To get the party started, here's a little about my story, Four Brides and a Bachelor, and my very eligible bachelor, Luke Longley.
|Luke Longley is dedicated and passionate|
about his work with the Chippewa Indians
in Northern Minnesota--but he's also a
rule-follower and bends to the will of the
Mission Board, who demand he find a wife
Here are the four young ladies he encounters. Forgive their unsmiling faces. They were actually quite excited to meet the handsome missionary. :)
|Genevieve Pinet is beautiful, hard-working, and |
intelligent. But she's also very aloof and distant,
and Luke wonders if she'll open her heart to love.
|Hazel Smith has the most mission|
experience, but her practical personality
leaves Luke wondering if she'll find time
for the little pleasures in life.
|Mary Cooper is filled with joy and merriment,|
but Luke questions if she'll hold
up under the realities of frontier life.
|Sarah Ellis has a gentle, kind spirit, and all the |
mission workers love her, but she tends to
break rules set in place to keep her safe.
Luke is a rule-followers, and fears he cannot
marry a woman who doesn't do the same.
|The Mississippi near Belle Prairie|
|Belle Prairie today|
Luke spends the week getting to know each woman, and over the course of several outings, his heart begins to fall for one of them...but will he overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of his happily-ever-after?
Now for some fun giveaways!
Hop over to the Coffee Cups & Camisoles blog (here), to enter the grand prize drawing pictured below, and don't forget to leave a comment on this post to be entered to win a signed copy of The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection from me! I'll draw a winner on Friday after 7:00 p.m. CST.
Stop by Author Shannon McNear's blog today to learn more about her eligible bachelor, too. You can find that here.
Here's a list of everything in the basket:1. Collapsible storage cube.
2. A box of Ghirardelli chocolates
3. A book of MN stories called Bring Warm Clothes
4. A DVD (Nim's Island, Night at the Museum, & Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium)
5. A Gifts in a Jar recipe book
6. A whimsical little book of Dr. Seuss quotes.
7. A CD of Victorian Love Songs
8. A vintage-dressed lady Christmas ornament
9. A jar of preserves
10. A packet of lovely note cards
11. A little treasure box
12. A stuffed cow.
13. Dangly, sparkly earrings
14. A Starbucks gift card
15. A cotton tea-towel with a vintage typewriter on it
16. A turquoise cotton tea-towel
17. An apron
18. A miniature post office counter
19. In infinity scarf and fingerless gloves (In colors inspired by Egypt.)
20. A sweet little notebook with a penny-farthing bicycle on the front.
21. A copy of The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection -- AUTOGRAPHED BY ALL NINE AUTHORS!
Also, stop back here on Wednesday to meet one of the other authors from the collection, Kathleen Y'Barbo.