Kirsten Osbourne, USA Today bestselling author, knows how to write romance. Each book is an experience that transplants the reader, indulging them in decadence, intense emotion and sweeping love. Hailing from the state of Wisconsin, she has lived in Texas for over thirty years as a mother, writer, and wife. Married to the love of her life for more than fifteen years, she knows that true love exists and shares that vision with the world.
She writes contemporary and historical romance as well and also ventures into the realm of paranormal romance. She invites you to join her in her world of fantasy, love, and make believe, no matter the location, where there is always a happily ever after at the end.
Amelia C. Adams is a wife, a mother, and a novelist. She spends her days dreaming up stories and her nights writing them down. Her biggest hero is her husband, and you might just see bits and pieces of him as you read her novels.
She loves all things historical and enjoys learning about days gone by, but she's glad she was born more recently (she won't say how recently or not recently) because the Internet is awesome, and she's glad she doesn't have to wash her clothes by hand in a galvanized tub. She has hit Amazon bestseller status twice, once for A Clean Slate and once for A Clear Hope.
Cassie Hayes, Bestselling author, grew up pretending she was Laura Ingalls (before that pesky Almanzo arrived on the scene) in the middle of Oregon farm country. She writes sweet stories about love and adventure in the Old West and lives with her husband and cat on the Pacific Ocean.
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Kristin Holt, USA Today Bestselling Author, writes Sweet Romances (G- and PG-rated) set in the Victorian American West. While secular in nature, her titles are "Appropriate for All Audiences" and appeal to selective readers and fans of Christian historical romance.
Readers are welcome to contact Kristin on her website (www.KristinHolt.com) with questions, feedback, comments, or just to say hello. She enjoys connecting with readers and replies to every (reasonable) email. Her site offers links to social media, previews of upcoming releases, book lists, an ever-growing cache of articles about all things "Old West", and more!
Margery Scott is the author of more than twenty romance novels, novellas and short stories. She lives on a lake in Canada with her husband, and spends as much time as possible travelling in search of the perfect setting for her next book. When sheâs not writing, you can usually find her wielding a pair of knitting needles or a pool cue. She loves to hear from readers.
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MAIL ORDER MIDWIFE by Kirsten Osbourne - Widowed midwife Patsy Lawrence spent too much time working and not enough with her young daughter. She knew Emily's childhood would be over before she realized it, so she responded to an ad for a mail-order bride, hoping for a better future for them both.
Dr. Wesley Hardy needed a wife to complete him, so he sent a letter to a mail-order bride agency back East, hoping to find someone compatible. When he received a letter from a widow with a young daughter, he was thrilled with everything but her profession. Could he live with the fact that his new bride was a midwife? Or would they be destined to live without love for the rest of their days?
A BROKEN WING by Amelia C. Adams - Bored beyond all reason while riding a train from Missouri to Colorado, Trinity Scott amuses herself by imagining things about the passengers around her, including the handsome man sitting across the aisle. With his dark curly hair and warm brown eyes, heâs certainly intriguing, and the fact that his arm is in a sling makes him all the more a curiosity.
But when three dangerous men board the train, her desire for adventure and excitement takes a sinister turn, and she must call on her inner strength to do whatâs needed to survive.
THE MARSHALâS REBELLIOUS BRIDE by Cassie Hayes - U.S. Marshal Curtis âGriffâ Griffith is on the trail of a wanted man. The last thing he needs is to be distracted by the newest resident of the Dalton Brothers Ranch. So why does he keep returning? Itâs certainly not to see the beautiful-but-bullheaded Catherine James.
Catherine has no interest in men or marriage, but there arenât many choices for single ladies to earn a living on a remote Texas ranch. When she discovers that she holds the key to capturing the outlaw â and collecting some of the reward â she doesnât hesitate to force Griffâs hand.
Will they kill each other before they find the murderer, or will they risk their damaged hearts for a shot at a new life?
COURTING MISS CARTWRIGHT by Kristin Holt - Courtship, by the book, is supposed to be easyâ¦
As the daughter of an unwed mother, Felicity Percival is accustomed to rejection. Her mother was her only family ... until she is summoned to the reading of her father's will. To learn he was a married preacher with a second daughter horrifies her. The stipulations attached to her inheritance infuriate her. The last thing she expects is the emergence of truths that destroy her life-long beliefs. The last thing she wants is to feel the blush of first love for a man she can't have.
The road to Happily Ever After should not be rocky, especially for level-headed, rule-following Rocky Gideon. His courtship of the ministerâs daughter is successful and on track, surviving everything life throws at them â¦ except the appearance of the preacherâs other daughter. Felicity asks too many questions, forces him to evaluate his carefully constructed plan, and somehow steals his heart.
