Over the holidays, Filly sister Linda Broday got to pop the champagne cork and announce the Hearts and Spurs anthology, coming from Prairie Rose Publications. Today I want to introduce you to my story in the anthology:
Sometimes it takes two to make dreams come true.
When a man who believes he’ll never have a home and family…
Former U.S. Marshal Jericho Hawken should have been shepherding a wagon train to new territory, but he left them vulnerable to a vicious raider. The murder of the settlers he was supposed to be guarding is the hardest thing he’s ever had to face…until he meets the sister of one of the settlers.
…meets a woman who has lost everything…
Instead of a joyous reunion with her brother, Maryland Henry has come to River’s Bend to take responsibility for her three orphaned nieces. Fired from her teaching position and with no other family on whom to rely, Mary believes Jericho Hawken is responsible for all her woes. Or is he what she’s been searching for all along?
It’ll take a lot of forgiveness and a few fireworks to realize that together their dreams can come true.
The research for this story was a lot of fun. I don’t live that far from Kansas City and St. Joseph and Independence, Missouri, the big jumping off points for wagon trains heading west. All I had to do was convince my dear hubby to go on a research trip—and that’s never very difficult.
(Photo from the State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)
Now, all you western historical readers out there, go grab your calendar, pick up a pen and, on January 15, 2014, write “Get Hearts and Spurs.” Then sit back and enjoy nine stories by some of your favorite authors!
Happy “New Books” Year!