The Cowboy’s Bride Novella Collection Authors and Give Away!

TCL+Book+CoverToday we welcome to the Junction three authors who contributed to The Cowboy’s Bride Collection. Nancy J. Farrier, Davalynn Spencer and Darlene Spencer are here to tell us about the inspiration for their stories. And each of these lovely ladies will be doing a giveaway!

Nancy is giving away a copy of the collection and a handmade bookmark, Davalynn is giving away a $10 Amazon gift card and Darlene is giving away winner’s choice of either a digital or print copy of the collection. Now let’s learn about these authors and their inspirations!

Nancy headshotCrazy About Cait, The Cowboy’s Bride  Collection  By Nancy J. Farrier

I live in Southern California. For the past few years, we have suffered a severe drought. We’ve had water rationing in some area and restricted watering of plants. In our modern day, we do have ways to conserve water that our predecessors did not have. We can also predict weather patterns more accurately.

When researching my story, Crazy About Cait in The Cowboy’s Bride collection, I wondered about the difficulties of drought in the past and how what the ranchers in the 1800’s had to face. I found out one of the dangers they faced came as a small weed, called locoweed. This little plant is poisonous to cattle and horses, so in normal years, ranchers took care to protect their livestock, making sure they grazed in pastures free of locoweed. When the feed was scarce and dying, due to drought, this hardy little plant often proved too much of a temptation for the hungry animals. The accounts I read of animals suffering and dying from poisoning were very sad.

In Crazy About Cait, Cait, faces the desperate times of drought, the possibility of her father losing their home, and of having to work alongside a man who broke her sister’s heart a few years before. Jonas knows he made a big mistake in the past, but he intends to fight for Cait, and to win her love as they work together, albeit reluctantly on Cait’s part, to save her father’s ranch.

Nancy grew up on a small farm in the Midwest amidst a close knit family. She came to love farm life including the cooking, gardening and canning, but not so much the cleaning house part. In school she often got in trouble in history class for hiding a fiction book in her text book to read during the teacher’s lecture. Nancy was shocked to later discover she had such a love for history. Now Nancy lives in Southern California and loves to research and include bits of history in her books. She is a Christian and enjoys encouraging her readers in their faith. Read more about Nancy at nancyjfarrier.com.

davalynn-spencer-media-4The Wrangler’s Woman  by Davalynn Spencer

I live near Cañon City, Colorado, and the area has been cowboy country since the mid-1800s. With “high park” grasslands, relatively mild winters, and plenty of snow runoff from high country creeks that flow into the mighty Arkansas River, this was the perfect setting for the story I wanted to tell in The Cowboy’s Bride collection.

An idea for a rugged cowboy hero flashed across my inner screen in the form of a rancher driving his herd of longhorns down a small town’s Main Street. I could hear the clacking horns and scratching hooves, and taste the gritty dust on my tongue. No doubt such an event would draw the attention of local residents—particularly that of a woman from the Midwest who’d read everything she could about cowboys.

Familiar with some of the area’s ranches, I took those two characters and chose a spot off Texas Creek on the way to the Wet Mountain Valley. Today, the juncture of that old stage road at US Highway 50 is called Texas Creek. But in 1881, it was known as Ford Junction. And that’s where my lovelorn heroine stands on the porch of her sister’s boarding house as the cowboy trails his herd by in a dusty parade.

“The Wrangler’s Woman” tells the story of widowed rancher Josiah Hanacker who hires spinster Corra Jameson as a lady-trainer for his young daughter, Jess. He fears losing Jess to his wife’s sister if the girl doesn’t meet her aunt’s ladylike expectations. Turns out, Corra has everything Josiah needs for his daughter. He just never figured she’d have what he needed for himself.

