I’d heard about the TV show, Yellowstone, and thought I’d give it a try.
Well, I didn’t last the entire show. It’s just not my style or idea of a western.
I like the old kind of stories that I grew up with.
The ones that had a hero.
Where good was good and bad was bad, and the good triumphed over the evil.
And that’s what I write. I believe today we need heroes and heroines. Not that stories have to be Pollyannaish, but I do like stories that end well. Happily-ever-after stories. Our world confronts us with darkness every day, and I, for one, could use a break.
Come away to the 1880s, or to a tale of a knight from the round table, or on another planet. Temporarily escape the pressures of this world and step into the worlds we create to entertain, teach, and encourage.
That’s why I write. My goal is to make readers happy and leave them feeling better than when they started my books.
My alternative to Yellowstone is my series – Montana Brides of Solomon’s Valley. It is set in Montana in the 1880s and begins with Judge Solomon Taggart in The Judge’s Bride. The judge has amassed an empire with the valley’s biggest ranch, some gold, and Shirleyville, a town he named after his late daughter.
In all his wealth, he realized he had no one to share it with or pass it on to. Women are scarce in Montana and the West, so he sends off for a mail-order bride. Add a couple of feuding families and the judge has his hands full.
The Judge’s Bride Book 1 Love Happens … Even when you have 10 kids.
Zebulon’s Bride Book 2 He wants to leave home, and then his mother orders him a bride.
The Sheriff’s Bride Book 3 Levi came to town to settle a score but was too late.
Bridgette Book 4. Bridgette is not just a pretty face.
Sarah Book 5 Her heart is broken, and then the new doctor and preacher come to town.
Cassidy Book 6 The wildest of the Howards may have met her match.
Ronan’s Bride Book 7 Ronan gets caught up in trouble he can’t get out of, and love might just be the trap that puts him behind bars.
So there you have my answer to Yellowstone. Seven books full of interesting characters, some likable, some who need a little work to get there, but all of the books will leave you feeling good.
My favorite character is Bridgette. She’s smart and has great ideas to help those in need. Of course, she has ambitions to be Queen of Montana. She keeps the town, her husband, and the judge busy with her schemes.
What about you? Do you believe we need heroes and heroines?
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I write Christian historical western romance with a little faith, fun, and always a happily-ever-after.
I am a writer, Christian first, and blessed beyond my imagination. I live in the Dallas-Ft Worth area of Texas with my wonderful treasure of a husband, my spoiled dog, Jacs, and my awesome son, Josh. Did I say I was blessed? The PacJac is from my initials and my husbands. I wouldn’t be able to write if it weren’t for him. I love adventure and the open road. The stories of the western era have always been a favorite of mine. I enjoy writing, and my goal is to write stories readers will enjoy.
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Have a blessed day,
Patricia PacJac Carroll