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Miners’ Mail-Order Brides by Linda Carroll-Bradd is a Historical Fiction/Romance Event pick #99cents #99c #historicalromance #sweetromance #giveaway



Title:  Miners’ Mail-Order Brides

 

Author:  Linda Carroll-Bradd

 

Genre:  Sweet historical romance

 

Book Blurb:

 

Perfectly Mismatched (tied for first place in novella category of 2018 Book Buyers Best contest)


Escaping from the past to a new home and name, Aurelia runs to Declan, a man who follows the rules to the letter.


Perfectly Unscripted


Is the shared danger the lure between these individuals, or did Rilleta and Wit discover they have much more to offer one another?


Perfectly Unacceptable


He’s been turned down twice and is taking no chances. Losing her job forces her West to become a mail-order bride.

 

Excerpt from Perfectly Mismatched:

 

A quick glance at the other ladies’ eager expressions informed her she was the only one in distress about this pitiful town. Across Schoolhouse Road stood a park. What had Mister Bainbridge said? This community park would be the location of the Sunday church picnic and the Monday weddings, followed by the holiday fireworks. In this moment, she didn’t know if she was a good enough actress to hide her gut-wrenching disappointment. Maybe some time alone on a stroll would calm her thoughts. Head lowered, she started toward the shade trees visible in the park.


Galloping hoof beats pounded the dirt.


“Oy, lady. Watch out.”


Strong arms grabbed her from behind, swung her around, and shoved her against the tailgate of the wagon. “Oof.” A muscular body pressed against her, instantly heating the length of her back. Her breath caught in her throat. The sheriff found me. “No. Let me go.” Panic rose from deep inside. Aurelia struggled against the hard grasp by rocking her body then lunged backward, and finally in desperation, she kicked out. And her foot connected with something.


“Ow. Tarnation, lady.” The stranger released his grip.


After stumbling a few steps sideways, she whirled and glared. Her hat hung over her right ear at a haphazard angle. “What gave you the right to manhandle me?”


“’Tis the thanks I’ll be getting’ fer savin’ yer life?” The tall man with wavy brown hair stood with hands on his hips.


Oo, the arrogance. Body still thrumming with fright, she moved closer to the brutish man dressed in a dusty shirt of rough denim and even dustier dungarees. The pungent scent of sweat assaulted her nose. With great restraint, she kept from digging into her reticule for a lace handkerchief. “Saving me?” Amusement danced in his lively green eyes, which only kicked up her irritation. “How exactly did you do that?”


He crossed his arms and looked down his nose. “From being trampled by a runaway horse, sure enough I did. Don’t ye know enough to look both ways before crossing a road?”


“Aurelia, are you all right?” Lizett stepped close and placed a hand on her shoulder.


Aurelia sucked in a deep breath and nodded, which set her hat flopping. For some reason, she couldn’t tear her gaze from the man with the scruffy beard who watched her with a cocked eyebrow and a smirk twisting his lips. His features were not what one would call classically handsome but were pleasing.


“Oh, dear, your lovely dress.”


The distress in Lizett’s voice made Aurelia glance at herself. Dirt handprints marked both sleeves, dust covered several inches of her hem, and a jagged tear ruined one of the flounces. Her stomach clenched, and heat flushed her cheeks. This was a disaster. A Northcliffe simply did not appear in public in anything other than a perfect and dignified state. “You, sir, will pay for this damage.” Notching up her chin, she settled her hat on her head, turned an about-face, and strode toward Howard’s Boarding House. The sooner she gained distance from that arrogant man, the better.

 

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ON SALE for 99 cents (from 4.99)!

 


 


What makes your featured book a must-read?

 

These are my three heartwarming stories in the 20-title Sweethearts of Jubilee Springs multi-author series. The premise is a Colorado mining town that needs women. These feature Eastern women who need to make quite an adjustment living in a frontier small town.

 

Giveaway –

 

Enter to win a $40 Amazon gift card:

 

 

Open Internationally.

 

Runs March 21 – April 2, 2024.

 

Winner will be drawn on April 3, 2024.

 


Author Biography:

 

As a young girl, Linda was often found lying on her bed reading about fascinating characters having exciting adventures in places far away and in other time periods. In later years, she read and then started writing romances and achieved her first publication--a confession story. Married with 4 adult children and 2 granddaughters, Linda now writes heartwarming contemporary and historical stories with a touch of humor from her home in the southern California mountains.

 

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25 mars

Thank you, Linda, for sharing your book sale in our Historical Fiction/Romance Bookish Event!

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