I’m so excited to announce that the entire Pioneer Brides of Rattlesnake Ridge series is available now for preorder on Amazon! The series kicks off with my book, Arriving from Arkansas, on May 3, with another book in the series to follow every week until June 7.
Book One: Arriving from Arkansas by Elisa Keyston
Josephine Lane arrived in Rattlesnake Ridge under false pretenses. As far as the townspeople know, she’s simply the new cook for the local boarding house. Nobody has to know the secret her late uncle shared with her before his death or how that same secret could make her the wealthiest person in the state of Nevada.
Jim Griffin works hard as a foreman at the local lumber mill. He also works hard to keep his real identity as an undercover lawman hidden as he closes in on his brother’s murderer. When the killer gets close, the last thing Jim needs is a distraction–especially the pretty blonde cook at the boarding house.
Jim and Josie’s separate secrets just might bring them closer than either could have predicted. But will they be able to resist falling in love when so much is already at stake for the both of them?
Coming May 3, 2019 from Sweet Promise Press!
Book Two: Coming from California by Catherine Bilson
When Daisy Jackson applied for the role of Rattlesnake Ridge’s new schoolmistress, she may have omitted a few important details, like her young age and lack of teaching experience. And it certainly doesn’t help that the town council holds her mixed-ethnicity against her, too.
Luke Rockford fell head over heels the very moment he laid eyes on Daisy, but he wasn’t the only one. His rival, Deputy Grant Watson also set his sights on the pretty teacher. The arrogant lawman is accustomed to getting what he wants, even if he has to bend the rules to claim it, from the job promised to Luke to any woman in town.
With so much to do before the school year begins, Daisy hardly knows which way to turn. Can she put down roots and fall in love before the town council runs her out of Rattlesnake Ridge?
Coming May 10, 2019 from Sweet Promise Press!
Book Three: Moving from Maryland by Christine Sterling
Gracie Pickett followed her dreams of being a physician all the way to Rattlesnake Ridge. Learning the trade was the easy part, however. Convincing the small pioneer town that she’s up to the job is the tough part, especially when a rude, arrogant, oh-so-handsome widower and his three adorable boys seem to make it their mission to make her new life far more difficult than she ever anticipated.
Barrett Wright is busy managing his understaffed ranch while also hoping to find a wife to tend to his rambunctious sons. When the town council tasks him with finding a new doctor, he finds the perfect man for the job–until he learns the new doctor is a woman! Barrett is determined to see Gracie replaced with someone more suitable, if only he can tear his eyes away from her long enough to get the job done.
Gracie has no intention of giving up her new practice. When an accident puts her medical skills to the test, will she be able to prove to her biggest rival that she’s the right person for the job… and his heart?
Coming May 17, 2019 from Sweet Promise Press!
Book Four: Riding from Richmond by Nan O’Berry
Caledonia McBride thought war destroyed her chance at happiness. But then an ad for marriageable women offers hope for a second chance, and soon letters from a lonely rancher fill her heart. Ready for a second chance, Caledonia pulls up her Virginia roots and travels west toward the promise of a new beginning.
Maxwell Barringer is a good friend. When three well-meaning ranch hands accidentally bring a young woman to town to be the bride of a man who’s already married, he steps in to help his friends save face until they can raise the money to send her back to Virginia. The only problem is, the more he gets to know Miss Caledonia McBride, the harder it is for him to imagine her leaving.
As Caledonia settles into her new life at Rattlesnake Ridge, it’s only a matter of time before the truth comes out. Can Max untangle the web before he falls for the blue-eyed beauty?
Coming May 24, 2019 from Sweet Promise Press!
Book Five: Traveling from Texas by Patricia PacJac Carroll
Tess Cooper fled Texas after her father’s dying words warned that remaining would spell danger. Setting their sights on Rattlesnake Ridge, she and her brother look forward to making a fresh start, but that same family secret could ruin their new lives before they even arrive.
Jacob Winthrop has his hands full. In addition to raising his eight-year-old daughter and running a business, he’s also the mayor of Rattlesnake Ridge. Finding someone to mother his child would help, but he has no interest in making a commitment–until he meets Tess.
But secrets stand in the way, making fresh starts impossible for Tess, and she doesn’t want her troubles to hurt Jacob’s reputation. Can they overcome life’s obstacles for a future together?
Coming May 31, 2019 from Sweet Promise Press!
Book Six: Drifting from Deadwood by Ramona Flightner
Eleanor Ferguson has little faith in the promises of men after her husband’s death leaves her with a floundering ranch and two growing boys. Her top priority is to create a legacy for her sons, but a greedy neighbor has other plans. When a drifter answers her help wanted ad, she doesn’t expect to feel attraction for the handsome stranger.
Lance Gallagher drifts from ranch to ranch until life leads him to Rattlesnake Ridge, Nevada. He’s willing to work for low wages on the Ferguson ranch until the mines deliver on their promise of a payout. The more time Lance spends with Eleanor and her sons, however, the more attracted he finds himself to the lovely widow. Unwilling to risk his heart, he makes plans to leave.
Then tragedy strikes, forcing Eleanor and Lance to rely on each other. Can they overcome their fears and learn to trust in love again?
Coming June 7, 2019 from Sweet Promise Press!