Today kicks off the start of a week-long blog tour to celebrate the release of The Convenient Bride Collection from Barbour Publishers! You could win a 7" Kindle Fire loaded with amazing Christian Fiction!! See below for all the details...but first, enjoy this sneak peek of my story, A Groom for Josette.
~ ~ ~ ~
Welcome to Little Falls, Minnesota Territory in the year 1855.
The town was growing quickly around the banks of the Mississippi River and the dam that many believed would make Little Falls one of the largest cities on the river.
The town was filled with eager men looking to make a fortune.
The only trouble was, there were over three hundred bachelors and no single women! The men took matters into their own hands and created an advertisement for brides. They made the bold claim that there were a hundred eligible bachelors for every lady who came to town.
Thus the setting for A Groom for Josette.
Meet Josette LeBlanc, the daughter of a French Fur Trader and a Chippewa Indian.
Her mother died when she was young and her father moved her to St. Louis where he quickly remarried and started a shipping industry. After his death, Josette learns her inheritance will go to her half-brother Stephen when he turns twenty-one...if she isn't married.
She only has three weeks to find a husband, or she will be turned out on the street.
Josette reads the advertisement and travels by steamboat up the Mississippi to find a husband.
She reserves a sitting room at the Northern Hotel in Little Falls to conduct interviews.
But the hotel proprietor doesn't bring her to a sitting room...he brings her to the ballroom where a hundred men stand waiting to meet her!
One man in the room has entered on accident and has no interest in finding a wife. Meet Alexandre Dugas.
Alexandre has just made a year-long pilgrimage up the Mississippi from New Orleans to take a pastoral position with the Indians and fur traders, fulfilling his greatest dream. When he meets Josette, he feels compelled to marry her, but a misunderstanding threatens both their plans.
Did they make the biggest mistake of their lives by marrying in haste? Or does God have other plans...?
~ ~ ~ ~To celebrate the release of The Convenient Bride Collection, all nine authors are giving away a 7" Kindle Fire loaded with amazing Christian Fiction! Enter the Rafflectoper below for your chance to win and don't forget to visit these other authors to learn more about their novellas!
Monday, July 6th
Gabrielle Meyer www.gabriellemeyer.com & Mona Hodgson www.monahodgson.com/blog
Tuesday, July 7th
Renee Yancy www.reneeyancy.blogspot.com
Wednesday, July 8th
Erica Vetsch at Coffee Cups & Camisoles blog http://coffeecupsandcamisoles.blogspot.com/
& Jennifer Uhlarik www.monahodgson.com/blog
Thursday, July 9th
Amanda Barratt www.gabriellemeyer.com
Friday, July 10th
Melissa Jagears www.inspirationalhistoricalfiction.com
a Rafflecopter giveaway
**I have a winner from my blog post on release day! Bonnie Traher wins a copy of The Convenient Bride Collection, as well as my first release, The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection! Congrats, Bonnie.**