Rocky desperately needs a solid marriage that will go the distance â¦ so why does he yearn for the wrong sister?
WANTED: THE PERFECT HUSBAND by Margery Scott - Sybil Franklin needs a husbandâfast! In order to keep her ranch, she must be married within thirteen days. Devin McGregor meets all her requirements and comes highly recommended, but he has no interest in marriage.
Devin McGregor had a ranch once, a fiancÃ©e, a future. He made a mistake, and it cost him everything. Now, even though heâd love to own his own land again, heâs afraid to risk failure.
Sybil decides to post an advertisement for the perfect husband. As Devin tries to protect her from being taken advantage of, his feelings for her grow, but his fear of failing her wonât let him accept her proposal.
Interview With Author Kristin Holt
1. Describe yourself in 50 words or less.
I'm a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. I believe kindness matters, people matter, and "nice matters". Mail Order Bride Collection: A Timeless Romance Anthology recently made the USA Today Bestseller's List--I'm honored! I'm a Christian who writes secular Sweet (clean) Victorian Westerns, Romance Appropriate For All Audiences.
2. What do you love most in the world?
Outside of incomparable, irreplaceable individuals and my relationships with them, I'd have to say I love quality fiction most in the world. I love to immerse myself in reading.
3. What do you fear most?
Is it acceptable to admit I genuinely don't fear? Sure, I'd rather not find myself a (relatively) young widow. I'd rather not experience another allergic reaction to bees. But in the big perspective, my faith in God is the antidote of fear.
4. What is your largest unfulfilled dream, and what are you doing to reach it?
I had to think about this one for a good long while. For so many years, seeing my books in print and enjoyed by people outside my immediate circle of family and friends would have been my largest unfulfilled dream. Now that I've achieved that benchmark, (and the pleasure of the USA Today Bestseller list) I guess, as of today, my largest unfulfilled dream is to make the NYT Bestseller list. In order to reach it, I simply need to keep writing, keep learning the craft of fiction, continue working hard, and refuse to settle for anything but my personal best.
5. What is the hardest thing you've ever done?
I've conquered a personal "Mount Everest"...or three: I lost 70 pounds and kept it off for many years, I survived the deliveries of my four children (including one C-section), and many highly personal and emotional catastrophes. More important than the difficulty quotient or what, precisely, I did, are the lessons learned: I am more resilient than I believed possible, and my faith in God is never misplaced.
6. Now that we've gotten to know each other, tell me a story. It can be long or short. From your childhood or last week. Funny, sad, or somewhere in between. Just make sure it's yours. What's your story?
Once upon a time, a woman lived in the Rocky Mountains of the West. She was neither old nor young, fat nor thin, stylish nor plain. She loved to sew, to make everything from dresses to suits to men's shirts to tote bags for books.
One day this lady went to the local fabric store to buy more fabric. She'd heard that She Who Dies With The Most Fabric Wins. Though she had no idea what prize the champion would win, she determined to attempt to take her cloth-buying hobby to infinity and beyond.
In her desire to save a few dollars, thus increasing her capacity to purchase more cloth and notions, the woman brought her adult daughter along on the shopping trip. This daughter, a high school math teacher, was the proud owner of a perpetual 15% off discount at the fabric and craft store. This magical discount was available to all in the teacher's household, as long as the teacher was present.
At the check-out, the lady's adult daughter presented her teacher's discount card to obtain the much-desired discount.
The clerk--a girl who was definitely more young than old--took one look at the lady who must have appeared more old than young with her hair of silver and white and gray and with a great deal of confusion announced, "But she gets 20% off today."
The silver-haired lady (in constant pursuit of more fabric, zippers, thread, and buttons) had no idea what the young clerk meant. The lady shared a surprised moment with her daughter the math teacher, hoping the math somehow made sense to one who thought in numbers rather than English. 15%? 20%?
The mysterious 5% made no sense to the lady until in the heat of the parking lot where it suddenly made a great deal of sense. The silver-haired lady laughed. "The clerk thinks I qualify for the Senior Discount!"
That shopping day happened to be a Wednesday, the one day when Senior Citizens received a 20% discount, just for being old. "She didn't bother to check my I.D. or she'd see I'm only forty-nine.
Six years too young to qualify--if and only if (a math term) Seniors, in her world, are 55 and not 65."
That day, the silver-and-gray haired lady decided she could be cranky that the young clerk misjudged her age or she could laugh about the extra 5% savings. Neither young nor old, the lady with the gray hair decided to laugh and smile and share her story.
Just like fabric, a lady can never have too much laughter. So the lady decided, too, that the ageless advice should go like this, instead: She Who Dies With The Most Laughter Wins.
And the silver-haired lady lived, happily ever after.
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