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Vickie McDonough and Heart of a Cowboy

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Bestselling author Vickie McDonough grew up wanting to marry a rancher, but instead married a computer geek who is scared of horses. She now lives out her dreams penning romance stories about ranchers, cowboys, lawmen, and others living in the Old West. Vickie is an award-winning author of more than 40 published books and novellas. Her novels include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series, and End of the Trail, which was the OWFI 2013 Best Fiction Novel winner. Whispers on the Prairie was a Romantic Times Recommended Inspirational Book for July 2013. Song of the Prairie won the 2015 Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Her latest series, Land Rush Dreams, focuses on the Oklahoma land runs.

Vickie has been married forty years to Robert. They have four grown sons, one of whom is married, and a precocious nine-year-old granddaughter. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, antiquing, watching movies, and traveling. To learn more about Vickie’s books or to sign up for her newsletter, visit her website: www.vickiemcdonough.com

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Here’s the blurb for my novella, The Hand-Me-Down Husband, which is the 4th novella in Heart of a Cowboy.

After years of herding cattle for other ranchers, Lance Garrett has finally purchased his own ranch in Northeastern Texas. Life is perfect, until a freak summer storm changes everything. When a tornado hits, his home is severely damaged and his wife is killed. He still has a ranch to run, but now he has a motherless one-year-old to care for—and he’s lost the will to go on.

Ellen Stewart despises Lance Garrett. If not for him dashing into her little sister’s life, stealing her heart, and filling her head with his dreams, Isabelle would still be alive and safe in St. Louis. After receiving a letter from Lance requesting help with Tessa, Ellen rushes to Silver Springs, intent on taking her young niece back home with her. A rugged ranch is no place for a motherless baby. But when she realizes the depth of Lance’s despair and his love fore his daughter, she can’t leave him alone. Though everything within her wants to flee back to the big city, something makes her stay. Tessa needs her father, for one—and Lance needs her.

When some local church members make a stink about Ellen living at Lance’s ranch, he proposes. Ellen never wanted a hand-me-down husband, but could the marriage be God’s will for them both?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Cowboy-Susan-Page-Davis/dp/1943959021/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1457319862&sr=8-1

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Love In Disguise

Love In Disguise, by Carol Cox is a historical romance set in a mining town in Arizona.

Ellie Moore is desperate for a job, but there are few jobs for a respectable woman in Chicago with her skill set. Her funds are running out and she estimates she only has enough money to live in the boarding house for one more week. She overhears two men talking about needing a woman for a job and follows them to the Pinkerton Detective Agency.

Ellie convinces the men that she is the woman for the job and heads off to Arizona to discover who keeps stealing the miner’s silver deliveries.

Stephen, one of the mine owners is desperate to catch the thieves and when Lavinia an older woman shows up in town claiming to want to invest in his mine he is convinced she is his answer to prayer. If he only knew what kind of answer she really is.:)

Love is Disguise is a fantastic mystery and romance set in the west. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and couldn’t wait to find out if I’d guessed correctly about who the bad guys were.

This has nothing at all to do with the book above, but a friend of mine asked me to spread the word about her book. Her message is below.

FREE on Kindle Aug 20-22, Monday-Wed., (possibly available as soon as midnight tonight, I’m not positive of the time zone or when it actually rolls over into ‘free’) The Other Daughter by Miralee Ferrell, contemporary women’s fiction (Christian). This is my debut novel, published in 2007. I’ve had 5 more books release since this one and have grown as a writer, but still love this story.

Dawn Comes Early

In the mood for an awesome western romance?

Dawn Comes Early, by Margaret Brownley follows dime novelist Kate Tenney. Kate’s latest book is banned in Boston and now no one will hire her. With no family or any other skills she replies to a  post seeking an heiress for a cattle ranch in Arizona. Kate hopes that real ranch life is like what she wrote in her books, but quickly finds out she didn’t have a clue. However she is determined to prove herself capable.

Blacksmith Luke Adams is a distraction Kate doesn’t want, and she can’t get him from her mind. But if she is to become heiress of the ranch she must sign a contract to remain single forever.

I thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Brownley’s humor and whit! My favorite line in the whole book– “It was so hot the chickens laid hard boiled eggs.” LOVE that. My apologies to Ms. Brownley if I messed up the wording. I should’ve written it down when I read it.

To read more about Dawn Comes Early and other books by Margaret you can visit her website at http://www.margaretbrownley.com/index.html