Plum Pudding Bride
Lawmen & Suffragettes Series: Book 4
Patience Callahan is twenty-five and fast becoming an old maid. But she’s spent most of her life dreaming over romantic European literature and wants a dashing d’Artagnan, not a bookish Bob Cratchit. Alas, the Colorado town of Gilman is chock-full of Cratchit’s without a d’Artagnan in sight. Peter Foote, the general store owner, has been in love with Patience for seven years. But every time he’s on the verge of proposing, she cuts him off; he can only imagine on purpose. This time though, dadburn it, he’s going to go through with it. Ring in hand, he’s moments from touching knee to floor, when Patience pulls out a list of mail-order bride advertisements and declares her intention to marry a backwoods stranger, on Christmas Day. Peter has two weeks to change her mind.
Hot Lead & Cold Apple Pie
under contract, coming 2017: Lawmen & Suffragettes Series: Book 1
Jenny Thompson takes great pleasure in her job as secretary to the elderly sheriff. The sheriff consults her on cases and she’s convinced she singlehandedly protects the town. Then, college-educated lawman Cal Westwood arrives to combat notorious outlaw “Bloody Joe” and his gang.
Determined to run Cal out on a rail before he can take over her sheriff office, Jenny will stop short of nothing.
Initially, Cal’s attracted to Jenny’s elusive green eyes, but that’s before she convinces the town flirt and the entire temperance league to aim their ire at him.
He has a gang to catch, his fallen comrade to avenge, and he’s not going to let one interfering woman ruin it for him, by Jove. But he might have underestimated Jenny. Will hot lead and quick trigger fingers ignite not just shootouts but love, or will their feuding give “Bloody Joe” the opportunity he needs to kill them all?
Death or Matrimony–not yet under contract
The only thing convenient about marrying Texas Ranger, Sam Angus, was the criminals’ pistols aimed at their heads.
In twenty-two years of life, romantic, Cherry Mason has rejected a string of proposals and now to be forced to married this vulgar stranger? Ah well, a marriage in name only, espionage to arrest the criminals, and then an annulment.
Unfortunately, Sam is not as well-read on such marriages. And he claims to find her repulsive. It must be a pretense; no man’s ever been able to resist her. She’ll show him, but there’s nothing to turn a respectable flirt into a suffragette like a man so infuriatingly indifferent to feminine wiles. Sam launches a counterattack and sets out to prove that he could win her heart just as easily as any dime novel hero, if he wanted to.
But when Silverman gang extortionist, Smith, breaks out of jail in this sequel to Scorched Earth, he has a much darker plot than merely to force two strangers to marry.
No Fear: My Tale of Hijabs, Witchcraft Circles, & the Cross
not yet under contract
Do you ever wonder what other people believe about God, the gods, the afterlife? Anne did. So she visited mosques, Hindu temples, paganism groups, and synagogues. She spent hours talking to Mormon missionaries, dialoguing with practicing Wiccans, and even wore a hijab (Muslim head-covering) for a week.
No Fear follows Anne’s journey through kneeling on Islamic prayer mats, watching Hindu priests bathe and feed carved deities, and listening to pagan incantations back to the cross of Christ. Whether you grew up religious or only have an academic interest in what others believe, No Fear will take you on a riveting journey as you touch, taste, and see the religions that shape our world.
The Homesteader–not yet under contract