Davalynn Spencer writes inspirational Western romance complete with rugged cowboys, their challenges, and their loves. She won the 2015 Will Rogers Gold Medallion Award for Inspirational Western Fiction and makes her home on Colorado’s Front Range with her handsome cowboy and their Queensland heeler, Blue. Connect with her at www.davalynnspencer.com.

jan 21 15The Reformed Cowboy by Darlene Franklin

I love writing about the west, but I don’t know much about cowboy life. So I created a heroine a lot like me—an easterner, shocked by the differences when she moves west to Wichita. When the cowboys arrive in Wichita at the end of the trail, she offers a class, “Learn to be a Gentleman.”  What she doesn’t know is that her secret correspondent—poet and reader Wes Harper—is himself a cowboy and a student in her class.

Best-selling author Darlene Franklin’s greatest claim to fame is that she writes full-time from a nursing home. She is an active member of Oklahoma City Christian Fiction Writers, American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Christian Authors Network. She has written over fifty books and more than 250 devotionals.Website and blog  Facebook  Amazon author page

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80 thoughts on “The Cowboy’s Bride Novella Collection Authors and Give Away!”

  1. This collection of stories sounds wonderful. Thank you all for sharing.

    May you all have a blessed day!

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  2. I checked out THE COWBOY’S BRIDE COLLECTION on Amazon. The reviews were wonderful. I would like to visit the Old West through the eyes of your nine authors. To be honest, most of you are new authors for me.

    Nancy, Davalynn and Darlene,

    Thanks for sharing the backgrounds of your lives and how your stories came to be.

    I’m looking forward to meeting Cait & Jonas, Corrie and Josiah, and Millie and Wes.

    johnslake at usa dot com

  3. What a pleasure to visit with you all today, ladies! I can’t wait to read this wonderful collection and wish you all the best!

  4. Welcome to our campfire, Nancy, Davalynn and Darlene! We love having you. The coffee’s on so grab a mug. Congratulations on the new cowboy romance collection! It looks and sounds great. The settings each of you chose for your stories are very beautiful. We wish you all the best!

  5. I’ve already read & reviewed this collection, so I can tell you it’s a great set of stories! I didn’t really have a favorite one, each was unique with great characters and fun story-lines 🙂
    That being said, I’d love to be in the draw for the Amazon card only. Give someone else a chance to win the book! Thank you Nancy, Davalynn, and Darlene for sharing your inspiration for each of your books! It’s always interesting to know where they came from. 🙂

  6. I’m eager to get to this collection. I love the actual paperback ‘in hand’ that I received. I’ve only read Susanne Dietze’s (because I get to do that before it’s published!) A great collection, ladies!

  7. I can’t wait to read this collection! I absolutely love novellas since often I just need a quick satisfying read at the end of a long day. These stories sound like ones I’ll love since cowboy stories are some of my favorites ever since reading my dad’s collection of Louis L’Amour paperbacks as a teen.

    I’ve already won a copy of the book at a different blog but I’d love to be entered for the gift card. Thank you!!!

  8. Hi Everyone…and especially DARLENE! What a great set of stories, and here at Wildflower Junction is the best way to meet new fans and readers. Best of luck fo all of you! xo

  9. I love anthologies. It is always nice to see how different authors treat the same subject. The stories are a bit shorter, so I can actually read one during my hectic schedule. This collection sounds like it will be fun to read. With the time period and subject, how can these not be good stories.
    Congratulations, Ladies. I hope THE COWBOY’S BRIDE COLLECTION is a big success.

  10. I love westerns and I love bride stories and find that several of the authors are new to be. Win, Win for Me!!!!

  11. Wow! If all the stories sound half as good this book is on the way to my TBR pile. Thank all of you ladies for dropping by.

    • Whitney, the advantage of 9 stories is that there is something for everyone. I love working with a group of authors.

  12. I love historical westerns and this collection sounds so wonderful. I can hardly wait to read them, either by winning, buying, or borrowing from the library, whichever comes first. Good luck everyone and thanks for the giveaway.

  13. I love Cowboys so this collection sounds fantastic. Would love to win this book. What a great bunch of Authors and stories.

  14. What a wonderful collection. Sounds like a winner to me! Thank you for sharing your great talents.

    • Hi Melanie, readers like you are the ones who allow us to pursue our passion – telling stories. Thanks.

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