A Christmas Wreath for Whitney: Mail Order Brides’ First Christmas #8

Whitney Smith always knew her aunt and uncle didn’t love her. It’s no surprise when she learns they sold her to Sheldon Walker to pay off their gambling debts. Adventure tells her to answer an ad from a sheriff in Montana looking for a wife in time for Christmas. Desperation tells her to steal the [...]

A Christmas Wish for Clara: Mail-Order Brides’ First Christmas Book #7

Clara Gibbs has wanted nothing more than a husband and family her whole life, but not one bachelor in Norcross Georgia had ever shown any interest in her until now. She had spent most of her youth taking care of her ailing father, only to find out upon his death that he was the very [...]

A Christmas Comfort for Elsie: Mail-Order Brides’ First Christmas Book #6

Orphaned in a basket with her twin sister, Elsie has grown up scrubbing and cleaning the orphanage in exchange for room and board. Her eighteenth birthday comes with the shocking announcement that she has a husband waiting and she must board the train at once to go meet him. The headmistress insists on sending the [...]

A Christmas Kiss for Kate: Mail-Order Brides’ First Christmas Book #5

From Chicago's crowded slums to the bright Wyoming prairie... Tortured with guilt over his first wife’s death, Chase Mayer closed his heart, leaving only a little room for his daughter Pearl. But Pearl is growing up, and even though Chase can’t imagine marrying for love, he knows Pearl needs a mother — even if it [...]

A Christmas Hope for Regina: Mail-Order Brides’ First Christmas Book #4

Secrets and scars gave him a stony heart. All she has left is hope. And Christmas is on the way. Regina had answered the letter and left her home in Missouri to make her way to the mountains of Colorado. That was in April. She’d come full of hope with the expectation of starting a [...]

A Christmas Card for Krista: Mail-Order Brides’ First Christmas Book #3

When Krista Franklin boards a stagecoach in St. Joseph, Missouri, she has no idea her whole life will change in the next two weeks. Acting as a companion for her sister, Krista finds herself falling in love with one of their fellow travelers. But if she follows the desires of her heart, the action could [...]

A Christmas Child for Callie: Mail-Order Brides’ First Christmas Book #2

An Impossible Dream A childhood injury left her with a limp and, the doctor told her, the inability to have children. But Callie yearned to be a mother. Calliope Perkins has been told she can never have children but does that really mean she cannot be a mother? Jacob Becker’s wife died giving birth. No [...]

A Christmas Coat for Abigail: Mail-Order Brides’ First Christmas Book #1

Miss Abigail Baraquin became a Mail-Order Bride to escape the threat of life in a bordello. After such a delightful exchange of letters, she never expected her prospective husband to be a drunken liar, nor did she expect a total stranger to step in and marry her. Mr. David Ferguson was the black sheep of [...]

The Titanic Orphans #Titanic #TitanicStories #historical

Imagine getting full custody of your two young boys and then waking up to realize one day they are missing. Then imagine finding out weeks later they were living with some woman in New York because their father, after kidnapping them, fled the country with the boys on the ill-fated Titanic that sank in the [...]

“Titanic comes to life in this beautiful novel!”

The gossip had spread across Ireland. People talked of her speed, size, and how even God couldn’t sink her. Titanic—the ship that could forever change their lives. With Ireland on the brink of war, passengers Esme and her husband Declan board the luxury steamer headed to America. While her husband dreams of a better life [...]

Addergoole Fourteen #Titanic #TitanicStories #StoriesfromtheTitanic

In April of 1912, fourteen people who were friends and relatives from the small town of Addergoole Ireland, left for Queenstown to board the Titanic. If you have the time, I highly encourage you to watch this documentary on these fourteen souls, eleven of whom perished in the sinking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4oEedkYtaA   If you want to [...]

The car that went down with the Titanic . . . #historicalromance #amwriting #writing

Remember in the movie Titanic where Jack and Rose finally get it on in the car that is stored down in the cargo hold? Yeah, well, sorry to ruin the moment for you, but actually, in real life, they couldn't have done it. Well, I mean, if they were real they could have done it, [...]

The REAL woman behind A Road Paved in Copper #sweetandspicyromance #romance #historicalromance #western #amreading

I've gotten this question before, and the answer is yes. So what is the question? "Have I ever used real women as inspiration for my characters?" Anyone who knows my dad knows he likes to tell stories. One afternoon while visiting my parents, he started telling me this story about the woman who founded a [...]