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Trapped in Grand Falls by Cheryl Wright is a Christmas in July Fete pick #historicalwesternromance

Title: Trapped in Grand Falls

Author: Cheryl Wright

Genre: Clean Historical Western Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

Did Abigail escape one disaster only to find herself in the midst of another?

Abigail was ecstatic about her upcoming marriage. When her fiancé unexpectedly kidnaps her, she is shocked and fearful. Driven by her desire to survive, she plans a daring escape.

Benjamin drives for his own stagecoach company. Breaking down not far from Grand Falls was a stroke of luck. Any further away, and the situation could have been dire. Already smitten with his passenger, Abigail, on hearing the young woman’s story, he vows to find a way to help her. Teaching her to protect herself brings them even closer together.

Is it simply a case of the pupil falling for the teacher, or could something more permanent come from this relationship?


Devil’s Edge, Montana, 1880’s

Abigail Brooks listened carefully.

The house was finally quiet. She’d heard the front door shut maybe an hour ago, perhaps longer, after she’d heard the clip-clop of horses hooves heading into the barn. It wasn’t long until she heard the bedroom door close, and there had been no sound since. Did that mean it was safe to make her move?

She pulled on her coat and gloves, then carefully slid open the window.

She winced at the creaking sound it made at first, but breathed a sigh of relief when it stopped a short time later. The cold wind blowing into the room had her shivering, despite her warm clothes and thick coat. She pulled the collar up around her neck, then climbed out the window and into the snow.

Thankfully, it had only begun snowing in the past two days. It was not heavy, more flurries than anything. That meant she wouldn’t leave evidence of which way she’d gone.

If only Abigail knew then what she knew now. Samuel Bosworth appeared to be a kind man. He took her to supper and brought her gifts. Nothing overly expensive, but nice things she would never have brought for herself. He treated her with respect, and Abigail was falling in love with him.

When he asked her to marry him, Abigail was thrilled.

Until he took her home to meet his parents.

Her first clue was when the cottage appeared empty. There was no light showing through the windows despite the lateness of the day. No smoke coming from the chimney, and no one greeted them at the door.

A shiver ran through her as he helped her down from the buggy, then guided her to the front door. Samuel pulled out a key and began to unlock it.

That was the moment Abigail realized something was very wrong.

As he turned the key in the door, she glanced about. Abigail looked for an escape, but there was none. They were in the middle of nowhere – well outside the town’s edge. No matter where she looked, there was absolutely no where to run.

He had picked her up and carried her gently over the threshold. Had he believed crossing the front door with her meant they were man and wife? Something inside her shifted at that moment, and Abigail was scared, then terrified. Her entire body shivered.

What did he have in store for her?

Samuel lit a lantern, indicated for her sit down, then lit the fire. He then proceeded to leave the cottage, locking the door behind him. Scared witless, Abigail ran to the window, watching his every move.

The man who had moments ago kidnapped her, patted his horse, then led it toward the barn. It was as though there were two sides to him.

What he would do next, Abigail had no idea. She did know, however, she must find a way to escape.

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What I love most about the holiday season:

The holiday season means family to me. My family are scattered all over the state where I live (in Australia), and we all get together on the holidays. Sometimes it’s only a day or two, but most of the time we spend a few days, or even a week, together. For over a decade, everyone has congregated at my house for the duration. We have blow-up beds, fold-up beds, and spare beds all filled to overflowing.

While it’s chaotic, it’s also wonderful. I wouldn’t change those days of chaos for anything.

Why is your featured book a must-read to get you in the holiday mood?

If you enjoying going headlong into something, whether that is the holiday season or anything else, you’ll love this book.

Trapped in Grand Falls is a rollercoaster of romance, danger, and chaos. It is a Christmas-themed clean romantic suspense, set in the 1880’s. If you love historical romance, and adore romantic suspense, this book has it all.

Giveaway –

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon US or Canada gift card:

Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon CA account to win.

Runs July 1 – 31, 2023.

Drawing will be held on August 1, 2023.

Author Biography:

Cheryl Wright is a multi-award-winning and international best-selling author of over 80 books.

She writes historical western romance and historical romantic suspense. She has been published since 2003.

She focuses on relationships and family, as well as friendship. Her books are uplifting, leaving her readers with feelings of hope and happiness. All her books are small town romances, including her mail order bride stories.

She has been married to her own real-life hero for over 48 years. They have two grown children and six grandchildren. Their household would not be complete without their beautiful dog Bindy, who loves long, leisurely walks.

Cheryl's hobbies are tenpin bowling and papercrafts.

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3 commentaires

08 juil. 2023

What I love most about the holidays is sharing it with family.


Nancy Fraser
Nancy Fraser
05 juil. 2023

Cheryl's book is fantastic and a great start to the series. Thank you for sharing during the promo.


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05 juil. 2023

Thank you, Cheryl, for sharing your new release in our Christmas in July Fete!

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