A New Book and Giveaway by Linda Broday!

Broday concludes the Outlaw Mail Order Bride series with a sizzling finale that features a tantalizingly slow build to intimate trust that catapults into adrenaline packed ardor.”  ~Booklist

Next week on November 24th, I’ll release the fourth and final book of my Outlaw Mail Order Brides series. I’m warning readers to put their feet in the stirrups and hang on tight because this story is full of twists, turns, and surprises as Ridge and Addie fight tooth and nail for their HEA.

Ridge Steele is an ex-preacher weary of the outlaw life on the run and yearns for someone to share his days and nights with. He’s excited when Adeline Jancy agrees to marry him sight unseen and makes arrangements.

She’s as beautiful and kind as he’d dared hope for—except she can’t speak a word. She resorts to written communication only.

The look in her pretty eyes shows sadness…and the fear that he’d send her back. Only he’d been through enough hard times to know he can’t do that to her. He’s in it for the long haul.

But married life isn’t easy. They both find it littered with one problem after another that threatens to steal their happiness and culminates in a soul-jarring fight for the justice they both seek.

I think readers will find the story very thrilling and the conclusion satisfying. From the moment Ridge and Addie walked onto the page, I knew they were perfect for each other and early reviews have stated the same. This is a book that will stay with you long after you finish.

Click HERE for an excerpt and links.

I’m sad to say goodbye to these outlaws with heart and the town of Hope’s Crossing but it’s time. I’ll start a new series called Lone Star Legends in April with the first book A COWBOY OF LEGEND. I hope you’ll like Gracie Legend’s story.

But first, give Once Upon a Mail Order Bride a try and find out how tough Ridge and Addie have to get to survive long enough to claim their love.

Here’s all four books of the series in order of their release in case you missed any or all.

I’m sure there were many men in the 1800s who’d turn away a mail order bride with any kind of impediment or deformity. My question…Would you turn her away or open your heart? I’m giving a copy of Once Upon a Mail Order Bride to TWO commenters.

**Announcement** The Mail Order Bride’s Secret is on sale across all outlets. $1.99 until Nov. 22, 2020.  Click HERE for the links and an Excerpt.




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Here in the Texas Panhandle, we do love our cowboys. There's just something about a man in a Stetson and jeans that makes my heart beat faster. I'm not much of a cook but I love to do genealogy and I'm a bit of a rock hound. I'm also a NY Times & USA Today bestselling author of historical western romance. You can contact me through my website and I'd love to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more. HAPPY READING!

64 thoughts on “A New Book and Giveaway by Linda Broday!”

    • Good morning, Charlene. I’m so happy to see you. I think most of us would do our best to love and protect them–just as Ridge does. He’d waited so long for a wife he didn’t care one iota that she wasn’t perfect. I hope you get a chance to read this. Good luck. Have a blessed day, my friend.

  1. Congratulations on the release of ONCE UPON A MAIL ORDER BRIDE. I have managed to read a couple chapters, but haven’t had enough serious time to sit down and read. I will have waiting room time over the next few weeks and am glad I will have Ridge and Adeline to keep me company. I hate to see you leave Hope’s Crossing, but am looking forward to returning to the Legend family and seeing how the children are doing.
    I hope those who have not read this series take advantage of the sale on THE MAIL ORDER BRIDE’S SECRET to find out how good the books are. Stay safe and healthy and have a good Thanksgiving.

    • I never did answer your question. I would welcome anyone with an issue and accept them until they proved their intentions were not honest and they meant someone harm. I have friends with “issues” and find they often have the kindest hearts and can be the truest friends.

      • Good morning, Pat. Man, you were up late! I understand about not having time to read much. The book will keep. Thank you for the kind words about Secrets. I’m glad Sourcebooks put it on sale so that readers who haven’t gotten it will enjoy Tait’s and Melanie’s story. Thanksgiving….it’ll be weird this year. Our family has canceled and we’re all staying put. I’m going to hate this but it’s needful. I remind myself it’s just temporary and this too shall pass. I pray you have a spirit of Thanksgiving there. I don’t know of more giving people than you and your husband. God shall richly bless you. I love you dearly.

