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A Bride for All Seasons: The Mail Order Bride Collection

1800s mail-order bride catalogs facilitated many happy marriages. Here are the stories of four couples who owe their wedded bliss to creative editing by The Hitching Post publisher.

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Margaret Brownley’s Honk If You Love Books Contest!

Genres: Christian Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

Share Your Memory of a Car that Played an Important Role in Your Life’s Story for a Chance to Win a $100 Gas Card or One of 10 Copies of Waiting for Morning by Margaret Brownley

Margaret Brownley, New York Times bestselling author of the Brides of the Last Chance Ranch series, has a knack for writing incredible characters with loads of charm. In her upcoming novel, Waiting for Morning, it’s the character made of metal and bolts who steals scenes in this charming book. 

In Waiting for Morning, an historical romance set in the Arizona Territory in 1896, Dr. Caleb Fairbanks introduces the residents of the Last Chance Ranch to his beloved steam-powered “horseless carriage,” Bertha. This foreign contraption divides townspeople’s opinions between fascination and irritation thanks to Bertha’s incessant rattling and backfiring. When Caleb and backfiring Bertha incite gunfire from former dance hall girl, Molly Hatfield, the handsome doctor knows he’s in for an adventure with the intriguing woman and her spirited, wheelchair bound kid brother, Donny.

People’s love affair with their vehicles began when the first car hit the road in the 19th century. Since then, precious memories abound for this man and metal connection from the town car that delivered a bride to her waiting prince to the minivan bringing home a young couple’s first bundle of joy.

What vehicle played an important part in your life’s story? Email the story (no more than a few paragraphs) of the car that made a lasting impression in your life, along with pictures if you have them, to contests@nancyberland.com, for a chance to win a $100 gas card or copies of Waiting for Morning.  

Margaret will share the best stories and pictures on her Facebook page. Ten book winners and one grand prize winner of a $100 gas card will be notified Thursday, January 31.

 


To learn more about Margaret Brownley or her The Brides of Last Chance Ranch series, visit www.MargaretBrownley.com.

One more chance to win! If you preorder Waiting for Morning from any retailer before Tuesday and forward your receipt to ipreordered@gmail.com, you’ll be entered to win a $100 Visa Card! 

Happy New Year, Friends!

A Vision of Lucy by Margaret Brownley

Trouble follows Lucy wherever she goes. So does a vision of second chances . . . and love.

Lucy Fairbanks dreams of working as a photographer at the Rocky Creek newspaper. Her deepest hope is that her father will see her as an artist, the way he thought of her deceased mother, whose paintings still hang on their walls.

But disaster follows Lucy on every photo assignment: a mess of petticoats and ribbons, an accidental shooting, even a fire.

When Lucy meets David Wolf-a rugged, reclusive man who lives on the outskirts of town-she thinks she can catch the attention of the town with his photograph. She doesn’t count on her feelings stirring whenever she’s near him.

Two things happen next that forever change the course of Lucy’s life. But will these events draw her closer to God or push her further away? And how will David accept this new vision of Lucy?

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A Tailor-Made Bride up for Western Romance Award

Our very own Karen Witemeyer is a finalist in the 2010 Best Western Romance contest hosted by the Love Western Romances blog site. This site focuses mostly on general market titles, but they are open to inspirational as well, and Karen’s debut novel, A Tailor-Made Bride, was selected as one of the finalists. The winner is decided by popular vote, so please take a minute and visit the website to vote. http://www.lovewesternromances.com/2010BestWesternRomance.html Everyone who votes will have a chance to win a goodie basket full of books plus a $25 gift card from Barnes & Noble. Three other Christian authors were also named finalists, so if you haven’t read Karen’s book, stop by anyway and vote for Vickie McDonough, Tamera Alexander, or Margaret Brownley. How fabulous would it be for a Christian novel to win this award?

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A Lady Like Sarah by Margaret Brownley

A Lady Like Sarah by Margaret Brownley Rocky Creek Romance, #1 Genre: Christian Historical Fiction Pages: 313 Trade Paperback Publisher: Thomas Nelson She’s an outlaw. He’s a preacher. Both are in need of a miracle. When Preacher JUSTIN WELLS promises an injured lawman to take his prisoner to Texas, Justin has no idea the trouble that lies ahead. The slightly-built prisoner turns out to be SARAH PRESCOTT, sister of the notorious Prescott brothers–and she’s determined to miss the hanging party waiting for her in Texas. But escaping proves to be tougher than she thought. Justin doesn’t own a gun and hasn’t the foggiest idea how to survive the wilderness. How can she leave him alone with the injured marshal? Nothing is more sacred to Justin than a promise made to a dying man, but he can’t bring himself to turn the blue-eyed beauty over to the hangmen. She’s tough as. . .

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