s support when she wants to volunteer her services to the
war effort. Her mother worries for her safety, but Adella is more concerned for
As a recent college graduate, Gibb is led down a path he never anticipated. And one unexpected meeting at a train station tips all of his carefully laid plans into chaos. In the void, Adella’s words of affection flow across the continents. The image of her smile and the consistency of her letters give him a reason to hope.
Released August 2, 2022
Aebleskiver by Annika: Old Timey Holiday Kitchen Book 11
Annika Nilsdatter juggles her new manager position at the
Riverside Bakery owned by her best friend, Glynna, and being courted by Erich
von Griswald, son of the town’s most prominent banker. A friend, the object of
her young affections from her growing-up years, arrives in town. Suddenly, she
is being flattered by the attentions of two handsome men to the detriment of
the business. Guilt plagues her, but, just for a little while, she wants to
Levka Maksimillian, an undercover Pinkerton agent, is surprised to run into Annika in the town where he’s been assigned a case. At least, he’s in disguise so she didn’t recognize him. But when he’s injured, he has to rely on his good friend’s sister to nurse him back to health. Levka doesn’t want to put Annika in danger, but he has to heal fast. His role in hunting down the head of a theft operation is essential. Will the need for secrecy and their close proximity create a false attraction or a lasting love?
Released August 16, 2022
Bee Sting Cake by Brunhilde: Old Timey Holiday Kitchen Book 12
By Zina Abbott
Fleeing the war-torn German Empire, Brunhilde “Hilde”
Schuster immigrates to the United States where her cousin’s family teaches her
rudimentary English. She finds work as a caretaker for the elderly member of a
family whose German ancestors immigrated decades earlier.
Carl Becker, whose parents fled Germany after the failed 1848 revolution before his birth, feels an attraction to the new companion for the Bergmann Oma. However, he is reluctant to strike up a friendship. Resentful of his mother’s constant pressure to marry a good German girl, he decided years earlier he was born in America, he’s an American, and he will marry an American woman.
In the final weeks of November, Hilde learns of an American holiday called Thanksgiving. What do Pilgrims from England and eating turkey, corn, and pumpkin pie have to do with her? Invited to join her employers’ extended family and friends, in the spirit of celebration, she decides to bake and bring a favorite German dessert —Bienenstich – Bee Sting Cake.
Released August 30, 2022
Courting the Rancher: Sweet Historical Western Romance (Love in Apple Blossom Book 1)
By Kit Morgan
A Town with a Tragic Past
And One Lunatic Sea Captain
Letty Henderson wasn't looking for love. She was looking for more people to sell her milk and beef to. After a tragedy took the lives of her father and brother, it's all she can do to keep her little ranch running. And she wasn't the only one. The same tragedy took the lives of an entire posse, and with a town population of less than thirty, that's a lot. So is it any wonder when six English gents pass through town and offer assistance, that her head is turned in their direction? Can she stop staring at the oldest long enough to tell him what sort of help she needs? Unfortunately, the kind of help the town really needs no one can give. Or can they? Toss in an unlikely matchmaker and find out in this hilarious new series that delivers pure fun and romance!
Released August 31, 2022
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Pre-orders for September:
Sabrina: Runaway Brides of the West, book 6
By Linda Carroll-Bradd
Sabrina Whitmore, daughter of a wealthy railroad investor,
has finally found a man who accepts her suffragist work. On the night before
her wedding, she overhears her fiancé bragging that if he can’t get her to toe
the line after their marriage, he’ll just have her committed to an asylum and
take charge of her inheritance. Sabrina escapes the family mansion with her
maid and rushes to the Philadelphia train station headed toward an aunt in
Denver. When she awakens the morning before her arrival, she discovers her maid
is nowhere to be found and has stolen her clothes and most of her money. While
hunting for her maid, she sees Maeve spirited away by two burly men and is
scared her fiancé is hunting her.