    • Good morning, Diana! It’s wonderful to see you. I’m so happy you enjoyed my post and thank you for having an open heart for those less fortunate. Have a blessed day!

    • Good morning, Denise! Hey, a book release wouldn’t be the same without you there. We’ve had many together. Bless you for opening your heart to those most needing it. That’s the right spirit. “But for the grace of God go I.” We have to accept and love those less fortunate. Happy Thanksgiving! I pray you enjoy the holiday safely.

  2. I would like to think I’d open my arms in welcome. I love that you and other authors are really writing so many more diverse characters–love that you are reflecting with more accuracy the world, and giving us the chance to see love in its many guises. Happy newest release, Linda!

    • Good morning, flchen1! Thanks for coming and sharing my wonderful celebration. You know, there’s been a shift in the publishing community toward a more realistic world and I thank God for that. We’re not all perfect and beautiful. Ridge Steele looks beyond all that and sees the beauty of Addie’s heart as should we all in everyone we encounter. I hope you get a chance to read the book. Sending blessings and love for your Thanksgiving.

  3. I would open my arms and heart. As a disabled person, I would hope that a person would look beyond the physical to who I am on the inside.

    • Good morning, Debra! I’m so happy to see you. Thanks for coming to help me celebrate my release. Being disabled is something that happens to us, not define us. We are all beautiful in God’s eyes. I hope you get a chance to take the journey with Ridge and Addie. Sending blessing and love. Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Good morning Linda. I would open my arms to them and welcome them in. No doubt.
    I cannot wait for everyone to read this book. It is my favorite of all of yours. Addie truly stole my heart and you wrote this book with such empathy. Ridge has always intrigued me since we 1st met him in this series. He was the most gentle man and Addie was so lucky to have him as her mate. He’s hard as nails when he needed to be, but so gentle to her. Oh how my heart just fell hard and fast for him.
    Thank you for giving us this great series and these wonderful people.
    Love you and congrats on such an amazing book.

    • Good morning, Miss Tonya! Now, my day is set. I’m feeling blessed that you think this book is the best of the bunch. Ridge got his heart broken way back in Book 1 when the woman he was writing to decided to be a nun over marrying him. He was so disappointed. Having a wife to share his days with was a distant dream until Addie took him up on the offer. Even then he was afraid to hope that Addie would stay. She was afraid also. I loved writing each book of this series and creating the town of Hope’s Crossing. Such a welcoming place to live. I hope you like Gracie’s book in April and Sam Jr.’s in Sept. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and know I love you very much, sister friend. 🙂

  5. Good morning Linda,

    This was a phenomenal book. Ridge and Addie are definitely my 2 favorites in this series.

    I would say I would open my arms to anyone. However I highly doubt I would have married them the next day. Lol

    Happy release!

    • Good morning, Dale! Thanks for coming. I’m so happy that you fell in love with Ridge and Addie. Thank you for your wonderful review. I know what you mean. Welcoming would be one thing and marrying a whole different ball of wax. Ridge did it without any expectations that it would turn around. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Miss Dale. I love you dearly.

  6. Congrats on the new release.

    I would open my heart, home and arms.

    I can’t wait to return to the Legend family

    Thank you for so many hours of adventure and joy.

    • Good morning, Miss Alisa! It’s great to see you! I’ve missed you, lady. Thank you about the new release. I’m happy to share it with you. And you’re welcome for the hours of reading pleasure. I’ve loved it. This is why I write. It’s for people like you who need a place to escape life for a little while. Love you dearly. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Hi Susan P! I’m so happy you stopped by. Thank you for your thoughts and your warm heart. Everyone is indeed useful in some way. Ridge finds Addie such a woman. Blessings and love.

    • Hi Debra, bless you for opening your hearts and home to a child in need of love. You’re finding it’s so rewarding. Sending love and blessings. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  7. I would open up my heart to them. I am not the type to turn someone away just because they have problems. Everyone deserves someone to love them. Your book sound fantastic and I can’t wait to read it.

