Saturday, October 1, 2022

Look what our authors published in September!


Our authors have been busy writing and publishing books this past month. Here is what we published in September, 2022

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?

Released September 5, 2022


A Match for the Adventurer: Sweet Historical Western Romance (Pettigrew Matchmakers Book 6)

By Kit Morgan

A Man in Search of a Wife
A Woman in Search of her Freedom
And the greed that seeks to keep them apart ...

Nell Elliott thought she had a good life. But when her stepmother begins acting strangely, she's not so sure anymore. She's coming to her wit's end and doesn't know what to do. Then the famous Mrs. Pettigrew comes to town and instead of helping, seems to make matters worse. Toss in the handsome Bennett Heston, and it's all she can do to keep her heart in check. So what if she only met him a couple of times before now? He makes her days brighter and her heart sing!

Mrs. Pettigrew is keeping a close eye on them, hoping to make a match. But she's not the only one. And a match isn't in the making if they have their way.

Enjoy this sweet, clean historical western that's full of pure fun and romance!

Released September 19, 2022


Susannah's Choice: Courting Chaos - Book 12

By P. Creeden

Susannah Carver is a cursed redhead. Although she was engaged to be married once, her fiancé broke their engagement, and now she’s certain she’ll end up like the red headed librarian in town, a spinster. No matter, with looking for a suitor out of the way, she can just concentrate on herself and study to become a nurse. When she hears of the need for nurses and doctors out west, she heeds the call.

But when she arrives in the mining town of Silver Hills, she’s warned that she should never go out after dark unaccompanied. And the doctor she’s gone to work for has hopes that she might become his bride as well. When the circuit judge also makes a proposal to her, Susannah feels she might just go insane. She’s only been in Colorado for four days, and she’s already had two proposals. Maybe her curse has come to an end?

Released September 23, 2022


Kissing the Sheriff: Sweet Western Romance (Love in Apple Blossom Book 2)

By Kit Morgan

He's a Rake
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!

Released September 30, 2022


Under the Stone: Early Women Doctors in Evergreen Cemetery


Doris A. McCraw

Women physicians along with their male counterparts came to Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, Colorado, to practice their profession and aid the health seekers who were flocking to the area. This short reference book tells the story of the women doctors who were medical school graduates and/or were licensed to practice medicine who are buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

(Although not historical romance, this non-fiction book about women doctors of the late 1800s-early 1900s might be interesting to those who enjoy learning more about the real women who inspire historical fiction.)

Released September 1, 2022

Not all of our authors make their books available on pre-order. However, for those who do, those advance sales go a long way toward boosting their sales rankings. Here are future releases:

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

Two 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


Olive : Christmas Quilt Brides Book 1

By Kimberly Grist

A woman running from her past, a confirmed bachelor determined to protect his heart, and a town committed to sharing the Christmas spirit by matchmaking. Can a Christmas quilt be the spark that ignites their love, melts their stubborn resolve, and uncovers their hidden desire?

Twenty-one-year-old Olive is sick of living her father's lifestyle as an itinerant preacher turned peddler. The latest tar-and-feather incident has made her desperate enough to enlist in a matchmaking venture, of all things—anything to escape further humiliation. Olive accepts a job as a seamstress in Carrie Town, Texas, where single men outnumber women thirty to one. But the last thing on her mind is matrimony. No man is going to tell her how to live her life. Olive would rather spend the rest of her life chained to a sewing machine.

November 11, 2022


Marigold: Christmas Quilt Brides Book 2

By Zina Abbott

She never wanted children of her own.
He never wanted a wife.
Without a family to care about him, he could end up in an orphanage.

Content with being a spinster schoolteacher, Marigold Calloway never thought she was the kind of woman who wanted her own children. She never suspected she had a maternal bone in her body until, after her younger sister, Rose, whom Marigold had raised from the time the girls were orphaned, married. Rose wishes to stay close to Marigold and enjoy her sister’s company on occasion, but she no longer needs Marigold to order her life.

Marigold discovers one of her young students is in dire straits. It soon becomes apparent the boy needs a new home. Caring for him and his dying mother fills the void in her heart. Unfortunately, the law requires that she must be married before she can apply for guardianship.

After mustering out of the Army, George Jenson is unsure about his future. The only skill he gained he might find useful in civilian life was constructing housing and other buildings for the forts dotting the frontier West. A confirmed bachelor, he moves in with his brother, who claimed a homestead parcel in the 1893 Cherokee Outlet Land Run. Located near booming Ponca City, surely, with all the new homes and businesses that need to be built, he should be able to find work. He accepts a job to help the take-charge schoolmarm build her house. Will something greater build between him and Marigold?

If you enjoyed reading about Rose Calloway’s romance in Joshua’s Bride, you will also enjoy reading about her older sister’s romance.

Releases November 18, 2022


Cherishing Caitlin : Thanksgiving Brides Book 6

By Linda Carroll-Bradd

Returning from caring for a sick aunt, Caitlyn O’Mara travels back to the ranch, anxious to return to her horse breeding program. A charming stranger boards the stagecoach, and she enjoys a flirtation. When a broken wheel rolls the coach, everyone is injured and alone on the Texas prairie.

Mateo Beltran is on his way to investigate specially trained horses. He’s on the lookout for cutting horses to give him the edge for the roping event in the newly established professional rodeo. An accident leaves him injured with his future career in jeopardy.

Determined they are the most physically fit, Caitlyn and Mateo lean on each other to reach the next stagecoach stop. Trust develops but will it last when they discover an unknown connection?

Releases November 21, 2022


Noelle:  Christmas Quilt Brides Book 3

By Jo-Ann Roberts

A 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:


Holle: Christmas Quilt Brides book 4

By Linda Carroll-Bradd

In Holle Lambrecht’s experience, love is a curse. She’s been engaged twice but remains unmarried. Her first fiancé died, and the second one jilted her two days before the wedding. Then the man who paid for her train ticket to bring her to Montana as a mail-order bride rejected her because of her partial deafness. Abandoned, she must find a job and settles in a working-class neighborhood just like the one she hoped to escape.

Widower Eduard Lambrecht discovers his late wife’s Christmas quilt suffered in storage since the last season. He takes it to a seamstress shop, where he learns the woman with the skills to repair it is also the mail-order bride his cousin rejected. Unaccustomed to facing open hostility, he works to gain the woman’s trust. A near tragedy draws them close, but is it enough to base a future on?

Releases December 2, 2022


Winnie's Christmas Wishes: Westward Home and Hearts

By Marisa Masterson

Winnie Simpson knows why people like her. She works hard and tries to make all their wishes come true. She's determined to do the same for her husband when she travels to be a mail order bride.

Surprisingly, her new family doesn't appreciate what she does. Her husband only smiles kindly and nods after each meal. His son does the same whenever she does something for them. Impersonal and polite. And the daughter is a terror.

Winnie is sure that giving them the perfect Christmas will win their love. This Christmas, Winnie will receive the gift of understanding the real love.

Releases December 9, 2022


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.

Releases December 27, 2022 

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