Thanks for stopping to smell a Cactus Rose today!
I’m often asked why I write western historical romances. My first response is always the same— “Because I wanted to grow up and marry Little Joe Cartwright.” Seriously, I did. Yeah, I know—me and about fifty million other girls! I guess I’ve always had a thing for cowboys. The 19th century seems like a quieter, simpler time of life, and overall, much more romantic than the 21st century. Immersing myself in researching and writing historical westerns allows me to experience ‘once upon a time and happily ever after’ every time I sit down at my computer.
A touch about my stories:
Mail Order Husband—1870’s Black Hills. She didn’t want a husband, she needed one. He’s caught simply by surprise—drugged and shipped to the Black Hills.
A Wife for Big John—1890’s Northern Minnesota lumber camp. She didn’t need a husband, she needed a job. He passes out the first time they meet…mainly due to the fact she’s acting as a mid-wife by delivering a baby in his bedroom.
An Unbelievable Journey—(Time travel) 1880’s Nebraska. She falls off a cliff in Maine and lands in the Wild West. He’s shocked by her dress, language, and the jewelry in her belly button.
Shotgun Bride-The Quinter Brides Book One—1880’s Southwestern Kansas. She’s traded for a dead horse. He’s knocked unconscious and hogtied. Without choice, they’re married.
An April to Remember—1865 Memphis, Tennessee. She distrusts men—all men. He loves woman—all woman. They’re thrown together in the muddy Mississippi when the historical Sultana explodes.
Rancher McBride—1870’s Northeastern Kansas. She doesn’t want to be a rancher’s wife; she wants to be a rancher. He wants Josie, not some fancy gal. Do clothes make the man, or woman?
Doctor McBride—1870’s Northeastern Kansas. She knows what she wants—Dr. Jake McBride. A McBride’s word is as good as gold, and he promised to leave her alone. He can’t go back on his word, can he?
Sheriff McBride-Lawmen and Outlaws Anthology—1870’s Northeastern Kansas. She knew the law would eventually catch up with her. He knows she’s hiding something, but one kiss proves he’s willing to give up the law for her.
Coming in October: Kendra’s Choice. 1880’s Eastern Colorado. She needs a man—for research. Who’s he to deny the needs of a young, beautiful woman?
And Coming in November: Badland Bride-The Quinter Brides Book Two—(Time Travel) 1880’s Western Kansas. Pregnant and outrunning a mad man, she crawls into the past. He takes her home, and gets the last thing he expects. A wedding.
Reviews for all of these stories are posted in the sidebar of this page.
As you can tell my favorite time period is the Wild West, from the 1860-1900’s. This is also my favorite time to read about. What is your favorite time period, and why? By leaving a comment you’ll be entered in a drawing for an e-book of your choice from those listed above except Sheriff McBride-Lawmen and Outlaws, (due to the fact it is an anthology) and of course those not released yet, Kendra’s Choice and Badland Bride. I will post the winner on Wednesday so be sure to stop by.
Now it’s time to stop and smell the roses of another Wild Rose Press Author: Here’s the links. Enjoy!