    • Quiltladyblog, I’m so happy to see you. Thank you for coming. Everyone does deserve love. I think that’s the theme of all of my books. 🙂 Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  8. Definitely, I would open my heart to them. The review written by Booklist was fantastic! Hope’s Crossing will live in my heart for a long time. In fact, I spied a calendar on Amazon that reminded me of Hope’s Crossing. Ridge and Addie have a romance that Is measured in steps of trust, kindness, faith, determination, respect, and love. Spread the word ladies, this book is awesome!

    • Dearest Kathy, I’m so happy to see you. I just opened your Thanksgiving card that came in the mail and my heart overflowed with gratefulness and love. Thank you so much for thinking of me. I do think the town of Hope’s Crossing is a special place. It sure harbored a lot of desperate people looking for a safety. It didn’t start out that way but became that with each book I wrote. I love you, dear sister friend. You are tucked in my heart. I hope you and Ron have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  9. I would open my heart. I would never turn anyone away for something like that. I love the book covers, they are lovely.

    • Hi Rita! Great to see you. I hope you’ve been well. I agree that the book covers are all very pretty. I just love each one I get. You must have a heart of gold to possibly take in someone who can’t talk. Good for you. Have a lovely afternoon.

    • Hi Caryl! Thank you for coming to read my post and for the congrats on the new book. I’m just overjoyed to share this story with readers. Have a lovely afternoon. Blessings and hugs.

    • Hi Sarah! You would be a blessed person to take in one with an impediment or otherwise at a disadvantage. Thank you so much for coming. Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. Blessings and love.

  10. Congrats on this latest release! I have had it on pre-order forever and can’t wait to read it. I hope I would be a good enough person to open my heart.

    • Hi Sally! I’m so happy to see you. Thanks for buying this book. I do hope you enjoy the story. I believe you would open your heart and take in someone like Addie. Blessings and love.

  11. Good Morning, Congratulations on your upcoming new Release , it sounds like a very good read and the cover is Beautiful! I would open my heart and welcome them.

  12. Congratulations, Linda! This looks wonderful and VERY different. I’m so excited for you and I look forward to reading this. I’ve gotten behind on my reading, but hoping to catch up some as the holidays come along. This series looks wonderful, and it’s first on my list! Love you, filly sis. Best of luck on this new release! XOXO

    • Hi Cheryl, my filly sister! Thank you for the compliment on this one. Yes, the story is very different. I have to say that I never plan to write another lead character that doesn’t talk. It was very HARD! Addie tended to disappear from the scenes. That said, I’m glad I did give her the inability to talk because the story turned out with so much more depth. Love you, dear friend. I hope you have a safe and very blessed Thanksgiving.

  13. I would definitely open my arms. Linda, I have so enjoyed this series. I am wondering if the mysterious female character who lives apart from the others will make an appearance in this book. I am intrigued by what her story could be.

    • Hi Cheryl C! Man, it’s good to have you pop in! The mysterious female character that lives apart from the rest…I think you must be talking about Eleanor Crump, the recluse in the Christmas story in In Longing for a Cowboy Christmas. If so, yes she does appear in this one and all the mystery is cleared up. She helps Addie a lot in her inability to talk. I hope you get a chance to read this one and find out Eleanor’s story. Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. Love you, lady.

  14. Sounds like a wonderful series, congrats on your newest release. I would have my arms wide open and except them for who they are!

  15. Linda, this has been a wonderful series you have written that I really enjoyed reading, will be sorry to see it end. But, I know you will write another Awesome series for us. I would open my arms to help in whatever way I could. Their is so much pain & suffering in this world & back when the West was just starting up it was really bad for everyone even the children. Everyone still upset over the North & South war & how it ended. Have a safe Thanksgiving with your family.

    • Hi Lois! It’s great to see you. I’ve missed you, lady. I think you’re right about so much pain and suffering in the Old West. Few people had access to a doctor so even little things progressed into dire situations. I love you dearly. Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.

  16. I would open up my heart to a person with a disability. I believe people were looking for companionship and eventually love. No one’s perfect. I think having someone to share your life with is more important than physical characteristics.

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