New Release – The Engagement Bargain

I’m super excited about my February release. I always love having a book release in February because it’s the month of love, and people are in the mood for a little romance. I really enjoyed writing The Engagement Bargain and had a fascinating time exploring the suffragist movement. It’s shocking to realize that women have had the vote for less than 100 years!

Leave a comment for a chance to win a paperback copy (I’m giving away FOUR!)

Click here to read a chapter preview:

The Engagement Bargain Chapter Preview

41/2 Stars, Susan Mobley, Romantic Times Magazine
Accompanying his sister Jo to a suffragist’s rally, Caleb McCoy finds himself captivated by Anna Bishop, Jo’s friend and a speaker at the rally. When Anna is shot, it’s veterinarian Caleb who tends her wound. The discovery that the shooting was not accidental, but a personal attempt on Anna’s life, has her traveling with Caleb and Jo to Cimarron Springs to recuperate. It’s a visit that gives Anna a different perspective on her life, what she wants her future to be and who she wants to share it with. With sparkling dialogue and a perfectly matched hero and heroine, along with an intriguing mystery, this Prairie Courtship story makes a highly entertaining read.
Reviewed by: Susan Mobley
The Engagement Bargain
Pre Order from:
And most major retailers.


Sherri Shackelford
A wife and mother of three, Sherri’s hobbies include collecting mismatched socks, discovering new ways to avoid cleaning, and standing in the middle of the room while thinking, “Why did I just come in here?” A reformed pessimist and recent hopeful romantic, Sherri has a passion for writing. Her books are fun and fast-paced, with plenty of heart and soul. Write to Sherri at P.O. Box 116, Elkhorn, NE, 68022, email at or visit
Updated: January 25, 2015 — 7:21 pm


  1. Okay Sherri, I am ready to read this one! I Love romance books and I really enjoy Christmas Romances starting in November but now I am ready for others and this one sounds like one I am really going to like! Can hardly wait to read the rest of the story!

    1. Connie…I love those Christmas books as well, but there’s something about the turn of the year that gets ya’ thinking about something different 🙂

  2. I do love a great historical romance! There are not enough from this time period. I’m looking forward to reading it!!

    1. I wish more people enjoyed historical romances–it’s a genre that’s always hanging by a thread.

  3. Thank you for the excerpt, Sherri. A good set-up for the story and a good hook. I will definitely be looking for THE ENGAGEMENT BARGAIN.

    Women were “allowed” to take care of a man’s house, have and raise his children, take responsibility for running the farm, ranch, or business with him or in his absence, and take care of him when he was ill. Women showed themselves more than capable of doing all of those things and doing them well. Unfortunately, men were willing to share or delegate the work and responsibilities, but none of the benefits.

    The women who stood up to fight for those rights were brave souls. Thanks for sharing this story with us. I hope it’s release goes well.

    1. ‘willing to delegate the work but not the benefits’

      Mmmm Hmmm! Imagine that 🙂 Those men!

  4. Thank you for the wonderful preview.

  5. Hi Sherry. This one sounds like a must win. Good post. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  6. Sounds like a great story!!!

  7. Your book sounds really good! Would love the chance to win a copy!

    1. Hello, Ashley-you’re entered the drawing!

  8. Sounds like a great book

    1. Thanks for visiting P&P, Janine 🙂

  9. I like the cover & it looks like a book I’d enjoy 🙂

    1. I <3 that cover! Love the dress! (Sometimes the art department outdoes themselves)

  10. What a wonderful cover, Sherri! The joy of new love just oozes from it. 🙂 I love the heroine’s dress, too. So classy. The story looks great. The perfect Valentine treat.

    1. That is my favorite cover thus far, Karen! The hero and heroine are really close matches 🙂

  11. Oooh sounds good Sherri! Congrats on this new release!

  12. Congralations on your book. Please do not enter me in the drawing. I bought my copy already.

    1. <> That’s the first time someone has said that who wasn’t a relative! Thank you 😉

  13. Hi Sherri, Congratulations on your new book. The cover is wonderful and the story sound intriguing. I love stories with a bit of a mystery. Sell tons!

  14. Sherri, you know how excited I am for this book to come out! Congrats on this!!!!

  15. Congratulations!!!!!

Comments are closed.