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A Bride for Ross by Cynthia Woolf is a Backlist Bonanza pick #historicalwesternromance #giveaway

Title: A Bride for Ross

Author: Cynthia Woolf

Genre: Historical Western Romance

Book Blurb:

The love of mother for her child can never be broken. Fiona O’Neill knows that love. To save her child she would do anything, even become a mail-order bride to a stranger. Her new groom is unlike any man she’s ever known, he’s physically stronger than but doesn’t use that strength against her. And though he guards his heart, he’s fiercely protective of her. They both have secrets. Secrets that could get them killed. In order to get what they want they have to trust each other. But in doing so, will they find a love that is their greatest strength? Find out in the newest book by Cynthia Woolf, A Bride for Ross. Book 1 of The Prescott Brides.


June 1880 – Yuma Territorial Prison.

Fiona O’Neill watched Warden Ezra Dean as he sat behind his desk and eyed each woman before him. He was an average man, with graying brown hair, brown eyes and spectacles that were forever on the end of his nose. Absentmindedly, he pushed them back up. The uniform he wore was the same as the guard’s uniform except with stars on the epaulets.

“You each have the chance for a good life. Away from your past. Away from the bank robbery you committed. You can become mail-order brides. Your husbands will know your history and you will have to prove yourselves to them. Are you willing to learn to be a ranch wife and hopefully mother? I need your answers now. The stage is waiting. Fiona what say you? And you should be aware that if you run away, you’ll be sent back here. No trial, no judge. Straight back here to finish your sentence.”

The women all wore black button-front wool dresses. The idea being that they would last longer and not show the dirt. In this desert heat they were also very hot unless it was the dead of winter. But, being wool, the sweat was generally wicked away so it wasn’t as horrible as it sounded.

The tall redhead looked around at the other women and then focused her emerald eyes back at the warden, whose spectacles had slipped down his nose again.

He sat with a pen poised over a piece of paper on his desk.

“I’m willing.”

“Gwen, you’re next,” said the warden.

“I’ll go. Anything is better than here.”

The slender woman with bright red hair and freckles stood with one hand on her hip and the other in her skirt pocket.

She had a temper to match her red hair and some of the prettiest dark blue eyes Fiona had ever seen. It was like looking into that sapphire the jeweler in Phoenix had shown her once.


Maisie was blonde, a pale, silver-blonde like she was always standing in the moonlight. She had big blue-green eyes and a voluptuous figure. She’d been married before but was a widow now.

“Lottie, I guess that means you’re next,” said the warden kindly.

“I’m going with Maisie.”

She and Maisie were twins and except for the different-colored hair, they had the same features and figures. Lottie’s hair was golden blonde, not the silvery blond that Maisie had.

“And what about you Ivy?” asked the warden.

Ivy looked over the top of her spectacles. “I’m going, Warden Dean.”

Fiona heard the sob in Ivy’s voice though she’d tried to hide it.

Ivy was tall, five feet ten inches, same as the warden, and solidly plump, with a curvaceous figure that was mostly muscle. Ivy had been married before, but it hadn’t been a good marriage. She didn’t talk about it much.

Fiona looked over at the warden. “Looks like you’ve got five volunteers to be mail-order brides. Where are we headed?”

“Back to Prescott. To the Campbell Ranch, known as the Circle C ranch. Your husbands are Ross, Tucker, Franklyn, Clayton and Brodie Campbell. You’ll all be married and move to the ranch the day you arrive. The five brothers run the ranch, inherited from their parents just last year. Ross is the oldest, followed by Clayton, Franklyn, Tucker and Brodie. Clayton and Ross are twins, but Ross is older by about twenty minutes, I’m told.” He pulled a small packet of papers from a file box on his desk.

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Author Biography:

Cynthia Woolf is the USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author of seventy-five novels comprising sixty-three historical western romances, four contemporary romances, one contemporary romance novella, one historical western romance novella and six sci-fi, space opera romances, which she calls westerns in space. Along with these books, she has also published nine boxed sets of her books and two short stories.

Cynthia loves writing and reading romance. Her first western romance, Tame A Wild Heart, was inspired by the story her mother told her of meeting Cynthia's father on a ranch in Creede, Colorado. Although Tame A Wild Heart takes place in Creede, that is the only similarity between the stories. Her father was a cowboy, not a bounty hunter, and her mother was a nursemaid (called a nanny now), not the ranch owner. Cynthia credits her wonderfully supportive husband, Jim, and her great critique partners for saving her sanity and allowing her to explore her creativity.

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Aug 25, 2023

My favorite book of all time is "Infected " by Scott Sigler.


Aug 24, 2023

Picking my favorite book of all time is too hard! I read too much & in different genres and tropes for different moods. One of my favorites is K. Bromberg’s Driven series.


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Aug 23, 2023

Thank you, Cynthia, for sharing your book in our Backlist Bonanza Bookish Event!

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