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Lucky In Love by Carlene Havel and Billie Houston is a Western Romance Event pick #western #giveaway

Title: Lucky In Love

Author: Carlene Havel and Billie Houston

Genre: Western Historical Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

Recipe for Trouble

Begin with the year 1922, in south Texas ranch country. Take Lucky Livingston, one devil-may-care cowboy bent on revenge. Add Bridget McGuire, a frightened young woman desperate for a place to hide. Stir in a dangerous outlaw, a marauding band of Ku Klux Clansmen, and three inept matchmakers. Spice the mixture with a bank’s missing loot and one dishonest deputy sheriff. Pepper with humor, bring to a rolling boil, and stand back!


"This is one of them coincidences that come along once in a lifetime." He spread his hands. "Did you know that Blackjack McGuire's three kids live over there in Miss Myra's asylum?"

Lucky vaguely recalled that Blackjack McGuire was a petty gambler and two-bit con man before an unknown assailant killed him several years back. "So?"

"So back in 1914, before somebody plugged him in the back, Blackjack made off with the money Eddie stole from the Summerville State Bank and hid it somewhere. Lots of people think the oldest McGuire kid knows where that money's stashed." A sly smile skipped across Zeke's homely face." Now what's the first thing Old Eddie's gonna do when he gets out of jail?"

Lucky knew Eddie Bruce. "He'll come looking for that kid."

Zeke smiled. "You got it."

Lucky scratched his head. "So, you think I should go over to the asylum and hang around until Eddie shows up?"

Zeke rubbed his hand across the back of his neck as he riveted Charlie with a warning look. "That ain't exactly what I had in mind."

"What then?" Lucky prompted. "Speak up, Zeke."

"Well," Zeke shifted his wad of tobacco to his other cheek. "Blackjack's oldest kid is a girl. Only she's a woman now, turned eighteen three months ago. She's a proper brought up young lady. Miss Myra saw to that."

Lucky rubbed his hand along the side of his face. "And?"

"If you was to marry her and bring her and her brothers here, this is where Eddie would come, first pop out of the bottle. You could kill Eddie outright and nobody, not even Sheriff Turner, could fault you. Fact is you'd be doing a good turn, saving that poor little girl's life. Besides that, Aunt Trudy would be satisfied. She'd give us our ranch and everybody would be happy." He leaned back and grinned.

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What makes your featured book a must-read?

It’s a funny combination of humor and suspense surrounding a marriage of convenience.

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Author Biography:

Billie Houston writes poetry, sweet romance and Christian-themed novels. She is the mother of three, and the grandmother of seven wonderful grandchildren. She is also a former English teacher and has worked with special needs children. She writes romantic tales about relationships, stories that explore the problems and pleasures of living a Christian life. The plots revolve around ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances and faced with difficult decisions. Billie likes poetry, George Strait's music, old movies and Earl Grey tea. Her hobbies are reading, quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, taking long walks, and growing house plants and herbs.

Carlene Havel writes Christian-themed romances and historical novels, and is currently co-authoring with her mother, Billie Houston. Carlene has lived in Turkey, Republic of the Philippines, and numerous US states. After a career in human resources and software development, she began writing in 2005. The Havels make their home in Texas, surrounded by their extended family.

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Apr 26, 2023

Thank you, Carlene and Billie, for sharing your book in our Western Fiction/Romance Bookish Event!

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