Our authors have been busy writing to bring you your next favorite stories. Here is what we published in January!
Lauren: Rescue Me - (Mail Order Brides) Book 2
By Zina Abbott
Lauren Traylor is traveling to Rawlins, Wyoming to marry a
sheep rancher she met through an advertisement. Much to her dismay, a thief
snatches her reticule and runs off with her tickets and most of her money. What
she still has tucked away on her person is not enough to buy a replacement
ticket. She is offered a way to earn her fare plus extra funds, but it means
she must delay meeting her intended.
Jeb Carter, Union Pacific Special Agent, is sent to Laramie, Wyoming, to discover who is behind a string of train robberies. He plans to work solo—he always works solo—but his boss has other ideas. He comes upon a hapless damsel in distress stuck at the Omaha Union Depot. Much to his dismay, he soon receives orders to escort her to a crossroads town on the train line. There, she will work for a busy restaurant while gathering information. He is to be her contact.
Lauren encounters an unforeseen development. Jeb joins a posse search that ends in tragedy. In the process of searching for train robbers, will they be robbed of their futures?
Released January 9, 2023
Wooing the Undertaker: Sweet Western Romance Love in Apple Blossom Book 4
By Kit Morgan
A Man Determined to Go Home
And One Little Library …
After her father was killed by outlaws, Jean Campbell was forced to take on the role of undertaker. Like so many other women in Apple Blossom, she did what had to be done after a devastating tragedy took the lives of an entire posse. But months later, things were becoming hard, and she wasn’t sure what to do. And that’s when they came to town. Six English brothers who took it upon themselves to help those in need. And so far, three of the brothers had found love. But Jean knew that wasn’t about to happen to her. After all, who wanted to woo an undertaker?
Wallis Darling wasn’t looking for love. He was looking for a way to back to England and with as many of his brothers as possible. Problem was, three were already planning on marrying, and two of them had decided to stay. If Wallis’ older brother Phileas fell in love and stayed on, their father’s dreaded title and estate would fall to him! The thought made him shudder. He liked his freedom and had to make sure his older brother didn’t come under love’s spell. But how? Then he got an idea. What if Phileas thought Wallis was in love? Would he hightail it back to England to do his duty? Wallis hoped so. Now all he had to do was find someone willing to fake a courtship. And then of course, talk her into it.
Released January 16, 2023
Pre-orders for February:
By Marisa Masterson
She fell in
love with an ideal. Too bad the man that she meets is so different.
Jack Dixon knew his mother was right. It was time he married. He'd go along with whatever she writes in her letter to the matchmaker.
Priscilla Pringle fell in love with the man who wrote such a tender letter. Too bad that when she meets the man in Missouri, he is the complete opposite. She'd leave and return immediately. But what would happen to the orphaned piglet she is bottle feeding?
Will she stay after the piggy is weaned? Is Jack the only one who needs to change to make their marriage work?
Releases February 10, 2023
Elise: Rescue Me - (Mail Order Brides) Book 8
By Zina Abbott
Desperate to reach the United States, Elise Meyer accepts a marriage offer from a New York German-speaking widower in exchange for her first working three years as a nanny for his two children while he finishes his university education. Once she arrives in New York, she discovers the situation is not what she agreed to. She soon realizes the children’s grandfather, a displaced Prussian landowner, does not have honorable intentions. One night, after he attacks her, she grabs a knife and fights back. Worried she might have killed him, she flees.Kurt Neumann recently finished his eleven-year enlistment and is relieved to see the last of the U.S. Army. While he was in, although he fought when needed, he spent most of his time cooking for the troops. Having saved most of his earnings, he is now in limbo while he decides what to do with his future. He meets a pretty German woman who speaks limited English. The German he learned from his grandmother is limited, but enough he can communicate. Once they realize a detective is after Elise, intent on taking her back to answer for her crime, Kurt must make a decision. Will he avoid complications by walking away, or will he help her escape?
Releases February 20, 2023
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A Match for Gabe (The Matchmaker, Agatha Returns, Book 8)
By Kimberly Grist
A harsh, scar-faced, rancher, An impulsive, whimsical teacher go together like dandelions and daydreams. Well, she thinks so anyway…
Callie Ann Dixon’s impulsive nature has cost her a teaching position. Destitute, she agrees to seek the help of a matchmaker. She believes there’s a happily ever after within reach for everyone, and she’ll work hard to make her dream come true. Casting her past failures aside, she’s thrilled with the idea of moving west and requests a match with someone who embraces adventure and will be enthusiastic about building a romantic relationship.