Derrick Burkhardt bumps into a woman matching the description of the governess he hired from a St. Louis agency. Needing to get her settled at the ranch before he leaves for the spring roundup, he does all the talking during the buggy ride. When he returns two weeks later, the ranch is in an uproar over the governess’s unorthodox teaching methods. All Derrick sees are his children at the happiest they’ve been in two years. Will he feel the same when he learns the governess is not who she claims to be?
Releases September 5, 2022
Kissing the Sheriff: Sweet Western Romance (Love in Apple Blossom Book 2)
By Kit Morgan
She's the Law
Which will lose their heart first?
Cassie Laine never wanted to be sheriff, but when her father, Sheriff Laine was ambushed and killed along with his posse, she had little choice. The little town of Apple Blossom was dying. No one in their right mind would take the job! To make matters worse, an annoying Englishman, one of six brothers passing through and now helping some of the townsfolk out, was assigned to her. Why did she have to get the flirty one? If he didn't stop, she was liable to shoot him! But first he had to fix her porch steps and a few other things. Then she'd either arrest him or run him and his brothers out of town. But one person in town was hatching a plan to keep the Englishmen in Apple Blossom. Would their plan work? Or would the town fall into ruin? Find out in this hilarious romp full of pure fun and romance!
Releases September 30, 2022
Pre-orders for October:
Loving Lila: Thanksgiving Brides Book 1
By Zina Abbott
A time for love in nineteenth century America, a time to be thankful.
Shortly before Thanksgiving, 1881, Lila Cleod is called home
from the Iowa City, Iowa, where she works as a nanny and attends the University
of Iowa. However, this Thanksgiving, she doubts she will find much to celebrate
or be thankful for. Her father has died. After the funeral, she will learn if
he left her, his oldest daughter by his first marriage, anything in his will.
She suspects his second wife and Lila’s half-brother, three-year-old Wellborn,
will get the lion’s share. Will she be able to complete her course of study and
qualify to become a teacher?
David Manchester, Junior, having been sent by his father to escort his three younger half-siblings home from a visit to their New York grandparents he does not share, looks forward to returning to his job as his father’s assistant on Littleton, Colorado’s Highline Canal construction project. After reboarding the train in Iowa City, Iowa, his siblings point out a young woman dressed in mourning clothes sitting within the pair of facing benches they formerly occupied. What David notices is the obnoxious, middle-aged drummer leaning over the back of her bench and placing his face too close to her ear. The man's loud bragging had annoyed David since boarding in Chicago. Deciding to not only reclaim his former seats, but hopefully, to rescue the young woman without adding to her discomfort, siblings in hand, he makes a bold move.
Will this Thanksgiving season bring Lila only sorrow, or will it include the promise of love and future blessings?
Releases October 10, 2022
Ellie: Runaway Brides of the West - Book 13
By Zina Abbott
Ellie is on the run from a marriage being forced upon her by her uncle. Her only chance of escape is the man to whom she had been writing for a year. If only his letters spoke of more than friendship.
Paleontologist Rand avoids becoming entangled in marriage. A wife would expect him to stay home with family instead of spending his summers digging for his beloved dinosaur and mammoth bones.
When Ellie arrives in Iowa City, only to discover Rand is gone, his friends send her to the wilderness of southern Wyoming. Will she find love amidst the dirt and rocks or only bones of creatures long dead?
Releases October 17, 2022
Pre-orders for November:
Molasses Cookies by Minnie: Old Timey Holiday Kitchen Book 17
By Marisa Masterson
adjoining claims. Two broken hearts.
Minnie Carver has a brother and sister to provide for and no way to do it. The sudden announcement a run for land in Oklahoma seems sent straight from the Lord.
Reg Baker knows his brother will inherit the family's store--the same brother who married Reg's fiancée. When his father reads about the proposed Oklahoma Land Run, the man offers what Reg will need to set up a store. If only his father could heal his son's broken heart as easily.
Will a rival store owner's gossip ruin the one chance that Minnie and Reg have at healing and true happiness?
Releases November 8, 2022
Noelle: Christmas Quilt Brides Book 3
By Jo-Ann Roberts
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?
Releases 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.
Releases November 28, 2022
Pre-orders for December:
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.