Gabe Russell, former solider and regimented rancher, isn’t looking for love. Instead, he needs a cook, housekeeper, and babysitter for his four younger siblings. Hence, his request to the matchmaker includes, “My desired match should be a no-nonsense, hard-working woman who knows the importance of following a schedule.
Releases March 1, 2023
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Treise: Rescue Me - (Mail Order Brides) book 14
By Linda Carroll-Bradd
Printer’s assistant Treise O’Hara works with her father who
runs a small-circulation newspaper but wishes she could be a reporter
investigating stories. Father publishes a controversial op-ed about an
unscrupulous business owner in Philadelphia. The newspaper office is invaded, and
equipment is broken. Father is beaten and carted away. Hiding in a storage
cupboard, Treise witnesses the attack and recognizes the thugs and who their
boss is. She overhears their intention to bury him so she’s forced to go into
hiding and stays in her cousin, Eveleen’s, room where she works as a maid. The
women make a plan to answer ads for mail-order brides in the small city. Treise
is counting on disappearing behind a new last name.
Sheriff Paxon Waldemarr works hard to keep the lawless element in Laramie, Wyoming Territory, under control. His brother and sis-in-law were killed in a robbery, leaving a five-year-old daughter in Paxon’s care. He runs an ad for a mail-order bride, hoping for someone to care for his niece and maintain a household. His work life is hectic, and he wants calm at home. What he doesn’t expect is a determined suffragette intent on securing the vote for women in the new government. If her actions reflect on his career, how will their marriage survive?
Releases April 3, 2023
Luella: Rescue Me - (Mail Order Brides) Book 15
By P. Creeden
What has possessed Luella to ever consider being a mail-order bride?
In order to escape the abusive life she has in North Carolina, Luella Carter decides to answer an advertisement for a mail-order bride. The gentleman who placed the ad claims to only want companionship and help around the house, and does not need love, children, or other wifely duties. This seems to suit Luella just fine, but when she arrives, she wonders if this was all a big mistake.
Cyrus Brady is the town's undertaker, and as such, he knows what it means to be an outcast. But his lonely life of solitude is horribly interrupted by his sister who takes it upon herself to advertise for a mail-order bride back east for him. Now a young woman has arrived, ready to become his bride, and Cyrus doesn't know if he's ready to become a husband.
April 10, 2023
Abilene: Rescue Me - (Mail Order Brides) Book 17
By Kimberly Grist
A marriage made in Heaven, a hard-hearted Sheriff and a
bootlegger's daughter go together like moonshine and bad decisions. Will she
find a way to penetrate the barriers of his heart?
Daughter of a bootlegger and hopeless romantic, Abilene is on the run and looking for her happily ever after – including an understanding husband, a house in the country, and tranquility. Sheriff Mark Joseph needs a practical wife who understands that chaos is part of his job and tenderness, love, and affection amount to sentimental hogwash. Will she find a way to penetrate the barriers of his heart?
Releases April 24, 2023
Winning the Widow's Heart (Mended Hearts)
By Jo-Ann Roberts
She was branded as a traitor to
He was her sworn enemy.
A marriage of convenience would be perilous…wouldn’t it?
In the summer of 1864 in Roswell, Georgia, war widow Sofie Bishop struggles to manage the small family vineyard on her own. The War Between the States took her husband and her way of life. Now, with the taxes due, she’s about to lose her home. Her only option? Finding work at the Ivy Woolen Mill.
Her woes only continue to worsen when the Yankees arrive on Roswell’s doorstep and destroy the mill. Branded as a “traitor” for making fabric for Confederate uniforms, she is arrested and transported north with the women and children who worked in the mill.
Captain Seth Ramsey, a dashing, surprisingly courteous officer and a gentleman, is not what Sofie expects from a Union soldier. Despite her misgivings of falling for the enemy, she finds herself drawn to the handsome officer.
She didn’t think she could lose much more to the Yankees.
But she was wrong.
Releases April 25, 2023